So yesterday Russia threatened to shoot down U.S. missiles and attack the bases they were fired from if President Trump launched an attack against Syria's dictator for using chemical weapons against his own people. And early this morning Donald Trump got on Twitter...
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Either Donald Trump—who campaigned on never, ever letting our enemies know what we're planning to do*—is going to war with Vladimir Putin to protect a bunch of brown people who also happen to be Muslims or Trump ran that tweet by Putin in advance and got Putin's okay because Mueller is closing in and anything that makes Trump look tough on Russia—up to and including a phony and/or proxy war with Russia itself—is good for Trump and good for his handlers in the Kremlin. My money's on the latter.
Anyway, Seattle, hope you got a good night's sleep last night... because the odds you'll get one tonight are pretty slim.
* Also: racism, sexism, xenophobia, religious bigotry, toxic nostalgia, and the deliciousness and availability of Trump steaks.
UPDATE: What was that, Donald Trump?
Why do we keep broadcasting when we are going to attack Syria. Why can't we just be quiet and, if we attack at all, catch them by surprise?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2013