As of 48-72 hrs ago we were all fighting the intelligence community for their attacks on the credibility of the Trump Presidency and attempts to undo the 2016 election with a manufactured Trump-Russia conspiracy.
Now we believe the intelligence community on Russia, we are listening to John McCain and Lindsey Graham as if they are credible or sane individuals, and we are “prepared to do more” in Syria, whatever “more” means nowadays.
Lindsey Graham wants to put 5-7,000 soldiers “in the ground” in Syria. McCain is furious that we haven’t taken out Assad, flattened the cities, and killed all the Christians yet so his ISIS buddies can take over and he can fund more foreign nation building.
Nikki Haley told everyone yesterday that we are “prepared to do more”:
“The United States took a very measured step last night,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council.
“We are prepared to do more, but we hope it will not be necessary.”
The Security Council was meeting in an emergency session to discuss the US actions in Syria that Russia branded a “flagrant violation of international law and an act of aggression” against Syria.
Haley said the air strikes destroyed an air field from which the United States believes the chemical attacks on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun were launched.
“We were fully justified in doing so,” she said.
Eighty-six people including at least 27 children died in Khan Sheikhun in an attack the United States has blamed on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“The United States will no longer wait for Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences,” Haley said. “Those days are over.”
While threatening further strikes, the US envoy also said it was time to press on with a political solution to the six-year war.
“Now we must move to a new phase: a drive toward a political solution to this horrific conflict.”
Haley again took a swipe at Russia for failing to rein in its ally and said Moscow must reconsider its support for Assad.
“The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is waiting for Russia to reconsider its misplaced alliance with Bashar al-Assad,” she said.
This is completely wrong for the Trump administration to take this position, especially with ISIS committing genocide against Christians wherever they go.