April 07, 2017

Trump attacks Syrian military base: Is “regime change” back?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last night, Donald Trump launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military air base, after Syria’s Bashar Assad reportedly used chemical weapons in the civil war.

Trump saw sad pictures of children in war. And that is one of the sad things about all wars. But that is different than an argument for attacking a sovereign country that has no quarrel with America, if the United States were some sort of global policeman.

Who does Trump want to take over Syria instead of Assad? I’m no Assad fan. He’s a murderer, like his father was. But he is secular, not an Islamist. They’re the ones who want Assad gone.

You’d think the United States might have learned this, from the Obama-Clinton years.

In fact, no-one has been more skeptical of U.S. entanglement in Syria than Trump, going back years.

Lobbying cruise missiles is different than regime change or American boots on the ground. But Trump just burned up a lot of political capital with people who are sick of foreign meddling.

And the fact that everyone from Hillary Clinton to John McCain are cheering him — that’s a bad sign in itself.

There is only one solution to Syria:

It’s to destroy Islamic terrorists, and contain Assad, and make Syria stable again.

NEXT: Gregg Roman from the Middle East Forum joins me to talk more about these Syrian airstrikes, and why he is in favour of them. 

THEN: Our own Tommy Robinson had another hit viral video on his hands this week. He filmed himself confronting a young man who'd called for his murder on Twitter.

It was a real eye opener, and I've got some thoughts about it.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

 

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commented 2017-04-09 12:58:43 -0400
- The jury is still out on this Syrian attack. I really hope Trump doesn’t get involved in regime change. Trump needs to get rid of the globalists advising him on foreign policy.

- Good for Tommy. He’s not the sort to take threats lying down. These “progressives” never examine their beliefs, hopefully this guy now will.
commented 2017-04-09 09:30:48 -0400
Remove Assad, and the last vestage of Christianity in the Middle East will surely follow. What will God do with your soul Donald Trump?
commented 2017-04-09 04:24:51 -0400
Just look at the timing with China’s president coming to see Trump. Combine that with the Americans doing military drills with South Korea. Not a coincidence.

I think Trump is doing some aggressive negotiating, where he is forcing China’s hand.

Don’t be surprised if Trump gets Japan involved soon.
commented 2017-04-08 21:34:15 -0400
At Jack Pallance….President Trump made his decision on the behalf of the American People…nobody knows who the bad guys are..Do you know for certain is Assad responsible? or isis? If you know for certain ..maybe you should share your certainty with trudeau and President Trump.
commented 2017-04-08 21:20:02 -0400
So didn’t we basically concede the narrative of the neocon warmongers that Assad is the bad guy. Sure John McCain and warmongering Hillary supporters are happy here. It’s a civil war with collateral damage. Why are we in the middle. We should give Assad a medal for protecting Christians and fighting ISIS for us.
commented 2017-04-08 20:45:34 -0400
@ liza Rosie commented 5 hours ago
I agree Dave, the whole thing is exceedingly unsettling and it is making my head spin. 3:00 Monday I will give you a shout. It would be a boon if other Rebels could show up for coffee as well. Anywhere near Salmon Arm on Monday Bravo Zulu?
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I have family that used to live in Salmon Arm – they moved to Mahood Lake country.

I ranched in 100 Mile for a few years and now live in Ontario – the farm here is for sale and we will abandon this God forsaken place for anything west of the Ontario Manitoba border.

So – unfortunately – not this time.

