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The U.S. Entered World War I On April 6, 1917 – Did Trump Just Start World War III On April 6, 2017?

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

Did World War III begin on April 6th, 2017? After Donald Trump fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria on Thursday night, millions of Americans were cheering, but the cheering isn’t going to last for long if a new world war erupts. What is amazing to me is that this happened on the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I. The U.S. officially entered that war on April 6th, 1917, and now 100 years later to the day Donald Trump has essentially declared war on Syria.

If you think using the term “World War III” is alarmist, you might want to tell that to the vast numbers of people that are buzzing about a new world war all over social media. If you don’t yet understand why a strike on Syria could be so dangerous, go back and read my article from yesterday. If we continue striking Syria, we could very easily find ourselves in a direct military conflict with Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.

Hopefully last night will be the full extent of U.S. military action. If Donald Trump and his national security advisers pat themselves on the back for “looking tough” and decide that was enough, we probably won’t see a major regional war break out.

But if the U.S. decides that regime change is necessary and continues to conduct more strikes, we will have war. And unfortunately, there are already signs that this may happen. On Friday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stated that the Trump administration “is prepared to do more”…

“The United States took a very measured step last night,” Haley said. “We are prepared to do more. But we hope that will not be necessary. It is time for all civilized nations to stop the horrors that are taking place in Syria and demand a political solution.”

I don’t understand why so many Americans seem to have a thirst for war.

I have been studying war virtually all my life. When I was just a small boy, I would check huge volumes on World War I, World War II and the Korean War out of the library and read them cover to cover. And let me tell you, war is hell. Nobody should actually want to see war, and now we are closer to the next world war than we have been in decades.

Needless to say, the Russians are extremely angry about what Trump has done. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced it as an “illegal act of aggression”, and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that the U.S. came “within an inch” of a direct conflict with Russian forces…

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the US air strike on a Syrian air base came “within an inch” of militarily clashing with their forces.

He said the action taken by the Americans was in breach of international law and their own internal procedures, and accused Washington of “barely avoiding combat clashes with Russia”.

In a post on Facebook, Mr Medvedev said the air strike had “completely ruined relations” between the two superpowers.

What in the world is Trump thinking?

The Russians very much wanted Trump to win the election because they felt that there was a very high probability of war between our two nations if Hillary Clinton would have won.

And the Russians were quite right to think that.

So the Russian people rejoiced greatly when Trump won, because they thought that it would be a new day for relations between our two great countries.

But after last night that hope is dead.

In fact, historians will probably mark April 6, 2017 as the day when the relationship between the United States and Russia officially died.

And it didn’t take long for the Russians to start to respond. The following comes from Business Insider

The Russia Foreign Ministry announced that it suspended an agreement to avoid clashes between Russian and US-led coalition jets over Syrian airspace, while Reuters reporter Idrees Ali reports that Russia withdrew from a deconfliction channel, which the US used Thursday night to warn Russian forces of the incoming cruise-missile strikes (which took place Friday morning local time).

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2 comments to The U.S. Entered World War I On April 6, 1917 – Did Trump Just Start World War III On April 6, 2017?

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    When I saw the headline, I thought to myself…”this sounds like Michael Snyder-doom porn”, and when I looked at the author.. yep.. it’s Snyder again.

    Even though he may be right once in a while, I’d NEVER invite that guy to be my neighbor or friend.
    I prefer people who are optimistic and hopeful for the future, and who have ideas about how to live better, survive easier, and always have a smile on their faces.

    If Snyder was answering phone lines at a Suicide Prevention HotLine… there would be much fewer survivors.

    He’s the one, who attends a wedding, and the bride goes home crying.

    Did Michael take psychology lessons on how to communicate with people at the “Baphomet School of Depression & Doom”?

    Once in a while, Snyder comes up with some decently put together articles, but those seem to be by accident, and he quickly reverts back to his gloomy-doomy self.

    Go away Mr. Snyder, and don’t come back again until you get out of your doom-porn addiction.

  • Ed_B

    “If you think using the term “World War III” is alarmist, you might want to tell that to the vast numbers of people that are buzzing about a new world war
    all over social media.”

    Social media is buzzing? LOL! Social media is ALWAYS buzzing. It’s what they do.

    And, yes, I do think that braying about WW-III is alarmist and irresponsible. This is the NUCLEAR age. No country that possesses these weapons wants to get into a war with another similarly armed country. No one, not even Russia wants that. WW-III with the US would be like making a bet where you can win $10 or lose your life. The potential downside in this WAAAAY exceeds anything possible on the upside. This was not the case in WW-I, where everyone had about the same level of weaponry, so it came down to who had more men, guns, ships, tanks, and planes. Both the US and Russia are being careful not to attack each others’ people. They know what’s at stake here and no one is gonna risk nuclear war over a sand-pile like Syria.

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