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TRUMP UNMASKED: 14 REASONS WHY THE SYRIA AIRSTRIKES WERE A REALLY BAD IDEA

from James Perloff:

Let me start by saying that I voted for Donald Trump, and anyone familiar with my website or Twitter feed knows how vigorously I opposed a Hillary Clinton Presidency. However: (see picture on the left)

Regarding the Syria airstrikes:

1. Trump contradicted himself 100 Percent. His Tweets following the 2013 alleged “sarin gas attack” reveal a different man, the non-interventionist we hoped we were voting for:


 

 


I am grateful to Middle East Eye for posting 13 of Trump’s Tweets, five of which I’ve screen shot.

2. Trump skirted the U.S. Constitution, which he swore to uphold in his inaugural oath.
Here’s what Ron Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul, Tweeted in response to Trump’s missile assault:

Trump cannot plead ignorance about this matter, since he said the same thing as Paul in his first Tweet above.

The Constitution designates the President “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy”; it is somewhat ambiguous about what independent actions he may take. In any event, Article 1, Section 8 clearly vests all war-making power in Congress. While I never thought I’d have anything good to say about Barack Obama, at least he asked Congressional approval for the airstrikes he first sought after the 2013 sarin gas allegations. Trump did not; he behaved as a rogue autocrat.

For those who argue that Trump was acting legally because he didn’t really “make war,” I would ask: If another country rained 59 missiles on America, would we not consider that an act of war?

If anyone truly believes Trump had the right to launch cruise missiles on Syria, without consent of the People or Congress, then by that same logic Trump has the right to launch a nuclear first strike on Russia, start World War III, and incinerate the planet. The Founding Fathers did not intend Presidents to be invested with such power; they consistently emphasized the principle of checks and balances.

3. Trump acted with impetuous haste, not waiting for adjudication of the facts.
If a person is accused of a heinous crime, do we simply lynch him on the spot? Or do we give him a fair trial, so that facts can be weighed, all sides of the story heard, and the accusation’s truthfulness determined?

If Trump was genuinely concerned about the sarin gas allegation, what he should have done: request an investigation by an impartial delegation, composed of members from several foreign countries with no vested interests in Syria. Such a delegation could have interviewed witnesses, examined forensic evidence, and submitted a report.

Instead, Trump received an intelligence briefing and reacted to some victim photos taken by jihadists. I know there are die-hard Trump supporters who will argue this was “good enough.” NO, IT WASN’T. COLIN POWELL HAD FAR MORE INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS ON SADDAM HUSSEIN’S “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION” AND SHOWED PICTURES TO THE UN. WE WERE THEN LIED INTO AN UNNECESSARY WAR THAT COST TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND KILLED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF IRAQIS. POWELL ULTIMATELY ADMITTED HE ACTED ON FAULTY INTELLIGENCE.

To this day, the Trump administration has supplied no proof whatsoever that Assad’s forces released the chemical agents. Syria’s air force did strike an opposition target, but there is no evidence they dropped chemical weapons. Rather, the chemicals evidently belonged to the terrorists on the ground. Peter Ford, former British ambassador to Syria, explains this important distinction:

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6 comments to TRUMP UNMASKED: 14 REASONS WHY THE SYRIA AIRSTRIKES WERE A REALLY BAD IDEA

  • Carlos

    Anyone that still believes that voting, aka giving up your power of attorney to the electors to select a president or other representative to administrate your corporate trust aka Birth Certificate corporate account is insane, given the fact of past performance of these criminals.
    Sheeple just keep falling for the same bullshit. Incredible! People these so called representatives are nothing more than bad actors. Note to the Donald “your fired”. You won’t ever represent me or my corporate franchise(birth certificate so called name)

  • Mr Cause

    I’m not making excuses, but one must realize, when you become the POTUS, one suddenly obtains much new knowledge that they or any of us know. And even that “truth” requires some trust of the President for validity. But I can see such knowledge changing a person’s position on an issue.

    For instance, even if he knew for sure 911 is an inside job, and my conclusion is that he absolutely must know, why doesn’t he just correct things for the record? Seriously? Do you think if he want on live TV and tried to expose 911 this would work out? Do you realize all the guilty people involved in the engineering foreknowledge required to install the explosives to bring building 7 down? This would be a catastrophe and the MSM wold make him out to be the biggest joke in town. After all, they delivered the news on 911? Are you going to now say that news was also FAKE?

    So back to Trump. Something like his position on Syria, they could have him by the balls.

    I say he caved in. At this juncture, that is how I choose to view it. Doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water.

    There are many battles and clearly this seems like a big one to lose. What concerns me more, is Trump surely knows this truth and he knows the value of his word. So he also knows breaking it is a pretty big deal. So that means to me, there is something big lurking in the dark, that he now sees, that we, the public, still don’t see. And it justified him even breaking his own word and changing his position.

    Just Saying

    Mr C

    • mike

      Yeah man your making excuses. Trump is garbage just like every president before him. Trump is not privy to anything we don’t already know. What information could he possibly have? What was the origin of this information the CIA, NSA, Military? All of which are totally worthless and have very rarely had reliable information. It’s easy to say, say it with me now..Trump is garbage.

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