Israeli Intelligence Throws Trump Under The Bus, Reveals Syria Bombing Was A Big Failure: Report
Last week Donald Trump decided to join the UK and France in bombing Syria in response to the latest chemical attack in the country. The attack involved 105 missiles fired from air and sea looking to target three chemical weapons facilities. According to Israeli officials, that was not the outcome.
“If President Trump had ordered the strike only to show that the US responded to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s use of chemical weapons, then that goal has been achieved,” Israel’s Ynetnews quoted a senior defense official as saying. “But if there was another objective — such as paralyzing the ability to launch chemical weapons or deterring Assad from using it again — it’s doubtful any of these objectives have been met.”
“The statement of ‘Mission Accomplished’ and (the assertion) that Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons has been fatally hit has no basis,” an official told Ynetnews, most likely referring to a recent tweet from President Donald Trump.
The Israeli officials was unhappy with Trump talking about his plans to strike before actually doing so.
“If you want to shoot — shoot, don’t talk,” Ynetnews quoted an Israeli diplomatic source as saying. “In the American case, this is mostly talk. They themselves show actions are not going to follow.”
According to the report, Trump’s tweet from last week that warned about the incoming missiles gave Russia and Syria the chance to move assets to more protected locations.