Donald Trump’s decision to attack Syria without Congressional approval earlier this week has been condemned by experts and other world leaders alike.
Last night, former CIA official and intelligence analyst Robert Baer went on CNN to blast Trump and his administration for making such a serious call when they are so severely uninformed on how complicated relations in Syria truly are. Baer’s analysis of the situation was nothing but sobering, as he accused Trump of throwing America into a “quagmire” of dire consequences with his reckless action.
Anchor Cabrera asked Baer, “How confident are you that President Trump will stick with this apparently new position on Syria now?”
Baer didn’t hesitate to remind Americans all over the country that there is a moron in the White House with zero political experience:
“It seems to me a big shift here, this attacking Syria. We’ve never done that before in Syria’s history, period. We’ve always avoided that country.”
“There is an ethnic sectarian division there that we were always afraid to touch. This goes back to World War II, in fact. The French could never control that country. And, again, I go back to the fact that Bashar al Assad is a spokesman for the Alawite minority. You can remove him today and you might get somebody that’s much worse.”
Baer continued to trash Trump on being naive and compromising the country in such a dangerous way:
“I don’t think this administration, the Trump administration, understands the complexity of Syria. We are heading into a quagmire of enormous consequences with Iran and Russia on the ground. This is not going well.”
Baer is absolutely right, and he’s not alone in voicing his concern. State Department officials and several other experts have expressed horror that Trump has no real strategy for Syria, and he is merely making decisions to put on a show. Even as criticism piles up, the Trump administration has been silent and refuses to release any information on a policy or strategy going forward.
You can watch Baer tear Trump apart below:
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