Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Did Trump Greenlight Putin On Aleppo Bombing?
There's a disturbing report from Mother Jones that just one day after a phone conversation between Russian autocrat Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin and his new best friend, narcissistic useful idiot Donald "Rump" Trump, Russia resumed airstrikes on Aleppo, Syria. According to information from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Russian bombers hit a hospital in the town of Awejel. Syria's genocidal dictator Bashar al-Assad has been propped up by Russian military resources in his fight against the Free Syrian Army, which is loosely backed by the West.
During Rump's shampaign, he repeatedly stated that Russia and Syria were fighting ISIS, and that the U.S. should be enlisting Assad's (and Russia's) support. Assad's government has been focused almost exclusively on defeating the anti-Assad regime Free Syrian Army. Rump also rarely misses an opportunity to praise the Russian despot and portray him as our potential international partner. It's clear from the timing of the phone call that Putin wants to enlist his American useful idiot in supporting his adventures in the Middle East, something that should send chills up the spines of the Turks, Jordanians, Saudis and Israelis -- not to mention ours.