Monday, April 10, 2017
Mmmm, Bombs Good!
Poor old Donald Trump. The Great Orange Bloat has been staggering around like a drunken sailor for three months trying to trigger some Pavlovian response from the American people and their punditry. Poor old world - Trump has finally figured out the answer; bomb something, bomb anything, just bomb.
A few cruise missiles that inflicted minimal damage on a secondary Syrian airfield was enough to make even Fareed Zakaria giddy, pronouncing Donald Trump, at last, "presidential." Yessir, you're not a real president, not until you blow shit up.
Now America's and the world's Narcissist-in-Chief has it figured out. He can't stage gladiatorial events but but bombing works just fine. He's even sent out his secretary of state to spread the word wide and far.
During a visit to a war memorial in Italy, Tillerson proclaimed: “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.”
Wow, that put half the planet on notice. Only Tillerson - what's the term - oh yeah, misspoke. What he meant to say was "We rededicate ourselves to holding to account some who commit crimes against certain innocents in some parts of the world, especially if they're not using weapons stamped 'Made in America.'"
Not to put too fine a point on it but Tilley's Saudi pals have been lavishing American-made heavy ordinance, even cluster bombs, on Houthi villages in Yemen. They've been wiping out innocents - women, kids, the elderly - on a grand scale. Yeah, war crimes. Then there's Israel and the Palestinians and Dahiyeh. That's a war crime, sure as hell. The list goes on.