The Wednesday Rant

April 6, 2017 | Posted in:General

Due to tech difficulties it’s the Thursday Edition of “The Wednesday Rant.”

If you are prone to counting your blessings, among them might be the fact you won the lottery by being born into the USA and not…Syria.
 
(For the record Twitter comments excerpted from the NY Times.)
 
Dateline 2013 -The Obama administration concluded that the government of Syria’s president, Mr. Assad, had used chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds of people on the outskirts of Damascus. At the time, critics noted that Mr. Obama was stepping back from his own “red line” threat to punish Mr. Assad for deploying chemical weapons.
 
A future president weighed in, a man who had run for the office in 2000 as a “Reform Party” candidate.
 
He used his favorite joystick…”Twitter.”
 
” The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A. “
6:13 AM – 5 Sep 2013
 
590 people put a nice “heart” symbol up and 1,025 retweeted it.
 
That was followed by this…
 
9/11/13 Obama must now start focusing on OUR COUNTRY, jobs, healthcare and all of our many problems. Forget Syria and make America great again! 254 replies 1,065 retweets 499 likes
 
5 Sep 2013 AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!
825 replies 7,827 retweets 7,408 likes
 
4 Sep 2014 Any American who fights w/ ISIS in Iraq or Syria should have their passport revoked. If they try to come back in, send them to Gitmo.
 
24 Nov 2013 How much longer are we expected to put up with the world’s most incompetent leader – ObamaCare, Iran, Syria, bads deals. JUST NEVER ENDS
 
12 Sept. 2013 We should stop talking, stay out of Syria and other countries that hate us, rebuild our own country and make it strong and great again-USA!
 
10 Sept. 2013 The Russians are playing a very smart game. In the meantime they are buying lots of time for Syria and making U.S. look foolish. Dangerous!
 
7 Sept. 2013 Syria has been given so much time that much of the things we were going to bomb have been moved into civilian areas! A polititian’s war.
 
I guess everyone is allowed a spelling error now and then. It’s not mine however just for the record.
 
3 Sept. 2013-For all of those fools that want to attack Syria, the U.S.has lost the vital element of surprise-so stupid-could be a disaster!
 
Later that same day… 3 Sep 2013 What I am saying is stay out of Syria!
 
Hundreds of men women and children died on August 21st, 2013 from chemical weapons.
 
The response from Mr. Trump during that time was clear.
 
Syria is not our problem, let them figure it out.
 
April 4th, 2017,  70 men, women and children died from chemical weapons on the orders from Assad, same man who murdered hundreds in 2013.
 
Part of the statement today from DJT included this.
 
“I will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me – big impact,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much … You’re now talking about a whole different level.”
 
So the hundreds that were gassed in 2013 didn’t count? The 100,000 that have been eradicated in Syria wasn’t a big enough “level?” The men, women and children that were horribly murdered by Assad, that choked to death in their own vomit yesterday died the same way hundreds did just four years ago.
 
But now…” You’re talking about a whole different level?”
 
Then in another attempt at making him “One of the most presidential of all presidents except for maybe the great Abe Lincoln” he stepped up to the plate and…did what all great men do.
 
Blamed the Syria problem on the same guy that was “wiretapping” his campaign offices. The guy that never had a real birth certificate and wasn’t a Christian. The guy who he insisted had it all wrong on Syria 48 months ago.
 
It’s easy to be a “Twitter Warrior” and toss out 140 characters of woulda, coulda and shoulda when you are not sitting in the Oval Office. Easier still to have all the answers sitting from the outside looking in.
 
But now the man who made it known how he felt about Syria…and was building his base in 2013 for another run in 2016…is in the Big Chair…what will he do as CIC?
 
Will his military school background training, all those days of marching up and down with rifles with their firing pins taken out and his ability to “know more than most people who have served in the military for years know” finally come into play?
 
DJT is now in a position to make sure that the horrors in Syria never happen again…after crossing “many, many lines.” Will his response be swift, terrible and bring down the might of the US military on the ” Satan of Syria.”
 
We’ll see.
 
And while he was at he made sure we all knew how he felt about Bill O’Reilly…cause you know, a sitting president should be weighing in on such things, especially in the same conference regarding “atrocities on humanity.”
 
“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong,” he said.
 
“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump said. You know, the same Bill O. who declared that Rep. Maxine Walters looked like “she was wearing a James Brown wig” and considered Roger Ailes, head of Fox News who was removed from office because of the same allegations O’Reilly is accused of as “As a visionary man of great  character.”
 
Yep, stand up fella.
 
The comments came days after the president proclaimed this month as “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” where he said “we must develop meaningful strategies to eliminate these crimes” and “protect vulnerable groups.”
 
After two months of false claims to errant texting to a former general requesting immunity to gutting of programs, an investigation into Russian involvement in the last election and gawking a the breasts of the translator of the Japanese Prime Minister, replacing the ACA, immigration… I have only one question.
 
Exactly how many days does it take for America to be “great” again?
 
Be well.
JSA
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1 Comment

  1. mike mcdonald
    April 6, 2017

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    How would you handle Syria John? Do you want war? If so,suit up.

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