It’s a raid. Dammit.
And not a war.
A raid is designed to achieve a limited objective. Raids are not impetuous, born of anger or moral indignation…so no, Ivanka seeing children dead from gas did not prompt this raid.
Entebbe was a raid. The Israelis didn’t invade Uganda, just snatched some hostages and killed some bad guys then took the hostages home. In and out in a few hours. Jimmy Doolittle’s B-17 attack on Tokyo in 1942 was also a raid. Just a message that we’re coming, and what’s coming with us when we finally could invade. Hell showed up two short years later.
The Dirty Dozen went on a raid. They didn’t invade Germany. Just a big hotel for horny generals. Richard Burton carried out a raid on Rommel. In fact, every he-man Hollywood actor carried out raids on Rommel. Or at Navarone. Or Heartbreak Ridge. Clint Eastwood in Grenada reminds me that Reagan’s incursion there was also a raid, not a takeover, not even a war, even though Cuba lost a bunch of soldiers. The UN condemned us and Canada disapproved. Even England (Margaret Thatcher) which proves that even great minds can disagree and stay friends.
Laying one across an enemy’s bow is a raid. One and done. John Calipari, call your office, you’ve been plagiarized.
In the past 15 years how many raids have been carried out by Israel alone against Syria and Iran? How many wars have resulted? How many nuclear holocausts have been deterred? Delayed? How many UN of Democrat Party condemnations resulted by Israel doing the same thing as Donald Trump has just done?
Raids are usually good. Wars are usually bad unless they’re to the finish, with only a last man standing. And America’s that last man. I keep trying to point this out to front-office Republicans.
Getting the peoples of the world panties in a bunch because there might be a war is bad. Getting the media and Trump haters panties in a wad that there might be a war is dishonest.
Which a number of jilted Trump supporters have undertaken to do, anyway, only not against a raid mind you, but for starting World War III…on purpose. The Syrian gas attack was a false flag we’re told. It didn’t really happen. Even the Syrians and Russians admit there was gas at that town, only not Syrian, but stolen gas buried by rebels (ISIS, AQ, MB, who knows?) The purpose of this raid was to justify putting 150,000 boots on the ground, and restart, or finish, what Bush had begun in 2003[…]