2017 Missile Strike On Syria’s Shayirat Airbase Was Message To China: Trump

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2017 Missile Strike On Syria's Shayirat Airbase Was Message To China: Trump

A US cruise missile strike on Syria’s Shayirat airbase in April 2017 was a message to China, US President Donald Trump told Fox News on June 12. Then, the missile strike was publicly justified with reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces.

However, now Trump provides another explanation of the US motivation behind the attack.

“I told him, ‘Mr. President, we just sent 58 missiles into Syria to hit a certain target and he said ‘please say it again’ with his interpreter. I said ‘we just sent 58 missiles… Every single one of those missiles from 700 miles away from ships in the ocean. 58 missiles – 58 hits,’” Trump said in an interview recalling that the strike took place during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Florida.

“But that was done because Syria’s Assad had used chemical gases against children and we had to do that. Had President Obama gone over the red line I think that maybe he would’ve had a different story in the Middle East, but he didn’t do that,” the president claimed.

“I told [Xi Jinping] that either he is going to leave or we’ll be good friends. He didn’t leave. He understood, he really understood.”

These remarks by Trump is another indication that the US uses the conflict in Syria pursuing own political goals in the region and around the world. All the US attacks on Syria justified by “chemical weapons usage” were carried out without any propper investigation of the US-backed accusations.

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  • Rex drabble

    Nice try Mr Trump.China isnt scared by you.

  • Nosferatu

    Killing people and attacking a nation as a message? Really? Someone should kill all US politicians and call it a message to North Korea.

    • Barba_Papa

      That’s how gunboat diplomacy works.

      And that’s why Russian diplomats, despite being called out in the MSM for being evil villains, sound reasonable and cultured compared to their American counterparts. They actually still know how to use the fine art of diplomacy.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Gunboat Diplomacy was practised in China by the British during the Opium Wars ( Britain flooded China with opium from India in the 19th century). HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation ) Bank gained much wealth from the drug trade then and has been fined billions of dollars by the US in recent years for ‘not noticing’ the many billions of cash deposits by Mexican drug lords :).

        It was only successful then because China was largely the fiefdom of poorly armed war lords with the disunity that results.

        Today China is united and is very well armed .

        • jako

          Agree.
          Like UK before,
          US-CIA does today the same with Colombian cocaine and Afghanistan’s heroine.
          They have “flooded” West (EU and US) with those drugs….

          • Concrete Mike

            Yup, system of a down says it in their song prison system.

          • Merijn

            Prisons are for common folks…they are not allowed to sell drugs… Because the Governments would make less Money if everyone could sell “THEIR SHIT”…

          • Concrete Mike

            Liste. To the song bud…

          • Allan Greedspoon

            LOL . . . Well said buddy!

        • Merijn

          Chinese Leadership could also well be aligned with the New World Order in my opinion… I’m still wary with any new developments… Trump & Kim Yong Un Best Buddies all of a sudden after all this Nukin’ the DPRK Loudmouthed bullshit… Theatre & Drama of the worst Kind…just Like Cold Wars & Cuban Missile Crisis’…it becomes funny when you can skip the crap that is comin’ from their mouths…

          • Brad Isherwood

            The Old Masonic game is Forced Play,
            Nations have no… option out clause.
            The degree of destruction/Genocide decided upon is what’s truly disturbing.
            WW 1/WW 2 etc…
            The Talmudic trash and the Masonic Occult both embrace Global Destruction prior to their God/Great Architect show up.
            My concern is they have or are deciding upon what level of nuclear weapons use to Run** in the Future game turns.
            Low yield and Neutron warheads

          • Feudalism Victory

            Everyone seems nuke happy

          • FlorianGeyer

            Kim I suspect is only massaging the old ‘dotards’ ego. Just as Trump’s life depends on following the orders of Israel, Kim’s life depends on a similar reality .

            I do not personally think that Kim wants to let the US make a Disney Military Theme Park in NK.

