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originally posted by: Perfectenemy
Trump is just telling the uninformed CNN viewers what they want to hear and that's it. CNN and the other MSM are already painting Assad as the enemy. The german media bombards us with photos of gassed children too. There was a weird photo on /pol/ that showed the White Helmets assisting in "helping" children that got gassed but they forgot to wear protective gear like gloves. I'm no expert on Sarine but that looked highly suspicious.
...This smells like a setup and i trust Trump that he is just playing along. People seem to underestimate Trump and he is fully aware of that fact. The war mongers on both sides are pure evil and i don't believe in coincidences.
During a trip to Turkey, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Assad's fate will be decided by the Syrian people. That sentiment was echoed by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who told reporters, "You pick and choose your battles. And when we're looking at this it's about changing up priorities and our priority is no longer to sit and focus on getting Assad out."
In a statement Thursday evening, McCain, who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he is "deeply disturbed" by Tillerson's and Haley's comments. www.washingtonexaminer.com...
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are upset with the Trump administration signaling that removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is no longer a top priority
originally posted by: allsee4eye
What he could do is take out Assad's chemical weapons factories using submarine launched cruise missiles and hit nothing else. This way, he looks good and does not make enemies with Russia and Iran whom America needs to fight jihadists and Islamic terrorism.
Donald Trump has described the chemical attack in Idlib province which killed more than 70 people as an “affront to humanity”, but offered little clue to any new strategy to end the violence in Syria.
The US president said that Tuesday’s attack – whose victims included women, children and babies – had affected him profoundly and transformed his thinking about the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.
“I will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me – big impact,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much … You’re now talking about a whole different level.”
originally posted by: Idreamofme
a reply to: Ohanka
Why wont people listen? Assad hit a munitions depot and isis chemical weapons exploded. Its not fantasy land
Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a chemical-weapons expert, told the BBC on Wednesday that Russia's claim was "fanciful" and that it would be "unsustainable" for a nerve agent like Sarin gas to spread as far as it did as the result of a bombing.
Instead, the US has determined that Syrian warplanes dropped the chemical weapons, which caused injuries and deaths that the World Health Organization said were "consistent with exposure to organophosphorus chemicals, a category of chemicals that includes nerve agents."
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said "all the evidence I have seen suggests this was the Assad regime ... using illegal weapons on their own people."
The commander of the Free Idlib Army rebel brigade, Hasan Haj Ali, told Reuters that "everyone saw the plane while it was bombing with gas."
originally posted by: dragonridr
originally posted by: jellyrev
I think assad is a rational player. Chemical attacks benefit him in no way.
Remember that ceaserfire 8 months backs with us, russia, syria being brokered. Then Obummber dropped a BIG bomb on Syrian Troops and said ooppssie. working together to fight ISIS ruined.
Were close to working together. cue chemical attack.
He gains to things rebels fear him. But more important he gets the rebels to leave areas troops have to fight house ro house casualties are high. With his army if they take major losses they will flee.
I do know that Broadcasting our strategy is why we haven't defeated them yet in the last 5 years