Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Huffington Post)   Dropping bombs and sending in troops and materiel to potential war zones is all well and good, but without an actual strategy and defined goals from the commander-in-chief, you ain't blaming this fiasco on us, "sir"   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Scary, White House, Bashar al-Assad, President of the United States, President Donald Trump, U.S. missile strike, United States, carrier strike force, combines military force  
•       •       •

10168 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Apr 2017 at 6:15 AM (27 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



89 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2017-04-14 11:40:23 PM  
Hitler didn't have a plan and he conquered most of Europe.  Checkmate, libs.
 
2017-04-14 11:53:09 PM  
Trump has zero idea what he's doing.  If his plan was to taunt the dynamite monkey that is Nkorea that hasn't been working so well for him....and if Trump actually DOES get us into a shooting war (nuclear or otherwise) then this country WILL tear itself apart.  we've been at near constant war now in the gulf for almost 20 years.  TWENTY GOTDAMN YEARS!  this started when I was in f*cking high school.  we're broke, we're tired, and we want to come home.  we don't have the budget for WWIII, we don't have the will to make it happen, and we damn well do not have the manpower for such a conflict....not without activating the draft, and good luck with that one.
 
2017-04-15 12:06:38 AM  

Weaver95: Trump has zero idea what he's doing.  If his plan was to taunt the dynamite monkey that is Nkorea that hasn't been working so well for him....and if Trump actually DOES get us into a shooting war (nuclear or otherwise) then this country WILL tear itself apart.  we've been at near constant war now in the gulf for almost 20 years.  TWENTY GOTDAMN YEARS!  this started when I was in f*cking high school.  we're broke, we're tired, and we want to come home.  we don't have the budget for WWIII, we don't have the will to make it happen, and we damn well do not have the manpower for such a conflict....not without activating the draft, and good luck with that one.


More than 20. I was in the first party a go go 27ish years ago. This shiat needs to end. We bombed them repeatedly throughout the 90s. It's too much for far too long.
 
2017-04-15 12:29:22 AM  
The first person on the links with him tomorrow is going to fill him in his foreign policy and military strategy.

Then over dinner he'll be advised of his updated strategies.

And they will completely conflict.

And he will issue orders to pursue both.

At some point, expect the 101st Airborne to be squaring off aganst the Marines because reasons.
 
2017-04-15 12:38:35 AM  
Let's just all hope he keeps looking outward.
 
2017-04-15 12:41:22 AM  

Weaver95:  we're broke, we're tired, and we want to come home.



Tom Waits - "Hell Broke Luce"
Youtube 0Fju9o8BVJ8
 
2017-04-15 12:41:53 AM  

dr_blasto: This shiat needs to end. We bombed them repeatedly throughout the 90s. It's too much for far too long.


not only did we bomb the f*ck out of the middle east for the past 20 odd years, it hasn't done a single gotdamnt thing for us.  we haven't achieved ANY of our stated objectives in the middle east.  we've just kept moving the goal posts and hoping to string things along until a miracle happens and things resolve themselves on their own.

if trump pushes us into another war, this country WILL tear itself apart.  between trump cutting social safety nets like mad, pushing a hard right religious authoritarian domestic policy AND this country not being prepared to fight such a conflict....we'd be looking at those crippling levels of social and economic disruption I warned about earlier this season.  that's the BEST case scenario.  worst case, we're looking at a complete breakdown of federal authority around the country (i.e. civil war 2.0).
 
2017-04-15 02:08:25 AM  
Hitler and Yakety Sax
Youtube smN_jFxUkss
 
2017-04-15 02:14:12 AM  

Weaver95: dr_blasto: This shiat needs to end. We bombed them repeatedly throughout the 90s. It's too much for far too long.

not only did we bomb the f*ck out of the middle east for the past 20 odd years, it hasn't done a single gotdamnt thing for us.  we haven't achieved ANY of our stated objectives in the middle east.  we've just kept moving the goal posts and hoping to string things along until a miracle happens and things resolve themselves on their own.

if trump pushes us into another war, this country WILL tear itself apart.  between trump cutting social safety nets like mad, pushing a hard right religious authoritarian domestic policy AND this country not being prepared to fight such a conflict....we'd be looking at those crippling levels of social and economic disruption I warned about earlier this season.  that's the BEST case scenario.  worst case, we're looking at a complete breakdown of federal authority around the country (i.e. civil war 2.0).