            The NK people would not want to prostitute themselves to the US either after the murderous actions of the US who used WMD’s in the Korean war.

          • Merijn

            Every Country has got its Pyramid….Pyramids should crumble… no Good has come from this structure….

          • FlorianGeyer

            And the good old USA is the ‘Home of the Pyramid Scheme’, so when they all start crumbling down the rubble will lay all over the USA :)

          • Merijn

            I thought it started in Egypt….my bad..

          • FlorianGeyer

            Lol.

          • Allan Greedspoon

            Right on!

          • Allan Greedspoon

            ” The nations of this world cannot come to any considerable agreement with our having a hand it it” (The Protocols)

          • Merijn

            Well if the Leaders of the World can’t come to any Considerable Agreement….then it is Time to Change the Leadership….Times have Changed….so did the World….

        • Feudalism Victory

          Chinese demographics guarantee decades of ebbing power and lower vitality. America is still growing albeit slowly and through low quality immigration.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Low quality immigration is very dangerous as the old adage of ‘Shit breeds shit’ is pertinent. Its in their genes.

          • Allan Greedspoon

            America’s day is almost past. They are like Britain pre-WW2. It is only a matter of time before the the Great Whore collapses . .

          • Feudalism Victory

            Thats an apt analogy.

    • Tudor Miron

      Trump keeps doing what he’s assigned to do – reformatting US and facilitating the process of transfering center of power concentration from US to China. He’s making sure that US vassals (EU) can’t tolerate their boss any more (gradually but surely) and the world can see US for what it is.

      • Nosferatu

        It looks like it. So you too watch Pjakin?

        • Tudor Miron

          Yes.

          • Nosferatu

            I like him and his analysis too. I even buy the books issued by the authors team called Inner Predictor of …… that Pjakin always talks about

          • Merijn
          • Nosferatu

            yes this man: I watch him regurarly almost 3 years

          • Tudor Miron

            Very good my friend, but this one I like better. https://youtu.be/3yW2dHAbBJo

          • Merijn

            Thanksalot…my friend…I always appreciate your opinion…:)

          • Tudor Miron

            Thank you.

          • Garga

            Hello again friend. A couple of weeks ago we had a related discussion and I sent my last reply (a few days later) to that old conversation. As I didn’t receive your reply, I thought you may have missed that, so I post the link here again.

            Would you kindly take a look at that? Thanks.

            https://disqus.com/home/discussion/southfront/us_embassy_worker_in_china_is_injured_in_sonic_attack_us_secretary_of_state/#comment-3920816991

          • Tudor Miron

            Hello. I’m very sorry but I missed your reply – thatwas not interntional. Sorry.
            I will reply within that articcle if it’s OK with you.

          • Garga

            Nichevo strashnava tovarisch, thanks for the reply.

            I’m not a big footbal fan but I hope your national team wins tomorrow, I’ll send a BIG kiss to Akhil koshka if his prediction comes true.

      • Feudalism Victory

        What about the anti chinese tariffs?

        • Tudor Miron

          Lets wait and see what happens.

      • Merijn

        Yup…Gold in Chinese Banks…Talks in Astana the Masonic Capital of Eurasia…Chinese Social Credit System… we only need the Creation of a Crisis after which People will be Happy to join the New “Peaceful” World Order….collapsing the Dollar would be such a Crisis…everyone lookin’ for leadership to help them then…and the help is already there… the Petro-Yuan…even the people are for most part turned into Zombies unable to think for themselves…Because they have devices telling them what to do and how to live…

    • Stephen

      How Trump look nervous in front of China president Xi.

