We just bombed some targets in Syria. A day earlier we were supposed to be looking for data that would show some responsibility for a chemical attack. Oh well. The strike was middle of the night and Russia was possibly told not to have any of their people around. It’s possible we only took out some Syrians, but who’s counting?
Almost every time the country looks like it may start to work on something positive, some national disaster diverts our attention. The problem is these diversions are intentionally calculated to distract the positive tasks, whatever those might be.
This past weekend saw the interviews with James Comey, the former FBI director fired by President Trump, take the top spot over bombing Syria. Excerpts from his new book have caused a social media tweet storm.
Backing up to October of 2016, eleven days before the election, Comey announced that he found Hilary’s 30,000 missing emails and was going to start looking at them. As a former cop, my thoughts were that Comey was being played by the Trump campaign. He did not have to come out with that public statement because just making the announcement would seriously compromise the election, and there didn’t seem to be time to finalize results. A director has no business announcing that new evidence had been found because the investigation was already in progress. New evidence does not prove anything until it is determined to be of value. The announcement was politically motivated. Period. I felt shame that the FBI was allowing itself to be manipulated. And then to come out and announce that the emails contained nothing of value just days before the election, did not matter in the slightest. The damage had been done and the facts of no wrongdoing did not matter.
After the election, I thought for sure Comey’s loyalty would have earned him a significant political appointment. Instead, he got fired. No wonder he wrote such a scathing book.
Now that his power is apparent, I believe it has corrupted him. He seems only to desire huge book sales, and thinks he is the moral master of society. Comey, you are only in this for yourself and I do not trust you. No self-respecting cop would have let himself be used by a despicable person like Donald Trump.
What do we have to do to get Congress back to the table and talk about serious gun control? Wasn’t that interrupted by the firing of Tilertson or was that another diversion? They are too numerous to keep track of because the news media is being constantly chummed.