The United States has officially attacked Syria, and they will not stop only here. Read more to find out what is really happening!
After the strike, President Trump spoke to reporters to explain the administration’s reasoning for escalating America’s role in Syria’s war. There were two sentences in the statement that were absolutely critical for understanding why the administration did this, and why they hope it won’t get out of hand:
Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread of chemical weapons.
The strike is the first direct military action taken by the US against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s six-year civil war. It represents a substantial escalation of the US military campaign in the region, and could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.
Six people were killed in the airstrike, according to a televised statement by the Syrian’s Armed Forces General Command. Russia condemned the strike as an “act of aggression,” and Assad’s office Friday called it “a disgraceful act” that “can only be described as short-sighted.”
There will be more attacks in the near future if they proceed to make more chemical weapons!!!
The implication here is that Trump has no desire to launch any more strikes unless Assad uses more chemical weapons. If Assad sticks to his normal tactics, and kills children with explosives rather than banned chemicals, then the United States will leave him alone. This attack will, it seems, be a one-off — or at least part of a relatively small battery of punitive strikes.
This is a momentous moment for the United States and Syria. And we have no idea, as of right now, where it will lead.