Lion of the Blogosphere

Strike against Syria!

I suppose for the next week, the MSM is going to be praising Trump instead of attacking him for being, among other things, “authoritarian,” even though this and the previous military strikes are the only authoritarian things he’s actually done as President.

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE

No one on CNN is critical of the strike, but they are still mostly salivating over what Mueller is going to do to Trump’s lawyer.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 13, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in International

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  1. Keep an eye on the headlines and have a plan to get away from both major cities and military/university facilities.

    Everyone is going to die.

    This is exactly what I voted against.

    bobbybobbob

    April 13, 2018 at EST pm

  2. Prediction: MSM will not praise Trump.
    Easy money, I know.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    April 13, 2018 at EST pm

  3. The Democrats and their media lackeys always sign on to these adventures when they are popular but when the common people tire of them, they claim they were always against them or were tricked into them or the president somehow ran the adventure foolishly—thus the Democrats avoid any responsibility. Since the Democrats control all the institutions (media, academe, deep state) they can be made to appear to be on the popular side of any issue, so their actions are without risk, like big banks who can take big risks and, if the risk results in a major loss, have the taxpayers make them whole.

    Gozo

    April 13, 2018 at EST pm

  4. Nice, new and “smart”! Merca fuck yeah!

    Two in the Bush

    April 14, 2018 at EST am

  5. After all its bluster over the last few days, Russia decided to sit this one out. They’re going to the UNSC instead, where Haley has already said the US will ignore any resolution it doesn’t like.

    Could this be a major policy shift by Putin? Has he decided there is no future to the Syria adventure?

    bob sykes

    April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • “Has he decided there is no future to the Syria adventure?”

      Trying to civilize crazy violent Muslims has proven to be a fruitless military endeavor for everyone involved.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • Russia is in Syria to distract its population from the domestic problems and corruption by rallying them around a patriotic war. May end up badly for Putin.

        Yakov

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

    • Seems to me there is obvious room here for a back-room deal. The US doesn’t really care all that much about Syria so long as (1) ISIS is kept down; (2) chemical weapons are not used; (3) bordering countries are not dragged into the conflict; (4) Hezbollah doesn’t take over; and (5) there isn’t wholesale genocide. Russia mainly wants to have a secular client state in Syria.

      So I would guess that Trump and Putin had a friendly chat and worked this out in advance.

      fortaleza84

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • The end game is to take Syria, as we did with Iraq.

        Dorian

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • “(4) Hezbollah doesn’t take over”

        This is where the problem is, if you generalize “Hezbollah” to “Iranian proxies”.

        IHTG

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

      • “The end game is to take Syria, as we did with Iraq.”

        It hardly seems worth the trouble. What’s your evidence?

        fortaleza84

        April 15, 2018 at EST pm

    • Either that or Putin is a willing straw man who will facilitate a Western takeover of Syria via ultimate military failure wrapped in a lot of bluster and show. I know that this is a stretch, but I think it is possible.

      Remember that we don’t know a whole lot about Putin. Syria is full of Arabs. Russia is not. They are closer to us than they are the Syrians, ignoring geostrategy for a moment. Not ignoring geostrategy, Russia is mostly taiga wasteland. That’s always been its problem. The only useful part of the Eurasia starts at the southern Belorussian border and ends down at the Georgian border, and then runs from the same southern Belorussian border latitude line over to Mongolia. In one sense, it is a lot of farmland. In another, what’s its purpose? To feed the Russians who reside in the low production Taiga? Russia is a buffer state between China and the West, and I believe little more in the highest sense. What it does, ultimately, I believe, has entirely to do with whether it is defending China against the West or the West against China. That should give us our answer on what Russia’s true goal in he Near East is.

      Dorian

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  6. I am enjoying the Fox split on this. Tucker Carlson is steadfastly opposed to military action in Syria, as is Laura Ingraham, although she’s probably less passionate. Hannity is supportive of the strike in a support Trump/troops kind of way. Commentators Sebastian Gorka (pro war) clashed with military analyst Col. Douglas MacGregor on Ingraham’s show last night. Pretty good theater.

    I wish we hadn’t done this. Finally, the leftists have a point on their constant drumbeat that “Trump betrayed you stupid hicks.”

