There are people on all sides of the political continuum entirely missing the reason for President Trump to threaten Bashir Assad publicly. Key word to understanding the Trump motive is: “publicly“.
President Trump, according to all high-brow punditry, is breaking diplomatic and national security norms by announcing the threat of punishment publicly instead of directly to Assad via a back-channel like Russia. However, that approach appears entirely by design; not by some arbitrary dispatch or happenstance breech of security protocol.
Here’s the big picture.
♦ FIRST – Who benefits from the U.S. attacking, weakening or taking out Assad?
Four primary groups:
- #1) Assad’s political opposition.
- #2) Islamic Extremist groups (ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra et al) ie. The Muslim Brotherhood.
- #3) Turkey and Recep Erdogan; and
- #4) John McCain, Evan McMullin, Adam Kinzinger, the industrial war complex and neo-cons etc.
♦ SECOND – President Trump doesn’t want to engage in Syria beyond the elimination of ISIS (al-Qaeda, al-Nusra) etc. Trump’s announced strategy is to defeat the Islamic extremists, ISIS; and then work on a regional governorship type structure toward a diplomatic internal political solution (Rex Tillerson).
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LOLOL. OK, gotta give this guy some wolverine blood credit here. Sebastian Gorka appears on CNN to discuss the current state of U.S. interests in Syria, and the President Trump policy toward Russia and Syria therein.
No bait taken. No F**ks given…. and when you get all done with that, make me a sandwich.
White House Statement:
The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack.
As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price. (link)
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President Trump meets the swamp people to discuss the making of swamp sausage…
Again, as with 99.99% of all ObamaCare conversations, the entirety of media discussion surrounds Medicaid spending, funding, etc.
The middle-class taxpayers’ healthcare interests, those on the individual market, are entirely disconnected from the political discussion by the professional political class.
Frustrating is an understatement.
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Senator Susan Collins of Maine exhibits her joint ideological alignment with Hillary Clinton and the professional political class as she condescendingly ridicules the blue collar nature of President Trump, and calls President Trump inexperienced to the high-minded ways of the political elites in Washington DC.
[…] “President Trump is the first president who has had neither political nor military experience; and thus it has been a challenge for him to learn how to interact with congress, and how to push his agenda forward.”
“I also believe it would have been better if the president started with infrastructure, which has bipartisan support, rather than tacling a politically divisive and technically complex issue like healthcare.”
~ Senator Susan Collins
More than 1,000 child sex predators arrested during Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention funded Operation Broken Heart.
The arrests marked the end of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated DOJ investigative operation to intensify efforts to identify and arrest suspected child sexual predators during April and May 2017.
Sixty-one units of the task force, comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies participated in the operation. Over a period of two months 1,012 child sex predators were arrested. Details below: