These last days I have been ruminating over the events abroad, actions by President Trump, actions by world leaders, responses from idiots…
Some things make no sense unless one steps back a bit. It is akin to not being able to see a forest because you are too close to the trees. That stated, this is what I have concluded:
A) Syria allegedly gassed it’s own people thus garnering a response of 59 cruise missiles from the USA on an airfield. I call bullshit on Assad ordering the gas. What’s more likely is jihadis used a remote detonator strapped to gas containers waiting for a bombing run then blaming the Assad regime. (Disclaimer: I have no intel on this but it ain’t rocket surgery.) Remember that ISIS has reportedly used gas/WMD at least 52 times in the past? Given the World outrage of gas attacks Assad would not used it, besides he was winning against ISIS so there was no reason to use it.
B) The US Air Force dropped a MOAB on an a ISIS mountain fortress in Afghanistan evaporating everyone within 2 miles of the blast and beyond. As we know, a MOAB is the biggest conventional bomb ever used in the field of battle in the history of war… and it was the first time it was deployed.
C) Kim Jong-Un is a hemorrhoid and is threatening a nuclear war with the USA. North Korea’s Communist regime exists only because the ChiComs allow it and support it.
So what have we learned?
A) Despite a heads up to the Russians stationed in Syria, 59 of our cruise missiles hit their targets, which means Russian technology (anti-missile air defenses) don’t mean shit. Further, the Iranians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, and other nations use Russian weaponry and air defenses. Now they all know that Russian technology is worthless against a US strike.
A.1) ISIS knows a new sheriff is in town and “leading from behind” like Batears did and a feckless foreign policy is past tense. Trump intends to erase them.
A.2) Turkey’s Erdogan is sitting up straight since he and his corruptocrats have been purchasing oil from ISIS.
B) Buck (captbogus) made a good point on another MOAB post about the Iranian underground nuke facilities whereas they are vulnerable to a MOAB attack. The Iranians must be shitting razorblades over the prospect of a few MOABs arriving and ruining their nuke ambitions and they can’t do squat about it.
C) The ChiComs are now trying to be Donald Trump’s BF with regard to North Korea whereas they will either have the fat-lard dictator deposed or whacked in short order since he keeps threatening a nuke attack against the USA. The ChiComs are practical people and think long range. A war with the West is a bad economical prospect and would spell disaster for China.
C.1) The ChiComs have halted coal imports from North Korea, it’s only export.
In summary, I say again that Syrian use of chemical weapons against its own people is bullshit BUT it was a perfect excuse to make bad actors sit up straight and fly right for a change. Mind you, the missile strike was very limited and meant to convey a strong message. Further, even our allies are sitting up straight. I imagine when the next time President Trump requests cooperation from foreign heads of state regarding a situation then their cooperation will be forthcoming in short order.
Lastly, the whole “Trump is a Russian stooge” meme crafted by our Left is now gone. Ditto with the “Russians hacked our elections”. It’s gone. Trump has punked the Left. This is called winning. The rest is just noise.
My 2 cents. I’d be pleased to read your thoughts and insights on these matters.