America’s Back

So many bad things are coming to light in the wake of the Obama presidency. Actually, Hillary Clinton, as first lady, brought the dark aura of political corruption to the federal government when she first co-opted the FBI files on her and Bill’s political enemies. Eight years of absolute corruption and unexplained deaths followed. Indeed Hillary introduced a corrupt way of life to national politics that was apparently, acceptable to both parties.

Bush was never accused of corruption, just ineptitude and that’s debatable, but he acted decisively when it was called for. Then came Obama and his reign of sweet talk, failures and corruption of the functions of government. He’s gone and new problems now confront us. The news of the gas attack in Syria returns us to that famous Obama “Red Line” threat about Syrian President Assad using gas against his own people and what America should do about it.

Well, he did nothing and the world saw one weak, feckless US presidents inability to keep his word unless that word was against Americas interests. And that leaves us where we are today, at this very minute, with a new president having made an important decision, how to blunt the re-emergence of barbarism with Obama’s deep state, swampy bureaucracy at his back.

We now know exactly which Syrian combatant committed that atrocity.  The best guess was always President Assad because, except for the Russians and us, he’s the only one with an airborne delivery system and sarin gas in stock (the Russians lied) capable of such and act. Instinct tells me the Russians probably didn’t know about the attack before hand because they can’t afford any more bad publicity of this nature. What happened next has inevitably charged Americas course on foreign policy for decades, We have a leader again and “America’s back.”

The question under immediate media discussion is how Trump should respond, when where and how. Well, he showed the world! Punishment was absolutely called for. US Navy warships in the Med., the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean were all ready and set to launch cruise missiles into Syrian targets, especially Assad’s airfields and government command and control centers. Believe me, we know where they all are. Last weeks unfortunate comment by Secretary of State Tillerson, about Assad no longer being a problem to the US no longer applies. T-Rex will have learned an important diplomatic lesson on what not to say and when not to say it.

The primary worry is the reaction of Syria’s sponsor, Putin’s Russia. if his military aerodromes are inadvertently hit and planes destroyed, men killed, how will he immediately react? Russia, like us, is broke and cannot sustain any lengthy combat, especially over an Arab leader who may have gone off the rails. Russia as a member of the UN, signed onto rules and regulations regarding use of weapons of mass destruction. It now lies between a rock and a hard spot. Putin has this other problem. Not everybody in Russia is happy with him. At the moment, he just has the biggest stick.

For us, the most favorable consequence will be that Trump will have delivered the most important message of all, America’s back! Many will heave a sigh of relief and welcome the prospect of area stability. It will give them room to prepare for whatever Iran may decide to do.

North Korea’s gargoyle leader, Kim Jung Il, should, and Iran will, also note the subtle change in Americas determination and, if the Iranians can tear themselves away from the pages of the Koran, and the North Koreans tear themselves away from Idol worship, both states will realize they are really an easy target and stand in peril of their own continued existence.

We have entered a period of extreme political combustion. We must tread heavily now. The world is waiting! We are waiting. We want America back again and we want a quiet world.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, let’s MAGA!

George G. McClellan, a California native, was a Regular Army veteran and served a tour in post war Korea. His post army professional career covered 43 years in law enforcement including the California Highway Patrol and the US Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), among others. With the latter, he became a world traveler visiting and working in many countries from the Philippine Islands to the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle-East, Bosnia, all of Europe, Russia and India. He retired from the NIS at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Ga. and has remained in the north Georgia area since 1990 as a co-owner of a Security Consulting company. He earned a Certified Protectional Professional (CPP) certification from the American Society for Industrial Security, as well as a Fraud Examiner certification (CFE).

He has published a historical biography on a namesake, a member of the John Jacob Astor Fur Company who explored a route west, and back, after Lewis and Clark. Early American history, Celtic influence on America and conservative politics, remain his greatest interests. He is also a bagpiper since 1975. He and his wife since 1965 now resides in Gilmer County, Ga.