The most widely circulated publication in Washington DC, a weapon of mass distribution, has sparked a political firestorm with an unsubstantiated report leveled against - any guesses? - President Donald Trump and his supposed bromance with Putin's Russia.
Man is separated from beasts by his cognitive ability to entertain and express ideas, but an increasing number of people, including many from the world of academia, would rather man act like an animal than risk offending the sensibilities of his peers.
Since it’s easier to imagine Trump spending a weekend in a Bohemian youth hostel with bearded backpackers than admitting to failure, his display of militaristic machismo on the eve of his 100-day milestone may have been a face-saving PR stunt. Or not.
Today, many erstwhile Trump supporters are suffering shell-shock after the Republican leader, who pledged like a populist on the campaign trail to scale back the US military’s overseas footprint, instead took US aggression to the next insane level.
Donald Trump pledged to take a different approach to Syria than his contender, Hillary Clinton. Yet following a chemical attack on a Syrian town, the US commander-in-chief didn’t wait for an investigation, opting for bombing Syria’s military instead.
Russia has sacrificed just as much blood, sweat and tears as any country in the fight against terrorism, yet when a terrorist attack kills and maims dozens, this time in St. Petersburg, something seemed missing in the global response.
The 28 member states of the anti-Russia bloc known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), home to over 900 million fact-deprived dwellers, are again grazing at the MSM trough, consuming a meal that leaves one wondering, ‘Where’s the beef?’
The Syrian people, who have demonstrated remarkable courage and perseverance in the face of formidable challenges that would have crushed a lesser people, are forced to observe yet another bloodstained milestone they neither want nor deserve.
Watching Washington attack one sovereign state after another since the collapse of the Soviet Union prompts the question: Are we Americans behaving out of some inherent aggression, or is this just old-fashioned empire building by a global superpower?