Category Archives: Syria

The Trumpian Hollymoon is over … now the Russian appeasement grows.

By ann summers Much like the GOP and Trump have peddled the meme that PBO/HRC “created” ISIS, now DJT* has decided to capitulate (bend over backward, Ben Dover) to Putin, where the Syrian conflict will generate new memes for 45*, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EXTRAVAGANT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There is just a breath of Purtianism lurking in most American poetry. We admire the winnowing of excess words, the spareness of poets like Frost and Sandburg and the prose of Hemingway and Steinbeck. American poets … Continue reading

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#TrumpRussia – Trump decides NATO’s not obsolete because of the US-Russia Strategy of Tension

By ann summers “I am my own strategist” My statement on NATO being obsolete and disproportionately too expensive (and unfair) for the U.S. are now, finally, receiving plaudits! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2016 The MSM continues to … Continue reading

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#TrumpRussia … Bannonism remains, even if Steve plays no golf

By ann summers If the Russians knew about the Syrian chemical weapons strike before it was executed, it raises some interesting questions but is not evidence of increased culpable distance between Trump and Russia. Considerable time and media has been … Continue reading

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another Trump stunt … ‘President Xi, cruise missiles are the best fireworks to herald your arrival’

By ann summers After the initial pooch-screwing of the raid in Yemen, Trump ordered a US Middle East military attack of approximately 60 cruise missiles in “retaliation” for Syrian air attacks with chemical weapons. More cynically, it’s a stunt to … Continue reading

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16,800 infidel vintages will perish for Lord Dampnut’s place in Hysterical pooch-screwing

By ann summers “…Trump, appears open to the clash-of-civilizations idea…” Steve Bannon, who has ascended in just months from relative obscurity to become one of President Trump’s most influential advisors, has said that Islam is “the most radical” religion in the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DISPLACED

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Illegal Immigrants. Refugees. Slave Trafficking. Ugly words that represent an explosion of desperation among the world’s most vulnerable peoples. The number of “forcibly displaced” people in the world is at the highest level on record. We … Continue reading

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Trump’s unpresidented overreaction after a next terrorist attack

Trump says he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefing because he’s “smart” https://t.co/x6EsLJeElR pic.twitter.com/xiFymeNJRu — HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) December 18, 2016 By ann summers Lacking any precedent for appreciating intelligence and relying on negotiating based on posture and force, Trump will for … Continue reading

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In Which I Invite Gary Johnson To A Party

By Nicole Plyler Fisk Today on Morning Joe, Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson asked, “What is Aleppo?” in a truly cringe-worthy video. For those of us closely following news from Syria, Aleppo is not only the war’s fiercest battleground but also has become synonymous … Continue reading

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The Cats of Aleppo … and Their Keeper

by Nicole Plyler Fisk If there’s one thing I’ve learned from teaching Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series to freshman composition students, it’s that — despite what presidential candidate Donald Trump would have us believe — we should not wax poetic over bombing anything. … Continue reading

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