Trump Warns Syria’s Assad, Russia, Iran Not to ‘Recklessly Attack’ Idlib: A ‘Grave’ Mistake

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to warn Syrian President Bashar Bashar al-Assad against attacking Idlib, the final province in the war-ravaged nation still under rebel control. “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province,” Trump wrote. “The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!” Assad’s regime is preparing for an offensive to take back Idlib, with the help of Iranian troops and Russian bomber planes. “Where Syria and its Russian Continue reading "Trump Warns Syria’s Assad, Russia, Iran Not to ‘Recklessly Attack’ Idlib: A ‘Grave’ Mistake"

One America News Network Says ‘No Evidence’ of Syrian Chemical Attack After Getting Regime-Led Tour

One America News Network, an upstart conservative cable news network with a penchant for rampant conspiracy disguised as genuine news (Jack Posobiec, of Pizzagate fame, is a correspondent) dispatched a reporter to Syria this week. OANN’s Pearson Sharp was taken on a tour of Douma, the suburb where Bashar al-Assad’s regime allegedly launched a chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. The U.S. concluded Assad’s regime was behind the attack, and that chemical weapons were used — and President Donald Trump used the attack as a justification for last week’s airstrike in Syria. But Sharp was in Syria to investigate: taken on a tour of Douma by Syrian officials, the reporter spoke with a number of Syrians who reassured Continue reading "One America News Network Says ‘No Evidence’ of Syrian Chemical Attack After Getting Regime-Led Tour"

John Oliver on Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’: Why Repeat ‘One of the Most Notorious Political Blunders’?!

Between the James Comey interview, US airstrikes in Syria, and Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek reelection, John Oliver had a lot of material to work in last week’s packed news cycle, but the Last Week Tonight host was particularly stuned by President Trump‘s use of a very infamous phrase. Trump tweeted “mission accomplished” on Saturday after a joint strike carried out by the UK, France, and the US hit the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, which was a response to the government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against a rebel-controlled town. However, George W. Bush famously printed the same phrase on a banner he draped over an aircraft carrier in 2003 after initial attacks on Iraq, despite the war actually continuing for another eight years — a gaffe that Oliver quickly pointed out. “Look, there are those who would argue that something had to be done in response to Continue reading "John Oliver on Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’: Why Repeat ‘One of the Most Notorious Political Blunders’?!"

Scarborough Mocks Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Tweet: Should’ve Also Said ‘I Am Not A Crook’

Joe Scarborough mocked President Donald Trump for tweeting the phrase “mission accomplished” after the US strikes in Syria, as George W. Bush infamously printed the same words on a banner he used while giving a speech in 2003 on the for from accomplished Iraq War. “Could not have had a better result,” tweeted Trump on Saturday. “Mission Accomplished!” While Scarborough passionately supported the Iraq War himself — which ultimately lasted until 2011, eight years after Bush’s “mission accomplished” moment — he still tore into the president for using the war terminology of his Republican predecessor. “Why didn’t he channel Nixon and say I am not a crook?” joked the Morning Joe host — referencing Richard Nixon’s famous defense he used before the Watergate scandal broke open. “There are phrases you just don’t use. Mission accomplished would be one. Especially on the most complicated theater on the planet. We have such Continue reading "Scarborough Mocks Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Tweet: Should’ve Also Said ‘I Am Not A Crook’"

Chris Wallace Grills Nikki Haley on US Rejecting Syrian Refugees: ‘How Do You Justify That?’

Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out the Trump administration’s hypocrisy on human rights in Syria while interviewing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as he displayed a graphic showing the drastic decrease in America’s acceptance of Syrian refugees under President Donald Trump. While Trump used the death of innocent people under the Bashar al-Assad regime to justify his massive strike on Syria last week, Wallace questioned if that was an acceptable excuse given the administration’s policies on refugees. “I want you to look at some State Department numbers on how many refugees have come into this country over the last three years,” said Wallace to Haley today. “In 2016, more than 15,000 Syrian refugees came into this country. Last year, 3,000. So far, this year, 11.” “On humanitarian grounds, how do you justify that?” Questioned the Fox News veteran. Haley responded by deflecting to the aid that the Continue reading "Chris Wallace Grills Nikki Haley on US Rejecting Syrian Refugees: ‘How Do You Justify That?’"

French President Macron Says He’s Convinced Trump to ‘Stay in Syria Long-Term’

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded President Donald Trump to keep U.S. troops in Syria for the long haul, according to AFP reporter Jérôme Cartillier. The news comes just over a week after Trump said he planned to bring all U.S. troops home from Syria, and militarily disengage from the area. Now, Macron says France “convinced him it was necessary to stay,” and “to stay for the long-term.” Trump Continue reading "French President Macron Says He’s Convinced Trump to ‘Stay in Syria Long-Term’"