Trumps Iran response

The last thing that America needs at this time is to get involved in another protracted war in the Middle East, whether it is against Iran or any other nation anywhere in the world. We’ve seen how costly these ill advised campaigns can be to the U.S. Today Afghanistan stands as a prime example of becoming bogged down in a conflict with no apparent exit strategy.  This conflict continues to bleed the nation of it’s treasure, and it’s most precious resources, in the lives of the men and women who end up paying the unltimate price in these  endless wars. 

President Trump has been very clear about his desire to keep America out of any more protracted wars that continue to maintain the status quo, while at the same time recognizing the importance of projecting a posture of strength to America’s enemies around the world. This desire to keep the nation out of war, and the promise to bring an end to America’s involvement in conflicts that we have needlessly been entangled in is one of the reasons that Trump was elected. 

Fulfilling this desire in a complex world where nations with competing interests seeking to establish or reestablish themselves as power players, and influencers can be a precarious balancing act. On the one hand the United States must make it clear through its actions that the country is not pursuing a policy of intimidation and aggression, or regime change with any other nation. On the other hand America must also be clear, and perhaps even more so, that it will always put, and have measures in place to defend itself and its allies from those who wish to do them harm. No one should ever mistake the U.S. desire to avoid conflict as a sign that America will shrink in the face of threats or challenges to its security. 

President Trump’s decision to strike at the Iranian regime by targeting and taking out the country’s top  General is meant to send a strong, unambiguous message that America will respond forcefully, defending itself in the face of threats or when attacked. As can be expected, the news media and their allies in the Democrat Party are giving the predictable response to Trump’s decision to take out Iran’s top General, Qassem Soleimani, in a precision, surgical strike. 

To listen to the media and Democrats respond to Trump’s decision, one would think that Trump attacked a NATO ally or that he perhaps invaded Canada. The hatred of President Trump is so intense that his critics are unable to look beyond it even for a millisecond.  They cannot do it even in moments like these that demand a careful, thoughtful, measured assessment of the facts, and the response to them. Listening to the leftist media and Democrats everywhere scold President Trump for taking out Soleimani, one could be forgiven for thinking that Soleimani was a mentor to Mother Teresa, or that he was the reincarnation of Mahatma Ghandi, and not the murderous thug that the entire world knew him to be. 

No one disputes that Soleimani was the main figure behind what has been rightly termed Iran’s decades long proxy war against the United states. His blood trail can be traced in terrorist attacks all around the world, from the desert sands of the Middle East, to the idyllic shores of beautiful Argentina. He was the big cahouna behind most of these attacks. Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. No none disputes this! 

Soleimani has been on the U.S. terror watch list for over a decade. His reign of terror has been brutal. Just over a week ago his forces killed an American contractor, wounded American troops, and also wounded Iraqi personnel in a rocket attack that targeted a military base in Nothern Iraq. Last week  supporters of a militia force linked to Soleimani staged a bold attack on the American Embassy in Iraq in another provacative act of aggression toward the United States. This may be a good time to remind people that an attack on an American Embassy anywhere in the world is an attack on sovereign American territory.

Do not forget that this man was also the mastermind behind the high tech IED attacks that killed several hundred U.S. Militay service members during the Iraq war. In the last year they even shot down a U.S. Military drone in international airspace over the strait of Hormuz where Iran has been accosting international shipping vessels using the passageway for commercial purposes. 

What is the United States to do in the face of all of this? 

Trump hating pundits across the media are saying that Trump’s actions are an unnecessary escalatory move. They say that because they reason Iran will no doubt retaliate with more acts of terrorism. No one is saying though what America’s response to Iran’s decades long aggression toward the United States should be. The argument seems to be that America should not defend itself for fear of more aggression by its enemy. 

Some are even saying that America needs to bring home all of it’s troops from that part of the world, and surely then, the United States will no longer have to worry about all of these attacks. The peope who take this position ignore the fact that Iran’s aggression is based on an ideology aimed at spreading their brand of Islam all across the globe, and they see it as their duty to do this by any means they deem necessary. 

There may be legitimat arguments for America to relook it’s foreign policy, especially when it it comes to that part of the world, but it is perhaps understating the obvious to call it naive thinking that appeasement or a simple withdrawal of U.S. troops will bring an end to the problems with Iran or other terrorist organizations for that matter. There is no simple solution to many of these problems that plague our world. Since the beginning of time nations have been in conflict with one another, and the answers to solving the problems that exist between them have often been complicated. Quite simply put, the answers are seldom as “black and white” as people make them out to be.

Once again the Democrat Party and the media have shown that they have no desire to rid themselves of Trump derangement syndrome, even as the disease continues to cloud their thinking, and voraciously eat away at the few remaining brain cells they have left.

