Friday, April 7, 2017

2017-04-07-062 What a War This Is…

Last night President Donald J. Trump ordered an attack on Syria.   More than 50 cruise missiles were launched in what could be called a surprise attack.

Only it wasn’t a surprise to Syria or Russia.  Apparently the U.S. military warned Assad and the Russian that they were coming.

And what did they come for?  Did they get Assad?  Did they destroy some crucial strategic or tactical military site to protect the citizens of Syria?  No.  They bombed an airport.  In late night reporting, Syria said that three soldiers and two civilians were killed in the cruise missile attack.  That’s 10 cruise missiles per casualty.    And holes in runways!  That’s showing them!  So how long do you think it will take them to fix the runways? 

This is like fighting a war without fighting a war!  This is really crazy stuff.  And 50 cruise missile is no cheap investment.  It is alleged that each missile costs 1.5 million dollars.  So we have a rough cost of 75 million dollars for this attack and all we have to show for it is holes in runways and five reported casualties. 

I don’t know what they think they are doing but this is not war.  This is stagecraft.  This is fakery.  This is FAKE WAR.  This is Potemkin War. 

I for one hope that they do a much better job when it comes to neutralizing the nuclear attack capabilities of North Korea.  I am not so hopeful now. 
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TRUMP STRIKES ASSAD!
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-launches-missiles-syrian-base-after-chemical-weapons-attack-n743636?cid=eml_nbn_20170406
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DOZENS OF MISSILES INTO SYRIA...
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-launches-cruise-missiles-at-syrian-regime-airbase-in-response-to-chemical-attack-1491528268
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VIDEO...
https://news.usni.org/2017/04/06/breaking-u-s-destroyers-fire-dozens-tomahawks-syrian-airfield-retaliation-strike-chemical-attack
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PHOTOS...
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-idUSKBN1782S0
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DEATHS REPORTED...
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SYRIA_THE_LATEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-07-01-56-45
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AIRBASE 'ALMOST COMPLETELY DESTROYED'...
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/06/initial-reports-indicate-syrian-airbase-almost-completely-destroyed-after-us-strike.html
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RAND PAUL: MUST COME TO CONGRESS FOR WAR ARROVAL...
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/327736-rand-paul-trump-needed-congressional-authorization-for-military
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TRUMP SHOWS HE IS WILLING TO ACT FORCEFULLY, QUICKLY...
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-shows-he-is-willing-to-act-forcefully-quickly-1491540535
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NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ALL AGREED ON STRIKE...
http://www.weeklystandard.com/trump-national-security-team-all-agreed-on-syria-strike/article/2007563
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SPEED INTENDED TO MAXIMIZE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/world/middleeast/us-said-to-weigh-military-responses-to-syrian-chemical-attack.html
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'CIVILIZED NATIONS' CALLED ON TO 'END SLAUGHTER AND BLOODSHED IN SYRIA'...
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/06/trump-syrian-strike-vital-national-security-interest-united-states/100150584/
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'VITAL NATIONAL SECURITY INTEREST' OF USA...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-weighing-military-options-following-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria/2017/04/06/0c59603a-1ae8-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html
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REX: RUSSIA 'COMPLICIT OR SIMPLY INCOMPETENT'...
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-why-i-launched-missile-attack-syria-n743656
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KREMLIN: PUTIN VIEWS AS 'AGGRESSION AGAINST SOVEREIGN STATE'...
https://sputniknews.com/politics/201704071052387907-syria-us-strike-russia/
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PENTAGON CONFIDENT 'NO RUSSIAN FORCES AT AIR FIELD'...
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/04/06/trump-syria-military-options/
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PYONGYANG VOWS 'MOST RUTHLESS BLOW' ON USA...
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/north-korea-vows-most-ruthless-blow-on-united-states-after-donald-trump-pledges-to-build-up-defences-against-pyongyang/news-story/26da808f8df88eed8c617bdd347d886b
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PENTAGON PLANS MAJOR MISSILE INTERCEPT TEST...
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-06/pentagon-plans-next-major-missile-intercept-test-for-late-may
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USA CYBER ATTACKS BRINGING NKOREA ROCKETS DOWN?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/06/left-of-launch-attacks-may-bringing-north-korean-missiles/
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XI AND TRUMP IN FLORIDA: TIME FOR CANDID TALK...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-mar-a-lago-trump-to-welcome-chinas-xi-for-high-stakes-inaugural-summit/2017/04/06/0235cdd0-1ac2-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html
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STOCKS SPOOKED...
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-idUSKBN179031?il=0
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Oil Prices Soar...
HTTP://WWW.REUTERS.COM/ARTICLE/US-GLOBAL-OIL-IDUSKBN17905I?IL=0
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