Recently, Western politicians are increasingly advocating the fight against terrorism. However, despite this, the actions of representatives of Western countries often contradict their numerous promises. Such kind of behavior can be easily traced to the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer.
According to Reuters, at the daily press briefing Spicer claimed that despite U.S. President Donald Trump makes fighting terrorism the first priority, Washington will continue attacks against the Syrian forces.
Earlier, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, in an interview to CNN said that she didn’t see a political solution to the conflict in Syria. However, Haley also added that Trump’s further steps would directly depend on the reaction of the American partners.
It should be mentioned that the reaction of Western countries, which tirelessly propagate the principles of tolerance and humanistic values, followed immediately. Thus, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke in separate phone calls with Donald Trump expressed support for the U.S. action in Syria.
In addition, without waiting for any results of an unbiased UN investigation into Syrian chemical attack May and Merkel agreed with Trump “on the importance of holding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable” for the incident that killed scores of civilians.
Besides, the British Foreign Secretary also could not stay away. According to the Associated Press, during the G7 summit, at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Boris Johnson called on Washington to continue to launch missile strikes against Syria.
Obviously, supporting the attack of the United States, the West once again stressed its disinterest in the political settlement of the Syrian crisis and the readiness to support any initiative of military intervention in the country.
In its turn, Washington’s behavior is also easily explained. On the one hand, the missile attack in Syria was an attempt to divert the attention of the world community from the failure of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and in particular, in Iraq. On the other hand, the provocation with the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib and the subsequent missile strikes, enabled Donald Trump to enlist the support of the American establishment and strengthen his authority among the U.S. population.