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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Maureen Dowd, "The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee": Unleashing Hell on Syria



In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "The Perfect G.O.P. Nominee," Maureen Dowd would have us know that Republicans need not be upset by the splintering of Donald Trump's candidacy, given that Hillary Clinton embodies all that is dear to them. Dowd writes (my emphasis in red) :

"SPEAKING of crazy …

All these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The G.O.P. angst, the gnashing and wailing and searching for last-minute substitutes and exit strategies, is getting old.

They already have a 1-percenter who will be totally fine in the Oval Office, someone they can trust to help Wall Street, boost the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, cuddle with hedge funds, secure the trade deals beloved by corporate America, seek guidance from Henry Kissinger and hawk it up — unleashing hell on Syria and heaven knows where else.

The Republicans have their candidate: It’s Hillary."

I find this reference to Syria irrelevant. You see, Barack Obama, the first invertebrate ever to inhabit the Oval Office, established a "red line" for Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad back in August 2012:

"We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my equation.

. . . .

We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that’s a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly."

Well, more than 400,000 dead and almost 12 million refugees later, Obama still refuses to make good on that red line. In fact, just this past week, Assad dropped chlorine gas on Syrian civilians in Aleppo, and Obama did - you guessed it - nothing.

Bottom line, I wouldn't worry too much about Hillary unleashing hell on Syria. Given Obama's inaction, there's not too much left of that country.

2 comments:

  1. IF elected to be the 45th president of the U.S.A., HRC will find it so much easier to unleash hell on Israel, no telephone required, assuming Bill does not lose the nuclear codes again.

    That would be after HRC issues an Executive Order granting immediate citizenship, and voter registration, to a million Syrian refugees, to be resettled in swing states. After all, the New York City Council wants to give voting rights to 800,000 illegal migrants who currently live in NYC, so that will make up for the three million + registered voters who were intimidated into NOT voting in 2013.

    Why bother screaming over the telephone when you have a mislabeled reset button to push? oops...

    http://www.jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15278:full-disclosure-hillarys-record-on-israel&catid=101:jv-editorial&Itemid=284

    "...After jumping from her senate seat to become the Secretary of State and no longer needing NY Jewish voters' support, she joined Obama's ferocious campaign to force Israel to comply with Palestinian demands for the cessation of building homes for newly arrived Jewish refugees and to accept any and all suicidal plans for a two state solution. Her 45 minute telephone call in which she mercilessly bashed Prime Minister Netanyahu for his "stubborness" in standing up for Israel's security is legend but never discussed by Chris Matthews. ..."

    [in case anyone did not notice, the Democratic Party, where Identity Politics Rules, is replacing Jewish donors with Asian donors, going all in for the Muslim vote, and 100% embracing Black Lives Matters, the protest movement openly modeled on 'Palestinian resistance'. ]

    http://www.momentmag.com/22800-2/
    "How The Black Lives Matter and Palestinian Movements Converged"
    March 15, 2016 by Anna Isaacs

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    1. after writing this comment, thought it helpful to the reader to explain this comment is my scathing sarcasm, honed from living in Manhattan 1978-1991 ..., really. sarcasm.

      not that sarcasm is allowed in the Era of Identity Politics, circa 2008 - present.

      Is it because Cynic-in-Chief George Carlin died in 2008?
      "Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist."
      "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

      Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_carlin.html

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