This week showed the world again how tumultuous the years-long civil war in Syria is, and how the Assad regime continues to kill dissidents, with a horrific chemical gas attack perpetrated this week. But President Trump would have none of the human atrocities. Last night, Trump ordered 50-60 missiles at the airbase in Syria from where Assad launched his attack. Trump stated last night that “Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” and called on other nations as well to “end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.”
Many are wondering if Trump’s order of military strikes was a good idea, from whether deposing Assad would set off more instability in the region, who would take over if Assad is successfully deposed, or if there would be retaliation from Assad’s allies, such as Iran or Russia. Nevertheless, Trump went forward with the order, even though, as Ben Shapiro noted last night, that Russia warned the U.S. yesterday that it would not be happy with military action against Assad. The Associated Press also reported that the Kremlin said that the strike is against international law.
Additionally, TheBlaze reported that the Kremlin is also saying that Assad isn’t to blame, since the Syrian army doesn’t have any chemical weapons, and the strikes will significantly damage U.S.-Russian ties.
So, in light of Trump’s actions, specifically against Russia’s wishes and warnings, was there any truth to the rumors about Trump’s accused ties to Russia after all?
Clearly, the military action against Assad should put those rumors to rest. The same goes for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, because although he received an award from Russian President Vladimir Putin as CEO of ExxonMobil in 2013, he stated last night that Russia was partly at fault for the chaos in Syria.
According to Newsmax, Tillerson said that “Clearly, Russia has failed in its responsibility to deliver on that commitment [the 2013 commitment to secure Syria’s chemical weapons]. Either Russia has been complicit or Russia has been simply incompetent in its ability to deliver on its end of that agreement.” Tillerson then went on to explain that Assad’s role in governing the Syrian people is uncertain, and that Russia should carefully consider their continued support for Assad’s regime.
Additionally, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley ripped into Russia on Wednesday, stating that Russia has no interest in piece and cannot escape responsibility for Syria.
But don’t expect the Left to stop repeating the lie that Trump is friendly with Russia and Putin, or that they colluded to win the election. Other than having no evidence to their claims, Trump’s actions and Tillerson’s and Haley’s statements, are blatant evidence to the contrary. But once the Left sinks its claws into a talking point, releasing its grasp is much like unringing a bell.