In a subsequent social-media salvo, Trump said that our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. He later blamed this nadir on the administration of President Barack Obama, the Democrats, and the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
- But experts like Keir Giles say Trump’s comparison of the current situation to the Cold War is wrong. The day after the strike, we’re going to have killed a lot of Russians.
This period featured several incidents where the world appeared to be teetering on the brink of Armageddon. Some analysts see the ongoing situation as the worst crisis since the end of the Cold War and perhaps since the start of the 1980s when U.S. -Soviet relations began improving.
- It is still unclear what action Trump is planning to take in response to the chemical attack on a rebel enclave near Damascus over the weekend.
- The president tweeted again Thursday pointing out that he never said when an attack on Syria would take place.
Some analysts have expressed concern about what will happen if the U.S. launches strikes on Syria and kills Russian personnel stationed there. The day after the strike, we’re going to have killed a lot of Russians, retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey said on MSNBC late Wednesday.