Trump Orders Strike Against Syrian Base

President Trump is putting both Russia and Syria’s leader Bashar Assad on notice

(NBC News) The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people.

At least six people were killed, Syria claimed, but the Pentagon said civilians were not targeted and the strike was aimed at a military airfield in the western province of Homs.

The action completed a policy reversal for President Donald Trump — who once warned America to stay out of the conflict — and drew anger from Damascus and its main ally, Russia.

The missiles were launched from the USS Ross and the USS Porter in the Mediterranean Sea toward Shayrat Airfield. American officials believe it was used by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad to carry out a strike on Tuesday involving chemical weapons that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people.

“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” Trump said in remarks from Mar-a-Lago, his family compound in Palm Beach, Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

For all the attacks that the U.S. has launched in Syria, this is the first time the Assad regime’s infrastructure was attacked. As Marco Rubio noted, this was no symbolic strike

Syria’s military said the U.S. attack violated “all international laws and customs” and that it made America a “partner” of ISIS “and other terrorist organizations.” It condemned the White House for acting “without knowing the truth about what occurred and without identifying those responsible” for the chemical attack.

Our intelligence was pretty darned certain who was responsible for the attack, as were other intelligence services.

The good thing here is that Trump is a maverick. Assad can’t be certain what Trump will do next, other than launch massive airstrikes for the use of chemical weapons. And that should concern Assad heavily. Perhaps Assad thought Trump would just shrug his shoulders like Mr. Obama did.

So far, most liberal opinion pages haven’t decided what to make of this. The NY Times Editorial Board hasn’t chimed in yet. They’re surely attempting to find a way to slam Trump. The Times’ Thomas Freidman is on Morning Joe as I type this, and approved of the strike. The Washington Post Editorial Board takes a rather even tone in a rather short piece, wondering what he might do next. Most other major outlets haven’t run anything yet.

But, then, there are the Democratic Base nutters. Salon’s Tatiana Baez runs a short (well, short for Salon) article, but, then the nuts go nuts in the comments

  • We have been through this movie before: a peacock-strutting neophyte, desperate for “tough-guy” street cred, blows the shit out of a puny, inconsequential “enemy”…because he can. The crack-like rush of one sortie will not be enough for Trump. Next up: North Korea.
  • Trump the draft-dodging moron is the best recruitment tool ISIS ever dreamed of. the goddam idiot is now a murderer on top of all his other disgusting titles.

Just a few. Then we jump to the Democratic Underground, which has been ramping up the crazy back to George W. Bush levels since the end of January

This supposed f***ing ‘missile strike’ STINKS to High Heaven. I’m not buying it …

I’d bet that *IF* the US actually DID what the Drumpf Administration is claiming in Syria today … then we did probably not blow up a single actual plane, or munitions dump, nor kill a single person.

In fact I’ll go a step further and say PUTIN, in cahoots w/Drumpf … probably ordered the chemical attack in the first place.

It’s all WAY TOO CONVENIENT that it all happened just in time to distract the public from:
a) Nunes stepping down from Russia Probe, due to Ethics violations, directly involving Drumpf,
b) The F***ING GOP using the Nuclear Option to force Gorsuch down our throats,
c) Bannon being removed from NSC,
d) The ex-CIA Chief coming out and saying that they’d been monitoring the Russian Connections between Drumpf’s cohorts and Russian operatives for MONTHS before the elections,
e) the FAILURE of the AHCA to get through before the Congressional Recess

What could POSSIBLY WORK BETTER for Drumpf … than the entire sequence of events that just happened?

I mean, not only does he distract from these negative stories, he gets to ‘appear’ to be ‘acting against Russian interests’. HOW PERFECT!


Adam Schiff (D) whined over at Raw Story about Trump not having the authorization to do this from Congress, and attempts to claim that he was against Obama doing this. Rep Jim Himes (D) is on Morning Joe attempting to find ways to slam Trump along the same lines, until Joe got him to agree that the strikes were a good thing.

Deadspin called the release of photos showing the launch of the missiles “war propaganda.” Oh, and ANSWER, which had been pretty quiet during the Obama regime period, goes nuts

Got that? Trump’s war on Syria after one strike.

Wrapping up, Joe Scarborough makes a good point, namely that it would be a Bad Idea for Syria or Russia to mock Trump, especially with anything that notes that Trump didn’t do that much damage. Because Trump will attack back to finish the job.

Well, one more bit of nutbaggery. I’ll leave you with this conspiracy theory

It’s referring to this

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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15 Responses to “Trump Orders Strike Against Syrian Base”

  1. bob sykes says:

    Whoever committed the gas attack, Trump’s attack on the Syrian air force is a gift to ISIS.

  2. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    You got it bob sykes, and a nicer crew to get it I can’t think of. Can’t wait to see what the LSM has to say.

