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With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, “Animal Assad,” ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,” tweeted Trump, “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… to pay.”

“Big price… to pay,” said the president.

Now, either Trump launches an attack that could drag us deeper into a seven-year civil war from which he promised to extricate us last week, or Trump is mocked as being a man of bluster and bluff.

For Trump Sunday accused Barack Obama of being a weakling for failing to strike Syria after an earlier chemical attack.

“If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand,” Trump tweeted, “the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!”

Trump’s credibility is now on the line and he is being goaded by the war hawks to man up. Sunday, John McCain implied that Trump’s comments about leaving Syria “very soon” actually “emboldened” Assad:

“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria. Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma.”

Pronouncing Assad a “war criminal,” Lindsey Graham said Sunday the entire Syrian air force should be destroyed.

So massive an attack would be an act of war against a nation that has not attacked us and does not threaten us. Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.

And, as Congress does, it can debate our objectives in this new war, and how many men, casualties and years will be required to defeat the coalition of Syria, Russia, Hezbollah, Iran, and the allied Shiite militias from the Near East.

On John Bolton’s first day as national security adviser, Trump is being pushed to embrace a policy of Cold War confrontation with Russia and a U.S. war with Syria. Yet candidate Trump campaigned against both.

The War Party that was repudiated in 2016 appears to be back in the saddle. But before he makes good on that threat of a “big price… to pay,” Trump should ask his advisers what comes after the attack on Syria.

Lest we forget, there was a reason Obama did not strike Syria for a previous gas attack. Americans rose up as one and said we do not want another Middle East war.

When John Kerry went to Capitol Hill for authorization, Congress, sensing the national mood, declined to support any such attack.

ORDER IT NOW

Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight.

Does Trump believe that his political base is more up for a major U.S. war in Syria today than it was then?

The folks who cheered Trump a week ago when he said we were getting out of Syria, will they cheer him if he announces that we are going deeper in?

Before any U.S. attack, Trump should make sure there is more hard evidence that Assad launched this poison gas attack than there is that Russia launched that poison gas attack in Salisbury, England.

One month after that attack, which Prime Minister Theresa May ascribed to Russia and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson laid at the feet of Putin himself, questions have arisen:

If the nerve agent used, Novichok, was of a military variety so deadly it could kill any who came near, why is no one dead from it?

Both the target, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia are recovering.

If the deadly poison was, as reported, put on the doorknob of Skripal’s home, how did he and Yulia manage to go to a restaurant after being contaminated, with neither undergoing a seizure until later on a park bench?

If Russia did it, why are the British scientists at Porton Down now admitting that they have not yet determined the source of the poison?

Why would Putin, with the prestige of hosting the World Cup in June on the line, perpetrate an atrocity that might have killed hundreds and caused nations not only to pull out of the games, but to break diplomatic relations with Russia?

U.S. foreign policy elites claim Putin wanted Trump to win the 2016 election. But if Putin indeed wanted to deal with Trump, why abort all such prospects with a poison gas murder of a has-been KGB agent in Britain, America’s foremost ally?

The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, “Animal Assad,” ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

    Maybe… maybe not. Trump’s tweet is so over the top and cartoony, it might not come to anything.

    ‘Animal Assad’. LOL. It’s like North Korean propaganda. It’s like loony tunes. It makes him sound like a mad man who wants to trigger WWIII.

    Because it’s so WWE-like, maybe it will blow over.

    If Trump made a more sober threat, he might have to stick to his words. But after ‘animal assad’, it might just end as a pissing contest. In a way, maybe Trump is caricaturing the Neocons. He’s turning their message into WWE nonsense.

    So, maybe this is more WWE than WWIII.

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    It is long past the time when any thinking person took Trump-Tweets seriously. Trump, himself doesn’t take them seriously and considers them as ‘negotiating tactics’. Remember the tweets: “Fire & Fury the World has Never Seen Before”, “Little Rocket Man” and “Bigger Nuclear Button”, which then ushered in the prospect of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un?
    This latest Trump-Tweet about “Russia to be ready for new, smart missiles raining down on Syria” is also a negotiating ploy and to save face. It is not the start of a big war with Russia. Stock markets, even in these volatile times, have hardly budged, and the gold price is where it has been for the past year.
    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face. The ensuing Syrian crisis will then lead to the long-promised meeting between Trump and Putin to discuss the future of Syria. Trump’s desire to pull out of Syria will then come about naturally and as the result of consultations with Putin.
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  2. Anonymous[280] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight.

    That strike was definitely not supported by his base. Anti-war people who voted for him were outraged when he launched missiles to avenge “beautiful babies” – before anyone could even pretend that an investigation was conducted.

    Immediately afterwards, sensing the massive disappointment, Trump’s shills tried to turn it into some bizarre 4-D chess move. According to them, Trump only did it to get the MSM off his back and the target was barely hit on purpose. I shit you not.

    I’m done with the clown.

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  3. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Is Tucker Carlson the last real journalist?

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    • Replies: @KenH
    Yes. If Trump launches an attack Hannity will clap like a circus seal as will most other conservatives.
    , @Realist
    Tucker was on a roll last night. He must have twenty million viewers....otherwise he would be toast.
    He did cuck about Israel, but not too bad. Israel is the third rail.
    , @Pat Hannagan
    Bravo, Tucker!

    Beautifully put with the concluding amendment reminiscent of that proposed by Major General Smedley Butler in his War is a Racket.
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  4. the Wall Street Zionist banksters warehouse c. $400,000,000 of Trump’s long-term debt.

    So,

    the orange-haired baboon will do what Zion tells him to do.

    and I also fault Putin for not putting his foot down sooner against Isramerica and it’s murderous false-flag operations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere. He should have sunk those 2 Zio-’Murkan destroyers that did Trump’s first missile attack.

    now it’s too late. As the Pompeo/Bolton appointments signal, ‘Murka’s Trump-fronted ZOG intends a general war throughout the Middle East aimed at destroying the Shi’a Crescent, aggrandizing Israhell, and restoring the petrodollar (which Iran has dropped)…and without which, Zio-’Murka’s debt-based, dollar-monetized Ponziconomy will collapse.

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    "the Wall Street Zionist banksters warehouse c. $400,000,000 of Trump’s long-term debt."

    It's actually banks on Wall Street. Stick to your Jewitits fetish.

    "and I also fault Putin for not putting his foot down sooner against Isramerica and it’s murderous false-flag operations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere."

    Those were not false-flag operations. Again, stick to your Jewitits fetish.

    "He should have sunk those 2 Zio-’Murkan destroyers that did Trump’s first missile attack."

    Putin is too smart for a war with America. He knows the Russia, and the world, would lose.

    "As the Pompeo/Bolton appointments signal, ‘Murka’s Trump-fronted ZOG intends a general war throughout the Middle East aimed at destroying the Shi’a Crescent, aggrandizing Israhell, and restoring the petrodollar (which Iran has dropped)…and without which, Zio-’Murka’s debt-based, dollar-monetized Ponziconomy will collapse."

    You have the perfect title for a B-movie here. Care to write the script?
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  5. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Trump is total shit.

    I wash my hands…

    No, I wipe the dog shit off my shoe.

    In the end, he’s just a sycophant or psycophant of the Empire of Judea.

    There was all this talk of how Putin had secrets and was blackmailing him.

    In the end, Jews got the dirt on him and are blackmailing him into war.

    Animal Trump of Animal America is a sick sick beast.

    All that could have been with the end of the Cold War has been lost.

    Jews took over and became Judeo-Nazis, and all the cuck politicians are like lackey generals under Der Fuhrer, except this time he’s Jewish.

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  6. Realist says:

    This is a rehash of previous articles.

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    Many of Pat's articles are such. They're nevertheless always worth reading.
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  7. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Boy, this is weak.

    1. “Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight.”

    Can’t you tell here that Mr. Buchanan knows he’s dissembling? The sentence sounds like it was written by Andrew Napolitano.

    Even if one charitably assumes that President Trump wants to leave Syria and won’t have launched more missiles shortly, the Establishment will prevail. Mr. Buchanan knows it, but his job is to enable the lingering, misplaced hopes of those who voted for Mr. Trump. There were complementary pundits telling everyone that Mr. Obama would fulfill his promises to close Gitmo but for Republican machinations, etc. The puppets change color, nothing else.

    2. “So massive an attack would be an act of war against a nation that has not attacked us and does not threaten us. Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.”

    More dissembling. So when Mr. Buchanan was working in the White House and war wasn’t declared against Grenada, that was because it wasn’t “massive”?

