Well wouldn't be an American presidency without bombing some brown people to take attention away from porn star scandals and other domestic shit.
Anyway this seems a lot more interesting than the gun control debate which is pretty boring.
Nothing new here. The military-industrial complex continues to profit on fabricated WMDs, while ordinary people, both American and Syrian, pay the price.
Mmm, I love the smell of fresh Cold Wars in the morning. Seriously though, what a bloody idiot. Not to mention the fact that the EU's agreeing with the French and English participation in the attack.
I'm not a fan of chemical weapon attacks, but these missile strikes didn't really accomplish much, while also escalating the whole situation in Syria/with Russia again. Though it does indeed draw attention away from domestic US scandals.
I’ve seen threads on this topic blow up on other forums I visit. It seems that people here don’t care about foreign policy though. Also, we absolutely should care about Syrians when the Civil War generates millions of refugees (both real and opportunists) coming to our countries.
I agree. No one actually cares about the lives of people living in Syria. If they did, they would have been pushing for the war to end long ago. The pittance of people who died in this supposed chemical attack is nothing compared to the hundreds of thousands already killed. They just want to use this chemical attack as an excuse to go to war to fulfill their bloodlust and hatred for brown children. The attack that they know full well was carried out by deep state actors is nothing more than a shield to defend their conscience and seat on the moral high ground.
The refugee crisis is also a highly interconnected topic. It is my belief that the powers that be want to destabilize the Middle East and Africa for the main reason (even beyond money) that it would create waves of refugees to pour into Europe and, to a lesser extent, North America. Gaddafi warned of this in 2010 when he said, “Tomorrow Europe might no longer be European, and even black, as there are millions who want to come in. What will be the reaction of the white and Christian Europeans faced with this influx of starving and ignorant Africans ... we don't know if Europe will remain an advanced and united continent or if it will be destroyed, as happened with the barbarian invasions."
This morning, when I got the paper at my work, I got a sinking, angry feeling when I read the headline. My friends began to point at me and ask me how my fellow browns are doing, and then they talked about how they hope Trump falls into a meat grinder or something.
"My friends began to point at me and ask me how my fellow browns are doing"
Haha, is this how your friends actually talk to you? That's hillarious.
Unless it's all propaganda, I'm pretty sure they bombed facilities used to create chemical weapons. Which they've apparently been using on civilians.
If it's not Russian jets, its bands of terrorists, if its not them its their own government killing them with chemical bombs.
These people can't seem to catch a break.
CYS doesn't care about brown people
Anyway, here's something fictional related to Syria and I don't feel like making a new thread.
So just finished watching 3 season series called Tyrant and it's fairly decent.
It’s about this family called the Al-Fayeeds that rule Abbudin a fictional middle eastern shithole. The Al-Fayeeds seem very loosely based on the Syrian Al-Assad family.
The main protagonist is a pediatrician and the younger son of a dictator who fled to America when he was a teenager, but he goes back reluctantly with his family decades later to attend a wedding.
And it gets worse from there.
First season probably has more emphasis on backstabbing and intrigue. Not that the other two seasons don’t have stuff like that, but there’s definitely more explosions and combat in those. (Second season especially)
Now if you like the whole morally gray, grim and gritty, who the hell are the good guys in this, type show, you might like this.
Still, the biggest hurdle of the show was probably the protagonist’s family. Not his backstabbing murderous arab family of course, but his boring ass whiny American family.
His wife in general is pretty damn insufferable. One moment she’s prodding him to go back to a country he obviously doesn’t want to go back to and wanting him to stay. The next moment she’s screaming at him for shit that was partially her fault in the first place. She mildly improves after the first season.
His son isn’t too much better though you could chalk up a lot of his stupidity on him being young I guess and thinking with his dick for the other part of the time. Pretty sure he was just in it so they could put gay make out scenes with arab dudes. In any case he’s pretty shrill throughout the show.
His daughter is just dull, you don’t really care about her too much. She basically just wants to go home all the time.
The protagonist himself is a fairly stoic character. Looks concerned a lot and tends to do a lot of introspection. I guess he can be pretty dry at times, but he doesn’t really stay that way. (He gets laughably action hero like at times in season 2) He really makes some dumb ass mistakes though and he’s definitely not a perfect “beacon of light” character.
His arab family of course being in the hub of the shitstorm from the start are all a little more interesting. His older brother is a lot more exuberant and over the top. Pretty much the opposite of the protagonist. They try to show various sides of him though. Same for his brother’s wife who’s sort of doing the whole Lady Macbeth thing.
Since Al-Fayeeds are already a despotic dynastic family, they’re sort of already villains (Well some of them anyway) so the antagonists have to be at least as bad or worse.
The main one is a rebel leader who starts off fairly self righteous and even pretty smug most of the time, though he gets worse as the show goes on and he’s just driven by hate. Mind you, he’s a terrorist to begin with, but he gets to the point of abandoning even what moral code he had from the beginning as he starts to lose shit and get even more desperate. By the third season he’s almost approaching cartoon villainy as far as how he looks (Eye patch and face scars are always classic villain traits though)
The Army of the Caliphate shows up in season 2 and 3 and they’re of obviously a bunch of violent muslim fundies based on ISIS. There’s not much else to them as they’re pretty single minded. You see a couple of leader types, but the one with the most character development (A friend of the above rebel leader) just sort of disappears and you never see him again. They don’t even state if he just fled or died of screen which was sort of annoying especially since the show doesn’t really have a problem with just killing off characters that aren’t serving much purpose for the storyline anymore.
There’s also a “twist” in the third season, that I sort of anticipated early on in the first season. This wouldn’t have been so bad, but the twist sort of made an event that occurs in season 2 to not make much sense. I mean I guess they hand waved it with a “Oh that was a lie” type thing, but eh, it seemed sort of cheap. Then again by that time, the show is nearly ending anyway so it doesn’t matter too much.
Really it could have ended in season 1 or 2 and it would have been fine. Season 3 was probably the weakest of the seasons even though it had its moments so it was probably for the best it ended when it did. The ending it did have though definitely suited the show.
Most of this happens in the first episode, so I'm not giving away too much.
First his father dies the day of the nephew's wedding, but before he does he does he tells Bassam (The protagonist) that he needs to stay and help his brother run the country as an advisor (Also says he should have tried grooming Bassam as next ruler instead)
This causes Bassam to immediately try to get his family the hell out. Meanwhile, his brother Jamal is being erratic and going through his drunk grieving process so he grabs this peasant chick he's been raping on a regular basis when he's bored and starts driving at high speed while forcing her to blow him.
Well as you might expect, this doesn't go very well and she tries to kill him with needle filled with cleaning fluid, bites his dick and he drives over the side of the cliff.
Bassam's family is just about ready to take off when they get stopped and brought back to the palace.
In any case Jamal lives, but he's in pretty bad shape for awhile physically. Terrorists capture Bassam's nephew's new wife and basically Bassam ends up sticking around until everything calms down a bit.
And he tries to leave again later, but he becomes convinced that he already ran away once and he should stop running (Which everyone, including his wife keeps accusing him of) and that the country might need someone to help guide it into a more civilized regime with less jackboot tactics. (Free elections!) So he sticks around to help try to keep a leash on his erratic brother since his brother really does try to listen to him.
The problem of course is things get messy really quickly and idealism starts flying out the window while trying to bring about democracy and he just gets deeper and deeper into the shit.
I'd say let Russia have Syria, but Erdogan wants to make Turkey into Egypt #2 and I have no idea why he isn't dead yet.
Why did we even let Egypt fall into Mubaruk's and Morsi's hands and let Erdogan take over is fucking beyond me though.