In today’s issue: The immediate result of the attack on a Syrian airfield is that the U.S. is now “involved in a civil war on the wrong side,” Savage told his listeners.
“Did you vote for this? Was this your idea of ‘America first,’ to launch some kind of limp-wristed attack against an airfield?”
Oh, “We attacked Assad, we taught him a lesson.” Did you attack Assad? He was in Damascus. Could have attacked him. You could have used a nuclear weapon on Damascus and destroyed them, right? We didn’t see that happen.
This was another aspirin factory attack like Bill Clinton. It’s a posturing.
Now, in the short term, Trump will win enormously.
It was a very smart move from a Machiavellian political point of view, not from a geopolitical strategic point of view.
Write that down. A lot of words. A lot of syllables.
In the short term, Trump’s popularity goes through the roof.
… I told you, presidents, when their backs are against the wall, they usually go to war.
Little wars. Not big wars.
No one wants a big war. Little wars, where no one gets hurt.
So, right away his popularity will go from something like 30-something to 50-something, if not higher.
That’s number one.
Number two, it completely neutralized all of the critics who said he was in cahoots with Russia.
So he neutralized that.
So, from a Machiavellian, personal point of view, this was a very smart move.
From a geopolitical point of view it was the stupidest thing he ever could have done.
That’s it. That’s my whole statement. Can I go home now?
So, who got to him?
It’s very simple who got to him. I don’t think you have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this out.
There was an internal power struggle. Steve Bannon versus the son-in-law.
Son-in-law’s a New York Manhattan liberal. The Manhattan liberals won. The conservatives are out. Period, end of story. Any other questions?
… Let me see one brick on the wall. When is the wall starting? When is the tax deduction starting? When are the factories going to be rebuilt? When are the roads going to be fixed? When are the bridges going to be fixed? When are the tunnels going to be fixed?
I’d like to hear the answers.