Lots of disaffected southern types have been itching for a Civil War do-over for a while because they think they're more armed than those pussy liberals. They think that they're the only ones who believe in guns, God, and country, and any uprising on their part would quickly put that disillusion to rest. With a civil war at home, we can't pull off large-scale traditional wars. And as sick as it seems, for some people that makes nukes seem like a nice, lazy, large-scale alternative to a messy land war. There are so many bad ways this country can go and so many bad decisions that are just a mood-swing away from reality, that almost no scenario is unfathomable.

I lived in Chile in the 90s (just after Pinochet left office) and never understood at the time why so many people would support a military coup. Even though I know that the situations aren't near the same as ours, I'm actually starting to get it now. Chile's not a global power with nuclear weapons. And most of the planet isn't at least a little disgusted with them, as they are with us, presently.
 
2017-04-15 02:17:20 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: There are so many bad ways this country can go and so many bad decisions that are just a mood-swing away from reality, that almost no scenario is unfathomable.


I cannot believe we went from stable and relatively secure under obama to this disaster of an administration that's shattered our social safety net spending and pushed us literally to the brink of WWIII.  this just gets more and more strange every day.

I wonder who the trumpers will blame if/when Trump starts up another conflict?  it will be impossible to blame it on obama...I mean, they'll still TRY to blame Obama but not even they will believe it.
 
2017-04-15 02:36:08 AM  

Weaver95: ecmoRandomNumbers: There are so many bad ways this country can go and so many bad decisions that are just a mood-swing away from reality, that almost no scenario is unfathomable.

I cannot believe we went from stable and relatively secure under obama to this disaster of an administration that's shattered our social safety net spending and pushed us literally to the brink of WWIII.  this just gets more and more strange every day.

I wonder who the trumpers will blame if/when Trump starts up another conflict?  it will be impossible to blame it on obama...I mean, they'll still TRY to blame Obama but not even they will believe it.


I think they'll blame Obama and they will believe it. Once a belief has taken hold, no amount of logic or facts will fix it. Faith works like phobias -- you can't reason them away.
 
2017-04-15 02:40:15 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I think they'll blame Obama and they will believe it. Once a belief has taken hold, no amount of logic or facts will fix it. Faith works like phobias -- you can't reason them away.


the trumpers are starting to sound more and more like the terrorists.
 
2017-04-15 02:57:23 AM  

Weaver95: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think they'll blame Obama and they will believe it. Once a belief has taken hold, no amount of logic or facts will fix it. Faith works like phobias -- you can't reason them away.

the trumpers are starting to sound more and more like the terrorists.


The Book of Revelation is also called Apocalypse, depending on the language. The crazies are hellbent, literally, on making that thing come true. It's not a self-fulfilling prophecy when people are actively pursuing the end of the world.
 
2017-04-15 02:59:12 AM  
Oh well, don't blame me. I voted for the chick.
 
2017-04-15 03:03:22 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The Book of Revelation is also called Apocalypse, depending on the language. The crazies are hellbent, literally, on making that thing come true. It's not a self-fulfilling prophecy when people are actively pursuing the end of the world.


if there's any justice in the world, the crazy christians will get nuked first and the rest of us will be left alone.
 
2017-04-15 03:10:32 AM  

Weaver95: ecmoRandomNumbers: The Book of Revelation is also called Apocalypse, depending on the language. The crazies are hellbent, literally, on making that thing come true. It's not a self-fulfilling prophecy when people are actively pursuing the end of the world.

if there's any justice in the world, the crazy christians will get nuked first and the rest of us will be left alone.


I wish they'd all just rapture themselves. Maybe we should all tweet "libs say drinking poison is bad. Obama was totally against drinking poison. Hillary's missing emails are her plans to take away your poison" and see how many go for it.
 
2017-04-15 06:24:26 AM  
American influence in the world depends on sophisticated coordination between the military and diplomats, backed by a carefully considered overarching strategy by the president?

We're hosed.
 
2017-04-15 06:25:25 AM  

Mad Scientist: We're hosed.


pretty much, yup.

i'm stocking up on weed and rum.  I think they're going to be the basis for our new economy.
 
