Assessing The Fallout From Trump’s Strike On Syria

Pentagon Captain Jeff Davis told reporters on Thursday: “These missiles targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars.”

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  • disqusW6sf

    Glad he’s taking a stand…

    • Clausewitz

      And the idiot Democrats are still claiming that Trump is in Putin’s pocket. Never let the facts get in the way of a good diatribe.

  • Jim Fox

    There is NO ‘islamic state’. Time to change the name to Daesh. 6 months max-
    they are finished.
    Whatever, this is great news- they are running out of money. Recently Baghdadi ordered jihad wages cut by 30%.

  • Maggat

    Looks like a nicely melted aircraft there.

    • Brett_McS

      There were rivers of … aluminium.

  • El Martyachi
    • Maggat

      First photo, I doubt poison gas canisters would be scattered around like that. However in the Mid East who knows.
      Second photo, possible canisters but in a far different environment.

  • PaulW

    Paul Joseph Watson’s take:

    https://youtu.be/EXuV64hp4dk

  • bob e

    I honestly don’t know why this was done .. I’m just a bad golfer
    so nobody would tell me anyway ..

    • andycanuck

      Syria’s a sand trap.

  • Clink9

    “To knowingly use Sarin on ANYONE, much less kids and babies, is utterly barbaric. I don’t know who’s responsible. Whoever is needs to be obliterated in such a decisive, total way that nobody will ever dare use Sarin or its analogues again. As a Christian my personal obligation is to pray for everyone involved, including the perpetrators. As a Christian who recognizes that Romans 13 describes the legitimate function of government to bear a sword of justice against evildoers, I implore the US and regional allies to turn whoever is doing this, wherever they are, to ash and rubble. Do it wisely and responsibly, but do it decisively.”

    Comment from an anesthesiologist on Ace’s website.

    • Bernie

      Obama vowed that all Sarin was removed and Russia was responsible for the removal. Who is responsible now?

    • Solo712

      You don’t know who is responsible? How could you ? How could I ? We are all just guessing, and making up our minds on what seems probable to us. For me, some of the big decision makers are these: 1) all the atrocities that are filmed in Syria whose perpetrators are known come from the rebel side. I have yet to see – after 5 1/2 years – an Assad soldier forcing a ten-year old boy to shoot a prisoner in the head, or torturing policemen who work for the other side, or proudly displaying a human head he just cut off, or canniballizing dead body, or throwing people from tall buildings. Strange isn’t it? It’s always the ones shouting Allahu Akhbar. 2) The media has lied to us on Syria many times. There is a brave Canadian woman by the name of Eva Bartlett who has compiled an impressive list of MSM revolting lies about war crimes in Syria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uap0GwBYdBA I have yet to see anyone debunking single charge that she has made. Yet she is constantly attacked as Assad’s stooge. 3) Seymour Hersh & Carla del Ponte: The Western media continues to lie about the rebels not having or using chemical weapons. Seymour Hersh convinced a lot of people (including me) that the sarin attack on East Ghouta in 2013 attributed to Assad was a false flag operation. His expose I am attaching:

      https://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n24/seymour-m-hersh/whose-sarin

      was offered to NYT and WaPo who refused to print it. And yet this is a Pulitzer winning journalist and the former darling of US liberals as he was the one who exposed to horrific massacre at My Lai during the Vietnam War.

      Carla del Ponte – is an acclaimed former war-crime prosecutor for Yugoslavia, known for her anti-Serb and anti-Russian bias. And yet she agreed with the Russian forensic team analyzing several instances of use of chemical weapons in Syria – it was the rebels. Why would she say that ? Bad conscience perhaps for doing political favours in the Balkans.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-of-chemical-weapons-use.html

      So here you are, that’s why believe what I believe.

      • El Martyachi

        It’s gotta be the Ukrainians.

      • Clink9

        It’s just a comment from another website.

      • Darrell MacLennan

        Thanks for that. I learned a lot from the UN panel video.

      • Will Quest

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7821a1fcf98ae5a80d4d43fb807267ee95ca3824242d3ab1f236d06710c68bf2.jpg
        Excellent observations……
        The Syrian regime is ruled by Alawite President Bashar al-Assad backed by Shiite Iran and Hezbollah, basically a secular government. Alawite… is an offshoot of Shia Islam , often considered heretical …. Yet the Alawite regime is been completely benign and a source of excellent secular governance in Syria ….
        There are few “moderate” forces among the Syrian “opposition.” …. “Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.” The rebel groups are all barking islamists and are in a violent Jihad to establish their flavour of sharia….. & the establishment of their precious Islamic state .
        Sure Isis is in that theater of violence and are the demons in Syria’s bloody civil-war but they are far from the only holy-jihadis …. There are few angels in this Bloody internecine feud …….The spillage of brethren blood pleases Allah….

  • PaulW

    Jack Posobiec suggests Ivanka and Jared Trump possibly influenced POTUS decision to attack airbase:

    https://youtu.be/cPEeSdBZmZc

  • Brett_McS

    President Drone Strike not available for comment? Or does he feel that a former President commenting on an on-going situation would be crossing a red line?

  • Felicia Scott

    In other words… we opened the door for you daesh. Come on in and let the butchering commence. You obviously succeeded with a second round of faked gas videos.How many of those little kids did you rape before you killed them and put a nice new O2 mask on their faces for the camera?

  • Millie_Woods

    The ‘master persuader’ is being led around like a circus pony. As Trump himself would say, ‘very disappointing’.

  • Mack

    The Constitution is clear: only Congress is empowered to declare war.