Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mattis and Haley: Trump’s warning appears to have stopped Assad from launching a new WMD attack


All credit to Trump for staving off a new atrocity. But I don’t understand why an explicit warning changed Assad’s mind about a new chemical attack given that he’s been bombed for it once before. He learned the hard way that the Trump White House is willing to punch him in the face for gassing people. No warning necessary, you would think.

But it worked, apparently. How come?

“They didn’t do it,” Mattis told reporters on his plane as they flew from Germany to Belgium. “It appears they took the warning seriously.”
More at Hot Air 

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