It was recently announced by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that the U.S. is now “on the verge of a military clash” with Russia as a result of the recent U.S. airstrikes launched directly against the Assad regime in Syria.
“Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government,” stated Medvedev.
Medvedev went on to explain how the US is eager to act “in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US.”
As if on cue, Russia has now sent a warship into the Mediterranean that is bound for confrontation with the U.S. Navy Destroyers which launched the airstrikes against the Assad regime.
According to the report by a segment Fox Business News, the Russian ship came from the Black Sea via the Basra Strait to reach the Mediterranean Sea, and it is heading towards the U.S.S. Ross and U.S.S. Porter.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 7, 2017
A U.S. Defense official told Fox News that the Russian frigate, Admiral Grigorovich RFS-494, crossed through the strait just “a few hours ago.”
TASS, a Russian news agency, put out a report that a military source said Russia’s frigate heading towards the Syrian port of Tartus was “routine,” although many have noted that, considering the most recent military action in the region, Russia would have wanted to change course to avoid any conflict. The mere fact that these ships will be entering the same waters as the US Navy Destroyers is bound to increase tensions.
Some say it’s too soon to tell, but to most, war with Russia seems almost unavoidable at this point. Many had hoped that Trump, as suggested by his campaign rhetoric, would adopt a different foreign policy than the one that was already in the works for years leading up to his presidency. Many breathed a sigh of relief when Trump was elected, hoping desperately that we had just avoided World War III with Russia.
In any case, Trump has made it clear that not even those that appear to be ‘outsiders’ can be trusted to stand up to the military industrial complex or the current Western/NATO agenda being pursued in the Middle East. This should come as no surprise. After all, we’re talking about a man who spoke of bringing back water-boarding and “killing the families of terrorists.” Some people suspected that he was merely pandering to the neocons with such hawkish rhetoric, and clearly that was a risk they were willing to take. Unfortunately, it seems they were wrong, and Trump is now sending a clear message that the only thing we should expect from his presidency are 4 to 8 more years of perpetual war and adherence to the status quo.