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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:48 AM

Report: Pentagon Persuaded Trump to Tone Down Syria Strikes

Source: The Daily Beast



The Pentagon managed to persuade President Trump to tone down airstrikes on Syria after he initially favored a much more robust attack than the one that took place last week, The Wall Street Journal reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis is said to have presented the White House with three options for the attack: one aimed at Syriaís chemical-weapons capabilities, another including a wider range of military targets, and a third alternative that could have included strikes on Russian air defenses in Syria and was designed to cripple President Bashar al-Assadís military capabilities. Trump reportedly urged the defense team to consider strikes on Russian and Iranian targets in Syria, but Mattis successfully pushed back, warning a more robust attack risked a dangerous backlash from Moscow and Tehran. The strike ended up being aimed at three targets, designed to hamper the Syrian regimeís ability to use chemical weapons and deter Assad from using them again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:58 AM

1. We've been lucky so far..

to have bush senior sit on junior after 9 - 11. Shrub
was ready to start ww3. Now we depend on calmer
heads to guide dementia boy away from the cliffs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:09 AM

2. Spin.

I highly doubt this. drumpf would not push anything that would involve Russia, absolutely would not hurt them in any way. They are pushing this to try to make it seen that he's not just a russian tool, when he totally is. They notified russia of the exact timing and targets so he could tell Assad and no one would be hurt and he only targeted 3 of the 12 known chemical sites so Assad has plenty of chemicals left. I would be really surprised if russia didn't plan the chemical attack just to help provide their tool with a distraction for the country from his legal jeopardy. Several sources have said that it didn't appear the chemicals were dropped from a plane and there are reports of Russia going into the site and working there afterwards. Hiding the evidence that it was them that did this in the first place?

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