    Mike Street Station

    April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • Did he though, or did the Neocons just get played? Initial reports on the ground are zero Syrian casualties, only three minor injuries, and no damage to any military installations. Only loss is three minor, non-military buildings that were science/educational in nature. Syrians are celebrating on the streets. Assad in much stronger position today than he was yesterday. Looks like Trump took the fake chemical attack and responded with a fake airstrike. It was 4D chess all along.

      PerezHBD

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • See what’s a free thinking forum 😉

      Bruno

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • Finally, the leftists have a point on their constant drumbeat that “Trump betrayed you stupid hicks.”

      Almost every single appointment was a GOPe hack and therefore a betrayal. That was day one stuff. You’re living in a fantasy world.

      Magnavox

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • Granted that appointments were mostly establishment types, but there simply wasn’t anyone else. With the exception of Jeff Sessions, virtually none of the elected Republican Party or usual establishment suspects were in any way Trumpists. The movement outraced the usual people at the top who could fill those top jobs.

        Mike Street Station

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • He should have appointed Democrats to a lot of the positions.

        Magnavox

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

      • And I know next to nothing about the republican bench , but even I know about Kris Kobach, who didn’t get anything.

        Magnavox

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

    • He didn’t because most people who voted for Trump voted based on immigration and trade. I don’t dispute that most Trump voters are anti war but it isn’t a priority to the overwhelming majority of them. And even if it was a priority, Trump is still a lot less hawkish than Hillary.

      The internet Trump supporters are overwhelmingly Syria Firsters who have developed a genuine love for Assad over the years, but most Trump voters really don’t care about Syria or Assad.

      I agree that any US involvement is a mistake but Trump has done a good job of not expanding it beyond what he inherited.

      Otis the Sweaty

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • I don’t dispute that most Trump voters are anti war but it isn’t a priority to the overwhelming majority of them.

        And Trump didn’t run as an isolationist.

        Those who are greatly upset about the cruise missile attack should try something new like paying attention.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • What TUJ said.

        gda

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Wasn’t there a cruise missile attack several months ago that the alt-right went nutz about but it had no effect? This might be the same.

        gothamette

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • What TUJ said.

        Yes.

        Wasn’t there a cruise missile attack several months ago that the alt-right went nutz about but it had no effect?

        That was last April’s bombing run against Assad.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 15, 2018 at EST pm

      • “That was last April’s bombing run against Assad.”

        So maybe this is the same. Much ado about not much?

        gothamette

        April 15, 2018 at EST pm

      • Much ado about not much?

        Correct. And nobody who got it wrong the first time knows what they’re talking about for the repeat.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 16, 2018 at EST pm

    • He didn’t betray anyone. Syria was always and is always going to be a target for any administration, as is the rest of the near east / central Asia until it is under our control.

      The start of this was not ISIS. The start of this harkens back well before any of our lifetimes. However, to reference events near our lifetimes: what was the end result of WWI beyond Germany? What was the end result of WWII beyond Germany? What is Israel’s primary purpose? Do you really believe that Britain reluctantly gave it up to a handful of Israeli terrorists, being still heavily armed and mobile for war following WWII?

      If candidates aren’t aware of the context before being elected (many are), then they are read in after. The only mopes in the game are those who don’t know anything. That isn’t their fault. However, they will always be disappointed if they are expecting a deescalation of war in that region. Last, deescalating war in that region isn’t in most of their interests (depending on their nation of origin), as distasteful as that is.

      Dorian

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • ” Do you really believe that Britain reluctantly gave it up to a handful of Israeli terrorists, being still heavily armed and mobile for war following WWII?”

        I do. Everyone thought the Israelis would be crushed by the Arabs in 1949. No one thought the nascent Israeli state would last 2 weeks, much less double the size of what it was awarded in the partition plan.

        gothamette

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • ” Do you really believe that Britain reluctantly gave it up to a handful of Israeli terrorists, being still heavily armed and mobile for war following WWII?”

        “I do. Everyone thought the Israelis would be crushed by the Arabs in 1949. No one thought the nascent Israeli state would last 2 weeks, much less double the size of what it was awarded in the partition plan”.

