Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Summit’s Walter Wouk


The following is an excerpt from a letter that Walter Wouk wrote to a newspaper regarding what he imagined President Trump felt like in the Mar-a-Lago situation room following the launch of his missile strike against Syria, and wishing that he could push the buttons.
“Noticeably absent from the room was CIA Director Mike Pompeo.  Apparently, he was persona non grata, according to investigative reporter Robert Parry, who wrote that Pompeo had personally briefed Trump on April 6 about the CIA’s belief that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was likely not responsible for the lethal poison-gas incident in northern Syria two days earlier.  Consequently Pompeo was excluded from the larger meeting after Trump rejected the CIA chief’s assessment of reality and substituted one of his own.
“ABC News reported that U.S officials confirmed that Russia had been informed about the pending attack on Syria, and it appears that it warned Syria.  The base Trump wasted $93 million attacking was essentially empty.”
Keep in mind however that Trump owns congressional Republicans, and has a majority on the Supreme Court.  He knows that Republicans won’t oppose him, because Vladimir Putin and Russian spies not only conducted cyber attacks on documents from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, but also has information from hacking the Republican campaign committee, and Trump.
Putin is a very cruel and cunning dictator, who’ll keep that information to extort favors from Trump and congressional Republicans.  It’s a possibility that he may have initiated the entire plan to make it look as if Trump was standing up to him.

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