The decision to bomb a Syrian airbase as punishment for a gas attack near Idblib Syria that Trump blamed on Assad, shows the declining power of Stephen Bannon within the Trump administration while Jared Kushner Trump's son-in-law's power is increasing.
|Only a few days ago, the Trump administration had announced that its goal was not to remove Assad but after the chemical attack Trump blamed Assad almost immediately even before there was any investigation. We still do not even know what exactly the chemical was or who carried out the attack but it is now simply assumed that the US position is correct as most US allies follow the US narrative. On Thursday evening, concurrent with his meeting with the Chinese premier, Trump announced he had launched an attack on a Syrian air base using Tomahawk missiles. It is said to be the airbase from which the chemical attacks were launched. In spite of the fact that the attack was against international law, US allies and most other countries have simply accepted the attack as justified. The lack of critical response shows that much of the world for the most part is willing to go along with the US as being judge, jury, executioner and global moral policeman.|
On one side are “the nationalists” Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Julia Hahn; and on the other are “the Democrats” Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Gary Cohn. Bannon is growing increasingly frustrated with Cohn, sources say, and is particularly unhappy to be receiving much of the blame for the health-care debacle while Cohn, who was deeply involved in the effort, emerged unscathed. Health care was “100 percent Gary,” one person close to Bannon said. During a recent White House meeting, when the subject of Cohn came up, Bannon reportedly told associates “I love a gunfight.”
Neither of them are Republicans. She is an independent and called Chelsea Clinton a friend. He is a Democrat whose dad, Charles, was a big time donor to the Democratic Party, including Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign.Bannon in a recent complaint about why he could not find middle ground with Kushner on the other side may be literally telling the truth: " Thick with tension, the conversation this week between Stephen K. Bannon, the chief White House strategist, and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, had deteriorated to the point of breakdown. Finally, Mr. Bannon identified why they could not compromise, according to someone with knowledge of the conversation. “Here’s the reason there’s no middle ground,” Mr. Bannon growled, “You’re a Democrat.”