I’m not going to theorize or strategize recent events, or at least too much, that said, Trump I believe has just served notice to Putin that the US is back. After 8 long years of Obama, the 6th Fleet is there to make its presence known.
I’m not one to jump to knee-jerk conclusions about ‘false flags’ and ‘Trump taking the bait’, this is more to do with sending a wider message and using a scenario which happened under Putin’s nose to do it. US is not any longer afraid to use unilateral might after the Obama years. Notice has been served to the US’ traditional enemies.
NOTE: I might be wrong, but I feel that this has more to do with serving Putin notice than with any game changing ‘regime change’ strategy. We shall see.
U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack
The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military said.
Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the Defense Department said. That’s the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.