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How Serious About Syria?

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:15 AM EDT

The timing of the US missile attack on Syria puzzled me for a couple of days, but there was one news report that cleared it all up for me.

My conclusion is that the timing was irresistibly perfect for President Trump. Seldom do events order themselves to provide a nation's leader with such an inexpensive multi-plussed opportunity to "make points" on a global scale.

First of all, Trump could safely excuse his deployment of missiles against Syria as suitable punishment for the inhumane use of chemical weapons against innocent and defenseless civilians. But that's just for starters. And I wont get into the obvious threat that the missile attack signaled to nations which want to pipe their fuel across Syria to Europe.

During the campaign Trump was making friendly with Russia and was criticized for saying complimentary things about Putin. That changed markedly as soon as he was inaugurated, with critics in political and media circles stirring the investigative broth of secret and unpatriotic dealings with Russia and of Russian efforts to put Trump in the White House.

It's no secret that elements in, and close to, government always have to have some enemies on tap, and despite the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Soviet Union, the Cold War has never been allowed to thaw. Russia is the convenient, designated enemy---because Russia didn't keel over and let the US take over all of Ukraine. 

AND because Russia and China have been consolidating positions on oil, trade, and gold at an accelerating pace over the past five years.

AND because US designed sanctions against Russia have NOT caused economic collapse of Russia's economy or the demise of the Ruble. 

AND it's especially embarrassing that Russia's central banker lady, Elvira Nabiullina, announced recently that Russia, with its Communist roots, would pay off all its debt over the next six months, while the US, with its Capitalist roots, has hit the $20 Trillion(and counting)debt ceiling which may shut down government.

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