We'll drown you in 24/7 Trump till you beg for mercy
September has been all Trump all the time on the news networks. It kicked off with that nauseating McCain funeral carnival. Apparently Mr. President was not invited to the show and played a round of golf instead. Anytime I can avoid a funeral to play golf instead I figure I’m way ahead of the game, but this was treated as a major snub of the Orange Ogre.
Not that Senator McCain wasn’t a “great American.” Born into wealth and privilege, McCain used his advantages to his own advantage all his life, as great Americans generally do. The one courageous stand he took during his career was against torture, and he was more or less cornered into that to maintain the myth that had grown around his status as a one-time victim of torture.
Then it was the Woodward book. By God, somebody told Woodward that somebody in the White House referred to it as “Crazy Town!” I’ve never worked anywhere that at least a few folks didn’t consider “Crazy Town,” but I guess it’s supposedly a different thing when you work at the White House.
By the way, do you ever wonder why a journalist whose career peaked over forty years ago is treated as a living legend of investigative journalism, while working journalists like Sy Hersh, who has at least as significant a track record, have been effectively de-platformed in US media?
Then came the infamous NYT op-ed…
When I’m having that much Trump waved at me to the exclusion of virtually all other news, I get suspicious. What’s going on? Has The Empire really given up on regime change in Syria? I think not.
Notice the impeccable timing of the lame-duck May government’s latest allegations regarding the so-called Skripal affair. Other than being a convenient excuse to work the words “gas attack” and “Russia” into the same narrative, that story remains as dodgy as it ever was.
Notice too that this comes as the US, UK, and France have all vowed retaliation should Assad “use gas against his own people.” The stage is now set; Syria, and those well-known gassers in Russia, are poised to clean out Idlib. Inevitably, there will be claims that Assad and his Russian backers have resorted to using poison gas, because that’s what those people do. Then the Nations of Virtue will rise as one, remove Assad from the scene once and for all, and put Putin on notice that the next time his minions run wild gassing retired Russian spooks in England we’re coming for him too.
With Assad gone and Putin’s fingers burned, Iran will be isolated. What a perfect opportunity to restore the pre-’79 liberal democracy in that benighted land!
The same crowd in DC who have convinced themselves that they are the shapers of history are about to shape some more.
What could go wrong?