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Now That Trump’s ‘Red Line’ Has Been Crossed, Will He Turn Damascus into a ‘Ruinous Heap’?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 18:07
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Michael Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, The American Dream Blog and The Truth. You can follow him on Twitter right here

Will a false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province be the trigger that causes World War 3 to erupt in the Middle East? 

In Part I of this series, I discussed how previous chemical attacks that were blamed on the Assad regime actually turned out to be false flag attacks conducted by Syrian rebels that were absolutely desperate to draw the United States into the Syrian civil war on their side.  And considering the fact that the Syrian rebels have been consistently losing territory in recent months, they are now more desperate than ever.  So even though it didn’t work before, they probably figured that a false flag chemical attack was worth one more try, and so far the Trump administration appears to be buying it hook, line and sinker. 

Trump has called the attack a “terrible affront to humanity”, and he is placing all of the blame on the shoulders of the Assad regime.  But now that Trump has committed the U.S. to take military action in Syria, what is that actually going to look like?

According to the Daily Mail, at this point Trump is not giving any hints as to when or where he will strike Syria…

He did not want to say in front of the cameras how he plans to respond to the crisis.

‘I don’t like to say where I’m going and what I’m doing,’ Trump reminded. ‘I watched past administrations say, “We will attack at such-and- such a day, at such-and-such an hour.’

But it isn’t difficult to imagine what Trump may decide to do.  Past presidents have always favored using airstrikes to make a point, and that is what many of the “analysts” on television are recommending.

Unfortunately, there would be great risk in targeting Syrian forces, because contingents from Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and elsewhere are mixed in among the Syrian military.

So could you imagine what it would do to our relations with Russia if airstrikes against the Syrian military resulted in Russian deaths?

President Trump has several options in Syria, none without great risk. One is military action against Syria’s air force – grounding the helicopters and fixed wing aircraft that are believed to have dropped the deadly agent – and the runways from which they operate. Yes, such strikes risk Russian casualties. But Moscow has consistently blocked U.N. action on Syria but proven unable to contain Mr. Assad’s bad behavior. And President Vladimir Putin would be forewarned. Grounding Syria’s air force, moreover, would help distance Mr. Trump from Mr. Putin, a politically useful benefit at this time.

And even if Trump did conduct airstrikes, there would be a limit as to what they could accomplish.  President Assad would still be in power in Syria, and the Syrian government would still be winning the civil war.

Trump could potentially send in special forces with the intention of assassinating Assad, but that would not necessarily topple the entire regime.

The truth is that the only way to change the outcome of the war and to guarantee regime change would be to send in U.S. ground forces on a large scale.  And just introducing them into the country would not nearly be enough.  In order to end the war, Trump would have to commit to taking and holding Damascus.

In Isaiah 17, we are told that someday Damascus will be “taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”  Much of the city is already a heap of rubble, but if the U.S. were to start conducting a concentrated bombing campaign against the city it is easy to imagine how the entire city could soon come to resemble a “ruinous heap”.

Of course the toppling of the Assad regime has been the goal all along.  Back in 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hatched a plan along with Saudi Arabia and Turkey to use the “Arab Spring” as an excuse to try to remove Assad from power.  Since 74 percent of the population of Syria is Sunni Muslim, Saudi Arabia and Turkey were very excited about the prospect of dealing Iran a major blow by transforming Syria into a full-fledged Sunni nation.  So Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other Arab countries spent billions of dollars supporting and arming the “rebels”, and at first everything was going great.  But then Russia, Iran and Hezbollah all intervened, and now the tide of the war has completely turned.

The only way that the original plan can succeed now is for the United States to enter the war, but with Trump as president nobody thought that was going to happen.

But now this latest chemical attack has changed everything, and Trump appears poised to take military action in Syria.

I don’t know if most Americans understand how dangerous such a move could be.  The Russians are not going to just sit there while U.S. bombs are dropping and their personnel are being killed.  And of course the same thing could be said about Iran and Hezbollah.

Do we really want to risk a potential military confrontation with Russia, Iran and Hezbollah just to make a point in Syria?

