Trump did not pull any punches. (click)The button was pushed and the package delivered via airmail to Syria. Russia has vigorously objected to this act of “aggression.” But really what can they do? Their tough talk is only that; they will not find any advantage in raising the stakes in this conflict. Dead bodies don’t go over well in Mother Russia. As it is 200 Russians were killed in the last exchange. So when more bodies appear in the tarmac news spreads fast. Believe us when we say it, Putin loves blood, however mothers don’t.
Vlad the Animal Lover may be in for the cage fight of his life. Other Western nations including the United States have failed to stop autocratic dictators from exercising their power through force or the threat of force. Obama’s Red Line in Syria is now the focus of today’s conflict; a quagmire that can be the predecessor of WWIII. The taking of Crimea by Vlad is another example of Obama’s tough talk without the walk to back it up. Suddenly we find ourselves in a very precarious situation. But we must admit that presidents before Obama also caved in when it was time to point the gun at our adversaries. Now we are into a confrontation without the ability to hold back. A package must be delivered to these dictators.
Mike Pompeo, whom President Trump chose for his next secretary of state, is expected to tell the Senate during his confirmation hearing Thursday that years of soft policy toward Russian aggression are “now over.”