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Buster Gammons

Friday, April 7, 2017

Man-Baby President Plays With Missiles

Back in 2013, President Obama wanted Congress to authorize a U.S. military response to the Syrian government's gas attack on its own people.  From his hideaway in Twitter Tower, Citizen Trump warned against U.S. retaliation over and over again, and insisted that Obama would need Congressional approval.  Most Republicans on the hill were opposed, and no approval ever came.

During the campaign, Candidate Trump denounced Hillary Clinton's foreign policy, claiming she wanted "to start a shooting war in Syria in conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.  It could lead to World War III."

He campaigned on his "America First" platform and urged us to build closer ties to Vladimir Putin.

A week ago, Trump administration officials declared that "our priority is no longer getting Assad out" (Nikki Haley) and "the status of Assad will be decided by the Syrian people" (Rex Tillerson).

Captain Kangaroo has more military experience
And now?  With his insular administration in a state of constant upheaval, it's suddenly "Assad must go!" and Dress-Me-Up Donnie is wearing his military ballcap and firing missiles into Syria.  Just like that.  And without the necessary Congressional approval.

So, Hillary Clinton would stupidly start World War III, but President Donnybrook (who "knows more than the generals") will not.  Let's fervently hope not.

As someone who despises Syrian refugees, he's about to create a hell of a lot more of 'em.

For all his bloviation in one direction, to do a 180 course change -- with missiles! --is mind-boggling.  But Trump is a man without principles -- he lives moment to moment in the 24-7 news cycle, knees jerking and fingers flailing as he reacts to this and that.  He's not just unpredictable, he's unstable, unhinged.

Could this be the start of the Trumpocalypse?  


  1. What "real conservatives" are saying::: Syria gas massacre was a ‘deep state’ false flag operation designed to trick Donald Trump into war with Assad... What's next????