War Machine

Well, that didn’t take long. I awoke this morning to discover that a Bush/Clinton might have been elected president after all.  Overnight, Trump spent over 60 million dollars…oops, I meant launched 59 cruise missiles – at another sovereign nation. Don’t worry, though…..it was “for the children” that were victims of a supposed gas attack perpetrated by Bashir Assad…….because the “intelligence community” said so. You know, the same “intelligence community” that claims the president is a Russian agent that likes golden showers in ex-Obama hotel rooms, said Benghazi wasn’t a terror attack on the anniversary of 9/11, told us Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction yet couldn’t find them, assassinated Ghaddafi and replaced him with tools the Caliphate, and couldn’t find evidence of any Clinton criminality. Sounds totally kosher to me!

Okay…….Assad, Syria’s secularist dictator, is close to winning his country’s civil war against ISIS…oops, I mean “freedom fighters”…..(you know, like the Afghans in the 80’s and that turned out well)…..with the aid of their ally, Russia. Then, out of nowhere – and with suicidal vigor – Assad and Russia decide to “gas” some women and children…….virtually the only offense that could unite the lazy West to attack them. I don’t buy it.  Not only do I not buy it, I’m pretty angry about it. See, I voted for Trump because I wanted a secure border, illegals deported, taxes lowered, Obamacare done away with, and a pull back of U.S. military assets from the myriad of conflicts in which we have no interest.

Well here we are, a couple of months in, and lo and behold, the only thing we have successfully managed to do is lob cruise missiles at Syria. Where is the wall? Where are my lower taxes? Where are the deportations? The Republican party has had 8 years to get bills ready to go for a Republican president’s desk and yet………..their agenda has up and vanished like a fart in the wind. The party of Noble Losers has struck again, and is so busy losing, recusing itself, and stepping down, that it just can’t quite get the job done. What a surprise. I guess the only thing our two parties can agree upon is useless, never-ending, war. If you’re cheering this, ask yourself: If lobbing cruise missiles was wrong when Clinton or Obama did it……..it’s still wrong now, isn’t it?

Listen, I like to “rah-rah” for the United States. I like when our military wins and doesn’t take casualties. All I can say is thank God that during our own Civil War there was no United States on the other side of the Atlantic…….yes, thank God we fought out our conflict without a “world policeman” stepping in, choosing a side, and then using it’s military might to crush one side or the other in the name of it’s “morality”. Is there a mountain of gold in Syria that belongs to us? Is there an oil pipeline that belongs to us that needs defending? Are there American citizens being tortured and killed by Russia and Assad in Syria? As far as I can tell, the answer to all those questions is NO, so why are we involved? If it is on behalf of people whom are suffering, then I’ve got bad news for you……….there are women and children dying horrible, cruel deaths all over the world, right this second. Is it the job of The United States to intervene in every conflict on the face of the Earth in order to “save people”? Because that’s a job that is never finished………and a very convenient excuse to not take care of our own business.

“Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death’s construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds”

– Black Sabbath

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