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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Syria response

(6:55 am France)


The right thing to do. Or at least a step in the right direction. Let's be clear,  this is the exact situation where having all of these generals in the cabinet pays off. You know this was a collaborative decision of some of the best and most experienced military people in the country.

81 comments:

Loretta Russo said...

Perfect response to the Asaad chemical attack.

Swift. Decisive. Targeted.

A BIG "fuck you" to Asaad, Putin, and Iran.

A little "hint" to the fat little shit in North Korea....

What's not to like?

I'm just hoping he doesn't follow the neocons over a cliff someday.

Commonsense said...

I don't think Trump will follow up this strike with any other military action.

At least as long as Assad doesn't use any more chemical weapons.

The next moves are diplomatic. Russia is in a bad place diplomatically. The man they support in Syria is a pariah to the world.

If I was Putin, I would be quietly shopping for another puppet.

Donald Trump said...

There is no upside and tremendous downside.

Commonsense said...

That was a stupid irrational comment. No wonder you hide behind a pseudonym.

rrb said...




it feels good to not have a feckless, cowardly, ACORN assclown in charge.



Commonsense said...

Yes it does.

KD said...

Well I see CNN and Huffpo top story is "Hillary would order Air Strikes"

8 years of that kind of reporting is going to be a lot of fun.

Ette's post is spot on as is RRB.

The end of having a snowflake for a President is Over.

Now, that this President has the attention of those that walked over or were bowed down to by prez coolbreeze dopesmoker, we shall see how the react.

Commonsense said...

According to new reports Tump ordered the attack just before he had dinner with the Chinese president Xi Jinping.

I could just imagine the conversation; "By the way Xi, I just ordered the Mediterranean fleet to attack Syria, more butter?"

Loretta Russo said...

"it feels good to not have a feckless, cowardly, ACORN assclown in charge."

Amen to that!

Roger Amick said...

This was a shot across the bow for the Russians, as much as it was an attack in response to the horrific war crime. I have read that he warned the Russians just a few minutes ahead of the strikes. Some reports say that the Syrians moved some their weapons out of the targeted area.

I think that this attack was justified for many reasons. This leads us to ask "What's next"? I don't think we will put boots on the ground. We already have a few hundred personnel in support of opposition forces. If the President plans further action, the congress must authorize it.

rrb said...



quite a day yesterday. the GOP nukes the shit out of the dems in the afternoon, and trump bombs the shit out of a murderer in the evening.

excellent.

Loretta Russo said...

Mad Dog Mattis:

Playtime's over Putin - don't rattle our cage.

Roger Amick said...

The President's comments were measured and thoughtful. He didn't make any political comments, to his credit. We have to be united. That will make our efforts to overthrow the Assad regime much easier.

KD, WP back off the emotions said...

This was a shot across the bow for the Russians"

WTF, after 6 months of Trump Loves Putin, you what to change your story, no way.

Same goes for your "No My President",,, nope, you have to stay with your bs.


Did you see CNN and Huffpo top story- "Hillary would bomb air base in Syria"

LOL spit coffee so funny.

rrb said...



Rand Paul: Military action in Syria needs Congressional approval

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/kfile-rand-paul-syria-trump/index.html


i agree.

just think, our constitution just might become relevant again.

wouldn't that be nice.

Roger Amick said...

I haven't read much yet. But what I did, I didn't see any harsh criticism.

Loretta Russo said...

"warned the Russians just a few minutes ahead of the strikes. Some reports say that the Syrians moved some their weapons out of the targeted area."

It wasn't intended to cause a massive amount of human life.

Roger Amick said...

In a rare moment, rrb and I agree. The President must get congressional authorization for continued military action. Republicans and Democrats have both said the same thing.

Loretta Russo said...

Tomahawks are not the only things delivered in Syria...

