Fortune Cookie Blog (Cease Fire?)

 

The foolhardy, faux peacemaker can never claim his haggled cease fire to be
a victory. NOT when he turns his back on his allies; NOT when his subjugator
pals can claim their victory, too. NOT when their shared victories usher in the
dissolution and dismemberment of contested territory that favors the despots.
NOT when the masses suffer distress, displacement, destruction and DEATH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are we overlooking something?

 

First and foremost, I have absolutely no way of proving my following suspicions. Even so, such speculation is worthy of discussion. That said…

The simplest explanation is to dismiss Donald J. Trump’s ill-conceived, ill-timed, bizarre Syrian policy as a monumental blunder of his own making. However…

What if autocrat Vladimir Putin’s meddling into American affairs is not limited only to Election Day? What if he actually ordered Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria?

After all, to destabilize that nation / region, in this manner, has got to be Putin’s fantasy fulfilled. And seeing how both of these despotic dudes have had plenty of clandestine meetings (minus even an American interpreter), Bad Vlad could’ve easily corrupted the always corruptible Donny.

IF THIS IS TRUE… just how many more of Putin’s barked out orders has the Trumpster been following… no questions asked? After all, to destabilize / overthrow America has got to be their shared goal.

Beyond that? One wonders what sort of “doggie treats” this power-hungry Russian feeds his obedient lapdogs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

From a Pacifist Pragmatist’s Perspective

 

As a pacifist… I do find it disconcerting whenever I find myself needing to side with the warrior mentality…

As a pacifist… I would love to side with any leader who’d withdraw his troops to end a war…

As for the BIG HOWEVER let’s just sum it up thusly….

As a pragmatist… I know that a leader who EITHER wages a war OR inherits it from his predecessor does have a moral obligation to [1] maintain the safety and well-being of the civilian population as much as possible, [2], keep his troops out of needless danger, [3] clean up the whole effing mess that war always leaves behind, [4] make damned sure that any of the blood splattered gains there may’ve been will never be sacrificed AND [5] once / if it is ever established, keep the peace!

Donald J. Trump’s recent, ill-advised, ill-timed, ill-conceived, ill-thought-out, ill-tempered withdrawal of troops from Syria has amply proven to the entire world that he is neither a pacifist nor a pragmatist. The needless human suffering and incalculable instability he has inflicted upon our world is indefensible and unforgivable.

 

 

 

 

Just wondering… and worrying…

Seeing how…

• Donny, the too big for his britches, fake prez, recently donned his hand-me-down, commander-in-chief long pants (and noticeably drowned in them)…

• That self-proclaimed “stable genius” has so ignorantly and irreparably destabilized Syria… the entire world… by [1] withdrawing American troops, [2] abandoning America’s Kurdish allies and [3] freeing the Kurd’s 11,000 ISIS detainees…

• The Trumpster’s battlefield-bound commands were not first vetted by any White House grown-ups…

• His barked out orders were so easily obeyed down the chain-of-command…

Seeing how…

• “The Boy Wonder” once asked, “If we have nuclear weapons why can’t we use them?AND (must there always be an AND?) AND more recently, actually proposed the nuking of hurricanes, too…

If Donald J. Trump ever ordered a nuclear attack, would his generals question his monumentally questionable judgment or simply follow his insane orders to a “T”?