With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, "Animal Assad," ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.
Short resume for still unfinished conflict
he Russian Defence Ministry is on high alert after the United States shot down a Syrian aircraft in Syrian airspace. This was a clear violation of international law which Russia has condemned. Now, Russia has issued the following statement, which is Moscow’s most serious challenge to the United States since the beginning of the Syrian conflict,
US RESPONSE TO RUSSIA: “We will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened”. Two US military officials have responded to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence which has been widely misreported by the mainstream media.
Trump has already given us many surprises. And he brings more and more new ones. Initially, he was rejected by the American establishment, but he decided then to challenge it, and has built his electoral campaign on anti-globalism. The surprise was that he ventured to do such a step, but even more - a crushing surprise this time - that he became finally President of the United States - POTUS. Almost nobody expected this. Surprise.