We don’t know much about history,
We don’t know much foreign policy,
We don’t know much about a science book,
We don’t know much about the French I never took
But I do know that we loathe you,
And we know that you loathe us too,
And that 12 plus 12 equals twenty two
That we don’t know anything about anything at all
That we have a mental age of barely four
What a wonderful world this would be
If only we stopped breathing for all eternity
Gibberish, from the mouthpiece…
Trump floats five Syria policies in 10 days…
Trumps had always said Assad should stay (i.e. in line with Russian policy)… then Press secretary Sean Spicer said people were “blown away by barrel bombs” in Syria and “if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action.” Assad must go, “process under way.” The threat of retaliation for barrel bombing seemed a dramatic escalation of the US position… but then…WH spox walking back Spicer suggestion that barrel bomb would trigger US military response: “Nothing has changed in our posture.”
But now, as always totally over his head and rank amateur, Tillerson “We rededicate ourselves to holding to account any and all who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world,” secretary of state Rex Tillerson told journalists at a 1944 Nazi massacre site in Italy, ahead of a visit to Moscow. Thus leaving it to the Military to reign in all the civilian chicken hawk nincompoops. James Mattis described US strikes in Syria as “a measured response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons” Congress said the joint chiefs of staff had called the Syria strikes a one-off.
Spicer told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he needed to clarify his offensive Holocaust remarks so they wouldn’t distract from “the president’s decisive action in Syria and the attempts that he’s making to destabilize the region” (emphasis added). Slip up right? But Spicer used the exact same phrase in Monday’s press briefing while trying to explain the gulf between Ambassador Nikki Haley’s tough talk on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Sec. of State Rex Tillerson’s less aggressive posture toward Assad.
The goal for both of them—the goal for the United States is twofold, as I’ve stated. It’s one, to make sure that we destabilize Syria—destabilize the conflict there, reduce the threat of ISIS.