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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:22 AM

Trump says 'I won't be changing my mind' on his view that brain injuries suffered by US troops

Source: Business Insider

Trump says 'I won't be changing my mind' on his view that brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran's attack are not very serious

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his assertion that the injuries suffered by US troops during an Iranian missile attack on US forces are "not very serious."

Retaliating for the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani at the hands of the US military, Iran fired over a dozen ballistic missiles at US and coalition forces in Iraq in early January. In the immediate aftermath, the president announced that "no Americans were harmed" and moved to de-escalate tensions.

Since then, the number of US troops diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries has steadily risen to 109, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Symptoms of a TBI can be slow to manifest and sometimes harder to detect than other injuries. The Department of Defense has offered this as an explanation for initial misreporting on injuries.



Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-says-wont-change-his-mind-on-troop-brain-injuries-2020-2?op=1



The doctor will see you now...

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Reply Trump says 'I won't be changing my mind' on his view that brain injuries suffered by US troops (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 13 OP
Kali Feb 13 #1
Lulu KC Feb 13 #13
greymattermom Feb 13 #2
ScratchCat Feb 13 #5
Wuddles440 Feb 13 #20
Frustratedlady Feb 13 #3
pwb Feb 13 #4
empedocles Feb 13 #7
not_the_one Feb 13 #15
Corgigal Feb 13 #6
B Stieg Feb 13 #8
Aviation Pro Feb 13 #9
brooklynite Feb 13 #11
BusyBeingBest Feb 13 #10
Midnightwalk Feb 13 #12
Lulu KC Feb 13 #14
Name removed Feb 13 #16
NCjack Feb 13 #17
Thomas Hurt Feb 13 #18
Firestorm49 Feb 13 #19
lagomorph777 Feb 13 #21
world wide wally Feb 13 #32
lagomorph777 Feb 13 #37
angrydem666 Feb 13 #22
rickyhall Feb 13 #23
keithbvadu2 Feb 13 #38
RockRaven Feb 13 #24
Bengus81 Feb 13 #25
Rider3 Feb 13 #26
Ohiogal Feb 13 #27
Vogon_Glory Feb 13 #28
CRK7376 Feb 13 #29
democrank Feb 13 #30
world wide wally Feb 13 #31
MFGsunny Feb 13 #33
IcyPeas Feb 13 #34
DBoon Feb 13 #35
maxsolomon Feb 13 #36
aka-chmeee Feb 13 #39
Collimator Feb 13 #40

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. takes one to not know one?

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Response to Kali (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:43 AM

13. Good one! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:24 AM

2. He has been told something about his brain recently.

With him, everything is personal.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:28 AM

5. No, what happened is

Trump launched the assassination attack without Putin's authorization and Putin wasn't too happy about it. Iran's response actually harmed American troops, which could have been used for justification for more attacks/escalation. But Putin doesn't want escalation right now. So Trump has to deny that any Americans were injured because otherwise there was no reason to back down if troops had been injured. So what you are seeing is Trump deny any troops were injured.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:57 AM

20. So true....

regarding Putin's likely involvement in this imbroglio! I'm sure that he conceded to a limited response by Iran in exchange for requiring them to then stand down until further notice. He doesn't want anything to disrupt his long term agenda for dramatically weakening the US by keeping Il Douche in office.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:27 AM

3. He has no concern or sympathy for anyone.

If the same had happened to Trump, he might not even notice since his brain has been damaged for years.

Brain injuries are nothing to mess with. Not so much bone spurs.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:27 AM

4. Chickenhawks would think that.

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Response to pwb (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:29 AM

7. 'Fake injuries/casualties'

Should go over big with the troops.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:51 AM

15. THAT is how we should frame the narrative...

Trump implies that soldiers are now faking brain injuries to make HIM look bad.

They are ONLY concussions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:29 AM

6. Why?

Did he read the MRIís? Oh, yeah, he doesnít read. Just plays a doctor on T.V.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:31 AM

8. Absurd...

aw, just shut up, "Commander-in-Grift."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

9. When he finally hits the big Fed prison

I'm sure he'll feel that way after he's brained by a 6'7", 295lb inmate.

