Tom already addressed the Syria imbroglio , in which my comment is available. Gavin McInnis has a take similar to mine in his recent column.
However, you can disagree with your peers and agree with your enemies when we’re talking about a board game that’s in 4-D. You can be an isolationist Trump supporter who hates meddling in the Middle East and still think this was a brilliant move. This wasn’t intervention. It was a fireworks display. We’re done. There will be no abdication of thrones nor any boots on the ground.
- Obama looks like a bigger pussy now than ever before, thereby neutralizing any post-retirement influence.
- Assad and Putin are wishing now that Hillary was POTUS.
- Putin has an adversary that will call his bluff and is unpredictable.
- This effectively shuts down the Dem conspiracy theory that Russia influenced the election, although MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell seems to think that the bombing of Syria is a whole nother thing (OY VEY!).
But is this part of a big plan that has been in the works?
The National Enquirer says Trump has launched "Operation Clean Sweep"; a global military effort to rid the world of all these two-bit dictators.
Think about it: not nation building or spreading democracy, but taking out all the biggest jerks on the planet and leaving a vacuum. The neo-cons will squeal that we will need to repair the damage or fill the vacuum. Screw that... vaporize Mugabe, turn Maduro into mush, finally, finally, turn Tehran into cinders... Hamas: gone, ISIS: gone. Any country that even thinks about sponsoring terror in the slightest... whoopsie! Here's Tomahawk to your gut.
Next - move the UN to Ascension Island. One can only dream...