Well, well, well — what do we have here. It was less than a fortnight ago when Trump decided to completely pull out of Syria — a war which has been fought by us, by proxy, for the better part of the past 7 years — losing miserably. The net result of our meddling has been 500,000 dead, millions displaced. But the recent chemical attack that took the lives of ~40 women and children were of course too much to bear.
Now we must stay in Syria, ‘long term’, because we’re a moral kind hearted people, who offer lovely stealth missiles or drilling contracts by our mega-corporations.
#BREAKING Macron says France has convinced Trump to "stay in Syria long-term"
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 15, 2018
"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying the United States of America had a duty to disengage from Syria.
We convinced him it was necessary to stay. I assure you, we have convinced him that it is necessary to stay for the long-term."
(Emmanuel Macron) https://t.co/0x706FatLV
— Jérôme Cartillier (@jcartillier) April 15, 2018
In other news, Russia punk’d out again and warned of global chaos if we hit Syria again.
Illegitimate missile strikes carried out by the #US and their allies on Syrian territory seriously damaged the prospects for a political settlement in #Syria. If such actions continue in violation of the @UN Charter, this will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations. pic.twitter.com/n6quwJkoxL
— Russia in USA ?? (@RusEmbUSA) April 15, 2018
I suspect this will be boolish for markets, Trump’s WW3 victory and all. We should expect a similar reaction after the previous great wars.
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