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Episode 357 Scott Adams: Explaining the Syria Withdrawal in a Way CNN Will Not Understand

Topics: 

  • President Trump’s campaign promise: We’ll get out of Syria
    • President Trump’s request for exit plan 8 months ago
    • CNN: exit is random, impulsive, arbitrary

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Episode 349 Scott Adams: Merry Christmas, The Economy and End of Wars

Topics: 

  • Stock market is sinking…why?
    • Democrats taking control of the house?
    • Fed raising rate in middle of a trade war with China?
    • Fake news driving market fears?
  • Laundry list counter-strategy
    • What’s your number one reason, your strongest argument?
    • Debunk the “best” reason…then stop
  • Saudi Arabia commits to protect the Kurds
  • President Trump might end 5 wars in his first term
    • 1. Yemen
    • 2. North Korea
    • 3. Syria
    • 4. Afganistan
    • 5. Iran support for bad actors reined in
  • As long as employment numbers are good…everything is fine
    • Employment is the most predictive variable
  • When did LOL become an argument or reason?
  • Potential “kill shot” for Chuck Schumer…
    • Hey Chuck, stop making it personal
    • Deny Trump a win, regardless of border security needs?
  • PROPOSAL: Add a word to the forbidden word list
    • Let’s add “Nazi” to the list of socially banned words
    • “Nazi” is a deeply offensive thing to call white people
    • We should consider this a second socially banned “N-word”
  • 40% of world was in “extreme poverty” in Reagan’s day
    • Today, extreme poverty is only 9%
  • Why are we enemies with Russia?
    • Are we just used to being enemies with each other?
    • Why do the US and Russia perpetually poke each other?
    • Is it just business/economic competition?

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Episode 347 Scott Adams: Comparing Tweets by AOC and POTUS, Talk About Mattis, 2020, Blight Ideas

Topics: 

  • AOC tweet, 42,000 retweets, 170,000 likes in 24 hours
    • Provocative thought, popular, gets your attention
    • Her Twitter game is seriously strong
    • She’s tweeting what people are thinking, she has game
  • POTUS tweet, sets an “elite trap”, Dale explains
    • Has meat for the haters, humor for the lovers
    • Persuasive words that slide through cognitive filters
  • CNN “power ranking” of Democrat Presidential candidates
    • Kamala and Beto are the top two candidates
    • CNN is seeking to make Kamala and Beto the candidates
    • CNN is brainwashing away from top voter preference, Biden
  • Wikileaks claims General Mattis is planning to run for President
    • If true, his resignation is timely, strategic
    • Reportedly, Turkey’s Erdogan on phone, said why are we in Syria?
    • President Trump put the question to Bolton…
    • then decided it’s time for us to leave Syria
  • NOTE: Periscope glitch, video cuts off at begin of Blight Authority

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Episode 345 Scott Adams: The Steel Slat Barrier, Google Images Update, and Syria

Topics: 

  • Chuck Schumer now stuck in a great trap by President Trump
    • President wants strong border security…like everyone
    • Chuck wants to deny a President Trump “win”
  • Google offending images update
    • As of this morning, they are all gone, thank you!
  • Leaving Syria, possibly the greatest example of leadership ever seen
    • How is it that suddenly everyone became a Syria expert?
    • Weighing options, managing risk, creative solutions

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Episode 344 Scott Adams: The Wence Funding, Kurds in the Way, Mattis, Gatwick Drones

Topics: 

  • The Wence gets 5.7B from the house, now for the Senate
  • The “baseline noise” that forces President Trump to go big
  • General Mattis wrote a scathing letter and quit over Syria
    • CNN now supports unauthorized wars, like Syria
  • Will Turkey slaughter our allies when we leave Syria?
    • President Trump failing an ally? Does that sound likely?
    • Where is the UN on this topic?
  • Iran will be worse off when we pull out of Syria fight against ISIS
    • Russia and Israel will take over for US, and be effective
  • The markets are down because of UNCERTAINTY
    • Jobs are always the key
    • Jobs are strong and unemployment is low
  • “Steel Slats”…is that a wall or a fence?
    • Call it a wence so both sides are happy

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Episode 343 Scott Adams: Part 1 of 2 Syria, The Wence, AOC Complains About Fake News

Topics: 

  • Note: This is Part 1 of 2
  • Pulling out of Syria
    • Is this part of a bigger play happening in the Middle East?
    • Watch for Iran to become flexible soon
  • Turkey is not likely to slaughter our Kurd allies, if we leave Syria
  • CNN named journalist of the year, made up 17 of 60 stories
  • Politico hit piece on AOC and fake news anonymous sources
    • Trump gets called a dictator for attacking the media
    • Are the media objective honest brokers of facts?
  • Who DOESN’T want strong border control?
    • Dems and GOP both have stated they want it
    • The difference is the technology they want to employ
  • Even CNN is willing to credit the President for prison reform bill
    • Tremendous civil rights step forward for America
  • There’s something very special about President Trump…
    • His personality allows him to accomplish the “impossible” 
    • North Korea, Prison Reform, Trade Deals so far
    • The Wence and Middle East improvement on deck?

