(Totally an opinion piece; an uninformed opinion piece):
I had hoped . . .
. . . but, no; throughout March I saw President Trump being carefully corralled and put into his proper place. Oh, they allowed him a few victories; token victories.
But check out this body language:
Look how he is positioned between two men who are not what they seem.
Many of his major stated goals have been thwarted. His ability to bring about his stated goals has been neutralized. I even forget what defeat this photo represents. It’s a photo op. They are there to give him our Ruler’s congratulations and to remind him that the “other guy” is there to sit in your chair if you don’t obey.
Carrot: congratulations, you capitulated; Stick: you are replaceable.
And now the Global Rulers may have gotten their plan to unseat yet another country’s leader back on track again, after unexpected resistance. And that leader is President Assad in their targets. He is the last planned bowling pin that must fall to complete that Arab Spring campaign. And he knows it. He knows they’re watching him. He knows if he does anything as heinous as using chemical weapons against his own people, that it would mean his end. Using such weapons would be suicidal on his part.
I get that people died horribly. “A slow and brutal death.” (repeat ten times)
I get that little children died, along with innocent women and men,
I get that cute little twin toddlers died in the chemical weapon attack. We’ve all seen the pictures of their young father carrying them, crying out to the heavens above in inconsolable grief.
I also get that the World Rulers and those they have put into positions of leadership all around the world desperately want to destroy President Assad.
The Progressives, the Leftists, the Republican Establishment, all who do the bidding of the Global Rulers are working hard to start a big war over there.
What I don’t see is the actual connection between President Assad and the use of chemical weapons. In our righteous horror do we say that a proven connection is not important?
Is our horror of that “slow and brutal death” supposed to make us say: Enough! “It happened in his country, therefore he did it”?
Well, whatever happened on 9-11-01 happened in America . . . . The shock and horror of that seemed to be enough to make the American public stop asking questions. It worked then.
President Trump was against this kind of thinking. And he was against striking out in Syria.
And now his opinion has been turned.
Maybe President Assad is responsible for this chemical attack. Maybe President Trump acted on information that we don’t know.
But so far there is not even a shred of proof, other than positive assertions, repeated by many, repeated everywhere. Assertions. Assertions, alone. Assertions make proof.
The crime is horrendous. Who is the criminal?
Doesn’t matter. We’ll find out later.
As much as President Trump campaigned with the principles and goals held by people in the majority of the states in the United States (yes, that’s how a president gets elected, by the numbers of electoral votes) as much as he seemed to be saying what so many had been waiting to hear, I always thought “this man will soon butt heads with the power behind the presidential office” — and he won’t be able to effect any major changes.
That’s a long sentence, but it means that not even a president can work against the Power that pulls the strings in Washington.
I just finished a book by Robert Ludlum called Trevayne. A good intelligent man, in a position to be incorruptible, above reproach, chosen to investigate just who or what is the power behind the U.S. government. So he was chosen to head an investigative subcommittee , chosen, as it turns out, by the very aristocratic power behind the government.
He doesn’t know that at first. It’s a tedious book, full of long, agonizing detail, Ludlumesque, but the tension builds, the reader begins to suspect, and then both Trevayne and the reader are justified in their suspicions — but at the very end (spoiler alert) Trevayne joins the very behind-the-curtain power that he was supposed to uncover.
He agrees to be their president. He believes he can change things from within.