War in Syria - 2017
2017-04-06 U.S. Pentagon Weighs “Saturation Strike” Against Syrian Government in Response to Chemical Attack
2014-04-06 3:40AM Syria – U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government
It was not informed by a presumed global ethic, nor does that ethic inform my speculation.
Go back in to the end of March when this was the story …
The administration was definitely steering away from believing #HumanRights was a priority for American international policy. There was a selection of statements coming out of the white house, and the state department justifying that claim. That was the narrative. And, #afaik, still is.
The United States’ diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday, in a departure from the Obama administration’s initial and public stance on Assad’s fate.
Then (1) Assad’s gassing informed that priority … and also produced an #opportunity for #Trump to boldly act in (2) direct contrast to his predecessor. Sans both of those facts obtaining at that moment in History, #Trump may not have retaliated.
the #past informs the present giving it #meaning …
the #present stands directly on the past as its #result …
the #future is for us to #create.seth
Maybe sing a song – funny aside I used to play this song on my reel to reel as I was sailing off Viet Nam in a gasoline tanker.
Maybe #AssadGasBag or #LoveAssad xor #MindingMyOwnBusiness xor ….
Given your #AlreadyAlwaysListening what you have done had you become POTUS? Ignore the gassing war crimes & acted like Obama who lied about the gas being gone? Seriously, would you have ignored it until the M$M went on to other news? XOR maybe a Kumbayah with Assad & Iran?
I would have ordered the strike, but i would have specified the task to be demolish the #Shayrat air field, including the stockpiles of gass, so that neither the air field or the gass could not have been used again … and i would not have given anyone 1 hour notice.seth
i am completely cognizant of that situation. nevertheless ….acting to sustain that “duplicitous situation in Syria” is not something i would do … rather i would act to clarify the situation and unbind American’s freedom of action in regards to Syria. i believe that might move us closer to a better result in the long term for the Syrian people.
Now, even in hindsight, we see that even #Trump’s “delicate maneuver” did not serve to sustain the “delicate situation” in Syria between the American and Russian military.
I believe the “duplicitous situation in Syria between USA and Russia” is part of the dynamics that is sustaining Syria as a ...
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… which only serves to make #isis stronger.