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Duct Tape And Prayer Rugs ?

PostPosted: February 1st, 2019, 1:16 pm
by toucana
President Donald Trump’s increasingly lurid claims about the antics of so-say migrants and traffickers on the US southern border have created much extra work recently for members of his staff and the US Border Patrol.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-government-is-trying-to-turn-trumps-lies-into-truths/2019/01/28/1ad3a89e-2349-11e9-ad53-824486280311_story.html?utm_term=.4a122b834d87

Frequently reiterated statements by Trump include claims that migrant women are being bound and gagged with duct tape and driven across the border in powerful high speed cars, or that BP agents have found muslim prayer mats abandoned near the border.

A senior Border Patrol official, apparently acting on behalf of Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, emailed an urgent request to agents seeking “any information that you may have (in any format) regarding claims ‘that traffickers tie up and silence women with tape before illegally driving them through the desert from Mexico to the United States in the backs of cars and windowless vans.’ 

So far, all efforts by the BP to find or fabricate any factual evidence to buttress Trump’s conspiracy theories and falsehoods have ended in abject failure. No one had any conception of what he was talking about - until a few days ago when Rachel Maddow on MSNBC gave them a useful heads-up.

Trump’s claims are actually derived from the plot of a pot-boiler action film released last year called Sicario - The Day of The Soldado (2018). Directed by Stefan Solima, it is a sequel to an earlier film called Sicario (2015) and is a fictional thriller about the drug war on the US-Mexico border.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicario:_Day_of_the_Soldado

This sequel deals with a covert false-flag operation by the US government to incite fratricidal conflict amongst competing Mexican drug cartels. The plot includes the abduction of a woman who is tied and gagged with duct tape and driven away in a high speed car chase. It also has a sub-plot about islamic terrorists being smuggled over the border by Mexican drug traffickers as evidenced by prayer rugs found in the desert etc.

It would apppear that Donald Trump is so far gone in his cognitive decline, that he cannot tell fact from fiction, and is busy recycling plot points from a garbage D-list film, and that members of both his staff and the Border patrol are wasting time and public money trying to reverse-engineer a factual basis for this nonsense.

Re: Duct Tape And Prayer Rugs ?

PostPosted: February 1st, 2019, 1:46 pm
by PaulN
It would apppear that Donald Trump is so far gone in his cognitive decline, that he cannot tell fact from fiction, and is busy recycling plot points from a garbage D-list film,


I have friends in the NYC area, and they inform me that there is no "decline" - i.e. Trump has always been this way, and has never been much tethered to reality except in a very limited domain of selling real estate, ripping off contractors, and staying on good terms with the Mob families.

Re: Duct Tape And Prayer Rugs ?

PostPosted: February 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
by edy420
I hope that wall can hold against Decepticons.