This is really starting to get nasty, Brothers and Sisters, and I honestly never thought that I would be talking about Trump possibly setting the stage for a Third World War over some ridiculous Kebab children gassed by pure accident and coincidence.
America is a weakened country both militarily and financially, and is certainly not at the height of her power by any stretch of the imagination.
In a Syrian conflict with boots on the ground en masse, I could maybe see our troops hold some sort of Iraq-style stalemate if things were simple and straightforward, although with Hezbollah, Iran, Assad’s full army, and a Russian expeditionary force in the area, defeat would be almost certain.
Escalation would also be nearly guaranteed according to most experts.
Russia is trying to give us the message that it may be time to back down, but I honestly don’t see things going in that direction.
Jew Kushner – and the other war-mongering scum in power – would have to go to make peace possible, and to be honest, you have a better chance of seeing snow hit Alabama in July than a purge of the Neo-Cons.
A joint command center made up of the forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase crossed “red lines” and it would now respond to any new aggression and increase their level of support to their ally.
At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Russia’s inaction for helping fuel a deadly poison gas attack against Syrian civilians last week, saying Moscow failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria.
On Thursday, the U.S. bombed an Assad regime military base in response to the chemical weapons attack launched on Syrian citizens, in which 90 people including 30 children were killed.
According to a Pentagon spokesperson, 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat airbase outside of Homs, Syria, the site from which the U.S. suspects the chemical attack originated. Targets included “aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars.”
The overnight missile attack, which marked the first time the U.S. has directly targeted Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, was condemned by his allies in Russia and Iran but welcomed by the Syrian opposition and its supporters, who expressed hope it signaled a turning point in the devastating six-year-old civil war.
In its statement, the joint command center of Assad’s allies said: “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”
The statement said that the alliance, which includes the miitant group Hezbollah, will not be deterred from “liberating” Syria.
Also Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rohani said in a phone call that aggressive U.S. actions against Syria were not permissible and violated international law, the Kremlin said.
The two leaders also called for an objective investigation into an incident involving chemical weapons in Syria’s Idlib and said they were ready to deepen cooperation to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said in a statement on its website.
The Kremlin said the phone call took place on Iran’s initiative.
On Saturday, the governor of Homs confirmed that the airbase was back in operation. “The airport is operating as a first phase,” Homs governor Talal Barazi told Reuters. “Planes have taken off from it,” he added, without saying when.
The statement by the joint command center on Sunday also condemned U.S. military presence in northern Syria as “illegal,” saying its aim to control the area makes them “occupation” forces.
Almost 1,000 U.S. troops are in Syria as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to oust the Islamic State group from its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa. Around 500 soldiers were deployed into Syria with heavy artillery guns, the U.S. said in March. According to the Pentagon, an additional “400 or so” Marines and Army Rangers have arrived early March.
The deployment is temporary, said Coalition spokesman U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, and the additional forces were sent to Manbij in the country’s north in order to create “reassurance.”
Also Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Russia’s inaction for helping fuel the chemical attack, saying Moscow failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure and destroy chemical weapons in Syria.
“I think the real failure here has been Russia’s failure to live up to its commitments under the chemical weapons agreements that were entered into in 2013,” Tillerson said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“The failure related to the recent strike and the recent terrible chemical weapons attack in large measure is a failure on Russia’s part to achieve its commitment to the international community,” he added.
It’s going to be very interesting indeed to hear of what transpires during Tillerson’s visit to Russia this coming week, although I’m not going to be very optimistic until we see some sort of deescalation commence.
Until then, meme, meme, and then meme some more.
Get the average White Trump supporter on the same page as the rest of us, focusing especially on the fact that our President has gotten ensnared by evil men who wish destruction on both this country, and the rest of the world.