    • christianblood

      U$A is a rogue terrorist state that murdered more civilians (millions of them) and invaded and bombed more countries than the rest of world combined. See it below:

      https://wikispooks.com/wiki/US/Bombing_campaigns_since_1945

      • Merijn

        118 WARS since INDEPENDENCE DAY…

        American Revolutionary War
        (1775–1783)

        Cherokee-American Wars
        (1776–1795)

        North-West Indian Wars
        (1785–1793)

        Shays’ Rebellion
        (1786–1787)

        Whiskey Rebellion
        (1791–1794)

        Quasi War
        (1798–1800)

        First Barbary War
        (1801–1805)

        German Coast Uprising
        (1811)

        Tecumseh’s War
        (1811)

        War of 1812
        (1812–1815)

        Creek War
        (1813–1814)

        Second Barbary War
        (1815)

        First Seminloe War
        (1817–1818)

        Texas-Indian Wars
        (1820–1875)

        Arikara War
        (1823)

        Aegean Sea Anti-Piracy
        Operations of the United States
        (1825-1828)

        Winnebago War
        (1827)

        First Sumatran Expedition
        (1832)

        Black Hawk War
        (1832)

        Second Seminole War
        (1835–1842)

        Second Sumatran Expedition
        (1838)

        Aroostook War
        (1838)

        Ivory Coast Expedition
        (1842)

        Mexican-American War
        (1846–1848)

        Cayuse War
        (1847–1855)

        Apache Wars
        (1851–1900)

        Puget Sound War
        (1855–1856)

        First Fiji Expedition
        (1855)

        Rogue River Wars
        (1855–1856)

        Third Seminole War
        (1855–1858)

        Yakima War
        (1855–1858)

        Second Opium War
        (1856–1859)

        Utah War
        (1857–1858)

        Navajo Wars
        (1858–1866)

        Second Fiji Expedition
        (1859)

        John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry
        (1859)

        First & Second Cortina War
        (1859–1861)

        Paiute War
        (1860)

        American Civil War
        (1861–1865)

        Yavapai Wars
        (1861–1875)

        Dakota War of 1862
        (1862)

        Colorado War
        (1863–1865)

        Shimonoseki War
        (1863–1864)

        Snake War
        (1864–1868)

        Powder River War
        (1865)

        Red Cloud’s War
        (1866–1868)

        Formosa Expedition
        (1867)

        Comanche Campaign
        (1867–1875)

        United States Expedition to Korea
        (1871)

        Modoc War
        (1872–1873)

        Red River War
        (1874–1875)

        Las Cuevas War
        (1875)

        Great Sioux War of 1876
        (1876–1877)

        Buffalo Hunter’s War
        (1876–1877)

        Nez Perce War
        (1877)

        Bannock War
        (1878)

        Cheyenne War
        (1878–1879)

        Sheepeater Indian War
        (1879)

        Victorio’s War
        (1879–1881)

        White River War
        (1879–1880)

        Pine Ridge Campaign
        (1890-1891)

        Garza Revolution
        (1891–1893)

        Yaqui Wars
        (1896–1918)

        Second Samoan War
        (1898–1899)

        Spanish-American War
        (1898)

        Philippine-American War
        (1899–1902)

        Moro Rebellion
        (1899–1913)

        Boxer Rebellion
        (1899–1901)

        Crazy Snake Rebellion
        (1909)

        Border War
        (1910–1919)

        Negro Rebellion
        (1912)

        Occupation of Nicaragua
        (1912–1933)

        Bluff War
        (1914–1915)

        Occupation of Veracruz
        (1914)

        Occupation of Haiti
        (1915–1934)

        Occupation of the Dominican Republic
        (1916–1924)

        World War I
        (1914–1918)

        Russian Civil War
        (1918–1920)

        Last Indian Uprising
        (1923)

        World War II
        (1939–1945)

        Korean War
        (1950–1953)

        Laotian Civil War
        (1953–1975)

        Lebanon Crisis
        (1958)

        Bay of Pigs Invasion
        (1961)

        Vietnam War
        (1965–1973, 1975)

        Communist insurgency in Thailand
        (1965-1983)

        Korean DMZ Conflict
        (1966–1969)

        Dominican Civil War
        (1965–1966)

        Insurgency in Bolivia
        (1966–1967)

