As usual, the recent military action has been taken under the premise of "humanitarian" goals. This is absolutely bullshit. Military action is always taken for political goals. If the US really cared about humanitarian goals, they would invest in the clean-up after their military action. The effect of such lack of support in such situations has been recently highlighted in countries like Libya and Iraq, where the countries have essentially devolved into anarchy following the removal of their respective dictators.
- The uselessness of a single military strike by the US was on display for all to see today: the airbase that was bombed is back in commission, with planes bombing the same city that suffered the chemical attack. The fact that the Trump administration has no long term plan is clearly evident, and reveals the folly of the initial strike.
- Many have noticed that the media loves a show of military might, and the strike in Syria is bound to lead to an uptick in Trump's ratings. Don't fall for it. (Similar analysis)
- In addition to Syria, things are heating up with North Korea, with naval forces being sent to the region. Just what we need - a new front for skirmishes.
- And because your weekend needed an infusion of pep, Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs. Ugh. This policy has almost single-handedly been responsible for minority incarceration rates significantly outstripping that of white people, and Obama's steps to rescind it were long overdue.