A lot has happened in the last 24 hours. The United States no longer has a president who will pussyfoot around with terrorists or those willing to commit crimes against humanity.
President Trump responded to the horrific chemical attacks in Syria that allegedly killed 70 people by raining 60 tomahawk missiles on a Syrian government airbase, rendering it “almost completely destroyed.”
Via Fox News:
The Syrian airfield targeted by United States airstrikes early Friday was “almost completely destroyed,” a human rights group in the country said.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missile attack damaged over a dozen hangars, a fuel depot and an air defense base. About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways.
At least seven Syrian soldiers were killed and nine wounded in the airstrike, the country’s military said. The governor of Homs province said he did not believe the strikes caused a large number of “human casualties.” A Syrian official the attack caused deaths and a fire, but did not elaborate.
Here is a somber President Trump announcing the military strike:
Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike…… pic.twitter.com/3nUzrdiGzX
— President Trump (@POTUS) April 7, 2017
From Trump’s statement:
On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.
No child of God should ever suffer such horror. Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.
The U.S. military released a video of the tomahawk missile launch:
— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2017
“Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons,” Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said, according to Reuters.
And now we’re getting reports about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reaction to the U.S. Strikes, and it doesn’t sound good:
Russian President Vladimir Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.”
The Kremlin spokesman insisted that “the Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons,” saying this had been “observed and confirmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a special UN unit.”
“This step deals significant damage to US-Russian ties, which are already in a deplorable state,” Peskov said and added that the US has been ignoring the use of chemical weapons by terrorists and this is dramatically aggravating the situation, in Putin’s opinion.
“The main thing, Putin believes, is that this move [by the U.S.] doesn’t draw us nearer to the end goal in the fight with international terrorism and on the contrary, deals a serious setback to the creation of an international coalition in the fight with it,” Peskov said.
According to Zero Hedge, the Russians are also moving navy ships into the region.
It’s too soon to tell what comes next, but The Political Insider will stay abreast of developments.
Now sit back and watch how Democrats and the media, all of whom supported Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s attacks on Syria, declare Trump’s actions to be illegal and unconstitutional.
You know it’s coming.
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