Trump: Syria Attack "Could Take Place Very Soon Or Not So Soon At All"

Having likely taken a lot of heat from none other than his chief of staff Gen. Kelly for his Wednesday morning tweet in which he rather explicitly revealed US military plans, stating that "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia,  because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!", president Trump is backtracking this morning, and in his third tweet of the morning (after commenting on Robert Mueller and the "failing New York Times", and commending California Gov. Jerry Brown for sending the national guard to the border) Trump said that he never really said what he said. To wit:

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?”

While we are confident that Putin may have an objection about the "ridding the region of ISIS" part, the first part of the statement is only adding more confusion and has made Trump's initial threat even more nebulous, as now markets are worried about surging higher, well aware that risk-negative airstrikes on Syria are coming, but unaware when, which in turn prevents coordinated buying of stocks or other risk assets.

Of course, it may well be that Trump never strikes Syria as the US carrier Truman is roughly 2 weeks from the Syrian coast, which would mean that the UK, and/or France will be tasked with firing the cruise missiles meant to punish Assad for doing precisely the same thing he did last April when the US lobbed over 50 Tomahawks missiles at the Syrian regime.

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Voluntary Exchange nmewn Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:43 Permalink

Hey Trump and Putin, how about we deny you the power to start a war?

Think about a world where the politicians and psychopaths cannot keep concentrating more and more power.

How could that work? Stop paying taxes!

If all our needs are met through voluntary exchange, then what happens when a person starts behaving pathologically? They lose all their customers!

The personal costs of their folly have to be born by themselves or their accomplices and paid henchmen, and they cannot force others to pay the bill.  Pathological actions that harm others are risky and end up being more expensive, the more destructive they are. With everyone else free to defend or hire defense, an aggressor quickly runs out of resources.

Without the power to force others to pay for evil, (taxing power), the evil stay greatly constrained in what they can do. Paying for a large army can bankrupt any billionaire in a short time! So think about the true price you pay by agreeing to pay taxes! And it is better to think about this and take action BEFORE the nukes start going off.

To all you folks too scared to stop paying taxes, does this make it easier: (?) ---

Stop paying taxes or die in a nuclear war! Does that make it easier?

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Adolph.H. Haus-Targaryen Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:48 Permalink

Are they panicking because of British forces captured by the Syrian army in Ghouta (and now detained in a place neither the Americans nor the brits know of, so cannot bomb)?

https://sputniknews.com/military/201804121063460158-british-forces-syri…

I'll be waiting for them to appear on television any day. That would be grandiose, but sadly I believe it's already too late, evacuation is proceeding apace:

https://sana.sy/en/?p=133841

And in case they can't evacuate, something else happens, a bit sadder for the participants though:

http://12160.info/m/photo?id=2649739%3APhoto%3A1768612

And Putin somehow convinced Netanyahu not to intervene in Syria:

https://srbin.info/2018/04/11/putin-izrealskom-premijeru-njetanjahuu-ne…

Maybe because they would shoot down anything in sight:

https://russia-insider.com/en/breaking-ww3-russia-will-take-down-any-am…

And America just blinked because Russia is not taking their bullshit lightly, but hedge accordingly for any nuclear war:

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-prepares-nuclear-war-us-instructing-citi…

https://russia-insider.com/en/fact-moscow-has-nuclear-missile-shield-ny…

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It's okay not to be a Jew.

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EuroPox Adolph.H. Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:48 Permalink

Trump has just hung May out to dry!  She wants a strike asap (there is some embarrassing stuff in Ghouta, which is now back under SAA control) - she planned to get a quick strike in now and then have a debate in parliament next week.  Corbyn is demanding a debate before any action - he knows parliament will not support it (just like Cameron failed to get the go ahead).  She just ends up looking more incompetent whatever happens!

Edit: thanks Adolph for posting the link - I was just looking that up!  It was the capture of those special forces and Putin's refusal to deal that caused the Skripal case in the first place!

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Slack Jack IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:15 Permalink

This latest chemical attack in Syria is yet another FALSE FLAG.

Just like all the previous chemical attacks in Syria were FALSE FLAG events.

Just like the Skripal "chemical attack" in Britain was a FALSE FLAG event.

Trump is a Jew (so is Theresa May, by the way).

