Tensions have been high between Russia and the United States for quite some time. Though they reached a fever pitch last week when President Trump issued a military strike against Syria.
It was beginning to look like another Cold War was on the horizon, but now seems to have changed.
President Trump sent a clear message last week, and it did not unnoticed. Of course, the left would have you believe that Trump is looking for a war, but that couldn’t be further form the truth. The military strike was to show the world that we would not be pushed around and it seems to have worked.
At first, Russia was pretty ticked off at the United States and said they would respond with force if we continued with military strikes. However, Russia just doubled down on their positions despite all their bravado.
Viktor Ozerov, head of Russia’s Defense and Security Committee, told Interfax a privately held news agency in Russia, that his country will not intercept U.S. missiles if Trump orders another attack against the Syrian regime
America unleashed a wave of 59 Tomahawk strikes on one of Bashar al-Assad’s airbases in the wake of a horrifying chemical attack on 87 Syrian civilians last week.
Russia – which has backed the Syrian dictator military – as well as Iran and its allies said the US had crossed a ‘red line’ and warned they ‘will respond to any aggression’ in the future.
But today the head of the Russian Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee insisted Kremlin forces stationed in Syria will not try to intercept US missiles should Washington order further strikes.
Does this strike you as odd? I mean at first Russia was all about retaliating against America, and now they switch positions?
What if the reason that Russia is doubling down is because they were involved with the chemical attacks and trying to cover for it? According to the DailyMail it very well could be possible:
The official said the presence of the surveillance drone over the hospital couldn’t have been a coincidence, and that Russia must have known the chemical weapons attack was coming and that victims were seeking treatment.
The official, who wasn’t authorised to speak publicly on intelligence matters and demanded anonymity, didn’t give precise timing for when the drone was above the northern Syrian town.
He also didn’t provide all the details for the military and intelligence information that form the basis of what he said the Pentagon has now concluded.
The allegation is grave, even by the standards of the currently dismal U.S.-Russian relations.
The Associated Press believes it could be the case as well.
BREAKING: Senior U.S. official says U.S. has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
This entire situation is one to watch as it develops.