Our “bully” President playing “chicken

clip_image002…Our “bully” President playing “chicken”…

Donald Trump announces incoming

missiles on Twitter

 

Mark Sumner  ….Daily Kos Staff …..2018/04/11 · 04:54

Donald Trump, master of the “element of surprise,” did surprise everyone Wednesday morning — with a chilling tweet challenging Russia to intercept incoming US missiles.

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

 

 

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!

3:57 AM – Apr 11, 2018

 

But Russia’s vow isn’t just that they plan to take out incoming missiles. It’s much, much worse.

"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," Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV.

This came after a day in which a US missile destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, moved into position off the Syrian coast, where it was reported to be constantly harassed by low-flying Russian fighter jets.

The missiles that Trump ordered fired into a Syrian air base last year were Tomahawks. The Donald Cook carries Tomahawks, as well as Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and RIM-67 surface to air missiles.  Many Russian military bases in Syria are equipped with the S-400 anti-aircraft defense system, which may be capable of shooting down incoming Tomahawks. It doesn’t seem that Russia attempted to use the system last year. The 2017 strike left some military analysts suggesting that Russia’s system wasn’t as capable as Russia has claimed, which may make them more willing to deploy the system against another strike.

 

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