The UN Security Council was in full-on stupid mode again yesterday afternoon. For those who missed the broadcast, here are the cliffs notes... It went something like this: the entire world --- minus Russia --- demanded action on Syria. Russia proceeded to claim false flag then deny anything actually happened in the first place.
If you’re wondering, yes the Russian ambassador kind of contradicted himself there, but screw it... It’s Russia. They’ll just deny their ambassador was even there, leak a bad photoshop of him at a strip club with Steven Seagal, then sit back and laugh while calling everyone Russophobes.
Anyway, back to the meeting. The US proposed a resolution calling for international investigators to be given access to the site of the chemical attack. Russia, of course, then proceeded to veto it. Russia then proceeded to offer a counter resolution calling for investigators of their own choosing who would then report their findings, wait for it... to Russia. You can imagine how that went. It was a veto bonanza.
It was well understood yesterday that if no agreement was made at the UN, military strikes could be imminent. As the ambassadors left the room empty-handed, a flurry of activity began. Airline companies operating in the Middle East received a request to change their routes for the next 48 hours.
Flight trackers showed civilian aircraft all but stopped around Syria and parts of the Mediterranean. One hour after that, Russia began relocating hardware from multiple military bases inside Syria. Reports began coming in that the Syrian military was digging in and preparing for a strike.
All information went quiet throughout the night. It’s assumed Russia has been given a short window to get their forces out of the line of fire, but --- in a very short time --- US ordinance could be falling dangerously close to Russian soldiers.
Let us pray that cooler heads prevail.
The Kremlin is taking this VERY seriously. Russian state TV last night broadcasted what to do in the event of a nuclear war. They made sure and told everyone, not to panic, of course... But here’s what you should take with you when you go down to your bomb shelter.
I woke up this morning to this tweet from President Trump:
“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!”
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
The sun goes down in Syria in just a few short hours. If a strike happens, it’ll come after nightfall. Let us pray that cooler heads prevail, that help can come to the Syrian people in another way, and --- if a strike DOES happen --- for every soul involved.