    Yay, Constitution!

    3. “And, as Congress does, it can debate our objectives in this new war, …”

    After so many years in Washington, even “Mr. Paleoconservative” can’t conceive of a distinction between the American people and their rulers. His uses of “we,” “us,” and “our” keep people marinated in the sense that, because they live in Oklahoma, they must root for Uncle Sam.

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  8. “So massive an attack would be an act of war against a nation that has not attacked us and does not threaten us. Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.”

    No, Pat. For Trump to start a shooting war with Syria (and Russia) Congress needs to declare war, not pass another open ended “authorization”. Have you forgotten that there’s a constitutional provision for just this kind of thing?

    “Trump should ask his advisers what comes after the attack on Syria.”

    Now, why should Trump ask anything else of the neocon assholes he’s surrounded himself with? What do you think they’re going to tell him, anyway? Aren’t they the ones who are pushing for this war?

    “Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight.”

    Supported by whom? By a relative handful of Trumpeteers? Trump lost a big segment of his supporters with that missile strike, his support among those who voted for him has been dwindling steadily since then. All he has left of his former supporters are the GOP koolaid drinkers of the sort who kept on backing W after he threw off the mask and started waging war against anyone his handlers told him to.

    Trump’s base now consists almost entirely of Zionist warmongers of Israeli or dual citizenship. He doesn’t have a base that includes enough Americans to get him elected county clerk of court anywhere in his former home country. He may as well move to Jerusalem now.

    “The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party.”

    Oh, no kidding, Pat. Now come all the way home and admit that nobody in power in Russia or in Syria had anything to do with these flimsily staged “attacks”. Go ahead and wake up enough that you don’t nod off at your computer as you compose another of your retarded columns.

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    Great comment Twodees...

    'president' Dump...aka the puppet in chief...deserves zero respect from anybody...


    https://s20.postimg.org/j7x242ttp/Assad_Chem.jpg

    , @RadicalCenter
    "Trump's base now consists almost entirely of Zioonist warmongers of Israeli or dual citizenship."

    There's probably some truth to your point.

    This is just anecdotal, but of everyone I know well who voted for Trump -- most of my immediate and somewhat extended family, and most of my closer friends -- there is only one who likes Trump more now, and it's specifically because of the belligerent foreign policy and the saber-rattling, sanctions, and lying against Russia. And guess what, he's Jewish. Not a dual citizen, but very into his Jewish identity and a shameless Israel apologist.

    When we talk about what's in our interest to do "over there", he always throws in Israel. At which point I remind him "no offense, man, but I don't care what is in Israel's interest, we're talking about the best interest of Americans."

    Conversely, I've heard from more than a dozen such people than they are alarmed at Trump ratcheting up talk about war against Russia or Iran, don't understand what he is doing, and don't want any US military action in Syria or the Middle East at all. "This is not why I voted for the guy" is heard in various iterations recently. I concur.

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  9. When someone from the Nixon administration is telling you your government might be lying to you, you might want consider that your government might really be lying to you.

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    When someone from the Nixon administration is telling you your government might be lying to you, you might want consider that your government might really be lying to you.
     
    I've used my "Agree etc" button for the moment, but - LOL!

    "The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party" does seem pretty explicit for someone of Buchanan's disposition.
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  10. KenH says:

    Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.

    They should and even if they did it would be illegal because the USA has no authority or obligation to protect all people around the world and launch preemptive wars under false pretexts to depose leaders who displease Israel. We’re now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.

    If The American Knesset holds a vote to grant authorization to use force against Syria it would probably pass unanimously since they know AIPAC and Israel are expecting it and the last thing they want is to be called anti-semitic and lose campaign funding.

    I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won’t stop until forced to by an external force. At the very least they should begin moving large stocks of conventional weaponry back into Syria that has the potential to shoot down US and Israeli warplanes and destroy the U.S. surface fleet in the Mediterranean.

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    We’re now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.
     
    But...but...think of the children...
    , @Eustace Tilley (not)
    As he turns to his globalist task,
    Our Emperor's dropping the mask.
    Trust in princes, be shocked
    When democracy's mocked.
    "Drink your Kool-Aid" is all he will ask.
    , @FB

    '...I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won’t stop until forced to by an external force...'
     
    Amen brother...
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  11. KenH says:
    @Anon
    Is Tucker Carlson the last real journalist?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPeK3UqWuk

    Yes. If Trump launches an attack Hannity will clap like a circus seal as will most other conservatives.

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  12. Randal says:
    @The Alarmist
    When someone from the Nixon administration is telling you your government might be lying to you, you might want consider that your government might really be lying to you.

    When someone from the Nixon administration is telling you your government might be lying to you, you might want consider that your government might really be lying to you.

    I’ve used my “Agree etc” button for the moment, but – LOL!

    The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party” does seem pretty explicit for someone of Buchanan’s disposition.

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  13. Randal says:
    @KenH

    Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.
     
    They should and even if they did it would be illegal because the USA has no authority or obligation to protect all people around the world and launch preemptive wars under false pretexts to depose leaders who displease Israel. We're now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.

    If The American Knesset holds a vote to grant authorization to use force against Syria it would probably pass unanimously since they know AIPAC and Israel are expecting it and the last thing they want is to be called anti-semitic and lose campaign funding.

    I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won't stop until forced to by an external force. At the very least they should begin moving large stocks of conventional weaponry back into Syria that has the potential to shoot down US and Israeli warplanes and destroy the U.S. surface fleet in the Mediterranean.

    We’re now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.

    But…but…think of the children

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  14. @KenH

    Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.
     
    They should and even if they did it would be illegal because the USA has no authority or obligation to protect all people around the world and launch preemptive wars under false pretexts to depose leaders who displease Israel. We're now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.

    If The American Knesset holds a vote to grant authorization to use force against Syria it would probably pass unanimously since they know AIPAC and Israel are expecting it and the last thing they want is to be called anti-semitic and lose campaign funding.

    I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won't stop until forced to by an external force. At the very least they should begin moving large stocks of conventional weaponry back into Syria that has the potential to shoot down US and Israeli warplanes and destroy the U.S. surface fleet in the Mediterranean.

    As he turns to his globalist task,
    Our Emperor’s dropping the mask.
    Trust in princes, be shocked
    When democracy’s mocked.
    “Drink your Kool-Aid” is all he will ask.

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  15. “Now, either Trump launches an attack that could drag us deeper into a seven-year civil war from which he promised to extricate us last week, or Trump is mocked as being a man of bluster and bluff.”

    If Orange Clown attacks Syria, the ultimate consequences may be far worse than “[dragging] us deeper into a seven-year civil war],” won’t they?

    With missile launchers, troops, etc., practically at Russia’s borders; with the fuzing on U.S. SLBMs having been upgraded to take out hard targets; with Russia already under economic, diplomatic, political and propaganda attack; with tensions unprecedentedly high – now comes Orange Clown, finally taking off the mask by attacking Syria – dispelling any hope for peace by showing the world once and for all beyond a doubt that he’s a bloodthirsty, Satanic, demon-possessed psychopath (i.e., Obama on steroids), whose whole campaign was a calculated fraud from the beginning. What’s Russia supposed to do at that point? Wait for the evil Orange Clown to launch a first strike against Russia?

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  16. This is a rehash of previous articles.

    Repetition can be a mother of learning.

    Repetition can be a mother of learning.

    Repetition can be a mother of learning.

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  17. Realist says:
    @Anon
    Is Tucker Carlson the last real journalist?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPeK3UqWuk

    Tucker was on a roll last night. He must have twenty million viewers….otherwise he would be toast.
    He did cuck about Israel, but not too bad. Israel is the third rail.

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  18. FB says:
    @Twodees Partain
    "So massive an attack would be an act of war against a nation that has not attacked us and does not threaten us. Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria."

    No, Pat. For Trump to start a shooting war with Syria (and Russia) Congress needs to declare war, not pass another open ended "authorization". Have you forgotten that there's a constitutional provision for just this kind of thing?

    "Trump should ask his advisers what comes after the attack on Syria."

    Now, why should Trump ask anything else of the neocon assholes he's surrounded himself with? What do you think they're going to tell him, anyway? Aren't they the ones who are pushing for this war?

    "Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight."

    Supported by whom? By a relative handful of Trumpeteers? Trump lost a big segment of his supporters with that missile strike, his support among those who voted for him has been dwindling steadily since then. All he has left of his former supporters are the GOP koolaid drinkers of the sort who kept on backing W after he threw off the mask and started waging war against anyone his handlers told him to.