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Episode 207 Scott Adams: Nike, The Upcoming False Flag Attack in Syria, Jeff Sessions

Topics: 

  • Colin Kaepernick fits the Nike brand
  • Syria and the potential for a false flag operation
  • Is President Trump allowed to have an opinion on Jeff Sessions?
  • Does Putin have dirt on President Trump?
  • When robots make robots…will it guarantee Socialism?

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Episode 57: CNN’s Coverage of North Korea and Israel’s War with Iran

  • Release of the 3 Americans held hostage by North Korea
  • Iranian missiles from Syria and Israel’s response

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Did Syria use Chemical Weapons in Khan Shaykhun?

According to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Syrian citizens were exposed to sarin, a chemical weapon, in April of 2017 in the Khan Shaykhun area of Syria. The OPCW didn’t visit the site of the attack, but they did interview people and examine materials that came from the area.

The OPCW did not say who was responsible for the Sarin exposure. That wasn’t their job.

Ambassador Nikki Haley put out a press release saying the OPCW report is “… concluding that the chemical weapon sarin or a sarin-like substance was used in the attack.

Notice Haley’s replacement of “sarin” from the OPCW report with “sarin or a sarin-like substance” for her press release. That’s a tell. It means Haley has some reason to be skeptical that sarin was involved. If the OPCW is willing to call it sarin, why hedge? 

The OPCW does not offer an opinion on who was responsible for the exposure, or even that it came from an “attack.” Yet somehow Nikki Haley knows the chemicals came from a “chemical weapons attack.” Russia claims an airstrike on a nearby storage facility accidentally released deadly gas. But Russia is less credible than CNN, so that doesn’t mean anything.

Perhaps the United States has reliable evidence connecting the gas on the ground to an actual attack, but we citizens haven’t seen it. We did learn that a Syrian jet bombed the area at the time of the chemical exposure. But I don’t believe anyone found bomb fragments with sarin, or anything that conclusive. If so, we haven’t seen that evidence.

We are also asked to believe that Syria is planning “another” attack from the same place as the last one, while we watch every step of the way, using drones and whatnot. Does that sound like something a dictator does when he is on the brink of winning and – this is the best part – the only way he can lose from this strong position is by senselessly using chemical weapons?

Well, maybe. But Syria’s Assad and his Russian mentors don’t seem crazy to me. Brutal, sure. Liars, sure. But crazy? I haven’t seen evidence of that yet.

Apparently Assad has used chemical weapons in the past. If the event that leads to his demise is a manufactured story about his continued use of chemical weapons, I won’t feel any moral outrage. He has it coming. And I assume there is some military/strategic/negotiating advantage for the United States that comes from labelling Assad a repeat user of chemical weapons. So I still have confidence in the United States military leadership. 

But I automatically doubt any claim that comes from a war zone. This one is less credible than most. 

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Trusting Your Government in a Time of War

President Trump’s critics and supporters agree on one thing: Our new president has a history of “stretching” the truth whenever there is some advantage in doing so, and sometimes even when there is not. You might say he is famous for playing loose with the facts. We all expect a high degree of “hyperbole” from President Trump, to put it kindly. He gets away with it because barely-enough Americans believe his intentions are in line with America’s best interests.

The odd exception to our universal understanding of President Trump’s mode of operation is his claim that he is totally certain Assad was responsible for the chemical attack on his own people last week. The President’s critics and most of his supporters believe President Trump when he suggests that our military can track any plane in Syria and know what that plane did to whom.

Do you believe that?

I have it on good authority that the United States can track and identify aircraft in Syria. But does that mean we are watching (or recording) every plane at every minute, and we also know what ordinance they dropped?

Do you believe, for example, that our military can identify Syrian jets doing a normal bombing run at the same time as a hobby-sized ISIS drone drops some sarin gas in the blast zone? Can our satellites see that?

Or suppose rebels lobbed an artillery shell with sarin into a village that was being bombed at the same time. Would our satellites and drones and AWACS pick up the incoming round?

Maybe.

But my experience of life is that literally nothing works that well.

Or to put it another way, if we could do shit like that, the war would be over in a week. We’d know who every player on the ground was, and what they were doing, at all times. Heck, if we can detect a hobby-sized drone with a gas canister strapped to its belly from outer space, we don’t need boots-on-the-ground to beat ISIS. We can kill everyone who needs killing from the sky.

Generally speaking, the information you get from a war zone is fiction. You wouldn’t want it any other way. The Commander-in-Chief has to simultaneously manage public opinion and a military conflict. In the context of war, misinformation can be a useful tool. History would give a free pass to any president who misled the public in the interest of national security. 

My view is that the public will never know for sure who was behind the Syrian gas attack. But I also think it doesn’t matter because most of the world believes Assad was behind it. And that created options for Trump to get an advantage in Syria while simultaneously “negotiating” with China, North Korea, Russia, Congress, the American public, world opinion, Iran, Israel, and anyone else who is watching.

Some critics have pointed out that launching 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles is expensive. But it is starting to look like a good investment, at least so far. That could change, of course.

It is entirely possible that Assad launched the gas attacks to test for a U.S. reaction. Perhaps our military does have 100% certainty about the source of the attack. All I’m saying is that war-related claims have no credibility by their very nature. And in this specific case, the truth is irrelevant. What matters is that the allegation of Assad’s guilt opened new strategic options at a reasonable cost, and President Trump jumped on them.

That’s all we know for sure.


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