        No offense, because I’m a fan of a lot of your posts, but there isn’t a word in your response that isn’t pure delusion.

        The Brits could have cleansed the Jews from Palestine at any time if it was their will to do it, let alone defend against a band of terrorists. To say or think otherwise is counterfactual to the reality of the respective military capabilities of the nations at the time. The Jews were given Israel because the plan was always to give the Jews Israel in the public eye.

        The “scraappy little miracle” is a narrative is nationalistic fairy tale that Jews and others believe because they want to. Its pure hubris. Leaving aside the specific reasons why it is “double what was awarded” the the objective political implications of that, it is double what was awarded because the Western powers have allowed it. Sure, there is a lot of theater surrounding it, but it was allowed and thus facilitated. Its not a miracle nor a testament to anything. Its a design. For a reason. Which ties into Israel’s primary purpose in the region.

        Dorian

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

      • ‘The Brits could have cleansed the Jews from Palestine at any time if it was their will to do it, let alone defend against a band of terrorists.’

        Just like they could have exterminated all the Kenyans, for example. But that was beyond what they were willing to do. To allow the Arabs to do it was a different matter. Personally, I think that only the Jewish terror brought the independence and forced the British to withdraw. Without it there might have never been a state. Had the terror been more brutal and proportionate the independence might have come earlier. For example, for 3 Jewish freedom fighters only 2 British sergeants were hanged by Begin. Why? There should have been at least 3, but better 10.

        Yakov

        April 15, 2018 at EST pm

    • “Trump betrayed you stupid hicks.”

      Trump didn’t betray his voters because he never supported isolationism.

      If the isolationists/altright/paleocons didn’t understand Trump’s foreign policy platform when they endorsed that goes a long way to explaining why the isolationists/altright/paleocons deserve to be politically irrelevant.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • “Trump didn’t betray his voters because he never supported isolationism.”

        Not firing missiles at Syria isn’t isolationism. No one is arguing here that the US is or should be, isolationist under Trump. I’m not angry at having troops in Syria right now, because they are mopping up ISIS, an action that I do regard as in the US national interest. But what is the US national interest in attacks on the Syrian state?

        It’s as if the entire establishment is still running on a foreign policy of “Assad must go” that Obama declared, and no one has bothered to stop that juggernaut yet.

        Mike Street Station

        April 15, 2018 at EST am

      • But what is the US national interest in attacks on the Syrian state?

        To deter rogue governments in general and Assad in particular from using WMDs on a routine basis.

        Would you like bad actors to use them more?

        It’s as if the entire establishment is still running on a foreign policy of “Assad must go”

        The attack wasn’t designed to bring down Assad’s government.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        April 15, 2018 at EST pm

  7. Trump’s lawyer is screwed, and Alan Dershowitz is missing the point. By virtue of being Trump’s (or anyone’s) attorney, Michael Cohen isn’t beyond the reach of the law. He was very likely raided because he has committed various crimes in furtherance of his own financial interests going back years and involving tax, wire, and banking fraud just to name a few.

    His willingness to break the law is what made him attractive to Trump — a criminal lawyer more than happy to do the dirty work of meeting shady foreigners, intimidating reporters, and “facilitating payments” to silence the whores.

    What we have learned so far is the tip of the iceberg. Trump may be willing to pardon Cohen for nebulous misdeeds involving his whores and FSB handlers, but even the GOP Congress will not tollerate him pardoning Cohen for the crimes he has committed to enrich himself going back decades.

    Jack

    April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • “He was very likely raided because he has committed various crimes in furtherance of his own financial interests going back years and involving tax, wire, and banking fraud just to name a few.”

      He was raided as a FISHING EXPEDITION to look for that stuff so he can be punished for being an associate of Trump. “Wire fraud” and “banking fraud” can be manufactured out of nothing, apparently.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • There is a further problem that the legal commentary from people like Judge Napolitano is more interested in maintaining face for the legal profession than to objectively evaluate the legality of Mueller’s actions.

        We seem dangerously close to simply defining that a law is whatever a judge says it is.

        For example, take Karl Denninger:

        https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=233323

        “As the Judge points out there are basically two exceptions to the “subpoena, don’t raid” rule when it comes to lawyers with the most important being potential independent criminal activity.