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=630
http://mileswmathis.com/trump.pdf

It seems the Jews want war,.... yet again.

If you wish to see how real wars are conducted, read:

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1174

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:15 Permalink

Remember, the evil people, Theresa May, Stoltenberg, Trump and the rest, are damning Russia with obvious lies.

The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

HERE IS THE PROOF:

The Novichok nerve agents are supposedly much more toxic than the nerve gases VX or Sarin (and yet the Skripals are still alive!?).

Mirzayanov's book, published in 2008, contains the formulas he alleges can be used to create Novichoks. In 1995, he explained that "the chemical components or precursors" of Novichok are "ordinary organophosphates that can be made at commercial chemical companies that manufacture such products as fertilizers and pesticides."

https://www.amazon.com/State-Secrets-Insiders-Chronicle-Chemical/dp/143…

Basically, Mirzayanov claims that it is relatively easy to make the Novichok nerve agents.

So, some enterprising Arabs could buy a few chemists to make a few tons of it and then spray it all over the little Satan.

Do you really think that the Jews who run the United States would allow the publication of information that could lead to thousands of deaths in Israel?

Do you really think they would protect the publisher of such information by giving him residence in the United States?

Remember, Mirzayanov was given residence (and a University position) in the United States after he was kicked out of Russia.

There are also a number of "people who should know" that have stated that there is zero solid evidence for the existence of the Novichok nerve agents. For example: Robin Black in Development, Historical Use and Properties of Chemical Warfare Agents (2016):

"In recent years, there has been much speculation that a fourth generation of nerve agents, ‘Novichoks’ (newcomer), was developed in Russia, beginning in the 1970s as part of the ‘Foliant’ programme, with the aim of finding agents that would compromise defensive countermeasures. Information on these compounds has been sparse in the public domain, mostly originating from a dissident Russian military chemist, Vil Mirzayanov. No independent confirmation of the structures or the properties of such compounds has been published."

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/03/the-novichok-story-is-i…

And, Alexander Shulgin, Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2018):

"There has never been a ‘Novichok’ research project conducted in Russia,... But in the West, some countries carried out such research, which they called 'Novichok,' for some reason."

CONCLUSION: The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

Adolph.H. "Are they panicking because of British forces captured by the Syrian army in Ghouta (and now detained in a place neither the Americans nor the brits know of, so cannot bomb)"

The British military team caught planting bombs in Iraq, by the locals (the blasts of which were then blamed on Arab suicide jockeys), were simply busted out of the prison they had been locked up in. The press consequently forgot all about this embarrassment.

If the Brits hadn't been rescued from the prison, would they have killed them to hush it all up?

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DillyDilly Whoa Dammit Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:50 Permalink

@WD ~ You said it!

 

The blowhard can't live 2 minutes without trying to make something all about him. Motto:

 

Shoot [mouth off] first, aim, ready! ~ Entertaining if you're trying to beat up on Colin Kaepeniks girlfriend, or Stormy Daniels... Not so entertaining to the American public who doesn't think it's NEAT to fool around starting WW3...

 

POCKET POLITICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAZXbkqrTgs

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07564111 tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:19 Permalink

Here is your comment and my reply for all to read dickwad

https://www.zerohedge.com/comment/11486535?items_per_page=50&sort_by=th…

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tmosley manofthenorth Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:31 Permalink

They have already told us the answer here. The Russians are moving their equipment out of the way of the strikes. This will be a repeat of last year.

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07564111 tmosley Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

Not this time ;) Engels 2 is active.

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tmosley 07564111 Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:36 Permalink

You are going to be embarrassed .

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But I'm not, am I ;)

I told you that the Russian MOD was serious in their threat..now we see that your dotard has backed away from an embarrassing failure and loss of equipment/men if he had/will launch a strike.

You need to learn to read dicksuxr

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spyware-free tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:16 Permalink

This is still an unfolding soap opera with twists and turns yet to come. I wouldn't be spiking the ball just yet. Despite the back channel conversations, the Russians are still preparing for an attack and much of the discussion revolves around where NOT to hit. But, don't forget the psychopaths that surround Trump and the strings that get pulled from Tel Aviv.

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DillyDilly tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:07 Permalink

mosley ~ It's exactly like you to not even remember comments from even a day or so ago...

