Elizabeth Warren Asks About 'Strategy' Behind MOAB Strike, Marine Replies With Mother of All Answers
President Donald Trump's cruise missile attack against a Syrian airbase and subsequent “MOAB” strike on an ISIS stronghold have garnered general bipartisan support.
Except from, among others, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Following a town hall meeting with constituents in Salem, Massachusetts, on Thursday, reporters asked the visibly distraught senator to respond to the Massive Ordnance Air Blast — more fondly referred to as the “mother of all bombs.”
Shaking her head, Warren pleaded: “As is the case with every part of Trump's foreign policy, we're all trying to understand. What is the strategy?”
When a reporter asked if she thought the MOAB strike was also a message to North Korea — as others have suggested, including former President Barack Obama's Deputy Secretary of State, Tony Blinken — Warren shook her head in even more “disbelief” and decried: “If we can't figure out what it means, it's sort of hard to make that a message.”
Fox News tweeted Warren's question:
Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Jessie Jane Duff answered — with a “BOOM” — in six words:
Following the MOAB strike, Trump not only said he doesn't know if it sent a message to North Korea, or not, but that either way, it didn't matter.
“I don't know if this sends a message. It doesn't make any difference if it does or not. North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of.”
What does appear to matter are blunt warnings, which he's also tweeted:
While the world waited to see if if North Korea's “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un would order the hermit nation's sixth nuclear test during in honor of Saturday's “Day of the Sun” celebration, the only “fireworks” came in the form of a military parade.
Incidentally, during a December appearance on the Fox Business Network, following the announcement of Trump's selection of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, Duff couldn't have been more pleased.
“General Mattis has made every Marine's heart stop and skip a beat. We are ecstatic over this one, [when] I was on active duty, his reputation went from every command, every base, and echoed through every hallway. He was so famous among us as was one of the greatest leaders we have ever seen.”
While Sen. Warren is less than ecstatic over what she perceives as Trump's lack of a military strategy in Syria in Afghanistan, his measured responses echoed far beyond the bombed out bunkers of the Shayrat airbase and caves and tunnels of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.