Dan­ger­ous theater by Trump

West Hawaii Today - - Opinion - Jan­ice Palma-Glen­nie

If Donald Trump and his un­qual­i­fied ship of fools want to help the un­bear­ably mis­treated Syr­ian peo­ple, why have they only al­lowed a mi­cro­scopic amount (11 this year) to im­mi­grate to a safe haven in the U.S. in­stead of wel­com­ing them to our shores?

Prob­a­bly be­cause Trump’s re­ac­tion against Syr­ian gassing of its peo­ple is like the rest of his sad life: phony, B-grade, self-ob­sessed theater and now with mil­i­tary ac­tion sup­pos­edly re­lated to an un­likely riff be­tween him and his Rus­sian part­ner in crime.

Want­ing to look like he’s not in bed with a man re­spon­si­ble for un­der­min­ing the U.S. demo­cratic process and steal­ing the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in his fa­vor — and fear­ing the blow-back of his fi­nan­cial, po­lit­i­cal, and sex­ual im­pro­pri­eties — Trump’s lousy act­ing and mil­i­tary strikes in­clude po­ten­tially ex­ac­er­bat­ing atroc­i­ties against Syria’s al­ready dec­i­mated pop­u­la­tion and an even larger war in an un­sta­ble re­gion.

Do Amer­i­cans have a red line — a point at which they’ll stand up for our na­tion’s deep­est roots of jus­tice, ac­cep­tance, hu­mil­ity, and gen­eros­ity?

If we do, it’s time to shake par­ti­san­ship and stand up against lead­ers so twisted that they use for­eign lands and in­no­cent civil­ians as part of their ob­scene po­lit­i­cal games. De­mand pro­tec­tion for the le­gal in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Trump, and tell your elected of­fi­cials to do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to stop more U.S. at­tacks on Syria that could fur­ther rav­age in­no­cent peo­ple and their lands.

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