Cheers
commented 2017-04-08 18:21:08 -0400
Do any of you read the Scott Adams blog? HE makes some great observations on Trump and politics. I agree with Adams on Trump and the air base.
commented 2017-04-08 17:29:17 -0400
trudeau had to back up President Trump’s decision ….it must of made trudeau physically/more mentally ill to do so….
commented 2017-04-08 16:56:51 -0400
ELTON BRAUN…..unrelated….don’t know if you follow at all, but I sure hope the Tigers can go all the way, I am an old alumni and still follow as best I can. Was down on holiday a couple years ago and played the beautiful Desert Blume golf course….enjoying your posts and insight as well. Cheers.
commented 2017-04-08 16:40:13 -0400
BRAVO ZULU…..That number is only an on star number( never used), and wouldn’t be of much use as it was the only way I could figure out contact with LIZA and not divulge info for the trolls to pester me, or her. I think I have developed a small but hateful group of trollops. I think it best (I’m going on a 10 day holiday starting Monday), if you do your tour and when you are back with lots of new commentary we can figure out a safe method of contact, I would really value a one on one conversation. Thx for all of your wise words and I will be eagerly watching for you return.
commented 2017-04-08 16:37:47 -0400
David White: My BS radar on Trump pretty much exploded when he announced the collaboration between his daughter and PM Zoolander on women in business or tiny buildings for kids who can’t read or some such thing. I convinced myself that no sane person could be seriously going along with such a giant (feminist) moron and that Trump must have some sort of game plan. I’m shocked and saddened that I seem to have been proven wrong. I’m a short drive from Salmon Arm but I work Monday.
commented 2017-04-08 16:37:17 -0400
Deborah thanks for that link it’s a good one.
commented 2017-04-08 16:22:35 -0400
Deborah, Thanks for your links, as a Christian I really appreciate them.
commented 2017-04-08 15:57:18 -0400
I agree Dave, the whole thing is exceedingly unsettling and it is making my head spin. 3:00 Monday I will give you a shout. It would be a boon if other Rebels could show up for coffee as well. Anywhere near Salmon Arm on Monday Bravo Zulu?
commented 2017-04-08 15:40:26 -0400
@ Elton Braun commented 19 mins ago
Bravo Zulu I certainly respect your opinion as someone who has been there. Many convincing arguments are being made on both sides but if in fact (and we may never know for sure) that Assad has never been responsible for any chemical attacks on his own people, this would certainly change everything.
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If I gave you the impression that Assad is totally innocent – that was not my intent.

I cannot say that he has not. And I will not say that.

What I intended for people to understand is there is a great deal of mis-information out there and that the media has an agenda – and very often the politicians follow that agenda if only for popularity sake.

Cheers
commented 2017-04-08 15:38:02 -0400
David White commented 2 hours ago
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BRAVO ZULU…I wish to hell I could have a coffee with you sometime. I value your insight on many topics.

LIZA….excellent posts as usual. Looking forward to Monday. Hope things are still a go. Please call me around 3:00 Monday afternoon….(587-385-0595)
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Now that I have your tel number I will call later in the weekend.

Cheers
commented 2017-04-08 15:36:37 -0400
@ Ron Voss commented 6 hours ago
When one follows the link that Bravo Zulu provided re the earlier chemical attack, there are a lot of videos offered, including one with Ron Paul, questioning that Assad was behind the recent chemical attack.
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Ron – you are 100% correct.

I will not say that Assad has not done the deed this time and I will not say that he has never done this.

What I will say is that we KNOW for certain the rebels have used these weapons and no one seemed to mind. We know this because General Mood and his team from Norway proved it. I happen to know him and his Chief of Staff personally.

War is dirty and deeds get done that make people wince – trust me I know and understand that.

But………

Why were (and are) the rebels given a free ride?

That is the question I would like answered.

And who did the actual chemical analysis on this latest attack to prove it was Assad?

We both know the answer is nobody.

Hope all have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

I am off to work – have to prepare for my trip to Europe in 8 days. And I have some UN folks coming to visit me here at home this coming week for briefings.

