November 30, 2019
It’s the end of the month, and tomorrow, we head into the next phase of the Destined to be Successful Impeachment Inquiry.
The above sentence was inserted here by the Wishful Thinking Department of the Democratic National Committee, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders, because everybody knows that after the House passes Articles of Impeachment, Mitch McConnell’s Senate will, after consulting Chief Justice John Roberts, schedule a one-week trial which will acquit the most corrupt man ever to sit in the Oval Office.
So today, our attention has turned to the noisy spat between youngish French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkey’s Dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (https://www.politico.eu/article/turkeys-president-recep-tayyip-erdogan-to-french-president-emmanuel-macron-get-your-own-brain-death-checked-first-nato).
Eurasian Turkey has been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization since 1952.
Donald Trump will be in Brussels soon for a NATO meeting, and all those attending are fully aware that the only thing Trump will be focused on is the continuing Impeachment Inquiry, because on Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings before it drafts Articles of Impeachment with the thoughtful, careful, and conscientious participation of House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (a future presidential candidate) while Rankling Member Devin Nunes whines and whimpers in the background, aided by Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who never appears on camera wearing his suit jacket, to give the impression that he’s a GOP workaholic attack dog, which he is.
The French like to go it alone on an international level, as anyone who followed the career of Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) knows full well.
Macron, who founded En Marche, his own political party, in 2016 (later renamed La République En Marche!), is very unpopular in France, where he has been plagued by the Yellow Vests protest movement.
Our chief international correspondent is associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, who, despite being a fervent internationalist, has never been to France, but he has been following the Yellow Vest protests from afar. ASR Theis helped us write this post.
Macron has said that NATO is brain-dead, a comment directly related, not only to the French tendency to go it alone, but to Erdogan’s extreme go-it-alone military adventure into northern Syria, because Erdogan’s political career is heavily based on his oft-repeated claim that the Kurds in Turkey are terrorists, and that the Syrian Kurds, recently thrown under the bus by Trump, are terrorists in sympathy with the Turkish Kurds.
So Erdogan lashed out at Macron, in his typically belligerent fashion, telling Macron “to get his own brain death checked first.”
Along comes former Texas GOP Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Trump’s Ambassador to NATO.
Hutchison, ahead of the upcoming NATO summit (which will commemorate seventy years of the all-important military alliance against Russia), just made a speech about the importance of NATO, an organization which Trump loves to rail against because the US, in Trump’s view, pays the major costs (https://www.politico.eu/article/us-ambassador-to-nato-questions-emmanuel-macron-rationality-kay-bailey-hutchison/.
Of course, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, who never leaves Trump’s side, especially when he is at his rantiest, will be with Trump in Brussels.
Trump just told future Kansas senatorial candidate Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in Jones’ hearing, that when he gets to Brussels, he’s gonna slug Erdogan for killing too many civilians in northern Syria, and that he expects the petite Jones to pick him up and then, after curtseying, offer him refreshments.
As Trump likes to say, when that takes place, we’ll see what happens.