    Trump's base now consists almost entirely of Zionist warmongers of Israeli or dual citizenship. He doesn't have a base that includes enough Americans to get him elected county clerk of court anywhere in his former home country. He may as well move to Jerusalem now.

    "The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party."

    Oh, no kidding, Pat. Now come all the way home and admit that nobody in power in Russia or in Syria had anything to do with these flimsily staged "attacks". Go ahead and wake up enough that you don't nod off at your computer as you compose another of your retarded columns.

    Great comment Twodees…

    ‘president’ Dump…aka the puppet in chief…deserves zero respect from anybody…

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    Killer meme. I'm going to share that one around.
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  19. FB says:
    @KenH

    Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria.
     
    They should and even if they did it would be illegal because the USA has no authority or obligation to protect all people around the world and launch preemptive wars under false pretexts to depose leaders who displease Israel. We're now a banana republic where a president like Trump just wakes up one day to fake news and decides to unilaterally take the nation to war.

    If The American Knesset holds a vote to grant authorization to use force against Syria it would probably pass unanimously since they know AIPAC and Israel are expecting it and the last thing they want is to be called anti-semitic and lose campaign funding.

    I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won't stop until forced to by an external force. At the very least they should begin moving large stocks of conventional weaponry back into Syria that has the potential to shoot down US and Israeli warplanes and destroy the U.S. surface fleet in the Mediterranean.

    ‘…I hope Putin is dusting off those nukes because the USA has become like Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer and won’t stop until forced to by an external force…’

    Amen brother…

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  20. If Trump believes that Assad and Putin launched a gas attack he is a simpleton and a fool. If he knows the truth he is lying “us” into war just like Bush the lessor.

    If it’s not his call. If he is not in control of the pentagon. Trump could save himself politically by admitting it and telling us who exactly makes the decisions regarding war and peace.

    Given the alternatives, we had nothing to lose by electing Trump. It now appears we also had nothing to gain.

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  21. Flat Cat says:

    Did he need to be hooked? I don’t know. He’s certainly as in love with militarism as all of the armchair warriors who preceded him in office. I mean, here is a man who just signed off on yet another bloated federal spending bill because he really, really wanted that extra 60,000,000,000 for the military industrial complex.

    It’s no wonder certified Conservatives continue to defend the man no matter what he does or does not do. He’s doubled down on protecting their favorite welfare queens.

    He’s failed to even begin get us out of Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa, Poland, the Baltic states, Korea, and…well, everywhere else. He seems to have settled on getting into a pissing match with Russia over Syria and is in no hurry to let the Pacific rim nations start funding their own military deterrents against China’s rising power.

    Yeah, I get it, some things he can’t do as president. Some things take time. But he’s shown that he is much more interested playing “the Great Game” than restoring U.S foreign policy to some semblance of sanity. Long gone is any talk of non-intervention. So much for “America first”.

    Maybe the guy actually believed what he said on the campaign trail, but if he did he’s still crumbled like a marshmallow over a campfire to the trough-feeding warmongers who fill the streets of D.C.

    On my bad days I kind of hope he stumbles into what the War Party so covets-a hot shooting war with Russia or China. A few select strikes on the oil refineries and fuel distribution hubs and the folks in America will be eating each other in a couple of weeks. It would build some character in the survivors, anyway.

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    "On my bad days I kind of hope he stumbles into what the War Party so covets-a hot shooting war with Russia or China. A few select strikes on the oil refineries and fuel distribution hubs and the folks in America will be eating each other in a couple of weeks. It would build some character in the survivors, anyway."

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it's wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.
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  22. anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Trumps lawyer would not have been search If Trump agreed to bomb the crap out of Syria.

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    That's just part of the ongoing psyop. Trump doesn't have to be coerced into doing something he wants to do, which is to kill people and start wars for his jewish-supremacist handlers.
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  23. Corvinus says:
    @Haxo Angmark
    the Wall Street Zionist banksters warehouse c. $400,000,000 of Trump's long-term debt.

    So,

    the orange-haired baboon will do what Zion tells him to do.

    and I also fault Putin for not putting his foot down sooner against Isramerica and it's murderous false-flag operations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere. He should have sunk those 2 Zio-'Murkan destroyers that did Trump's first missile attack.

    now it's too late. As the Pompeo/Bolton appointments signal, 'Murka's Trump-fronted ZOG intends a general war throughout the Middle East aimed at destroying the Shi'a Crescent, aggrandizing Israhell, and restoring the petrodollar (which Iran has dropped)...and without which, Zio-'Murka's debt-based, dollar-monetized Ponziconomy will collapse.

    “the Wall Street Zionist banksters warehouse c. $400,000,000 of Trump’s long-term debt.”

    It’s actually banks on Wall Street. Stick to your Jewitits fetish.

    “and I also fault Putin for not putting his foot down sooner against Isramerica and it’s murderous false-flag operations in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere.”

    Those were not false-flag operations. Again, stick to your Jewitits fetish.

    “He should have sunk those 2 Zio-’Murkan destroyers that did Trump’s first missile attack.”

    Putin is too smart for a war with America. He knows the Russia, and the world, would lose.

    “As the Pompeo/Bolton appointments signal, ‘Murka’s Trump-fronted ZOG intends a general war throughout the Middle East aimed at destroying the Shi’a Crescent, aggrandizing Israhell, and restoring the petrodollar (which Iran has dropped)…and without which, Zio-’Murka’s debt-based, dollar-monetized Ponziconomy will collapse.”

    You have the perfect title for a B-movie here. Care to write the script?

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  24. Corvinus says:
    @Flat Cat
    Did he need to be hooked? I don't know. He's certainly as in love with militarism as all of the armchair warriors who preceded him in office. I mean, here is a man who just signed off on yet another bloated federal spending bill because he really, really wanted that extra 60,000,000,000 for the military industrial complex.

    It's no wonder certified Conservatives continue to defend the man no matter what he does or does not do. He's doubled down on protecting their favorite welfare queens.

    He's failed to even begin get us out of Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, sub-Saharan Africa, Poland, the Baltic states, Korea, and...well, everywhere else. He seems to have settled on getting into a pissing match with Russia over Syria and is in no hurry to let the Pacific rim nations start funding their own military deterrents against China's rising power.

    Yeah, I get it, some things he can't do as president. Some things take time. But he's shown that he is much more interested playing "the Great Game" than restoring U.S foreign policy to some semblance of sanity. Long gone is any talk of non-intervention. So much for "America first".

    Maybe the guy actually believed what he said on the campaign trail, but if he did he's still crumbled like a marshmallow over a campfire to the trough-feeding warmongers who fill the streets of D.C.

    On my bad days I kind of hope he stumbles into what the War Party so covets-a hot shooting war with Russia or China. A few select strikes on the oil refineries and fuel distribution hubs and the folks in America will be eating each other in a couple of weeks. It would build some character in the survivors, anyway.

    “On my bad days I kind of hope he stumbles into what the War Party so covets-a hot shooting war with Russia or China. A few select strikes on the oil refineries and fuel distribution hubs and the folks in America will be eating each other in a couple of weeks. It would build some character in the survivors, anyway.”

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.

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    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.
     
    Well, I don't have a basement, and I wouldn't be cowering because I'd probably be dead as the most of folks if things fall apart. The term armchair warrior is used as a negative because it describes someone who makes decisions that get other people killed while he sits safe and sound, with no skin in the game. My skin is on the line when these jackasses play their games.

    I honestly don't know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.

    Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I've come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions. Sometimes a baby needs to be spanked to learn the limits of acceptable behavior or even to understand the sharp edges of the world.

    The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.
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  25. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s make or break time for Britain: We must show America that we’re still its closest ally

    Con Coughlin TELEGRAPH(UK)

    I thought this man was dead dying from one of the attacks inside Iraq from American hellfire missile.

    US now have ally Dead man is talking . Lies have brought him back to life on Easter. May T Blair bless him with the feminine discharges of Theresa May .

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  26. One of the things about war is how much pain can you accept? So far, the US has been dishing it out, but can it take it? We are talking about people who have a hissy fit when interest rates rise less than 1%.

    What if an oil tanker goes down and rates spike sending the world economy into a dive? What happens if war is not profitable, but starts causing real losses. Russia has lost billions, but the West stands to lose trillions.

    An Iranian Guard leader once said that if Iran was attacked, the first thing he would do is nail the Saudi oil facilities. China is already responding with their own sanction– I mean tariffs.

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    It's even worse than that. Store shelves empty within hours on the news of a bad weather storm coming. Of course the stocks of food at home are near empty because it's easier to run out for fast food or order a delivery. Gas tanks are often filled only when close to empty. I know people who have to use a ATM for just $20 because they carry no cash.

