The missile assault by the lunatic Trump on Syria had barely ended when the right-wing anonymous trolls began sending comments to this blog.
There were dozens. Unsigned and with no email address.
Here is a typical one:
“You’re all about the kids . Chemical weapons used on kids in Syria. Allow it to continue? You can live with that Fred, but can the innocent children in Syria?”
I find arguing with the trolls is useless.
There would be no purpose in pointing out that the same innocent Syrian children that Trump is claiming to be saving are banned from entry into the United States on Trump’s orders.
There would be no purpose in claiming that international law does not permit the United States, France and the UK acting on their own as the world’s police.
Or that Trump’s actions more than likely did little more than provide the Russians with target practice at shooting down U.S. missiles.
What is only slightly, slightly more surprising is that the American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten was so quick to support Trumps missile attack on Syria.
What an alliance. My right-wing trolls and the union leader.
Also fast on the draw was the AFT’s Leo Casey who Tweeted:
“What I oppose is the moral & political hypocrisy that can ignore international law when innocent people are gassed but invoke it when gas depots are bombed.”
This was the same argument I had received from my anonymous trolls.
I responded that it was not for the United States – particularly lacking evidence – to be the policeman of the world. When I mentioned international law, the AFT’s Leo Casey reacted:
“If you actually believed in international law, you are a dollar short and a day late.”
I do actually believe in international law.
And unlike Mr. Casey, I’m hoping it’s not too late or a dollar short.