Drip, Drip, Drip … deluge.
Trump and all Trumpeteers now officially have blood on their hands. Stupidity—directly from Trump—has its first victims.
Death by Stupipdparty in Stupidpartyland. This death will be the first of many. So simply 1 or 2 victims—or Hundreds, or Thousands or Hundreds of Thousands or even Millions—but many many more.
So what happened?
Mike Hager said he was returning home with his family, which included his sick mom. They were returning home to the United States where his mother has lived since 1995. As they were waiting in line at the airport in Iraq on Friday, he was told that he could pass through because he was a U.S. citizen. But his family members—including his mom—weren’t allowed, despite holding green cards. […]
“The immigration told us that the President of the United States put an order right now—you guys cannot go,” he told FOX 2’s Amy Lange.
Hager, his niece, and two nephews were traveling with his 75-year-old mother, Naimma, home to Michigan. They traveled to Iraq to visit family when she fell ill. Hager said he didn’t expect it to be a problem for the family to travel since they all had green cards and had lived in the United States for 20 years. […]
Naimma, lived in the United States since 1995, wasn’t allowed to come home. She died in her native country.
So the first of millions. Why do I say millions?
But already the Trickle is turning into a flood….
U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.
U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had “concluded regrettably that civilian non-combatants were likely killed” during Sunday’s raid. It said children may have been among the casualties.
Central Command said its assessment “seeks to determine if there were any still-undetected civilian casualties in the ferocious firefight.”
U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counter-terrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.
As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.
So now Trumpeteers have blood on their hands. But it will be just a drop in a massive bucket. Stupid is deadly.