Well, now we know the truth about both the truck bomb attack in Nice and the attempted military coup in Turkey last week.  I thought it might take some time to figure out the who-what-why questions swirling around these events, but presidential candidate Donnie J. Trump has solved the riddle and placed the blame squarely on the heads of … {drumroll} … you guessed it!  President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who also just happens to be a presidential candidate).  I will no longer need to speculate or lose sleep trying to think of all the possibilities here … the great man, the really, really smart man … has done my job for me.  Not only mine, but those of countless international law organizations around the world.  Thanks, Donnie!

“We’re seeing unrest in Turkey, a further demonstration of the failures of Obama-Clinton,” he told a crowd of supporters during a speech to introduce his newly appointed running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R). “You just have to look ― every single thing they’ve touched has turned to horrible, horrible, death-defying problems.”

International law enforcement and anti-terrorist organizations have been hard at work trying to discern whether Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man who drove a truck bomb into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, actually had any affiliations with Daesh, who claimed responsibility for the attack.  Well, search no farther … Trump has solved the problem.  It is the fault of President Obama and Ms. Clinton!

And there has been massive speculation regarding the origins of the attempted coup Friday night in Turkey, some, like myself, even speculating that Erdogan himself may have had a role in the staging of the coup.  But no, apparently it was all the fault, again, of President Obama and Ms. Clinton!  Those two certainly have been busy of late!

The leaders of those two nations, however, do not seem to be appreciative of Trump’s efforts on their behalf.  Sigh.  I guess you get used to that when you’re a very smart man.  President Erdogan of Turkey dislikes Donald Trump so much that last month he called for Donald Trump’s name to be removed from a Turkish franchisee’s towers in Istanbul’s business district due to what Mr. Erdogan termed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s Islamophobia.

French President Francois Hollande, in a recent interview, said “Oui [l’élection de Donald Trump serait dangereuse]. [Elle] compliquerait les rapports entre l’Europe et les Etats-Unis. Ses slogans diffèrent peu de ceux de l’extrême droite en Europe et en France : peur de la déferlante migratoire, stigmatisation de l’islam, mise en cause de la démocratie représentative, dénonciation des élites – alors même que Donald Trump, par sa fortune en est l’incarnation la plus évidente.”* Pretty strong words, huh?

*Translation: “Yes [ Donald Trump ‘s election would be dangerous ] . [ It] would complicate relations between Europe and the United States. His slogans differ little from those of the extreme right in Europe and France : fear of the migratory wave , stigmatization of Islam , questioning of representative democracy , denouncing elites – even as Donald Trump , for his fortune is the most obvious incarnation.”

Trump failed to elaborate on precisely what the Prez and Hillary did to bring about these events, and provided not a single detail, but I am tired, so I don’t think I will ask too many questions.  I mean, no matter what he says, he must be right, yes?  Isn’t that how his followers think?  He said it, it must be so, and now I will  not have to think for myself. Since the mysteries have been solved and the truth uncovered, I have nothing left to write about, so I will share a humorous story and then go to bed.

Friday night, I was pretty much glued to the live update feed, watching news of the attempted coup in Turkey, when I received a text message from my daughter saying she was on her way home from work.  I replied to her text with “Leftovers ok for dinner?  Watching coverage of Turkey coup.”  Since she was driving, she only took a quick glance at my response and saw the words “dinner” “Turkey” and “coup”, the latter of which she mistook for “soup”, so she thought I had made turkey soup for dinner.  Imagine her disappointment when she arrived home to find leftover cheese cubes, tomatoes, red peppers, crackers and 4-day-old pizza for dinner!



9 thoughts on “Whodunit?

  1. While reading, I was struck by this statement

    “Isn’t that how his followers think?  He said it, it must be so”

    It sound like something straight out of animal farm, when Napoleon tool over. The complete indoctrination of the people to think Napoleon was always right was a situation I found really scary and I am aghast at the thought that Trump has this kind of hold on his followers, especially as the rise of Trump may not only encourage more Trump-like people to come out of the woodwork but also that humanity can not be trusted to see leaders like Trump for who they really are.

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    • Very astute observation, Senam! I wonder how many will see that connection. And yes, that is it exactly … I frequently ask friends who are pro-Trump to tell me, specifically, what they think he will do that will make this a better country, or that will help people. All they ever say is “he tells it like it is”. Then I ask “exactly what does that mean? Tells what like it is?” And they cannot answer, but the worst part is that they see no problem with that. You have heard me refer to his followers as lemmings, and that is exactly how I see them! Thanks for this comment … it would seem you understand US politics better than most people who live here!

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  2. We are lucky indeed to have a man running for the highest office in the land who has the answers to all the importrant questions. And what a coincidence that those answers always seem to involve the failures of those the man detests — a list that grows longer by the day. Good post!!

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