April 10, 2017

Syria strikes derail Trump train: Here’s why he’s right

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

It's safe to say the tomahawk missile strikes against the Syrian airbase last Thursday have solidly divided the Trump train, but I think it’s important to look at this strike for what it really is.

This was a renaissance of American military might after eight years of leading from behind, slowly seeing American power and resolve degraded by Barack Obama, and the message that sends around the world today.

It’s a clear, concise and moral message that chemical weapons use is not something this President is going to ignore, even if his predecessor did.

The US is putting itself in the strongest position in over six years. The US and President Trump will find they can start to lean on Russia and Iran to begin to have Assad resign and his Alawite infrastructure and dynasty preserved with a suitable replacement.

This will help avoid the escalation many fear.

You don’t have to agree with me or Trump or John McCain on these strikes, but to assume that this will develop into another Iraq war, or even worse, is a little premature.

Let's see where we get in the coming days and weeks.

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commented 2017-04-12 00:18:11 -0400
“No one comes out of the Syrian war looking good. "
You are right about that Laura Lacey.
commented 2017-04-11 20:46:29 -0400
The delivery system used for the Sarin was likely air dispersal from Russian Sukhoi jets. Libya and Syria both acquired Sukhoi jets from Russia.

There are more than 100 Islamist factions fighting in Syria; many of whom were trained by Russia during Arab-Israeli proxy wars. No one comes out of the Syrian war looking good.

http://www.ibtimes.com/libyan-air-force-acquires-new-russian-jets-bombing-continues-near-sirte-1776386
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-su-22-the-plane-dropped-chemical-weapons-syria-20084
commented 2017-04-11 19:18:22 -0400
Where would the rebels get the gas to set up Assad in this recent gas attack you may ask? " Indeed, during an interview with Aternet.org, Hersh said that during the Hillary Clinton Secretary of State/Obama Administration, the Benghazi role was to “collect weapons from Libyan stockpiles and send them through Turkey into Syria for a set-up sarin-gas attack, to be blamed on Assad in order to ‘justify’ the US invading Syria, as the US had invaded Libya to eliminate Gaddafi.”"

http://www.inquisitr.com/3059683/hillary-clinton-pulitzer-prize-winning-journalist-says-presidential-candidate-approved-sending-sarin-gas-to-syrian-rebels/
commented 2017-04-11 18:51:59 -0400
Chis, from where on earth did these chemical weapons come? John Kerry said Assad had no chemical weapons. Is it not possible that ISIS used the weapons or Assad bombed ISIS’ chemical weapons?
commented 2017-04-11 11:35:22 -0400
Excellent points, Liza Rosie. Trump is scaring the crap out of me right now too. The thing that has bugged me for months now is that he’s not draining the swamp at all. It’s filling up even more with McMaster being tied to the globalist Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), and Petreus as well. Dina Powell, a globalist Goldman-Sachs partner is advising Ivanka Trump on women’s issues and advising Donald Trump on Geopolitical issues.

Flynn was thrown under the bus and it looks like Steve Bannon doesn’t have long left, he’s already offered to resign from what I’ve heard. Kushner should resign because of his ties to China. There are many people whom we know belong in jail (Crooked Hillary, Soros, Podesta, the list goes on) who are walking free. Alligators, crocs and snakes running the swamp. I’m sure Trump knows all this, and who is around him. He’s changed indeed or drinking the kool-aid. I guess only time will tell us the reason why but from my point, there’s a big question mark on him right now.

I don’t know what to think anymore, only that this world is becoming more and more dangerous every minute. Unbelievable times we live in.
commented 2017-04-11 04:25:52 -0400
The whole air strike was just a middle finger to China and North Korea.
commented 2017-04-11 03:58:03 -0400
correction, neutered
not nurtured.
spell check is not my friend.
commented 2017-04-11 01:26:44 -0400
Trump’s ‘picks’ are being replaced,one by one, starting with Flynn by Mcmaster, who seems hell bent on war and ending with who knows who. Bannon, if still down the hall, has effectively been nurtured, K.T. McFarland is now out, and Gorka is on the chopping block but the change out isn’t over yet. Doesn’t it make anyone wonder if just maybe Trump is being strong armed?

They couldn’t keep him out of the White House, didn’t manage to kill him (would have been too obvious), so they have backed him into a corner politically or worse threatened him or his?
Trump’s whole demeanor has changed. More teleprompter. Even his Twitter feed is more reserved. Maybe I’m wrong and he knows what he’s doing, if so I hope he gives us a sign soon, he is scaring the crap out of me.
commented 2017-04-11 01:25:14 -0400
I have to agree with those here who think it is just a bit more complicated than that. " A renaissance of American military might at what cost Christopher?

