April 08, 2017

When Clinton, McCain are cheering Trump’s strike on Syria, “that’s a bad sign”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Donald Trump used to be one of the most vocal critics of US intervention in Syria. What happened? On last night's show, I looked at how Trump's base — and his opponents —greeted his missile strike on Syria. Those reactions are very revealing:

 

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commented 2017-04-10 18:40:34 -0400
Bill, I see it exactly as you do. Ryancare was his first bad move. This is the second. I fear he is embracing the neocon warmongers – hope I am wrong.
commented 2017-04-09 18:58:14 -0400
i want to believe that that because Trump is not a career politician this is a result of a learning curve – Strike one was supporting Ryancare instead of repealing Obama care , trying to appease neocon and Dem Chicken hawks is strike two – Strike 3 will mean a complete split with the populist base – remember them Donald? The folks who elected you to create jobs and stop pixxing away money on no-win foreign military entanglements?

If things don’t improve, I can see POTUS Rand Paul in 4 years.
commented 2017-04-09 03:08:30 -0400
I think I finally got it. Thank you, Ezra. This whole mess is so difficult to follow at times. All these national and international leaders are all such a bunch of liars. It takes someone who can wade through this crap and corruption, like you do, all day long, to make sense of it. I just don’t have access to that kind of information.

I would really like to hear your take on the Syrian that thanked Trump on CNN for his retaliation to the gas attacks by Assad, if in fact it was Assad.
commented 2017-04-09 01:13:49 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,107 Attacks, 212,957 Killed, 294,452 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-04-08 22:21:08 -0400
Who ever is responsible for the gas attack will go to hell,but I would not trust anyone over there not to do this just to get this response.With all these super powers you would think it would be over by now.Trump has to show he has balls,not sure this was the right way.Time will tell.
commented 2017-04-08 22:10:49 -0400
So the white helmets are a charade? And this whole poison gas was staged?
commented 2017-04-08 21:43:03 -0400
Maybe there’s a better solution to the problem of Syria than letting Assad or ISIS or other Islamists run it: dismember it. Break it up into pieces and give the pieces to the neighbouring countries like Jordan and post-Saddam Iraq as a reward for being moderate and unfriendly to the Islamists.

Or let the Kurds have it as the bulk of their long-desired Kurdistan. I suspect that a Kurdish administration would be far more humane than anything Assad or ISIS would ever manage.

Once the dust settled, all those Syrian “refugees” might very well prefer to go back to their home towns and get back to living in a country that would surely be more “culturally compatible” than the Western countries are.
commented 2017-04-08 21:21:24 -0400
Muslims were killing muslims. Win win. Why did Trump have to make John McCain have a wet dream. We need to do whatever we need to do to frustrate the plans of the neocons and McCain.
commented 2017-04-08 21:10:54 -0400
CONNIE LYNN commented, “There’s a lot we don’t know about this strike on Syria but one thing is pretty clear, that it was made without any investigation into who was responsible. Five seconds of thought would have eliminated Assad”. With respect to the latter, it doesn’t make sense, if indeed he had the capability, as to why Assad would do this, knowing that Russia has his back. One needs to ask who would want to draw the US into this mess?
commented 2017-04-08 19:57:46 -0400
Good job uncle Sam. Now you can bring democracy and freedom to Syria. Just like you did in Iraq, Libia, , Yemen and Egypt. Interestingly the production of heroin in Afghanistan has skyrocketed in Afghanistan since you invaded it. Gotta pay for that military complex somehow eh.
commented 2017-04-08 19:21:25 -0400
It would be terrible instead of draining the swamp, the swamp claims another victim – the new President. Let’s hope he sticks to his guns and concentrates on making America his number 1 priority.
commented 2017-04-08 19:13:32 -0400
Fantastic, Ezra. I’m not buying any of this as I’m sure no one does, who has any knowledge of history and current world events. There’s a lot we don’t know about this strike on Syria but one thing is pretty clear, that it was made without any investigation into who was responsible. Five seconds of thought would have eliminated Assad. Not everyone was born yesterday and many people will want to know why Trump turned 180 degrees in a couple of days (and everyone with him). There’s something else going on as you explained and I hope the truth comes out shortly.
commented 2017-04-08 17:54:43 -0400
Assad is allied with Hezbollah and Iran. Trump simply destroyed Assad’s weapons arsenal. No clear thinking individual would insist that the West should risk having Assad’s weapons fall into the hands of Islamist Jihadis of any faction; be they ISIS or Hezbollah. Gregg Roman is correct regarding his remarks on foreign policy. Historically, Western protectorates have been the only successful solution to managing Islamic Jihad.

