The mainstream media have been quick to criticize President Trump for what they argue was a failed summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some have even begun to call for impeachment. But less than 72 hours have passed and gains are already being realized. On the heels of the meeting, Russia has agreed to an accord with the Trump administration to put a leash on Iran and work together to decrease the violence in Syria. After negotiating a treaty with North Korea and now reducing tensions in the Middle East, the media are hard-pressed to continue the criticism.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump has been criticized by the media and by Beltway politicians of both parties for his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. But the summit has already produced a very significant win: namely, agreement to avoid a war in the Middle East by restraining Iran in Syria.
As Breitbart News columnist Caroline Glick noted last month, it was crucial that Trump confront Putin over Syria, because Russia was about to allow Iranian and Hezbollah soldiers, dressed in Syrian uniforms, to move into southwestern Syria along the border with Israel and Jordan.
That was not a situation that the U.S. or Israel could accept.
As Glick explained:
The U.S. has a major interest as well in preventing Iran’s Hezbollah forces from deploying in Syria and in Yemen. The U.S. has an interest in preventing Russia from taking over Syria. … [T]he physical deployment of Iranian-controlled forces along the Syrian-Israeli border and the Syrian-Jordanian border all but ensures a major war between Israel and these forces — including Syrian military forces, which are also controlled by Iran. It raises the likelihood of a Jordanian war with these same forces to an unprecedented level.
The Iranian-Israeli war will spread to Lebanon, which is controlled by Iran through Hezbollah. It can easily spread to Gaza as well, given Iran’s sponsorship of the Hamas terror regime that rules the area.