As if the concerns of all those who look on in Syria weren't growing everyday already as with the change in season comes the reigniting of Battles that were largely parked up over the brutal winter months in Syria a video surfaced of the aftermath of a Bombing by Syrian Air Force jets on a Rebel convoy.
The boy in the video screams for his father to pick him up, the boy who was there due to no fault of his own and adults around him shout ''God Is Great'' not in some celebratory way but by the sheer fact that they have survived, a 'Thank God' if you please....where no thanks is warranted nor merited.
I'll be honest.
I could have chosen a video that was more palatable, less visceral on the eyes. But that's too easy for those who comfort themselves in commentary and questionable facts....Particularly when it comes to war. It is becoming clear that the US with the Minority mindset of the Minority President that for him to look like the tough guy he wants to be.....War may be unavoidable in his thinking.
I say thinking when what I actually mean is Trump has listened to those loaded minds around him. Loaded minds like Steve Bannon whose own apocalyptic mindset is directing the thinking of this president, a man who has access to parts of Government where Political Operatives should be seen and never heard. Bannon's views and the very fact that he has access to the President unfettered, is one of the most dangerous presences within Global Affairs......Honestly, he looks unhealthy and for humanity's sake I truly hope it is serious.
Then comes those who he listens to intently. Those who often define what Trump tweets or says at any given time. It is no coincidence that Trump has adopted the thinking of those on Fox News who believe that setting up safe zones with US troops would be the answer to the question of the Refugee crisis. The Parrot of Paranoia and Propaganda that is Trump is a person who would rather listen to those who aren't there, those who use their own platform to spout the bravado and bravery they themselves have never shown.
Trump not only wants large scale conflict abroad, dare I say he needs it in some sick way to give himself some kind of legitimacy as a war president. The US Military are considering a number of Troops, US troops on the ground in Syria. Whilst US Special Forces cast a rarely seen but no less courageous shadow in Syria, Trump and his administration are once again seemingly governing by cable news and what is said on cable news.
“I’ll absolutely do safe zones in Syria for the people,” the President said in an interview with ABC on Wednesday without providing further details.
According to a leaked copy of what is believed to be the draft of an upcoming executive order by Mr Trump, the State and Defence departments will be ordered to produce a plan within the next three months on how to set up safe zones in the war-torn country.
“The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Defence, is directed within 90 days of the date of this order to produce a plan to provide safe areas in Syria and in the surrounding region in which Syrian nationals displaced from their homeland can await firm settlement, such as repatriation or potential third-country resettlement,” the draft order said.
Here's one such segment that the great Military Strategist and Expert on Being Black in America Bill O'Reilly on how the US could train and fund a 'Mercenary Army' to fight Daesh and other Extremists....
You all get that?
Of course the idea in itself is ridiculous and what O'Reilly and the rest of the Chickenhawk classes want is a full on war and this president will sleep walk the US into one whilst firing out tweets for cover to take away from the pending carnage.
All the chatter about the need for more Military Spending needs to have a justification, it needs a worldwide bloodied narrative playing in the background.....The staging for this display of a newly acquired military hardware to show off.
The spoilt boy and his urge to try out his new Toy. Whether that be on the continent of Europe in the escalation of fighting in Eastern Europe, a conflict only fuelled by the nefarious acts of Putin, given Bannon's hatred of the Unity of Europe it would be in line with Bannon's ideologies and of course Putin's continued threats to the freedoms of press and speech and equality rarely seen in Russia.
From all accounts of Bannon it would be a fair statement that he would have preferred a Reich win rather than the freedom fought and bled for by people you know, family and friends and those long gone. Or that conflict comes in the form of Enemy Number One in the form of ''Radical Islamic Terrorism'', once again opening the very real danger of an all out war in the Middle East.....no one wins.
Here is what every single American must ask themselves when the time comes and the conversation begins in earnest about the coming conflict. A conflict that will involve the current President ordering men and women of the US Military, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Atheist, Black and White and Hispanic and all those others who make up the US Military in its current form will have to answer the call to war.
The choice will not be their, it never is. Their sacrifice will be that of those that went before them, those who gave without question and asked for nothing in return.
This President above all other Presidents must be held to a scrutiny beyond that of his predecessors for he has truly given nothing to the country whose army he now commands. An institution that he ran away from when his country required, A military there to protect all from enemies foreign and domestic.
An Army who Trump has not contributed to.
An Army whose veterans are still cast aside.