        Cambodian Civil War
        (1967–1975)

        War in South Zaire
        (1978)

        Operation Eagle Claw
        (1980)

        Gulf of Sidra Encounter
        (1981)

        Lebanese Civil War
        (1982–1984)

        Invasion of Grenada
        (1983)

        Action in the Gulf of Sidra
        (1986)

        Bombing of Libya
        (1986)

        Tanker War
        (1987–1988)

        Tobruk Encounter
        (1989)

        Invasion of Panama
        (1989–1990)

        Gulf War
        (1990–1991)

        Iraqi No-Fly Zone Enforcement
        (1991–2003)

        First Intervention in the Somali Civil War
        (1992–1995)

        Bosnian War
        (1992–1995)

        Intervention in Haiti
        (1994–1995)

        Kosovo War
        (1998–1999)

        Operation Infinite Reach
        (1998)

        War in Afghanistan
        (2001–present)

        Iraq War
        (2003–2011)

        War in North-West Pakistan
        (2004–present)

        War in Somalia
        (2007–present)

        Operation Ocean Shield
        (2009–2016)

        American-Led intervention in Libya
        (2011)

        Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency
        (2011-2017)

        American-Led intervention in Iraq
        (2014–2017)

        American-Led intervention in Syria
        (2014–present)

        Yemeni Civil War
        (2015–present)

        American intervention in Libya
        (2015–present)

        D*mn this list takes a lot of space….

        • christianblood

          Great summary of U$ wars! Thanks Merijn!

          • Merijn

            My pleasure… copyright free…:)

          • christianblood

            Thanks, I will do that and share it with others!

    • Merijn

      That sounds like a plan…. take the Deep State with’m…as a message to Zimbabwe
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06e7baf78314d308c33e7f680e62673a5c8b4701ed849feb037017b2b6ab6c50.jpg

    • Feudalism Victory

      Oh many would love to send such a message. They just love living too much. This planet is under gangster rules and dont you forget it!

      TRUMP 2020.

    • Dušan Mirić

      Someone!!! Ivan Cesar, a Croatian politician said in early nineties that mental institution is the place for murderers

    • Allan Greedspoon

      No need to kill them. . .just let them stink themselves to death. They will face an angry God Who will ask them: Why did you support the Zionist entity as it was killing so many of My children in Palestine? Why did you send American taxpayer money to support the same kind of hateful people who killed my only begotten Son when He was on Earth?

  • Joe

    What??????

    He is out of his league … to take on China and with those old old Tomahawk?

    President Xi must be laughing till his stomach got cram for sure… I am laughing.!!!

    Anyway… everyday talking like kids

  • Kongsak Vongshusri

    American Neonazi .

  • Lupus

    No wonder 45.000 Americans get killed every year in the US by fellow citizens with a role model like this. Don’t like someone? Kill someone to send him a message

    • FlorianGeyer

      Yes, that is the method used by common Street Gangs :)

      It says all we really need to know about those who control the USA :)

    • RamboDave

      Trump must have been watching the Godfather movie rerun the night before.

  • FlorianGeyer

    This crass statement from Trump was rude in the extreme and will only serve to confirm to China that the US is a nation controlled by buffoons with nuclear weapons.

    China will not be phased by this behaviour.

  • John Whitehot

    the amount of brownnosing trump is doing to china is astounding.

    i wonder if there is a propagandistic element in it like “americans should not worry about China because they are our friends and not someone elses”, a claim that has the same value of a joke, in the real world.

  • Stephen

    Why European have committed genocide of red Indians and took their lands and stollen their assets? Why the Red Indians have used any chemical attack on their own people? No these are just moronic allegations of US, UK and of their proxy regimes. US, UK and their proxy regimes have committed crimes against world humanity and will do again and again like evil demons if there is no body to nutrilize them for ever.

    • Merijn

      Evil Demons are everywhere, just as Good Folks are everywhere…Unity of Good Folks could come a long way….

