Trump Doesn't Intend to Keep Any of His Campaign Promises on Syria

by Anja Unger, Syria Media Center

Apparently, having forgotten his campaign promises, Donald Trump has recently toughened his foreign policy, especially in Syria, where he went much further than his predecessor, Barack Obama. Instead of re-establishing relationships with all sides of the Syrian conflict to fight against terrorism, he managed to make the situation in Syria even worse.
Tonight, destroyers USS Porter (DDG-78) and USS Ross launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield in Syria’s Homs province from the Eastern Mediterranean. The US strikes particularly targeted the main landing strip, aircraft and fuel stations.
According to Reuters, at a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump confirmed that he had ordered a targeted military strike on the Syrian airfield. He claimed that the strike came as a “response” to the suspected chemical attack in Idlib. In addition, U.S. President called on all civilized nations to join efforts in seeking “to end slaughter and bloodshed” in Syria.
However, not everyone has supported this barbarous attack carried out by the U.S. Navy. It should be mentioned that the order of US President has been seriously criticized, and even unpleasantly surprised some politicians.
Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and a candidate for French 2017 presidential election, has savaged Trump over the strikes that resulted in civilian and military casualties.  According to Le Pen, “it was necessary to wait for the results of an independent international investigation of the suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Khan Sheikhun before carrying out a strike like this.”
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has also criticized Washington.  Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, said that Tehran was against any unilateral action in Syria.
Moreover, Trump’s order wasn’t fully supported even inside the United States.  According to CNN, a former U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Jennifer Psaki, has suddenly remembered that Syria was a sovereign state and stressed that the U.S. military involvement could be ‘a slippery slope’.  Psaki added that Trump had acted without consulting Congress, without clear legal authority and without any coordinated military action by the U.S. partners and allies.  She has also criticized Trump for not announcing his plans.  According to Psaki, the American people deserved to know what they were signing up for.
On Thursday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) ripped the Trump administration’s decision to launch an attack on the Syrian airfield.  She said that the escalation would empower the terrorists and would likely result in more dead civilians and more refugees.
Her concerns are well-justified.  According to Heavy, right after the U.S. massive strikes, ISIS terrorists launched an attack on the positions of the Syrian Army targeting several checkpoints, which were located in a strategic town of Al Furqlus.
Homs Governor Talal Barazi has also confirmed that the U.S. missile strike on the airbase near the Syrian city of Homs killed six people and wounded seven. According to Barazi, the U.S. missiles also fell on a village near the airfield.
So, what is the actual goal of Trump policy in Syria? Contrary to numerous statements, it is most likely that Washington hasn’t rejected the idea of ousting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power and intends to return to the ‘great game’ in Syria. It is the only way to explain that Trump hasn’t fulfilled any of his promises after having won the elections.


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Apr 8, 2017 6:29 AM

How amusing to watch the Stamford Hill Shills (aka the Grauniad senior staff) agonising over Syria!! Here’s Friedland with his finger on the machine-gun trigger as usual:
They so dearly want to piss on Vladimir Putin! And yet… they also want to piss on Donald Dump!
Is there no-one left for a talentless British beigel-muncher to demonise? :-))
[watch for a quick Grauniad focus-shift to Venezuela or China – their favourite default demons when Putin is unavailable]

Apr 8, 2017 10:28 AM
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They are quite happy to propagandise for Raed al Saleh, head of the White Helmets though:

Apr 7, 2017 10:04 PM
Apr 7, 2017 8:09 PM

Perhaps he truly intended to move the USA into a more positive approach, but we will never know. A staggering array of bad actors, from Deep State on down to the whinging bad-election-losers, were involved from the beginning, not even 3 months ago, in what can only be called as a not-so-soft coup / regime change, aided by the MSM.
It is now overwhelmingly clear that the usa is now full-tilt Rogue.

Apr 7, 2017 8:03 PM

To be fair to Trump, he’s hopelessly out-numbered, even inside the White House. This is the proyblem of being a virtual one-man ‘revolution.’ If only he had some powerful allies, but he doesn’t. All he had were tens of millions of ordinary people voting for him, and they don’t count for much in the United States. The relentless attacks, ridicule and pressure on Trump have obviously had an affect on him. He looks really, really, tired and the spark of resistance has gone out of his eyes. He has to bend to power or be broken to pieces by it, totally. On his own he doesn’t really stand a chance. That’s the horror of the US presidential system. A president alone and without power allies, soon turns into target for virtually everybody. Trump’s only alternative would be to appeal to the people for support against the creatures in the swamp.… Read more »

Apr 7, 2017 8:01 PM

“Trump hasn’t kept any of his promises.” He’s an American politician/oligarch. It’s what they do.

Apr 7, 2017 7:08 PM

The tagline to his speech, “…. God bless America and the entire world” nearly made me throw up. So does the memory of defending him against Clinton apologists. Maybe someone will assassinate the orange ****.

Enough is enough
Enough is enough
Apr 7, 2017 11:56 PM

To bless the entire world the whole perverse obscene abusive power structure that is ‘deep state’ amerikka needs to go down the toilet. A thorough repeated flushing will then be required, for so much stinkin’s shit would no doubt resurface.
Can we hold our breath long enough?