Other deliveries include such messages as, 1) to Assad, "You messed up," 2) to Putin, "I don't care what you think," 3) to the UN, "I don't care what you think," and 4) to the world, "I don't mess around," and "don't piss The US off while I'm in charge."

Yes, Assad is responsible for the gassing. The gas was delivered by fixed-wing aircraft. They are the only ones in the equation with such aircraft. Yes, Russia shares responsibility since they were supposed to oversee the destruction of such gas. Yes, Assad should go.

From the beginning of this conflict, the problem with the US joining forces with the "rebel forces" is that a super majority of those forces have been closely alligned with ISIS. Even equipment support we provided them was being sent to ISIS to do battle with our forces elsewhere. Also, we have 1k military personel in Syria who could be placed at risk (I don't think so).

That doesn't mean we should not follow through on ousting Assad. It just means we should make sure the majority of the rebel forces don't get their way.

Roger Amick said...

President Donald Trump speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on Thursday, after the U.S. fired a barrage of missiles into Syria. Alex Brandon / AP
"Tonight, I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types," the president said.

"We ask for God's wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world. We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who passed. And we hope as long as America stands for justice and peace and harmony (it) will in the end prevail."

In graphic terms, Trump put the blame for the deadly chemical attack on Tuesday squarely on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children," the president said. "It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror."

Trump also said he took the action because of a "vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-why-i-launched-missile-attack-syria-n743656?cid=public-rss_20170407

Roger Amick said...

Link?

Roger Amick said...

A measured comment from your best friend, Josh Marshall.

Donald Trump has said all manner of contradictory things about Syria and unilateral airstrikes. He said Obama shouldn't attack in 2013 and insisted he needed congressional authorization to do so. Now he is contradicting both points. But whether or not Trump is hypocritical is not a terribly important point at the moment. Whether he's changed his position isn't that important. But the rapidity and totality with which he's done so is important. There are compelling arguments on both sides of the intervention question. But impulsive, reactive, unconsidered actions seldom generate happy results.

Another way to put this is that while I agree it's silly for the now to focus on calling Trump a hypocrite, the man's mercurial and inconstant nature makes his manner of coming to the decision as important as the decision itself. That tells us whether he'll have the same worldview tomorrow, whether this is part of any larger plan. There are arguments for intervention and restraint. But given what we know of Trump, it is highly uncertain that this is part of either approach. It may simply be blowing some stuff up.

If this action is meant to draw a line saying that the US will exact a price for any use of chemical weapons it may be effective and even worthwhile. But we are already hearing what sounds like a commitment to regime change - in the face of realities that make that ambition seem rather far-fetched. As I said, particularly because Trump is so mercurial, so changing from one moment to the next, there's a very good chance this isn't really 'about' anything, not a part of any strategy or real goal. It may just be blowing stuff up.

For the reasons I've explained, I believe that with Trump, perhaps uniquely, process is as important as how we might evaluate the competing policies in the abstract.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/some-further-thoughts?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Talking-Points-Memo+%28Talking+Points+Memo%3A+by+Joshua+Micah+Marshall%29

Roger Amick said...

The War Powers Resolution (also known as the War Powers Resolution of 1973 or the War Powers Act) (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548)[1] is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress. The Resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution. It provides that the U.S. President can send U.S. Armed Forces into action abroad only by declaration of war by Congress, "statutory authorization," or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces."

Loretta Russo said...

"Rand Paul: Military action in Syria needs Congressional approval"

Yes, if we turn our eyes directly on Syria...

IF Trump lets the neocons drive him over a cliff, Congress needs to approve.

Hopefully THAT won't happen, and this little "fuck you" to Asaad and Putin is enough.

Roger Amick said...

Oh oh

The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in March while the unemployment rate plunged to a new post-crisis low.

In March, nonfarm payrolls grew by 98,000, well below the 180,000 that was expected by economists and down from February’s revised job gains of 219,000.

