by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:
Shortly after the chemical weapons incident in Syria, Donald Trump paraded himself in front of the world posing as emotionally distraught over the deaths of “beautiful babies” in Syria as a result of what he claimed was a Syrian government chemical attack. Of course, while no one knows definitively who was responsible for the attack, it is clear that the Syrian government was not the responsible party. At best, a weapons depot was bombed that was housing chemical weapons belonging to Western-backed terrorists.
Only a number of hours after feigning concern over gassed children, Trump ordered Tomahawk missile strikes against Syrian military bases in Syria, under the guise of protecting civilians.
The Guardian, reporting on the strikes up to the minute, reported,
The map shows al-Shayrat airfield, a Syrian military site close to Homs, which was targeted by around 60 US Tomahawk missiles.
It’s currently Friday 4.30am in Syria. It is not yet clear precisely what time the strikes were carried out.
At 9:40pm, The Guardian wrote,
CNN reports that the missile launches took place around an hour ago, at 8.45 ET – that would have been 3.45am in Syria. The targets at the military airbase included runways, aircraft and fuel points.
Five minutes later, The Guardian reported,
The strike comprised dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the guided-missile destroyers USS Ross and Porter in the eastern Mediterranean. An airfield near Homs was targeted, signalling a limited initial engagement. The US did not target Syria’s formidable air defences, as it does before a concerted airpower campaign.
Below are Trump’s comments regarding his orders to strike Syrian military positions, given before reporters in Florida:
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