  3. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    I do not understand why we would want to get involved in a civil war. Especially one that has moslems killing moslems. Let’em have at it.

    Moslems. hahahahahaha

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    But, but…, Secretariat Kerry said we got all the chemical weapons out of Syria.

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      You’ll notice that war rated “Mostly True” by Politifact. These people are idiots.

      Off topic. My friend Dr. Ben and I each have a car at this weekends Barrett-Jackson auction at Palm Beach. I can’t go because of health but Ben’s been there since Tuesday. He’s got a 150 Caddy DeVille convertible going through (Lot #440) and I have a 1988 Rolls Royce Cornish Convertible (lot #660). He wants 37K and I want 32K. They should cross the block today. Wish us luck.

      • Rev.Hoagie® says:

        Update: I got $52,800 for the Rolls. I had the lots mixed up. My lot # is 440, Ben’s 660. His Caddy will go off tomorrow. I just got off the phone with him and he says the buyers are “hot”, which is good.

  5. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    That’s a 1950 Caddy not 150. Sorry. Key stuck.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Waiting for the 9th Circuit to issue an injunction against launching more Tomahawk missiles…

  7. Jeffery says:

    Tens of thousands of Syrians, including children, have been killed by Abbas. Millions have fled and are refugees. trumpy launches Cruise missiles to change the narrative of his 34% approval rating, and to show that he doesn’t blow Putin.

    Republicans voted en masse AGAINST this in 2013. Hypocrites! trumpy was against attacking in 2013 after Assad gassed civilians. Hypocrite!

  8. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    I agree with Jeffery. As long as moslems are killing moslems I say let them go. let them gas each other to oblivion. Let them bomb and shoot the hell out of each other. Let them kill their women and children. As long as they aren’t killing ours it’s not our business.

    Like Jeffery says, Assad is killing his own people, Abbas are killing their own people and basically doing us a favor.

    Obama swore up and down they destroyed their chemical weapons. He was the Great Leader. But as usual the smartest man evah to be President was a dumbass. But it’s okay because a Jeffery points out they are doing us a favor.

    The Egyptians, Iranians and Turks love Trump for doing this but so who cares what they want? Let the moslems keep killing each other.

  9. Jeffery says:

    The multifaceted civil war in Syria has killed at least 470,000 people over six years, including 55,000 children. 20 million residents are at risk, 5 million have fled and are refugees in the Levant and Europe.

    For political expediency trump bans Syrian refugees; for political expediency trump lobs Tomahawks at an abandoned airfield (after notifying the Russians).

    Our made-for-TV “president” strikes again. “It’s about the ratings!” Or….

    Did our Narcissist-in-Chief show some genuine human empathy? Can a sociopath display genuine empathy, or is it an act? Time will tell.

    But what’s the plan, donnie? What’s the plan?

    The players:
    Syrian government (Assad) and its allies
    Sunni Arab rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army)
    Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
    Salafi (Sunni) jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front)
    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Sunni)
    Syrian Democratic Forces
    Alawite Shia
    Russian military
    Hezbollah (Shia)
    NATO airstrikes against ISIL
    trump Tomahawk missiles

    In 2011, the “Arab Spring” triggered rebellions against al-Assad’s murderous and authoritarian regime, and after a few concessions Assad responded with a brutal military crackdown on protesters. al-Assad had “inherited” Syria in 2000 from his daddy, Hafez, one-man ruler of Syria for 30 years previously.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Cleaning up the mess left by loose shoes’ failed Middle East policies.

  10. Jeffery says:

    Like prezidunce Loose Lips, Loose Anus is confused about the history of the Middle East.

    LOL, putz trumpy will run out of missiles and soldier’s lives long before he cleans up any mess anywhere.

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      Like prezidunce Loose Lips, Loose Anus is confused about the history of the Middle East.

      You do? Hahahahaha. I thought the Arab Spring was supposed to bring peace? I Thought Obama drew a “red line” prohibition “gas” and other WMD. Lies from the weak-kneed left, as usual. Then who hit the “reset” button?

      So it took a Republican to enforce that pussy Obamas Red Line. Figures.

      But still Trump should stay out like FakeAmerican says. If they only killed 470,000 people over six years they have many more to go. The leftists can teach them since they managed to murder at least 100 million in the last century and are murdering about 600,000 unborn babies every year in the US alone. Hell, when it comes to mass murder nobody beats a Leftist.

      Just as FakeAmerican says, there is no reason for Trump to waste our missiles to stop moslems from gassing other moslems. (I don’t know where “running out of soldier’s lives” comes from since he didn’t send in troops, all the troops there were sent by Obama).

      President Trump: Stop wasting our missiles. Let the moslems kill each other like FakeAmerican wants. Stop being a “made for TV President”. Stop being “about ratings”, FakeAmerican doesn’t like that.

      Go back to the Obama/KKKlinton policy. Let the Syrians die.

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