This week we learned that the Trump 'connection' to Russia may not be as strong and exuberant as many in the media depict it. What we do know for a fact, is that now US-Russian cooperation and relations may be put down a rocky road. Is this a good thing? Some might argue it is. Some might not. Some would see this as an opportunity for the US to build a more stable bilateral relationship with China, instead of the attempted encroachment that occurred previously. This is especially prevalent in light of the Xi-Trump summit, (which will be covered in another segment). By strengthening these ties, but still maintaining Trump's economic hardline that protects US jobs, can assure the American People with issues like the South China Sea, and deterring/diminishing the threat of North Korea.
But more on Syria...
The Kremlin strongly disliked Trump's use of force, and actually suspended an information transparency agreement between the US and Russia to avoid accidental miscalculation in conflict. Could this be the end of Trump's attempt to brighten relations with the Russians? We can only wait and see. The strike was in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons, and seen as a deterrent and a punishment for his use of such banned weapons. The US deployed 59 (primarily Tomahawk) missiles from two separate naval warships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea, striking the Al Sharyat Airfield, where the Syrian Army took six casualties. In response, Russia was immediately alarmed at the attack on an ally, and immediately dispatched a frigate to meet the US naval destroyers, the USS Porter & USS Ross, in the Mediterranean. Many around the world, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President François Hollande of France, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, praised Trump's actions as a responsibility and consequence of Assad's war crimes. Israel and Saudi Arabia, both crucial allies to the US, also praised the POTUS for his efforts.
As the world continues to work out what actually happened, the Conservative Nut praises President Trump for his strategic American intervention to deter future war crimes committed to the innocent civilians in Syria.
More information in the days to come.