Coulter: Trump Wrong On Syria, But What About North Korea?

Posted on Sat 04/15/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Ann Coulter has a point  on Donald Trump’s missile attack on Syria- but only if you ignore what he’s trying to do with the far more serious threat North Korea poses to the US.


Ann Coulter

War is like crack for presidents. It confers instant gravitas, catapulting them to respectability, bypassing all station stops…

On the other hand, Trump’s Syrian misadventure is immoral, violates every promise he ran on, and could sink his presidency…

On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly stated that he had no interest in starting “World War III over Syria,” saying, “We have bigger problems than Assad.” His policy position was: “Let Syria and ISIS fight. I look at Assad — and Assad looks better than the other side.”

Trump was right on every point.

Assad is one of the least bad leaders in the entire Middle East. He’s not a murderous thug like Saddam, has no rape rooms, isn’t into jihad, protects Christians, and is fighting ISIS. He provided us with intelligence on al-Qaida after 9/11. He does not have crazy Islamic police slapping women around or throwing gays off buildings. (That would be our beloved ally, Saudi Arabia.)…

We have never succeeded at turning a Third World dictatorship into a paradise. The history of these things is that removing a Middle Eastern strongman always makes things worse — for example, in Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt.

We leap in, thinking we’re helping the poor devils under the thumb of a dictator — and then the new tribe takes over and oppresses everyone else, usually much more brutally, while hating us even more than the old tribe did.

All of which is correct. But I think we should allow for the strong possibility that Trump and his team, which includes impressive Defence Secretary James Mattis are not completely clueless.

Note. They are not threatening Syria with regime change or an invasion. This was a demonstration that crossing a red line – by, in this case, using chemical weapons on civilians, will bring a reprisal.

This was followed by the dropping of a massive bomb on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

And now the US is sending a strike force to sail to North Korea, while China (as if playing good cop, bad cop) warns North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program in case the US goes nuts. China, promises to guarantee North Korean safety in exchange.

This all seems to me very much planned and very important.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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