CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR:
Candidate Donald Trump . . . STATED REPEATEDLY, that he has no intention, if he should become President of the United States of America and Commander-In-Chief of the still Greatest Military that ever was – that he would use American Military Power TO GO TO WAR, but rather as a warning to all Nations – NOT TO SCREW WITH AMERICA.
President Trump ALSO made it as clear as possible that America’s Enemies should FEAR the United States, while America’s Allies should feel COMFORT, in the knowledge that America under President Trump will have their Back.
I KNOW THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE FONZ:
But, just in case you might need a reminder, the FONZ was a main Character in a Television Series Starring Ron Howard called HAPPY DAYS, where the local Tough Guy was Arthur Fonzerelli, AKA Fonzie, AKA the FONZ, portrayed by Henry Winkler.
The FONZ was a Tough Guy with a Big Heart, who always wore his Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket on all occasions, who was also always seen in the Opening Credits Riding-In on his Motorcycle. No one MESSED with the FONZ.
The Legend of the FONZ, was that he was so TOUGH, no one messed with him . . . EVER. So no one did. Then one day, Richie Cunningham, played by Ron Howard, found himself having to stare down some BULLIES, who wanted to beat him up. So Richie turned to the FONZ for advice on how to Stand-Up to the BULLIES.
SO HERE WERE THE PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE FONZ:
RICHIE – THE FONZ SAID . . . If you want these Bullies to Back-Off, Stand up to them. LOOK TOUGH, SOUND TOUGH, AND ACT TOUGH . . . And Don’t Back Down. Which Richie did, as he showed up to Face the BULLIES, swaggering in a leather jacket much like the FONZ.
Richie was PRAYING - that the Image he portrayed, and the Tough Talk he presented, would sufficiently Intimidate the BULLIES to Change their Minds, which they didn’t. And just before the BULLIES were about to give Richie Cunningham the Beat Down they intended . . .
A STRANGE THING HAPPENED . . . As the BULLIES Faced Richie Cunningham, and before Richie was about to go to Fist City, the BULLIES ALL OF A SUDDEN, became Polite, Contrite, and Couldn’t Wait To Get Away, to which Cunningham took as a Sign of Victory . . . THAT HIS TOUGH GUY STRATEGY ACTUALLY WORKED.
AND THEN RITCHIE CUNNINGHAM TURNED AROUND . . . AND THERE WAS THE FONZ:
ARTHUR FONZERELLI . . . looked at Richie and said to him . . . Looking Tough, Walking Tough, and Talking Tough AREN'T ENOUGH . . . At one point in your life – YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO HIT SOMEONE.
I DON’T KNOW IF THE IRANIAN MULLAHS EVER SAW HAPPY DAYS:
The way I see it . . . and I have no Inside Information, other than what I read, see and hear from reliable sources . . . I BELIEVE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE FONZ.
And until he REALLY HITS SOMEONE . . . AND HITS HARD, there will always be a BULLY to get in his and America’s Way.
When President Ronald Reagan went to War against Grenada, because Communist Troops were Moving In, Reagan went at Grenada with what amounted to an ELEPHANT GUN, to swat a Mosquito. And people criticized Reagan for using EXCESSIVE FORCE.
But After Grenada . . . No One Thought To Question The Resolve Of Reagan.
When Margaret Thatcher went after Argentina over the Falkland Islands, she sent her War Ships, Air Force and Battle Hardened Combat Troops to EXECUTE AN ALL OUT WAR AGAINST ARGENTINA, which no one ever thought she would do, including the Argentinians, who assumed the War would be Fought at the UN.
And after Margaret Thatcher UNLEASHED HER DOGS OF WAR . . . No one Screwed With the UK or Margaret Thatcher Again.
When George HW Bush (41) . . . went after Saddam Hussein in the First Gulf War, Saddam and other Arab/Moslem States understood . . . as a result, that it was not in their Best Interests to Screw with America or America’s Friends and Allies.
When Bill Clinton RESPONDED in absolute WEAKNESS to Multiple Attacks on US Territories, Including a Battle Ship (USS COLE) in the Gulf at Yemen, US Embassies in East Africa, and a US Compound in Saudi Arabia, Clinton’s Response was to send a Cruise Missile to Hit a Tent in the Desert of Libya, WHICH TO MY MIND INVITED 9/11.
When Bush 43 Responded to the 9/11 ATTACK on the USA, it was inevitably with SHOCK & AWE.
AND THEN CAME BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA . . . who in just 8-Years - undid all the Hard Work, the TRILLIONS of Dollars Spent, The THOUSANDS of American and Allied Lives Lost, the THOUSANDS of American and Allied Limbs and Minds Destroyed, by Drawing Red Lines in the Sand, which Obama NEVER had any Intentions of Defending or Enforcing.
AND AS A RESULT . . . Everything America Gained in the Longest War, or Accumulation of Wars, has Virtually been for NAUGHT . . . as American Allies have Fallen, New and Regurgitated Tough Guys have Emerged, a whole new Gang of Islamic Thugs are Terrifying the World, Assad of Syria is Responsible for the MURDER of as many as a Half-Million Men, Women, and Children, the Moslem Refugee Crisis that is Paralyzing and Forever Changing the face of Europe, the Slaughter of Middle East and African Christians, the Surrender of a Strategic Mediterranean Military Port to Russia . . . AND THE SPREAD OF IRANIAN POWER.
AND HERE COMES THE FONZ – AKA . . . PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP:
I SERIOUSLY BELIEVE . . . President Trump is LOOKING to Create a CASUS BELLI . . . AN EXCUSE FOR WAR, which once Iran . . . which is STRUTTING Around the Middle East like a Vengeful Peacock takes the Bait, Iran will take an ASS-WHOOPING the Likes of which, the Iranians, the Middle East, and the Rest of the World . . . Russia and China Included, will have an Awful Lot To Think About, BEFORE they make decisions they might very well come to regret.
THEN THERE’S ALSO THE POSSIBILITY . . . that Iran might be smart enough not to Take the Bait, which will make Iran look very much like a Paper Tiger, which I am all but Positive IRAN WILL NOT WANT.
SO WHAT I’M BETTING ON . . . is that the Iranians don’t want to be DIMINISHED in the Middle East by Towing-The-Trump-Line. And they don’t want to look as if they’re Backing Down in any way to President Trump, since they’ve come out of 8-Years with Obama . . . as the Clear Tough-Guy-Winners.
SO . . . AS I SEE IT – The Iranians are most probably going to be Betting that the American Tough Guy is Richie Cunningham, only PLAYING THE PART OF THE TOUGH GUY . . . instead of the FONZ.
I’m Figuring We’ll Know Sooner Rather Than Later . . . I’m Betting On The FONZ.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov