Friday June 30, 2017
It’s obvious Mad Dog and the war-makers take us for complete idiots.
On Wednesday Trump’s Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, otherwise fondly known as Mad Dog, said Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government backed down on a chemical attack after a stern warning from the United States.
“It appears that they took the warning seriously,” Mad Dog told reporters. “They didn’t do it.”
It is common practice now for the government to make outrageous claims and not bother to offer a scintilla of evidence. This was certainly the case with Mad Dog’s claim earlier in the week that the evil al-Assad planned to gas his own people.
It’s equally common for the establishment media to not ask for evidence and report fantasy and fairy tales as granite-hard fact.
Members of Congress also take this fallacious “intelligence” as gospel truth, as demonstrated by Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He said Trump will bomb the be-jesus out of Syria if they launch a chemical attack.