How was Trump lured into Syria, putting the US directly in the crosshairs of Russia?
It is difficult to understand what drives people who act from the egoic self, when you’ve left that behind a long time ago. It is equally difficult for them to understand you. Both these leaders very obviously act from ego. Trump did not discuss his plans with Putin ahead of time, but did warn the Russians to vacate the area at the last minute. They of course warned the Syrians, who moved their planes from the area. Then what egoic actions did the two leaders undertake?
The red line was drawn in Obama’s time — it was crossed by Syria and he did nothing. Trump felt that was a weakness embarrassing to America. He wanted to show he was a man of action — even if the damage inflicted was really just cosmetic. It was a symbolic gesture of “we are not afraid to act”.
He feels as if he lost face by not managing the Syrian leader properly. He therefore has to threaten and “bare his teeth”. Putin has gotten away with obvious lies before, he is doing it again to make America look guilty. Neither leader is planning on having these two super powers go to war, but Trump wouldn’t hesitate to make war on Syria if he thinks he can get away with it. (Some think ISIS has done this to deliberately turn Russia against the USA, but I do not find any involvement on their part.)
So this supposed chemical attack was real? And not a ‘false flag’ operation? (This is the narrative pushed by the alternative media, claiming that it doesn’t make sense for Assad to launch such an attack at this time.)
Another ego… feeling very secure with Russian backing… Also, he does not want the newfound good relations between the two countries to influence Russia away from blindly supporting him.