Last week after President Trump ordered a 60 missile strong attack on a Syrian airbase many of us immediately began to question whether or not we were swatting at a hornet’s nest in the middle east. This because both Russia and Iran are deeply involved in funding and fighting against stated U.S. Interests in Syria.
As of today the curiosity can be replaced with confirmation. Russia and Iran are indeed preparing to hit back should the U.S. act any further in Syria.
Or at least, they’re certainly saying they are preparing to hit back. In a joint statement released by Russia and Iran the countries said “What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well.”
That statement could be simply a verbal threat with no action to back it up. But it’s also possible they mean it.
Which now puts Trump in a dangerous situation. The strike on a Syrian airbase wasn’t really designed to deal a major military blow to Assad’s operations. It’s actual on-ground effect was minimal. The strike was more designed to send a message that Trump was willing to take military action and would not ever hold back in doing so.
So if Trump is not willing to do anything further on the military front, it proves to the enemy that like Obama, Trump is bluffing and only willing to use military for messaging efforts. On the other hand, if Trump does commit further military action it could very well provoke a war with Russia and Iran.
Not good, folks. Not good at all.
What say you?