For those who may not remember the time Obama drew a red line on the use of chemical weapons and warned Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad that should he use those WMD's against his own people he would have to answer to the United States. Assad ignored this warning and gassed over 1400 of his own people and our former President, being the coward he is, turned to Congress for an excuse not to standup to the Syrian madman. Additionally he then asked his buddy in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin for assistance. Assistance, Putin was more than willing to give. The wily old former KGB officer immediately recognized the weakness of the American President and took full advantage. What followed was to be expected. Russian expanded their foothold in Syria, the civil war continued with hundreds of thousands killed and millions displaced. This unforced error, caused by the weak-kneed administration of Barack Obama is only second to disaster that followed Neville Chamberlain's trip to Munich prior to WWII.
But this past week, American has once again, under the leadership of Donald J. Trump has taken it's place as the world's leader. America is no longer hiding beneath a rock, hoping the winds of change will pass it by. In the end, the 'Missiles of April' will rank with the 'Missiles of October' in the Kennedy years. Just as President Kennedy said no to Russian Missiles in Cuba, President Trump has said no to Chemical weapons in Syria. There is a clear parallel between the two leaders.