Donald Trump Just Ordered Military Strikes Against Syria, Dozens Of Missiles Just Struck Syria

By Theodore Shoebat

Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on Syria, and dozens of missiles just struck a Syrian base. I did a whole video on this:

According to one report:

U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

U.S. officials said the military launched dozens of cruise missile strikes against an airbase controlled by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s forces in response to the chemical attack on Tuesday in a rebel-held area.

Facing his biggest foreign policy crisis since taking office in January, Trump took the toughest direct U.S. action yet in Syria’s six-year-old civil war, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran, Assad’s two main military backers.

Some 50 Tomahawk missiles were launched from U.S. Navy warships in the Mediterranean Sea, striking multiple targets – including the airstrip, aircraft and fuel stations – on an airbase in Homs, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Further details and damage estimates from the strikes, which were conducted at 8:45 p.m. EDT (0045 GMT Friday), were not immediately known.

Trump ordered the strikes just a day after he pointed the finger at Assad for this week’s chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.

Trump appeared to have opted for measured and targeted air attacks instead of a full-blown assault on Assad’s forces and installations.

Trump, who was attending a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort, said earlier on Thursday that “something should happen” with Assad but did not specifically call for his ouster.

Officials from the Pentagon and State Department met all day to discuss plans for the missile strikes.

U.S. military action put the new president at odds with Russia, which has air and ground forces in Syria after intervening there on Assad’s side in 2015 and turning the tide against mostly Sunni Muslim rebel groups.

Trump has until now focused his Syria policy almost exclusively on defeating Islamic State militants in northern Syria, where U.S. special forces are supporting Arab and Kurdish armed groups.

The risks have grown worse since 2013, when Barack Obama, Trump’s predecessor, considered and then rejected ordering a cruise missile strike in response to the use of chemical weapons by Assad’s loyalists.

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  • Vinny Zee

    Be aware of the military-industrial complex. Be aware of the government-media complex. Be aware of the neo-cons who are drooling for war with Russia. Be aware of the post-modern liars who are debasing Christianity. Be aware, Be aware, Be aware.

    • Kamau41

      Well said Vinny!

    • Grandmere

      I remember Scott Ritter and I am aware.

  • Raph Sebastian

    I would have thought that Trump
    would respect the Constitution by getting approval from Congress first before striking. Trump said that he will not be like any of his predecessors but apparently he acted no different.

    While the law allows for immediate action to prevent further security issues i.e. pre-emptive striles..but the US homeland was not attacked thus there was no urgency.

    Trump had better now seek Congress’ approval retroactively. Or he stands to lose his credibility vis-a-vis his strict Constitutionalism.

    • When Hillary Clinton announced last night she supported this, you know Trump done effed up.

      Congress surprisingly are supportive of this. Humph.

      • Grandmere

        They are all part of the MI complex.

      • Raph Sebastian

        I agree that was exactly my thoughts.

        • We are in for a world of hurt.

  • Lidia

    Walid or Ted, how does this play out in prophecy? i remember when you said something about Damascus being attacked. According to the Bible, is it the antichrist that attacks Damascus?
    I feel like Trump just helped ISIS.

    • Juan

      You don’t feel like, he did it Lidia.

    • Kelly Ann

      He sure did Isis is cheering Trump n celebrating with fresh attacks.

  • Kamau41

    Bush 2.0 has unfolded. Expect the conditions in the Middle East to destabilize for sure leading to the revival of the Ottoman Empire as we have been expecting.

    • Grandmere

      BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I know there is no K-41 in Bingo. But , what the heck, BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rodolfo

    Emerging from the trojan horse.
    May our Father in heaven have mercy on American people who are innocent from the actions of their officials and leaders.

    • Juan

      Trump is just a white Obama.

  • susan

    It appears we’ve just switched into a higher gear. Thanks for the commentary.

  • Tom_mcewen

    Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad. It is madness to trust the intelligence from those who wish to destroy you. Two enemies one stone.