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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:12 PM

Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

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Source: NYT

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday he had ordered strikes on Syrian targets, seeking to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

Mr. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States in the strikes.

The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the complex, multi-sided war in Syria from which Mr. Trump only last week said he wanted to withdraw. They also raised the possibility of confrontation with Russia and Iran, both of which have military forces in Syria to support Mr. Assad.

In choosing to strike, it appeared that Mr. Trump’s desire to punish Mr. Assad for what he called a “barbaric act” — and make good on his tweets promising action this week — outweighed his desire to limit the United States’ military involvement in the conflict, at least in the short term.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/world/middleeast/trump-strikes-syria-attack.html

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Reply Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack (Original post)
EarthFirst Apr 2018 OP
pangaia Apr 2018 #1
Liberalhammer Apr 2018 #2
DinahMoeHum Apr 2018 #3
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #6
Ccarmona Apr 2018 #4
EarthFirst Apr 2018 #8
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #5
Marthe48 Apr 2018 #7
marble falls Apr 2018 #9

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:15 PM

1. In addition to insanity.. deflection.... Cheney quality deflection...

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:17 PM

2. Dog and pony show

 

Putin's orders.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:18 PM

3. It's Wag The Dog time.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:19 PM

6. +1. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:19 PM

4. This Has John Boltons Stench All Over It

 

Especially the calling out of Iran & Russia.

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

8. Yep!

Bolton’s appointment had much to do with this...

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:19 PM

5. So much for checks & balances? Congress said he'd need their permission for more than one strike.

I think that's what one Repub said. A "campaign" (more than one) is war.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

7. If the target is the chemicals

What assurance is there that the innocents will be safe containers are destroyed the and contents mix with bomb material and gets in the air?

He can't even run his own life, how can this go well?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 09:24 PM

9. Locking, duplicate - post in GD maybe?

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