The unemployment rate, however, plunged to 4.5%, a new post-crisis low. Wages also rose in-line with expectations with wages rise 0.2% over last month and 2.7% over the prior year.


The labor force participation rate, which has been rising in recent months, remained flat at 63%.

Also in March, the broader underemployment rate, which captures not only those out of work but those working part-time that would like full-time work, fell to 8.9% after hitting 9.2% in February, which marked a new post-crisis low.

Friday’s report also saw both the January and February jobs numbers revised down by a combined 38,000, and over the last three months job gains have now averaged 178,000.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-jobs-report-march-2017-120702757.html

rrb said...



thanks for the reminder that josh marshall is nothing but a two-bit hack and a fucking asshole on stilts.


rrb said...

From the beginning of this conflict, the problem with the US joining forces with the "rebel forces" is that a super majority of those forces have been closely alligned with ISIS.
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and this will always be a problem, because ISLAM is the fucking problem.





Loretta Russo said...

The world looks very different from the Oval office, eh.

rrb said...




noted pathological liar has his panites in a bunch over the cost of those missiles that landed in syria last night -

BRIAN WILLIAMS: So, Richard, this is — if you want to look at it in brass tax terms, we just spent $30 million tonight. We endangered in launching these things, as you know, every time one of these clears the tube on a Navy vessel, everyone breathes a sigh of relief all the young sailors on these vessels that launch these things tonight. We killed some Syrians, I'm guessing. We may have killed some Russians as kind of collateral damage. I'm guessing there's fuel on fire. There's cratered runways. There's destroyed aircraft. Is that the extent of what we get?

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/04/06/brian-williams-gripes-about-cost-launching-missiles-syria-it

Loretta Russo said...

"We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.” - Susan Rice, pathological liar

rrb said...



hey 'ette!

it looks like you guys are hosting the national fucktard snowflake convention this year -

http://www.whiteprivilegeconference.com/

can you get some VIP passes so we can go and mock these little shits?

Commonsense said...

thanks for the reminder that josh marshall is nothing but a two-bit hack and a fucking asshole on stilts.

Indeed. Anyone that focused on comments of citizen Trump verses actions of president Trump is just being an asshole.

Circumstances change over time and things look different when you sit in the big chair and have access to all the intelligence.

Sometimes when you are the only superpower and a dictator does something that's so egregious that the world demands action, you have no choice but to act.

That's something Obama never got.

rrb said...



Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Thursday ripped the Trump administration's decision to launch an attack on Syrian military targets as reckless and "short-sighted."

"This administration has acted recklessly without care or consideration of the dire consequences of the United States attack on Syria without waiting for the collection of evidence from the scene of the chemical poisoning," she said in a statement.

“It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government. This escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia."

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/327743-dem-rep-us-attack-on-syrian-airfield-short-sighted-reckless


huh. she has actually met with assad. must've had him pegged as a good guy.



Commonsense said...

noted pathological liar has his panites in a bunch over the cost of those missiles that landed in syria last night -

Zero American lives, 30mil was well worth it.

Williams, doesn't get it. Missiles were made to be used, not sit and look pretty on the deck of an aegis cruiser.

KD , 14 Trillion in new debt by Obama said...

We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.” - Susan Rice, pathological liar


She is a rock star to the left, Obama/Hillary, worked for both.


As for The Three Liberal Stooges, will they fall in line with Roger Krugman and Support Trump, after all, Recall that Alky called this President, NOT HIS PRESIDENT, called him a Nazi, Racist and well you know the list.

rrb said...

Our ruling

Kerry said all of Syria’s chemical weapons had been removed. The UN body in charge said that the last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons left the country in late June. There remain, however, some discrepancies in the details of the weapons the Syrians had acknowledged possessing, and some additional work is needed.

With that qualification, we rate the claim Mostly True.

http://www.politifact.com/john-kerry-syria-archive/

Roger Amick said...

