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The Syria and Turkey Mess I just came across this and it made my day. One president. Not a ruling class. Well, there's this, too. Watching the Neocons and other anti-Trumpers melt down is lots of fun. On another OL thread where President Trump's current change in Syrian policy is being discussed, I recently wrote this. Let's see how things develop. I expect discussion and trade with the threat of guns will speak louder than guns and crony profits to resolve this thing. For example, President Trump first announced the carrot saying US troops are
I should have perhaps posted this in the Mideast forum, but Jerry has thoroughly polluted that thread with Garbage File level bullshit. Islam Rape Invasion Europe Box Cars. No thanks. Trump has been pretty clear about Syria and its travails. He prefers the strong leader, even if that means a strongman or dictator. He is more revolted by Saudi Arabia than by Assad. He will reject any 'refugees' from Syria. He likes a leadership role. He'd like to take Putin under his wing. He'd like to shake up the board. But mainly he is centred on America first. So, I bet Syria is just left to feste
CVN-75 Harry Truman battle group about a week away from arriving at Syrian coast. Add French carrier Charles de Gaulle with orders to wage war. Add Israeli commandos and submarines to that mix. Add Turkish air force and troops protecting ISIS, attacking Kurds. Add Hezbollah. Goodwill is off the table, not future news. Russia is there to defend Assad. How strong? -- Ted Koppel in his just-released book Lights Out estimates a $2 billion ISIS bankroll from oil sales and theft of antiquities, plenty of cash to outsource world-class hackers to crash the U.S. national power grid. To complicate m