The pussification of America may be over as Bashar Assad finally crossed a red-line in Syria that the US told him not to… or maybe he crossed an American President that he shouldn’t have? … I’d say the latter is more likely
.@NBCNews confirms more than 50 tomahawk missiles fired by US military into Syria
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) April 7, 2017
Trump appeared to be preparing for a strike, and now that strike has occurred. Everyday, Obama looks more and more like a feckless friend of the Muslim Brotherhood and a hater of America as President Trump draws a red line and doesn’t back off.
I wonder what Democrats are saying about Trump and the Russians now that Trump is going head-to-head with Putin and using Tomahawk missiles instead of silly red reset buttons?
Cruise missiles are unmanned aircraft which carry a 1,000-pound warhead. They fly close to the ground below enemy air defenses, guided to their targets by GPS satellites.
Earlier Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refuted Syria’s claims of having done no wrong.
The Trump administration said that the strike was directed at the airplanes that were used to carry out a chemical attack:
“Assad choked out the helpless,” the President said. “There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons … and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council,” he said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago.
“The refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize.”
The strikes came a day after Syria launched chemical attacks that killed dozens of civilians in the province of Idlib. It was the latest in an ongoing civil war that has killed thousands and displaced millions in the worst refugee crisis in decades:
Said Trump: “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago. “It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”
A pair of defense hawks — Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham — who have frequently been critical of Trump, roundly praised his decision Thursday night.
The NY Times reports that the speed with which the Trump administration responded — and remarks earlier in the day by American officials who said that options were still being considered — appeared intended to maximize the element of surprise and sharply contrasted with the methodical scrutiny of the use of force by the Obama administration.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 6, 2017
Of course there’s always a few stragglers: Former US Rep. Ron Paul agreed the Syrian attack was a “false flag” — a government-sponsored conspiracy.
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) April 5, 2017
“It looks like, maybe, somebody didn’t like that so there had to be an episode, and the blame now is we can’t let that happen because it looks like it might benefit Assad.”
It was Mr. Trump’s first order to the military for the use of force — other operations in Syria, Yemen and Iraq had been carried out under authorization delegated to his commanders — and appeared intended to send a message to North Korea, Iran and other potential adversaries that the new commander in chief was prepared to act, and sometimes on short notice.
Then there’s the crazy left: What would a day be without them?
The #AltRight is against a war in Syria. Period. We want good relations with Bashar al-Assad, and we urge Trump to halt the rush to war.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) April 6, 2017
The airstrikes were carried out less than an hour after the president concluded a dinner with Xi Jinping, the president of China, at Mar-a-Lago, sending an unmistakably aggressive signal about Mr. Trump’s willingness to use the military power at his disposal.
Hoax? I’m afraid you’ll have to talk to Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, or Barack Obama about hoaxes.
Or Bill Nye.
In the meantime. My guess is Assad is going to not be acting up anytime too soon.
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