 

On at least a dozen different comments, I acknowledged that "yeah ~ probably nothing will come of it", but I was clear to add that THAT WAS NOT THE FUCKING POINT.

 

Instead ~ the point is that DJT is the most irresponsible motherfucker on the planet for TWEETING shit like he did... I furthermore said that, whatever happens, he'll never recover from this [politically]. The plain fact of the matter is that the American public does not appreciate THEIR LIVES being disrupted by some clown who thinks that TWITTER WARS against Colin Kaepernicks girlfriend and Stormy Daniels is the same as TWITTER WARS going head to head, militarily, against Russia (in Syria).

 

FFS ~ The other day, you made a comment that your crystal ball had it on the table that it would be GREAT to send some missles anyway to make some holes in the ground & so that the US & Russia could test out some of their 'toys'... Then replace old weaponry...

 

Do I need to dredge those comments up (or would that be considered 'doxxing' you)?

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bshirley1968 tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

You should be directing your hysterics at Trump. Some people aren't "hooked on drama" like the Trumplemeister.

The man is about as presidential as Will Ferrell. Your constant trolling in defense of Trump's juvenile, Jerry Springer antics continually erodes your credibility as well.

If you have no concern about your credibility....as it would seem Trump feels the same.....then why bother posting.

At some point Trump will just be a joke that doesn't mean jack shit to anyone. He would be that now if he didn't have access to the "football". It's probably why he enjoys the war drum beating, it's the only thing that makes him relevant. He is and never has been anything more than a spoiled brat who needs everyone's attention.

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Blankone DillyDilly Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:36 Permalink

This would have worked in Trump's favor if it was 6 months previous. It would have made him look powerful and important. Now it just makes him look like, as said by more and more, the reality show star who craves more attention and does whatever to get it. Everything from "I'm the king of the world" to "They are picking on me"

He had already gotten the French moving into Syria, got May to commit England to actions and same for some others. Based upon the supposed gas poisoning in England and Syria. He got a huge number of countries to kick out at least one Russian diplomat (including Iceland). Then Trump made definitive statements that he Would be taking military actions in no more than a couple days and made the case that immediate action was required.

This is going to backfire HUGE on Trump if he does not launch an attack within a week. If he does attack but waits several weeks it will now appear it was just to save face or get the attention back on him. If he does not follow through or waits several weeks and then attacks the growing movement to paint Trump as mentally unstable is going to gain real traction and a growing number who did not before will start to consider that it might be true.

Being a billionaire but having sex with porn stars combined with the stories, true or not, that follow and the other women coming out of the woodwork, true or not, combined with his bipolar grandiose behavior, megaphone mouth and tweet storms give the appearances of Charlie Sheen.

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spyware-free Blankone Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

If this was Putin that backed down you'd be calling him a pussy. This is Trump being Trump and no more. Make outrageous statements that over-reach reality and have the situation normalize back to a place of compromise. The only question is Trump a stable genius or a dotard? Is he playing 3-d chess or pick-up-stix?

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Blankone spyware-free Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:33 Permalink

Putin IS a pussy, coward and much more. Or he is the current Russian mafia family leader stealing the Russian people's wealth and does not care about the citizens long term situations. Or he is party to the NWO plan and playing/acting his role. Or a combination of above. He is not a "good guy", Russian savior or any of that.

I have said of Trump. Hillary would be less dangerous, Trump is smart and has always been working with/for "them", Trump is going to take your guns, Trump is a reality show/carnival barker, if Trump is playing 3d chess it is against the US public, etc.. None of that is exclusive of the other.

But could the kicker that is causing problems for "them" be that Trump IS psychologically deficient and some of that is showing through more and more with stress? Bipolar, a type of sociopath, narcissistic disorder, borderline personality disorder -- you can see part of any of those in him. I dismissed those ideas even 3 months ago but now consider the possibility.

If Trump is staying on script and not going off the rails on occasion then there is purpose to take the act to this extreme that I do not yet understand. Oh, and Trump IS a coward and a pussy when he does not have a great advantage.

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biker_trash spyware-free Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

He's occasionally an accidental genius when his garbage mouth and unusual perseverance work for him. However, we can clearly see that his fragile ego is easy to manipulate and that he's impressed by Military types. He's being played by NEOCON's who have the stomach to tolerate him personally and the brains to leverage his  weakness (ego) for their evil schemes.

