WOW..have you ever heard of phrase “wars and rumors of wars”? Well, if not then take a gander at this story…you’ll get what the phrase means real soon.
We know that once President Trump got wind that Assad was using chemical weapons he wasn’t suppose to have according to Russia, that he wasn’t about to hesitate to retaliate against Syria. When the news broke out about all the innocent civilians that became victims of a heinous chemical attack, he Syria. We bombed Syria.
This was to send a message that such atrocities would not be tolerated.
Now, there is a rumor going around that Trump is planning yet another bombing, and this rumor started by none other than Vladimir Putin himself. He had the audacity to claim that the United States is planning an air strike against the Syrian capital. He went further to even say that the US will pin the blame on Basher Al-Assad during a press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella. However, that’s not all…
He also claimed that the United States will plan fake chemical weapons attacks so that they can gain support for further bombings.
“We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared… in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using (chemical weapons),” he claimed.
So of course Putin has the audacity to claim all this, but lacked to provide ANY evidence to back his claims.
Putin also said that while he would tolerate criticism of Russia’s role in the Syrian civil war, he wanted the United States to soften their attitude towards them. This comes on the heels of Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he will hold talks in Moscow, and is set to warn Russia to stop their support for Assad’s regime. A recent G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Italy also called on Russia to argue for a “real and genuine” political process in Syria, and to work toward’s ending Syria’s six year civil war.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson responded by saying there was an opportunity for Russia, and Vladimir Putin, to “reset” their relationship with the west and join the coalition against the Islamic State. Johnson also called Assad a “tyrant” and urged Russia to stop supporting him. However, the G7 foreign ministers rejected his bid for sanctions to be placed against both Russia and Syria. The ministers argued that the chemical attack should be investigated before any new actions are taken. Johnson still pressed for sanctions, but agreed to wait until an investigation was finished.
“What we’re doing now is tabling a resolution in the UN Security Council, there’s going to be a chemical weapons inspection group investigation into exactly what happened,” he explained. “And after that, of course, if we can find people – whether they are Syrians or whether they are Russians who are associated with the Syrian military operation – it is in my view wholly appropriate that they should face economic sanctions or sanctions of some other kind. That is something by the way that had a wide degree of acceptance round the table last night. But you’ve got to do these things in the proper legal way.”
Johnson claimed that Russia did not know about the chemical attacks before they took place, while the United States has argued that they did. “Did they know Assad was going to unleash chemical weapons? We have no evidence for that. We don’t know whether the Russians were involved at all,” he said.
“It may very well be that they’ve simply been betrayed by their client, by the guy they’ve been backing. Now is the time for them for them to recognise that and help the rest of the world and far more, help the people of Syria to move forward.”
“The Russians have seen their ally Assad use chemical weapons absolutely blatantly, murdering his people in a way that was banned almost 100 years ago. It’s clear beyond doubt that that happened,” he added. “Now they have a big strategic choice. Do they want to stick with this guy who is not only poisoning his own people but poisoning the reputation of Russia? Or do they want to be part of the solution?”
Okay, so get a load of this, Rex Tillerson, HE said that time is up, and Russia needs to decide where they stand because it’s now or never.
“It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end. But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria,” he said. “Russia has really aligned itself with the Assad regime, the Iranians and Hezbollah. Is that a long-term alliance that serves Russia’s interest or would Russia prefer to realign with other Western countries and Middle East countries who are seeking to resolve the Syrian crisis? We want to create a future for Syria that is stable and secure. Russia can be a part of that future.”
Interesting yes? What I’d give to be a fly on the wall to listen in on Obama’s conversations about all this. His minions were just the other day slamming and accusing President Trump of foul play during the elections because of Russia…
Now what? Now that your lies and efforts to persuade a people has been proven bogus…it would be nice for you to take a bow, and disappear. Mr. never a president of mine.
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