In a recent interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (clearly not a “Liberal shill”), our President defended Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin’s murder of journalists and political opponents, saying, “There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”
Is Mr. Trump being coy? Or does he honestly see no difference between such things as the military operation against Osama bin Laden—or even the CIA-backed attempted Cold-War assassination of Patrice Lamumba—and the murder of domestic journalists and political opponents?
These are questions that should alarm all Americans, regardless of political party. Especially considering Mr. Trump’s choice of National Security Adviser. Given the NSA’s authorization to assassinate even US citizens without due process (by Barak Obama’s DOJ), the selection of retired Gen. Michael T. Flynn (who is documented as promoting false news and conspiracy theories) is of particular concern.
With Vladimir Putin’s ascent as a Russian strong man, and our own President’s personal admiration for Putin, can Mr. Trump be trusted to exercise the power to kill?
America’s tradition of personal freedom hangs on the answer.