Best to all.
commented 2017-04-08 15:18:51 -0400
Bravo Zulu I certainly respect your opinion as someone who has been there. Many convincing arguments are being made on both sides but if in fact (and we may never know for sure) that Assad has never been responsible for any chemical attacks on his own people, this would certainly change everything.
commented 2017-04-08 13:42:29 -0400
The DNN ( Depressing New Network,formerly known as CNN) tried to bait this Syrian man to say he was upset with Trump for wanting to temporarily block refugees.
It is hilarious to watch how painful it was for the interviewer,if it had been anyone else they would have used that dropped signal excuse to shut him up.
This is not what DNN wants, someone supporting Trump ,but i guess they thought it would be just a bit too heartless to cut him off, to do that they would have sunk to the lowest they could go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3uaf1NFxXc&feature=youtu.be
commented 2017-04-08 13:33:13 -0400
Sorry about my computer’s Justin doublespeak
commented 2017-04-08 13:33:13 -0400
Sorry about my computer’s Justin doublespeak
commented 2017-04-08 13:22:35 -0400
How in the hell can anyone make sense of or understand the toxic world we live in today. Enough theories to clog up a calculator. How long did it take for the Kurshner-Ivanka coup to unfold in the White House? Revelations about their Democratic bent, along with Ivanka’s climate change babblings make me somewhat nervous to say the least. I hope the Donald isn’t so flexible he ties himself into a knot he can’t get out of. For me the global situation produces: a constant headache with unbridled cynicism and unfortunately almost constant despair. Then to top things off I give myself a quick dose of self medicating saran gas ….I think Trudeau, Notley and Wynne. Pretty much sums it up for me.

Thanks for all the great posts guys and gals….at least there is always thought inducing commentary here.

BRAVO ZULU…I wish to hell I could have a coffee with you sometime. I value your insight on many topics.

LIZA….excellent posts as usual. Looking forward to Monday. Hope things are still a go. Please call me around 3:00 Monday afternoon….(587-385-0595)
commented 2017-04-08 13:22:35 -0400
How in the hell can anyone make sense of or understand the toxic world we live in today. Enough theories to clog up a calculator. How long did it take for the Kurshner-Ivanka coup to unfold in the White House? Revelations about their Democratic bent, along with Ivanka’s climate change babblings make me somewhat nervous to say the least. I hope the Donald isn’t so flexible he ties himself into a knot he can’t get out of. For me the global situation produces: a constant headache with unbridled cynicism and unfortunately almost constant despair. Then to top things off I give myself a quick dose of self medicating saran gas ….I think Trudeau, Notley and Wynne. Pretty much sums it up for me.

Thanks for all the great posts guys and gals….at least there is always thought inducing commentary here.

BRAVO ZULU…I wish to hell I could have a coffee with you sometime. I value your insight on many topics.

LIZA….excellent posts as usual. Looking forward to Monday. Hope things are still a go. Please call me around 3:00 Monday afternoon….(587-385-0595)
commented 2017-04-08 11:58:41 -0400
Ohhhhh, had not seen that Paul Joseph Watson. Thanks Liza.
commented 2017-04-08 11:54:44 -0400
Domestically, Trump is magic.
The attack in Syria is good for Trump and I can see the benefits for the US,and global opinion for sure. I just don’t get what Syria will look like when they get Assad out or why the U.S back the rebels and want Assad out in the first place. If I believed Assad was responsible for these chemical attacks it would be easier for me but I don’t. He wasn’t responsible last time either.
I am still on the Trump train though. God knows there is no other option but to support Trump, but I think he is going after the wrong guy.

Sally, Justin could sit at his little desk with his head in his arm for 24 hours a day and he still wouldn’t be able to get anything done. He may as well stay home all week for all the good he is. Butts, justins bro and other ‘advisers’ run this country anyway. Up the creek without a paddle we are.
commented 2017-04-08 11:29:41 -0400
So while PMJT is busy posing for his doll likeness in both cardboard and bendable formats , Trump is busy bringing jobs back to the USA, fighting evil in the world, and the US stock market is at record highs. Maybe JT should work Fridays again to pick up the slack?
commented 2017-04-08 10:46:34 -0400
Bravo Zulu, I made it through your essay! LOTS to digest there. Thanks for your personal insight, please keep us informed of your ongoing assessment of the situation. If Hillary & John McCain are cheerleading Tumps’ actions in Syria, it really does make me wonder what is truth, and we can be absolutely positive the media will not tell us the truth.
commented 2017-04-08 10:09:50 -0400
Bravo Zulu, a good comment & insight into Assad. Thank you.
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