Hiatus Break: Syria “Invasion”? No

Just no. Rightwingers are trafficking a narrative that on day 1 of the Biden Administration, we apparently “invaded Syria”. They rest this false narrative on a news article that spoke of a convoy travelling from Iraq to Syria.

It is adorable however, if somebody thinks that the DoD can move so quickly on a such an endeavor. But sadly for the surface-skimming types…..this was a regular logistic convoy to our current and well-established bases in eastern Syria [where we are, I might add, without the consent or invitation of the host nation government].

Much was made of Trump’s previous announcement of a “withdrawal” of forces from Syria a while back…..but less seem educated on his reversal and stated intent to use our blood and treasure to “protect the eastern Syrian oil”. So, this apparent ignorance [in the age of Google], coupled with a single news report that they can shoehorn into their partisan narrative……and viola! We have a “Biden invasion”……

The simple fact of the matter, as Google will easily confirm, a National Guard Brigade is currently taking over from the 82nd ABN Brigade that has been here for the last 9 months. These handover/takeovers, or Reliefs in Place [RIP]….necessitate incoming and outgoing equipment and personnel moves. Convoys, air traffic, etc.

Period. Don’t think we should be in Syria? Great! I agree. And if Biden doesn’t divest us from Iraq & Syria, shame on him. But shame on his predecessor as well. Quit making the most rational issues hyper-partisan because you have the sadz that your guy didn’t win re-election.

On Hiatus

No surprise to any one who still checks in here. There’s simply no free time…and no interest to be honest. At least for now.

I’m deployed again, and have been for a bit now. The Iranians and their proxies demand just about all of my attention…which further compels me to wonder why the hell we’re still over here. That we’re here to defend Iraq against ISIS, is a canard that is well past it’s expiration date. We’re here to keep the eastern Syrian oil fields out of the hands of the Syrians themselves [how’s that for respecting someone’s national sovereignty?]. Remember that if we [or a certain ‘third party’] attack Iran in the waning days of the Trump Regime….or if they strike first. If it happens, remember why our sons and daughters were sacrificed…..

At home, the Leftists and the Trump Cultists continue to try and out-stupid themselves in the race to see who can destroy the Republic and piss on the Constitution more, or quicker. Snowflakes and beta-boi’s on both sides….some dressed in black and some in their airsoft finery….all trying to compensate for poor life choices and low self-esteem….make me glad that I can retreat to my homestead upon my departure from one shithole country to return to an emerging shithole country.

Yep, my country is becoming an embarrassing example on par with so many others…..’exceptionalism’ my ass. And, I’ve earned the right to think such.

Punked by their own words…yet again…

“The consequences to the republic for overthrowing a democratic election because you don’t like the result — because you believe that the election was somehow corrupted, when in fact, the evidence shows that it was not. That’s an interesting approach. I think it’s crazy, frankly” – Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), early 2020

Link

This won’t matter to the seditionists, cosplaying electors or airsofting commandos……but normally anytime one utters anything contrary to the Trump Cult, they are tarred and feathered with the moronic and undefined moniker of “deep state”.

So, the Trump Cult will be Cosplaying the Inauguration….

A report from the Daily Dot shows that a Facebook event has attracted more than 300,000 people who have confirmed that they are interested in attending Trump’s second inauguration ceremony. Just over 60,000 of these individuals have said that they will be at the virtual event which will be held at the same time as Biden’s inauguration. Link

Okaaay…….wow.

I’m actually speechless.

Wait…I thought the Proud Boys were just “pro-Western Values”…..

Infighting has broken out between two leading members of the Proud Boys group, with one announcing he will be taking control of the far-right organisation to address “White Genocide” and the “failures of multiculturalism.”

White nationalist Kyle Chapman—who set up the “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys, the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (FOAK)—has criticized the group’s chairman Enrique Tarrio while announcing a so-called rebranding of the organization.

“Due to the recent failure of Proud Boy Chairman Enrique Tarrio to conduct himself with honor and courage on the battlefield, it has been decided that I Kyle Chapman reassume my post as President of Proud Boys effective immediately,” Chapman wrote. “Our logo will forthwith be changed to reflect the core beliefs of Proud Boy members.

“We will no longer cuck to the left by appointing token negroes as our leaders. We will no longer allow homosexuals or other ‘undesirables’ into our ranks. We will confront the Zionist criminals who wish to destroy our civilization.

“We recognize that the West was built by the White Race alone and we owe nothing to any other race.”Link


Good god……between Antifa, Trump cultists, QAnon and these clowns……are there many sane people left in this country? Oh well…..another lie gets exposed. This one is special because they dress up in their finest Airsoft gear and pretend that they’re ‘patriots’.

Irony x2

Two choice head scratchers…..that would make a rational person wonder how those that traffic in perfidy and cognitive dissonance, can square the hypocrisy, even in their own mind.

