US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria's Assad
This image provided by the Department of Defense was presented as part of a briefing slide at the Pentagon briefing on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and shows a photo of a preliminary damage assessment from the Him Shinshar ... . U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a bilateral meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018.
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#1 Monday Apr 16
Midterms are coming.....no blippin jobs....
#2 Monday Apr 16
Leveling a research facility routinely and constantly checked by the UN Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and repeatedly declared having no chemicals associated with weaponry may be pandered as pro-war propaganda, but slowly the ineptitude and lies associated with claims of Syrian government possession, or use of such weaponry is more hollow by each day. WMD "storage" facilities likewise are now being reported as vacant. So, what is the gain of such increasingly exposed false narratives against Assad and Russians? Could it be the repeatedly undefined and broad assertions of "remaining in Syria until our aims are met?" What might be those aims? It seems apparent the "aims" are the destruction of the Assad government... with no concern as to what would replace it, nor the genocide of Christians occurring if such "aims" are accomplished. The U.S. arming and funding of the genocide taking place in Yemen certainly shows no humanitarian concerns. While the Obama funded "rebel" elements becoming ISIS are known to have overrun one of the two CW storage facilities and are likely the only element in Syria having WMD, blaming Assad for attacks not benefiting anyone but the "rebels" seems to also have no concern for real humanitarian issues. The only thing actually happening is the continuation of a long established globalist agenda and their banking interests. Any country not embracing that globalist agenda is targeted and attacked. It's only been going on for over a hundred years since American citizens were enslaved perpetually by Rothschild, Morgan and Democrat control of the independent Federal Reserve's strangling of Americans and their progeny.
#3 Monday Apr 16
Cordwainer, the topix forum isn't the place for your cumbersome thesis on international activity. The very reason for limited U.S. direct involvement in Syria is that we cannot identify any unified Syrian opposition leadership, or their goals for establishing a government, agreed upon by the competing military militias. In the meantime our concern is the "foreign" military involvement and the flow of weapons into Syria. As for Bashar Al-Assad, we're no longer in the business of changing regimes. But ISIS provides us a convenient excuse to maintain a foothold in the region while we assess our aims in the fluid situation.
#4 Tuesday Apr 17
We cannot identify any unified Syrian opposition leadership because they don't want any.
Culturally, most Islamic countries are still hunter-gatherer cultures. They have little need for organized defense as they have little in the way of permanent infrastructure to defend, and much to gain by encouraging fancy European military factions to go wandering caves and bunkers in a vain attempt to find Aladdin's treasure....they scavenge their trash...Nope! Not a trace of nationalistic fervor to be found. They can't be whipped like dog's because they'll never learn, and they really don't care when women and children get hurt. That's someone else's problem. It doesn't get any nookie to get involved.
This is about puppet states and only puppet states. Stop anthropomorphizing.
...you know....we aren't so different.
Our public is already in the depths of defining themselves with Elvis and the Nuremberg defense and nothing else.
Nookie and instant gratification. One is urban and one is rural.
Go talk to your son and find out for yourself. Robot boy has no need of morality. He just wants to belong. Mommy gives him instructions and praises him for fulfilling some unspecified purpose....which is apparently much more than you provide. The nookie part is your own issue to solve but it seems that mommy is giving him his own hole to play with.
#5 Tuesday Apr 17
The latest gambit by mainstream Western media and those feeding them with propaganda designed to continuously inflame Americans with jingoistic rhetoric is the claim that Syria and Russia are impeding OPCW access to Douma for inspection. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is stating they are given free access for medical evaluations. The UN Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will not only assess the Douma site, but also the U.S. bombed research facility and "storage" site targeted. Since no Chemical plume of any nature, or size resulted from the complete leveling of those sites, it appears there were no chemical weapons stored, or used by the Syrian government. Syrian government military establishes safe access to "rebel" controlled areas. Your concerns about inappropriate discussions are duly noted. No one is perfect, which includes Trump. Since the inappropriate and potentially disastrous bombing of Syria was performed without any verification of actual chemical weapons use and produced no poisonous plumes, and the U.S. is signatory to international agreements directing appropriate investigation and response, which were violated by U.S. actions, it appears Topix may be one of the few places honest and thorough discussion can take place. I'm sure you and even Trump can stand the exposure. It appears no fatalities have been reported in the U.S. raids, which is a Godsend. It also appears the people hiding from the "rebels" using them as human shields in Douma suffered no fatalities and that the ISIS loving "White Helmets" caused panic as they filmed people actually suffering from oxygen depletion in their hovels and burrows, as ISIS continued holding them hostage amidst ferocious fighting and losing, but falsely displayed their suffering as a chemical attack. False representations by radical Islamic elements has been common in many ways for decades. We'll have to wait for OPCW confirmation of what actually occurred.
#6 Tuesday Apr 17
The unemployment rate is very low. Trump is convinced he has fixed the economy and moving on to wooing Putin again.
The concerns that people will have going into the midterms is the erratic behavior that Trump continues to indulge in at national security’s expense.
Trump sends Nikki Haley out to make a statement that there will be sanctions against Russia for their part in the problems in Syria.
Now Trump walks all of that back leaving Nikki to look foolish.
Another well-intentioned Republican who thinks she can work with this president only to find out the hard way, there is no working with this president.
If Nikki had any dignity left, she’d resign and alert Congress about all of the damage that keeping Trump in power is doing to our country.
It would be nice to think there is ONE Republican able to stand up and do the right thing.
#7 Tuesday Apr 17
Based on assumptions?
#8 Tuesday Apr 17
We should expect Republicans to do the left thing?
#15 Tuesday Apr 17
U.S. still dealing with its own chemical weapons
#21 Tuesday Apr 17
Well, it appears more Republican incumbents are refusing to run for office in November.
I would prefer that they call Trump out, but making it a little easier for Democrats to be elected might do the trick.
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