As my boy cat carefully walked behind my computer and monitor avoiding with some precision all the cables and connections before realising that there was no way either forward or back and I could see that some damage to my connections was imminent ( I picked him up by the scruff and removed him forthwith) it made me think about unpremeditated actions which could lead to dire consequences and what has been going on in the world over the last couple of days.
When a man with almost unlimited power and the nuclear codes suddenly decides, without warning, to bomb another country for no particular reason (OK chemical weapons, but …) and is left with the aftermath and no plan, the excrement is going to hit the propeller in a big way. Did no-one try to stop him; did he even discuss it with his closest advisors? What is he going to do now? Escalate or creep back into his hole and declare the whole thing to be FAKE NEWS?
Is he planning to try the same tactics on any other country which does not please him? He doesn’t like Iran but Russia does, just as Russia likes and supports the Government of Syria. He has already threatened to bomb North Korea which would put China off side, not to mention anything or anyone who gets in the way, such as Japan and South Korea. Are we facing WWIII as some people have already suggested - and we have bases here in Northern Australia.
Some people have said that it was the right thing to do and maybe, in the circumstances, it was but what is going to happen now?
Meanwhile my boy cat carries on unchastened and unrepentant. He tells me that he will do it again when I am not there to stop him. I love him dearly but he seems to have a sort of death wish; there are tooth marks on the cord of my IPad recharger and he could only have got to it while the charger was switched on.