        There is a potential issue here and, as Judge Nap points out, Cohen may have implicated himself in that regard with his own public statements.

        Specifically, Cohen said that he independently paid off Daniels and that he borrowed the money through a mortgage to do it.

        Well, that’s a problem — exactly as it’s a problem if you borrow money through student loans and then buy Bitcoin with it.

        That’s bank fraud; you borrowed the money under false pretense. Then you get the add-ons when you start moving the money around; if you use the mails, it’s mail fraud and if you use the wires, it’s wire fraud.

        I think Nap may well be right and if so, well, there’s the problem with opening your mouth to the press — especially if you wind up appearing to admit to a federal criminal act when you do it.”

        I mean, what is missing from this analysis? Even if Cohen did commit a crime, none of that can be used against Trump. None of Cohen’s attorney work-product is available to be used against any of Cohen’s clients. You may as well raid the office of every defense attorney and then, based on what you find, subpoena the attorneys to testify against the people they represent under they theory that the lawyers were either in cahoots or had knowledge of the crime.

        Furthermore, every criminal case requires actual harm. Cohen first needed to default on his loans, meaning the bank lost its money. The fraud comes in if there was a lie that that encouraged the bank to provide the money when it otherwise would not.

        But this is the nature of a partisan witch-hunt.

        map

        April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • “Well, that’s a problem — exactly as it’s a problem if you borrow money through student loans and then buy Bitcoin with it.”

        No, that’s NOT the same thing. A home equity line of credit is secured by the value of the house, and generally you can spend on anything you want. Just write a check to whomever you want to! Banks encourage you spend on stupid crap like expensive vacations.

        Although, I think you agree with me and that was just rhetoric on your part to demonstrate what the other side is saying.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • So Lion, are you saying that Cohen shouldn’t be prosecuted for any crimes unrelated to Donald Trump? Should they just let him slide on those?

        You really seem to not understand the depth of shit this guy is in or that he’d be here eventually even if he’d never met Trump.

        And don’t kid yourself about Dershowitz, he’s just angling to get himself influence on Trump’s Middle East policy by pumping him full of sunshine like “the Feds can’t search your criminal lawyer, that’s sacrosanct!!!”

        You come down hard on NYC guido tough guys but when one associates with Trump you give him a pass. He’s about to plead the 5th and you’re defending him as if he’s done nothing wrong.

        Jack

        April 14, 2018 at EST am

      • “You really seem to not understand the depth of shit this guy is in”

        How do you understand it? Has the FBI shared its findings with you? Is there any evidence he’s any more guilty of anything in particular than any random rich person in the same industry if Mueller’s team spent months examining him and claimed every uncrossed “t” was a huge federal crime? The stated reasons for why the are investigating him, “bank fraud” and donating more than the allowed amount of money to Trump’s campaign are total bullshit.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Lion,

        Yeah, I am agreeing with you and disagreeing with Napolitano and Denninger.

        map

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Trump should issue blanket pardons to everyone caught up so far (including Cohen) the same day he fires the Deputy AG which I presume will happen next week. Say investigation was corrupt, cite Flynn declaring bankruptcy and everything, and say it is time to move on. Rip the band aid off. Let Mueller stay on but emphasize he is there to investigate collusion only.

        PerezHBD

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • That’s not how this looks to anyone. That’s what’s called a narrative.

      You don’t get to found an evidence free investigation targeting the President, and then raid his lawyer over unrelated suspicions and call it the reach of the law.

      Your conjecture about what made Cohen attractive to Trump undermines your appeal to legal justification for the raid, which you would have us believe rests on an objective law enforcement decision.

      Mixing subjective conjecture in with a justification that needs to be rock solid in its objectivity / lack of bias fully undermines any credibility that your narrative hypothetically would have had.

      Fortunately, just like you, those in the media who would justify the raid on a (specious) legal justification presented as an objective basis also can’t resist tainting their reasoning with all sorts of emotionally biased nonsense. Its weak minded, and luckily its rife.

      Your argument atrociously fails the sniff test, as does theirs.

      This is a fishing expedition. No one serious would see it otherwise.

