As Russia and the United States continue to face off over Syria, the allegations that Trump and Putin are bedfellows seems even more preposterous.
Thanks to Obama not enforcing the “red line” he had drawn by not attacking Assad after he used chemical weapons in 2013, we’ve got a serious problem.
This weakness on Obama’s part allowed Assad to continue to use chemical weapons against his own people, with Russia supporting him.
Trump showed no such weakness, however, and fired missiles at Assad’s air bases shortly after Assad perpetrated yet another chemical attack last year.
Due to this tough stance, the situation in Syria was set to de-escalate, with Trump promising to remove troops within six months.
But Assad has used chemical weapons yet again, and Russia is already threatening war should America retaliate.
“Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon said any U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step that could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war.
The Russian military said on March 13 that it would respond to any U.S. strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack. Russia is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful ally…
‘If there is a strike by the Americans, then…the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,’ Zasypkin told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV, speaking in Arabic.”
Clearly Russia has no idea who they’re dealing with.
Trump is not exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to foreign policy. That was Obama, and the difference between the two are like night and day.
In a situation like this, Obama would be running for the hills to play golf. Trump, on the other hand, is running to his Twitter account to send a message to Russia and the world.
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Trump’s decision to use missiles instead of ground troops in Syria makes sense from a strategic standpoint.
It has worked to stop Assad from using chemical weapons in the past, and it could work again.
But no matter the outcome, Americans can rest assured that their leader is exuding a strength that his predecessor never could!
And that’s why we voted for him. 😉