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originally posted by: whatsecret
On March 30 Tillerson commented that Assad's long-term status
"will be decided by the Syrian people." On the same day, in New York, Nikki Haley stated "our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out."
Terrorists disapprove this idea and stage a false flag and blame Assad on April 4.
Propaganda machine (AKA MSM) goes to work, Images of dying babies everywhere nonstop for two days. Neocons united with liberals increase pressure on Trump and it starts looking like Trump is letting Assad off the hook for gassing his own babies. Trump knows that this will not just go away and if he does nothing it will be used against him for the rest of his presidency.
So Trump, Putin and Assad come up with a plan that will take care of most of their problems.
Assad allows Trump to destroy few old fighter jets and some other insignificant #. Trump orders a strike only 2 days after the false flag. All of the sudden neocons love Trump, approval ratings go up instantly, he looks tough.
Meanwhile all eyes are on Russia. Next few days or weeks Putin is posturing as if he's mad as hell and threatening retaliation
or maybe even retaliate a little bit.
But lets face it, no one really want a world war over this # and sooner or later negotiations will begin, but this time not just Russia Iran and Turkey but all parties involved come to the table. Putin already said last year that Assad agreed to step down but only after the terrorists are out of his country and Syrian people get to peacefully vote him out, but that was unacceptable at that time because Obama had too much invested in the terrorists.
Now that Trump is in office there are no "moderate" terrorists, there are only terrorists, and Trump has no reason not to cooperate with Russia. So now everybody fighting the terrorists together expecting Assad to step down and let Syrian people vote.
This way Trump gets the neocons and liberals off his back, Assad gets to live, Russia gets their sanctions removed.
originally posted by: intrptr
The airbase that was hit had an active current role helping the Syrian government defeat the terrorist insurgency in that besieged country. Being a guerrilla army without internal support from the Syrian people, the terrorists couldn't possibly hope to stop the airstrikes on their forces deployed in and around Palmyra, so the US 'stepped up'.
The only problem remaining was how to blame Assad for it. Being as the US ostensibly is there in Syria to defeat some "ISiS", it would look bad if a bunch of cruise missiles were fired directly at the Syrians.
Kind of hard to carry that accidentally...
"Hey I got an idea, tell everyone it was WMD and babies got killed. Its worked before..."
originally posted by: whatsecret
I personally have no doubt Assad didn't do it. And I hope Trump is not that stupid to believe this nonsense. That's why I'm thinking up conspiracy theories about why Trump did what he did. But then again, I might be completely wrong and Assad is the dumbest person on earth and gassed his own people right after US said they were not interested in taking him out anymore. Also, I might be right about the false flag but Trump is the dumbest person on earth and really believes that Assad would do it at that time.
originally posted by: crayzeed
Well 59 Tomahawks and only 7 killed, that includes 3 children. Seems mighty strange only 7 killed. Were they warned in advance? What were kids doing on an airbase?
or he got cocky after Trump's team stated that it was down to the will of the people on whether they overthrow Assad.