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Updated (April 6, 2017) from USA Today or I call it: Trump Cruising for Power.
The limited Trump/Cruise missile response against one Syrian airbase (responsible of the chemical attacks) highlights the dilemma that Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have faced as Syria spiraled further into civil war.
The Trump administration, like Obama, has called for Assad to leave but there is no indication the Syrian strongman will do so voluntarily.
Assad launched a chemical attack in 2013 on the outskirts of Damascus that killed more than 1,000 people. Obama said Assad's use of chemical weapons crossed a “Red line,” but he refrained from taking military action, but instead, Assad agreed to a plan to destroy the regime's chemical weapons and stockpiles in a deal brokered by the U.S and Russia – the world thought he would, until now.
Forcing a sudden collapse of the al-Assad regime would lead to further chaos and the administration prefers to pursue diplomacy to remove Assad from power.
SOS Rex Tillerson said removing Assad would require an international effort, and rightly so – but will they – and who is they?
However, even this limited Trump-military attack raises a host of risks.
Let’s face it, once military power is unleashed it is difficult to predict what will happen.