Clinton said “I really think we should take out [Assad’s] airfields” and a few hours later Trump does it with cruise missile strikes. Clinton was attending the “Women for Global Nuclear War Summit” in New York when she gave her instructions to Trump through an interview with the New York Times.
There was jubilation at the Democratic Party headquarters. Ms Thumper Bellicose, the spokesperson for the Democrats, said “We have now brought Trump into line. It took less then four months and all it needed was unfounded rumors that he was a Russian spy and a YouTube video. We can all look forward to a bright future of endless regime change and nonstop war.”
Champagne corks were popping at Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman as stock in “Defense” industries surged on the New York Stock Exchange. Lockheed spokesman, Mr Cluster Bombe, told us “We were really worried at the beginning of the year. Now things are back to normal, but its better than that, we are increasing production fivefold - ready for the war with Russia.”
Happiest of all were the members of the Al-Nusra Front. Their leader, Abu Mohammad al-Beheader, said that “the Syrian army had just about got us beat, but, after the US cruise missile attack, we have started a new offensive. We will celebrate tomorrow by cutting off some Christian heads. If there are any left.” added a grinning Abu.
Trump, however, is adamant there is one (and only one) election promise that he will keep. That is full employment. “Our army will need more men.” Said Trump “We will soon be starting a military intervention in Yemen to help our Saudi friends. More American soldiers will be needed to get their limbs blown off by IEDs (after which they can join America’s homeless, who do not count as unemployed).” Trump emphasized that this was just the start. “The Second World War brought an end to the Great Depression. Our forthcoming war with Russia will end all our economic problems. The only effective industry left in the USA is the Defense Industry. I see now that we have to do everything we can to support it.”
Trump reiterated his determination to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. “These weapons can be found in Syria, but also in North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, India, Israel, France, Britain and the USA.” Said Trump, “We will attack all these countries eventually.”
From Reuters (6 Apr, 10.38 EDT)
Hillary Clinton calls for U.S. to bomb Syrian air fields
In her first interview since her stunning presidential election defeat by Republican rival Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton on Thursday called for the United States to bomb Syrian air fields.
Clinton, in an interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York, also called Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election a theft more damaging than Watergate.
Asked whether she now believes that failing to take a tougher stand against Syria was her worst foreign policy mistake as secretary of state under President Barack Obama, Clinton said she favored more aggressive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"I think we should have been more willing to confront Assad," Clinton said in the interview, conducted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
"I really believe we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them."
Clinton noted that she had advocated for a no-fly zone in Syria after leaving government, something that Obama opposed.
Her remarks came two days after a poison gas attack in Syria that killed at least 70 people, many of them children. The U.S. government believes the chemical agent sarin was used in the attack. The United States and other Western countries blamed Assad's armed forces for the worst chemical attack in Syria in more than four years.