Marshall has taken an obscure blog, to a successful business enterprise. He is often quoted in the media and occasionally appears on television. Like him or not, he's not an angry racist rodent bigot. Your a joke.

rrb said...

The U.S. hand in negotiations over the fate of Bashar al-Assad is now strengthened. The Trump administration—in an about-face that’s left observers with whiplash—is now talking about the need for Bashar al-Assad to go.

Good.

That was the policy of the Obama administration as well, but poor John Kerry was left to bring that about in the last years of the administration with very few carrots and no sticks at his disposal. President Obama did not want to strike the regime, understandably uneasy about where such strikes might lead and not wanting to take everyone’s eye off the ball with respect to the Islamic State.

That did not stop the administration from pursuing quixotic and ultimately humiliating negotiations with the Russians throughout 2016. With the use of force off the table, we were forced to engage with the Russians over the fate of East Aleppo, in particular, as if the Russians were genuine partners for peace and not in fact enabling the very deliberate, brutal regime offensive that brought the last stronghold of the moderate opposition in Syria to its knees. We initially offered up carrots—such as increased military and intelligence cooperation with the Russians against Islamist extremists—if they would help us remove Bashar al-Assad from power, but by the end, we were practically begging the Russians to just let humanitarian aid shipments into East Aleppo. As one of the U.S. negotiators, I found the whole experience degrading.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/04/trump-syria-strike/522258/

caliphate4vr said...

Truck rams pedestrians in Stockholm, Sweden

rrb said...

Anonymous caliphate4vr said...
Truck rams pedestrians in Stockholm, Sweden
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the episcopalians strike again!

in several weeks we might have a clue as to a motive.

meanwhile, candle and teddy bear sales skyrocket.

Loretta Russo said...

Is this a bad time to mention that Obamacare is collapsing ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป
Someone pass the vodka and the borscht please.

Loretta Russo said...

"PNCFebruary 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM

I'm going to go on record: Trump (or one of his surrogates) paid to have provocateurs riot in Sweden. The timing is just too improbable otherwise.

Makes you wonder about a number of other proven right within days statements Trump has made about terrorism, immigration, etc.

You heard it here first."

Loons everywhere.

rrb said...

Blogger Loretta Russo said...
Is this a bad time to mention that Obamacare is collapsing
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it is?

no shit?

d0pie and the alky are telling us it's polling very well with the parasite class.



Loretta Russo said...

Ever had borscht?

Very tasty.

rrb said...



oh yeah. my lithuanian grandmother made a wicked borscht

Loretta Russo said...

Awesome.

rrb said...


a public service announcement from RRB:


today, April 7th, is national beer day.

those of you who don't have a moral failing or character flaw, otherwise explained away as some bullshit "disease," ENJOY!

http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-beer-day-april-7/

rrb said...



We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the use of force that actually removed the chemical weapons that were known from Syria, in a way that the use of force would never have accomplished,” Obama’s former national security advisor stated. “We were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/07/susan-rice-lauded-obama-admin-for-getting-assad-to-turn-over-chem-weapons-without-use-of-force-audio/#ixzz4dZtUucA7

Commonsense said...

Marshall has taken an obscure blog, to a successful business enterprise.

Which proves Barnum's hypothesis.

caliphate4vr said...

I don't think his name is Sven

rrb said...

Anonymous caliphate4vr said...
I don't think his name is Sven
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you bigoted, racist, islamophobe, racist, bigot!!!

KD said...

President Trump Tweets are more often right then not.

We know now that Trump Tower and his Campaign were spied on by Obama.

We know now that Sweden is have a Mooselimb Terrorist attack problem.

We know now that the decrease in the Participation Rate was not caused by what Roger Krugman said was causing it the retirement of people, because in the months under President Trump it has gone up twice and now stabilized at a Higher Level.

We know now that unemployment is lower today then at any time during the very forgettable Lost Years.


Let that sink in Roger Krugman, at no time during the running up of 14 Trillion in new debt, did Obama have a rate this low.

