US strikes on Syria: Nikki Haley tells UN: ‘We are prepared to do more. But we hope that will not be necessary’

US missile strikes on a Syrian air base have reportedly killed nine civilians – including four children – as Donald Trump launched the first direct American attack on Bashar Assad’s regime.

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  • ontario john

    And here are two more reasons why its a good thing Clinton didn’t win the election. Her running mate in the election came out strongly against the missile strike today. And Clinton just made a speech where she demands that Trump let in thousands of muslim refugees to the States.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Clinton needs to earn more millions of $ for her foundation. Hmmm, or is it now “her husband’s foundation”? Well, anyhow, she needs more Qatari and Saudi millions.

      • Bernie

        The Clintons stole the money they raised for the Haiti Relief over many years as not one cent made it to Haiti. Why are they not in Jail?

  • New Centurion

    Funny, Trump is enforcing Barry’s “red line”

  • tom_billesley

    “nine civilians – including four children” On a military airbase?

    • mobuyus

      Their children are known to have thick mats of hair on their backs along with bushy uni-brows and full beards or five o-clock shadows.

    • “The Palestinian Gambit”

  • Oracle9

    I guess I misunderstood – all the while I thought Trump was after ISIS. Assad fights ISIS. ISIS is giving a slow clap for Trump’s action.

    Trump just lost his support base overnight.

    • The Butterfly

      I’m okay with nuking both sides.

    • Jim Fox

      Rubbish. This was a warning to both China [sponsor of N Korea] & Putin [sponsor of Hezbollah/Iran], that USA is no longer under the Obamination
      but ready & willing to ACT.
      ‘Red lines’ meant nothing under Barry Soetoro, now they DO. You forget
      Russia guaranteed the destruction of Assad’s chemical weapons [2013, was it], so WHERE did this sarin come from??

      • canminuteman

        So today they are going to bomb Assad, and tomorrow they are going to cooperate with him to attack ISIS? That will be awkward

        What’s the difference between gassing them and carpet bombing them? I will assume the people who were gassed were Assads enemies. If they were chances are they were either ISIS or ISIS allies and therefore deserved it. It’s good that he followed through when he “drew a line in the sand”, but it was stupid to draw that line in the first place. It has led to him making an attack against a supposed ally in support of a supposed enemy. Its like if the Americans were bombing the British and the Germans in WW11.

        • Jim Fox

          Nothing makes sense in Syria- dozens of sects fighting each other, no central command, who can know what the heck is going on? Today’s ally is tomorrow’s enemy and vice versa.
          The only certainty is they almost all belong to Islam, of one form or another.
          WW2 is somewhat relevant- Germany allied with Russia early on, then Russia switched sides, Vichy France, Italy invaded by the Nazis when it could no longer be trusted…
          ‘War is deceit’ said Muhammad; one of the few truths he told.

          The difference is chemical weapons are banned by UN resolution as a war crime and most countries have destroyed their stockpiles. ‘Carpet bombing’ is somewhat unspecific, not that I would defend it.

      • Oracle9

        From the rebels. Investigations will bear this out.

        Any other explanation makes no sense. But then the US foreign policy has been irrational 100% of the time since 9/11.

        • Jim Fox

          There’s video on http://isis.liveuamap.com/ showing Russian containers that could be chemical weapons. Otherwise where did rebels get Sarin?? I doubt very much they have the capability to manufacture it safely.
          Also, Russia made a commitment to remove all Syrian chemical weapons in 2013. Did they?

  • El Martyachi

    It’s OK, Assad boosting Putinistas! Look — business as usual, mostly.
    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/850425431899680768

  • Felicia Scott

    Nikki Haley can cram it. She’s a dope.