President Trump’s move to strike a Syrian airfield this week has sent a thundercloud of confusion and concern rumbling over the heads of those who disdain us on the world stage.
The airstrike came as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with possible Russian accomplices, used banned and immoral chemical weapons in an attack against civilians in Syria. The move, designed to incapacitate the airfield from which this dastardly attack occurred, had the added effect of angering the Russians into throwing an international temper tantrum. This, in turn, riled up Iran, and now both nations are ready and willing to attack America, should the U.S. again use military force against the monster Assad.
“A statement issued on Sunday by a joint command centre consisting of forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said that Friday’s US strike on the Syrian air base crossed ‘red lines’ and it would ‘respond with force’ to any new aggression while increasing their level of support to their ally.
“In the statement published by the group on media outlet Ilam al Harbi, the pro-Assad alliances says that ‘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.’
“Earlier on Sunday the UK’s Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, demanded Russia rein in Mr Assad (by which he really meant be willing to accept a new Syrian regime with a pro-western puppet leader, and one who is willing to allow the Qatar gas pipeline to cross the country on its way to Europe.
“Fallon also claimed that Moscow is ‘responsible for every civilian death’ in the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhun and said Putin was responsible for the brutal killings ‘by proxy’, because it was the Syrian president’s ‘principal backer.’ The defense minister said the attack had happened ‘on their watch’ and that Vladimir Putin must now live up to previous promises that Mr Assad’s chemical weapons had been destroyed. His comments came after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pulled out of a Moscow visit hours before he was due to fly.”
There are a number of alarmists still tip-tapping away at their keyboards who have claimed that World War III was either imminent or had already begun. Now, given the possible consequences of disarming the brutal Assad in Syria, even after breaking international law with his use of chemical weapons, some of those predictions could very well be on their way to validity.