"Any foreign troops coming to Syria without our invitation or consultation or permission, they are invaders, whether they are American, Turkish, or any other one," - Bashar al-assad
This week Trump (the supposed Anti-War candidate) deployed 400 troops to aid in the fight to retake Raqqa. For all those Gary Johnson Libertarians reading this, that's the alleged Is capital. Bashar al-assad had some strong words criticising US foreign policy.
"And we don't think this is going to help. What are they going to do? To fight ISIS? The Americans lost nearly every war. They lost in Iraq, they had to withdraw at the end. Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan. They didn't succeed anywhere they sent troops, they only create a mess; they are very good in creating problems and destroying, but they are very bad in finding solutions." - Bashar al-assad
Clearly the leader of Syria, a sovereign country, doesn't want the help of the imperial presidency, which frankly, is getting pretty freaking stale.
Take a second and think. If France sent 400 troops to clean up the streets of Detroit, would Americas just sit by? Would the US government say "Oh gee!!! Thanks France!!!"? Hell no they wouldn't! People would be busting out their firearms and shooting them dead. What's going on in Syria is the sovereign country of Syria's problem. Even if they asked, the cost is so great.
Let it just be a memory forever in your mind. Donald Trump, who during the campaign reiterated that there are two sides to feckless American foreign policy (meaning civilian casualties are part of his consideration), is now all in on endangering US troops and stampeding through a soverign country whilst being scolded by their leader.
Aaron Thompson: Host and writer at LibertyLampoon.com