If you think that President Trump is in cahoots with the Russians, you’ve lost your freaking mind. The 45th President of the United States took to his Twitter account on Wednesday morning to put Vladimir Putin and his puppet Bashar al-Assad on notice…
Using the strongest language we’ve seen yet, Trump put America’s position in no uncertain terms: you have harmed women and children using chemical weapons, this will not be tolerated, and missiles are on their way.
Here’s the scoop from NPR:
President Trump had a ready retort to a Russian threat to shoot down any U.S. missiles in Syria: “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart!”
Trump tweeted that news early Wednesday and added, “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War,” Trump said. “There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”
Trump unleashed his counter-threat hours after Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon warned that his country will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria in a punitive strike on the Damascus regime over its alleged use of chemical weapons.
Syria has denied that it used poison gas.
President Trump on Tuesday warned the U.S. was prepared to take “forceful” action. “We have a lot of options, militarily,” he said.
Russia joined the Syrian civil war to fight alongside Assad in 2015. Although its Security Council veto was expected, Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Moscow’s decision to stand with its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amounted to “protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people.”
Although the American people are weary of another unending war, they also are reticent to stand idly by when civilians are murdered by the hands of their own government. It’s our hope and prayer that this conflict is resolved quickly and without additional deployments of American service members.
Let’s use missiles, stealth fighters, and our superior technology to solve this humanitarian crisis – not our boys and girls in green!
Should we get further involved in Syria?
Or should the United States take a step back?