Electioneering; Syria; or Taliban/ISIS?
What is really behind the latest bugle blowing by POTUS? He says it is to confront Syria if need be. There could be other reasons - perhaps this is just another diversion.
War and sabre rattling have always been good for Presidents during an election. Trump's followers are generally right wing and the war "industry" is good for the economy - that in turn is good for Donald. It is also very good for a very few really rich people in the arms and munitions business. Another gift to them in addition to the tax cuts.
Another thing to remember: the President declared ISIS has been defeated and any war against them is over. The world knew this was false - DJT fake news. Also the Taliban seems to be gathering steam again. Is this a way to beef up American forces in the area without admitting that Trump's declarations were hogwash? The war against those two groups and any other anti-American forces never was over.
Lastly all this conveniently takes media coverage away from all the inquiries and trade wars doesn't it? Gearing up for another invasion takes time. Will it be enough to boost his base during the election or will it backfire when people on both sides say enough! You promised to get us out of such messes.