18 Times Donald Trump said during his campaign that we should not bomb Syria. Trump supporters have gone “ballistic” over Trump’s use of ballistic missiles in Syria. Trump launched more than 50 missiles at Syria, purportedly to redress Syria’s use of chemical weapons. Trump’s use of weapons in response to an action taken by a foreign power against a people other than Americans, is not what Trump supporters bargained for. Trump was outspoken during the campaign. Identified as a “non-interventionist,” Trump voters seem to be surprised that President Trump has done the very thing candidate Trump said he’d never do. To make matters worse, it now appears Trump may be willing to take on North Korea as well as Russia.
On Saturday, U.S. Pacific Command announced that it was redirecting the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula. The strike group’s warfare capacity includes early warning radars, electronic-warfare technology, more than 300 missile tubes, and Hornets.
National security adviser H. R. McMaster told “Fox News Sunday” on Sunday that “the president has asked to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and to our allies and partners in the region.” McMaster added that, during Trump’s weekend summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, that both world leaders were concerned about North Korea’s rise as a nuclear power and that “President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Even in his inaugural speech, Trump proclaimed that it would be “America First”. He specifically addressed “every city” and “every foreign capitol.” Trump said from this day forward it will be a “new vision for our land.” “Every decision on…foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers.” He said “I will NEVER EVER LET YOU DOWN.”
As Russia warns of a “real war” with the US, Americans pause to wonder how we could have elected a person so divisive that we find ourselves being threatened with WWIII within two months of an inauguration. Both Russia and Iran have warned the US they will “respond with force” if their own “red lines” are crossed in Syria.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” the group’s joint command centre said.
North Korea has also warned the US that it is “fully ready to go to war” in response to Trump’s threats to seize the assets of Kim Jong-Un.
It seems the only “America first” thing about our country under the leadership of Trump is that America is the first country to be threatened by such nuclear powers so quickly after the inauguration of a new President.