“When you kill innocent children — innocent babies — babies — little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines. Beyond a red line, many, many lines,” Trump said in his usual mangled Trumpenglish while justifying his order to fire 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles onto a Syrian air base.
According to media reports on the ground, the strike killed nine, including four “babies.”
So because Trump saw images of what appeared to be some babies dying, he decided to launch missiles, killing some babies. Makes sense. Because incinerating, blowing to bits or dropping rubble on them is a much more “humane” way to kill babies than using gas (which has not even yet been proven to be true).
And escalating the war – which benefits ISIS – will lead to the deaths of even more babies. And escalation seems to be on the table.
I’m getting word that chatter out of the Pentagon is that the new Trump doctrine will be the use of even more Tomahawks because they project a “bolder” message than do drones – which was President Obama’s favored tool for killing babies in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.
In response, Russia has dispatched warships to station themselves near and between U.S. ships and the Syrian base, which also housed Russian troops and materiel, bringing us closer to war with Russia, which the neocon war mongers in both the establishment Republican and Democrat camps have been clamoring for for months.
As decorated war veteran and libertarian political activist Adam Kokesh posted on Facebook:
It’s war! Everyone loses. You’re going to lose so much, you’re going to be sick of losing. You’re going to lose freedom, money, lives, and dignity. Veterans are going to commit suicide. In war, even the victors are losers. The only people who win are the profiteers.
So Trump feigns concern for babies.
Meanwhile, no word about when Trump is going to use missile strikes on Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics, which kill babies at a rate of 1 million per year.