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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:41 AM

11. No, he'd be in the same weight class, and the flab would provide a cushion...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:40 AM

10. I mean, it's not like they're bone spurs or something serious like that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:42 AM

12. It didn't happen and he's not at fault

The denial is partly to take the focus on his role in the situation.

Over 100 American soldiers have been treated for traumatic brain injuries following Iranís missile strike on Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq. The strike came in retaliation for the killing of Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian Quds Force commander, which has become a rhetorical staple of President Trumpís re-election campaign.

At the time, most of the American reaction to the strike ó which included about a dozen ballistic missiles, some carrying upward of 1,100 pounds of high explosives ó was muted gratitude that it was limited, there were no American casualties, and there would be no spiral of escalation.

[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/opinion/iran-us-trump.html|]

I think many of us were relieved it didnít escalate further, but 109 brain injuries is a high price to pay for a poorly thought out assassination. Regardless of whether suleimani deserved it, these soldiers are collateral damage.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:44 AM

14. He can't change something he doesn't have n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:51 AM

17. IQ-#45 is not sufficiently intelligent to read the medical assessments

and change his mind.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

18. In his twisted world TBI means weakness and cowardice.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:52 AM

19. A comment made by someone seriously brain damaged himself.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:59 AM

21. Nothing Turd says is breaking news. He's broken, not breaking.

Might as well just write every headline as "Turd just said another insanely stupid piece of nonsense. No details (worth mentioning) at 11:00."

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:04 PM

32. When new breaks in Trump World, it stays broken

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:33 PM

37. Giuliani's slogan: "When news breaks, we fix it."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:05 PM

22. Trump can't change...

what he doesn't have.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:13 PM

23. So now the idiot think he's brain surgeon.

"I'm the best there ever is."

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 02:46 PM

38. Trained by Ben Carson?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:15 PM

24. Good! Double down, triple down on being a shit-bag. That's fine.

Alienate as many voters as possible, Dotard.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:17 PM

25. More of Republicans like Trump "supporting the troops"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

26. Of course...

that'll make him be wrong, and he's never wrong...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:21 PM

27. He knows more about

Traumatic brain injuries than doctors do ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:26 PM

28. And it's Tommy this, and Tommy that

And where was Donnie
When the guns began to fire?
When the guns began to fire, boys
When the guns began to fire?

In a snow-White mansion, boys
In a house all painted white
Nursing his aching bone-spurs
Nursing his bone spurs.

(With apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:44 PM

29. Paging Dr Trump

Dr Trump will see you now.......oh wait, he's not a doctor and he has never been on the receiving end of a rocket attack....COWARD is what he is.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:47 PM

30. Freaking Barco-Lounger chickenhawk POS.

So easy for him to announce ďnot very seriousĒ, all this TBI stuff. So easy for him to sit back and spew this crap about these injured soldiers. Bone spurs....thatís the real serious stuff!

Trump is a disgusting world-wide embarrassment.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:01 PM

31. Just because he has lived with a brain injury his entire life

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:07 PM

33. This pathological MF45's behavior pattern is totally predictable ...

.... (select all that apply)

1. I didn't do it.

2. Even if I had done it, it was right.

3. How could a stable genius like me be wrong? (Does "stable" here stand for its common contents, like horsesh*t?) Asking for another genius.

4. If you think I'm wrong, you're a disgrace.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:07 PM

34. oh, the irony...... /nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:11 PM

35. "what a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that

quote from Dan Quayle, who started the stupid republican trend

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:32 PM

36. TBI iseems like a basic condition of warfare. If it was "serious", then you couldn't use bombs.

Trump's not going to get in that box.

From my layman's perspective:
TBI = concussion.
The repercussions (pun - LOL) from repeated TBIs are what the NFL is dealing with now. CTE.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:05 PM

39. Maybe there could be a "twofer"

Hannity could be waterboarded(finally!) and a Trump demonstration of how injuries from near proximity to large explosions are harmless.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:19 PM

40. As has been suggested. . .

This is a weird variation of "The blind leading the blind."

Or rather, "The brain injured evaluating the brain injured."

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