So the great military response has arrived: lots of missiles have been lobbed into Syria, in what Combover Crybaby Donald Trump has termed the marshalling “of righteous power against barbarism”, because there’s nothing at all barbaric about sending industrial amounts of TNT into foreign countries. Theresa May has joined the action, without bothering with Parliament, but not because there are local elections next month.
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The missiles, and perhaps bombs, will save no-one. The numbers of refugees will not diminish because of them. But they have served to show the world just how twisted the logic of some of those out on the far right has become. Yes, the alt-right and its hangers-on has waded in on the side of murderous tyrant Bashar al-Assad. And where there is the alt-right, in the UK there is pro-am motormouth Katie Hopkins.
Hatey Katie, great patriot that she is not, has decided that Russia is right and everyone else is wrong. Plus she now thinks al-Qa’eda is involved. Seriously. “Strikes against Assad regime ordered by Trump with the support of France and the U.K. Cue pictures of Al Queda terrorist factions / white helmets celebrating in 5...4...3... #Assad”. And, of course, the White Helmets are somehow terrorists. Plus she was only getting warmed up.
There was also the paranoia to throw in. “BRITISH GENERAL Jonathan Shaw- former Commander of Troops in Iraq. WATCH censorship on #SyriaStrike in action” she howled, but Shaw had not been censored - Sky News (“first for breaking wind”) had reached the point in their broadcast where they had to cut to what is called a “hard ad break”.
That paranoia and perverse loyalty also meant taking Russian propaganda bots as trusted sources. So when one said the Russian air force was “active and moving south”, she gasped “Oh my heart. Wishing balls of steel to all serving troops right now”. Easily misled, easily conned. As well as taking one source claiming to be from France and against any intervention, and declaring it to be also trusted. Hey ho.
Still, there was always Theresa May to kick. “Theresa May. ‘British bombs are not designed to escalate further tensions in the area’. Do they apologise for themselves as they land you daft Dorris?” This is actually a valid point, but being an Assad apologist tends to detract from that. As does taking Russian propaganda and suggesting they mean they are going to retaliate by striking at London, Washington DC, and Paris.
Then she lost it completely. “History teaches us that when you bomb middle eastern countries, our British sons & daughters pay the ultimate price - at concerts, on bridges, in the streets. For what? Secular Assad v Al Queda”. Strange, I thought that had nothing to do with it - it was just because they were Scary Muslims (tm). And “al-Qa’eda”? No.
With that, it was back to taking Russian propaganda as fact and warbling “Theresa May. You didn’t have the courage to fight for Brexit. But you willingly enter a fight with the secular leader of a sovereign country & incur the wrath of Russia”. See? It’s OK for Assed to indulge in mass murder - including gassing his own population - because he’s “secular”.
And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything. Which Katie Hopkins has done.