It appears that the neo-cons are on the verge of victory again: according to CNN, Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week’s chemical attack and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source familiar with the calls tells CNN.
— CNN (@CNN) April 6, 2017
CNN hedges by noting that its source said the president had not firmly decided to go ahead with it, but said he was discussing possible actions with Defense Secretary Mattis. Trump is relying on Mattis' judgment, according to the source.
US officials told CNN "the Pentagon has long standing options to strike Syria’s chemical weapons capability and has presented those options to the administration."
The sources stressed a decision has not been made.
We now look forward to Russia's response as the geopolitical situation in Syria devolves to precisely where it was during the Obama administration.