The overnight strikes on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Program by the US, UK, and France was given to be an altruistic attempt to stop Bashar Hafez al-Assad ‘s use of chemical weapons.
Trump proclaims “mission Accomplished”.
Syrian defences claim to have shot down 71 of the 103 missiles launched and the strikes were ineffective.
On a side note, this mission angered the Bear. Russia is condemning the US, calling the strikes on Syria an act of aggression against a sovereign state.
The question now becomes will this lead to more military escalation?
We have seen this posturing before from the USA.
The Iraq invasion was about oil.
The War on Afghanistan was a war worth waging given Afghanistan’s vast reserves of minerals and natural gas.
War is big business, Pentagon contractors were paid $175.1 billion in obligated contracts in 2015.
Is Syria the new adversary, or can we expect the dust to settle with no further measures?
There has been so much turmoil in Syria within the last decade alone and one has to wonder if there was a separate agenda behind the missile strikes.
Is oil a motivator? Syria is the only major crude oil producing country in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Other notable resources are cement, gypsum, industrial sand (silica), marble, natural crude asphalt, nitrogen fertilizer, phosphate fertilizer, salt, steel, and volcanic tuff.
Let’s hope this isn’t an excuse to go to war.