Well, Donald Trump finally went and did it. He launched a missile attack on a Syrian airbase. Conflicting reports have been coming out on the precise number of casualties. A report at SANA says nine civilians, including four children, were killed, but makes no mention of deaths or injuries among Syrian soldiers.
A report at RT, however, mentions that according to the governor of Homs province, three soldiers were also killed. The Russian Defense Ministry has also chimed in, noting that the combat efficiency of the strike seems to have been “quite poor,” with only 23 out of 59 missiles reaching their target.
But there may be more to come, at least according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.
“The United States took a very measured step last night. We are prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary,” Haley said.
The “logic” (if we can use that word) being employed by the Trump administration is, in effect: kill the soldiers who are fighting the terrorists. And somehow by doing that we will defeat terrorism and make America great again.
The mainstream media, as per usual, are happily stoking the furnace. In an article published yesterday, Time Magazine assures us that Assad “has been the main villain in Syria for a long, long time,” while the Associated Press, in piece published today, seems to be trying to build a case for Russian involvement in the attack. The story is premised upon nothing more than comments from unnamed “U.S. military officials,” who allege that a drone was “seen hovering” over the site at the time of the alleged chemical attack. The drone, they claim, belonged to “either Russia or Syria.”
But there are indications that people may finally be waking up. In the course of reading about all this today, I came across a hashtag set up on Twitter entitled #NoMoreJewishWars . Here are several tweets I found there, posted over the past 24 hours or so. What I find especially interesting about it is that there seem to be a number of military people posting stuff there.