Well American nationalism enjoyed a good two-month run, but all things eventually return to dust. Did you think the good times would just go on forever? Maybe if you’re the CEO of a military supply vendor, they will. For the rest of us it looks like bombs are back on the menu boys.
I’m not going to bore you with lugubrious keening about Trump’s precision pivot from principled non-interventionism to shoot it if ya got it militarism. But I might bore you with my own frank amazement at some of the callow braying coming from his clutch. This piece in particular leads me to wonder about the potentially deleterious effects of hair gel on IQ.
Donald Trump’s decision to launch a cruise missile attack on Syria proved he is not in league with Russia and will not be “pushed around” by Vladimir Putin, the US President’s son has told The Daily Telegraph.
Eric Trump said his father was not intimidated by President Putin’s talk of war, and there would be “no-one harder” than President Trump if they “cross us”.
The Russian Conspiracy is an entirely media-concocted fabrication. It was was grown out of liberal manure used to divert attention from the unsavory content of DNC Emails, and then tossed on Trump’s porch to see if any of it would stick to his shoes. Responses like those above imply that the President is consciously making decisions about military conflicts based on whether they can be used to counteract a baseless accusation of his political enemies. Surely it doesn’t require a sub-billionaire in the un-mapped wilderness between the coasts to point out how much control over his actions this hands his opponents.
If I know you will frantically try to prove you’re not what I just called you, then whether you realize it or not I own you. So if I want war with Russia, then guess what: you’re Putin’s puppet. Prove otherwise or we’ll all know it’s true.
You might also recall Eric Trump was the sibling who suggested that David Duke deserved a bullet. Whatever you may think of Duke, I’m unaware of what crime he has committed that merits capital punishment. If that crime is racial advocacy, then the younger Trump is going to find his sidearm smoking from the abundant agitation boutiques in his father’s new city.
He (Eric Trump) also confirmed that President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airbase to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a nerve gas attack last week was influenced by the reaction of his sister Ivanka, who said she was “heartbroken and outraged” by the atrocity.
Eric, please stop making that talking noise. The heartbreak and outrage of your sister are not rational premises for such decisions. It diminishes the presumption of your father’s lucidity to imply that they are. Would Ivanka be heartbroken and outraged to learn that elements in this civil war may have manipulated the American tendency to act out of heartbreak and outrage? Could she perhaps withold her demands for a non-heartbreaking missile fusillade until at least CNN can get the last lie out of its mouth? I wonder if Franz Ferdinand had a heartbroken sister?
But it’s unfair to criticize Eric alone. There’s plenty of gelled gray heads making similar points.
Ahead of the G7 meeting in Italy, (Secretary of State) Tillerson said the Nazi atrocities of the Second World War would “serve as an inspiration to us all” as he visited a memorial in Italy to 560 people, including 130 children, massacred by the Waffen-SS in 1944.
He said: “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.”
Nazis? What a truly unique tool of the modern human psyche. There’s simply no appetite of man that can’t be rationalized by invocation of 20th century German national socialism. As his stunned bride walked in on Tom plumbing the neighbor’s wife, he leaped from the bed to proclaim “It is only through the bonds of cunnilingus that we can be assured Nazi atrocities will never stain the Earth again!” Umm, honey?
The US State Department said it did not expect imminent regime change, and its immediate priority was stabilising Syria.
However, a White House spokesman said last night: “If you gas a baby, you’re going to see a reaction from this President.”
And when the White House states that it will mechanically respond like an organ grinder’s monkey whenever someone gasses a baby, what has it just assured itself of occurring with increasing frequency in the future?
Ahmed: Die Ibrahim!
Ibrahim: Die Ahmed!
Ahmed: Hey, Ibrahim just gassed a baby! I’ve got pictures!
It’s all a bit disappointing, and we haven’t even nuked the Norks yet. Though it appears that wait won’t be for long. Maybe I can get in a romp with the neighbor’s wife before their retaliatory EMP cuts out my Internet. I’ll photoshop some gassed Syrians in his backyard if the husband wants to make something of it.