It has been confirmed by U.S officials late Thursday that Russia had been informed about the plan that was in action to attack Syria, and it seems that they used this knowledge to warn Syria. The base Trump attacked in Syria was essentially empty.
Thursday night’s raid on Syrian airbase Shayrat seems to have been anticipated by Syrian military officials, as they evacuated personnel and were seen moving equipment ahead of the strike, according to an eyewitness. This tells you everything you need to know.
According the same eyewitness, it is believed that human casualties, at least civilians, were minimal, because there did not seem to be any traffic heading toward to local hospital.
This leaves us to ask the question, what was the point of this attack? It seems that the point was for Trump to flex his power and show it off to world leaders. Unfortunately for Trump most world leaders already know that Trump is a joke, and one of the most disastrous presidents there has ever been. It is likely that the world leaders know, just like the American people, know not to buy into President Trumps scare tactics, leaving us to wonder what the repercussions of this attack will be.
Former National Security Adviser Richard Clarke told ABC News:
“This attack on one air base seems more symbolic. I think Secretary of Defense General James Mattis gave the president a list of options, this being the smallest. It was a targeted attack not designed to overwhelm the Syrian military … I think the president was trying to differentiate himself from his predecessor.”
Trump has turned to putting the blame on Obama, of course, calling him out for his weakness, and trying to say that is the reason for the violence escalating is Syria. It is not a surprise that he has turned this around on Obama, he does it quite often. It is quite humorous to say the least because Trump himself had tweeted many times during Obamas presidency telling him that we needed to stay out of Syria all together, and focus on America.
To add upon this many Trump supporters had used the term “warmonger” to describe Hilary Clinton, using this as their reason not to vote for her during the 2016 election. Funnily enough the Trump supporters are now cheering on Trump as he does exactly what they chastised Clinton repeatedly for wanting to do.
Trump has been using images of dead Syrian children who were needlessly killed, during the chemical attacks that occurred this past Tuesday as a way to rationalize his decision to suddenly attack, which is downright disturbing of him. It is quite possible these children would have been alive today if Trump had helped them escape, but clearly this isn’t a thought that crossed his mind.
Trump hasn’t had any twitter rants on this topic thus far, but sit tight, I’m sure they’re coming.
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