#54 | Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons: Trump's Escalation In Syria

April 6th 2017, President Trump ordered an assault on Syrian government targets, launching 59 Tomahawk missiles in the first direct and major attack against Bashar Assad's government. The implications are vast and frighting. Seeing as Russia is a very close ally with the Syrian government, and has been aiding the government militarily for over a year now, it's not hard to fathom why direct confrontation with the Assad Regime might be a decision that leads us further down a path towards nuclear war.

Episode Notes:

Article sources:
- "Trump administration: Assad’s days are numbered" by Danika Fears (nyp.st/2oeDRld)
- "The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria" by Glenn Greenwald (https://theintercept.com/2017/04/07/the-spoils-of-war-trump-lavished-with-media-and-bipartisan-praise-for-bombing-syria/)

Featured soundbites:
- Brian Williams (youtu.be/Q4n3SI81m9w)
- Hillary Clinton (youtu.be/chYWrk5cIoo)

Outro: "Bitch Please" by Death Grips