I hinted at this in my first prediction for this month and it seems like a fulfillment has already occurred. Trump’s attack on a Syrian air base last night after an alleged chemical attack on civilians by Assad’s government takes us to an extreme moment of danger. This comes as a major reversal of Trump’s campaign promises and his supporters have already turned on him over the action. What makes this strike so foolhardy is that we don’t really know who launched the chemical attack and the facility bombed is fighting ISIS, a more imminent danger. Russia’s cool response alarms me and the risk of world war 3 is very great. This bombing, on the 100th anniversary of the US entry into world war 1, threatens to send the world in war yet again.
In spite of this danger, though, I do believe that it will de-escalate in the next few days when the war gets too hot. However, Assad will have to be removed from power in order to do that. The deep state does not care if we are nuked off the face of the Earth and the Russian government must know that they are dealing with mad men not bluffing with their threats of a holocaust. I said Assad would be disposed of in my 2017 predictions. Hopefully, he’ll leave quietly rather than threatening a nuclear apocalypse to accomplish the job. It’s the only way to take ourselves off the brink of total destruction.