by baldilocks Gaddafi and Hussein are dead. It’s said that North Korea's Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to give up his nukes because of what happened to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. After the US invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deposition and execution of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi gave up his country’s nukes, only to be abandoned … Continue reading Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes
Kassem Eid survived the 2013 sarin massacre in Syria in which 1,400 people died, so it wasn’t surprising that CNN contacted him to talk about the most recent attack and the Trump administration’s response. What happened next stunned CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin. “For the very first time, we see Assad held accountable just for once, held … Continue reading A Syrian Survivor Offers an Important Message
By John Ruberry Barack Obama's Model United Nations style foreign policy of be-nice-to-rogue-nations-and-they'll-be-nice-to-you is a failure. Five years ago Syria's thug president, Bashar al-Assad, crossed Barack Obama's red line by using chemical weapons against his own people. Obama did not retaliate. Last Tuesday the brute crossed that red line--and on Thursday President Donald J. Trump fired 59 … Continue reading America’s eight-year long vacation from reality is over
by baldilocks Donald Herbert Walker Trump--Zman on the American missile strike in Syria: Trump won the nomination and the presidency on one core issue. He would be the President of the United States, not the President of the world. That was his line. He repeated it often. It allegedly captured his one core belief. What … Continue reading Reality Sets In
Citizen at New Orleans Party: But perhaps the general would at least tell us what his plans are? General Andrew Jackson: Sir if the hair on my head knew my plans I would cut it off! The Buccaneer 1958 Ian Howe: You know the key to running a convincing bluff? Every once in a while … Continue reading The Strike on Syria is Very Trump
If you turn on the TV, the radio or any internet news source, all you hear is Syria. The ratio of information to commentary is at best 1:1,500, and I include major news outlets in that number. So far, it appears that Trump acted with decisive force to achieve a limited objective. Beyond that, very … Continue reading Armchair warriors
This week I attended the funeral mass of a friend of my father's who served in the French Air Force during WW 2. and that got me thinking about Syria and the missile strikes now taking place. One of the things about being the son of a World War 2 Vet (Navy, Pacific 1942-45) is … Continue reading Is Anti-Trump Left Media Culture Willing to Fight in Syria to Win?
This took Trump what Ten Days? Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a phone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said. Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect … Continue reading Suddenly Under Trump Saudi’s Agree to Support Syria Safe Zone for Refugees MSM Memes Hardest Hit
Today, a truce has been brokered in Syria that will hopefully turn the corner on the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. With the country torn to pieces, refugees have been flooding into Europe and some parts of the Middle East, creating a dangerous situation for the entire region. America, under the leadership of President Obama, … Continue reading Obama created the Syrian disaster, so it’s fitting he’s not there to end it
Syria was always one of my favorite places in the world—an amazing mix of ancient sites that even despots couldn't destroy until now. When I worked for Newsweek and ABC News in the Middle East in the 1970s and 1980s, I spent many days there. It was difficult to report in the police state of … Continue reading Memories of Syria
On the Lead with Jake Tapper Tuesday Jake talked about the situation in Aleppo and how its fate is pretty much sealed. He rightly pointed out how awful it was, the implication being that we should (or should have) done something about it. Forgetting for a moment that the name of the president is still … Continue reading Victory in Aleppo made impossible by Defeat in the Culture Wars
by baldilocks On Twitter, many people call on others to “do something” about the destruction and mass killing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing something,” they mean something other than posting about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same people that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of taking … Continue reading Aleppo and Human Nature
by baldilocks Jeffrey Pelt: Mr. Ambassador, you have nearly a hundred naval vessels operating in the North Atlantic right now. Your aircraft has dropped enough sonar buoys so that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet. Now, shall we dispense with the bull? Ambassador Lysenko: You make … Continue reading A Jaunt Through The English Channel
There is one thing about the Syrian refugee crisis that makes no sense. We are hearing the left demand that the west to all it can to accept and resettle Syrians displaced by the current war. What about the right to return? I mean after all, these Syrians lived in Syria just four years ago. … Continue reading The #unexpectedly Chronicles: What About the Syrian Right of Return?
Louis Winthorp: He was wearing my Harvard tie. Can you believe it? My Harvard tie. Like, oh sure, he went to Harvard. If he's being driven around in my car, he could actually be living in my house. Maybe he's even taken my job. For all I know, right at this moment he could be … Continue reading Meanwhile in the real world: #freestacy @fremfreq & Bangladesh Sex Slavery