Infowars 6 April 2017 Before the chemical weapons attack has even been investigated, and with previous incidents (Ghouta) having been carried out by jihadist rebels, Trump is signaling that he may be about to embroil the United States in another potential Middle Eastern quagmire.
In one September 5, 2013 all-caps rant, Trump tweeted, “AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!”
The war hysteria is exponentially increasing in Washington: The military industrial complex seems to exert immense pressure on Pres. Trump to have him attack Syria – and thus to provoke Russia
The Daily Mail 6 April 2017 President Trump is weighing the possibility of launching military strikes against Syria, and calling out strongman Bashar al-Assad for this week’s horrific chemical weapons attack.
And his secretary of state Rex Tillerson told reporters Thursday that the U.S. is already exploring the enlistment of an international coalition to oust Assad.
‘What Assad did is terrible,’ the president told reporters aboard Air Force One en route to Florida, where he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The president was evasive on the question of what the U.S. might do about the 72 confirmed dead and countless more who suffered injuries, however.
‘I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity,’ Trump said, ‘and he’s there, and I guess he’s running things, so I guess something should happen.’
CBS News describes a military briefing in Trump’s future as a discussion between the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis that will include talk of cruise missile strikes from U.S. Navy vessels, possibly aimed at command and control headquarters, suspected chemical weapons facilities – and even Syrian military troops.
CNN 6 Apr. 2017 Trump is expected to meet with his national security team later Thursday in Mar-a-Lago, according to a White House official.
Defense Secretary James Mattis will lead Trump through his available options, including what the potential consequences for military action could be.
The White House official confirmed that in addition to Mattis, three other Cabinet secretaries are currently in Mar-a-Lago, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Secr. of State Tillerson said Thursday afternoon that Assad’s fate is “uncertain” and that the US is taking steps to bolster an international effort to remove Assad.
Trump, who has argued in favor of targeting ISIS while largely ignoring Assad, told some members of Congress in the wake of the chemical attack that he is now considering military action there and recognizes the seriousness of the situation.
“I don’t want to mention that,” Trump said when asked if he told members of Congress he plans to take military action. “But the answer is no, I haven’t.”
McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement earlier in the day calling for military action, recommending an international coalition “to ground Assad’s air force.””In addition to other measures, the United States should lead an international coalition to ground Assad’s air force.