2017-04-15 06:32:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Weaver95: dr_blasto: This shiat needs to end. We bombed them repeatedly throughout the 90s. It's too much for far too long.

not only did we bomb the f*ck out of the middle east for the past 20 odd years, it hasn't done a single gotdamnt thing for us.  we haven't achieved ANY of our stated objectives in the middle east.  we've just kept moving the goal posts and hoping to string things along until a miracle happens and things resolve themselves on their own.

if trump pushes us into another war, this country WILL tear itself apart.  between trump cutting social safety nets like mad, pushing a hard right religious authoritarian domestic policy AND this country not being prepared to fight such a conflict....we'd be looking at those crippling levels of social and economic disruption I warned about earlier this season.  that's the BEST case scenario.  worst case, we're looking at a complete breakdown of federal authority around the country (i.e. civil war 2.0).

Lots of disaffected southern types have been itching for a Civil War do-over for a while because they think they're more armed than those pussy liberals. They think that they're the only ones who believe in guns, God, and country, and any uprising on their part would quickly put that disillusion to rest. With a civil war at home, we can't pull off large-scale traditional wars. And as sick as it seems, for some people that makes nukes seem like a nice, lazy, large-scale alternative to a messy land war. There are so many bad ways this country can go and so many bad decisions that are just a mood-swing away from reality, that almost no scenario is unfathomable.

I lived in Chile in the 90s (just after Pinochet left office) and never understood at the time why so many people would support a military coup. Even though I know that the situations aren't near the same as ours, I'm actually starting to get it now. Chile's not a global power with nuclear weapons. And most of the planet isn't at least a little disgusted with them, as they are with us, presently.


Ecmo, I honestly would rather take my chances with a military led government than the clowns now running things.  At least there is some maturity at the top.
 
2017-04-15 06:33:52 AM  

cherryl taggart: Ecmo, I honestly would rather take my chances with a military led government than the clowns now running things.  At least there is some maturity at the top.


I would not do well under a military dictatorship.
 
2017-04-15 06:34:46 AM  

Weaver95: Mad Scientist: We're hosed.

pretty much, yup.

i'm stocking up on weed and rum.  I think they're going to be the basis for our new economy.


As a right wing moron, I've been stocking up on gold.  Well, pieces of paper that say I have gold.  Somewhere.  Not quite sure where.  Anyways, suck it libs.
 
2017-04-15 06:43:12 AM  
War is a matter of grave importance to the state, a matter of life and death.

Unless your leader is a complete and utter jackhole.
 
2017-04-15 06:43:40 AM  
Do you want a military-supported coup? This is how you get a military-supported coup. You blame the military for sucking while you don't support them or back them up. It's one of the more common failings of authoritarians.
 
2017-04-15 06:44:14 AM  

Gyrfalcon: War is a matter of grave importance to the state, a matter of life and death.

Unless your leader is a complete and utter jackhole.


War.  War never changes.
 
2017-04-15 06:53:30 AM  
 Donald has a plan, it's what to do with the brown and black males that didn't get drafted into the prison complex.
 He just put his man in place to oversee the draft, if only best Korea would hurry up and cooperate we can get on with the war so Trump can then have carte blanche to lock up any internal dissenters for 'reasons' and finally put this whole Russia thing to bed....weeeeeeeee!
 
2017-04-15 07:02:36 AM  
War With No End is the strategy. War is good for business. Full stop.
 
2017-04-15 07:19:15 AM  
The military is very good at carrying out specific plans that have achievable goals.
"Spreading democracy" and "defeating terror" are meaningless, bullshiat political terms that are completely subjective.
 
2017-04-15 07:21:58 AM  
Well, they voted for overwhelmingly for this, so...enjoy.  I'm sure Trump will take care of the VA just as well as all of the other Federal agencies.
 
2017-04-15 07:27:05 AM  

Weaver95: Trump has zero idea what he's doing.  If his plan was to taunt the dynamite monkey that is Nkorea that hasn't been working so well for him....and if Trump actually DOES get us into a shooting war (nuclear or otherwise) then this country WILL tear itself apart.  we've been at near constant war now in the gulf for almost 20 years.  TWENTY GOTDAMN YEARS!  this started when I was in f*cking high school.  we're broke, we're tired, and we want to come home.  we don't have the budget for WWIII, we don't have the will to make it happen, and we damn well do not have the manpower for such a conflict....not without activating the draft, and good luck with that one.


