Thursday, April 12, 2018

US, Britian, France Back Off

Whew! Temporary or Permanent? Don't know. For the moment it appears the axis of evil have walked back from their threats.

Trump's Impatience Collides with British Prudence

TWO BIG QUESTIONS: In London today, Prime Minister Theresa May called an emergency meeting of her Cabinet to discuss just what Britain is prepared to do in response to Trump’s call for a swift retaliatory attack. While May has said publicly "all the indications" are the Syrian regime was responsible for last weekend’s chemical strike, British media reports say May is resisting a rush to act quickly, and has privately requested more evidence from the Americans. May, who conferred with French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday, is also said to want assurances that another military strike would accomplish more than last year’s U.S. cruise missile attack

At the Pentagon yesterday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis admitted the question of hard evidence is still being addressed in discussions with Britain and France. “We're still assessing the intelligence ourselves, and our allies. We're still working on this,” Mattis said at a media availability with the visiting Dutch defense minister. Mattis also indicated there has been no decision on what form any potential strike would take. “We stand ready to provide military options if they're appropriate,” Mattis said. 

This time around there is again grumbling in the British Parliament, particularly among liberal politicians who fear calling Putin’s bluff could lead to wider war. "We don't want bombardment which leads to escalation and a hot war between the U.S. and Russia over the skies of Syria," Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn told the BBC, adding that Parliament, which doesn’t return from its Easter break until next Monday, "should always be given a say on any military action.”

Trump Rows Back as Russia Urges Calm  While Mr Trump didn't give a specific date he did state specifically within a number of hours the "response" would come.

In Russia, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday appealed for common sense in a world growing “more chaotic,” and a government spokesman said Thursday that the U.S. and Russia need to avoid steps in Syria that may have a destructive impact on efforts to resolve the conflict.

Not sure that this is over just yet.

19 comments:

  1. USGov.mafia tends to wait until Friday evenings to engage in action to take advantage of the lull in M$M news coverage. Also gives a few more days to move war weapons into place.

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    1. I just noticed tomorrow will also be the 13th, a Friday.

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    2. Dwayne: As of this moment, you and I are on the same page- "Also gives a few more days to move war weapons into place."

      I'm thinking when the USrael/UK/France considered options they didn't look so good- So buying more time. Sad to say it

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  2. Hi Penny:

    Can I have a cup of coffee too : )

    Isn't the latest Trump Tweet a gem?

    "Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”
    3:15 AM - 12 Apr 2018


    Where is our "Thank you America?" Buried with all the rotting bodies under the rubble in Raqqa.

    gc

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    1. Of course you can have a cup of coffee with me
      I'm pouring you a steaming mug of coffee- cyber coffee that is at this very moment
      Enjoy :)

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  3. Well we'll see what happens and I do agree with D on this subject.

    In other news, this is good news.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/libyan-commander-khalifa-haftar-coma-paris-hospital-180411152936655.html

    Coffee:-)))))))))))))))

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    1. https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-libya-haftar-meeting-moscow-lavrov-shoigu/28676446.html

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    2. Last year and yes he was trained by the Russian military and speaks Russian. He was Gadaffi right hand man until they had a falling out he then moved to Amerika were he lived near Langley home the cia but he was never part of them and Gadaffi govt. paid his bills during that time. I wish he would've gone to Russia and hopefully he left someone in charge that the tribes trust. Then maybe Saif the oldest son can come back a run the country which would make Hillary head explode:-)

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    3. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-11636472

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    4. jo- they'll be a mug of hot cyber coffee here for you tomorrow morning!

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    5. anonymous- what is the significance of that news at this time? I'm not sure

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    6. I saw the news regarding Haftar having a stroke, I think? In a coma I'd last read? Has that changed?

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    7. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-18470718

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    8. Do you think someone else in particular is going to die? Sadly, but, honestly, I'm clueless on where your going with this? Help?

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    9. https://www.cnn.com/2016/09/02/asia/uzbekistan-president-islam-karimov-dead/index.html
      http://www.newsweek.com/kyrgyzstans-president-atambayev-sent-moscow-hospital-502055

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    10. http://www.deripaska.com/initiative/russia-ebola-russia-vaccine/
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/27/in-thai-jail-after-sex-training-a-model-who-rattled-russian-elite-asks-u-s-for-help/?utm_term=.acc58d8268c0

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  4. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-12/map-coming-war-who-who-and-where-syria

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    1. the maps are helpful thanks Ed(itor)!

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