    RT News often does interviews on the streets of the US on topical issues and obviously they select the responses that suit their agenda but even so, the level of ignorance of world affairs and even US politics is simply stunning.
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  27. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    Given the disasters in Iraq Libya, Africa continuation of the war in ME by this time would have ,should have met the sand burial but for constant Israeli propaganda and machinations.

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  28. Britain, America’s foremost ally

    America’s foremost ally would be Israel, with Britain next-to-foremost ally.

    Unless you mean that Israel runs America, in which case as you were.

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    Buchanan still gets all of his information from CNN, apparently. Neither of those two shitty little countries are allies of the US. They are dependents who presume to rule their provider through banking frauds piled one atop another..
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  29. @anonymous
    Trumps lawyer would not have been search If Trump agreed to bomb the crap out of Syria.

    That’s just part of the ongoing psyop. Trump doesn’t have to be coerced into doing something he wants to do, which is to kill people and start wars for his jewish-supremacist handlers.

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  30. @Anon
    Is Tucker Carlson the last real journalist?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPeK3UqWuk

    Bravo, Tucker!

    Beautifully put with the concluding amendment reminiscent of that proposed by Major General Smedley Butler in his War is a Racket.

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  31. @Si1ver1ock
    One of the things about war is how much pain can you accept? So far, the US has been dishing it out, but can it take it? We are talking about people who have a hissy fit when interest rates rise less than 1%.

    What if an oil tanker goes down and rates spike sending the world economy into a dive? What happens if war is not profitable, but starts causing real losses. Russia has lost billions, but the West stands to lose trillions.

    An Iranian Guard leader once said that if Iran was attacked, the first thing he would do is nail the Saudi oil facilities. China is already responding with their own sanction-- I mean tariffs.

    It’s even worse than that. Store shelves empty within hours on the news of a bad weather storm coming. Of course the stocks of food at home are near empty because it’s easier to run out for fast food or order a delivery. Gas tanks are often filled only when close to empty. I know people who have to use a ATM for just $20 because they carry no cash.

    RT News often does interviews on the streets of the US on topical issues and obviously they select the responses that suit their agenda but even so, the level of ignorance of world affairs and even US politics is simply stunning.

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  32. Eustace to Francis: No Hell?
    It’s the state whither Syria fell.
    Endless sorrows for eyes,
    Ears poisoned by lies
    That devils eternally tell.

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  33. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump needs to be removed from office pronto. This fool has just tweeted that he’s going to attack the Russians in Syria. #Impeach. If that fails, the military needs to remember its oath to defend America against all enemies, foreign AND domestic.

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  34. Flat Cat says:
    @Corvinus
    "On my bad days I kind of hope he stumbles into what the War Party so covets-a hot shooting war with Russia or China. A few select strikes on the oil refineries and fuel distribution hubs and the folks in America will be eating each other in a couple of weeks. It would build some character in the survivors, anyway."

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it's wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.

    Well, I don’t have a basement, and I wouldn’t be cowering because I’d probably be dead as the most of folks if things fall apart. The term armchair warrior is used as a negative because it describes someone who makes decisions that get other people killed while he sits safe and sound, with no skin in the game. My skin is on the line when these jackasses play their games.

    I honestly don’t know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.

    Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions. Sometimes a baby needs to be spanked to learn the limits of acceptable behavior or even to understand the sharp edges of the world.

    The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.

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    Flat Cat, just a little heads up about Corvinus, (or Cornholio the minor): He's a barely articulate, retarded troll who posts gibberish attacks on anyone who catches his attention. I put him on ignore as soon as I had that option, and you may want to do the same after 30 posts, or whatever the number is these days.

    In response to your comments, You're right about the federal government being like a toddler. The downside of their learning will be that their poor subjects like us, will get the punishment that they deserve while they run and hide in their bomb shelters.

    I don't blame us for anything they do. Their crimes were done to us, not by us. Our only failure was in not becoming murderers to stop them. To our credit, most Americans still wouldn't murder these morally retarded rulers that we have.
    , @Corvinus
    "I honestly don’t know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it."

    The spirit of your comment is that you are hoping for the end of millions of people just so that a "lesson" is learned. Talk about acting like a child.

    "Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century."

    In some cases, absolutely. In other cases, no.

    "The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good."

    Indeed, America has not experienced the carnage of war like Europeans. But you are naive to say that the United States has been "insulated".
    , @dfordoom

    the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions.
     
    That's the crucial point. The United States has never experienced the horror of total war. Americans have never seen their own cities bombed into rubble. Americans don't understand that war is not a game or a movie. Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.
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  35. @FB
    Great comment Twodees...

    'president' Dump...aka the puppet in chief...deserves zero respect from anybody...


    https://s20.postimg.org/j7x242ttp/Assad_Chem.jpg

    Killer meme. I’m going to share that one around.

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  36. @Pat Hannagan
    Britain, America’s foremost ally

    America's foremost ally would be Israel, with Britain next-to-foremost ally.

    Unless you mean that Israel runs America, in which case as you were.

    Buchanan still gets all of his information from CNN, apparently. Neither of those two shitty little countries are allies of the US. They are dependents who presume to rule their provider through banking frauds piled one atop another..

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  37. @Flat Cat

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.
     
    Well, I don't have a basement, and I wouldn't be cowering because I'd probably be dead as the most of folks if things fall apart. The term armchair warrior is used as a negative because it describes someone who makes decisions that get other people killed while he sits safe and sound, with no skin in the game. My skin is on the line when these jackasses play their games.

    I honestly don't know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.

    Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I've come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions. Sometimes a baby needs to be spanked to learn the limits of acceptable behavior or even to understand the sharp edges of the world.

    The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.

    Flat Cat, just a little heads up about Corvinus, (or Cornholio the minor): He’s a barely articulate, retarded troll who posts gibberish attacks on anyone who catches his attention. I put him on ignore as soon as I had that option, and you may want to do the same after 30 posts, or whatever the number is these days.

    In response to your comments, You’re right about the federal government being like a toddler. The downside of their learning will be that their poor subjects like us, will get the punishment that they deserve while they run and hide in their bomb shelters.

    I don’t blame us for anything they do. Their crimes were done to us, not by us. Our only failure was in not becoming murderers to stop them. To our credit, most Americans still wouldn’t murder these morally retarded rulers that we have.

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  38. Corvinus says:
    @Flat Cat

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.
     
    Well, I don't have a basement, and I wouldn't be cowering because I'd probably be dead as the most of folks if things fall apart. The term armchair warrior is used as a negative because it describes someone who makes decisions that get other people killed while he sits safe and sound, with no skin in the game. My skin is on the line when these jackasses play their games.

    I honestly don't know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.

    Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I've come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions. Sometimes a baby needs to be spanked to learn the limits of acceptable behavior or even to understand the sharp edges of the world.

    The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.

    “I honestly don’t know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.”

    The spirit of your comment is that you are hoping for the end of millions of people just so that a “lesson” is learned. Talk about acting like a child.

    “Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century.”

    In some cases, absolutely. In other cases, no.

    “The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.”

    Indeed, America has not experienced the carnage of war like Europeans. But you are naive to say that the United States has been “insulated”.

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    Compared to Russia, Americans definitely have been insulated from the price of war. We've never had more than TWENTY MILLION of our people killed on our own territory, in their own homes and schools and parks, as Russia did.

    Nor have we ever lost anything like the percentage of the national population in a war as Russia did in WW2, at least in the century and a half since the Civil War / War Between the States.
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    @Flat Cat

    Armchair warrior, you will be cowering in your basement IF this armageddon occurred. But, I get it, it’s wishful thinking on your part, since you are impotent to do something about it on your own.
     
    Well, I don't have a basement, and I wouldn't be cowering because I'd probably be dead as the most of folks if things fall apart. The term armchair warrior is used as a negative because it describes someone who makes decisions that get other people killed while he sits safe and sound, with no skin in the game. My skin is on the line when these jackasses play their games.

    I honestly don't know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it.

    Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I've come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions. Sometimes a baby needs to be spanked to learn the limits of acceptable behavior or even to understand the sharp edges of the world.

    The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good.

    the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions.

    That’s the crucial point. The United States has never experienced the horror of total war. Americans have never seen their own cities bombed into rubble. Americans don’t understand that war is not a game or a movie. Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.

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    Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.
     
    Agree.
    , @Anon

    The United States has never experienced the horror of total war.
     
    The Southern states have.

    But your point is largely taken.
    , @Corvinus
    "Americans don’t understand that war is not a game or a movie."