20 years?  I honestly feel the core issues with the Middle East goes back before the Middle Ages.  All we're doing is repeating the Crusades.  Overall, that region doesn't want fixing, and it isn't going to change by force.
 
2017-04-15 07:28:02 AM  
thumbpress.com
 
2017-04-15 07:30:46 AM  

AirForceVet: Oh well, don't blame me. I voted for the chick.


I wanted to vote for a Commander in Chief, there wasn't one running.
 
2017-04-15 07:34:00 AM  

Nick Nostril: War With No End is the strategy. War is good for business. Full stop.


Rule of Acquisition 34.
 
2017-04-15 07:40:34 AM  
Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".
 
2017-04-15 07:50:09 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".


Don't forget he put his son-in-law in position to take blame between himself and the military.  Like Putin had placed Trump to take blame between himself and the US military.
 
2017-04-15 07:50:59 AM  

wejash: The first person on the links with him tomorrow is going to fill him in his foreign policy and military strategy.

Then over dinner he'll be advised of his updated strategies.

And they will completely conflict.

And he will issue orders to pursue both.

At some point, expect the 101st Airborne to be squaring off aganst the Marines because reasons.


I always enjoy the Army-Navy game...
 
2017-04-15 07:52:12 AM  

Weaver95: ecmoRandomNumbers: There are so many bad ways this country can go and so many bad decisions that are just a mood-swing away from reality, that almost no scenario is unfathomable.

I cannot believe we went from stable and relatively secure under obama to this disaster of an administration that's shattered our social safety net spending and pushed us literally to the brink of WWIII.  this just gets more and more strange every day.

I wonder who the trumpers will blame if/when Trump starts up another conflict?  it will be impossible to blame it on obama...I mean, they'll still TRY to blame Obama but not even they will believe it.


Yay for democracy. The peepul had spoked.
 
2017-04-15 08:00:47 AM  

lack of warmth: KarmicDisaster: Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".

Don't forget he put his son-in-law in position to take blame between himself and the military.  Like Putin had placed Trump to take blame between himself and the US military.


As a loyal TrumpTrooper, you just have to change your mindset. You always have to be thinking "how can I, commander Vimes, make Trump look good today?"  Something like, I dunno, get out the biggest bomb we have and drop it, or send a carrier group right at North Korea, or launch some missiles at an empty airfield. It has to be something that makes Trump look good! Big and overkill is the best, make him look good is your only priority.
 
2017-04-15 08:02:41 AM  

lack of warmth: AirForceVet: Oh well, don't blame me. I voted for the chick.

I wanted to vote for a Commander in Chief, there wasn't one running.


You can dislike HRC as a person all you want, I do, but she's competent. Having run the Department of State for year is pretty good prep for a CiC role.
 
2017-04-15 08:03:22 AM  

KarmicDisaster: lack of warmth: KarmicDisaster: Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".

Don't forget he put his son-in-law in position to take blame between himself and the military.  Like Putin had placed Trump to take blame between himself and the US military.

As a loyal TrumpTrooper, you just have to change your mindset. You always have to be thinking "how can I, commander Vimes, make Trump look good today?"  Something like, I dunno, get out the biggest bomb we have and drop it, or send a carrier group right at North Korea, or launch some missiles at an empty airfield. It has to be something that makes Trump look good! Big and overkill is the best, make him look good is your only priority.


Or, invest in good shoes.
 
2017-04-15 08:04:55 AM  

KarmicDisaster: lack of warmth: KarmicDisaster: Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".

Don't forget he put his son-in-law in position to take blame between himself and the military.  Like Putin had placed Trump to take blame between himself and the US military.

As a loyal TrumpTrooper, you just have to change your mindset. You always have to be thinking "how can I, commander Vimes, make Trump look good today?"  Something like, I dunno, get out the biggest bomb we have and drop it, or send a carrier group right at North Korea, or launch some missiles at an empty airfield. It has to be something that makes Trump look good! Big and overkill is the best, make him look good is your only priority.


I'm sure his son-in-law already has that mindset.  If not, he wouldn't be allowed in the room when Ivanka is having sex.  Don will kick him out. It will take a while longer for the military to get there.  They don't want to be in the room.
 
