What is going on with this administration? It is like we are living in the Schizophrenic States of America. At one moment Republicans are agreeing with the Democrats to nuke Devin Nunes, the next they are nuking the Democrats over the filibuster, now Trump has turned into George W. Bush and is bombing Syria?! He just said through his people that they have accepted the political reality of Assad in Syria.
I. DO. NOT. GET. IT.
Is Syria killing ISIS members or is it not?
Are we for keeping Assad in power as they stated only a few days ago or are we now suddenly for regime change?
Are we going to confirm Gorsuch tomorrow, then pass the healthcare bill, then impeach Trump?
This is just insane:
President Trump said Thursday night that the United States had carried out a missile strike in Syria in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack this week that killed more than 80 civilians.
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air base in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Mr. Trump said in remarks at his Mar-a-Lago estate in 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.”
A senior military official said that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles had hit Al Shayrat airfield in Syria. The missiles were aimed at Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure but did not target anything that may have had chemical weapons.
Hassan Youssef, 40, a victim of Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack in northern Syria, was in a hospital Thursday in the city of Idlib. The United States launched a missile attack Thursday night in response to the Syrian government’s use of such weapons on civilians. Credit Omar Haj Kadour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
He said that no Russian planes were at the airfield and that the cruise missiles did not target any Russian facilities.
The Pentagon informed Russian military officials, through its established deconfliction channel, of the strike before the launching of the missiles, the official said, with American officials knowing when they did that that Russian authorities may well have alerted the Assad regime. “With a lot of Tomahawks flying, we didn’t want to hit any Russian planes,” he said.
The cruise missiles struck the airfield beginning around 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday and the strikes continued for three to four minutes.
According to one military official, the Tomahawks were launched from two Navy warships.
The official said that the cruise missile strike was at the more limited end of the military options presented to Mr. Trump Thursday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The cruise missile strike, the official said, was intended to send a message to Mr. Assad about the American intention to use military force if he continues to use chemical weapons.
It was the first time that the White House had ordered military action against forces loyal to Mr. Assad.
Now the war peacocks John McCain (R-ISIS) and Lindsey Grahamnesty (R-WHAT THE HELL SOUTH CAROLINA?) have jumped out in front falling all over themselves congratulating Trump’s actions.
Hold up while I go puke.