A diplomacy of microphones and social networks, this is how relations between the United States, Trumpnation with Syria and other countries involved in the conflict are being defined.
Donald Trump, reacted almost immediately, on his official Twitter account, about the statements issued by Alexander Zasypkin, Russian ambassador of Lebanon.
"Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" Trump wrote.
This in response to "the missiles will be shot down and even the sources of fire from which they are launched", phrase expressed by Alexander Zasypkin, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, but the bickering continued to flood the networks throughout the day and also served as a warning bridge.
Tump made a special call to his Russian counterpart saying that "You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”. Words in response to the accolade given to Bashar Assad of Syria by Vladimir Putin.
From Moscow, the response was broadcast on Facebook by Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergio Lavrov; who pointed out that "Smart missiles should be aimed at terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism in its territory for several years."
In the arms race, the power that the United States has and the fast and efficient communication channels they have to respond to direct accusations is no secret. This is how Jim Mattis, US Defense Secretary, assured that everything is "ready" to present military options to President Trump in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Duma, Damascus, while underlining that his country "is still evaluating" the information about this attack to be able to blame the Syrian president.
The digital war of words started hours after Russia vetoed in the United Nations Security Council the proposal to carry out an investigation into the alleged attack with chemical weapons in Duma with the sponsorship of the United States.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 de abril de 2018
Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 de abril de 2018
Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11 de abril de 2018