|credit: Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer|
Wackydoodle sez: Hold yer nose and y'all won't notice!After three days of internal debate the Donald decided to launch some cruise missiles directly against the murderous Assad regime by striking a Syrian airbase [photo below] where the gas attacks against Khan Sheikhoun are thought to have initiated. Direct action against Assad was debated with Obama government for six years and the final answer was always NOT. However, Obama's government was successful in negotiating a deal with the Russians to destroy the declared Syrian chemical stockpile. Apparently a few bombs went undeclared. So the Current Occupant has distinguished himself from his predecessor in Middle East policy regardless of his previous agitprop against targeting Assad's government. Of course the CMM is fawning all over his show of resolve. However, our NATO ally in the region, Turkey, called the strike "cosmetic" unless Assad is removed from power.
This is the guiding characteristic of the administration: ignore its daily propaganda twits and watch its policy decisions carefully. Whether the cruise missile strikes will enmesh the United States more deeply in the never-ending, multi-sided Syrian civil war remains to be seen. Assad’s office said Damascus would respond by striking its enemies harder: “This aggression has increased Syria’s resolve to hit those terrorist agents, to continue to crush them, and to raise the pace of action to that end wherever they are.”
|after-action recon: Shayrat Air Base|