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  • Rachel Maddow: The World Might Think Trump Attacked Syria to Distract From

    04/14/2018 8:11:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Rachel Maddow sounded as if she was on the verge of tears last night after President Trump's address to the nation on Syria. She was not nervous about another potential war, per se, but because she feared that our allies might think that America was destroying deadly chemical weapons and trying to save lives simply to distract from President Trump's allegedly ongoing scandals. "Point of personal privilege here just for a second. You know it is, this is not personal. It's not just spectacle. It is not just political as we follow the news and these incredible days that we have...
  • MSNBC's Maddow Twice Speculates That Syria Bombing Was Influenced 'Because of Scandal'

    04/14/2018 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, shortly after President Donald Trump's announcement of air strikes against Syria, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow twice put on her tinfoil hat, alleging that there is a "perception that the president may have ordered these strikes in part because of scandal," and that Trump's decision "may have ... (been) inflected by the scandals surrounding him." Maddow even contended that this alleged perception of scandal-driven decision-making will "affect the impact and the effectiveness of these military strikes." Maddow's first speculation appeared shortly after Trump's announcement:Transcript RACHEL MADDOW: As we follow the news in these incredible days that we have been having recently...
  • Syria 'chemical attack': Trump pledges 'forceful' US response

    04/10/2018 12:53:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 10, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has promised a "forceful" response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria, as Western leaders consider what action to take. "We have a lot of options militarily," he told reporters. He added that a response would be decided "shortly". Mr Trump said the US was getting some "good clarity" on who was responsible for the incident in Douma on Saturday. Medical sources say dozens were killed in the alleged attack but exact numbers are impossible to verify. Mr Trump also discussed the incident with French President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday, and both leaders expressed a...
  • US Planes are Fair Game Now: Russia Suspends Flight Safety Memorandum over Syria [trunc]

    04/07/2017 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 108 replies
    DailyWesterner.com ^ | 7APR2017 | Staff Writer'
    <p>Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.</p> <p>“Without bothering to investigate anything, the US went forward with a demonstration of force, a military confrontation with a country that is fighting international terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry’s statement reads.</p>
  • And just like that, Trump does more in Syria than obama ever did in eight years

    04/07/2017 10:21:17 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-07-17 | DrJohn
    Last night Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria. In less than 100 days, Trump has taken more action against Assad than obama did in eight years. The attack was appropriate, measured and proportional. It sent a message. To Assad and to North Korea. Trump did not have to set a red line and then walk away from it. President Obama’s decision to hold off on military action against the Assad regime after signaling that it was on the cards in response to last summer’s chemical weapons attack made the U.S. “appear weak,” former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden said...
  • “Short-sighted”: Trump hits Assad airbase in response to chemical weapons attack

    04/07/2017 10:19:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 04/07/2017 | Robert Spencer
    There is no question that Assad is a scoundrel. That is not in dispute. The problem with this action is the same as it was when Obama wanted to strike Assad: who benefits? The Assad regime said this strike “can only be described as short-sighted.” Right. The Islamic State (ISIS), although weakened, is still there. The jihad groups that Obama trained and armed are still there. Who benefits from a weakened Assad? ISIS, that wants to destroy the United States and is sending jihadis here to mount attacks. Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but it looks as if the...
  • [WaPo's] David Ignatius: Trump Has Restored ‘Credibility of American Power’

    04/07/2017 7:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/7/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    David Ignatius of the Washington Post praised President Donald Trump on Friday for launching a military strike against an airfield in Syria Thursday night, saying that he has restored "credibility" of America's power."Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Trump appeared to be following in former President Barack Obama's footsteps in regards to a hands-off approach to Syria, but has reversed his policy because he recognized the death and destruction in Syria allegedly at the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad."I think he found the consequences of embracing Assad which is in effect what he did, just too horrifying," Ignatius said. "I thought the president was...
  • This Isn’t the Foreign Policy Trump Campaigned On

    04/07/2017 7:16:12 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 68 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 6 2017 | Robert Merry
    It may be too early to tell for sure, but Donald Trump is looking more and more like a phony. He’s also looking like a weakling. And a political ingrate. All this is coming into stark relief with accelerating events involving Syria. The United States launched dozens of missiles against Syrian military installations to retaliate for the chemical attack on rebel-held territory. Thus did Trump demonstrate that, to the extent that his foreign policy differs from that of his predecessor, it is more aggressive and adventuresome than Obama’s. That’s the opposite of how he campaigned.
  • CNN BREAKING -Obama vows action against Russia for hacks

    12/15/2016 5:58:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 219 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-15-2016 | Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed retaliatory action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election. "I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing," Obama told National Public Radio. Describing potential countermeasures by the US, the President said "some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be." He said he directly confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential US response, and said his...
  • Putin Blasts Clinton & Tells US To Stop Criticising Russia Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

