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.

From Russian collusion to quid pro quo

Are Americans paying attention to what is going on with this impeachment witch hunt? It cannot be possible that people hate President Trump so much that they are willing to put all of the regular processes on the way things are done, aside, just because of their rabid hatred for this man.

The Democrats are conducting an impeachment inquiry in secret!

It is difficult to believe that this is happening in America. That may sound like a cliche, but please do not take that statement as a flippant use of the sentiment. This is not the kind of thing that happens in America.

The Democrat Party is trying to unseat the President of the United States in secret hearings.

Make no mistake, impeachment is a political act that the Democrats have every right to conduct, but the way that they are conducting it is more in keeping with something that is out the playbook of the Cuban, Venezuelan or perhaps the former Soviet Union regime.

Just in case you did not get it, the Democrat Party is trying to unseat the President of the United States, and doing it via a secret impeachment inquiry. They are then leaking out selective parts of witnesses’ testimony to the dishonest media with the public having absolutely no context to anything that was said in the hearing.

Today the word of the day was “devastating.” Everyone in the media repeated that word with the gusto of a second grade class reciting their times tables.

The incurious media kept repeating how devastating to the President the testimony of one witness was. So with the charlatan press repeating how devastating the testimony was, and how much it was a blow to Trump, are the American people supposed to take the word of these untrustworthy snakes?

We have known that the media lies and lies and lies and lies when the truth is evident for all to see. Are we supposed to take the word of Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Chuck Todd, Chris Hayes, or Chris Matthews when the whole process is taking place in secret.

These are the same people of the Russia collusion hoax. They knew the truth from the very beginning, yet they played the ruse with breathless enthusiasm for two and a half years. How many times have we heard them declare that this time they have the goods on Trump only to see their narrative fade out with a whimper. These frauds do not deserve the public’s trust.

Today Republicans in the house had to storm the hearing in order to make a point because the Democrats refuse to allow them to be in the room while the Democrats question witnesses.

What is this?

There is no way that this is ok even if one is the biggest Trump hater. In this process only the Democrats have been allowed to subpoena witnesses and the President’s lawyers are not even allowed to be in the room as people make their claims about what he did.

The chairman of the intelligence committee (why is the house intelligence committee doing the hearing and not the judiciary committee) conducting the inquiry is not even going to call the so called whistle blower to testify. Do you get that? The person who started the whole charade is not going to be called by the Chairman, and that person’s identity is going to remain a secret.

This is absolute madness!

How is it even possible that in the midst of all of this nonsense the news media never ever grills Democrat politicians with the same fierceness and intensity that they do Republicans. Why are there never no confrontational interviews with the Democrats? How come they are never asked piercing questions from the other side’s perspective? Why are Democrats never interrupted as they spin? Why does the media never ever highlight their lies? Are the Democrats pure as the wind driven snow and therefore there is no reason for the media to ever be tough with them?

The truth is the media has taken a side and they are now on a mission to destroy the President, so they are willing to look past all of the irregularities, the vitriol, the nastiness and the unfairness of the Democrats.

As far as the media is concerned, right now the Democrats are doing God’s work and they are just there to help it along.

This is incredible to watch.

For anyone who missed it, the Democrat party is conducting an impeachment inquiry in secret. Let that sink in.

Republicans have been locked out of the hearing, and they cannot subpoena witnesses. Only the Democrats get to call their witnesses. The President’s lawyers are not present, they cannot question witnesses, and on and on the madness goes.

In the meanwhile, the media who always lectures the lowly proletariat about speaking truth to power refuses to give a balance perspective.

Wow!

If you are a Trump supporter watching this nonsense unfold, let this steel your resolve to make sure that these people do not get their way.