China and Syria – Seismic Comments From Secretary Tillerson Today in Palm Beach Florida…

Secretary Rex Tillerson delivered very important remarks today in Palm Beach Florida ahead of ongoing discussions with the Chinese delegation and President Xi Jinping meeting with President Donald Trump.

Following the segment by T-Rex outlining the parameters for the meetings today and tomorrow, Tillerson communicated a position of the Trump administration that Syrian leader Bashir Assad should step down from power.

“With the acts that he has taken, it would seem that there would be no rule for [Assad] to govern the Syrian people.

The process by which Assad would leave is something that I think requires and international community effort, both to first defeat ISIS within Syria, to stabilize the Syrian country to avoid further civil war, and then to work collectively with our partners around the world through a political process that would lead to Assad leaving.”

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Neither Secretary Tillserson or President Trump are proposing military action to remove Assad.  However, the remarks by Secretary Tillerson about Syria and Bashir Assad are a shift in approach, and were almost simultaneously communicated by President Trump (albeit with nuance) aboard Air-Force One en route to Palm Beach.   See below:

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Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said Thursday that what happened in Syria is “a disgrace to humanity.” Asked if Assad should go, Trump said, “He’s there, and I guess he’s running things so something should happen.” The Syrian remarks are toward the end of this video segment:

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In essence ISIS is continuing to be degraded.  But what comes after ISIS is eliminated as a threat?  It would be imprudent to believe Bashir Assad could remain in power and not see another rise in extremism using him as a polarizing figure, and visible reason for ongoing conflict and jihadist recruitment.

Again, to emphasize, nothing is publicly stated or happens in a vacuum. The remarks by Secretary Tillerson and President Trump should be absorbed around the understanding that dozens of high level and direct conversations have taken place between the Trump administration and key affected regional participants.

Neither Secretary Tillerson, nor President Trump, would be leaning forward on the position to remove Assad politically without that position being the recommendation of the aforementioned “Freedom Alliance“:

♦ Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt), ♦ King Abdullah II (Jordan), ♦ Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), ♦ Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority), ♦ King Salman and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Arabia).

My personal summary of this rather stark shift in public positioning leads me to believe the regional assembly of partners that President Trump has assembled have all indicated the removal of Assad is inherently necessary for larger regional efforts toward peace.

Again, Trump and T-Rex would not be taking a position in opposition to the interests of these regional leaders.  Too much effort has been invested into the early communication and building of trust amid these regional heads-of-state.

That said, we must reset our perspectives and reassess with the new information provided.

Thinking in larger terms, the discussion about who to blame for the chemical attack, and the political removal of Bashir Assad are not mutually exclusive. Meaning, it is quite possible for President Trump and the U.S. team to understand it was NOT Assad who carried out the attack, and yet still use the appearance of Assad’s culpability (compromised position) to gain the political leverage for Assad to step down.

This reality is, in my opinion, what we are seeing.

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Thursday that Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is not unconditional, but that the country demands a full investigation of the suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held province in Syria before the United Nations takes any action.

[…] Peskov told The Associated Press in an interview that “unconditional support is not possible in this current world,” but added that “it is not correct to say that Moscow can convince Mr. Assad to do whatever is wanted in Moscow. This is totally wrong.” (link)

 

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1,196 Responses to China and Syria – Seismic Comments From Secretary Tillerson Today in Palm Beach Florida…

  1. ivehadit says:

    Did Sundance not say that the Freedom Alliance wants Assad gone?

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  2. not2worryluv says:

    There’s no such thing as a limited attack when Russia and Iran are involved – I’m really angry that President Trump got us involved.

    And I’m not a Troll!

    There is no “winning” in the ME. And now we got a war on our hands!

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  3. Pam says:

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  4. Trumppin says:

    I hired President Trump because I knew he had love of country, he was honest, Genuine, his own man, a True Leader with a great vision ahead & he truly believed in #MAGA
    – NOTHING HAS CHANGED!

    I also know he was plopped into the middle of Obama’s middle east disaster I Trust President Trump to make the right decisions and that i may not know why or understand them at the time – that is where Trust and Faith have to hold hands and pray.

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  5. Bull Durham says:

    Assad will be reelected by 70% margin of victory.
    Nothing binds a nation behind its Armed Forces and Leader like aerial bombardment.

