Saturday, April 14, 2018

Donald Trump Orders Missile Strikes on Syria in Response to ‘Crimes of a Monster’

The following article appeared in Breitbart on April 13th

By Charles Spiering

President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered precision missile strikes on Syria in reaction to the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad. 
Trump announces the Allied assault against Syria

“These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead,” Trump said, condemning Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his people. He pointed out that chemical weapons had been banned by civilized nations since World War I.

The president made his remarks at the White House on Friday evening, arguing that preventing the spread of chemical weapons was in the interests of the United States.

“The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons,” he wrote. “Establishing this deterrent is a vital interest of the United States.”

He described the Assad regime’s actions as an “evil and despicable attack” that deserved a strong response.

But Trump specified that the United States was not acting alone, and confirmed that Britain and France were joining the military strikes.

“Today, the nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America, have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality,” he said.

The president confirmed that these military attacks would be greater than last year, and would last longer than the limited strike he ordered in 2017.

“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” he said.

The president specifically called out Russia and Iran for supporting Assad in Syria.

“To Iran and to Russia, I ask, what kind of a nation wants to be associated with a mass murder of innocent men, women, and children?”

Trump specifically called out Russia for their support of Assad, urging them to stop backing the Syrian dictator in the Middle East.

“Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace,” he said.

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