“As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over…”
— Donald Trump
The drugs kicked in somewhere north of Mar-a-Lago.
If you had any doubt he was insane, a danger to himself and others, and if you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a mash up of the Middle Ages and an episode of Monty Python, with liner notes by Tarantino after several pounds of Bolivian flake, here’s your opportunity.
Except, unlike Python, this isn’t contained by your TV and unlike the Middle Ages, this isn’t the distant past, and high tech is not a bow and arrow or a broad sword and Quentin is busy planning his retirement.
The man is insane and even if you tried to grant the premise and said, he’s bluffing, the fact is, someone in that position, who thinks talking that way is a legitimate bluff, is insane and an idiot.
Of course neither the spineless Republicans or the spineless Democrats are going to do anything “dramatic” despite the fact that the president is doing the political equivalent of marching to the sea and ordering the ocean to obey him.
The 25th Amendment should be used but it wont be and the cowards in the so called “resistance” – which always has been and continues to be a Pepsi commercial – will wait for tribal Muppet chiefs like Colbert to crack jokes and then wait for the slow, creaking wheels of the corrupt House to vote on impeachment – which should take about 6 months.
And even if it happens sooner, the psychosis inherent in the Saint Vitus Dance foreign policy that is currently Turkey, is just the start.
Faced with the blunt force trauma of impeachment Trump, who was an unstable moron to begin with, will retreat further into delusions and god only knows what he’ll do.
A barrage of radioactive hamsters fired at Japan?
Try to steal the Queen of England?
Sell Spain to New Zealand for a box of smokes and a place to stand?
You think this is far fetched?
Try, ordering a carrier battle group into San Francisco Bay for target practice, or a division of marines being ordered to stage a mock landing in Europe?
Or getting on the phone to tell Putin the name of a CIA source?
The fact is, the statement is not any better than when Nixon was gorked on booze and pain killers and thought the portraits in the White House were talking to him, and the president’s Hands ordered the military to double check his orders with them before doing anything rash, like dropping a few fat ones on the Vietnamese, or Seattle.
My great and unmatched wisdom?
Who talks that way?
Insane monks curing hemophiliac czarevitchs with their hands, prayers and a bag of feral cats, and deranged Roman emperors and people on psych wards waiting for their lithium big gulp.
Obliterate Turkey’s economy?
That’s the sort of statement that makes otherwise sober minded accountants on the Bourse and the Nikkei, start buying gold and stocking bunkers with canned food.
And what the fuck does he mean, have done it before?
Is that more psychosis or is there a dark nasty secret floating around in the various roach motel corners of what passes for the man’s mind?
Mitt Romney, who as a sign of how far the Republicans have sunk, now stands as the voice of honor, is along with a Democrat in a used toga, calling Trump’s Turkey shoot out as a bad decision that will have grave consequences yada yada yada – as if this were just a bad foreign policy move about which reasonable people can disagree.
The truth is, the order to abandon the Kurds, while bad, and fraught with bad consequences, pales in comparison to the radioactive temper tantrum language and what it suggests is down the road.
We are beyond that and now are racing into disaster.
The former president’s are by tradition supposed to keep their mouth’s shut.
Sordid, narcissistic war criminals, spineless, not wrong about everything, right about some things, even a few that truly matter, they have a duty to the nation (and the planet) to speak out as a group (along with every still living former cabinet member, diplomat and every former member of the Joint Chiefs) and demand the 25th amendment be used to remove this lunatic from office.
The House and the Senate have the same duty.
Of course between corruption and tradition forget any of that.
That there should be a general strike or a series of large scale work stoppages to force the government to do its duty to defend the constitution is as likely as Trump snapping out of it and saying he’s resigning because he needs to check himself into a hospital.
So, buckle up, we are officially in Crazy Town and the mayor is the guy in the green suit, with the rictus grin, waving a can of gasoline and a box of matches in the air and has the fucking nuclear launch codes in his pocket.
Addendum: We add to clarify that the former CEOs of american Inc. would naturally have any number of rationales for keeping quiet. Not wanting to gum up the impeachment process, not wanting to upset tradition and engage in politics post facto, yada yada yada.
Since the entire contraption is a bag of rats there is a certain febrile logic to the silence is golden idea.
Of course while they’re keeping mum, the disease spreads.
Oh well, who cares.
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