Bad enough for other nations to use as a weapon against us in foreign policy.
Especially on the Sunday news shows
Yesterday Sen. Ben Cardin turned the raid which was used as a tool to STOP the use of weapons against civilians which are so terrifble they have NEVER BEEN USED IN COMBAT into a tool of domestic political abuse.
Cardin: We did not see ‘coherent policy’ from Trump on Syria
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) on Sunday said he has not seen a “coherent policy” from the Trump administration on how to deal with Syria.
“What we saw was a reaction to the use of chemical weapons, something I think many of us supported,” Cardin said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“But what we did not see is a coherent policy on how we’re going to deal with the civil war and also deal with ISIS.”
This is a ridiculous criticism at this point,
No men are committed.
No further action unless there are further gas attacks (and I would remind Cardin that THIS is the policy he supported all during the Obama admin)
No talk of men being committed, except, for instance by far out folks at INFOWARS who posit an impossible scenario (Congress would have to approve) based on anonymous sourcing (the same kind of sourcing we ridiculed about inner gears in the WH)
No strategy EXCEPT THAT ARTICULATED by TIllerson is needed AT THIS POINT.
- No ISIS
- No Assad
- Negotiations to determine the future of Syria
But if Trump (as it appears) is now getting material weapons support to the Kurds, all to the good.
BTW, note that the Russian/Iranian threat REALLY said that THIS TIME they are doing nothing, and that may really say, that Assad got away with this on them ONE TIME, but it won’t happen again, and if it doesn’t, then what we do (nothing) will require no action by them.
Let’s hope that they have made up their minds to TO KILL Assad in the event of another slick action by him, because I can see that prick thinking he has some advantage if the USA and Russia get into it
We couldn’t even go 6 hours before paleo isolationists on one side blasted this singular action (it had better be), and then at the 1st opportunity on a Sunday show, boom, the left opens fire.
The nation is in a RIDICULOUS condition.
Responsibility lies all around, but ESPECIALLY with a media, that goes so far as to have a major anchor actually posit that the Russians are complicit in the gas attack through Syria FOR THE EXPRESS STRATEGIC PURPOSE of making Trump (the puppet) look ‘good’.
Assad used a terror weapons BANNED worldwide, and used it against everyday people going about their own lives in a civil war. We responded as the PREVIOUS president had warned and made up our minds to do so in hours, and raided in a few days. No gas, no Tomahawks. No attack, no raid.
That’s all there is.
Enough with the conspiracy theories on both sides. America will not support another ‘Iraq’. PERIOD. It’s not going to happen, and if it did, the democrats win in 2018, and 2020. LANDSLIDES. And we’re out.
But Assad, like his father (Hama, 1982) in the midst of the mess of the ME now, needs to be gone. The Russians want influence and a base. Iranians NEEDS a land connection to Hezballah (fuck them), Kurds need a homeland, and the ‘caliphate’ needs to die and morph into SOME KIND of Sunni nation. If someone can come up with something else, let’s hear it, Cardin. Let’s set up a deal where the Russian sell out the Mullahs. THAT might be worth some easing of SOME sanctions.
Green is Kurds, Pink ISIS, Blue Assad, and Yellow is ‘rebels’, Al Nusra, AQ and every other son of a bitch. Lower left is the Israeli border, and the Israelis are now looking for a way to get injured Syrians in ALL the areas not contiguous with them, to Israeli hospitals thru Turkey. Right now Israel wants nothing more to do with this, EVEN WITH Al Nusra on their border, than getting Syrians who show up on their border, hurt, into hospitals in Israel.
I think we follow this example