Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few hours, you already know in great detail about the Syrian bombing raids, the burning civilian homes, and the half-demented Trump speech that made me have flashbacks of 2003.
But now we’re in the grey area following the devastation, and we’re left wondering what the Russian response to all of this will be – note that Syria essentially dealt with this ZOG strike on their own, and actually performed quite admirably (some sources are saying that half of the launched Tomahawk missiles were downed).
Russia feels threatened by the US decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged.
“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences,” Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Friday night. “All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.”
Despite repeated warnings from Russia, US President Donald Trump has ordered American forces, along with their British and French allies, to strike military targets in Syria on Friday night. The Russian military operating in Syria was not notified about the American targets in advance, General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters following the attacks.
The US “specifically identified” targets to “mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved,” Dunford said. “We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace. We did not coordinate targets.”
While Trump said that the purpose of the US actions is to “establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” Antonov reminded that “the US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”
— Sentinel (@StratSentinel) April 14, 2018
Just for the record, I would have more than likely ordered immediate retaliatory strikes on American naval assets squatting in the Eastern Mediterranean, and would have followed things up by firing highly-accurate cruise missiles towards American/terrorist positions near the Euphrates River.
But, alas, I’m not in charge of the Russian Federation, and I cannot do anything but suggest geopolitical/military tactics that might go a long way in preventing the collapse of Bashar al-Assad’s government.
And on that note, I think it might be time for Russia to present the Syrian people with something that ought to make their lives a whole hell of a lot easier – ditto for the Iranians and Hezbollah.
Getting curious yet?
Well, just imagine a young boy’s first gun – except instead of one we’re talking a few dozen, and instead of a .22, we’re talking city busters.
I’m not sure about everyone else, but I think that after tonight, anything that could protect Syria’s lawful and beloved government should be taken under consideration.