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    • TreeperInTraining says:

      Agree. A common enemy is a wonderful tie that binds.

      Make Syria Great Again.

      Sigh

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    • Finalage says:

      Assad is not one to defend. He’s no saint. He’s never been an ally of the US. So why are you weeping for him?

      I don’t want a US invasion of Syria led by US troops. We are sending a message with this limited strike and that it happened while Trump is negotiating with the Chinese is glorious.

      Let’s see how this plays out.

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      • TreeperInTraining says:

        Assad? He’s a leader of a soverign country. I thought we were all really into sovereignty, but maybe not?

        A saint? Never met a leader who was one. Should we take all the non saints out?

        Again, as I said earlier, I figured I wouldn’t like Trump’s foreign policy…it really wasn’t much different than that of his predecessors. Take out ISIS wherever they are. Etc.

        As far as foreign policy goes, meet the new boss, same as the last boss.

        I can only hope he will continue to produce in the domestic arena.

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      • Nick says:

        Any Christian (or decent person) who doesn’t defend Assad needs to ask themselves if they are really okay with the genocide of some of the Middle East’s last Christians. He and Putin are the only ones standing in the way of that. The only real “crime” Assad has committed is defending his country from invasion by Sunni radicals backed by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, and the US deep state.

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  6. Sandra-VA says:

    Seems that is it. Just the two airbases in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack.

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  7. This is a nightmare. By attacking Syria’s military installations the U.S. is taking away Syria and Russia ability to attack ISIS and the other terrorist groups. ISIS is a big winner tonight.

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    • ronheinzkaboot says:

      I don’t get this either, except for I feel all chemical attacks need a response.
      To do this without notifying Russia does not seem right but Russia is as much to blame for the chemical bombing as Assad.
      We have a 1,000 troops on the border. If we did nothing, could they use chemicals on our troops?
      I hope this wasn’t a trap. Never want to agree with McCain and Graham on matters of war

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      • IdahoDeplorable says:

        Why not wait for an investigation as to where the chemicals came from ?

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        • ronheinzkaboot says:

          I am sure they know where the chemicals came from.
          The world was on fire. This was not a good move to use gas. Assad boxed Trump in.

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      • Nick says:

        The chemical weapons belong to ISIS, Assad’s mortal enemies. This is like the police shooting at someone who is being assaulted, because they had to “respond” to an assault in progress.

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    • liberty, not license says:

      Exactly my concern. I don’t want to weaken anyone who is going up against ISIS.

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    • Kaiser Roll says:

      The airbase probably didn’t have Russian aircraft, if it did, we get the war Wesley Clark wanted to start back in Pristina.

      Russia cannot defeat the US in a conventional war, but if the US military is ordered to attack mainland Russia, they should mutiny.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        How did we go from striking a Syrian airfield to invading mainland Russia?

        I think too many people read too many of those “Assad Saves Christians! Fights IS!” headlines over the last few years. He didn’t really do either. And he’s been an idiot as a leader (who did all manner of nasty things, like allowing jihadists to pass through his country in order to kill U.S. troops in Iraq, so I don’t put a lot past him…and at one time he and Hillary were real pals, so again, why the love for that jackwagon?). For all we know the idiot’s own did pull off a gas attack (he has non-regular troops), and possibly other things we don’t know about.

        So why the big concern about him? Syria is not Russia, and Russia is not Syria

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    • Finalage says:

      Limited strike.

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  8. ivehadit says:

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  9. Joe Knuckles says:

    The trolls are all names I don’t recognize. Hmmmmmm. They must be Russian “bots”.

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  10. Pam says:

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Why do McCain and Graham always issue joint statements?

      I hate that they are happy….

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      • liberty, not license says:

        Me, too, Sandra.

        If McCain and Graham are happy, it definitely gives one pause as to whether the right decision was made.

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        • Old Codger says:

          Think “optics” people! OPTICS! How many Americans were exposed to danger by this little missile charade? This is like inviting Peyton Manning to the WH for a photo op: everybody is happy to see that!

          That the butt-boys, Johnnie and Linda, are “happy” about big booms that didn’t eliminate a single Assad, shows just how shallow they are!

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  11. james23 says:

    McCain and Graham the first to weigh in to congratulate Trump
    I’m getting sick

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  12. Am77 says:

    Dumb move Trump. I won’t defend you anymore on this.

