Is the United States headed to World War III?
That’s a question some are asking after the U.S. and two of its allies — the U.K. and France — lobbed 70 or so missiles at Syrian government facilities on Friday night.
I, for one, don’t think this act will start a world war. The U.S. and allies were simply reminding everyone that the use of chemical weapons by any regime is unacceptable.
Period. End of story.
There’s no way Russia would risk a direct nuclear confrontation with the U.S. over Syria. The two nations can carry on a proxy war on Syrian soil, if they want, and there will be no winners. That country will be a hell hole for many years to come.
President Trump’s address to the nation on Friday night announcing the missile attack was probably the best speech he has ever given, and his speechwriter deserves a bonus.
The speech may mark a turning point in his presidency — or not.
But the U.S. and allies did the right thing, symbolic though it may be. The message to Russia and others is clear.