  • RichardD

    Pretty bizarre .

  • Vince Dhimos

    I hope he didn’t think China was scared of the US at that point. China and Russia together could wipe out the US navy in a few hours. Trump apparently thought that hitting a target with a missile from 700 miles away is a big deal. Obviously, he doesn’t know that the Russians hit targets in Syria with Kalibrs from 2500 kim away. Trump’s ignorance could get us all killed.

  • so

    LOL to headline.

  • zman

    Yes, then Xi got the word that the whole thing was a fail. Boy, was he impressed. You know, I thought that GW was about as stupid as a person could get. Then along comes Trump, Mr art of the deal. I mean, at least he had a TV show (which I never saw even once). Little did the people know that was the extent of his ability. Bragging about firing missiles 700 miles away. Ooooh! At least he was impressed. I wonder if anyone ever told him how F’ing stupid he sounded, since that is about half as far as the Russian sent theirs? Apparently no one told him it was a fail, unless those missiles were actually targeting the med, ditches and empty desert.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    USA launched 105+59 cruise missile without significant damage… a ring of new air defense system like Pantsir S2 and Tor M2 make US cruise missile almost inefective!

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      The message is how worthless and ineffective natos military machine is even against countries with limited defense systems. Their specialty is civilians, especially if they are unarmed.

  • leon mc pilibin

    What a psychopathic lunatic,along with nutandyahoo, the world is in a very sick place.The sooner the dollar collapses the better.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    He sure looks like a retard. Is many years now I been wondering of the state of minds, the western voters have and seem every year, they get even lower. I used to think they can no go any lower but with each passing year i come to the conclusion not to have any expectations of them that they will one day say enough and stand on their own two feet.

  • Mohale

    But Xi Jinping knew that he was talking rubbish, he knew that the strikes were a total failure.

  • Dušan Mirić

    In an interview with John Huston he was asked what is the message of his film? He said he is sending messages with mail. I heard this before in a You Tube post but I never got impression it was about China. Yet, I am just an average bystander

  • Tommy Jensen

    We still need the China/Russia/Iran JV “message” to Washington. Its the only thing the potatoheads in US are able to understand.

  • anonim

    “We just sent 58 missiles into Syria. Very expensive and unreliable ones. That’s all we can do.” Trump had no idea US just posed as “the sick man” in front of China. US is just like the Ottoman Empire before WWI.

  • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

    Any American thinking that China can be impressed by this type of aggressive posturing is an idiot. To impress China the US would have to possess qualities completely foreign to them…

  • “A US cruise missile strike on Syria’s Shayirat airbase in April 2017 was
    a message to China,” US President Donald Trump told Fox News on June 12
    …. “and I bombed Syria for a lie ‘cos I’m just too poop-scared to bomb you as a message.”

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Trumps talking to the man who’s either in first or second place when it comes to developing new super hi tech hypersonic missile delivery system, Putin’s the other candidate. Both Russia and China are in the final stages of producing a workable unit and Trumps people have only just put it on the drawing board, does anyone really believe Trump would have the audacity to actually say that to Xi, he’d pee his pants laughing if Trump actually told him that. It sort of reminds me of his little spat with Kim when he boasted that his button was bigger than Kim’s, he was right then but not in this case. He may be telling us he said that to Xi Jinping but I doubt it, if I remember correctly they were having dinner together when the cruise missiles were launched and the Chinese press reported on how rude it was to inform Xi about the attacks during dinner, or is my memory playing tricks, I’m too lazy to check so sorry if I’m wrong.
    Now the sick part no one’s mentioning, Trump just boasted that he killed people just to make a point to Xi Jinping. That’s like me trying to scare you into capitulating to something you don’t want to, and then killing an innocent stranger that’s just passing by, just to prove to you I’m just as capable of doing the same thing to you, isn’t that about as sick as it gets. That’s the part the evil character plays in a movie, not the good guy, and he just boasted about it. God help the world.