Now the other side hits back with their propaganda on the International Media: Russia, Syria jointly say ‘The chemical attack is a complete 100% American fabrication. The truth is ‘U. S. aircraft struck an ISIS chemical storage area.’ That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it at the U. N. without proof.
The MOAB hits ISIS headquarters and storage caves in east Afghanistan, kills 38 insurgents. ‘Did anyone ask about the kids?’
Trump positions the armada in Korean waters in another maneuver for him to boast about, but should he attack North Korea without further provocation or without further negotiation with China would illustrate and confirm to many he is an overreacting impetuous warmonger and not to be trusted by a sane world order.
At the Mar-a-Logo Trump – XI meeting did Trump get a ‘I don’t care clearance?
Over the years and as recently as four months ago in conversation and tome I suggested a small U. S. nuclear bomb exploded somewhere south of the peninsula in the proximity of China, North Korea, and Japan could dramatically impress Kim jong Un as to what American power can do and perhaps shock the dictator into reality and compliance. Trump did it with a conventional Mother Of All Bombs in Afghanistan. The idea is not a bad one, and was worth a try. Kudos to Donald.
Herewith is a fact most Americans are unaware of concerning the cost of maintaining Israel: Faithfully on the first of October each year the U. S. provides a transfer of 3.8 billion dollars to Israel. On receiving it, the Israelis immediately return the funds to the U. S. and draw yearly interest which amounts to 100 million dollars per year. This and other facts are amplified in Philip Graldi’s fine article The True Cost of Israel that I believe every American taxpayer should read. The in-depth four page report can be viewed through the Paul Craig Roberts.org/2017/14/ true cost of Israel, blog page, or through The Council of National Interest.
Off my shabby cuff, I have a few questions to ask the voting public. The reader does not have to answer them. They are merely, as a friend of mine would say ‘food for thought’ or it’s ‘just plain common sense.’
I ask why is it every leading industrial nation in the world, minus the U. S., has a medical care system that is a one payer plan sponsored by the government and taxpayer, or one close to it, whereby an entitlement is enacted over and above private insurance, company pension plans as may be needed in some cases. Britain, France, Canada, and Norway have these health plans and they work, are much cheaper than within our insurance, drug, and American Medical Association monopolized rigged health care structure. Other countries pay about 13% of their GDP annually for their plan, the U. S. pays 18%. It is irresponsible and frankly silly not to research, study, and activate the scheme and push aside the self-serving lobbies. It’s only common sense. An observer will also note these counties do not start wars and grudgingly participate in them only at the behest of the U. S., therefore they have funds to support social programs and infrastructure while we spend on weaponry.
When I was young teen walking the downtown city streets as a curious kid I could see a small section of the city known a Spanish town, actually it was only one street. That was a long while ago in the 1940s. It had a few rundown Mexican eateries and small shops with signs in Spanish. Visiting a few years ago after six decades was not overly amazed the area looked as luxurious as any classy avenue in the city with a few signs in Spanish. The people working and managing the avenue and neighborhood appeared prosperous and content doing their daily business. Of course since that time after the World War, millions more came, legally and illegally. Currently we may have as many as 11 million illegals living within the United States from South of the border. The vast majority of immigrants total over 43,000,000 have made prosperous contented lives for themselves. So be it. This is the nation of freedom and opportunity and they have taken advantage of its goodness, and hopefully its best social qualities.
But my question is why were tens of millions allowed to enter officially and tens of millions were more or less allowed to sneak in and allowed to remain? A nation is not a nation if it does not have strict border controls and the lines between Mexico and the U. S. were open and easily penetrated, breached by good people and by the less good people desiring entry. The U. S. during those decades in particular was as a tired joke among other nations. Readers, I realize looking back our vision is always 20-20 and there are good reasons for the laxity of the period. It’s not simple its a complex issue:
Among them are cheap farm and factory labor, a needy service industry, and a short boost for the economy. The desperate arrivals from the south knew how to carry the water. As long as no one screamed, the industrialist and politicians didn’t mind until more recently. When it became a big and vital issue, immigration and Jobs, during the campaign and under President Trump a gigantic one that won him the election. The reasoning I find for all this can be condensed into this: The southern border was not protected or regulated because of budgetary restraints and restrictions, a lack of border guards, police, and soldiers became chronic. Where did the money go, why were there not sufficient guards and staff hired and why not the military brought in to police, protect, and seal the border. I find the reason was, and I may not be far off, inadequate American personnel to include of course the military. Deploying the military would have solved the problem early on. Where was our army? They were overseas fighting the dozen small and significant foreign wars the U. S. has had since Vietnam. That’s where.
All the Best.
My Oh My Trump has changed his tune. In 2013 when Assad dropped chemical bombs near Damascus killing over a thousand four hundred mostly Muslim people, Trump said ‘We must stay out of this, as sad as it is, it’s not our concern.’ Since as president he says many red lines have been crossed for him to fix.
As they say: This too must come to pass, so have a little faith.
As for Raytheon maker of the missiles launched they say each unit cost 1.41 million dollars and improvements are being constantly made that may soon add to the price. Well the 59 missile launched did significant damage to the Syrian air force base, but killed only, only nine people. If I were in the Pentagon I would confront Raytheon and demand a refund on the covey of missiles used by at least 50%. Something had gone wrong? We require more deaths and casualties.
Let me end the reader’s misery with a song. It’s to a teenage hit song of the 70s titled Sixteen Candles, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday and for me it goes like this.
59 Missiles make a lovely light
But not as bright as the light in Steve Bannon’s eyes to-night.
Blow up the missiles and make Trump’s dream come true,
vital for national security and world domination too.
59 missile will in our hearts glow, because the GOP and their
allies Love You So.
All the Best.
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