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[personal profile] solarbird
The Onion is disturbingly on point today:


This strike accomplished nothing else, certainly. The Russians were told, which means the Syrians were told, and bunkered their planes and moved their military people. Reuters reports it's "a one-off," which is consistent to similar distraction attacks in the past.

And, of course, the clown commentariat class is all spooging themselves over SHINY BOMBS. Here's video of CNN and MSNBC praising the military and these strikes without knowing anything at all about them, just like always. <genji>So predictable.</genji>

Here's a Twitter thread that will step through the pieces. Do not fall for it. Do not let others fall for it.

Fight.

Date: 2017-04-07 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
Yup. That was totally what it was. Not only it it a distraction from everything regarding Russia, it makes it look like Trump's pissed Russia off when they knew it was coming.

And the rubes will fall for it.

Date: 2017-04-09 10:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] forests_of_fire
I've been avoiding the news about their reaction, tbh, because I knew that's what they'd do. I heard what Bryan Williams said and I honestly wanted to go to wherever he's based and fucking beat him senseless. I have a brother that's active military and I really don't want to think about what's going to happen when Trump decides to send troops in. I already lost one fucking brother and that was just a year ago. If Assad is willing to use chemical weapons on his own people, who the fuck is to say he isn't willing to use them on an invading force?

I get that what Assad did was horrifying. But we shouldn't be fucking cheering what Trump did. He didn't get Congressional approval and anyone with half a brain knows that he was eager to do it because his precious ego needs the stroking and he can't stand the media not liking him. The media shouldn't be fucking applauding him -- they should be screaming at him that he could've saved those precious children's lives IF HE HAD LET THEM IN AS REFUGEES. They should be holding his feet to the fire, letting him know that a war isn't what we fucking need here.

Date: 2017-04-07 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kathmandu
This is actually a relief: this morning I thought he'd gotten us into ANOTHER war, and this afternoon I find out it's just the Orange Distracty Feather trying to distract us again.

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