From the LATimes headlines email thingie (emphasis mine):
“The images are profoundly disturbing: dead or dying families, many of them children, in a suburb of Syria’s capital. Activists and aid groups say dozens of people were killed in an apparent poison gas attack. President Trump blamed the Syrian government and warned of a “big price to pay” in tweets that also took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin for backing Syria’s Bashar Assad — “Animal Assad,” as Trump called him. In turn, Syria and Russia labeled the accusations as “fake news.” The incident comes a year after Trump ordered Tomahawk cruise missiles launched in response to a sarin attack in Syria and just days after he said he wanted American troops to leave the country soon. Early Monday, missiles reportedly struck an air base in central Syria; Russia and the Syrian military blamed Israel for the attack. The U.S. and eight other countries want a meeting of the U.N. Security Council today”.”
They learned that trick from Prznint Stupid, methinks. It always comes back to bite you.
But as we noted yesterday, Putin is likely to get his letterman jacket back from Stupid over this. We turn now to Axios:
“Today is the first day on the job for John Bolton, President Trump’s third national security adviser, and the hawkish former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. will be instantly thrown into one of the administration’s most consequential decisions.
“CFR [Ed — Council on Foreign Relations] President Richard Haass tells me that after the chemical attack in Syria and Trump’s quick, tough rhetoric on Twitter: “Doing nothing now would be a moral and strategic fiasco.”
But that is Trump’s wheelhouse, although that would make him look WEAK, bigly!
So expect something Boltonish and Stupid.
Also too, as seems to be a Law of Nature that for every Trump Tweet there is an opposite one from his past:
If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
and from Mr. Peabody’s Way-Back Machine:
AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA – IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013
All caps, so you know he did it hisself in 2013.