Tensions have been high between Russia and the United States for quite some time. Though they reached a fever pitch last week when President Trump issued a military strike against Syria. It was beginning to look like another Cold War was on the horizon, but that just changed.
President Trump sent a clear message last week, and it did not go unnoticed. Of course, the left would have you believe that Trump is looking for a war, but that could not be further from the truth. The military strike was to show the world that we will not be pushed around, it seems to have worked.
At first, Russia was pretty ticked off at the United States and said they would respond with force if we continued with military strikes. However, Russia just doubled down on their position despite all their bravado.
Daily Mail reports:
Viktor Ozerov, head of Russia’s Defense and Security Committee, told Interfax a privately held news agency in Russia, that his country will not intercept U.S. missiles if Trump orders another attack against the Syrian regime
Russia says it will not shoot down US missiles if Donald Trump orders another Syrian airstrike because they are ‘there to fight terrorism, not external threats’.
America unleashed a wave of 59 Tomahawk strikes on one of Bashar al-Assad’s airbases in the wake of a horrifying chemical attack on 87 Syrian civilians last week.
Russia – which has backed the Syrian dictator military – as well as Iran and its allies said the US had crossed a ‘red line’ and warned they ‘will respond to any aggression’ in the future.
But today the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee insisted Kremlin forces stationed in Syria will not try to intercept US missiles should Washington order further strikes.
Does this strike you as odd? I mean at first Russia was all about retaliating against America, and now they switch positions?
Ok, follow me down the rabbit hole, please? What if the reason Russia is doubling down is because they were involved with the chemical attacks and trying to cover their ass now? I mean it is possible, right? According to DailyMail:
The official said the presence of the surveillance drone over the hospital couldn’t have been a coincidence, and that Russia must have known the chemical weapons attack was coming and that victims were seeking treatment.
The official, who wasn’t authorised to speak publicly on intelligence matters and demanded anonymity, didn’t give precise timing for when the drone was above the northern Syrian town.
He also didn’t provide all the details for the military and intelligence information that form the basis of what he said the Pentagon has now concluded.
The allegation is grave, even by the standards of the currently dismal U.S.-Russian relations.
Well, I am not the only one who has thought this too. The Associated Press said it as well a couple days ago.
BREAKING: Senior U.S. official says U.S. has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
This entire situation is definitely one to keep an eye on as it continues to develop. Either way, it is safe to say that there is a new sheriff in town, and Trump is not backing down.