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Donald Trump Has Just Committed The United States To A Disastrous War In Syria

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Rumors of war are percolating in Washington D.C., and if the Trump administration is not extremely careful it may find itself fighting several disastrous wars simultaneously. Just one day after threatening North Korea with war, Donald Trump has committed to taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. Trump is blaming the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday on the Syrian government, and he is pledging that the United States will not just sit by and do nothing in response. Unfortunately for all of us, military contingents from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are mixed in among the Syrian forces, and so any strike on the Syrian military could potentially spark World War 3.

In this article, I am going to share with you several quotes from President Trump and members of his team over the past couple of days, and if you read them carefully you will see that Trump has clearly painted himself into a corner.

This first quote comes from CNN, and it is a portion of Trump’s response when he was asked about the chemical attack in Syria by a reporter…

It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies … with a chemical gas that is so lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines — beyond a red line.

Trump has very harshly criticized Barack Obama in the past for doing nothing in Syria once Obama’s “red line” was crossed, and so for Trump to use the exact same phrase is very meaningful. And in his remarks about this new chemical attack, Trump once again pointed the finger at Obama for making “a blank threat”…

“I think the Obama administration had a great opportunity to solve this crisis a long time ago when he said the red line in the sand,” Trump said. “And when he didn’t cross that line after making the threat, I think that set us back a long ways not only in Syria, but in many other parts of the world, because it was a blank threat.”

But now that Trump has also accused Syria of crossing “a red line”, the only way that Trump can avoid the same kind of criticism that he was casting at Obama is to take military action.

White House spokesperson Sean Spicer underlined this point when he read a prepared statement to reporters during “an off-camera White House briefing”…

Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable act.

And UN Ambassador Nikki Haley made it crystal clear that the Trump administration was quite prepared to “take our own action” if the UN Security Council failed to address the chemical attack in Syria…

“When the UN consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action,” she said.

Of course the UN Security Council is not going to condemn Syria, because Russia would veto any such resolution.

So the Trump administration is going to be faced with a choice.

Either they will back up their words and take military action in Syria (which would be totally disastrous), or they will be accused of making threats that turned out to be completely empty just like Obama did.

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5 comments to Donald Trump Has Just Committed The United States To A Disastrous War In Syria

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    About Michael Snyder=

    Some people see the glass as half full.
    Others see the glass as half empty.

    But Michael Snyder sees the glass as shattered into deadly shrapnel and smashed into your face.

  • Kevin

    Probably the main reason I voted for Trump was because I knew Hillsy and her neocon thugs would start WW3 within six months of inauguration if she won. With Trump I thought we had a chance to get the warmongering neocons out of the picture. Trump’s pick of Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN is questionable. She seems to have picked up where Samantha Powers and Susan Rice left off. She is making comments about stopping Russian aggression and Assad must go. So despite Trump’s win and promises, nothing is changing in our crazy foreign policy.

    But I truly can’t believe that Trump would fall for such an obvious false flag to blame Assad, especially when it’s a proven fact that John McCains’s sponsored terrorist group aka the Free Syrian Army was behind past gas attacks. And where did the gas come from? Saudi Arabia wasn’t it?

  • wauhoo

    Trump…what a monumental disappointment. No different than Clinton, Bush Jr, or Obama. Load up your Cabinet and advisers with Neocons again and expecting a different result,that is the definition of insanity. Only a total collapse will truly drain the swamp and we can restart as a humble nation once again. Bring it on sooner than later.

  • The Truth

    Common Theme is that we have wars under Republican presidents. So don’t expect anything different from Trump. The war was already initiated before he took office, he will just make it physically present. One day you all will learn to reserve your votes. Until then you all will continue to suffer under the hands of Tyrants disguised as the better of two evils.

  • KRELL427

    They never tell you the positive things he is doing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=720gJmPfR9Y

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