    Actually, Americans are acutely aware of the devastating impact of war. You are historically ignorant here.

    "Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin."

    By that time, the group of people or that nation that laid waste to an American city would incur the wrath of the United States and her allies, which would be measured. Again, another absolutely naive comment on your part.
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  40. peterAUS says:
    @dfordoom

    the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions.
     
    That's the crucial point. The United States has never experienced the horror of total war. Americans have never seen their own cities bombed into rubble. Americans don't understand that war is not a game or a movie. Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.

    Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.

    Agree.

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    And agree.
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  41. anon[358] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m getting the impression that the war party is getting nervous that Trump is so literal minded. He might say we bombed them… lets pull out. They are dismayed that Trump isn’t promising to stay, etc. and we can easily and cheaply just bomb them. I know. Wishful thinking.

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  42. TheBoom says:

    The only way to put an end to America’s wars without end, is to have mandatory service in the military for all 18 year olds. Soldiers from families making over $100k should be placed on the front lines of any conflict. You would immediately see a drop off in the pundits pushing for war and the citizenry going along with the new war du jour. And that is precisely why the draft won’t be reinstated.

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  43. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @dfordoom

    the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions.
     
    That's the crucial point. The United States has never experienced the horror of total war. Americans have never seen their own cities bombed into rubble. Americans don't understand that war is not a game or a movie. Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.

    The United States has never experienced the horror of total war.

    The Southern states have.

    But your point is largely taken.

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    "The Southern states have."

    You mean the northern AND southern states.
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  44. I believe the “gas” in Syria is self sabatoge. To a “rebel” so what if 40-50 people, even your own people die if it brings a ton of bricks down on Assad. The sequence of all these “gas” attacks defies logic. Who wants the US to attack Syria? Why? Where is this thing called UN? If one believes the US should attack Assad then what about China for it’s actions in Tibet? Attack China? Saudi Arabia for actions against Yemen? Destroy the kingdom? Trump has done a 180 on much of this, from his words as a candidate. A 180 – is he owned? Does some intelligence group have compromising evidence/pictures that control-steer trump to a 180 change? Sure seems like it. We should be thanking Assad, helping Assad, joining the Russians in smashing isis. For global chess; I would guess the powers that be want US strikes on Syria, then a “missle” will hit US troops in Syria. The “missle” will be ascribed as by Iran from Iran. The US will then destroy Iran and take Assad out on the way. Who would want that? I would fear then that Russia & China unatural allies would join forces as a global effort to reign in an out of control bully the US.

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  45. Stick says:

    There are too many suspects who have valid reasons to encourage the US to remain in and go deeper into Syria. None of them are named Russia, Syria or Iran. We have no proof currently that the first attack a year ago was perpetrated by Assad. None on this one either. What we do know is we have few allies in Syria and none of them are trustworthy. The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God’s work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?

    The most likely suspects of who wants us to remain in the ME are Manhattan Globalists who fear Trump disrupting their East Asia bonanza and endless cheap labor. The speed of Manhattan Media’s cries of anguish following this act suggests Manhattan Privilege may be the culprit. When all the Choir Sings on Time and as One, one assumes their is a Choir Master.

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    The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God’s work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?
     
    the reason "we" would want to change that is because "we" want Syria to descend into the abyss.

    very few outside of Assad's government care about the Christians of Syria, least of all the evangelical Christians of the ZUSA. The Christian Zionists would happily condemn every Syrian Christian man, woman and child to be burned alive by ISIS, if it meant that they'd be that much closer to forcing the Christ to return to earth and give them their thousand years of rapture!

    What are the pathetic lives of a few thousand Christians when compared to a thousand years of rapture! With the Lamb of Peace right by your side, perhaps massaging your rapture with His hand, and giving you angel's wing for your part in slaughtering all those Christians, so that the Jews will return to Israel, and bind the covenant and FORCE Jesus to return.

    Who cares about a few thousand worthless Christian souls, when compared to that?!

    https://dispensatiionalism.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/rapture-2.jpg
    , @Anonymous

    There are too many suspects who have valid reasons to encourage the US to remain in and go deeper into Syria.
     
    There are no "valid" or even "sane" reasons. The Jews have overplayed their hand once again and now their faith is sealed. The World must be healed or destroyed.
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  46. Corvinus says:
    @dfordoom

    the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century. I’ve come to look at it as a toddler acting up because he never faces negative consequences of his actions.
     
    That's the crucial point. The United States has never experienced the horror of total war. Americans have never seen their own cities bombed into rubble. Americans don't understand that war is not a game or a movie. Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.

    “Americans don’t understand that war is not a game or a movie.”

    Actually, Americans are acutely aware of the devastating impact of war. You are historically ignorant here.

    “Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.”

    By that time, the group of people or that nation that laid waste to an American city would incur the wrath of the United States and her allies, which would be measured. Again, another absolutely naive comment on your part.

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    As for Americans being acutely aware of the devastating impact of war, where do you get that impression?

    Talking to Americans, it's all too easy to find people -- many people -- who speak casually about "just bomb them" or "teach them a lesson" without realizing that even if we "win", and win decisively and quickly (not at all a sure thing), we can lose tens of millions of people, including them sitting in their home or office or school or church or business.

    Also, many Americans act like China doesn't exist or is still a backwater that will not assert itself in the world far from its borders. That is not the case. I'm not saying that China will expressly help Russia if the US gov attacks Russia or Russian troops in Syria, but Americans typically don't even consider that possibility. Nor do most Americans seem to be aware of the defects in our military technology compared to Russia's military technology nowadays.

    There's not one American alive who experienced the Civil War. There are hardly any people alive in America who have even heard about it from parents who lived through the Civil War even as young kids. We do not know what total war is like. Not even close.

    .....................................

    As for the USA's "allies", are you aware of the pitiful size and state of the German, French, British, Italian, and Australian militaries, just to name a few? All of them together would be no match for Russia alone.

    But hey, just a generation from now, the new Muslim-dominated, non-white France might be glad to shoot a few nukes into a nominally Christian and mostly white country like Russia.

    Same with Britain-istan, or as another commenter put it aptly, "formerly-Great formerly-Britain."

    If the USA had to fight a meaningful opponent like Russia or China, its so-called allies would be sorely limited in their ability, and probably their willingness, to help the USA win and survive fairly intact.

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  47. Corvinus says:
    @Anon

    The United States has never experienced the horror of total war.
     
    The Southern states have.

    But your point is largely taken.

    “The Southern states have.”

    You mean the northern AND southern states.

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    Some few of the Northern states. Why don't you entertain us with your knowledge of history by telling us which ones, and at what points?
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  48. Rurik says:
    @Stick
    There are too many suspects who have valid reasons to encourage the US to remain in and go deeper into Syria. None of them are named Russia, Syria or Iran. We have no proof currently that the first attack a year ago was perpetrated by Assad. None on this one either. What we do know is we have few allies in Syria and none of them are trustworthy. The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God's work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?

    The most likely suspects of who wants us to remain in the ME are Manhattan Globalists who fear Trump disrupting their East Asia bonanza and endless cheap labor. The speed of Manhattan Media's cries of anguish following this act suggests Manhattan Privilege may be the culprit. When all the Choir Sings on Time and as One, one assumes their is a Choir Master.

    The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God’s work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?

    the reason “we” would want to change that is because “we” want Syria to descend into the abyss.

    very few outside of Assad’s government care about the Christians of Syria, least of all the evangelical Christians of the ZUSA. The Christian Zionists would happily condemn every Syrian Christian man, woman and child to be burned alive by ISIS, if it meant that they’d be that much closer to forcing the Christ to return to earth and give them their thousand years of rapture!

    What are the pathetic lives of a few thousand Christians when compared to a thousand years of rapture! With the Lamb of Peace right by your side, perhaps massaging your rapture with His hand, and giving you angel’s wing for your part in slaughtering all those Christians, so that the Jews will return to Israel, and bind the covenant and FORCE Jesus to return.

    Who cares about a few thousand worthless Christian souls, when compared to that?!

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    The evanjackals worship and venerate Israel and the Jewish people and care nothing for their fellow Christians being persecuted and murdered and neither does our "greatest ally in the regions". I, as an agnostic, care more about the fate of Middle Eastern Christendom than they do.

    Like you said they idiotically believe this is all foreordained in Bible code and a small price to pay to be wafted up into the heavens.

    Get ready for a wag the dog mini war so Trump can prove he's rough and tough and not a Putin stooge. Trump's turning out to be complete disaster and lacking the temperament for the office just like some of his campaign detractors said he would be. He's proving to be almost completely devoid of character.