KD, Islam is the Problem said...

So another Raghead Radicalized, killed some White People.

In Sweden, is this really news, it is IF all you read/watched is CNN and Huffpo.

caliphate4vr said...

a public service announcement from RRB:


today, April 7th, is national beer day.


Woooooooohooooooooo!!

wphamilton said...

Some tangible response was necessary, and since I'm already on record about this, I might as well say that I'm glad that Trump found the courage for this airstrike of the Syrian airbase. It's important for psychopaths in rogue nations to know that they cannot act with total impunity, and if they think that Trump is a little crazy then so much the better.

That said, for strategic purposes in the conflict in Syria, this strike is too little, too late. It may be belaboring the obvious, but I think that it's relevant that the action by itself has little or no strategic value. Everyone from foreign leaders to twitter-diots are talking about "the message" Trump sent, and they're mostly right - it was a message. And that is the problem.

Sending a message by "proportionate" and "restrained" bombing is a) morally wrong, b) ineffective and c) an oxymoron. You can "send a message" by a lot of ways that don't involve destruction and killing and get the same point across. But when you DO need the military force, to prove that your "message" means something, it needs to be powerful enough to make the message stick. This airstrike was somewhere in the middle, not doing anything very effectively. If you wanted to "send a message" that had a real strategic impact, and use military force to do so, you need to attack ALL of the airbases in Syria or at least all of them that are vulnerable enough.

The only plan where this makes sense is as the opening move in a series of escalations, and that's really targeted at the political environment while giving up a lot of tactical advantages. Trump himself lent support to this scenario, saying that further action depended on how Assad responded. It looks like the President was given a menu of options, simply chose the path of least action and escalation and said, let's see what this one leads to. I think that it still shows weakness, but at least demonstrates his intention to do something about the situation.

rrb said...



wp, i think you're running the risk of over-analyzing this.

imo, the message that was sent was that there is a new sheriff in town, and the cowardice of the former administration no longer applies.

for the previous 8 years bad actors understood they could act with impunity and suffer no consequences. it's possible that assad, perhaps with putin's support, felt that trump needed to be tested. so they did. and rather than getting a strongly worded reprimand authored by an ACORN hack, they suffered the destruction of an airfield framed as a preview of coming attractions if they don't knock it off.

putin has a warship steaming towards out med fleet as we speak. nikki haley is kicking ass and taking names at the UN publicly calling out the russians, and rejecting bolivia's request for a private meeting to discuss.

i get that this comes as a surprise for many, but that's a result of being led by a feckless, preening coward for 8 years.


KD, RRB Bottoms Up, a Great Day of Winning said...

Gorsuch, 49, was the youngest Supreme Court nominee since Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1991 picked Clarence Thomas, who was 43 at the time. Gorsuch could be expected to serve for decades, while Trump could make further appointments to the high court to make it even more solidly conservative because three of the eight justices are 78 or older."

Well that was a win worthy of being done on BEER DAY.

The magic number is now and for ever 51 votes.

Love that Dems in Red States that held hands and put on their pussy hats to vote with Fake Tears Schumuer.

Cuckold Chuck , I have a few words for you.

"Embrace the Suck"

KD, Fence Sitting is what WPObama loves said...

WP, you sound a lot like the UN.

I am sure those limp-wristers are just about to put out pages of harshly worded non-sense.

I do have to admit, I was surprised by the swiftness of Trumps Military Action.

Obama talked of a Red line, then he said, me- who- what red line, you guys called it a Red line, that is below feckless ...

Gone are the days of the USA leading from behind.

opie said...

Hope they have an end game. Sure seems it was a knee jerk and if history has a tendency to repeat itself, very little good will come from a single action...must be a long term solution. We will soon see how much a pal putin is. My guess, more bs and threats coming.

wphamilton said...

Blogger rrb said... wp, i think you're running the risk of over-analyzing this.

