Donald Trump Opens The Door To Military Action In Syria

President Donald Trump has opened the door to military action in Syria after branding the alleged chemical attack an ‘affront to humanity’ that ‘crossed a lot of lines’

Trump said the ‘horrible, horrible’ sarin gas attack that killed small children and ‘beautiful babies’ had a ‘big impact’ on him and he was changing his position about the Syrian President after saying last week it was no longer a ‘priority’ to get Assad out.

Trump did not disclose his plans for possible military action but did declare ‘flexibility”

When asked if he would take new action, Trump said “You will see”

The Mail Online reports:

Trump upped the ante in a Rose Garden press conference after having said earlier in the day that the the chemical weapons attack is a ‘terrible affront to humanity.’

‘My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,’ Trump declared, suggesting with the statement that he may be reconsidering his directive to US diplomats to take their focus off removing Bashar al-Assad from power.

The ‘horrible, horrible’ sarin gas attack that killed small children and ‘beautiful babies’ had a ‘big impact’ on the president, who declared Wednesday that the attack ‘crossed a lot of lines.’

‘When you kill innocent children, innocent babies…with a chemical gas that is so lethal…that crosses many, many lines. Beyond a red line,’ Trump said, making reference to Barack Obama’s infamous 2012 threat to Assad.

Obama warned Assad at the end of his first term that there would be consequences if he administered chemical weapons against his own people. Once reelected, Obama did not follow through.

As his time in office came to an end, Obama said the situation ‘haunts me constantly’ and that he wonders if there was ‘some move’ he could have made to broker peace.

Trump said Wednesday that Obama’s ‘blank threat’ to Assad ‘set us back a long way.’

‘I think the Obama administration had a great opportunity to solve this,’ he told a reporter asking about his predecessor and his ‘red line’ during an afternoon news conference. ‘It was a great opportunity missed.’

A written statement on Tuesday placed blame for the attack squarely on Obama’s shoulders, and Trump’s spokesman claimed during an off-camera briefing that it had nothing to do with this administration’s approach to the conflict.

Trump took ownership of the conflict at his Wednesday press conference, proclaiming from the White House’s Rose Garden, ‘I now have responsibility. And I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly.’

But I’ll tell you, that responsibility could’ve…been made a lot easier if it was handled years ago,’ the president added.

Trump reflected on the difference between his approach and the one he was criticizing, and said, ‘I like to think of myself as a very flexible person. I don’t have to have one specific way.’

He did not want to say in front of the cameras how he plans to respond to the crisis.

‘I don’t like to say where I’m going and what I’m doing,’ Trump reminded. ‘I watched past administrations say, “We will attack at such-and- such a day, at such-and-such an hour.’

Looks like Trump is saying he now has ‘Responsibility’ to start WWIII in Syria

  • John C Carleton
  • Guest

    False Flag. Painfully obvious. So disappointed Trump fell for it. He’s playing right into the hands of the Dems and McCain / Graham.

    • Zoe

      Hopefully someone will bring him around soon with better advice. What exactly gives the American government the right to go to Syria when Syria has done nothing to America or her allies? Obama’s stupid foreign policy was to interfere with all these Muslim countries to instill a Muslim caliphate in the Middle East. It time for America to stop interfering in the Middle East.

    • Harold Smith

      He didn’t “fall” for anything. His whole campaign was a calculated fraud from the beginning; a “bait and switch” scam.

  • Sylvester

    We have to fear the worst now. Trump is looking more clueless and suggestible than I’d have thought possible. He’s walking right into the trap, with great resolve.

  • Lyndon Eaton

    here is my response to the Trump administration: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=72740

  • Joseph Kalman

    Did US invaded yet another country?

  • HaywoodZarathustra

    This guy has turned into a lying turd. Another wonderful war. LOL.

  • walcon

    False flag. This is the first for me to say Trump is doing NO investigations or “thinking” and is making a huge mistake!!
    It was a false flag the first time too!!!

  • Stan

    It is to the point now that Russia must respond and respond strongly. If Russia does not they will perceive her as weak and escalate this further by attacking Iran and North Korea. Putin has to show Trump that there will be dire consequences if these attacks continue.

  • Stan

    Putin should immediately recognize the independence of the rebel held areas within Ukraine and send them an arsenal that can wipe out the stooges in Kiev.

  • http://www.palestinecampaign.org Dave Drudge

    Trump has been told if you go to War with Syria we will all back off you.

    • Harold Smith

      He started reversing himself on everything of importance almost the minute he was inaugurated. Obviously, his whole campaign was a calculated fraud from the beginning.

  • Lophatt

    He’s a dumbass, conman, or both, you decide. He just joined a long list of politicians that should be fitted for hemp necklaces..