Syrian War Report for 4-12-18, plus some thoughts on the Bizarreness of Trump’s Tweets

Above is South Front’s latest Syrian War Report.

Additionally, some thoughts on Trump’s tweets: it has seemed to me for a while now that the president’s tweets are so inconsistent and contradictory that either Trump is suffering from some form of multiple personality disorder or, possibly, that someone else besides him has access to his Twitter account. Two recent tweets, both posted on April 11, offer a case in point:

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Trump Taunts Russia in Tweets; Maria Zakharova Raises a Good Point

Maria Zakharova, someone who has always struck me as having a rather level head on her shoulders, has made an interesting comment on Facebook:

“Smart missiles should be fired at terrorists and not at the legitimate government which has been fighting terrorists,” she said.

Her Facebook post seems to have been a direct response to a recent tweet by Donald Trump in which he taunts Russia, warning it to “get ready” because US missiles will be coming into Syria–missiles, he says, which are “nice and new and smart.”

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Tucker Carlson Challenges Narrative on Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack

How ironic that the only anti-war voice in the mainstream media can now be found on Fox News. A strange world we’re living in indeed. By the way, you’ll notice that Sen. Roger Wicker never gets around to answering the question on why it’s in the US national security interest to overthrow the Syrian government.

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Russian Forces on Combat Alert; Israeli Officials Call for US to Attack Syria

The website South Front is doing an excellent job keeping track of explosive developments in Syria. Below are links to articles they have posted today as Western hysteria continues to mount over the latest alleged chemical attack. One of the most irritatingly provocative, though totally unsurprising, developments in the fluid situation is that at least two Israeli officials have now issued public calls for the US to attack Syria:

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The War In Syria Cannot Be Ended By Simply Defeating the Proxies

A Syrian girl helps harvest the famous Damascene rose in a photo taken in May of last year. The girl is from the government-controlled area of al-Marah, just north of Damascus

It happened just as Orthodox Christians in Syria were preparing to celebrate Easter this morning. Suddenly the Western media erupted in a new round of caterwauling.

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Happy Orthodox Easter

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,  but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; he has risen!”

–from Luke chapter 24

Why Easter, and not Christmas, is Central for Orthodox Christians

In Western Christianity the emphasis of the yearly worship cycles is on the Nativity, rather than the Resurrection. The reasons for this are deeply embedded in the differences between the theological traditions of the Eastern and Western churches…

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