We all look as bad as we feel. So, what happened while you were asleep? UN discussions over Syria, disappointment in Perth and Malcolm was forced to make up with Trump.
Syrian gas attack update, world prods both parties to the negotiation table.
Well, the plot thickens, and then twists over upon itself. Russia, one of the original suspects of the attack, has pointed blame at the Syrian Air Force for bombing a factory that was processing chemical weapons.
Then a correction from #Russia Defense ministry: Syria air strike hit a “terrorist warehouse” containing “toxic substances”… Nuances!
— Randa HABIB (@RandaHabib) April 5, 2017
Whereas the narrative is somewhat different from elsewhere:
UN #Syria envoy says today’s poison gas attack on Idlib came from the air. Syria denies responsibility. The rebels don’t have an airforce.
— Frank Gardner (@FrankRGardner) April 4, 2017
However, it seems that some good has come of it. Whether someone dropped chemical weapons, or bombed a factory that was producing them, the outright international castigation may be the silver lining on the saran gas cloud, as leaders of much (Pope Francis) and much less repute (Boris Johnson) have condemned the acts, with the UN meeting today to see what will be done in response.
— Stephanie Nebehay (@StephNebehay) April 5, 2017
Fingers crossed it means more than another 56 hour ceasefire.
Perth feels the need, the need for…abject disappointment.
Well, isn’t this a stifling, hot mess of gooey disappointment, and not just for the people of Perth, but also stereotypical assumption. To celebrate a half-century of service, Singapore Airlines decided to treat the locals with a spectacular low flyover of the Capital. Sort of:
— Martin H (@OzfrogH) April 5, 2017
This is similarly disappointing for everyone who religiously watched Top Gun growing up and therefore thought that flying dangerously low was a uniform desire across all airmen – even if you were flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.
Boo, Singapore Airlines, boo you.
Turnbull urged to patch things up with Trump, nation takes phone away from Malcolm.
Poor Malcolm. Not only does he have to communicate with a backward Senate strumming a banjo à la Deliverance, now he’s being poked with a stick to set a date with the inventor of Twitter, POTUS Donald J Trump, “as soon as possible”. The apparent concerns is that the PM’s perceived inaction on the political foreplay front will see our longtime beau/controlling fuckboy of a partner move to pastures anew.
Donald Trump, Malcolm Turnbull face-to-face meeting urged as soon as possible by Labor, business lea… https://t.co/Tdplmyb8Wb
— AutoDCMation06 (@AutoDCMation06) April 5, 2017
At the risk of editorialising. Don’t, Mal.
It’s hard to blame him. After all, last time round he made it onto Saturday Night Live for fucksake. No political figure or indeed artist worth his salt should have to endure such brutality. Moreover, the sound of good government emanating from the White House right now sounds like a strobe light fucking a drum machine in a tornado.
Probably best to not call them back, Mal. Sure, call China. They seem nice. Even if they treat us good just to get back at our ex, so what, we’re being treated good. Go on…
Also, side note. What the fuck, 1973.
The top five Tweets from overnight:
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) April 4, 2017
One of the phony protest placards in the Pepsi ad reads “Unity”. The ad has achieved that – everybody hates it. “Peace” & “Love” less so.
— Dorian Lynskey (@Dorianlynskey) April 5, 2017
I have some disturbing news: a dead person just liked one of my tweets. pic.twitter.com/bN76bG469K
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) April 4, 2017
Fact check: Trump didn’t actually require America’s pipelines to be made with American steel pic.twitter.com/BNMdMNUq2J
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 5, 2017
President’s cuts to Interior: $1.5 billion
President’s check to Park Service: $77K
Park Ranger’s face: Priceless pic.twitter.com/5aOpOy5oMb
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 4, 2017