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  49. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus
    "The Southern states have."

    You mean the northern AND southern states.

    Some few of the Northern states. Why don’t you entertain us with your knowledge of history by telling us which ones, and at what points?

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    I suppose I appreciate the devils didn't raze Charleston.

    The mystery is why Southerners today so believe in, and fight for, the empire. Note: I'm of the South.
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  50. @Anon
    With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, “Animal Assad,” ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

    Maybe... maybe not. Trump's tweet is so over the top and cartoony, it might not come to anything.

    'Animal Assad'. LOL. It's like North Korean propaganda. It's like loony tunes. It makes him sound like a mad man who wants to trigger WWIII.

    Because it's so WWE-like, maybe it will blow over.

    If Trump made a more sober threat, he might have to stick to his words. But after 'animal assad', it might just end as a pissing contest. In a way, maybe Trump is caricaturing the Neocons. He's turning their message into WWE nonsense.

    So, maybe this is more WWE than WWIII.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZtJLk7YbfE

    It is long past the time when any thinking person took Trump-Tweets seriously. Trump, himself doesn’t take them seriously and considers them as ‘negotiating tactics’. Remember the tweets: “Fire & Fury the World has Never Seen Before”, “Little Rocket Man” and “Bigger Nuclear Button”, which then ushered in the prospect of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un?
    This latest Trump-Tweet about “Russia to be ready for new, smart missiles raining down on Syria” is also a negotiating ploy and to save face. It is not the start of a big war with Russia. Stock markets, even in these volatile times, have hardly budged, and the gold price is where it has been for the past year.
    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face. The ensuing Syrian crisis will then lead to the long-promised meeting between Trump and Putin to discuss the future of Syria. Trump’s desire to pull out of Syria will then come about naturally and as the result of consultations with Putin.

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    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face.
     
    Obliterating international war-crime conventions (again) and killing people, under obviously false pretences - to save face - really?

    Sorry, Aren Haich, but that's just not resonating with me. Maybe I'm too stupid. Are we talking about the 4th or 8th-dimensional chess rules here? I get confused sometimes. Help me understand.
    , @Harold Smith
    As I see it, Trump is like a child playing with matches, and even though he hasn't burned the house down YET, tomorrow will bring another chance. (Especially when someone else keeps giving him more matches to play with).

    Apparently the whole Trump "presidency" (from the very inception of his candidacy) is a psyop against "the people." Trump is the proverbial "idiot with a plan", but it's not his plan. Our jewish-supremacist gamesmen seem to be dictating his every move; their every wish is his command. And their arrogance comes shining through.

    Perhaps the appointment of Bolton was primarily a scare tactic, as was the cancellation of the trip to South America. And in retrospect, Trump's cruise missile attack against the Syrian airbase last year now seems to make "sense". Our gamesmen are trying to frame Trump as a "loose cannon"; a crazy person who would DO ANYTHING. We (and the Russians) are supposed to think: "He recklessly attacked Syria before, he'll recklessly do it again."

    Our arrogant gamesmen apparently thought they could scare Russia into abandoning Syria. But their arrogance apparently prevents them from understanding that the Russians are not cowards. They are not going to back down in the face of threats from an increasingly pathetic idiot like Trump, especially when they're already backed into a corner.

    So just like all their other schemes, their latest scheme seems to have failed them, and has made Trump look like even more of an arrogant fool than he did before. (Hopefully the U.S. military can now see the total contempt he has for them).

    But what will Trump's handlers do as they become even more desperate? Are they just gong to give up? I hope I'm wrong, but I think they'll escalate.

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  51. Weaver1 says:
    @Realist
    This is a rehash of previous articles.

    Many of Pat’s articles are such. They’re nevertheless always worth reading.

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    Bit of a waste of time.
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  52. Weaver1 says:
    @Anon
    Some few of the Northern states. Why don't you entertain us with your knowledge of history by telling us which ones, and at what points?

    I suppose I appreciate the devils didn’t raze Charleston.

    The mystery is why Southerners today so believe in, and fight for, the empire. Note: I’m of the South.

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  53. @Twodees Partain
    "So massive an attack would be an act of war against a nation that has not attacked us and does not threaten us. Hence, Congress, prior to such an attack, should pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. war on Syria."

    No, Pat. For Trump to start a shooting war with Syria (and Russia) Congress needs to declare war, not pass another open ended "authorization". Have you forgotten that there's a constitutional provision for just this kind of thing?

    "Trump should ask his advisers what comes after the attack on Syria."

    Now, why should Trump ask anything else of the neocon assholes he's surrounded himself with? What do you think they're going to tell him, anyway? Aren't they the ones who are pushing for this war?

    "Trump’s strike, a year ago, with 59 cruise missiles, on the air base that allegedly launched a sarin gas attack, was supported only because Trump was new in office and the strike was not seen as the beginning of a longer and deeper involvement in a war Americans did not want to fight."

    Supported by whom? By a relative handful of Trumpeteers? Trump lost a big segment of his supporters with that missile strike, his support among those who voted for him has been dwindling steadily since then. All he has left of his former supporters are the GOP koolaid drinkers of the sort who kept on backing W after he threw off the mask and started waging war against anyone his handlers told him to.

    Trump's base now consists almost entirely of Zionist warmongers of Israeli or dual citizenship. He doesn't have a base that includes enough Americans to get him elected county clerk of court anywhere in his former home country. He may as well move to Jerusalem now.

    "The sole beneficiaries of the gas attacks in Salisbury and Syria appear to be the War Party."

    Oh, no kidding, Pat. Now come all the way home and admit that nobody in power in Russia or in Syria had anything to do with these flimsily staged "attacks". Go ahead and wake up enough that you don't nod off at your computer as you compose another of your retarded columns.

    “Trump’s base now consists almost entirely of Zioonist warmongers of Israeli or dual citizenship.”

    There’s probably some truth to your point.

    This is just anecdotal, but of everyone I know well who voted for Trump — most of my immediate and somewhat extended family, and most of my closer friends — there is only one who likes Trump more now, and it’s specifically because of the belligerent foreign policy and the saber-rattling, sanctions, and lying against Russia. And guess what, he’s Jewish. Not a dual citizen, but very into his Jewish identity and a shameless Israel apologist.

    When we talk about what’s in our interest to do “over there”, he always throws in Israel. At which point I remind him “no offense, man, but I don’t care what is in Israel’s interest, we’re talking about the best interest of Americans.”

    Conversely, I’ve heard from more than a dozen such people than they are alarmed at Trump ratcheting up talk about war against Russia or Iran, don’t understand what he is doing, and don’t want any US military action in Syria or the Middle East at all. “This is not why I voted for the guy” is heard in various iterations recently. I concur.

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  54. @Corvinus
    "I honestly don’t know if you missed the spirit of my comment or just willfully ignored it."

    The spirit of your comment is that you are hoping for the end of millions of people just so that a "lesson" is learned. Talk about acting like a child.

    "Think of it this way-the government of the United States, with the tacit support of most of the population, has engaged in an orgy of destructive, unnecessary, and aggressive war across a large part of the globe for the better part of a century."

    In some cases, absolutely. In other cases, no.

    "The American people and their government have been too insulated from those edges. A dose of reality would do them some good."

    Indeed, America has not experienced the carnage of war like Europeans. But you are naive to say that the United States has been "insulated".

    Compared to Russia, Americans definitely have been insulated from the price of war. We’ve never had more than TWENTY MILLION of our people killed on our own territory, in their own homes and schools and parks, as Russia did.

    Nor have we ever lost anything like the percentage of the national population in a war as Russia did in WW2, at least in the century and a half since the Civil War / War Between the States.

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  55. @peterAUS

    Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin.
     
    Agree.

    And agree.

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  56. @Corvinus
    "Americans don’t understand that war is not a game or a movie."

    Actually, Americans are acutely aware of the devastating impact of war. You are historically ignorant here.

    "Unfortunately it seems like they never will learn until one of their cities is a smoking ruin and by that time they will have reduced the whole world to a smoking ruin."

    By that time, the group of people or that nation that laid waste to an American city would incur the wrath of the United States and her allies, which would be measured. Again, another absolutely naive comment on your part.

    As for Americans being acutely aware of the devastating impact of war, where do you get that impression?

    Talking to Americans, it’s all too easy to find people — many people — who speak casually about “just bomb them” or “teach them a lesson” without realizing that even if we “win”, and win decisively and quickly (not at all a sure thing), we can lose tens of millions of people, including them sitting in their home or office or school or church or business.

