Well, now this is alarming. Apparently, Russia and Iran have red lines of their own in Syria, and are threatening America if they’re crossed.
Russia and Iran have warned the US they will “respond with force” if their own “red lines” are crossed in Syria.
Following Friday’s cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase, in retaliation for the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun earlier in the week, the alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a joint statement threatening action in response to “any breach of red lines from whoever it is”.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” the group’s joint command centre said.
I’ll be the first to admit Syria is a mess (see Ted Cruz Weighs in on ‘Total Mess’ of Syria, Calls out Obama Policies, Trump’s Response, and Syrian Chemical Attack Survivor Blasts Obama’s Inaction, Begs Trump for Help). Foreign policy in general, actually. Seems good choices are sparse. More like varying degrees of bad choices. Especially in the Middle East. Pick your country.
But something tells me this threat isn’t going to sit well with folks. America doesn’t like to be threatened, it doesn’t like to be dared.
Look, I don’t want to get involved with too much commentary on what’s happening in Syria. But I will say this: the region is now, and has been for centuries, a powderkeg. There seems to be nothing that can be done, by an outside force, which will change how that region behaves as a whole. The debate in America is now: “What can, or what should (if anything) the United States do over there to affect it positively?” Because from where I sit, I’m not sure there is a solution.
But Russia and Iran drawing their own red lines is alarming. Russia and Iran, unlike the United States, will give nary a hashtag or a crap about what their respective media and virtue signaling Hollywood DumpLords have to say about bombing anything. Agree?
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