Thursday, April 6, 2017

Statement from Your Brilliant President on Syria

"I think what Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes. It shouldn't have happened. It shouldn't be allowed to happen," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. "I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. He's there, and I guess he's running things, so something should happen."


"I don't want to mention that," Trump said when asked if he told members of Congress he plans to take military action. "But the answer is no, I haven't."


Defense Secretary James Mattis will lead Trump through his available options [at Mar-A-Lago], including what the potential consequences for military action could be.

The White House official confirmed that in addition to Mattis, three other Cabinet secretaries are currently in Mar-a-Lago, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Again, I ask: Why are we paying extra to guard Mar-A-Lago?  Does it not take extra details to guard the president in a very public place?  What the hell is wrong with the White House?  It doesn't have a Trump restaurant and rooms to let to people who would like to be in proximity to the US president, robbing him of a rich source of income, eh?

The Syrian government says it did not attack with chemical weapons, but that it bombed an IS stronghold that was holding chemical weapons. The difference is nothing to the affected civilians, but if true, it begs the question: Are there other chemical weapons stores being held by IS forces, and if so, could coalition or Russian forces not do the same thing?

Also, it's not like we haven't already been engaged militarily in Syria.  But to read news reports, you'd think we've just been sitting on the sidelines watching. Still, it can get worse. Much worse.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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