Senate confirms Trump SCOTUS appointee...

But the story gets burried because of Syria, even after the Senate executes the nuclear option...

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  1. wirelessguru1

    Even today the conservative ideological zealots (Rand Paul et al) are still pissing in their panties and moaning about the Syria attack! WTF!!!

    April 09, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    Also, no wonder Bannon is losing a lot of power in the White House right now since he is siding with these conservative ideological zealots who continue to fight against Trump on Healthcare and now Syria! WTF!!!
    The GOP is indeed full of morons.

    April 09, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      Kevin Hassett.

      April 10, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Frank Forester.

        April 10, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          Way too cryptic for me. Care to explain?

          April 11, 2017
          1. wirelessguru1

            April 11, 2017
  3. Munkyman

    Those who see ALL the way or the wrong way as the only options are dangerous to the rest of us.

    April 09, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      EXACTLY. I truly can’t stand these ideological zealots from either the left or the right. They stink.
      +1 (Neo)

      April 09, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        ALL the way is ALWAYS the wrong way unless you are actually fighting to the death.

        April 09, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          It is wrong because is neither smart nor strategic.
          -Bush was an all the way kind of guy;
          -Obama was a no way kind of snowflake;
          -Trump is an in between smart (actually brilliant) guy.

          April 09, 2017
        2. Munkyman

          I do like that he understands not telegraphing actions to the whole world.
          I don’t like that the attack did zero to inhibit the use of that base.
          IF we destroyed chemical weapons that MAY have been there, then that’s really the only accomplishment of that strike. THAT base needed to be left one large crater, with nothing but fist sized rubble & now WE need it to be turned to rubble just to assert the image HE wanted to project with the wrong weapons. I can live with the idea that in most cases we will ask, then tell, then strike with a reasonably ineffective hit & if that doesn’t deter… obliteration, but we’re not going to put boots on the ground, our flag will not fly over their soil.
          .
          If we want to be the impartial world cop, we need to hold Israel accountable as well.
          We need to quit ignoring atrocities in China just because we want their goods.
          I don’t want it, but I am willing to use the right tools to deny air/space to those who would use it for war & to use our Navy to secure the seas against piracy.

          April 10, 2017
          1. fuall

            The whole op was just a waste of ≥$70M. He just walked into the trap. What now? A one-off that essentially did nothing but waste shitloads of $$, or a quagmire of stupidity with the added complication of tip-toeing around Russia? At least Barry had an out or two, Trump really doesn’t. Not a good one, anyway. Up until Russia got involved this was a relatively straight forward problem that could have been fixed (well, ended, anyway.) The best we can hope to achieve now is a stalemate which leaves Assad in power and Uncle Sam standing around with dick in hand, feeling frustrated and looking stupid. Without risking a confrontation there’s really no option now other than to fade back out and let the hostilities continue. Which begs the question, why get involved in the first place? If we’re not getting involved to the extent of ending the conflict, then there was little to no point in wasting the time, effort, and money to create a scene. Throwing a hissy fit over the manner of execution of a few hundred to a few thousand individuals while several hundred thousand have already been slaughtered by conventional methods is, to say the least, a completely dumbass point of view. Do we now just let them go back to killing by the thousands ‘the good ol’ fashioned way’? The whole point of a “red line” is that there is NO further action or continuation of hostilities acceptable once it’s been crossed. Barry didn’t have the sack to commit to it while he had a free shot (no Russia), opting to pass the buck to the spineless pussies in congress more interested in making him look worse than stopping Assad from continuing in power. So, the US did nothing but talk shit and then bailed, and it looks like the new boss is the same as the old. Stir the pot, slap the cook, run like hell.
            .
            What we should have done, was to hit that little BS stain on the map with the full force of the US military on day one. We continually try to effect changes through military intervention by estimating what the absolutely least amount of resources needed to complete the mission are, and then cutting that in half, dragging the whole thing out for extended periods. What a fucked up, stupid strategy. In the meantime, tens, even hundreds of thousands of civilians end up been caught in the middle and killed, giving radicals an ongoing recruitment platform, as well as generally making the US the “bad guy” wherever we get involved. Military engagements should be as short and quick as possible, short of nuclear. There should be overwhelming force used to immediately eliminate any opposition. While this would certainly see an increase in battlefield casualties from direct combat operations, as well as some increase in civilian collateral casualties, the overall civilian casualty and refugee numbers could be reduced to a fraction by ending the conflict quickly rather than engage in a protracted conflict that kills hundreds of thousands over years. Without Russia in the mix this was doable. Now, not so much.

            April 10, 2017
            1. Munkyman

              Least… that’s exactly the problem, Stonewall Jackson wrote the definitive text on military ethics & in it he was a hugh fan of irressistable force & once you have their backs you chase them all the way to ground & don’t let up until an unconditional surrender is offered. If you can’t stomach that, just about anything else is a waste of effort, lives & treasure.

              April 10, 2017
            2. wirelessguru1

              No, it was NOT a waste.
              It was a very clear message to the world that Trump is no Obama!
              WAKE UP!!!

              April 10, 2017