Since I missed last week. Ron rants.
For decades now . . . in fact, since Jefferson realized the idiocy of radical Islam and how it made its acolytes brainwashed loons . . . the policies of the United States government for dealing with the Middle East have been spectacularly naïve.
Eisenhower didn’t understand Muslims and was too busy worrying about Western Europe and what Moscow was up to to do anything about the recently resurrected hatred for Hebrews and a growing hatred for the US.
Kennedy was deeply involved in tap-dancing on the nuclear dance floor with Nikita while campaigning for re-election after having done nothing in his entire administration except rattle special-interest groups’ cages.
Johnson wanted desperately to somehow emerge from Southeast Asia as a winner while still managing to get laid as often as possible when Ladybird wasn’t watching him. He couldn’t have cared less about a bunch of camel-jockeys and goat-rapers.
Reagan was committed to making jokes and one-liners about communism and national defense and the Berlin Wall to do anything about what he considered a non-problem of terrorism by amateurs.
Shrub I presided over a stupendously successful military campaign to demonstrate the difference between a modern superpower and a Neolithic culture trying to act like one, then let his chance to actually accomplish something over there to dry up by losing the election to a redneck womanizer named Bubba.
Slick was too busy enjoying himself to get involved in the serious business of governance, and Shrub II had no business being in charge of anything more complex than a west Texas rodeo.
Soetoro . . . well, what can be said about that popinjay:
But finally we got a PotUS who said all the right things to prevent a career felon from grabbing the reins and then . . . and THEN . . . keeping his promises as much as a balky, seditious, anti-US Congress would allow.
Two days ago he ordered a hit on a classic bad guy, Soleimani, who’s been responsible for the deaths and maiming of thousands of Americans. He put up with Iran’s merde for months, years, and finally said, “BASTA!”
When Iran began sabotaging and commandeering oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz, Trump exercised restraint and worked through the international community to get them to stop.
Then Iran shot down a US drone, and he kept his temper in check, saying, “Hey, we got plenty of ‘em. Keep it.” Next they attacked Saudi oil fields, while all the time funding anti-Israel terrorism in the region, and Trump kept his cool and tried to use sanctions and diplomacy to restore stability.
Then Soleimani instigated attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad and Khamenei dissed Trump by saying there was nothing he could do about it, so he blew away the sonofabitch who organized and directed the attack.
So . . . what does the left wing of the US legislature do?
Senator Udall – “Trump is bringing our nation to the brink of an illegal war with Iran with no congressional approval.”
Senator Carper – “the Trump administration has chosen rash provocation over any coherent strategy.”
Senator Murphy – “we don’t generally assassinate foreign political officials [because] such action will get more, not less, Americans killed.”
Senator Markey – “assassination of Soleimani is a massive, deliberate, and dangerous escalation . . . the President just put the lives of every person in the region at immediate risk.”
Senator Blumenthal – “Trump owes a full explanation of airstrike reports – all the facts – to Congress and the American people.”
Senator Warren – “America’s priority MUST be to avoid another costly war.”
Senator Sanders – “Trump’s dangerous escalation brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East.”
Joe Biden – “Trump has tossed a stick of dynamite into a tinderbox.”
Representative Levin – “I have serious concerns about this president’s execution of a potential act of war without authorization of Congress.”
Speaker Pelosi – “he has put the lives of American servicemembers, diplomats, and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions.”
I’m not even gonna bother with what the rest of the Dems said . . . like Omar, Tlaib, AOC, et al. You know where they stand on ANY decision Trump makes.
Horse manure!! Jihadis such as Soleimani have no regard for anyone except those who agree completely with their distorted view of Islam. Given the opportunity, they’d play out their interpretation of the surahs which tell them any person, even another Muslim, who doesn’t believe the same way they do is an apostate and must be eliminated, IOW killed.
They would gleefully kill me and my family if the opportunity arose, so I have no sympathy whatever for them and how they’re treated by Syria or Turkey or anyone else over there in that region of the globe where killing each other is their favorite pastime.
They’ve been killing each other since the 7th century, so long now that killing has become permanently inscribed in their DNA.
What we need to do is put a MOAB on their uranium-235 enrichment site with its 1000+ centrifuges spinning like a CNN editor to prep for a warhead to eliminate Israel, since all the Muslim states haven’t been able to accomplish that in 75 years of trying.
What we most certainly do NOT need is another milquetoast community organizer with no experience in anything except pot smoking and troublemaking to think up new and exciting ways to do all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons.