Look, when it comes to Syria, I don’t know what I’m talking about. The whole situation is a heartbreaking mess, with really bad guys on both sides. What I do know is that chemical weapons should never be used, much less on children. I am not versed enough in Syria to understand what the right move is here for the United States. I do know, however, that Donald Trump just ordered a Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield believed to be where Assad fired chemical weapons, mostly because the media backed Baby into a corner, and Baby wanted to prove he was a man by using military force.
Is that a good idea? I don’t know. And you know who else probably doesn’t know? Donald Trump, the man who just ordered the strike. But I do know that it’s going to piss off Russia. And Iran. And that Bashar al-Assad is blaming Israel. And I also know that the Syrian government may consider this an act of war, which — as Donald Trump suggested last year — could lead to World War III. Or at least a Syrian-Israel War with the United States and Russia picking sides.
It’s all very complicated, and it really seems like the guy making the decision about whether to launch an attack on Syria should know more about it than me. Or Donald Trump. And that there should actually be a plan, rather than a knee-jerk reaction to Fox News headlines. There’s a lot of nuance here, and Trump doesn’t know nuance from the crater in his brain.
What I do know is that the action represents a 180 for Donald Trump, who says today that the action is of “vital national security interest to the United States,” but said just the opposite when Obama was in power.
Here’s the Twitter history:
The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
We should not attack Syria but if they make the stupid move to do so, the Arab League,whose members are laughing at us, should pay!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your "powder" for another (and more important) day!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2013
What I am saying is stay out of Syria.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2013
"@ASBrowntown: .@realDonaldTrump you want to send more Americans out to war? Why don't you sign up?" I am against an attack on Syria dummy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2013
Obama must now start focusing on OUR COUNTRY, jobs, healthcare and all of our many problems. Forget Syria and make America great again!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2013
I’m not alerting everyone to Trump’s twitter history to point out the man’s hypocrisy. Or even to make fun of the guy. I’m simply pointing it out to suggest that Donald Trump doesn’t have a goddamn clue right now, and the fate of the fucking world may rest on the addled, delusional, paranoid, narcissistic mind of an insane person.
So, you know. It’s a little scary right now.