09 Apr 2017

Friends of Pepe Miffed at Trump for Bombing Syria

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I’d been wondering how our isolationist friends in the Alt-Right are reacting to Trump bombing Syria. So, last night, I went looking for responses from all the usual suspects.

It was Vox Day, who had linked international populist right reactions (via the Telegraph):

Many former Donald Trump supporters have turned on the President after his decision to retaliate against the Assad regime for its chemical weapons attack.

Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos Katie Hopkins, right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and Ukip donor Arron Banks are among the Trump supporters who have been disappointed by their hero.

Mr Farage said: “I am very surprised by this. I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying ‘where will it all end?’

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who campaigned for Donald Trump, wrote: “Those who wanted us meddling in the Middle East voted for other candidates.

“Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.”

and the irate Zman:

Yesterday, the alt-right and even many seasoned geezers like me took a body blow when Trump abandoned everything he said over the last two years and embraced the idiocy of yet another war in the Middle East. Not only is he embracing the lunacy of the traitorous neocons, he is risking war with Russia. His “reason” for condemning himself to ruin is that his daughter got the sads over seeing pictures of dead kids in Syria. She takes to twitter over this latest agit-prop and in a day daddy is launching missiles at Assad.

The United States has no interest in Syria. There are no good guys to back. There’s no “solution” to what ails that part of the world, short of another flood. Syria is a mess because it is full of Syrians. The only sane policy is to make sure it remains full of Syrians. Let them kill each other there, not in Paris or Portland. If the Russians want to build their pipeline there and pay the price for it, good for them. If the Saudis want to stop them, best of luck with it. This is not an American problem. It is their problem. Let them own it.

Vox Day himself is also agin’ all that “Neocon” policeman-of-the-world humanitarian-intervention stuff.

For the record, I am totally opposed to US involvement in the Middle East. However, as a student of military history, I am also not inclined to leap to criticize strategy on the basis of a single limited tactical strike. War is coming, but not necessarily where everyone assumes it will be or at the behest, and in the interest, of the neocons.

Vox is clearly saving his ammunition for RaHoWa [Racial Holy War] or the reconquest of seceded leftist California.

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What is the best way to avoid a major war? IMHO it is simply being militarily strong and staying involved diplomatically. We have backed off this policy over the last 30 years or so and other nations have filled those vacuums around the globe. We should not get involved in land wars in the Middle East or anywhere. But we need to use the big stick every now and then as required. Rebuild our military, project strength around the world but use diplomacy if possible to resolve problems and the military to make diplomacy look like everyone’s best option. It can’t be all talk. The very real lesson that we can send 50 missiles inland and completely destroy an air force base and it’s assets from 50 miles offshore within an hours in the middle of the night without warning is a lesson that can only be learned one way.

Steve Gregg

Morally, it is sound to strike the Syrian air base which launched chemical attacks against civilians. Morally, it is sound to strike ISIS in Syrian and Iraq. However, we are now on both sides of the Syrian civil war.

What is our political goal in Syria? The Assad government is bad. ISIS is bad. The Syrian civilians are bad. Syrian civilians celebrated the Sep 11 attacks. Thousands of Syrian civilians volunteered as jihadis and crossed the border to kill Americans in Iraq.

Which one of these players do we want to win and why?


“The very real lesson that we can send 50 missiles inland and completely destroy an air force base and it’s assets from 50 miles offshore within an hours in the middle of the night without warning is a lesson that can only be learned one way.”
Without warning? I suppose they didn’t have to be warned and might not be warned if there’s a next time, but they were warned. What are the implications of that?


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