If the US crosses the line next time, American troops will come under fire by Russia and/ or Iran which basically calls Trump out on his bluff. And now even the liberals want a war too because they have such enormous believe the will win a war which get rid of the big bad boogieman (Putin), Trump is likely too overestimate himself because all this wartalk and being the narcist that he is, he/ the US won't let casualties on their side unanswered. They won't attack Russia on Russian soil, but they might hit their bases in Syria or even Afghanistan and probably hit Iran as hard as they can. Iran will strike back immediately and they might even hit Israel or Saudi Arabia while they at it. Between the US and Russia (probably UK and France will fight sides with the US) there will likely be some strategic tit for tat moves towards eachother until someone or some agency decides to spark the dispute by either a small chemical or biological attack on either Russian or US soil (maybe even somewhere neutral in the EU) and this will set off the real War which most likely will going to be known as the third World War which is going to be a sinister one with a lot of fals flag operations, fake news and a lot of innocent civilian victims by "terrorist like attacks" which mostly be done by own security agencies or allies (false flag) to show the world how horrific the opponent side is fighting... Fake news fed to us by the liberals started under the Obama administration (Deep State) is who we eventually may thank for everything that will happen to the world, my friends... And there is not a goddamn thing what we "normal folks" can do about it except sit tight and hope you or your families won't be victims of this shit...
I wish someone will destroy America once for all, so the rest of the world can finally take a break! Otherwise you won't stop invading countries and killing children! Because all that distuction in Syria is caused by you! The whole world sees it, know it, and we all hate you.
Due to the alliance between Syria and Russia/Iran and its geopolitical significance there most likely will be a war. There is a possibility that North Korea might try something as it might view the attack on the Syrian air base as a warning sign. Russia has military bases in Syria as it does in Ukraine. The expansion of American interest in the region could spark another war.
No need and a spark that starts the bombs. No chance for a victory with no end game. This just starts the bigger fights that we will have issues winning. New day same old mistakes. Leave this one alone. Just another Proxy war that leads to the big one, one that may cost the farm
USA invaded Syria like they invaded Serbia in the past. Trump wants Russia's influence stopped. USA can invade small countries but scared to invaded powerful ones like china or Iran let alone Russia. Its like a man beats his powerless wife and when the police arrives he cries she started it.
The US wants to interrupts the supply line to Hezbollah so that Israel will have free hands to attack Lebanon.
Why WW3 will start ? The answer lies in the fact that USA wants it. They want NATO engaged against Russia as NATO is too Russia.
Also, The USA wants WW3 because it lost its influence in South China Sea, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and else where. So the War machine in USA is on the MARCH to WW#.
The invasion of Syria will lead to war for the fact that we (U.S.) are an invading force on a sovereign country that is allied with Russia. If Syria, or Russia try to push us out we (U.S.) will use force on them, and it will escalate. We (U.S.) will be sticking our noses in places it doesn't belong again, and we (U.S.) will be in the wrong again.
If the US invades several strong countries will interfere and the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) will increase and nuclear weapons could be launched at the US. The use of WMDs will only kill more people and cause more problems. That's why we shouldn't invade, I mean if Obama wants to destroy humanity go for it, send soldiers to Syria.
What I fear is once the west hits Syria both China & Russia have declared that they will intervene & if that happens it will take the attention of the world away from other tender issues such as India & Pakistan, China & Tibet, Japan & Russia, Kashmir, North Korea, South & central America with many other problem areas in Africa & of course the rest of the Middle East.
I'm not saying all these will ignite but as history has proven nations with ambition are much more likely to strike for their goals if they think the rest of the world & it's hardware is preoccupied elsewhere.
No-one could honestly predict if this would turn nuclear but we do know that the more people & ideologies involved the greater the chance of catastrophe. I've often wondered what would have happened if the commanding officer had had the launch codes for the nukes set up on Cuba. Somethings happen accidentally but with all the radicalism now it would be much easier for a smaller nation to make it appear that a nuclear strike came from one of the more advanced nations on another.
Being the type of person who would much prefer to live without war, I do not think the rest of us should just sit back & watch ANY civilian population being murdered by the thousands just because they don't want to live under a dictatorship. These poor people love their families just as much as we do & they need our help.
We must narrow the huge gap between the haves & have nots, only then can we ever hope to control over population & begin to treat the world properly. We, in the west are in the final throes of capitalism the acquisition & merger stage where every time companies undergo this process most duplicated jobs are abolished & unemployment surges. Obviously this type of society cannot endure, the world cannot sustain the growth needed so either the world must come together & thrash out an equitable way forward peacefully OR thin the herd as they say.
Alas the latter scenario seems to be the way the people & groups who have been allowed to amass huge fortunes & power have decided will be the way forward, they will NOT just give up their personal wealth & power (except for a noted few).
The ONLY people who can change this deadly way forward are the voters of the western world & even then it would have to be en masse to vote for diplomacy parties & Independents.
