Donald Trump – all talk and little else

Donald Trump and his “Powerful Sanctions”

I get the feeling that Donald Trump knows he has messed up and is trying to cover up the monumental cock up he has made by giving Turkey a free reign.   It is a very much a case of the horse bolted because the stable door was left open.

He states that he is in talks with “powerful” people in congress but why do I get the feeling like his ego it is an overinflated tweet.  He states that the USA is a far greater economic power and is using that power for World Peace yet forgive me if I am wrong but at what point is allowing a country like Turkey free reign to murder people advocating world peace.

The President has since sent £50 million to Syria to cope with the humanitarian issue but this is of his making and it is like a country asking for a hundred dollars and he sends 10 cents.  It is frightening that he really does not have a clue what he is doing, and innocent brave people will suffer from it.

I think the fact that so many ISIS have escaped has shocked him and he knows that this will result in mayhem, murder and an increase in terrorism and what could he say?  He certainly won’t say he is wrong as he never admits that he is wrong.

He states that other Presidents would not be spending such a small amount but that he is just protecting Christians and the persecution of Christians….what the hell is he doing?  Surely innocent people are worth saving from persecution regardless of their religion as isn’t that what being the President is….protecting the innocent regardless of race and religion?

Trump states that “it was very smart” not to get engaged, but what it has shown is that under this President his word and his bond are not to be trusted and is it really safe to trust such a sensitive military situation to a man who draft dodged during the Vietnam war…..and allowed others to go in his place  There is a pattern emerging here and not for the better.

Tory Candidate for Warrington South – Foot in Mouth moment

The Tory Candidate for Warrington South – Foot in Mouth moment.

I read with some interest today an article in the Warrington Guardian regarding the tory candidate for Warrington South.    Now this is the gentleman whose interest I am still trying to catch into visiting the area I live in some 7 months after becoming the Tory Candidate, and who todate has failed to visit 13% of the voting public and by the looks of things it won’t be happening soon but I am getting informed of his visits to every other area but mine.

Anyhow he scored a massive own goal by stating that “County Lines” which we all know is a huge problem regarding drugs and the use of children is having an effect not only on the local Lymm School but also in many high schools throughout Warrington.  Well the headmaster is not impressed.

Where did he get this information from?  It seems he decided to state this without asking the Lymm Headteacher and who has come out quite rightly fighting for his school and those children categorised in it.  Infact the school has lower issues than many others, and it is not a nice thing to say or do especially as the candidate should be talking positively about Warrington South and not the opposite.   He has also not bothered to speak to the other schools as I am sure they would have had something to say too.

Now I don’t know about you, but I always thought the best way to win a parliamentary seat is not to talk down the town, its children or its education and all for a cheap scoring point of just making sure you are heard on a radio.  

Tom Watson – An example of political nastiness

It seems that Tom Watson is doing the rounds of the television studios bleating that he is a victim of “Nick”.

He tells whoever listens that he was overwhelmed with the letters that had arrived addressed to him when he started on his crusade as the self-appointed nonce finder general, and that he didn’t know how to cope with it.  Well why did a mere MP have the letters and why were they not delivered to the Police and left for them to deal with it?

Why did he deliberately pick on those innocent men?  Well the answer is simple he did it so that he could make political mischief and maximum embarrassment?  What made one allegation different from another of all those he had received?  Why did he take it upon himself to dismiss the findings of an external police force, a barrister of the CPS?

He is not a judge, but he made himself the loud public voice, the judge, jury and hangman and he should not have had any dealings with this and the fact he was able to run rings round the police and order them to do what he wanted was really an insight into his self-inflated ego at the time.

He was creating nothing but mischief and he hoped to belittle the Conservatives by saying that they are a party run by deviants, using the horror stories to hide the issues with Labour and show him as a knight in shining armour garnishing the love of the people and taking the labour party by storm,  and it has backfired spectacularly.   