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    • CheshireCat says:

      Trump’s biggest flaw, perhaps fatal, is his inflated view of Generals. Since their only tool is a hammer, they think everything is a nail. And they think nothing of the lives and limbs of their own troops. Just pray that Putin doesn’t retaliate.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        The arrogance of you two (Am77 and CheshireCat) to pretend that you know more than the POTUS. What’s your security clearance level? I wonder.

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  13. CheshireCat says:

    Some say that the ghosts of departed Presidents are still in the White House. I think LBJ’s ghost has inserted itself into President Trump.
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    I blame Mattis and McMasters who have obviously learned nothing from Vietnam, Iraq, Afcrapistan and Libya. Under international law, Putin could legitimately bomb a U..S. Airbase or sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier.

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  14. ledygrey says:

    I want to know why the chemical attack is OUR problem. Why are WE the ones retaliating? It was not our children that were killed. Anybody know if Assad has released any statements?

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    • liberty, not license says:

      Exactly, ledygrey. Why is it OUR problem? If dead children are the criteria, then we sure leave ourselves open to bombing for the millions of aborted babies.

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    • I want to know why the chemical attack is OUR problem.

      Because the US, Russia and China are the only ones who can say that’s not going to cut it.

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      • Chemical Weapons pose a National Security Threat when stored in an unstable Mideast state that is fighting an existential war with ISIS and many groups of Islamist Terrorists who would like nothing better than to use them against America.

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    • aguila2011 says:

      How does anyone today use the phrase “national security interest” and not laugh?

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        aguila2011: I’ll try to answer your question if you answer this one first: How many people laughed when Obama drew a red line on the sand and then peed himself on it when Assad used chemical weapons before?

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    • margarite1 says:

      Like it or not we are the BIG DOG and that gives us certain responsibilities. It’s not like we’ve invaded like we did in Iraq. We made a statement – you can’t do this to people.. Does anyone here disagree with that statement? I’m glad we took a stand against such inhumanity. However, I don’t want “refugees” coming here and I don’t want our soldiers dying in that permanent war zone.

      Read this morning that ISIS took over a bakery and put children in the kneading machine while burning the adult workers alive. What did the world do? Looked the other way. Do you think we should do nothing when we have the ability to do something? Do you think we should show some leadership?

      When good men do nothing….

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  15. Brant says:

    I’m hoping that maybe he didn’t realize how totally despicable his enemies are. Maybe he knew but not the depths of their treachery. He probably didn’t realize they would use babies as mere cannon fodder, but he’s new to the innards of this. Just as he tried to make some inroads all around, they struck. He had to make some response. Maybe now he will be more watchful. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Next time, hopefully he will have all ears and eyes wide open. Just like trying to get the leakers.

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  16. Pam says:

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  17. Bull Durham says:

    No need for McCain and Graham to take Viagra tonight.
    They have their woodie for the night’s lovemaking.
    General Keane was literally giddy with delight.
    The neocons wet dream fogging the TV cameras.

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    • CheshireCat says:

      “They have their woodie for the night’s lovemaking.” – with each other.

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      • IdahoDeplorable says:

        It sure didn’t take Trump long to use the military in the middle east. Not even in the White House for 100 days.

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    • CheshireCat says:

      And a side benefit for those lovers is that it is going to be rather difficult for Putin to cooperate with Trump on anything unless he wants to seem the wimp. John McCain’s ISIS friends must be high-fiving too and looking for some virgin goats..

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      • Putin now knows he’ll have to behave until things cool down to the point that he can make deals with the Trump Administration … that put America First.

        This would be a bad time to play with fire.

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        • ivanthenuc says:

          Well we just did play with fire. We are not the worlds biggest, baddest superpower anymore. We are actually the worlds brokest nation and we owe more debt than any other nation in the history of broke nations.
          What is Putin is feeling a little crazy right now and he decides F this S**t and decides to lay waste to one of our bases or one of our ‘allies’ bases? Then what? A cursory reading of history shows wars tend to start for really stupid reasons. Don’t tweak the tiger’s tail unless you are ready to kill the tiger.

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  18. NHVoter says:

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  19. Pam says:

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  20. azgulch says:

    I’m not happy. For 4 years he said he would stay out of Syria. One gas attack, proven or unproven, and he attacks Syria. What the hell?

