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Donald Trump Is Dangerous, Unstable, Wants To Take Over Middle East Oil Fields With Military Force

April 18, 2011

If this story does not make you embarrassed to be an American tonight….

I stated last night that Donald Trump is not prepared to be President of the United States.

I offer this as Exhibit 1…2…and 3 to make my case.

I am sure that if we followed the outrageous proposal offered by Donald Trump the nations in question would greet us as liberators…right?!!

Let us understand one thing before we go further.

There is a sick perception within the minds of people like Trump that America somehow is at the center of the world, and whatever is good for us should be fine for everyone else.  Well NUTS to that!

We do not own the oil fields, and if those nations want to ratchet the price up to the heavens, so be it.  That the oil-producing nations have no interest in world-wide economic decline means they also have no desire to make the price of oil beyond the world’s ability to purchase.    OPEC is not crazy, or out-of-line.  They are no different from the corporate types that Republicans love to defend in America. 

America has had more than one chance to make a serious move away from oil but chose each time to duck the hard choices and take the easy route.  Now things are getting more dicey and Trump wants to take over oil field in the Middle East.

Trump tries to somehow make it seem the oil fields would just be in America’s hands by magic.  There is no way the oil fields could be taken and safeguarded without U.S. military force, and Trump knows that. 

There is no way to paint this whole story as anything but a very sick attempt at making a headline for Donald Trump.

I had a feisty 35 minute sit-down with Donald Trump today in which he dug in on the “birther” controversy, answered Club for Growth’s charge that he is a “liberal,” talked about a possible independent run and answered your questions.

But we began with his get tough approach on gas prices:

Trump: Look at what’s going on with your gasoline prices. They’re going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, “Fellas, it’s time.  It’s over.  You’re not going to do it anymore.”  I don’t know if you saw yesterday, Saudi Arabia came out and said very strongly there’s plenty of oil.  “We’re going to cut back.”  You know what cutting back means?  They’re going to drive up the price even further.

Stephanopoulos: So, what would you do to back up that threat?

Trump: Oh, it’s so easy George.  It’s so easy.  It’s all about the messenger.  They wouldn’t even be there if it wasn’t for us.  If it weren’t for us, they wouldn’t be there.  These 12 guys sit around a table and they say, “Let’s just screw the United States.”  And frankly, the rest of the world.

Stephanopoulos: And so finish this sentence.  “If you don’t produce more oil…”

Trump: Look. I’m going to look ‘em in the eye and say, “Fellas, you’ve had your fun.  Your fun is over.”


Stephanopoulos: So, you would threaten to take away that [security] protection?

Trump: Oh, absolutely.  Absolutely.  Let’s– let me tell you something.  Oil prices might go down.  Because there’s plenty of oil, all over the world.  Ships at sea.  They don’t know where to dump it.  I saw a report yesterday.  There’s so much oil, all over the world, they don’t know where to dump it.  And Saudi Arabia says, “Oh, there’s too much oil.”  They– they came back yesterday.  Did you see the report?  They want to reduce oil production.  Do you think they’re our friends?  They’re not our friends.

And Trump was even more specific on what he would do with the Iraq oil fields: seize them.

Trump: George, let me explain something to you.  We go into Iraq.  We have spent thus far, $1.5 trillion.  We could have rebuilt half of the United States.  $1.5 trillion.  And we’re going to then leave.  So, in the old days, you know when you had a war, to the victor belong the spoils.  You go in.  You win the war and you take it.

Stephanopoulos: It would take hundreds of thousands of troops to secure the oil fields.

Trump: Excuse me.  No, it wouldn’t at all.

Stephanopoulos: So, we steal an oil field?

Trump: Excuse me.  You’re not stealing.  Excuse me.  You’re not stealing anything.  You’re taking– we’re reimbursing ourselves– at least, at a minimum, and I say more.  We’re taking back $1.5 trillion to reimburse ourselves

5 Comments
  1. Robbin Harper permalink
    May 1, 2011 9:20 PM

    When even jackasses like Bill O’Reilly are openly stating that Trump’s lunatic, delusional approach to foreign affairs would lead to World War III (a conclusion that would be reached by any second grader) there’s trouble in River City. The scary thing is there are lots of stupid gullible people (in both parties) who might buy into his “easy solutions” that are delusional and dangerous. It’s time to stop laughing. Dangerous leaders have come into power in the past and can again. Those who promise easy answers and rile up the egos of the small-minded with talk about glory/respect for their nation are the truly dangerous ones. Trump 2012 is such a horrible prospect for our country and the world. Wake up people.