He is now crying that he was a victim of “Nick” and that he should be treated as only wanting to do the best in the interest of justice….what a load of baloney…..he did it for his own self gain and it was nothing to do with make believe victims…he wanted to create mayhem for the conservatives and he did it by destroying innocent lives and for that he needs firing.

How can we trust a man who resorts to such antics with running the country as Deputy PM as lets face it …if he can use such lies to try to and make political mischief,  what on earth is he capable of when really wanting to push a false agenda. 

Marathon History

Well done Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge for making history and completing a marathon in 1hour 59minutes and 40 seconds.  He got people like me who wouldn’t normally watch a marathon rooting from the armchair and shouting with delight when he completed it.

There are a couple of things I would love…one his lungs, his stamina and his legs but lets not take away this great achievement from a man who has now set a record that people will be determined to beat and who has now made the marathon more interesting.

We know that we get the plodders and people who finish it hours later and all for charity and I am in awe of them as they really are the best of people, but this fantastic achievement by such a humble man is truly inspirational and I see a movie on the horizon.    

Turkey attacks US Troops

Turkey’s attacks on US Troops

Turkey has now fired on US Troops by “mistake” they plead, yet officials are stating that the Turks had explicit grid coordinates detailing where the US Military were and knew they were there.  Now call me an old cynic, and indeed I have been called much worse but I get the feeling that Turkey is seeing how far to push the USA and seeing if they will retaliate…and if not ….hurrah says Erdogan as it gives him a free rein to push his forces deeper and deeper in Syria.

Anyway I digress by shelling the Americans despite being ORDERED not to by the American President it has shown that they are now not in control of the situation, and do you really think that taking the path he has that Donald Trump can be trusted to mediate the situation?  That would be like asking Genghis Khan to run a local creche and elderly day care centre.

I feel so sorry for those in the YPG who have been well and truly stitched up and it is something that Donald Trump must answer for in the Senate and a Court of Law.

Donald Trump and 30 pieces of Silver

American Might Up for Sale to the Highest Bidder by President Trump.

Donald Trump has today indicated that the American military will start to help their friends in Saudi Arabia in their spat against Iran…A cautionary note to the Saudis….take the President with a pinch of salt when he uses the terms friends as he can drop his “friends” quicker than a hot spud.  

Why is he happily gloating about helping the Saudis??  Well they are picking up the bill and that is where the Kurds went wrong as they should have crossed President Trump’s hand with 30 pieces of silver.  That would have done the trick.

The continued invasion of Syria

The Continued invasion of Syria.

I will continue to voice my disgust regarding the abandonment of the Kurds and their being left to deal with an enemy who is determined to wipe them out, and the growing threat that Turkey poses to the middle east.

NATO should no longer accept Turkey as its member and throw them out as this is nothing but empire building, and they are doing it on the bodies of the Kurds and is that acceptable of a NATO member?

NATO will just probably send a really strongly worded letter followed by lots of tax payer funded officials who are frankly earning far more than they are worth wanting their 5 minutes of fame and spouting the usual political BS as they always do, and the translation of the political jargon is we are not going to do anything, and no doubt hoping it will be swept under the carpet and enabling the continued incursion of Erdogan.

Nobody in the West stated that the Kurds were a terrorist organisation when fighting ISIS and Assad, infact we were handing out weapons as though they were sweets and the more the merrier…yet now the deafening silence of nothing.

What it shows is that NATO, the EU and the USA amount to a whole lot of nothing when needed and sadly our allies will suffer.

The Letting Down of NI Veterans

Letting Down of the NI Veterans

The promised end to the persecution of NI veterans has failed to materialise.  It has now been replaced by laws in the Queens speech on sustainable cat litter……now I have a cat and buying her litter depends on one thing and one thing only….the cost.  Is this really a good use of the Governments time and the Queens speech?

Those of us who have been in the Army often wonder what on earth happened to the pact made between the serviceman and the state.  That one where we promised with an open cheque payable up to and including our lives to defend the state, and the one where the state defends us?