    He just broke a promise to me.

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    • liberty, not license says:

      Yes. What was all that during the campaign about how he was against the Iraq war, etc. etc.? I am confused and angry. I hope there are better explanations that what we have so far.

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  21. Gabriel says:

    I didn’t sign up for this @#$% when I voted for him

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  22. Am77 says:

    I don’t know how much longer I can support Trump now.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Then you weren’t much of a supporter anyway. All presidents have military crises eventually. Give this time to congeal.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Andyocoregon: just FYI. The new trolling technique used by the rabid left consists of sending out a bunch of trolls on a target. One of them posts a comment and the others quickly support it and express a lack of confidence on the POTUS, thus conveying the fake notion that the POTUS has made a mistake and his base is mad about it. It’s a recently deployed Globalinsky Trollinsky tactic but it’s quickly wearing out. Just wait for POTUS to explain what he did and why he did it. You know that he’s very good and keeping in touch with his supporters. The reign of the king Obama Liar The First is over and there is no going back no matter how many trolls come to visit here.

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  23. OnlyInAmerica says:

    Relax guys, Prez Trump is just taking out two dirty, rotten birds with one stone. Also sending a message to kim jung.

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  24. andyocoregon says:

    Bill Clinton used to fire cruise missiles into strategic targets in Iraq every time Saddam got out of line. The Dems applauded that. They should be happy with what President Trump is doing.

    My only concern is if Assad gets removed from office, who or what will replace him?

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    • liberty, not license says:

      I know. The poor, beleaguered Christians in the Middle East just have had another setback hurled their way.

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    • IMO, we have lots of cycles to go before Assad might leave.

      Much to learn in terms of outcomes, reactions and proposals to America, as President Trump continues with his bilateral deal-making…

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  25. Scotty19541 says:

    I read that the US Military had foolproof evidence that Assad regime did the attack. I can only assume that report was 100% correct as I do not see President Trump pulling the trigger unless he was 100% certain. I can only pray he was right and not the victim of some neocon set-up. I have also seen where Russia was given notification of the cruise missle attack on the airbase so hopefully no Russian casualties. Whatever comes down I trust President Trump 100% and will support him totally. God Bless President Donald J. Trump!

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  26. kallibella says:

    The target is a base where chemical weapons are stored not the Syrian people!!!
    Come on people, get a grip!!! President Trump is trying to disable Assad’s chemical weapons.

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  27. Trumpedinillinos says:

    Look, I heard a former general on the radio today and he mentioned that we have clear satellite views of Syria which would show where the planes took off from and where they went when the chemical weapons were used. Those of you that are saying negative things about Trump need to ask yourself whether you have always thought trump is an idiot or just think he is because of this. I tend to think he is brilliant and that if he made this decision it is because he was convinced with very clear evidence that the planes came from the airfields he hit. Relax and wait to see what happens before over reacting. If he had another reason like Sundance suspects, so be it.

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    • Kathy says:

      I’ve read the Syrian military bombed a place where the rebels were storing chemical weapons. Planes could have taken off from airfield and bombed the rebels stash. Why would Assad use chemical weapons now?

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  28. NoOneButTrump says:

    I urge everyone to trust President Trump. I believe he wouldn’t take this step without seeing evidence with his own eyes that Assad was indeed behind this. We have evil people running the deep state, but we are the USA and we have access to facts via technology. This is a “measured response.” Looks like Trump is sending a message to Assad the same way Pres Reagan sent a message to Qaddafi in Libya in the 1980s. Well aimed messages work.

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  29. Mike says:

    Trump is doing what he believes is right. He is sending a message to Assad. He has been attacking ISIS. He is creating key alliances for escalation conquest and administration in Syria. Next move is Putin’s and Iran.

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  30. From one of Trump’s biggest supporters on social media:

    I think after this rash decision to attack Syria without a shred of evidence that Assad gassed his own people is going to cost Trump a ton of support. I see many hard core supporters on social media expressing disgust over this action.

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  31. Joe Knuckles says:

    Well, if you are going to do it, go in with overwhelming force for a decisive victory.

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    • ronheinzkaboot says:

      there can be no decisive victory in Syria. It’s a powder keg. 3 nation states, how many other military organizations operating there?, no valid successor to replace Assad,
      We can’t let Iran get control of that strategic location.
      Who would US troops be fighting for in Syria? Hezbullah, ISIS, Iran,Al Queda…?

