During the election campaign cycle we at ANP promised that should Donald Trump be elected, we would speak out when we saw actions and decisions that we vehemently disagreed with, while being supportive of policies we agreed with. In other words we would not be sycophants for the "man" or the "party" but would report on "issues" individually.
With that said, the actions taken by the Trump administration yesterday, in launching missiles at a Syrian base, in response to a chemical attack on the Syrian people, when many have expressed doubts as to whether the Syrian government actually perpetrated the attack, is one we disagree with vehemently, given the lack of proof provided to the American people as to Syrian President Bashar Assad's culpability.
WAS THE RECENT CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA A FALSE FLAG?
As Ron Paul points out below, days before the Syrian gas attack the U.S. government changed their official position on removing Bashar Assad. The points Dr. Paul makes below, before Trump ordered the attack against Syria, highlights the lack of benefit on the part of Assad in the chemical attack, while asking who else benefits and whether the chemical attack could have been a false flag, specifically geared to bring about a military strike by the U.S. against the Syrian government.
In fact, in a Daily Mail article, dated January 2013, it was reported that there was a plan in place, backed by the U.S. government to "launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad's regime." That article was removed after the attack occurred, but the Internet is forever, and the WayBack Machine still has it in it's entirety.
Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad's regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country.
A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between two senior officials at British-based contractor Britam Defence where a scheme 'approved by Washington' is outlined explaining that Qatar would fund rebel forces in Syria to use chemical weapons.
Barack Obama made it clear to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that the U.S. would not tolerate Syria using chemical weapons against its own people.
REACTIONS ACROSS THE BOARD
Many are reacting today over the attack against Syrian yesterday, with so-called "right-wing populists," that were very supportive of Trump previously, outraged that he would take such swift military action, especially after his critical stances about the same types of actions in 2013.
Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos Katie Hopkins, right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, Ukip donor Arron Banks and Ann Coulter, are all speaking up against the missile strikes against the Syrian base last night, while comment sections, forums and chats have lit up across the internet, with some very disappointed, and in some cases, very angry Trump supporters speaking out against what Trump did.
There are a number of reactions from hard-core conservatives that are favorable to the actions Trump ordered last night, many claiming it showed strength and made a 'statement" to the world, but 1) Those are coming from pundits that automatically assume Assad was responsible for the chemical attacks, and: 2) If the attack was based on a false flag or faulty intelligence, then any message, strength or statement is basically negated.
A Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean Friday and was heading toward the area where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.
The Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the Bosphorus Strait “a few hours ago” from the Black Sea, according to a U.S. defense official.
The Russian warship is now in the eastern Mediterranean steaming in the direction of the U.S. warships.
The Admiral Grigorovich is armed with advanced Kalibr cruise missiles.
We are now sitting on a very large powder keg to which one little spark could literally bring about a full-fledged World War.
THEORIES ARE FLYING
After spending the better part of the day researching this article, as well as taking the temperature of the tone and opinions from all sides of the political aisle, we have seen rampant speculation. Some asking if Trump duped everyone and is he a globalist? Others theorizing he was threatened into action. Some thinking he was sending a "message" to countries like China and North Korea.
Another theory that must be carefully considered is whether the "deep state" members within the intelligence community, that have been dead-set on ousting Bashar Assad, crafted, cherry picked, or manufactured evidence to show to Trump to "prove" Assad was behind the chemical attacks. Considering those chemical attacks came just days after Tillerson and Haley indicated the U.S. policy was no longer to force a regime change in Syria, the timing is more than just suspicious.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, also took to Facebook to speak to this issue and within that statement he says the U.S. is now on the "verge of military clashes with Russia." (His post is in Russian and must be translated in order to understand it unless one reads the language)
The majority of Trump supporters that feel betrayed and outraged are not expressing their criticisms at the bombing itself, but at the fact that it was done before an independent investigation could be conducted, providing evidence that it was perpetrated by Assad or whether it was another false flag attack, which would have limited the negative impact and the potential for reaction from a nuclear powerhouse like Russia.
In the video below, carefully note towards the end, that they mention that before these attacks, Russia had "said that there would be consequences if the U.S. retaliated" against the Syrian government over the chemical weapons attacks earlier in the week.