The Kurds deserve to have their homeland back. Kurds have lived in the region for thousands of years; long before Islam existed. Kurdish women can’t keep fighting Islamic State on the front lines because Syrian men abondoned them to go to Europe and live on welfare. Trump did what needed to be done. All factions have been disarmed. Hopefully, the war in Syria is finally over. Time to rebuild. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCCODxq8diI
commented 2017-04-08 17:33:01 -0400
And in other, COMPLETELY unrelated news, Bettman pulls the NHL out of next years Olympics. Now the talk is about how many Russians will go home to play in the KHL so they can participate in the Olympics for Mother Russia. Huh. The NHL trying to rid itself of Russians. Whoda thunk it these days.
commented 2017-04-08 17:15:42 -0400
Hmmm. Trump left Saudi Arabia (you know, the country that supplied all the 9/11 terrorists) off of his original and subsequent travel ban. That and mentioning Canada’s village idiot in his speech to congress pretty much indicated to me the we are all, collectively, Fkd. Putin has probably knocked himself unconscious several times in the last 3 months, slapping his forehead every time an aid brings him a new report on Trump. But on the other hand, Netanyahu is smiling like a Cheshire cat. Ok Ben, you’re smiling now, but when all the countries around you become failed states, well, good luck with that. I don’t think you’ll be smiling for long.
commented 2017-04-08 15:37:12 -0400
It is certainly disturbing that all the usual left wing suspects are suddenly cheering Trump on as they are usually a very good moral compass. If something pisses them off it’s a good thing and vice versa. If Assad is actually innocent of this latest chemical massacre, then the whole situation changes. What a mess.
commented 2017-04-08 15:00:30 -0400
Americans, along with the rest of the world, were stunned to learn the U.S. president ordered a military strike against a country halfway around the world in response to a devastating attack against civilians. The action was widely supported by lawmakers, including some historically vocal critics of the administration while the highest levels of the Russian government fumed on the sidelines. That was in 1998 when President Bill Clinton launched more than 80 cruise missiles at targets in Sudan and Afghanistan.
commented 2017-04-08 13:47:56 -0400
Dan Mancuso; your not alone. I try to take a break once in awhile to focus on positive things in my immediate life and my family has no desire to talk about these world issues. My wife refuses to even watch the news because it’s “all bad anyway”. I understand that but I can’t just keep my head stuck in the ground. I need to know what’s going on. Everything in the ME is complicated and with every new development it gets even more so. I’m a big fan of Mark Steyn and I trust his intelligence and his grip on current events and what he’s saying makes a lot of sense to me. Libya was obviously a huge mistake but I think this US meddling is different in that it wasn’t anything to do with regime change and I don’t believe Trump will seriously consider any regime change without a clear solution. What this strike does though is show the worlds dictator butchers that pussy Obama is gone and perhaps barrel bombing and gassing your own people is no longer such a great idea. Assad was getting away with it for years. Also having the Chinese prime minister at his house at the time was brilliant. It also sends a message to North Korea as well as Putin that America is back but at the same time doesn’t mean that Trump has any intention of hanging around for 15 or 20 years trying to install democracy. It also puts the screws to the Dems and anti Trump republicans who have been chasing their tails trying to show that Trump and Putin are in cahoots. This will blow over but will leave a newfound respect for Trump. By the way, there’s a great article in the NP today about Trudeau’s pathetic response to all this. Check it out.
commented 2017-04-08 12:42:57 -0400
Ezra, the US is considered to be the world wide Police force.
commented 2017-04-08 12:26:27 -0400
Dan Mancuso; I feel the same. I’d love cut myself and family off from all this but I know I can’t. Not even out in the country. My neighbor now sells goats to the muzzies. It’s just commerce, right.?
commented 2017-04-08 11:47:41 -0400
I may have to unsubscribe from THEREBEL…I don’t think my psyche can take all this honest reportage!
I don’t mean the repulsion one naturally feels towards those nasty videos – that is merely typical Islam, it’s to be expected from those savages – I mean the psychic damage of the reality of things in the world reported honestly, is too much for my soul to bear…
Although I don’t know how one can hide from the reality – even here in the remoteness of central interior British Columbia…tossing my sole connection (satellite dish) to the outside world into the lake will not make that nastiness out there go away…especially since the lake is still frozen solid.
Things do not bode well for us…
commented 2017-04-08 11:44:06 -0400
My opinion is no strike on the barbarians in the Middle East is a bad thing. Stop the use of WMS, send a message, get the enemies second guessing and get the hell out. All good.
commented 2017-04-08 10:47:29 -0400
Trump walked into the trap. Assad didn’t do it but ISIS did. This setup is so Turkey’s Erdogan can take over Syria, and install the Muslim Brotherhood there.
commented 2017-04-08 10:12:26 -0400
Not inconceivable that the chemical attack was by the rebels and ISIS as these barbarians have no qualms of shedding blood, even of fellow Muslims, to advance their cause, just as it is not inconceivable that the fortuitous attack on the mosque in Quebec City was self-inflicted in order to promote the passage of M-103. Why the ongoing cone of silence about the mosque attack which Trudeau and various Muslim organizations continue to describe, without any supporting evidence, as a “terrorist” attack? Was Trump duped?