It’s been a long time since bully nations faced real leadership from the West.
We can write off most of Europe, considering their limp-wristed, politically correct agenda is bringing about their own, swift destruction at the hands of Muslim terrorists.
But sadly, even in America the rest of the world has not faced true, determined leadership since perhaps Ronald Reagan.
Presidents throughout the 90’s and 2000’s were more keen to placate increasingly rogue nations, especially after Putin became their president.
Obama was perhaps the worst, as he refused to take a leadership role in world affairs. He was content to let other countries duke it out themselves, after of course creating his own disasters in Iraq and Libya (thanks to the terrible leadership of his SoS, Clinton).
When he wasn’t ignoring Russia, Obama was apologizing to the world for America’s values and convictions, which he didn’t obviously share with the rest of us.
But finally, after what seems an eternity, the United States has real leadership at the helm, both in President Trump and his Secretary of State Tillerson. And they will not allow Russia to play bully of the world anymore.
The war of words between the U.S. and Russia over the Syrian government’s latest chemical attack against its own people reached a fever pitch — and that was before President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
In the wake of the cruise missile attack on April 6, the verbal battle has intensified.
Russia — and Iran — warned they will “respond with force” if the U.S. crosses “red lines” in Syria again.
In turn, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — in Moscow to meet with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov — said Russia must choose between its alliance with Syria and Iran, and the U.S. and its allies.
While it was unknown whether or not a military confrontation would ensue if “someone” didn’t blink first, what is known is that Russia has apparently blinked.
As the Daily Mail reported, Viktor Ozerov, head of Russia’s Defense and Security Committee, told Interfax — a privately held news agency in Russia — that his country will not intercept U.S. missiles if Trump orders another attack against the Syrian regime:
“Our armed forces are in Syria to fight terrorism — not to defend against external threats. That’s not our mandate, and we’re not going to intercept anything.”
What an interesting reversal, just after they met with Tillerson.
Remember, earlier in the month Russia seemed to be getting ready to strike back against the U.S. They were spewing all sorts of rhetoric about America interfering with Syrian interests. But after talking with our new SoS, they are suddenly changing their tune.
Now they are only concerned with terrorism? What happened to that buddy-buddy relationship Russia seemed to have with Syrian dictator Assad?
Maybe this change has something to do with the U.S. knowing about Russia’s involvement in the chemical weapons strike.
Perhaps Russia doesn’t want to enter a trying relationship with the U.S., now that they know we have leaders who will call their bluff.
Now it looks like Russia will — hopefully — work with us to bring a swift end to the Syrian conflict and wipe out such groups as ISIS.
This after years of Obama doing nothing. You see, isn’t it nice to know we have real men in charge?