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    • Joe, we can look forward to hearing more tomorrow on what doing “it” meant.

      Buy popcorn before it sells out.

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  32. I voted for Trump and stand by him now what do any of you who are pearl clutching think Hilary be doing about now? For one
    She sure wouldn’t be watching nominee Neil gorsutch being confirmed into the SC tomorrow nite because she would have nominated a straight out commie to the bench we don’t get the intelligence reports President Trump is privy to.

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    • ronheinzkaboot says:

      This would have happened before the chemical attack if HRC was elected.
      I am not abandoning Trump. I am just very concerned about military action in Syria.
      And more concerned about how Russia or Iran will react.
      All I can do is pray and contact my congressman about having any use of force be authorized by Congress.
      I am on Trump’s side, America’s side, the side of peace and Christians in the Middle East

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    • TreeperInTraining says:

      Hillary would be bombing Syrian airbases right now.

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  33. oldschool64 says:

    NEW SYRIA THREAD!!

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  34. SR says:

    This strike would keep all RINO and neo in line and follow the order from big daddy. Now there will be change in senate, congress and some MSM tune. This is a message to China, North Korea, NATO, middle east and others. This may be necessary for long term MAGA plan.

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  35. AndrewJackson says:

    How many people have died in the Syrian war? Hundreds of thousands? And now a hundred or so die and we don’t know exactly how or why and now we act. I am sure there is some long game in here (display of strength for xi, Russia), but, this seems a bit rash.

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    • CheshireCat says:

      Russia and China will be driven closer together. China will be even less likely to pull back North Korea.

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    • ronheinzkaboot says:

      you can’t allow the use of Syrian gas to just be tolerated. You have to send a clear message that it will not be considered just another weapon.
      We have troops on the border of Syria. I think it was the gas that changed everything.
      The Russians/Iranians through Assad could use gas on our troops.
      Trump had already given Assad a chance to fall in line, said he would consider him but using gas is a line. Such a boneheaded move by Assad.

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      • Kaiser Roll says:

        The US was fine with Saddam gassing Kurds and Iranians in the 1980s. Rumsfeld approved the shipments.

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        • ronheinzkaboot says:

          That was laptop warrior Rumsfeld.
          We have real soldiers in charge now.
          It I a new era.
          Also We couldn’t eliminate Saddam.
          We cannot take out Assad yet either.
          This is a precision attack.
          Its the Russia and Iranian counter action is what is scary

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  36. andymilken says:

    Looks like the swamp is draining the president. Very disappointed w/ the decision. That SOB Saudi always has the hands to something, It is the pipeline. Hopefully, he won’t be remembered as the president who started WWIII. It appears it is “business” as usual.

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  37. So what is the deal? had the government been feeding estrogen to the populace for the last 8 years

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  38. CheshireCat says:

    Damn Sons of John McCain, Mattis and McMasters to Hell.

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  39. AJ says:

    LOL, Ha ha. After the responses I have seen to the bombing it’s no wonder the GOP is in tatters. Geez Louise people, get a grip.

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  40. andi lee says:

    Niki Haley, at UNSC this evening, fiercing arguing cause of conflicting analysis’ into Syria chemical attack, UNSC shuts down vote, and cancels remainder of council meeting.

    Russia has provided documents of evidence to council.

    An hour later, US bombs targeted area(s) in Syria. Hopeful, praying for their safety, the target wasn’t Bob Levinson or Austin T. (Sincerely, GOY, McCain!)

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    • andi lee says:

      Oh! In the article, Turkey is making the claims of chemical proof of autopsies. 24-hour turn-around of chemical analysis, included.

      Here in America, that turn-around period, is generally 6 weeks. (Not my field, though, so, what do I know?)

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      • yucki says:

        Frisky Sultan Wannabe won’t get bogged down by tedious technical details. He channeling Truth and Justice by the grace of the Muslim Bros. An OttoMan of Action.

