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The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike

11 monthes ago   |   By

Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Trey Fowler/U.S. Navy via AP
When President Donald Trump threatened to strike Syria, the US Navy only had one destroyer in the region - leading people to assume that it take part in the strike.
But when the attack occurred, that ship didn't fire anything - which may have been a distraction ploy.
Instead, ships in the Red Sea fired a large portion of the missiles, while Syria and its Russian ally apparently failed entirely to defend it.
Russian threats to counter-attack also ultimately came to nothing.
When President Donald Trump threatened to send...
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Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump's airstrike on Syria - and convinced him to commit for the long term

Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump's airstrike on Syria - and convinced him to commit for the long term

11 monthes ago   |   By

Christophe Archambault
French President Emmanuel Macron claimed credit for key elements of US policy on Syria.
He said the plan to limit recent airstrikes to chemical weapons facilities were his.
He also told French TV that he persuaded Trump not to pull US troops out of Syria.
Macron and Trump have made much of their close personal relationship.
Nonetheless, Trump is claiming the Syria strike as his personal success, and the White House rejected claims of a Macron-inspired U-turn.
French President Emmanuel Macron said that he was the mastermind behind Donald Trump's airstrike on Syria...
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Trump's Syria strike achieves goal of loudly, publicly spanking Assad regime - but nothing else

Trump's Syria strike achieves goal of loudly, publicly spanking Assad regime - but nothing else

11 monthes ago   |   By

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
President Donald Trump rallied US allies for a trilateral strike on chemical weapons sites in Syria, and it looks to have achieved its goal.
Syria has deep, horrific problems beyond chemical weapons use, and the Pentagon admits it didn't even take out all its chemical weapons.
Instead, the strike was a public spanking for the Assad regime, which won't change anything on the battlefield or make life better for most Syrians.
Viewed narrowly as an attempt by the allies to punish Syria's government, it was a roaring success.
President Donald Trump this weekend pulled off...
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