Saturday, April 8, 2017

ABC News: Syrian military knew the US raid was coming and evacuated personnel and equipment

Mod: Can it be that President Trump's first big expenditure of Tomahawk Cruise Missiles took out an empty airport? And that the enemy he claims to have punished so badly had actually been warned in advance and moved out their personnel and aircraft?

ABC NEWS: Syrian military knew the US raid was coming and evacuated personnel and equipment (Raw Story link): Sec. of State Rex Tillerson revealed late Thursday that the U.S. warned Russia that they would be bombing the airfield in Homs, Syria since there was Russian military in the vicinity.

ABC News reported early Friday that the Syrian military seemed to know that something might happen. Eyewitnesses claim the military then evacuated personnel and moved equipment before the strike took place.

The United States dropped 59 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat airbase at approximately 8:40 p.m. EST. The bombs were aimed at refueling stations and aircraft. The Pentagon explained that the strike was aimed at preventing another chemical attack on Syrian civilians in the future.

Donald Trump, who’s totally not Vladimir Putin’s puppet, warned Russia before airstrikes on Syria (Salon link): It turns out that President Donald Trump gave a heads up to the Russian government before launching his missile strike against Syria on Thursday night.

Russian forces were notified in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line,” said Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis in an official statement. “U.S. military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield.”

In response to the attack, Russia has announced that it will help Syria strengthen its air defenses. It also may have prepared Syrians for the attack by tipping them off, as eyewitnesses observed personnel and equipment being moved from the Shayrat airbase in advance of the attack.

The authoritarian state expressed predictable displeasure with Trump’s decision. Although Syria has been under intense criticism for using chemical weapons against its own citizens, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has a close alliance with Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin.

MISSION FAILED: Trump’s Plan Got Out And Syrian Army Evacuated Beforehand (Occupy Democrats link): President Trump took the most significant military action of his short presidency tonight with a barrage of Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian regime’s air forces in retribution for a recent sarin gas attack against civilians that killed 86 people and wounded hundreds more. His impulsive show of force, however, wasn’t nearly as effective as he would have hoped it would be. ABC News reports that the Syrian military was aware that a strike was incoming and the missiles hit the mostly deserted al-Shayrat airbase in Homs province.

Early reports indicate that a Syrian soldier was killed, a dozen jets were damaged, and the runway sustained heavy damage – but otherwise, the Syrian regime’s ability to slaughter civilians from the skies has not been greatly hindered.

The Pentagon told the Russian military, which has a huge presence in government-controlled Syria, where the strike was going to be in order to prevent any Russian casualties.

The Russians obviously then told the regime where the strikes were going to hit, and Trump ended up spending $70 million dollars for a firework show.

Mod: At worst this might have been little more than a lover's quarrel. But it is not the only big issue we're dealing with today.

But does he like it?
Pat Robertson Says He Is Being Dominated By Homosexuals (Patheos.com link): Pat Robertson believes he is being dominated by homosexuals, and worries that gays and lesbians control the culture.

Appearing on his program The 700 Club earlier this week, the televangelist went on a rant about a supposed “left-wing bias” in the media. Blaming the supposed bias on gays and lesbians, Robertson declared:

We have given the ground to a small minority. You figure, lesbians, one percent of the population; homosexuals, two percent of the population. That’s all. That’s statistically all. But they have dominated — dominated the media, they’ve dominated the cultural shift and they have infiltrated the major universities. It’s just unbelievable what’s being done. A tiny, tiny minority makes a huge difference. The majority — it’s time it wakes up.

As usual, Robertson is wrong. The numbers refute any claim that the media is being “dominated” by gays and lesbians. According to the latest  “Where We Are on TV” report from GLAAD, only about 4.8% of television roles are LGBTQ characters.

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51 comments:

  1. Simple solution- get out of the Middle East. Stop bombing, overthrowing governments, propping up dictator, trading arms, exploiting resources and populations. This is what radicalized the oppressed.

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  2. Missile Diplomacy: Cost of Trump's Syria Strike

    On Thursday, April 6th, President Trump ordered a military strike on Syria in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians carried out by the Syrian government earlier in the week. CNN reported that the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airfield from which that attack had been launched. CNN estimates the cost of each Tomahawk missile at $832,000, based on extrapolation of 1999 prices, meaning the cost of the missiles along was only $49 million. A Center for Public Integrity article pegs the price at $1.4 million a pop, nearly doubling the cost to $82 million.
    http://www.investopedia.com/news/missile-diplomacy-cost-trumps-syria-strike/#ixzz4dfCdbDyq

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  3. Trolls get trumped again! Trump proclaimed publicly multiple times that involvement in Syria was a mistake.

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  4. I can't stop smiling, America has a President in the Oval Office, and not a door mat.
    Confused and muddled Progressives, just don't get it.
    History is correct, in that useful idiots do serve a purpose. Comic relief.
    Now that the major clown is out of office, and most of that administration and the runner up, Hillary are waiting for the past to catch up with them; "we" can expect silence on comments that occupy the "real" world.
    Leave that humor to the opinion news media; Journalists are non existent.

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    1. You're right, smiley. Trump is not a doormat. He is a puppet of a hostile foreign dictator. I'm sure there must be a difference.

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    2. Trumps sins are your sins. When the next attack comes you are to blame.

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    3. 9:20, I can picture you now, wrapped in sheet with a flower pot on your head. Smoke coming from the flower pot while you threaten everyone with your doom's day nonsense.

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  5. You KNOW Pat Robertson is one of the gayest men on earth. I suggest he come out of the closet before he dies, which by the looks of it, might be soon. Why else would he fixate on something that no one should be fixated on, care about, or judge? His brain aint on right.