    Also, many Americans act like China doesn’t exist or is still a backwater that will not assert itself in the world far from its borders. That is not the case. I’m not saying that China will expressly help Russia if the US gov attacks Russia or Russian troops in Syria, but Americans typically don’t even consider that possibility. Nor do most Americans seem to be aware of the defects in our military technology compared to Russia’s military technology nowadays.

    There’s not one American alive who experienced the Civil War. There are hardly any people alive in America who have even heard about it from parents who lived through the Civil War even as young kids. We do not know what total war is like. Not even close.

    ……………………………….

    As for the USA’s “allies”, are you aware of the pitiful size and state of the German, French, British, Italian, and Australian militaries, just to name a few? All of them together would be no match for Russia alone.

    But hey, just a generation from now, the new Muslim-dominated, non-white France might be glad to shoot a few nukes into a nominally Christian and mostly white country like Russia.

    Same with Britain-istan, or as another commenter put it aptly, “formerly-Great formerly-Britain.”

    If the USA had to fight a meaningful opponent like Russia or China, its so-called allies would be sorely limited in their ability, and probably their willingness, to help the USA win and survive fairly intact.

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    "As for Americans being acutely aware of the devastating impact of war, where do you get that impression?"

    Those who have relatives and friends who served in the military on the front lines.
    Those who have watched documentaries or read books about war.
    Those who experienced 911, either directly in New York or watching it from home.

    More ignorance on your part.

    "Talking to Americans, it’s all too easy to find people — many people —"

    No, some people.

    "...who speak casually about “just bomb them” or “teach them a lesson” without realizing that even if we “win”"

    That is rhetoric talking on their part.

    "Also, many Americans act like China doesn’t exist or is still a backwater that will not assert itself in the world far from its borders."

    It MAY or COULD assert itself. I won't hold my breath on it.

    "I’m not saying that China will expressly help Russia if the US gov attacks Russia or Russian troops in Syria, but Americans typically don’t even consider that possibility."

    No, Americans take into account of the geopolitics involved. That is why despite some of the Doomsday posts by unz.com authors that "World War III" is imminent, all actors involved, including Russia and China, realize the gravity of the situation.

    "Nor do most Americans seem to be aware of the defects in our military technology compared to Russia’s military technology nowadays."

    To be sure, we have defects. To the point that we will be overrun, or underwhelming? The only way to actually find out is for a showdown to occur, and then we will know.

    "There’s not one American alive who experienced the Civil War. There are hardly any people alive in America who have even heard about it from parents who lived through the Civil War even as young kids. We do not know what total war is like. Not even close."

    Personally about total war? Absolutely most Americans do not have THAT experience. But they generally know about war, its impact, and its consequences. If you want to remain naive, or ignorant, or are just mugging for the camera, be my guest.

    "As for the USA’s “allies”, are you aware of the pitiful size and state of the German, French, British, Italian, and Australian militaries, just to name a few? All of them together would be no match for Russia alone."

    Let there be a ground war and we will find out. Besides, Europe has already experienced two world wars on their soil, the third one will be over quick if Russia invades ANY of those nations. The nuke button will be pushed. And then we will see carnage of an unimaginable magnitude. I hope that the Russians love their children, too.

    YET, some argue that future wars will be ones conducted in cyberspace. We live in interesting times.

    https://www.dailydot.com/via/cyberwar-world-war-internet

    "But hey, just a generation from now, the new Muslim-dominated, non-white France might be glad to shoot a few nukes into a nominally Christian and mostly white country like Russia."

    Might, being the operative word.

    "Same with Britain-istan, or as another commenter put it aptly, “formerly-Great formerly-Britain.”

    No, it's still Great Britain.

    "If the USA had to fight a meaningful opponent like Russia or China, its so-called allies would be sorely limited in their ability, and probably their willingness, to help the USA win and survive fairly intact."

    Most likely, any war will be nuclear. Goodbye, human race. All out ground war is so 20th century.
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  57. Realist says:
    @Weaver1
    Many of Pat's articles are such. They're nevertheless always worth reading.

    Bit of a waste of time.

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  58. KenH says:
    @Rurik

    The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God’s work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?
     
    the reason "we" would want to change that is because "we" want Syria to descend into the abyss.

    very few outside of Assad's government care about the Christians of Syria, least of all the evangelical Christians of the ZUSA. The Christian Zionists would happily condemn every Syrian Christian man, woman and child to be burned alive by ISIS, if it meant that they'd be that much closer to forcing the Christ to return to earth and give them their thousand years of rapture!

    What are the pathetic lives of a few thousand Christians when compared to a thousand years of rapture! With the Lamb of Peace right by your side, perhaps massaging your rapture with His hand, and giving you angel's wing for your part in slaughtering all those Christians, so that the Jews will return to Israel, and bind the covenant and FORCE Jesus to return.

    Who cares about a few thousand worthless Christian souls, when compared to that?!

    https://dispensatiionalism.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/rapture-2.jpg

    The evanjackals worship and venerate Israel and the Jewish people and care nothing for their fellow Christians being persecuted and murdered and neither does our “greatest ally in the regions”. I, as an agnostic, care more about the fate of Middle Eastern Christendom than they do.

    Like you said they idiotically believe this is all foreordained in Bible code and a small price to pay to be wafted up into the heavens.

    Get ready for a wag the dog mini war so Trump can prove he’s rough and tough and not a Putin stooge. Trump’s turning out to be complete disaster and lacking the temperament for the office just like some of his campaign detractors said he would be. He’s proving to be almost completely devoid of character.

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  59. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stick
    There are too many suspects who have valid reasons to encourage the US to remain in and go deeper into Syria. None of them are named Russia, Syria or Iran. We have no proof currently that the first attack a year ago was perpetrated by Assad. None on this one either. What we do know is we have few allies in Syria and none of them are trustworthy. The irony is, should we successfully invade and defenestrate Assad, we would be forced to find a strongman committed to respecting minorities like Assad to replace Assad. Since Assad is already there and is doing God's work in killing ISIS and AQ, why would we want to change that?

    The most likely suspects of who wants us to remain in the ME are Manhattan Globalists who fear Trump disrupting their East Asia bonanza and endless cheap labor. The speed of Manhattan Media's cries of anguish following this act suggests Manhattan Privilege may be the culprit. When all the Choir Sings on Time and as One, one assumes their is a Choir Master.

    There are too many suspects who have valid reasons to encourage the US to remain in and go deeper into Syria.

    There are no “valid” or even “sane” reasons. The Jews have overplayed their hand once again and now their faith is sealed. The World must be healed or destroyed.

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  60. Anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Aren Haich
    It is long past the time when any thinking person took Trump-Tweets seriously. Trump, himself doesn’t take them seriously and considers them as ‘negotiating tactics’. Remember the tweets: “Fire & Fury the World has Never Seen Before”, “Little Rocket Man” and “Bigger Nuclear Button”, which then ushered in the prospect of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un?
    This latest Trump-Tweet about “Russia to be ready for new, smart missiles raining down on Syria” is also a negotiating ploy and to save face. It is not the start of a big war with Russia. Stock markets, even in these volatile times, have hardly budged, and the gold price is where it has been for the past year.
    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face. The ensuing Syrian crisis will then lead to the long-promised meeting between Trump and Putin to discuss the future of Syria. Trump’s desire to pull out of Syria will then come about naturally and as the result of consultations with Putin.

    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face.

    Obliterating international war-crime conventions (again) and killing people, under obviously false pretences – to save face – really?

    Sorry, Aren Haich, but that’s just not resonating with me. Maybe I’m too stupid. Are we talking about the 4th or 8th-dimensional chess rules here? I get confused sometimes. Help me understand.

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    I had hoped and thought that my comment was not going to be taken as an expression of MY opinion. My opinion on the subject at hand is of no consequence whatsoever and I am well aware of that.
    I have evaluated the current situation concerning Syria and come up with a PREDICTION of what is most likely to happen. And what happens, happens whether I like it or not.
    All those who make comments should keep this in mind and not waste other readers time with the expression of their opinions, which as I mentioned above, are of no consequence whatsoever.
    Making predictions are the stuff of interesting reads and are an exception to this rule.
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  61. Corvinus says:
    @RadicalCenter
    As for Americans being acutely aware of the devastating impact of war, where do you get that impression?

    Talking to Americans, it's all too easy to find people -- many people -- who speak casually about "just bomb them" or "teach them a lesson" without realizing that even if we "win", and win decisively and quickly (not at all a sure thing), we can lose tens of millions of people, including them sitting in their home or office or school or church or business.

