War with Russia?

Speaking of logical ends…

RUSSIA and Iran have said they will respond to further American military actions following the air strike in Syria last week.

In a joint statement the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said: “We will respond to any aggression.”

The statement read: “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”

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21 Responses to War with Russia?

  1. Trebor Snoyl says:

    Putin needs a bloody nose.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    So. After the debacles of Saddam and Gaddafi, have the American people changed their mind yet again and decided that removing Middle Eastern dictators is a good idea? I have lost the plot.

    • Dave J says:

      Yes, it is very hard to keep up with the direction of the political winds of war. From a media perspective only Democrat initiated war / “kinetic action” is favorable. Syria is truly a mess of first rate proportions. I suggest we send Nancy Pelosi back over to sort it out….again.

    • mr_bill says:

      Plot is incidental. Partisanship is paramount. After hearing for months that the Trump administration is too chummy with Russia, we’re about to start hearing how Trump is damaging US relations with Russia by pursuing action in Syria. It’s as if a new song started playing and everybody switched dance partners.

    • miforest says:

      I do not support it.

  3. RJM says:

    Fuck you Russia and Iran, how dare you condone the murder of innocent women, children and defenseless others and condone the behavior of a ruthless murderer. Fuck you!!

  4. notamobster says:

    I’m not only one here who is sick of going to war with middle Eastern countries, am I?

    Why can’t we just disband the CIA and stop with all the regime change nonsense?

    Is ‘whatever our objective is’ really worth going to war with Russia & Iran? What if we end up fighting against the Norks? And the hajjis, Russians, & the ChiComms decide to get froggy while we’re distracted?

    The quadrennial defense review has said for decades that we can’t win a multi-theater war against multiple developed-state actors.

    This is a dangerous, dangerous game and I’m nervous having a boisterous, ego-maniac at the helm. I’m glad it’s not Hillary, but I pray that president Trump leans on his counsel and more so that the counsel those men & women offer is wise.

  5. Ray Davies says:

    Well, Hell, Nota. You were getting a bit too comfortable in your old age. I guess if they come over here (and if they were allied, they could) us old men will have to fight again. I think we could give them an argument, that way Nota’s kids could play with their video games while Nota takes his old man nap. Some of us real old men hurt too damned much to sleep.

    • notamobster says:

      I dusted off a few of my tools this weekend… I’m too old to run but I can still hit a target at 500 yards with iron sights. That counts for something.

  6. Cold Warrior says:

    It was a raid. Not a war.

    For your consideration, from my friend Vassar Bushmills:


    The comments are instructive, too.

    Thank you.

  7. R.D. Walker says:


    Donald Trump’s decision to launch a cruise missile attack on Syria proved he is not in league with Russia and will not be “pushed around” by Vladimir Putin, the US President’s son has told The Daily Telegraph.

    Eric Trump said his father was not intimidated by President Putin’s talk of war, and there would be “no-one harder” than President Trump if they “cross us”.

    He also confirmed that President Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian airbase to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a nerve gas attack last week was influenced by the reaction of his sister Ivanka, who said she was “heartbroken and outraged” by the atrocity.

    It came as Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said Russia would face fresh sanctions if it did not pull its armed forces out of Syria and end its support for Assad.

    • notamobster says:

      Basing military strikes on your own ego & the emotional state of your daughter is NEVER, EVER good policy.

      • C. L. says:

        On the bright side, Ivanka appears to have more emotional stability than a bag of rats in a burning meth lab. Small blessings . . . I’ll take what I can get right now. 🙂

        • R.D. Walker says:

          She does strike me as a significant stabilizing force in that outfit. I base that opinion on virtually nothing hard and fast, however.

          • C. L. says:

            Yeah,me too. She certainly has poise in public.

            Buuuut, I used to think Winnie Mandela was a good person, too, until the truth came out about her.

            That’s just my way of saying, “What do I know?”

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Nor is it good policy to launch military strikes to prove you aren’t in cahoots with the Ruskis.

    • Squib Load says:

      None of this passes the basic smell test. We tipped of the Russians who surely tipped of the Syrians. Both elected not to fire their missile countermeasures. We gave them two hours to remove anything and anyone they cared about. It almost seems the airstrike was designed to do minimal damage -the runways were not even damaged.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        All that and Eric Trump saying, “See? Daddy isn’t in cahoots with Putin! This proves it so stop saying it! This proves it!”

        If I was a conspiracy monger, I’d be saying that Putin ordered the raid to call off the press dogs.