A few of the reactions from media to Trump’s political action last night launching 60 Tomahawk missiles to destroy an Assad military airfield….
@FareedZakaria on Syria strikes: “I think Donald Trump became President of the United States” last night
Fox’s Jeanine Pirro: Trump’s Missile Launch “Made Americans Proud … Made People All Around The World Proud.”
Conservative Pundit Dana Loesch: Trump’s Order Demonstrates “A Level Of Decisiveness That We Have Not Seen in These Past Eight Years.”
And my personal favorite, including the word “dither”…which I predicted…
Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter: “Like Him Or Loathe Him,” Trump “Made A Call And Did Not Dither.”
Some in the fever swamps were not as impressed as some in the Village.
Here’s one of Alex Jones’ InfoWar writers….
I guess Trump wasn’t “Putin’s puppet” after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.
I’m officially OFF the Trump train.
Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.
So, mixed bag.
However, this Breitbart article detailing last night’s strike has riled up the wingers who frequent there…..there are currently…..wait for it….over 46,000 comments attached to the piece. And from skimming a few pages of those comments….they are not pleased with Trump’s action…not what they voted for.
And then, there’s this….
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that U.S.-Russia relations were “completely ruined” after U.S. President Donald Trump approved a military strike against a Syrian air field Thursday night, and that the United States was “[o]n the verge of a military clash with Russia.”
“One more thing,” Medvedev’s statement concluded. “This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticized in his inauguration speech. Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.”
Like the Trump administration itself, the reaction to last night’s strike in Syria seems to be all over the board. Neo-cons, warmongerers and regime changers are very pleased.
But as I mentioned this morning, there’s been no change in strategy in regard to Syria by the the Trump administration…
White House press secretary Sean Spicer avoided answering on Friday whether President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile strike against a Syrian airfield on Thursday indicated that he thought Syrian President Bashar Assad should relinquish power.
I’m still sticking with my original reaction which is that the strike was an impulsive, knee-jerk action to convey the political message: Trump is strong and decisive. He’s neither.
From my reading, it seems that Trump warned Syria, and Russia, before the strike…so, I have no idea what the hell the meaning of the strike was. Is Assad now on Trump’s regime change list? If not, then WTF?
Here’s what Russia is saying about the alleged use of sarin-gas by Assad’s military….
“Syrian aviation made a strike on a large terrorist ammunition depot and a concentration of military hardware in the eastern outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun,” Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konoshenkov said in a video statement, referring to the rebel-held town in northern Syria where the deaths occurred Tuesday.
He said “chemical-laden weapons” made by rebels at the site had previously been used by militants in Iraq — an apparent reference to a report last month from the International Committee of the Red Cross that toxic agents had been used in fighting near Mosul.
I don’t question that President Assad is a thuggish character….but I still fail to see what incentive Assad had to use chemical weapons. Russian assistance has led to progress in Assad’s fight against radical extremists. So, unless Assad is truly a homicidal maniac….he has nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by using chemical weapons.
Lots of posturing going on….both here and around the world….and I expect it will take awhile for everything to shake out.
But while it does, there is going to be a shift in support for the Trump presidency. Main media members just love a “war president”, one who likes to bomb foreigners in foreign countries. I expect many in the Goldilocks, just-right, “center” to show support now for the unfit man in the White House….while at the same time, many on the far-right, I expect, will drop their support of the so-called president.
Everything political is in a state of chaos….and Trump is launching Tomahawks into Syria because he saw images on teevee that were very disturbing.