Introduction — April 9, 2018
While the race for the White House was still on Donald Trump warned that Hillary Clinton’s proposed policy over Syria was so aggresive that it could lead to conflict with Russia. Now, 18-months later we face the very same prospect that candidate Trump once warned of.
This hasn’t happened by accident but is the result of President Trump’s policy over Syria. Rather than withdrawing U.S. forces from the Middle East, as he suggested he would while campaigning for the White House, Trump has overseen a steady build-up of U.S. forces in the region.
As Native Americans would say, Donald Trump speaks with a forked tongue. Over the second-half of 2017 there was a 33% rise in U.S. forces deployed in the Middle East, and that figure doesn’t include the massive U.S. military build-up underway in Afghanistan.
Earlier this month he was still talking about about withdrawing from Syria “very soon“:
“We are going to be coming out of there real soon. We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be,” Trump told supporters in Ohio last week.
Yet now he appears to be considering doing exactly the opposite.
When he made that speech in Ohio he must have known that a false flag was being planned for Syria. He is after all the Supreme Commander of U.S. military forces and U.S. intelligence and major operations, including false flags, require his approval.
So despite talk about getting “back to our country, where we belong”, as president he must have known what was in the pipeline.
Meaning that Trump is a cynical liar who is leading America, and the rest of the world, down the same dark path where he once warned Hillary Clinton would lead. Ed.
Flashback: Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three
Steve Holland — Reuters Oct 25, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton’s plan for Syria would “lead to World War Three,” because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.
In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy.
Trump questioned how Clinton would negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin after demonizing him; blamed President Barack Obama for a downturn in U.S. relations with the Philippines under its new president, Rodrigo Duterte; bemoaned a lack of Republican unity behind his candidacy, and said he would easily win the election if the party leaders would support him.
“If we had party unity, we couldn’t lose this election to Hillary Clinton,” he said.
On Syria’s civil war, Trump said Clinton could drag the United States into a world war with a more aggressive posture toward resolving the conflict.