September 30, 2018 | Lodhi’s Speech at UN
September 29, 2018 | China rebuts US allegations
| Russian missiles challenge
September 28, 2018 | Iran defies America
| Britain and the EU
Many saw trouble brewing when US President Donald Trump signed a massive military bill – howsoever reluctantly.
In the background was Trump admitting to America having lost the proxy war in Syria with the promise of a US troop withdrawal from this particular war zone.
The world wondered how the US would act to save face.
The Pentagon came to the incumbent US American president’s rescue by suggesting a “one-time” bombing of chemical weapons sites in Syria, leaving Trump to denounce Syrian President Assad as a “mass-murderer”.
With a large number of Russian forces on the ground in Syria, the US, Britain and France, held back on launching a more brutal missile blitz, fearing the Russians could be caught in the cross-fire and, with this the war could escalate.
But that did not hold the back the alliance from firing a reported 105 missiles at three storage and development chemical weapons sites in Syria.
Referred to as the “Coalition of the willing”, the US, French and the British sternly went about their work then quietly folded their wings, leaving President Trump to announce the mission had been “perfectly executed”.
First reports filed from the other side deny this, with the Assad regime’s supporters remaining defiant. They claimed that most of the missiles launched against them had been destroyed with others missing their mark.
Meantime, Russia stood fast with its Syrian partners and asked the UN Security council to deliberate, while Iran has voiced its concern.
As Trump celebrates “a famous victory”, the international media remains confused about what was actually accomplished.
America, Britain and France have delivered a message about their military capabilities, and Russia its resolve to stand by its friends.
Beyond this, the United States has unveiled its real allies and, it is expected that they will find reason to engage in endless wars to assert influence.