The airstrikes in Syria were strategically brilliant. Yet this has baffled many, namely the more libertarian minded among us.
There are now rumors going around about the US invading Syria or the US getting into WWIII with Russia. Libertarians are losing their minds that President Trump is getting involved in another country and the liberals are losing their minds that he doesn’t want refugees to come into the country, yet gets upset about gas attacks.
There has been an awful lot of alarm and negativity thrown against the president over the last few weeks. I say weeks, because he has only been president for a few weeks. At first it really bothered me how negative the media was towards him, especially on inauguration day. He wasn’t even allowed a grace period, or a honeymoon period as you might call it. But now its starting to become somewhat amusing.
While the rest of the world, or at least America and Europe are playing checkers, President Trump is playing 3D chess.
By launching a missile strike while the Chinese President was visiting, he forced the Chinese to take him seriously and disabled their ability to heavily criticize him.
The missile strike forced not only Bashar Al Assad to take him seriously, it put Iran and North Korea on notice also.
The strike also put Russia on notice that it can no longer completely have its own way in the Middle-East anymore. It also completely blows the conspiracy theories about him being elected by the Russians completely out of the water.
In one fell swoop President Trump has blown up the liberal conspiracy theories, which were the strongest argument (if you can even call it that) that they had left.
It also completely overshadows the rise of Justice Gorsuch, which was another (and perhaps only) piece of ammunition the Democrats had left in their arsenal to rail against President Trump.
All the arguments against Gorsuch during his rise are now overshadowed by an airstrike which will now be speculated about for the next few weeks.
In the mean time Secretary of State Tillerson will be in Russia to talk to his counterparts. Instead of the Liberal media spinning it as him cozying up to his mates. They will be reporting about a possible coming conflict. In reality all it does it force Russia to take the US more seriously and allow better deals to come about.
As for the refugee crisis and the non intervention comments President Trump made back in 2013, you have to look at the current situation. You have to deal with the cards you’re given.
A lot of liberals and libertarians are upset. Their argument is that images of children dying is enough to provoke a missile strike, but women and children fleeing to the US is not allowed is somehow hypocritical.
Let’s break it down simply. Statistically the vast majority of refugees are military age men, not women and children. Even if they were, it is still not a good idea to allow thousands of refugees all the way to America when there are neighboring countries perfectly capable of helping out while also containing the radical jihadists.
The US is already tangled up in the Syrian mess. President Obama and his administration got the US into the mess to begin with.
President Trump was genuinely upset by the murder of innocent civilians and the use of chemicals is crossing the now infamous red lines set in place by President Obama. A strike on an airfield sends a powerful message to the world that the US is not to be messed around with anymore and that that kind of warfare is not to be tolerated.
For better or worse the US is the worlds foremost superpower. Part of making America great again and ensuring free trade and peace is by asserting American dominance. That is not something the libertarians like to see, but that is dealing with the cards you’re dealt.
President Trump is playing the cards he has been dealt in the best way he can. What he is doing on all fronts is playing the Art of War and showing that the US is still a power player on the world stage. That is a great thing for America and for the World.