I think Trump needs to provide proof that Assad was responsible for those chemical attacks. Most people know that the rebels were responsible for the gas attack in 2013, exactly one year and one day after Obama issued his “red line”.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/video-shows-rebels-launching-gas-attack-in-syria/
Washington says that the type of aircraft, including Sukhoi 22 jets, that carried out the raid were Syrian government jets. It is flatly denied by Assad, which doesn’t necessarily mean he wasn’t involved, but lets see the proof Trump’s declaration was based on.

The U.S. has been backing and arming the rebel forces who fight alongside ISIS against Assad. Sound insane? It’s insane alright. (check out any you tubes by Eva Bartlett, an independent Canadian journalist, for an on the ground perspective not tainted with Washington agenda.)

Did Assad comply with handing over all the chemical weapons in 2013 as he said he did ? If so,
Is it possible that it was the rebels who had a store of sarin gas to use (and not Assad at all) from Libyan stockpiles, thanks to Hillary Clinton, who along with Obama have been determined to get Assad out.

" Indeed, during an interview with Aternet.org, Hersh said that during the Hillary Clinton Secretary of State/Obama Administration, the Benghazi role was to “collect weapons from Libyan stockpiles and send them through Turkey into Syria for a set-up sarin-gas attack, to be blamed on Assad in order to ‘justify’ the US invading Syria, as the US had invaded Libya to eliminate Gaddafi.”"
http://www.inquisitr.com/3059683/hillary-clinton-pulitzer-prize-winning-journalist-says-presidential-candidate-approved-sending-sarin-gas-to-syrian-rebels/
commented 2017-04-10 23:37:23 -0400
Trump was right before. There are very few good guys in the ME. We should not be there. We should bring the Christians out and leave the muslims there to duke it out. We don’t need to defeat ISIS for them. If we didn’t let muslims into the west Isis would be far less of a threat.
commented 2017-04-10 20:38:24 -0400
You’re wrong Christopher, there are US boots on the ground in Syria as we speak and Trump is committing to a protracted Syrian Military intervention – AND he is talking about a mandatory regime change – this is paleo neo-con/Dem Chicken hawk foreign policy and it comes right from the MIC deep state.

Let the Russians waste billions in that unproductive swamp, Trump was elected to sop this pointless world police waste of money.
commented 2017-04-10 20:36:21 -0400
I have never seen a person be so wrong , so many times as Chris Wilson in the above 4 minute blabber. He must be living too close to Elizabeth May and her pathetic Green Party in the wilderness of BC.
Wilson actually said Bush was correct in killing Saddam Hussein. By Bush doing this , he gave the keys to the ME to Iran the terrorist nation. The US never thought of who the replacement would be for Saddam, therefore the place has been out of control ever since , making it a breeding ground for terrorists. Chris have you heard of Isis ?
All weekend, practically every clear thinking person has come to the conclusion that Assad didn’t use chemical weapons. In a court of law you need a motive to be found guilty; Assad had no motive. It was quite the opposite as everything was going his way, as long as he didn’t do something stupid.
commented 2017-04-10 20:20:14 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented 1 hour ago
The US need NOT have attacked Syria with its Tomahawk missiles.

You are correct. Trump should have attacked Syria and most of the other Countries in the Middle East with Nukes.

We could have then sent all our, so called, Refugees back home, to their Cities of Glass.

To be more serious, I think that in the next two to three months, we will see Trump and Putin together, for a fireside chat, that will result in a safer world.

Canada’s biggest enemy is Justin Trudeau, who has sold his himself to Islam.
commented 2017-04-10 19:01:44 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,121 Attacks, 213,101 Killed, 294,631 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-04-10 18:57:33 -0400
The US need NOT have attacked Syria with its Tomahawk missiles. The Middle East is a quagmire that the US has consistently done nothing but made worse. Don’t abandon the fight against ISIS, but fight them in cooperation with Russia. Let Russia have a turn at an area of the world that HATES Christians and western values.
America can say it’s BACK by striking North Korea and its nuclear facilities. Kim has directly threatened the US and its nearby allies – ones with similar VALUES.
US arrogance regarding world domination has got to end. Protect the allies that share our values, not those that don’t.
commented 2017-04-10 18:53:18 -0400
John McCain is a neo-con gritting his teeth hoping to remove Assad and perhaps even launch us into WWIII. I hope you are right, because we didn’t sign up for more regime change nonsense.