Trump’s Blustering Dumbassery

From The Saker:

I have an important update: based on Russian sources, including video footage and the reports of one Russian journalist on the ground, Evgenii Poddubnyi, it has become clear that the US strike was largely symbolic.  Here is the evidence:

  1. The Russians were given a warning which they, of course, passed on to the Syrians.  The Americans must have assumed that this would happen.

  2. The Syrian airbase was lightly damaged: a few number of aircraft were damaged or destroyed, but many of these were in repairs and could not fly.  Fuel storage tanks were destroyed.  A number of aircraft bunkers were damage or destroyed.  A few barracks were also destroyed.

  3. There were 6 or 7 casualties, which is very little.

  4. Crucially, the runways did not suffer.

From the comments:

I think Putin correctly reads the US population’s war-weariness. Even the most patriotic USican is under no illusions that the US has wasted vast resources, valuable time and irreplaceable international goodwill since the Deep State/Zionists put Saddam in their crosshairs. The negative reaction by formerly pro-Trump Zero Hedge regular posters is visceral…they’re smarting badly as Trump merely falls into POTUS war-monger line. There is little else Trump could have done to so completely turn great swaths of his “base” against him. He clearly said no more wars, and get out of the ones Obama perpetuated… and then this?..

The US/Zionist/Deep State, for all proxy-wars, political posturing and pin-prick provocations, does not want a full-spectrum, world wide confrontation with Russia/China. A full-on US/NATO/Zionist attack of Syria as you describe would be a declaration of war against Russia, and given the current military ties to China… this is a war the US cannot win. I’m sure Xi is making that clear to Trumpy during their summit. Trump may think he “summoned’ Xi, but Dumb Donald will be set straight in no uncertain terms. The Chinese are polite enough to accept an invitation, but will not tolerate well Trumpy’s blustering dumbassery. The US owes over $20trillion, and is in no position to threaten China, economically or militarily.

Russia/China have few foreign bases, but have a demonstrated superior capability to attack over great distance. The 59 Tomahawks is an expensive joke in modern warfare, demonstrating just how ineffective and inept the US/NATO military actually is. Their “advisers” keep on getting caught in caldrons, from Debaltsevo to Alleppo.

The US has about foreign 1,000 bases/naval groups world wide, and simply cannot defend them all if total war broke out. While personnel in foreign bases/at sea is only about 300,000 (of about 1.4million total) quickly sacrificing a high % of that many would cause such public outrage at home that the current Deep State/Zionist-controlled Republic would fall. The drip-drip-drip of Vietnam losses nearly did it, so the smartest guys in the Pentagon/CIA/White House rooms won’t even entertain that thought…

The US once put great stock in cruise missile capabilities and their low-altitude stealth advantages. Proliferating inexpensive, accurate guided SAM’s over land and radar-guided machine guns on ships pretty much ended that short euphoria. Cruise missiles are pretty “stupid” compared to any recent self-navigating arms technology.

The idea to blow $100million in one artillery-style barrage is a new twist, but at a cost that the results can’t justify. Besides, the Syrian Army and Russian electronic surveillance teams won’t be caught quite so unaware again. The US public expects “shock and awe”, “precision bombing” for that kind of coin, and they got a damp squib…

For a few busted planes, you’ve lost every rational voter in America…

It is WWIII over at Breitbart between the Neocons and the Populists…

President Putin must place the “Shashka of Persuasion” into the hands of Defense Minister Shoigu and Shoigu must move immediately to protect and bolster Russian military forces in Syria. Divisions of Russian Defense forces must be mobilized and sent into the country. The naval base at Tartus must be reinforced with men and equipment as well as the airbase at Khmeimim. Syrian territorial waters must be patrolled by surface and submarine vessels. President Assad must declare a “No Fly Zone” over his country. The Syrian airspace must be completely blanketed by surface-to-air defense systems and every square meter of the country’s perimeter must be covered. Nothing gets in, nothing gets out without approval from Russian Defense Forces…

There can be no more game playing now because I tell ya’ folks…there is a big Syria invasion in the works…and it’s going to come from Turkish territory…

Erdogan’s calculus is that he can challenge Russia in Syria if he gets the US to back him up…

The Zionists have taken the bait and have exposed themselves for the chicken hawks (in comparison to saker falcons) they are to the whole world of persons with any brains left.

Putin knows this. Trump knows this. Xi knows this…

As for the attack itself, the missing 36 missiles is exactly the basic missile load of 3 Pantsir-S1 complexes (3 x 12 = 36)…

Apparently one missile failed to launch altogether and most of the rest failed to explode on impact.

Russia/Syria did not use any anti missile defences at all.

Quite simply more than half of the US missiles were duds, useless, utterly ineffective…

The warhead and other parts of one cruise missile was found in the garden of a house in Karto, Tartus…

The Russian military also claim the missile strike was planned before the gas attack, not afterwards (based on logistics)…

The military complex that was attacked by US tomahawk missiles was the military complex that shot down an Israeli fighter…

I believe it was a very calculated Machiavellian move agreed upon by the major players involved…

Trump is simply giving his domestic enemies rope to hang themselves with…

Perhaps it was an organised demonstration to the neocons of the Russians air superiority in Syria…

Win win for the warpigs on all sides.

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