    10/25/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Strategy · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 25, 2016 | By Zoe Efstathiou
    IN A SHOCKING video, Vladimir Putin has warned the US to stop stoking tensions with Russia or "there will be consequences". The Russian president delivered the ominous threat as tensions between the West and Russia hit all-time highs over Russian airstrikes in Syria. In the clip, which was filmed at a Russian press conference, Mr. Putin claimed the US is focusing on Russia and Iran "to distract voters from the country's problems" by creating "an enemy and uniting the nation against them". He said: "Jeopardising Russian-American relations in order to gain brownie points internally - I consider this to be...
  • Hillary Corruption Led to Syria-Russia Crisis [aw!m vanity]

    10/15/2016 5:01:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 34 replies
    Big bold Drudge lines [*h*] ... CIA PLANS CYBER STRIKE ON RUSSIA 'DEFCON WARNING UPGRADE' MOSCOW READY FOR WAR Obama wants to not only wag-the-dog, but who knows? A cyber-war could disrupt internet communications -- time to blind Trump supporters. And it all boils down to their bribe money to take out the Syrian government. Obama and Hillary want you to think that Bashar Assad is the very devil. In many ways he is. Worst of all is his defense of Christians and Jews so far as the Establishment thinks. ISIS is cool -- they enslave Christians and Jews for...
  • World War III? Barack Obama Is Considering A Major Step Toward War With Russia On Friday

    10/14/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 86 replies
    TheMostImportantNews.com ^ | 13OCT2016 | Michael Snyder
    Because the mainstream media is devoting almost all of their time and energy to covering the Trump and Clinton campaigns, most Americans don’t realize that the Obama administration is bringing us perilously close to war with Russia. On Friday, Barack Obama is going to sit down with his foreign policy team and discuss “military options” in Syria. As you will see below, the options under consideration include direct strikes “on Syrian military bases”. Russia has already pledged to respond militarily to any direct strikes on Syrian forces, and so the decisions that Barack Obama makes regarding Syria on Friday could...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton bombed Saddam to distract from the Monica Lewinsky scandal(tr)

    08/26/2016 9:56:27 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 32 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 08/26/2016 | Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com
    Hillary Clinton launched an astonishing public attack on Nigel Farage on Thursday - hours after he taunted her scandal-hit reputation as he campaigned beside Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential candidate used a speech attacking Trump and claiming he was linked to the KKK to launch an assault on Farage, whom she labeled as 'one of Britain's most prominent right-wing leaders' - and accused him of being inspired by Vladimir Putin. Farage had been hailed by Trump for his role in securing an anti-establishment victory in the British referendum on leaving the European Union. The former leader of the United Kingdom...
  • U.S. drones strike at Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan

    05/21/2016 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama, officials said.
  • Trump Should Blame Clinton, Not Bush, for 9/11

    10/21/2015 6:57:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Repeating the Democratic mantra that President George W. Bush, barely eight months into his presidency on September 11, 2001, was responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centers, Donald Trump says his immigration stance would have prevented the atrocity. On Monday, the mouth that roars told “Fox and Friends that his policies would have made it more difficult for the 9/11 hijackers to obtain visas and challenged presidential rival Jeb. Bush’s assertion that his brother, President George W. Bush “kept us safe”:
  • Burglar Shot Doing What? Pennsylvania Thief Caught With His Pants Down

    12/30/2014 5:23:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | December 29, 2014
    A burglar shot in a Franklin Commons Apartment at the 1000 block of Boblink Drive allegedly had an inconvenient urge. The unknown Pennsylvania thief was caught touching himself before a neighbor allegedly opened fire. The 21-year-old burglar was allegedly masturbating when the female second floor apartment resident spotted and confronted him around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He then proceeded to enter the apartment through its balcony to reach her. It is unknown what else he may have done while he was there, but he grabbed her dog and then left the apartment. ABC News reports that the burglar may have...
  • Syria Is 7th Country Bombed By 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    09/23/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
  • The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze

    09/12/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is...
  • Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine [Carl Levin: act of war]

    07/18/2014 3:08:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/17/2014
    U.S. intelligence agencies said a Malaysian airliner flying over Ukraine was shot down by a surface-to-air-missile of unknown origin Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden said it was “blown out of the sky.” The Boeing jetliner had 295 people on board and was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Ukraine’s foreign ministry blamed pro-Russian rebels who allegedly used the Russian-made Buk missile system.The Daily Beast's Josh Rogin reports top Democrats in Congress called the incident a “terrorist attack” and “act of war,” adding that Putin may be to blame. Anna Nemstova reports that the plane’s black box has been sent to Moscow...
  • Obama says climate change deniers ignoring science

    06/14/2014 12:24:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2014 | NEDRA PICKLER
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said denying climate change is like arguing the moon is made of cheese, as he issued a call to action on global warming to Saturday's graduates of the University of California, Irvine.