    So O’Reilly (even numb nuts Glenn Beck is disgusted and laughing at Trumps lunatic “ideas” about foreign policy) has the sense to say that Trump’s approach to foreign affairs would cause World War III… but the idiot goes on to say that Trump MUST know this, and concludes that he is therefore saying these things to be provocative… as part of a grand strategy. And he somehow finds this acceptable. The Republican party is a whole lot crazier than we thought.

    You tube video “Donald Trump Closer to Running for President?? – FOX O’Reilly 04-20-2011” is just one source of the insanity.

  2. R. Hicks permalink
    April 26, 2011 5:34 PM

    This publication should be the one ASHAMED here. MANY MANY MANY countries owe the U.S. tons of money for past wars/liberations and aid given to help stabalize their economys, once the fight is over. We have paid for their welfare with American taxpayers money, and more importantly American Troops BLOOD. They owe us big time. Call in the tabs these countries all owe us, for services performed. Clear the debt. owed to China, and be done with it. If NOT, then by all means “YES” start siezing assets. Trumph’s statement isn’t that bad.

  3. Deborah permalink
    April 23, 2011 3:34 AM

    First Sarah Palin, then Michele Bachmann, NOW Donal “excuse-me” Trump?!
    How embarassing for not only the republicans, but for the rest of us in the United States, as well! If I didn’t fear their ignorance so much it would be funny…
    Ignorance spreads. For those of us who know our history, we know ignorance is an extremely dangerous element in a society. DONALD TRUMP may have intelligence in
    certain areas, but in my opinion he is the epitomy of IGNORANCE.
    From this moment forward I will change my channel when Donald Trump is being interviewed. I find him discusting. Thank you for letting me voice my opinion!

  4. smarmy permalink
    April 18, 2011 8:59 PM

    Actually Trump is being shockingly honest. Drudgereport just posted a link to:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/secret-memos-expose-link-between-oil-firms-and-invasion-of-iraq-2269610.html

    “Plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world’s largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show.” ..

    In which it seems Trump is not an innovator, but is really a follower in this type of scheme, ask BP shareholders how well it works.

    “The 20-year contracts signed in the wake of the invasion were the largest in the history of the oil industry. They covered half of Iraq’s reserves – 60 billion barrels of oil, bought up by companies such as BP and CNPC (China National Petroleum Company), whose joint consortium alone stands to make £403m ($658m) profit per year from the Rumaila field in southern Iraq.”

  5. Montana permalink
    April 18, 2011 8:43 PM

    The GOP is like the “Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” (“W” Wars), big talk no courage.

    The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We’re apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it’s not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.

    Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our unions!), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what the “Chicken Littles” keep saying about our nation. Never Bet Against the United States!

    Our current President travelled under a USA passport long before he was elected President, but I guess the quacky BIRTHERS, must believe that the USCIS – United States Passport was in on the lie, please, grow up, you are wrong! Remember when some contractors were busted during the “George W. Bush” administration for looking at our current President passport file (how quick you forget).
    http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2008/03/20/obamas_passport_files_hacked/

    The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate!
    Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS presented any credible proof that will standup in court? Answer: No
    Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS won any Court Cases? Answer: No
    They are just mainly backward, uneducated, white people who HATE our half black President.

    The majority of the voting public ask “where the proof”, show some proof BIRTHERS or the voting majority will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

    Still, I really hope one of these retreads and blowhards runs for president, not because they have a chance of winning but because I like to see the train wreck that they will cause.

    Faux News Candidates:
    former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ”The I graduated Early”,
    former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. “The I Love The Interns”,
    former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee “The Huckster Reverend”,
    former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. “The I Love the Gays”,
    former UN Ambassador John Bolton “The I Love The War ”

    I Finance Myself:
    real estate celebrity developer, Donald Trump, “I took my Casino into Bankruptcy, just imagine where I can Take the US”
    former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “The Flip-Flopping Fudger”,
    former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “The I Am Not My “Dumb Ass” Brother”,

    Employed Long Shots:
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “The History, I Don’t Need No Stink’n History”,
    Mississippi Gov./ former tobacco lobbyist, Haley Barbour “The last White Hope”

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