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  41. BobBoxBody says:

    I agree with Sundance’s assessment here. Trump wouldn’t have done this if the “Freedom Alliance” didn’t think it was necessary to do so for whatever reason. Trump inherited a mess, and he’s gotta get his hands dirty and clean it up, simple as that. Do the hard thing now, so that in the longterm we get some stability in the region. He’s playing the long game, The rest of you whining about this seem to think Trump wouldn’t have to break a few eggs to make an omelet with the mess that Obummer and Hiltlery left them in the Middle East.

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  42. NHVoter says:

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  43. FINALLY: Trump trumps EVERYONE.

    0. Missile Barrage DEMONSTRATES that President Trump will not tolerate breaches of the Geneva Convention and International Agreements on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

    1. Missile Barrage KILLS the Russia narrative.

    2. Missile Barrage PROVES to ALL opponents that President Trump is DEADLY UNPREDICTABLE.

    3. Missile Barrage WARNS Chinese President – during his State Visit Dinner, for all the world to see – that he WILL produce a Nork military solution if he doesn’t solve the problem NOW.

    4. Missile Barrage CONVINCES the emerging Mideast Freedom Alliance that they ALL will benefit from joining the Trump Team.

    5. Missile Barrage PERSUADES the Palestinians and Hamas that they’re better off making a DEAL NOW with President Trump, Israel and Egypt than facing an existential threat if they continue their terrorism.

    6. Missile Barrage ALERTS Iran, Hezbollah and the rest of the Islamist Terrorists that they’re next.

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    • Trump MESSAGE to DEEP STATE

      If you think I’m not “DEADLY UNPREDICTABLE” keep it up:
      • Deep State, you’re in my cross hairs.
      • Investigators, don’t think I’ll wait for your delaying tactics.

      Congress, get off your tails to pass the Trump Agenda.

      If you thought a Senate Vote was “nuclear”, guess what I have in store for you!.

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    • Trump’s Syrian Missile Barrage can REENLIST Congressional Naysayers

      McCain, Graham, Sasse, Kinsinger et al got their wish for a Mideast military action:
      • The warmongers got a cruise missile attack of unprecedented scale for a single target.
      ○ 50 missiles was a “statement” sized attack.
      • This was a “precision” attack on a focused target.
      ○ No legitimate claims of collateral damage.
      • The attack put no Americans at risk.
      ○ No needless American carnage.

      Congressional Naysayers must now support President Trump or be primaried and run out of town.
      • Military-Industrial Corporate Donors had a limited payday.
      ○ Time to persuade pay-to-play Politicians to support Trump.
      • Politicians owe Trump for listening and decisively acting.
      • Any further warmongering will brand them as unhinged.
      • NO fig leaf left to mask their malevolence.

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  44. NEWFTEA says:

    Lots of unfamiliar posters here, pearl-clutching concern trolls saying “I can’t trust Trump anymore.” As though you ever did.

    Chemical weapons are WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. This is not Saddam in a relatively isolated civil war. This is WMD being used brazenly, front and center on the world’s stage.

    International affairs don’t exist in a vacuum. Don’t forget North Korea’s savage little crud-stirrer keeps threatening to use nukes, another WMD.

    The U.S. attack is a warning: don’t do it, or we’ll come after you. Historical parallel: Hitler got away with increasingly aggressive acts of war, leading to world war, precisely because the world stood by and did nothing.

    P.S. Who cares what Russia thinks? They invaded their neighbor, twice, for no good reason. All this agonizing on behalf of Russia frankly sounds a lot like the Dems of the 1980s. And Putin is evil–he was a senior officer in the Disssident Directorate, an organization known for hunting down, torturing, even murdering, people like Treepers for even the possible vague appearance of opposing the Communist state.

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  45. Major Styles says:

    My guess is that the orchestrators of this mess will be celebrating Passover soon.

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  46. alegenoa says:

    I wrote about the whole issue and my relief in finding out that CTH and others didn’t buy the “Assad did it” narrative, despite the unilateral consensus in the US (involving even some alternative voices for years).
    I’m sorry to say in this case Trump is playing a part I don’t like, because, although part of a larger strategy that is probably understandable, such actions would encourage terrorists to use chemical weapons against civilians in the future.

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  47. moe ham head says:

    I got 50 bucks that says the US had a hand in the chemical attacks
    no doubt in my mind

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  48. Could this be a seized opportunity for the big picture-It had crossed my mind that President Trump and his people may know it wasn’t Asad, but it works for them? I refuse, at this point, to believe it’s all a bad move.

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