Yes folks, we are now conducting United States foreign policy on Twitter. I have a few questions and observations.
Question 1: Why are we "waiting to hear from the Kingdom" to find out who was behind the attack and "under what terms we would proceed"?
Question 2: What are the odds of there being no fatalities from multiple drone and missile attacks on a large oil facility?
Observation 1: Trump fired Bolton on September 10th.
Observation 2: On September 10th, in a press conference in response to Trump's firing of Bolton, Pompeo and Mnuchin both said Trump is ready to meet with Iran's leader "without preconditions".
Observation 3: On September 15th, Trump attacked the Press for reporting that he was willing to meet with Iran with "No Conditions".
Observation 4: There is ample news footage of Trump saying he would meet with Iran without preconditions. One example is Fox & friends Tweeting this along with a video of Trump saying it on July 31st.
Apparently oil prices are about to surge because of all this.
Yep, this is a big to-do. We could be on the verge of a war. Hell, the whole Middle East could explode.
I find it amazing that we are waiting to hear from MBS on what to do.
This is the same guy who ordered the hit on Khashoggi and then denied it over and over in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Even Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham refused to buy MBS's story.
Just how bad a liar do you have to be to be known world wide as MBS?
Of course none of this has to do with anything else happening in the world.
The fact that tomorrow Benny Netanyahu is facing a second election this year is simply coincidence. Never mind that Israel has never before held 2 elections in 1 year.
The fact that the House is back in session and Nadler is pursuing Impeachment over the objections of Nancy Pelosi is also unrelated.
The fact that Epstein's suicide/murder (?) has caused a lot of people to step up their demands for investigations in general is irrelevant.
The fact that there are now calls for Barr's Impeachment has nothing to do with anything.
Hell, as new scandals break, there are even calls for Kavenaugh to be Impeached.
By the way, the Kavenaugh thing must be really bad because Barr just gave a prestigious award to the agents who botched the investigation of Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
On September 9th, while Nadler was busy setting up new rules for conducting the Impeachment investigation, The New York Times reported a new scandal about the CIA having to extract a top spy from Russia over fear that Trump would expose him and get him killed.
On September 10th reports of Russia assassinating a Former Chechen rebel in Germany on August 23rd were reported.
On September 13th House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff filed a subpoena to force the White House's Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, to hand over a complaint filed by a whistle blower within the intelligence community.
So yeah, why would anybody question MBS's account of anything? What's unusual about the United States taking instructions on going to war with Iran from Saudi Arabia? It's not like Trump or Netanyahu or any other major bull shitter needs to create any distractions.
I mean Kellyanne Conway thinks everything is hunky-dory.
Guess what? We are only a week away from Fall and I need to find a book to read. I haven't been able to read anything since I finished "The Mueller Report". Maybe I should try something historical, yet relevant. Any suggetions?