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king leon Blankone Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:03 Permalink

DC Were caught bluffing with a bum hand while Russia holds the Aces and Russia just threatened to kick the fucking shit out of the US fleet "EVERYWHERE" The US staged this gas attack and were locked and loaded and were ready to go, so what changed Trump's mind? Maybe Trump's  Admirals tweeted him to go FUCK himself, this is a fucking humiliating climb down.

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kralizec BennyBoy Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:34 Permalink

Oil War Doom Porn brought to you by the Tylerz of ZeroHedge...seriously, some folks will just not be satisfied unless WWIII does break out...normally I would say "be careful what you wish for"...but it seems pointless...so...LET THE SHITSTORM COMMENCE!

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DillyDilly kralizec Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:39 Permalink

Brought to me by Tylers?

 

This whole sad & asinine episode was brought about because this idiot can't keep his mouth shut

 

 

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018

 

You ought to be thanking ZH for giving a forum where people can speak out and call out that kind of bullshit for what it is.

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kralizec DillyDilly Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:52 Permalink

I know, the loose chatter is one-directional, my bad.

Err...

 

"If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President [Vladimir] Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired," Zasypkin told Hezbollah's al-Manar TV.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that US "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism for several years on its territory"

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also said that Putin has no plans so far for phone talks with Donald Trump, while adding that Russian market volatility is partly emotional, partly speculative; Russian economy has sufficient durability, Peskov says

 

The Kremlin also got it's gashnik's in a twist for a lone American destroyer approaching the Syrian coast...while being well outside of its territorial waters.  There are no innocents here, there are no black or white knights, their is no "side"...it's all a grand theater.

Relax, crack a cold one and enjoy the show.

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Voluntary Exchange kralizec Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:03 Permalink

I presume you are fully prepared to survive:

First the flash, then the concussion, then the fallout for a few months, then food, water, air, safety, and body heat to sustain you for 1-2 years while nuclear winter slowly subsides and everyone else starves to death.

Dying from nuclear poisoning is excruciatingly painful. Starving takes months of agony. If you are a normal person, it will be even worse to see your loved ones die before your eyes.

So sure, get out your popcorn and enjoy the show!

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mark1955 IridiumRebel Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:00 Permalink

Martial Law!...And our Enslavement back here in the United States, that's what much of this is about! 

 

In order for the NWO to realize their dream of an Enslaved United States, they have to create a pretext for their Flunky Trump, to start a War in the middle-east, which the globalist can then stage a corresponding False Flag attack ( Power Outage, Nuclear, dos, chem/bio etc., ) back here in the United States, that would then Try to generate our Enslavement through:

                                                      1. Martial Law/Curfew

                                                      2. Food/Firearms Confiscation

                                                      3. Mandatory military/national service for ALL men/women under 60 ( It's in the NDAA )

                                                      4. mandatory microchipping/vaccination

                                                      5. Our Enslavement/Genocide

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mark1955 mark1955 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:18 Permalink

False Flag Alert!!!

Friday the 13th is TOMORROW!

 The Boston Marathon is Monday and April 19th is next week which is the anniversary of: Waco ( Branch Davidians ) and Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the anniversary of the British marching to Lexington/Concord to Try and Confiscate Firearms/Powder from the colonist.

 

These, As well as Sunday april 15th, ( Tax Day )  and Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park ( Where The FBI and DHS ) have been conducting ant-terror drills are prime spots for the FBI to Try and Stage Mass Shooting/Bombing/Power Line downing attacks, blamed on Conservatives wrongly because of the anniversary's. This would in theory at least, allow the FBI to Try and cement Gun Control and further Demonize the Right Wing wrongly as the Number One "Domestic Terror Threat!

 

Please call any and all attacks happening "Conveniently" during these times, for the STAGED Farces that they are and DEMAND Clear HD VIDEO of Any alleged "Shootings"!!!

 

 

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Brazen Heist mark1955 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:50 Permalink

Sounds like some folks jumped the gun

Or maybe he's waiting for the carrier to arrive

Or maybe he's talking with the Russians behind the scenes

Or maybe he realized its not worth it anymore

Or maybe he's waiting for the investigation

Or maybe he needs more time to prep the regime change op

Or maybe he's just a retard.

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