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:
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: