April 8, 2017
COMMENT/OPINIONAt first when President Trump authorized those 59 tomahawk missiles to be fired at the Syrian airbase in Shayrat. I, like most people were wondering if the chemical weapons that were used on civilians was a false flag.
All I know is that I trust the President I voted for to do the right thing. He has a lot more intel than we do!! So, I support him.
This has sent a clear message to Syria, North Korea, and Russia that we are no longer push overs, the use of chemical weapons is not acceptable.
Trump had said that this base was the staging point where those chemical weapons were used. This chemical attack killed 72 innocent people, including women and children.
“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” Trump said from Mar-a-Lago, Fla. “Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”
Russia was told about the impending attack, whether they headed President Trumps warning or not is unclear, as Davis, the Pentagon spokesman said “there are Russians at the base.”
“Our forward deployed ships give us the capability to quickly respond to threats,” said a Navy official. “These strikes in Syria are a perfect example – this is why we’re there.”
During the election campaign in 2016, I believe the only reason Putin was behind Trump is because he thought he would be easier to get around with Russia’s foreign policy agenda. Well, Russia now knows Trump is a hardliner, what he says, he means. No one pushes the USA around!
Will this lead to World War 3, no I don’t think so. Just the opposite, it may lead to a cease fire, an end to the conflict. When a country crosses a red line, there has to be consequences, period. We didn’t like it when they used chemical weapons when Obama was in office. This time something was done about it.
Russia said that it was clear aggression towards a sovereign state. But his statement makes no sense, since those citizens who were killed in that chemical attack are a part of that sovereign state.
When in December, 1941 Japan attacked US warships based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the USA declared war on Japan and formally entered World War 2. This is a good example of attacking a sovereign nation, and its military. What our President ordered was not an attack on a foreign nation. It was meant to protect citizens within that same nation from further chemical attacks.
What we need to realize is that this was not an attack on Syria, it was an attack on the base that the chemical weapons were launched from. Destroying the chemical Agents that could be used against sovereign citizens was a proper move.
I believe that Russia overstepped without thinking and most likely will rethink its position on the facts. Unless they are actually helping ISIS. This is a big possibility, one in which they just signaled they are.
During the missile strikes it has been reported by ksdk.com, that “nine civilians were killed, including four children, when the projectiles hit the base and nearby villages, the official Syrian Arab News Agency reported. Several others were injured.
It has been reported by RIA News Agency that a source told them, Putin has declared an emergency meeting with UN to discuss USA air strikes.