      Dorian

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Out of 101 missiles, 70 were destroyed by the Russo-Syrian. The operation costed around 600 millions. It’s a failure . I don’t understand why occident want to help terrosits .

    Bruno

    April 14, 2018 at EST am

    • Bruno, what is the history of the arabs / turkmen in Syria?

      Dorian

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • That is an understatement. 700 out of 101 missiles were destroyed.

      My Two Cents

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • That’s a complete lie. Don’t believe the Russians, mate. They’ve been completely humiliated, and their only recourse now is to lie about the efficacy of the soviet-era missile defense system in Syria. It’s pathetic.

      Two in the Bush

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Just to be clear, last night the Syrians were saying they had shot down 13 missiles, this morning the Russians say it was 71. It’s a joke. The truth is, the number of missiles shot down was very likely much closer to zero than 13 or 71. They’re using a missile defense system that was designed in the 1950s mate!! I am not kidding you!!

        Two in the Bush

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • The guy who told me is not objective because he is from an important baasist family. So I don’t know.

        Bruno

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Three non-military buildings hit. That’s it. Syria’s ability to wage war unaffected. They don’t skip a beat. First attack an airport was actually hit. This time, nothing war related. Russia will complain like crazy in public, but they are ecstatic about this outcome. Trump screwed Neocons over.

        PerezHBD

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • I think it was meant to be a failure. Trump did exactly what he did the last time Assad supposedly carried out a chemical attack. Namely, he hit a few worthless targets and declared “That will teach him!” By carrying out some kind of attack he blocks the hawk’s attempts to start a ground war in Syria. But making it ineffective he ensures Russian doesn’t feel the need to respond. All for the low low price of “600 millions.”

      verylongaccountname

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • I hope Trump’s heart just isn’t in it. But i’m inclined to believe that in addition to all the PC affirmative action incompetence there’s a whole lot of useless equipment that only exists to enrich politically well connected military contractors. And that going up against a convectional adversary like Russia or China would go about as well as our attempts to fight communist and islamist guerillas.

        Magnavox

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  9. Have you noticed that you are starting to receive ‘likes’ from bloggers highlighting womens fashion accessories and related products?

    Curle

    April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • Ha! Somebody’s algorithm messed up. The cynical, mal-adjusted, middle-aged regular commenters here are likely not the right market for that stuff.

      Two in the Bush

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  10. Yes this is the one thing Trump did that the media won’t criticize. It also happens to be the exact action to make me lose all support for Trump, to the point where I don’t even care if he gets impeached.

    Not going to war against Syria/Russia was one of the very top reasons I voted for Trump. Before the election I heard others mention this too so I know I’m not the only one. I was horrified the Democrats were starting the cold war again and feared they would turn it into a hot war. I believed one of the reasons the elite was so over the top upset that Trump won the election is that he wasn’t going for regime change in Syria.

    Trump caved into the deep state yet they will still stay against him and try to replace him. Meanwhile he lost some of his base including myself.

    I notice some of the Trump cheerleaders do not have high IQs. On some forums they say any disgruntled Trump supporter is a Russian troll or a liberal who never liked him to begin with. They are so stupid they don’t even realize how much Trump is deviating from his campaign rhetoric on Syria.

    Jay Fink

    April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • Wow, how ironic that you claim “some of the Trump cheerleaders do not have high IQs”. That was my first reaction upon reading so many embarrassingly ignorant comments in this thread.

      There seems to be a dearth of folk who are actually engaged in following what’s really going on, and who KEEP UP, so that they actually have a clue.
      https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/04/a_goldilocks_air_strike_on_syria.html

      Trump is not going to get involved in a war in the ME. For goodness sakes, have you been asleep for the last 2 years? Did you listen to what he said? Did the strike look like a precursor for war?

      It would help if people would start paying attention. For instance, did anyone notice that the first part of the IG Report devastated the FBI/Comey/McCabe cabal? McCabe will likely be charged within a week. He faces a maximum of 15 years. Imagine what’s coming in May, when the IG confirmed (yesterday) that the next (main) part will be released. (Yes, the BIG UGLY has started)

      I have to say that I have little time for those who ask us to question Trump/Mattis because they saw on Twitter somewhere that some guy named Mo says it wasn’t Assad but the Brits (or some jihadis, or ISIS, or the Dalai Lama) who dropped the gas. Or because someone said Trump was starting another WAR on false flags!!! Or because Trump has been “turned” by the neo-cons!!

