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Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
The New York Slimes ^ | April 13, 2018 | HELENE COOPER, MICHAEL D. SHEAR and BEN HUBBARD

Posted on 04/13/2018 6:28:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

WASHINGTON — The United States and European allies launched strikes against Syrian targets, President Trump announced on Friday, 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, which he said were underway.

“These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead,” Mr. Trump, in a televised nighttime address from the White House Diplomatic Room, said of the Syrian attacks last weekend that he blamed on Mr. Assad.

He said the strikes of precision weapons sought to deter the production, spread and use of chemical weapons, which he called “a vital national security interest of the United States.”

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I guess Presient Trump is getting tired od winning.
1 posted on 04/13/2018 6:28:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The underlying message to the world: Russian and Iranian promises to protect you mean NOTHING. If the United States wants to use its military power, no country on earth can stop it. Live and learn. Not only is Syria a big loser tonight but Russia nearly as much so. Their boasts and brags about shooting us down apparently were nothing but talk. Bad news for them on the world stage.


2 posted on 04/13/2018 6:30:29 PM PDT by Midwesterner53
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There goes the stock market and the gains. Gold is going up fast. Shift is going to get pucker like the weekend. I’m too old for service.


3 posted on 04/13/2018 6:31:46 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Damascus must become a ruinous heap and “they” need to start saying “peace and security”. Then the end will come.


4 posted on 04/13/2018 6:32:37 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

But.....but......John Kerry said that Assad destroyed his chemical weapons....

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2017/04/07/flashback-when-john-kerry-said-assad-had-destroyed-all-of-his-chemical-weapons-n2310161


5 posted on 04/13/2018 6:33:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bah.
It’s the first step in his exit strategy.
(I hope- and also think)


6 posted on 04/13/2018 6:33:30 PM PDT by