I’ll Take Middle East Conflagration for 300

This is a tough one because you don’t want to underestimate the odds of economic collapse. We have some felony grade idiots at the controls right now. Paul Krugman Dissects the Staggering Ignorance of the Trump White House. And the international money boys are starting to get a little nervous: America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump. Plus Trumpy’s head of the Nations Trade Council, Peter Navarro, may be a highly educated nutjob (where does Trumpy find these guys? Is there like a club or something?). The Most Dangerous Man in Trump World?

Of course, then you’ve got pretty good odds of an all out authoritarian power-grab. I wouldn’t short that possibility either. Yale historian warns America only has a year — maybe less — to save the republic from Trump. And you’ve got this new kid, Stephen Miller, already sounding, and, creepily, looking, like Joseph Goebbels.

“The whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” –Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller– The whole world will soon see– the powers of the President ‘will not be questioned’

Seriously, either one– Economic Collapse or full on authoritarian power-grab– is a good bet, but I’m going to stick with Middle East Conflagration.

First of all because, again, these jackasses appear to be bottom of the jackass class.

Mar-A-Lago member posts photo of himself with officer carrying the ‘nuclear football’ at Trump event This is not the move of a clever operator, my friends. And then we’ve got an intelligence community that doesn’t even trust the Commander-in-Chief: US Spies Withholding Intel from White House Because they Know Russia Is Listening. That alone jumps up the odds for the war-melt-down bet. Add to this– he has a cabinet full of warhawks who want a piece of Iran for different reasons: Another anti-Iran zealot picked for Trump’s cabinet. And: Is Trump leading the US on a warpath with Iran?

Yea, I’m going to stick with my ‘War in under six months’ bet, but it may well be a photo finish between that and economic collapse and power-grab.

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