2017-04-15 08:14:08 AM  
That dude over there looks pretty snappy in his uniform, but he'll never be another Hitler until he grows a killer mustache and fully realizes the real enemy is world Judaism.
 
2017-04-15 08:17:05 AM  
"Combat-ready American and allied troops are deployed today against heavily armed opposing forces in Europe and the Korean peninsula. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, U.S. and NATO commander in Europe and the former top U.S. commander in South Korea, last year described their situation like this: They're ready "to fight tonight if deterrence fails." But a plan would be good."

Haven't these troops been deployed there for some sixty odd years?  I was hoping Trump would start bringing our men and women home, instead he's continuing the norm.
 
2017-04-15 08:25:40 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: "Combat-ready American and allied troops are deployed today against heavily armed opposing forces in Europe and the Korean peninsula. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, U.S. and NATO commander in Europe and the former top U.S. commander in South Korea, last year described their situation like this: They're ready "to fight tonight if deterrence fails." But a plan would be good."

Haven't these troops been deployed there for some sixty odd years?  I was hoping Trump would start bringing our men and women home, instead he's continuing the norm.



We still have 45,000 troops in Germany.
 
2017-04-15 08:27:22 AM  

KarmicDisaster: lack of warmth: KarmicDisaster: Trump's strategy is to service Trump's ego. He sees the military as a tool to make him look good and take the blame for anything that goes wrong. He only cares about Trump and has a one minute attention span. There is no overall military strategy and no diplomatic backup, the secretary of state does not even have a staff. He has given military commanders complete autonomy so they can take the blame, and only the vaguest of instructions "kill the bad guys now".

Don't forget he put his son-in-law in position to take blame between himself and the military.  Like Putin had placed Trump to take blame between himself and the US military.

As a loyal TrumpTrooper, you just have to change your mindset. You always have to be thinking "how can I, commander Vimes, make Trump look good today?"  Something like, I dunno, get out the biggest bomb we have and drop it, or send a carrier group right at North Korea, or launch some missiles at an empty airfield. It has to be something that makes Trump look good! Big and overkill is the best, make him look good is your only priority.


Not Vimes. He wouldn't do that.
 
2017-04-15 08:27:29 AM  

jethroe: Sean VasDeferens: "Combat-ready American and allied troops are deployed today against heavily armed opposing forces in Europe and the Korean peninsula. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, U.S. and NATO commander in Europe and the former top U.S. commander in South Korea, last year described their situation like this: They're ready "to fight tonight if deterrence fails." But a plan would be good."

Haven't these troops been deployed there for some sixty odd years?  I was hoping Trump would start bringing our men and women home, instead he's continuing the norm.


We still have 45,000 troops in Germany.


Well, you never know when someone is going to invade EuroDisney.
 
2017-04-15 08:40:09 AM  

Nick Nostril: War With No End is the strategy. War is good for business. Full stop.


War is a disaster for businesses except those making weapons.
 
2017-04-15 08:48:00 AM  
How about if you have never been in the military, stop commenting like you know anything and go back to Xbox
 
2017-04-15 08:58:22 AM  
Being that there is no wall separating your country from mine I have to formally request that America pull the plug in this mockery of a President.
At 1 point in my life I admired your country so much I debated moving south and enlisting.  Now I can bring myself to drive the 20 min to cross the border.
The shine has come off and the wear is starting to show.

That being said, any well healed Murican men looking for a hot Canadian milf?

/ Canada loves you
// not the cheeto though
///bring back the haaahaaaa that was GW, that was atleast laughable.
 
2017-04-15 09:08:40 AM  
We haven't had a coherent Mid East strategery in over 30 years. Why start now?
 
2017-04-15 09:15:45 AM  
The news gets stranger and stranger everyday.  We don't have the money or the will for a prolonged conventional conflict in Korea.  We have too much of a collective conscience and far too many economical friends in the far east to risk their lives over a nuclear conflict.  Anyone who owns a Honda or an iPhone or a Hyundai can see those risks.  Nuclear fallout will come to our shores simply by following the Jetstream, no matter what the press secretary will tell us.  This is a lose-lose situation.

At least I can say I didn't vote for the Grand Cheeto in charge of this mess.  That doesn't really make me feel any better, though,
 
Displayed 50 of 89 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report