While We’re All Talking About Those Tweets…

March 14, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Holy Crap, Trump

Almost every day there is some new incendiary tweet from Cheeto Jesus or idiotic declaration by his sidekicks Kellyanne and/or Spicey.  As entertaining as all this nonsense is, there are serious decisions being made to undo years of government policy and practices, dismantle or cripple federal agencies, and create a shadow government that everyday Americans can’t see.  Case in point: a major change to drone warfare policy CJ made on January 21st, ONE DAY after his, er, uh…(urp) inauguration.

The WSJ is reporting that unnamed US officials have disclosed that during his first visit to the CIA, CJ reversed the Obama administration policy on drone strikes.  For disclosure and transparency, Obama had put in place a policy that the CIA use drones for intelligence gathering only.  If they determined a target to be taken out, the military then conducted the actual strike.  The Pentagon would then announce the results of that strike.  Well, no more.  Now, the CIA can pick out and kill targets of choice with no transparency, no accountability.  More alarming, though is the pace that they’re doing it – the Council on Foreign Relations reported earlier this month that drone attacks are up over 400% since CJ took office.  And that’s just the strikes they could find out about.  No telling how many have been done covertly.

So, while the press is chasing the next shiny thing, radical changes to our government are being made behind our backs.  It’s time to be ever vigilant and resist.


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10 Comments to “While We’re All Talking About Those Tweets…”

  1. Nice article on Huffington this a.m. about Rachael Maddox’s ratings going up after she decided to start ignoring CJ’s tweets, and reporting his actions. This drone story from my favorite beauty salon shows why. Here’s the MAddow item: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rachel-maddow-stopped-covering-trumps-tweets-and-her-ratings-soared_us_58c6c5b3e4b0ed71826e4248?16udtusz1puot7qfr&

  2. Sam in San Antonio says:

    While drone strikes are effective from a military logistics standpoint, bad drone strikes often ramp up entire villages and areas to radicalize. With no oversight, CIA strikes are much more likely to kill the innocent and ramp up tensions. That apparently fits right into Trump’s agenda.

  3. Totally agree! And, per Comment No. 1, Rachel is right on the button! Hopefully, the press awakens quickly to the real and serious issues issues (but, I would die holding my breath….)!

  4. I’m surprised the agencies are going along with CJ, given his animosity towards all of them. If anyone is going to stand up to CJ, within DC, it will be the agencies. CJ and his numerous mental midgets have no idea who they are dealing with.

  5. The Nitwit In Chief has absolutely no idea what he has done with this decision. I don’t think I have to go any further with this statement.

  6. e platypus onion says:

    You kinda figured Drumpf wouldn’t take responsibility for something, didn’t you?

  7. “CIA strikes are much more likely to kill the innocent and ramp up tensions. That apparently fits right into Trump’s agenda.”

    It certainly fits into ISIS’s agenda. And are we still talking about Al Qaeda? Theirs too.

  8. And rePUKEian supporters don’t see the fascism coming to the fore!?!? Well they can try using drones at my house…I have eagles on my land!!! And we know how well drones fair in comparison!!!

  9. JAKvirginia says:

    Ah, yes. Republican Foreign Policy.

    1: Stick nose in where it doesn’t belong.
    2: Choose a “side”.
    3: Bomb the “other” side.
    4: Make enemies.
    5: Act innocent about it.
    6: Tell Americans “radical terrorists” hate them.
    7: Propose military solutions to protect Americans.

    Rinse. Repeat.

  10. L.Long, now your talking! I have a nice selection of raptors in the woods back of my house and I live close enough to water to see eagles lofting about. I always had a live and let live thing going for them but now I absolutely adore them!