First, The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News said it was time to stop lying on Monday, hours after the network had to cut away from a string of lies by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

“How do we fix it and bring the country together?” Carlson asked, rhetorically.

“How do we make in America you want to live in? The only answer, the only solution is honesty. Let’s all stop lying,” he urged. “Lying about everything that matters, every day of our lives.”

Possibly, change could start from the top? Heh…..


Secondly…..we’ve already covered how the media “calls” an election. So prior to that night, Trump and his sycophants ‘demanded’ that the winner of the Presidential election be determined on Election Day…..knowing full well that States don’t complete counting, canvassing and certifying votes until weeks later.

Now that Trump has lost the election [baseless allegations and frivolous lawsuits notwithstanding], these same cult members are breathlessly exhorting that “the media doesn’t determine the winner”.

Is it just easier to be stupid…or is it reflexive? But at least the Administration that has been a comedic shitshow….is consistent to the end.

Is this guy for real? Part II *Updated*

Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA. Must have final total on November 3rd. – Donald J. Trump October 27, 2020

Bolding mine.

That’s not that works Little Donnie. Not ever.

Over half of the States in the Union mandate that absentee ballots can not be counted until on or after Election Day. No State certifies its election results on Election Day itself, for reasons obvious to everyone but Trump.

The earliest I found was Delaware with a date of 5 November. All others are beyond that, with many extending into December if necessary.

The media….and only the media, “calls” results on Election Day…based on exit polling and precinct totals.

 So NOW, this guy wants the election called by the “fake news”, based on “fake polls”?

So in essence, Trump is saying that he would rather disenfranchise the votes of our Servicemen & women are are stationed outside of their home state or serving overseas [not to mention anyone else who had a valid reason to vote absentee, or none at all as permitted by their respective state]. Doesn’t seem like “supporting the troops” to me.

Either Trump is stupid…..or he thinks you’re stupid. You decide.

——-Update—–

Jesus, the stupid just doubled down:

Strongly Trending (Google) since immediately after the second debate is CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE? This refers changing it to me. The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!1:53 PM · Oct 27, 2020

Sure, go try and commit voter fraud. Exactly what the Chief Law Enforcement officer in the nation should be telling people to do. Note that he directs this specifically at those who would vote for him. Thus, the answer to the question above is answered.

He thinks you’re stupid

– On edit, it turns out that in some states, you can change your early vote. It’s cute though, that he thinks it’s all Biden voters that had a change of heart…..

Is this guy for real?

We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election. COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers.Should be an election law violation!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2020

Bolding mine.

This is a pathetic, wannabe emperor…with no clothes. Perhaps he should spend more time campaigning in formerly reliable states like Georgia and Texas…which he’s now responsible for being in play, for his opposition. Ooh…maybe he can lie again about passing the Veteran’s Choice Act!

The mainstream alternative is no alternative at all…….but it will be nice not to have a petty little bitch as POTUS.

I’ve wondered recently, what the Trump Cult will do if he loses next week. They’ve already perverted what it means to be a Conservative, and taken faux-patriotism to a stunningly new level of pornography. Anyone who dared cast a side-eye or call out a lie from the Baby, has been derided with infantile pejoratives and conspiracy-laden labels that only the Cult takes seriously.

Where will their political home be then? I have little sympathy, as one who finds no home in either major party….but curious nonetheless.

The Military is Props to this POTUS

Using both the White House and the US military as props for a campaign rally (not to mention campaign speeches to troops in a combat theater) is totally cool now.

I expect zero response from the right wing when a President Biden does the same. (No, I don’t expect that from him, but it would be warranted by precedent)

Veterans and serving military are nothing more than ornaments to those who crave power but have never served their country.

Cool……..

https://mol.im/a/8831591

So…Words Really Don’t Matter Anymore….

“She’s a communist! She’s left of Bernie! She’s rated left of Bernie by everybody! She’s a communist, we’re going to have a communist!”

“She’s going to be, in my opinion, within a month… look, I sat next to Joe and I looked at Joe, and Joe’s not lasting two months as president…. She’s a communist! She’s not a socialist, she’s well beyond a socialist!”

I expect this sort of drivel from average Joes around a water cooler, who have either zero education in political science, or simply spew whatever word salad makes them feeeeel better. But the President of the United States should be able to articulate messages via his “official” venue, that are rooted in fact. His latest tantrum is simply not true.

But, this guy’s grasp on fact v. fantasy has always been fascinating.

So….since words don’t matter, it’s now perfectly fine to call Trump a fascist; something I’ve always opposed because he doesn’t fit the definition of one….but neither does Harris equate to being a Communist.

This sort of tirade is only going to resonate with those already voting for him….so, I don’t see the value added…….