US Military Official Throws Trump Under Bus Over Syria – Russia Collusion Confirmed

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Late Thursday night, President Trump ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase in response to the chemical attack that killed 77 civilians earlier this week.

Shortly after the airstrike was ordered, Russia spoke out against it, calling it an “act of aggression.”

Russia may not have supported the strike, but an unnamed military official revealed on Friday that it was strategically planned so that it would not hinder Russia’s efforts in Syria.

According to a series of tweets from Carla Babb, the Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America, the airbase’s runway was not targeted in order to avoid having a negative effect on Russia’s plans.

Babb also revealed information about the results of the airstrike, saying that a “couple dozen Syrian military aircraft, ammo storage & other infrastructure” were hit. No chemical weapons were hit, and the military official said that the strike was “appropriate, proportionate, precise & effective.”

President Trump first hinted at military action against Syria after the chemical attack that took place earlier this week, telling the press that he now had a “responsibility” to act.

Later Thursday evening, Trump defended the strike during a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort, saying that it was necessary because “years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.”

‘Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.

‘There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.’

While Trump speaks of feeling sympathy for the Syrian people who have suffered at the hands of Bashar al-Assad, it is hard to believe that his words are genuine when he not only has called for a ban on Syrian refugees, but has also repeatedly refused to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin on his longstanding, troubling alliance with Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey.

This news about the U.S.’s attack, which was carefully planned so that it would have the least possible amount of impact on Russia, is just the latest sign that there is more going on between Trump and Putin than he would like to have the American people believe.

Featured image via ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images.