To me, that would be exceedingly foolish.

And even more disastrous would be a decision to fully commit the U.S. military to toppling the Assad regime.  That would require going all the way to Damascus, and it is very, very doubtful that the Russians, the Iranians and Hezbollah would just willingly stand aside and allow that to happen.

For quite a while I have been warning that the situation in Syria could potentially spark World War 3 if everyone was not very, very careful.

If U.S. warplanes try to strike Syrian military positions, the Russians could easily decide to start firing back.

And considering the anti-Russian hysteria that we are already witnessing in Washington D.C., how will our leaders respond when CNN starts showing U.S. aircraft being blown out of the sky by Russian missiles?

As I discussed in Part I, there is very little for the U.S. to gain by going to war in Syria.  Unless it can be shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Assad regime is actually using chemical weapons, the Trump administration should not even be thinking about military action, because getting the U.S. military involved in the Syrian civil war would be absolutely disastrous.

So let us pray for peace, and let us hope that cooler heads will prevail.

Michael Snyder is the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, The American Dream Blog and The Truth. You can follow him on Twitter right here


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  • Trump is turning out to be a warmongering idiot. As far as his statements concerning the chemical attack in Syria, he is either unbelievably stupid or he’s a lying scoundrel. And this is coming from someone who voted for him.

    • Trojan Horse Trump’s groveling, humiliating speech to AIPAC.
      His declaration to withold visas to any who criticize Israel. His multiple bankruptcies bailed by jew bankers- who now control him, and by extension, America. The 100 MILLION donation he got from ziopig Shelden Adelson is whom Trojan is repaying by enforcing Israel’s policy in M.E. Using American taxes, tech and troops to pay back his bribe/ blackmail due to the Bailout Banksters.
      This is who you voted for you stupid fools. Watch the idiots dance & spin to pretend that Trojan is not screwing them blind for the ZioPigs. Like when he signed away our search histories to highest bidders and Obama Care repeal to insurance co profits. WTFU people

      • Where were you when I was vilified on this site for saying this months ago? Good for you!

    • I’ve said this all along and NO ONE wanted to believe me. Trump IS a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He is just as much a part of the NWO cabal as Bush, Obama and Clinton.

  • Lets hope Trump is smart enough to not fall for this false flag designed to implicate Assad.

    • “Fall for it”!?
      LoL heheh… I’m pretty sure he ‘did’ it!
      Because Mr. Assad certainly did not…

  • Trump was selected decades ago to start WW3. Ive been stating this for almost 2 years on my blog.

  • I didn’t vote for Trump or Hillary.

    Trump is turning out to be just another lacky for Israel!

  • the assumption again “it was Assad who did it” from the american war machine without any facts being proved
    statements like “Assads Bad behaviour ” clearly states the tone and bias of the report
    lets have some facts to back the accusations
    if not and trump is silly enough to go in and bomb then I hope he gets his arse kicked

  • Amid all the shouting two thoughts come to my mind: Is this president so super bad informed that it is possible that he is not told the truth about the matter.Which is simply that the Syrian AIRFORCE did bomb a warehouse full of ISIS weaponry.Including a gas bomb production plant. They even brought the stuff they made from there into Iraq.
    The reporting is mainly done by a ‘known fountain of lies”.
    Or is this president such a real and dangerous clown as he now shows himself to be?
    In both cases all the hard work and restraint of Putin and the Russians will haven been useless . And humanity will finally see the results that come from following leaders .

  • Trump ought to know better than to escalate our position in Syria. This leaves me wondering what the heck is he up to, and whose side is he on, globalists or American citizens?

  • Guys it’s really pretty simple.
    Mr. Assad does NOT attack anyone in his nation with banned chemical weapons!
    All that would achieve is swift international condemnation and an excuse to invade Syria.

    So anyone (ie. Mr. Trump) who believes this nonsense is not playing with a full deck…
    Coupla pickles short of a jar. Not the sharpest chisel in the box.
    This is OBVIOUSLY the work of a ‘western’ nation (including Israel)!