Democrats and their brain dead ideas

It’s official! The Democrat Party thinks that black people and minorities are stupid. Joe Biden launched his campaign on the fantastic lie that Donald Trump said their are good white supremacist/Nazis. Once again, it is a lie! Trump never said that. All you have to do is go read the transcript or look at video of the full interview and you will see that  Trump never said it, but Democrat politicians are invested in the idea of keeping black people mentally enslaved, and to the idea that they are victims of the nebulous “system.” Joe Biden is engaging in the same type of deceitfulness that the Democrat Party has been engaging in and getting away with for decades. If you think this is about Trump you are mistaken. This is about keeping black people in a certain mindset. Remember this same Joe Biden also claimed  a few years ago that Presidential candidate Mitt Romney wanted to put black people back in chains. So black people, minorities, whoever you are that the Democrat party sees as perpetual victims of white racist America; are we going to fall for this nonesense by the Democrat Party again? Do we really believe that white supremacy is the biggest problem that we face in America? Is this the reality that you face in your own life? Are white people holding us back for real, or are we being played for fools by people in the Democrat party? It says a lot though, that Joe Biden thinks that this is what he needs to do to win black support, instead of offering solutions or presenting winning arguments and ideas. Folks we can all agree that racism is a bad thing. Let’s identify it whenever it happens, wherever it happens. When we do, together let us go fight these specific instances of racism and put systems in place to minimize them where possible, then keep on moving. But c’mon man, just claiming that racism is in the ether, and that black people are victims does not do anyone any good.  In the words of Candace Owens “BLACK AMERICA, WAKE UP! I am SICK to my stomach that they are going to try to use us AGAIN to gain power. THE DEMOCRATS THINK WE ARE EMOTIONAL AND STUPID.” 

Democrats and the Santa Claus complex

Democrats promise more stuff! Harvards “first woman of color,” Native American Elizabeth Warren wants to forgive student debt. As part of her proposal she also wants to increase the money students get for books, housing, and yes, child care. There is no doubt that from time to time, fellow human beings need a hand up, but the Democrats promise to take all the burdens of life away from people, and to lighten every hardship, is not an indication of how much they care. It is in fact evidence of how little the Democrat Party thinks of people. They believe that people are incapable of figuring out life, and finding solutions to their own problems. Left up to Democrats, no one will have a story of overcoming obstacles to tell. No one would be able to tell war stories of overcoming difficulties to their grand children because Uncle Democrat was always their to fix it. Is this really what people want, to just stand with their hands open as Democrats fill them with stuff? Is there one parent who would raise their children this way? Democrats are essentially telling people that the Government will solve every problem known to man, without individuals ever having to exert any of their own effort, devising any plan, or being innovative in any way. They are saying that people should not have a stake in their own welfare whenever life gets hard. Democrats are telling people that as long as life is hard, then it is the responsibility of the government to solve people’s problems. Folks these policies do not show that Democrats care. People do not become independent problem solvers this way. They become serfs, totally dependent on the benevolence of their Democrat benefactors.

Pete Buttigiege and the religious left

Pete Buttigiege is the toast of the media. He  is constantly using his religion to attack others who disagree with his life style. He attacks Vice President Mike Pence ad nauseum for Pence’s religious beliefs. Buttigiege is part of the new reigious left who appeals to religion in order to justify their policies, and the media is just lapping it up. Take Buttigiege’s attacks on Pence for instance, Buttigiege talks about God and scripture, and makes other religious references when criticizing Pence. His criticisms of Pence are nasty and personal. On the other hand, Mike Pence has only spoken kindly of the selfrighteous mayor, but Buttigiege thinks that Pence is a reprobate because Pence holds to the  beliefe that marriage is between a man and a woman, just like every society for all of human history has believed. Buttigiege claims that “marriage” to his “husband” has made him a better man, and even drawn him closer to God. Pence believes that men having sex with men, and women having sex with women is a sin, and Buttigiege finds that offensive. As Democrats and the left try to transform the very definition of gender, Pence holds that a man is a man, a woman is a woman, and neither can be the other. Pence has a policy that no business should be forced to offer their services to a gay wedding, a sex transition celebration or any other function that champions any of these life styles . Pence does not advocate discriminating against gays. He simply wants to protect people like the pizza shop owners in Indiana, the flower shop owners in Colorado, or the couple in New York who do not wish to offer their services to a gay wedding because of their strong Christian conviction. Pence is very specific about what he stands for, and discriminating against gays or anyone else for that matter is certainly not a part of it. In the meanwhile Mr. Buttigieg continues to invoke the name of God in his criticisms of the Vice President. The liberal media, Hollywood and leftists everywhere cheer him on. Buttigiege has to be careful though. He is the one who has turned the discussion into one about religion. Would he be willing to keep it there if/when the tables turn, and how would his media sycophants react?

The hypocrisy of Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, the man who rails against millionaires and billionaires is unapologetic about his own millions. When questioned about the amount of money that he has, Bernie said that he “did not know that it was a crime to write a good book which turned out to be a best seller.” No one is saying that it is a crime, but did everyone involved in the production of the book earn the amount of money that Bernie and his publishers make? Did the editors, proof readers, cover designers, printers, binders etc also make hundreds of thousands of dollars for the work that they did? If they did not, why is it fair for Bernie to make all that money off the book while the working class people involved in the production of the book did not? You see the hypocrisy of people like Bernie Sanders and others like him knows no bounds. They are always willing to make demands of everyone that they are not willing to make of themselves. Bernie Sanders owns three homes, and he collects a cool five thousand dollars a year becaue he served an eight year term as a Mayor over forty years ago. He does not mind any of these perks that he enjoys, but the people who have earned their money through the strength of their own ideas, their willingness to take risk, their dedication, and their hard work in a capitalist system should not also enjoy theirs as far as Bernie is concerned. You see, Bernie deserves his millions because after all…he cares. Those other millionaires and and billionaires do not deserve it becaue they are just plain evil.