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    1. Ol' Pat definitely seems fixated on the topic.

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    2. Isn't Pat Robertson the one who claimed that Sponge Bob and the purple teletubbie were gay and indoctrinating our toddlers?

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    3. Pat Robertson looking more and more like Barry manilow

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  6. Trump blames everything on America. He hates our country.

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    1. I believe Mr. Robertson, ment that Hollywood and the elite snowflakes are disingenuous.

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    2. Snowflakes? Looks like you have a little gay anxiety yourself.

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    3. @8:27 ment is not a word in the English language. What are you trying to convey?

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  7. Just curious, do the Trump supporters who troll this website believe that Jared Kushner is really qualified to be an advisor to the president of the USA? If so, can you explain the qualifications? Or is this just a joke on American people? What exactly makes him qualified other than being born with golden spoon in mouth?

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  8. The whole series of events was designed to control the news cycle and distract from the investigation of the Putin-Trump partnership to place Putin Puppet Trump in the White House.

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    1. I should add that another purpose was to make it appear that Putin and Trump aren't aligned and are at odds with one another. BS

      Trump wouldn't do anything to upset Putin because Putin could destroy Trump's Russian business ventures with the wave of a hand. Remember: Uday Trump said that a disproportionate amount of Trump organization investments are in Russia.

      The media and pundits get all mushy when shots are fired. They live for it and always fall for BS when it happens. No analysis. Just stenographers to power.

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  9. 6:55am. Can you define "puppet" of a hostile foreign dictator?
    Are you trying to say that Assad and Putin called in on the White House Hot Line and said; ok launch those missles.

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    1. Read the articles.

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    2. Troll to lazy/dim to read. Just goes along with what propaganda is fed to him

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  10. Donald Trumps candidates statement was "Make America Great Again".
    The hate comes from the "tantrum Progressives ".
    7:51am. Have you sent in your monetary donation for your "left hatered card" . Crazy land and idiots replaces the Fruits and Nuts logo of the Left Coast.

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    1. Blah blah blah. Same gas, different ass.

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    2. What are you trying to say? It's unintelligible, you really need to work on your English skills.

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    3. I don't think his English is the problem. It's an inability to organize thoughts and think critically.

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  11. Useful idiot. That sums up #45s place in the Putin/Assad framework. Trump is going to be exposed for his links to the Russian "leader." In the meanwhile, how many more stupid world-leadership-loosing pranks is #45 going to pull...oh look, there's a cute puppy...!

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  12. 8:50am. Blah Blah, can be replaced with, and so on and so forth, same old- same old.
    Same gas, supports Jerry Browns gas hike, and different ass...well, you will have to ask the Milo wannabe what that meaning translates...

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    1. Trying to steal someone else's insult? And failing? Sad!

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  13. This is why the trolls are trying to distract everyone today:
    During a panel discussion on the civil war being waged in the White House between Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon, a former Breitbart employee said it will be “open warfare” on Trump if Kushner gets Bannon fired.

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  14. Susan Rice has been recorded saying how proud she and John Kerry were to assist President Obama in brokering a deal with Syria ; and then claim that NO CHEMICAL WEAPONS were found to exist in that country.

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    1. Utter and complete lie. And why is it the Milo Right always attacks black women? Are they all members of the Virtual KKK?

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    2. 9:38, perfect example deflect and distract, deflect and distract. Good luck with that strategy as more and more Americans recognize it for the hustle that it is.

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    3. If in fact that's what they said, according to you they said none "were found to exist" not that there was an absolute certainty that there were none.

      You don't even understand your own words and sentences.

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    4. Keep digging that hole, troll.

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    5. 10:01, Odd, no one mentioned that she was black but you. Makes it pretty clear who is focused on her race here.

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    6. Up is down and down is up for Trumpskis. Detecting racism is the new racism.

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  15. Lol of the day. Former Breitbart employee? What is that "former" employee e- mailing as a resume? If Bannon is "fired", I will save a place in the unemployment line?

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    1. After Bannon is booted out of the White House he'll probably go back to Breitbart where he will say awful things about the people who dumped him. The swamp has seen enough of the alt.right lunatics.

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    2. He's got plenty of money to spew hate. He supposedly owns a piece of the Seinfeld show.

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    3. He has some distribution rights deal. That is where the money is with reruns.

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  16. Trump sent the message.... Also Standford sent another message to us, Pasadena is in the red by $1.5 billion dollars - unfunded pension debt, Sierra is also broke, what are the taxpayers going to do about it!

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  17. I seriously believe that a joint American Russian military incursion may be in our near future? Any thoughts?

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    1. Yes. With Trump as second in command.

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  18. 11.48 the city of Sierra Madre and all the other cities, counties, states and federal government are going to continue to raise your taxes to pay for unfunded pensions, and people who choose not to work. We live Ina sanctuary environment thanks to all stupid politians.

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    1. So go someplace else other than "Sierra Madre and all the other cities, counties, states and federal government" or just whine........

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  19. Thanks to all Liberal Politicians.

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    1. You're welcome. Enjoy your weekend.

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  20. From Asia Pacific News:

    Mr. Chen added that many Chinese were “thrilled” by the attack because it would probably result in the United States becoming further mired in the Middle East.

    “If the United States gets trapped in Syria, how can Trump make America great again? As a result, China will be able to achieve its peaceful rise,” Mr. Chen said, using a term Beijing employs to characterize its growing power. “Even though we say we oppose the bombing, deep in our hearts we are happy.”

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  21. Trump has neither killed the chickens nor scared the monkeys...

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