For the past eight years, Barack Obama acted like so many liberal parents who keep warning their kids not to do something, but when the kids do it any, the parents just keep yelling without taking any positive action. That was the case when Assad used chemical weapons several years ago. Obama said there was a red line drawn in the sand and when Assad crossed the line, Obama just kept warning without taking any action. After Trump ordered an attack on the Syrian base responsible for last week’s chemical attack against the Syrian people, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the world that the US will take action and punish anyone who commits ‘crimes against the innocent’ anywhere in the world and the Syrian airstrike proves it.
Days after President Trump bombed Syria in response to a chemical attack that killed children, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said on Monday that the United States would punish those “who commit crimes against the innocents anywhere in the world.”
The declaration, given at a memorial to a Nazi massacre that killed many children, was among the first efforts by a top official to describe what seems to be a new Trump administration doctrine that encompasses instinctual and emotional responses to catastrophic world events.
Mr. Tillerson’s statement also seemed bound to intensify a growing rift between the Trump administration and Russia, where Mr. Tillerson is headed on Tuesday to confront Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, over the countries’ differences in Syria.