The world is waiting to hear the details from meetings between U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Last week President Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical attack on his own people. President Donald Trump responded swiftly by sending 59 tomahawk missiles to hit the air base that Assad used to launch the chemical attack. Russia has troops and military equipment stationed on the airfield hit by the tomahawk missiles.
This obviously has escalated tensions between the two countries than the Cold War era. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the strike on Syria an aggressive act against a sovereign state and violated International Law. Russia and Iran along with other Syrian allies vowed to retaliate against any further strike against Syria. Although Russia denied any knowledge of the gas attack; U.S. Intelligence claims Russia was aware of Assad’s intentions to use chemical weapons.
Recent comments from U.S. UN Secretary, Nikki Haley followed up by Rex Tillerson, leaves many to wonder if The Trump Administration just retaliated for the gas attack or is planning regime change. Tillerson, before leaving to meet Lavrov, made several statements that may lead many to believe that regime change is the only option that Trump will accept.
“It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end,”
“But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria.”
“That’s why we are not presupposing how that occurs,”
“We want to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia can be a part of that future and play an important role,”
“Or Russia can maintain its alliance with this group, which we believe is not going to serve Russia’s interests longer term.”
Tillerson’s quotes obviously state Assad needs to leave along with what I would perceive as an ultimatum for Russia.
Also in our opening monologue today we discuss the tension with North Korea. While we wait to see how China will respond the U.S. is sending the USS Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson toward the Korean peninsula. Trump has no other choice but to handle this situation considering North Korea’s threats of nuclear attack on America’s western cities.
Every Friday the All-Star Panel discusses the political issues of the week. Issues we covered this week:
- President Donald Trump’s response to Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, use of chemical weapons.
- The media never seem to describe The President in a positive way. We talk about the positive words that we would use to describe President Trump
- How do you think President Trump’s cabinet members are doing? Rex Tillerson – Secretary of State, Jeff Sessions – Department of Justice, Nikki Haley – U.N. Ambassador…
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In this segment we discuss the 24 years of failed North Korean policy by highlighting three Presidents and six Secretary of States. President Bill Clinton – Secretary of State Christopher Warren and Madeleine Albright. President George W. Bush – Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. President Barack Obama – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
North Korea continues to test fire ballistic missiles that they claim can cary a nuclear war head to the West coast of the United States. Now President Donald Trump is left with a 24 year disaster that he will likely have to deal with within the first 100 days of his Presidency.
President Donald J. Trump is on a foreign trip meeting with Muslims, Jews and Christians in an effort to bring peace to the Middle East. The biggest hurdle he has to cross is, who does the territory of Old Jerusalem belong to? Donald J. Trump is the first sitting President to ever visit and pray at the Western Wall. Past sitting presidents have not visited the wall in fear of it signaling that The United States believes that the territory belongs to Israel. The Western Wall is a Jewish holy site due to its connection to the Temple Mount. This wall is also referred to as the Wailing Wall, where Jews weep at the sight of the destruction of the temples. Jews do not use the term Wailing Wall and considering derogatory. It is thought of as one of the holiest sites to Muslims because it is the location of the mosque, The Dome of the Rock.
Did President Donald Trump’s visit to The Wall show that he believes that the site belongs to Israel? If so, how would he explain that to the 50 Muslim countries he met with earlier in the week? Maybe President Trump will attempt something like King Solomon did, by offering to cut the baby in half. No matter what he does the mainstream media will not report the significance of this trip and his attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. They are more interested in the Washington Post’s and New York Times’ unnamed sources and unconfirmed rumors to spend any time on a real story.
We’ve been saying for months the the strategy from the Trump/Bannon team would be to take down establishment Republicans. As you’re all well aware, the Democrats have several vulnerable candidates. But, what good does it do to replace them with establishment Republicans? Let’s look at the case of Joe Manchin.
People in West Virginia love Joe Manchin, the last popular Democrat governor. Yet, things have changed there, and our sources tell us that Republicans have even tried to flip Joe Manchin to the Republican side. Yet, he refuses to do so because he is a lifelong Democrat.
BKP can relate, his grandparents in West Virginia were hardcore Democrats. They never had nice things to say about Republicans and when his Dad became a Republican it didn’t go over well. Eventually though, his Grandmother left the Dems. When asked why she switched, she said “because my kids became Republicans.” But, she was scared to admit it to people. This is a microcosm of how the Manchin family has DEEP, DEEP Democrat roots in West Virginia for multiple generations.
Remember these quotes?
“If you want to open a coal plant you can but we will bankrupt it” -Barrack Obama
“We want to put coal companies out of business!” – Hillary Clinton
Well that helps to explain the losses Democrats have suffered in places like West Virginia. And, although the media and Democrats are doing their best to slowly pick off the Trump cabinet, it isn’t going to work. It won’t work because Trump is playing chess while they’re playing checkers. Trump is sticking to his agenda.
Just look at Scott Pruitt, who is rolling back the EPA rules from the Obama Era. The Left and Liberals are beside themselves claiming it pushes the Federal Government further away from combating Global Warming. Trump is doing what he can himself to keep his campaign promises. However, when it comes to Congress his “pen is dry.” Anything that requires action from Congress cannot get done because the Republicans in Congress have failed. So why should we choose a Democrat turned Republican like Evan Jenkins?
Don’t panic: It’s not like the voters are going to suddenly vote in Democrats. Everyone who tries to run on “not voting for tax cuts, better insurance, etc. because Trump sent a tweet and it made me mad,” will lose badly. Just like we said before, Bannon left just in time to run Primary Opponents against every Republican (save Ted Cruz). Bannon and Trump know that it is going to take a long time before they can truly “drain the swamp.”