I thought I had said all I wanted to say, for the moment, in yesterday afternoon’s post regarding Trump’s ignorant decision to assassinate Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. I was wrong. This is one that may occupy any number of posts here on Filosofa’s Word in the coming weeks/months. Sigh.
Every time there is new “breaking news” on the topic, my growling escalates just a bit. The latest?
“Trump says Iranian military leader was killed by drone strike ‘to stop a war,’ warns Iran not to retaliate”
Seriously??? The way to ‘stop a war’, especially one that doesn’t exist, is to kill people??? Is this more of that alternative facts stuff that Kellyanne so likes to spout? He ‘warns’ Iran not to retaliate??? WTF??? Who does he think he is that he can shake his short finger, while saying “unh unh unh” and The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will just sit down, hang his head, and slink quietly away? Not a chance, Donnie Boy! Do you even remember 1979??? Go back to Georgia or Mar-a-Lago or wherever you came from, for you are so far out of your league that you don’t even merit the position of water boy!
Whew … puffa puffa puffa … this has been happening all day long …
So, Iran will retaliate … it isn’t a matter of “if”, but “where, when and how”. Trump is an ignorant slob if he believes that him ‘warning’ them not to retaliate will phase the powers that be in Iran. And nobody else thinks so, either, for cities around the U.S. are on high alert tonight, as are embassies around the globe. What then, once Iran retaliates? Two choices … war, or back down. I vote we opt, just for once, to put all human life ahead of the egos in Washington, tuck our tails between our legs, and go home peacefully. But will Trump? Not unless cooler heads prevail and tell him in no uncertain terms that they do not support any further action against Iran on our behalf. Even then, he isn’t likely to listen, for remember … he claims to have “great and unmatched wisdom”.
So, what are the ramifications here? Many. For starters, lives will be lost, and soon, unless I miss my guess. And those lives are on Trump’s shoulders, whether they are the lives of U.S. citizens, Iraqis, Iranians, or the people on the island of Gullah Gullah!
Next up … our allies have lost whatever little faith they still had in this nation, for we have put them in the line of fire, through no fault of their own. And when I say “we”, make no mistake, I blame Trump first and foremost, but after him I blame all the jackasses in Congress who have been licking his boots, such as YOU, Warren Davidson, and Mitchell McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, and many others. YOU ALL have blood on your hands! And I also blame all those average Joe’s in this nation who continue to support the megalomaniac in the Oval Office who has brought all this down on us. That means YOU, Kitty Cline, and YOU, Lisa Connelly or whatever your name is now, and YOU Janet Klar!
Our allies have been struggling to keep the Iran nuclear agreement intact since Trump pulled out of it for no other reason than President Obama’s signature was on it. They have worked hard to ensure that Iran would agree not to develop nuclear weapons that would make the world a lot less safe. The agreement was working and by all reports from independent inspectors, Iran was keeping their end of the deal. And then along came the bastard who couldn’t stand the fact that his predecessor had accomplished something remarkably good, and he tore it up and threw it in the trash, saying that he could get a ‘better deal’. Only … he never even tried. He left our friends – France, the United Kingdom, and the European Union – hanging out to dry, struggling to keep the deal afloat without the U.S.
My heart broke this evening when I read a comment from one of my dearest friends in the UK that read, in part …
“I had not long finished reading about this before I saw your Snarky post. I was horrified. While the rest of your ‘allies’ are trying to keep the Nuclear Agreement alive, Trump does this and doesn’t even have the courtesy to inform us. I no longer consider America a friend to my country as long as this lunatic is in charge.”
I know he did not mean me or my readers, but our nation as a whole … still, it breaks my heart to think that some 40% of the people in this nation, some of whom I once called “friend”, have brought us to this point, the point at which we are no longer trusted, no longer respected. And deservedly so. It is not only our politicians who have brought the wrath down on us, but the average Joe who thinks Trump is “telling it like it is”, who says, “he’s one of us”. He is NOT telling the truth about anything on any day! And he is NOT “one of us”! He is a spoiled brat jerk who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, whose daddy bought his way out of trouble more than once, out of the military, and bought his worthless business degree from Wharton. He has NEVER in his life been held accountable, has never missed a meal (obviously), and has a complete lack of conscience.
As it became clear that Trump would and should be impeached, I warned that if he felt trapped, he would respond like a trapped animal, he would do something so horrendous that it would take all eyes away from impeachment, away from his crimes.
The world now stands at a precipice … even the experts are not sure what will happen next, but the one certainty is that Donald’s taking matters into his own hands without consulting Middle East experts, without consulting our allies, and without notifying Congress has put every man, woman and child on this planet in danger. My best idea yet is to send Trump Sr., Junior, Eric, and Ivanka all to fight on the front lines when war breaks out … they are more expendable than John Doe!
Thus concludes my rant for tonight … I shall go take a shower now. My sincere apologies to Keith, for I could not stop the rant, no matter how I tried. Stay tuned, for I’m fairly certain there will be more. And my apologies that there is no Saturday Surprise this week … I think you can understand.