It is a disgrace that a British Government is letting those down who fought bravely for and on behalf of the Queen and the United Kingdom and who are now being hung out to dry…and for what?  I cannot see that they will ever get a fair hearing after all how many innocent people have been jailed for a crime they did not do because it fits a political purpose.

If you want to start with what happened then let’s look at the person who wrote the rules of engagement, and the politicians who sent them there to fight a job that quite frankly the politicians failed to fix. 

It is too easy to lay the blame at the feet of a young man who was sent into an area that was stressful for them and not knowing who the enemy was.  The bad guys did not hold up neon signs  yet brave young men with no experience of dealing with such a situation were sent to sort out a political mess and not one of a soldier’s making.

I know people will say I am bias as I am a former soldier but surely this cluster is one of the reasons why the Armed Forces are struggling to fill the numbers.  My own sons who I always thought would join up, well at least the eldest….explained it in a nutshell to me “why should I give everything to this country when the country will turn on me”, and there it is and it saddens me, especially as my family and my husband’s family are very proud of the service we had given to this country but they are right, and I am not willing to have my son’s freedom, life and justice sacrificed for the bleeding hearts brigade.

We have too many human rights ambulance chasing lawyers who believe the terrorists, you know those people who have no compunction when it comes to blowing up men, women and children.    Have we really sunk so low that the rights of the terrorist outweighs that of someone who has protected our democracy?

The government is wrong to do this, and they are wrong to pander to those politicians who dislike the Army with a vengeance.  Don’t get me wrong if someone came with absolute proof that a former soldier has committed a crime then you will find people like me and my brothers in arms on the side of the victims,  but can you really state that it is the public interest and fair that a  terrorist has more rights?   You know that bad guy who has killed servicemen, the UDR, prison officers and the police in Northern Ireland and on the mainland…..yet they have a get out of jail card given to them by the discredited Tony Blair (yes he who wants to be seen as the saviour of the world…so long as there is President and lots of millions before his name)….and it begs the question…why can we not give this to former soldiers? As surely the the best way forward is to learn from the past….and make sure it is not repeated.

Guess my way of thinking is too simple and too much on the side of the veterans and does not suit a political agenda where let’s face it on Remembrance Sunday….the medals of service are missing on our political masters and shouts volumes at their lack of service to this country.   I am now waiting for the team to investigate those who took part in Agincourt and finding them historically guilty….after all it’s a new sport now…lets blame the squaddies for doing nothing more than what has been asked of them.

The Bravery of James Middleton and his battle against depression.

James Middleton and depression

I have nothing but praise for the brother of the Duchess of Cambridge for being so open about his battle with depression and the help he has received.

He is very brave and you cannot even suggest walking a mile in his shoes as everyone who has ever had depression knows that no two people suffer from the same problems in life, and whilst it might not seem important to some it could cause such a devastating effect on a life that cannot cope.

To have suicidal thoughts must be the most frightening thing of all and one that I am grateful I don’t have.  I have had depression due to a road traffic accident and what was the lack of justice I felt.  The person had driven at speed past 3 cars stopped at a red light and in a rover slammed into my side of the car and I bore the all the major injuries.  I took a long time to just recover from that, and then to find out he got a mere 6 months ban for failing to comply with traffic regulations sent me into a downward spiral.

Thankfully I had a great Doctor who also became a family friend he helped me without the need for a mental health team and I will be grateful to him for the rest of my life, but how awful to think that there is no one to turn too as we know that the mental health services are so over worked that it must be hard for them, and I am in awe of those people who want to help others as lets face it….they don’t get paid much.

I am grateful that someone with such a high profile such as James has highlighted the effect that mental health can have on anyone, as lets face it he does have a privileged life but sadly he has highlight that regardless of how you live, you are not immune and maybe it is about time those with their fingers on the budget made more available for those angels who want to help, rather than giving the money overseas. 

Mental health is a problem that affects the many and not the few and we need to help more as it really is a ticking time bomb.