In some ways it would be good to see the world in 20, 50 or 100 years in the future but there again think of the sleepless nights we'd have if we saw what we didn't want to see, the decisions we make in the very near future starting with Syria will define us as a race overall & shape what future our children & grandchildren have, if any.
I definitely think so, Russia already said it, if American send troops (invade syria) they will not tolerate that, and China is Russia ally, other countries allies would join as well, which would create a massive chain reaction, Russia already sent ships to Syria, it's up to America if they will or not invade Syria.
Putin simply would not risk all for Syria. They are too chicken err... Scratch, for certain terms, to defend Syria. Russia has a VERY long and extenstive history of negating just about every claim it's ever made. Remember in the 60's when "there would be bombs"? The 80's where U.S. encroachment near Warsaw-Pact territory would ignite WWIII? The late 80's and early 90's when the USSR would continue through to the 2000's? Putin has claimed himself many things throughout his tyrannical reign over Russia, and negated them many times. Syria's defense is no different. Russia is already staring at NATO forces on it's doorstep on a daily basis. Russia has so few actual assets in Syria, that we would destroy them without any reinforcements within hours in Syria, then we'd have free range over the territory anyways. En route as we speak are American reinforcements to the area, along with more coalition forces. Britain and France are promising to launch missile strikes within 72 hours. I think at best, Russia would get warned about an invasion early, and pull out immediately, then cry to the U.N. that the west is encroaching on other nation's freedoms whilst they try and change foreign territory by force. Stalin, Khruschev, and Gorbachev, all far stronger leaders to the Russians in their days, stared into the fire, but never did anything. Putin is nothing more than a lying former KGB agent who uses his military to make everything else about Russia look okay. His people are already starting to turn against him, he would not destroy the planet because of a minor, poor territory. One could make an argument about oil reserves there, but the U.S. is already beginning to dethrone them in their only economic region of success, so they wouldn't fight for those either. Assad's situation is unique to Saddam Hussein's, but is yet the same, two sides of the same coin. Assad's path is different, but his end will be inevitably the same. Russia will not defend Syria forever, as they do not want to be the buffer to a growing threat of conflict with Iran and Israel, Iran being another nation the United States are on the doorstep of war with. Once the civil war is ended, if the U.S. does not intervene, and Assad stays in power, his authoritarian policy will force him to destroy unrest by force at some point once again, and if were to take that long, the west would still react with an invasion. The need to strike is now, to show we do not fear Russia, and will not stand for an authoritarian dictator who has to resort to breaking international law time and again. Besides, that on top of Assad being a leader unfit to remain in power at the end of the war anyways. The first threat he faced as a leader nearly destroyed his country, and as stated previously, he feels strong because he has Russia doing his bidding.
Trump is a negotiator by nature. Read his Art of the Deal book. He is extremely calculated and understands human nature. Look at what he's done with the US in such little time. He is doing things other previous presidents were unwilling to do! He most recently took on China's unfair trade practices and sure enough, what happened!? China, just today said it will ease off of trade irregularities and open their markets up to the US further! Trump knows what he is doing and the world is starting to realize that the US under Trump is once again a superpower to be reckoned with! No one is stupid enough to mess with Trump, because they know he actually has the balls to knock them the hell out. And we (USA) clearly have the economic and military power to do so!
"CHINA WOULD FIGHT AMERICA"
Why? China's only real connection to a possible war is it's alliance with Russia. Not a very strong alliance anyway. It had a lot of reasons to stay Neutral including it's strong trade links with the US and it's problems closer to home (Such as India). It's obviously not going to act
"RUSSIA WOULD FIGHT AMERICA"
Russia is a Syrian Ally but Putin would not risk it all for a small poor country. If they fight America they would either end the world in a nuclear war or lose a conventional war. They would come out worse either way. Why would Putin risk literally everything for Syria?
Yes Putin has said he would protect Syria. Saying something doesn't mean you will. I can provide endless examples of this. It makes no strategic sense for Russia to fight for Syria.
Although Syria is backed by Russia, the UN itself has condemned Syria's use of chemical weapons, and there's no real justification that Russia can use against an invasion on Syria. If the government is throwing chemical weapons at its own people, then that government shouldn't ever stay in power. Period.
Russia isn't capable economically or militarily to fight the United States and China wouldn't risk fighting its biggest source of income (U.S. And U.S. aligned markets). All that would happen from U.S. direct intervention would be more instability in the region and a bloody and Vietnam-like guerilla war against insurgents. It's not a good idea to invade and risk losing thousands of troops in a long and indecisive conflict but it would not cause a world war.
US is still the current superpower. Its 2 closest rival, Russia and China would not even match US even if they combine forces. Also china biggest trading partner is the US, is Syria so important ? Syria is so far away and has little value to china. Syria is meaningless to the US thats why it has been abandoned.