After the U.S. military unleashed a barrage of Tomahawk missiles on Syrian military targets following reports of chemical attacks on civilians by the ruling Assad regime, now the war for control of the narrative amid this nation’s divisive discourse is now in full swing.
To wit . . .
OUR TKC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND BLOG COMMUNITY CONVERSATION REVEALS THAT KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT PREZ TRUMP’S “INTERVENTION” BY WAY OF MILITARY TARGET ATTACK!!!
Highlights from some of the smarter comments and behind the scenes chatter . . .
First and foremost, the dissent should be noted . . .
“President Trump has been duped into military action, there will be more, there will be other countries, there will be an escalation of war-mongering to fulfill the Big Oil foreign policy agenda.”
The reaction to conspiracy theories has been swift among locals . . .
“Whatever. Chemical weapons used on children in mass is not something anyone should stand around and ignore.”
An important summary from a rather smart TKC blog community denizens . . .
“As far as evidence saying otherwise on Assad gassing his own people, is something you have pulled out of the air. There is full evidence Assad deliberately gassed his people. This has nothing to do with oil, Assad picked this fight not Trump. This is about humanity something Obama and democrats know nothing about. To have let this go on like Obama did, would be like the people who turned their back on Hitler gassing the Jews. If you want to go after big business people go after Hillary Clinton for the money she got from the Saudi’s for favors.”
For better or worse, Kansas City native and Democratic leader has emerged from his disappearance following election defeat and weighed in on the issue from a partisan perspective:
The GOP reaction . . .
And so, here’s where an exceptionally complex issue becomes very simple for locals . . .
TKC FACT CHECK: THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY — KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM OPINION HAS GENERALLY SUPPORTED THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ENGAGING IN MILITARY ACTION!!!
That’s not to say that there hasn’t or won’t be important dissent and questions . . . But OUR KICK-ASS TKC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH simply notes that rooting against the home team doesn’t play well in Kansas City. Furthermore, turning what is purportedly a defense of human rights into a partisan attack doesn’t seem to be moving the dial for Democratic Party loyalists.
Accordingly, and as this story evolves, take a look at some of the most important aspects of the Syrian crisis.
Fox News: Trump’s Syria strike draws praise from critics, but renews debate over Congress’ role
NBC News: Trump Reverses Policy on Syrian Airstrikes After Years of Tweeting Disapproval
Telegraph UK: US strikes on Syria: Donald Trump’s missile attack ‘kills four children’ as Russia condemns ‘aggression’
Politico: Trump’s Troll Army Isn’t Ready for War in Syria
WaPo: Russia condemns US missile strike on Syria, suspends key air agreement
Wired: The US Strike on Syria Underscores Trump’s Media-Fueled Worldview
Fox News: Stockholm terror attack: At least 3 killed after truck plows into Swedish shopping center
CNN: Syria just changed Donald Trump’s presidency
Bloomberg: Trump’s Syria Strike Sends Not-So-Subtle Warning to U.S. Rivals
Five Thirty Eight Blog: The Syria Strike Is Trump’s First Big Break From His Campaign Rhetoric
As always, you decide . . .