Washington, DC. Donald Trump while condemning the chemical weapons attack in Syria by US supported “moderate” terrorists, went further on Tuesday attacking his predecessor Barack Hussein Obama. “These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution,” Trump said in a written statement issued by the White House.
Trump was referring to his predecessor’s decision against military action after another Syrian chemical attack in 2013, a year after Obama had declared that the use of chemical weapons would cross a “red line” triggering consequences that only saw increased US support for ISIS instead of direct attacks on them.
Western media experts were horrified at the rebuke to a previous White House occupant, Trump stated that “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”
Back in 2013, Obama wanted to bomb Syria after a chemical gas attack. Then he requested congressional approval, which was not forthcoming. President Obama at the time, backed down and followed Trump’s advice to do no harm. Then Russian President Vladimir Putin helped broker a deal with Syria in which that nation gave up its chemical weapons, solving the crisis without further bloodshed.