by Pamela Williams
When President Trump made the decision to retaliate against Bashar Assad’s chemical attack on the people of Syria, he was already shaken by photos Intelligence Advisors had shown him of children dying. The intelligence President Trump was given was far more graphic than those the public had seen, so the president did not need a lot of convincing.
“What happened in Syria is truly one of the egregious crimes, and it shouldn’t have happened,” he told reporters when he poked his head into the press cabin. “And it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.”
Two hours later at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. Trump gave the order to unleash 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Al Shayrat airfield in western Syria, where the chemical weapons attack originated. Syrian refugees and survivors of the attacks have thanked him, and they said they do not want to leave their Country. President Trump also said he did not have intentions of making the situation worse for the Syrian people.
The below is a very graphic video that will help the readers understand the intense pain the victims of the attack were in.
Intelligence and military officials continue to investigate the attack, giving them confidence that Assad is responsible. “That confidence level has just continued to grow in the hours and days since the attack,” General McMaster tells reporters. The evidence, he says, is increasingly associated with “the victims that are being treated and confirmation of the type of agent which was used, which is a nerve agent.”
“It’s very, very possible, and I will tell you it has already happened, that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much,” Mr. Trump says, adding later: “It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that was so lethal,” then that “crosses many lines, beyond a red line, many many lines.”
Without giving away his plans for possible military action — already under consideration at this point — Mr. Trump acknowledges that “I now have responsibility, and I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly.”
The military options led to a Tomahawk cruise missile strike at Al Shayrat airfield. American intelligence had tracked the planes that carried out the attacks and determined that they were Syrian government warplanes that had departed from and returned to the base.
“It was important during the president’s deliberations,” General McMaster says. Aides say Mr. Trump was determined to display some form of strength, but also was aware of the difficulties looming with Russia once the strikes became known. After much deliberation and viewing of Intelligence, Trump says the missile strikes are a “go.”
The cruise missile strike targets aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, radars, an air defense system, ammunition bunkers and fuel storage sites. It was very important to Trump to avoid targeting sites where it was suspected chemical agents might be stored. President Trump was experiencing a seriousness that all his business transactions had never prepared him for. He totally relied on his top Advisors and National Intelligence. Later a meeting would be held at Mar-a-Largo with those Advisors which would be:
- General McMasters
- Rex Tillerson
- Vice President Pence
- Mr. Priebus
- Mr. Bannon
- Jared Kushner
- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
- Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross
- Dina Powell, the deputy national security adviser for strategy
- Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Now we have breaking news, which will not surprise many of us. It is being reported that sensitive Intelligence is being kept from President Trump, but the Office of the Director of National Intelligence denied the accusation. “Any suggestion that the US Intelligence community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the president and his national security team is not true.
A government official told Fox News that Trump had in fact been receiving what is known as the President’s Daily Brief, which does not include raw data or discussion of sources and methods.
And there are reports coming out now, one by independent journalist, Mike Cernovich, current National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Trump regarding Syria. Not only that he is working with David Petraeus to put troops on the ground in Syria.
McMaster is plotting how to sell a ground war in Syria to Trump with the help of former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus. As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intelligence reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an innacurate picture of the situation in Syria.
The McMaster-Petraeus plan calls for 150,000 American ground troops in Syria. Special Operations veteran, General Joseph Votel has raised serious concerns about McMaster’s plans for Syria. It is rumored that McMaster may be sharing classified information with Petraeus, whose security clearance was revoked.
If you will remember Patraeus was involved with Hillary Clinton in Benghazi and in the overthrow of Libya. He helped Clinton plot and carry out her arms deals, working behind the scenes to help her in any way he could. He was also involved in leaking classified information to his mistress, and later he was convicted and forced to resign.
Mike Cernovich tweeted the following:
These allegations are very serious, but I trust the sources.
They are: Mike Cernovich
In conclusion, if this news is true, it makes sense why Steve Bannon stepped down, because he would be opposed to war with Syria. I know he is still at the White House, and I pray he still has influence with President Trump.
However, I do not pretend to understand the situation in Syria. There are several developments. The same Syrian town victimized by the chemical attacks was also bombed yesterday by President Assad’s military.
Russia has sent naval vessels to the Mediterranean heading toward our own Navy. However, Russia was forewarned about the bombing of the Syrian air base beforehand by President Trump.
And still in another development, it is rumored the Unites States is attempting to counteract North Korea’s latest threats to the International community by putting nukes in South Korea.
It truly is looking as if World War III may be upon us. If so, as Mark Dice says, we will all be better off to die than to have had Hillary Clinton as President, and I know exactly what he means. All we cann do is pray and stay focused on faith in God and in Country.