    Also, many Americans act like China doesn't exist or is still a backwater that will not assert itself in the world far from its borders. That is not the case. I'm not saying that China will expressly help Russia if the US gov attacks Russia or Russian troops in Syria, but Americans typically don't even consider that possibility. Nor do most Americans seem to be aware of the defects in our military technology compared to Russia's military technology nowadays.

    There's not one American alive who experienced the Civil War. There are hardly any people alive in America who have even heard about it from parents who lived through the Civil War even as young kids. We do not know what total war is like. Not even close.

    .....................................

    As for the USA's "allies", are you aware of the pitiful size and state of the German, French, British, Italian, and Australian militaries, just to name a few? All of them together would be no match for Russia alone.

    But hey, just a generation from now, the new Muslim-dominated, non-white France might be glad to shoot a few nukes into a nominally Christian and mostly white country like Russia.

    Same with Britain-istan, or as another commenter put it aptly, "formerly-Great formerly-Britain."

    If the USA had to fight a meaningful opponent like Russia or China, its so-called allies would be sorely limited in their ability, and probably their willingness, to help the USA win and survive fairly intact.

    “As for Americans being acutely aware of the devastating impact of war, where do you get that impression?”

    Those who have relatives and friends who served in the military on the front lines.
    Those who have watched documentaries or read books about war.
    Those who experienced 911, either directly in New York or watching it from home.

    More ignorance on your part.

    “Talking to Americans, it’s all too easy to find people — many people —”

    No, some people.

    “…who speak casually about “just bomb them” or “teach them a lesson” without realizing that even if we “win””

    That is rhetoric talking on their part.

    “Also, many Americans act like China doesn’t exist or is still a backwater that will not assert itself in the world far from its borders.”

    It MAY or COULD assert itself. I won’t hold my breath on it.

    “I’m not saying that China will expressly help Russia if the US gov attacks Russia or Russian troops in Syria, but Americans typically don’t even consider that possibility.”

    No, Americans take into account of the geopolitics involved. That is why despite some of the Doomsday posts by unz.com authors that “World War III” is imminent, all actors involved, including Russia and China, realize the gravity of the situation.

    “Nor do most Americans seem to be aware of the defects in our military technology compared to Russia’s military technology nowadays.”

    To be sure, we have defects. To the point that we will be overrun, or underwhelming? The only way to actually find out is for a showdown to occur, and then we will know.

    “There’s not one American alive who experienced the Civil War. There are hardly any people alive in America who have even heard about it from parents who lived through the Civil War even as young kids. We do not know what total war is like. Not even close.”

    Personally about total war? Absolutely most Americans do not have THAT experience. But they generally know about war, its impact, and its consequences. If you want to remain naive, or ignorant, or are just mugging for the camera, be my guest.

    “As for the USA’s “allies”, are you aware of the pitiful size and state of the German, French, British, Italian, and Australian militaries, just to name a few? All of them together would be no match for Russia alone.”

    Let there be a ground war and we will find out. Besides, Europe has already experienced two world wars on their soil, the third one will be over quick if Russia invades ANY of those nations. The nuke button will be pushed. And then we will see carnage of an unimaginable magnitude. I hope that the Russians love their children, too.

    YET, some argue that future wars will be ones conducted in cyberspace. We live in interesting times.

    https://www.dailydot.com/via/cyberwar-world-war-internet

    “But hey, just a generation from now, the new Muslim-dominated, non-white France might be glad to shoot a few nukes into a nominally Christian and mostly white country like Russia.”

    Might, being the operative word.

    “Same with Britain-istan, or as another commenter put it aptly, “formerly-Great formerly-Britain.”

    No, it’s still Great Britain.

    “If the USA had to fight a meaningful opponent like Russia or China, its so-called allies would be sorely limited in their ability, and probably their willingness, to help the USA win and survive fairly intact.”

    Most likely, any war will be nuclear. Goodbye, human race. All out ground war is so 20th century.

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  62. @Aren Haich
    It is long past the time when any thinking person took Trump-Tweets seriously. Trump, himself doesn’t take them seriously and considers them as ‘negotiating tactics’. Remember the tweets: “Fire & Fury the World has Never Seen Before”, “Little Rocket Man” and “Bigger Nuclear Button”, which then ushered in the prospect of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un?
    This latest Trump-Tweet about “Russia to be ready for new, smart missiles raining down on Syria” is also a negotiating ploy and to save face. It is not the start of a big war with Russia. Stock markets, even in these volatile times, have hardly budged, and the gold price is where it has been for the past year.
    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face. The ensuing Syrian crisis will then lead to the long-promised meeting between Trump and Putin to discuss the future of Syria. Trump’s desire to pull out of Syria will then come about naturally and as the result of consultations with Putin.

    As I see it, Trump is like a child playing with matches, and even though he hasn’t burned the house down YET, tomorrow will bring another chance. (Especially when someone else keeps giving him more matches to play with).

    Apparently the whole Trump “presidency” (from the very inception of his candidacy) is a psyop against “the people.” Trump is the proverbial “idiot with a plan”, but it’s not his plan. Our jewish-supremacist gamesmen seem to be dictating his every move; their every wish is his command. And their arrogance comes shining through.

    Perhaps the appointment of Bolton was primarily a scare tactic, as was the cancellation of the trip to South America. And in retrospect, Trump’s cruise missile attack against the Syrian airbase last year now seems to make “sense”. Our gamesmen are trying to frame Trump as a “loose cannon”; a crazy person who would DO ANYTHING. We (and the Russians) are supposed to think: “He recklessly attacked Syria before, he’ll recklessly do it again.”

    Our arrogant gamesmen apparently thought they could scare Russia into abandoning Syria. But their arrogance apparently prevents them from understanding that the Russians are not cowards. They are not going to back down in the face of threats from an increasingly pathetic idiot like Trump, especially when they’re already backed into a corner.

    So just like all their other schemes, their latest scheme seems to have failed them, and has made Trump look like even more of an arrogant fool than he did before. (Hopefully the U.S. military can now see the total contempt he has for them).

    But what will Trump’s handlers do as they become even more desperate? Are they just gong to give up? I hope I’m wrong, but I think they’ll escalate.

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  63. @Anonymous

    There will probably be a well-restricted cruise missile attack on some Syrian-Iranian base with Russia forewarned for Trump to save face.
     
    Obliterating international war-crime conventions (again) and killing people, under obviously false pretences - to save face - really?

    Sorry, Aren Haich, but that's just not resonating with me. Maybe I'm too stupid. Are we talking about the 4th or 8th-dimensional chess rules here? I get confused sometimes. Help me understand.

    I had hoped and thought that my comment was not going to be taken as an expression of MY opinion. My opinion on the subject at hand is of no consequence whatsoever and I am well aware of that.
    I have evaluated the current situation concerning Syria and come up with a PREDICTION of what is most likely to happen. And what happens, happens whether I like it or not.
    All those who make comments should keep this in mind and not waste other readers time with the expression of their opinions, which as I mentioned above, are of no consequence whatsoever.
    Making predictions are the stuff of interesting reads and are an exception to this rule.

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    No..no....you didn't get that "Anonymous" right, mate.

    He/she/it wasn't "expressing an opinion".
    He/she/it was doing the most basic "virtue signalling". Keywords in bold:

    ....but that's just not resonating with me....
     
    It' actually

    I am so better than you. I am so elevated and I am...I am..
     
    you get the drift.

    That just makes him/her/it feel good about themselves/itself.
    The only thing that interests them. For about 15 seconds and they move on something else which makes them feel good.
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  64. peterAUS says:
    @Aren Haich
    I had hoped and thought that my comment was not going to be taken as an expression of MY opinion. My opinion on the subject at hand is of no consequence whatsoever and I am well aware of that.
    I have evaluated the current situation concerning Syria and come up with a PREDICTION of what is most likely to happen. And what happens, happens whether I like it or not.
    All those who make comments should keep this in mind and not waste other readers time with the expression of their opinions, which as I mentioned above, are of no consequence whatsoever.
    Making predictions are the stuff of interesting reads and are an exception to this rule.

    No..no….you didn’t get that “Anonymous” right, mate.

    He/she/it wasn’t “expressing an opinion”.
    He/she/it was doing the most basic “virtue signalling”. Keywords in bold:

    ….but that’s just not resonating with me….

    It’ actually

    I am so better than you. I am so elevated and I am…I am..

    you get the drift.

    That just makes him/her/it feel good about themselves/itself.
    The only thing that interests them. For about 15 seconds and they move on something else which makes them feel good.

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