      These people may claim to be genuinely concerned about WAR, but what they are really saying is “I don’t trust our President” and “Wha? “.

      I DO trust our President. And so far, my trust has always been rewarded by verification. When I am no longer satisfied of that, then I will no longer “cheerlead” for someone who has devastated ISIS, put NK on a path to denuclearization, tamed China on trade, brought NATO to heel on finances, and has a plan (along with GCC and Israel) to change the face of the ME forever. Not to speak of jobs, jobs, jobs, or tax-cuts, or judges, or etc. etc.

      You got someone better who you’re holding in your back pocket? You prefer Hillary? Give me a break – Trump is all we got and you’re peeing your pants and running away NOW? Bye, bye.

      gda

      April 14, 2018 at EST pm

      • Bully for TRUMP!

        Two in the Bush

        April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  11. I will bet the missiles cost way more than the targets. No Russians were harmed in this exercise. It did provide Russia with an opportunity to test out their anti-missile system against US missiles. I am sure they gained some valuable data that will help them do better next time. The US gained some valuable data too.

    Clay

    April 14, 2018 at EST pm

  12. Trump is a disappointment.

    He is either the beginning of the Alt-Right movement or it’s end. Safer money is on the latter.

    fakeemail

    April 14, 2018 at EST pm

    • Trump is not Alt Right. Even the Alt Right admits this. He is just a meme they have appropriated, no different than Pepe the Frog.

      PerezHBD

      April 15, 2018 at EST pm

  13. As no Russian were killed , I believe occident got the authorization of them to strike. Else Russian would have been able to destroy some planes. It is quite fake. And as for the pretext , after Timisoara, Hussein killing babies in Kuwait etc etc I don’t know how people believe aren’t more circonspect .

    Bruno

    April 15, 2018 at EST am

  14. Another alouit – friend of the first one – and with very high IQ – as told me that . He says there are between 500 and 5000 alouits prisoners of Muslim terrorists. The Muslim families know where they are and won’t tell. Alouits having fight for Assad want rheir prisoners back. They think that inflicting the maximum pain to the Muslim of some rebel places is the only way to make them give the prisoners back. Assad succeeded to get 200 back but their not happy with that. They believe 10 000 are missing but this friend think the real number is 2500. That s why Assad is doing the chemical bombing and will continue. It’s is an internal existential threat.

    Bruno

    April 15, 2018 at EST am

  15. No one on CNN is critical of the strike, but they are still mostly salivating over what Mueller is going to do to Trump’s lawyer.

    Talk about almost non-existent leftist bias. There is no anti-imperialist perspective in the media. The media is pro-military.

    Black_Rose

    April 15, 2018 at EST am

    • The media would be screaming bloody murder if the military were being used to protect white farmers in South Africa or catching human traffickers off the coast of Libya. They “love” the military only so long as it is serving their agenda. And even then, their utter contempt for the common soldier is palatable.

      PerezHBD

      April 15, 2018 at EST pm

      • Stop kvetching that the media is “anti-white” when it really isn’t.

        Could you provide evidence that the media harshly criticized the Reagan administration for supporting South Africa in Angola and Namibia?

        I see nothing but ignorance and support for the actions of the US military. I could never find anything supporting Russia’s unification of Crimea, which an overwhelming majority in the peninsula supported. I am more proud of the Russia forces that made that possible, than anything the US military did this millennium.

        Latias

        April 16, 2018 at EST pm

  16. I looked at the satellite pictures of the damage. If they are real, it looks like there were no >100 missiles in the first place. Much fewer missiles were fired. Not much damage was done.

    My Two Cents

    April 15, 2018 at EST pm

  17. Think of it this way: The US strikes Syria is a way there is no real damage an nobody is killed. The UK and France go along with it which adds legitimacy. This will cause Trump to earn praise from people who usually criticize him. His approval rating will go up. AND, the added benefit of enraging the alt-right and throwing them under a bus. Think of the alt-right as the SA in 1934.

    S Marta Ss

    April 15, 2018 at EST pm


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