    So one must ask oneself: Cui bono? Who benefits?
    Obviously the unethical, immoral, warmongering USA – because “Assad has gotta go!”
    Perhaps you may have heard this said? (Repeatedly?)

  • Do You Know Where Your Bible Is?

         -God Has Turn His Back, 1986, Only Jesus Is Left, Day Two Hundred and twenty 04/06/2017 of the “week,” prophecy 08/18/2016, a week prior to the Syrian Truce, 08/25/2016, the countdown to resurrection and Daniel’s week, see Dan. 9:27, see also,

    -Righteously Dividing The Enemy

    -Article… Will a false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province be the trigger that causes World War 3 to erupt in the Middle East? Article… “You further Michael would have to ask what cocktail of events will place the ten head rule of both Daniel to John’s prophecies in power? All dispensations this veil of mystery since the days of Adam, the promise of woman seed have seen leading us into the fulfillment not only of His Divine Birth but It’s rule over this world the pacifier of evil reign for a period of a thousand years into continuence.
    -Just as the intrepid dream auto abrupt disappearance represented a church age gone blessed into ascensions, assignments to celebrations stranded Western Civilization. Heart heavily this weigh station of a timetable, Obama administration into Cameron’s Brexit, one thing was clear Western Rule was shrinking into oblivion by unprecedented cataclysms visibly setting the world stage for Arabia. Come into power were these Islamic nations I clearly witness it as clearly as I witnessed Jesus reentry this wallowing planet as an invasion of peace on earth for a thousand years.
    -I know, even understand, this on the far side glorious but what has happen to mankind, this ending apocalypse and death tolls which scotch the yet bluffing with contagious mortuary, hundreds of millions to be exact. Frightfully, how many souls are lost these games of nuclear tug of wars? Painfully as though nothing has changed, these two thousand years of lifting up Jesus, this world redeemer, regretfully like the days of old, the world Savior as prophesied is come and no body’s ready to the heartbreaking fact there is mighty doubt into rejecting Him all over again along bouts with damnation unending.
    -Hark a cry, “why doeth the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” That even after a thousand years, this intrusion into their doomed lives with peace on earth they yet in a number like the sands of the sea seek to mutiny against this single blood sacrifice for none but them. Who has ended all sorrows, who has brought an end to all pain, to anguish, why is it death has lost it’s sting and no more to be seen? All past away Jesus reign into God’s Kingdom Come, though my fate and faithfulness in Jesus’ hand so sweet, precious, feeling hopeless himself, John began to lament. As so did Mary Magdalene weep, losing sight of Him, even the Throne of God, cried uncontrollably causing this inconceivable silence in heaven.
    -Then we hear the most amazing blessed assurance, “weep not, behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah hath prevailed, weep not, behold the Lamb of God hath prevailed, weep not! I looked in and saw the books were open, the Lamb’s book of life, and all the names for the ancient of days recorded therein. I saw that the second death hath no power over those written therein, that when a blessed soul was called, it rose from this ancient scroll this miraculous notice al around. That so was sealed one holy spirit at a time, all royal personalities written within now with the Lamb of God, and ever shall they be; beware, whosoever name wasn’t found written in the Lamb’s book of life, were cast into a lake which burns with fire, blessed indeed is the one who cometh in Elohim’s Name, blessed is Jesus Christ and all born-again believers, be aware as God, Himself, Apb, The RAM., see more here,

  • We all know this is not true,and an other false flag to rid Assad ,and that the Assad family have been governing Syria for 4 decades with the people loving them and there country,I am furious that the deep state and lying media have captured America and the world ,that they can force us to go to war,and can convince half the country the lies about Assad are true,we the people need to resist this push for war,ring your congressman and tell them let Russia finish ridding Syria of Isis ,and do not stuff everything up that has been achieved,that we do not want war,for he cost of 200 lives trump will sacrifice thousands of lives how can that make any sence?

  • Obama had a Red line too, one the Russians crossed all the time, he just kept moving the line.

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