That's what I'm afraid of, that Trump is shooting from the hip without having really considered it, or having had someone do it and explain it to him. Because it does show some weakness, when you look at it from the angle of the strike being just a message.

opie said...


d0pie and the alky are telling us it's polling very well with the parasite class.

Yep, ACA is above water as people realize it is a working program. Sure are a whole lot of loser R's in that class....BTW, I have no dog in the fight and hope they do repeal it and let all the parasites suffer like they deserve for being lazy and uneducated....kinda like you rat. LOL

Loretta Russo said...

"Because it does show some weakness, when you look at it from the angle of the strike being just a message."

I see nothing wrong with sending Assad and Putin "just a message."

Use of chemical weapons won't be tolerated.

Seems reasonable to me.

Commonsense said...

If the goal of ACA is to destroy healthcare insurance then it's working quite well indeed.

opie said...

Zero American lives, 30mil was well worth it.

Not even close.....more like a million each in last multi year buy....replacement will be a whole lot more due to economics of scale and a new configuration......

Commonsense said...

Tell that to Brian Williams.

KD said...

Sure seems it was a knee jerk" Dopie



CNN) — Hillary Clinton called on the United States to take out Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's Air Force on Thursday, days after a chemical attack killed more than 70 people in the war-torn country.

"Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days," Clinton said in a speech at the "Women in the World" summit in New York City. "And I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them." Almost President Hillary Clinton IF NOT for those mysoginistic White Woman that voted against her

PNC said...

Gonorretta all day, every day:
"All I want in life is to be Donald Trump's jizz rag."

Nasty-ass prostitutes everywhere.

Loretta Russo said...

LOL.

Quick! PNC! Tell us ALL about the Sweden attack by TRUMP!

PNC said...

Hurry, Gonorretta, time to go hide behind the husband you're not faithful to!

opie said...

Asshole KD said...
Sure seems it was a knee jerk" Dopie

Tell me idiot, WTF does hillary have to do with trumps knee jerk, no plan attack?????? Are you just stupid, or obstinate or a loretta eater???

Loretta Russo said...

LOL. Skunks always smell their own asass first, neocon warmonger.

Butthurt cruzies like PNPNC are just as bad, if not worse than butthurt liberals.

Loretta Russo said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Loretta Russo said...

"PNCFebruary 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM

I'm going to go on record: Trump (or one of his surrogates) paid to have provocateurs riot in Sweden. The timing is just too improbable otherwise.

Makes you wonder about a number of other proven right within days statements Trump has made about terrorism, immigration, etc.

You heard it here first."

LMAO.

PNC said...

There's Whoretta going into incoherent mode again, barely able to type anything longer than "LOL" without a typo.

It must be all that guilt coming back over those abortions she got to cover up her sleeping around.

Leftists...

Roger Amick said...

The question is "what's next"? This was barely or even not Constitutional. He should get at least, an authority to use military force. The congress declares war.

Loretta Russo said...

Trump didn't launch a war.

Not even close.

Loretta Russo said...

LOL.

Desperate loon.

Loretta Russo said...

"U.S. allies praise Trump's strikes on a Syria airbase"

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/100161498/

Commonsense said...

The question is "what's next"?

Help the Russians quietly remove Assad.

This was barely or even not Constitutional.

Please stop showing your ignorances. I can show you any number of US military operations presidents did without congressional approval.

And they were all Constitutional.

caliphate4vr said...

The question is "what's next"? This was barely or even not Constitutional. He should get at least, an authority to use military force. The congress declares war.

Liver can you show me the Congressional authority for Bumble to launch the Libyan strikes

Show me Bubbas congressional authorization to hit Kosovo

Hack

wphamilton said...

I see nothing wrong with sending Assad and Putin "just a message."

Use of chemical weapons won't be tolerated.

Seems reasonable to me.


Too much force for just a message, too little force to prove that the threat is real.