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US, UK, France Strikes Chemical Weapon Manufacturing | Syria Analysis

US, UK, France Strikes Chemical Weapon Manufacturing | Syria Analysis

April 14, 2018

On the evening of April, 13, 2018 the President of the USA authorized strikes on the Assad regimes chemical weapons factories in Syria along with its allies, France and the UK.

This military mission was carried out after we had confidently assessed evidence that the the Assad regime had been behind the horrible gassing of his own Syrian citizens. Apparently Assad didn’t get the message we sent last year by bombing airfields where the chemical weapons were launched upon his own citizens.

General Mattis, speaking from the Pentagon explains why we launched a military strike (one time strike) on these installations of the Assad regime, thereby crippling their ability to use chemical weapons on their own citizens.

According to Fox News, the targets were identified by Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, targets included Barzah Research and Development, the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site and the Him Shinshar Bunker Facility. The mission has been hailed as a success.

It’s important to know why we took this military action, as our POTUS and UK Prime Minister explains:

The Russian Ambassador weighed in on the military action:

People weighed in on Twitter claiming that the President was not authorized to attack unless it was authorized under Congress, mirroring what was claimed last year around the same time 4/2017. Many people jumped to defend our President’s actions under the Constitutions Article II. General Mattis quickly reiterated:

The White House released a statement on the Syrian Chemical Weapons attack:

White House, Office of the Press Secretary releases an assessment of the Assad’s Chemical Weapons use via CNBC: It states that this is reliable information which indicates coordinated Syrian military before the chemical attacks among other sources; You can read the White House assessment HERE.

After the attack on the three installations there was talk that this military action would be the start of World War 3. I don’t think it will be, because if you remember during the chemical attacks of April, 2017 in the town of Khan Sheikhoun where there were more than 90 people killed as a result of nerve gas being used; President Trump authorized air strikes against the Assad regime at the same time Chinese leader Xi Jinping was dining at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

This was the same night that his national security aides convened before the dinner, referred to as “the decision meeting” on the strikes. The Chinese leader was informed at the time about the strikes targeting Al Shayrat airfield. President Trump has a friendship and a country working relationship with the Chinese leader.

Even after the trade fears China and USA still remain as friends because of “flexibility.”

So, where does this leave Russia with its relationship to China?

Russia also has a good relationship with China. They both have a lot in common such as an authoritarian type of government.

After the Chinese leader left the USA, New York Times wrote an article in which they claimed Xinhua, the states news agency called the strike the act of a weakened politician who needed to flex his muscles. Really?? Personally I don’t think they said this at all. Where’s the article?

Just to show you what Xinhua’s articles are like, I give you an article written after the recent strikes by USA, UK, and France where they only list facts not opinion:

Xinhua Headlines: U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria sans UN authorization, backed by allies, condemned by others

China knows this was not an act of war as certain chemical facilities were targeted not military. China does reiterate in another article that concerned parties should resolve their disputes through dialogue at the UN. But, if you remember Russia kept vetoing resolutions for chemical investigations in Syria.

Since the attacks from the US and its allies there has been nothing but disinformation and spinning from Russian news media. China knows the facts! So, rest assured this isn’t going to start a world war.

Before the strikes the USA was preparing to pull out of Syria. I still believe we will pull out. We were only continuing in Syria to end ISIS. This was President Trump’s campaign promise which has been met. We are

done✅. Hopefully we will be pulling out soon.

Finally, people are saying that the results of the supposed gas attacks back in 2017 in Syria were never concluded. Well, hate to break this to you, yes there were results. Excerpt from the OPCW Investigation:

Russia Knew About The Chemical Gas Attacks In Syria

April 11, 2017

The United States has drawn the opinion that Russia knew of the chemical gas attacks which were carried out by Assad forces.

A Russian drone was seen hovering over a hospital that was treating victims. The drone immediately left the area right before the hospital was bombed. US officials believe the hospital was targeted to hide complicity in the chemical attack.

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the agents used in the chemical attacks in Syria were of a nerve agent called organophosphurus chemicals. 

“These types of weapons are banned by international law because they represent an intolerable barbarism,” Peter Salama, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said in the WHO statement.

Now, with Russia bombing that hospital, isn’t that a horrendous act? They accuse the USA of invading, which actually wasn’t an invasion at all. By the U.S. destroying chemicals that were being used on Syria’s own people was an act of protection from further atrocities, nothing more.

Today, Russia is calling the chemical attacks a false flag, that more are to come. What more propaganda will Russia try to spin? Maybe they are reading to much of Infowars crazy antics. Sometimes Infowars is on target, this time they are lacking in credibility. There are to many testimonies from the Syrian people that experienced the attack, according to multiple sources.

Trump Sent A Message To All Nations – No Chemical Weapons – We Mean What We Say!

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.

Sources:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/04/06/us-launches-missiles-into-syria-in-response-to-chemical-weapons-attack.html
http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/04/heres-russias-response-u-s-missile-strikes-syria/