UPDATE – U.S. Launches 59 Tomahawk Missiles Against Syrian Sharyat Airbase Near Homs…

President Trump is anticipated to deliver remarks to the nation tonight:

– The targeted single airfield is Sharyat airbase in NW Syria, near Homs – The alleged source of chemical attack – Approximately 60 missiles fired – Russian military was informed in advance – Congressional Gang-of-Eight was notified in advance –

UPDATE: Video of President Trump remarks added:

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WASHINGTON – The United States has fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, U.S. officials said.

It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president.

The surprise strike marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the U.S. getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year. But the president appeared moved by the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, calling it a “disgrace to humanity” that crossed “a lot of lines.”

About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles, fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted an air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that American officials believe Syrian government aircraft launched with a nerve agent, possibly sarin.

The president did not announce the attacks in advance, though he and other national security officials ratcheted up their warnings to the Syrian government throughout the day Thursday.

“I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes and shouldn’t have happened and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen,” Trump told reporters traveling on Air Force One to Florida, where he was holding a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (read more)

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1,549 Responses to UPDATE – U.S. Launches 59 Tomahawk Missiles Against Syrian Sharyat Airbase Near Homs…

  1. andi lee says:

    I think, I’m getting the hang of this now. Let out enough rope, the turkey(s) will out himself.

    January 2017. Syria. A conversation, paraphrased,

    Tulsi to Assad: If PDJT calls you, will you take the call?

    A to T: We’re talking hypothetical here?

    T to A: No, I’m conveying a question directly from PDJT.

    A to T: Let me give you a direct line where I can be reached, 24/7.

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  2. I don’t remember the President ever claiming pacifism. Though to read some people, you’d think he swore off ever using the Military. In fact, he typically said the opposite, and made a point you needed to do so, effectively.

    Not all military action, is equal to ‘Neo-con’.

    What did you think as President, Donald J. Trump wasn’t going to have to, at some point take an aggressive action with the military?

    What wouldn’t be a ‘Neo-con’ use of the military?

    Again. I could get behind the freak out, were we talking about full on invasions and making a global map to remake the planet in our image.

    But I don’t see this as that.

    Liked by 25 people

  3. bullnuke says:

    This is one of those times you don’t send one ping only.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. And oh, there is an obvious upside to making Syria a safer place for Syrians. It means they don’t need to leave and become refugees. There are of course, numerous things that must be done to make that a reality.

    Liked by 11 people

  5. SeekerOfTruth says:

    Tomorrow action…Congress talk. This will all play out.
    1) Trump tonight has succeeded in getting his first kind words out of some of his strongest haters.
    2) Many R’s and D’s in the mild hate side will compliment him on this action.
    3) All in Congress will say you need to come to us to discuss further action and details. Trying to prove they are still relevant.

    Congress.
    1) POTUS can do as many little military actions he wants ALL by himself. Do not believe anything anybody else says or mis-directs. They are just trying to seem relevant in this.
    2) Congress only needs to be consulted if POTUS needs more funding for a major conflict spending serious money. That is not the case here or likely in the future.

    ==> Trump response to the whining come to us to discuss further Congress.
    Answer: Why should I come to you (Congress)?
    1) You cannot pass any bills.
    2) You are holding up all my appointments, so you will not have any time for this discussion until my appointments are all done.
    3) I will come to you (Congress) once you prove to me that you can get things done.

    POTUS stands to win much more than people realize from this small action.
    PS. If stock market goes green (positive) by end of day tomorrow, it was rated good by Wall Street..

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    • rashamon says:

      Too many Congressmen are watching too much television with a glass of their favorite beverage in hand trying to figure out what they are supposed to do the next day.

      Hollywood, which owes its popularity to the movie makers shipped over from Germany, the writers out of Bernays and the bankers who underwrote their propaganda, is writing our future? Forty years ago, I wouldn’t have believed it, but today I’m not certain.

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  6. FINALLY: Trump’s MISSILE BARRAGE trumps EVERYONE.
    [Reposted series from prior thread]

    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.
      • Undermine me at your peril.
      • Leak at your peril.
      • Stay at your peril.
      • 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!

      Liked by 30 people

      • 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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    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      All good points. tx.

      Missile barrage reminds me to watch Raytheon stock tomorrow as they make the missiles used today. And I expect many more of those will be used in the future. I think Trump has found his calling card – Tomahawk missiles. Obama was a big drone fan – small hits – afraid to swing the large bat.. Tomahawks have about the same precision but with much more power needed for larger targets.

      CIA likes little sneaky drones. Military likes larger ordinance. More power.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. freddy says:

    your message has been sent would you like to CC and BCC anyone else…Yes please CC Iran and N.Korea… Thank You.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Betty says:

    Hey, peter bunny hearts you! Too much analysis! Bomb those mother…s!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. SandraOpines says:

    I am very proud of my POTUS Trump. He made decisive decisions with pin point precision. Least amount of civilian casualties and maximum messaging world wide.

    This one strike sends a message far and wide. Perhaps the saber rattling from other countries will quiet and a fat dictator will sober up among MANY others who receive the message.

    #MAGA Exactly why we hired you President Trump!

    Liked by 32 people

  10. To strike or not to strike… that appears to be the big question.

    Well I’ll put it this way, the last time chemical weapons were used in Syria – Obama said he would strike but did nothing. Now chemical weapons are used again in Syria – President Trump said nothing but did strike.

    Don’t know about you but doing the exact opposite of what Obama did seems like a pretty good strategy to me!

    Keep the faith Treepers!

    Liked by 21 people

  11. willvecchio says:

    I believe that President Trump’s priority is the defeat of ISIS, and that the result here is a degradation of the ability of ISIS to wage war there in Syria and in Iraq.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. The Pentagon released this map & says it shows the flight track used as the Syrian military carried out chemical weapons strikes this week.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. bullnuke says:

    This is why it is important for the US to be seen as strong. People who haven’t witnessed strength the past eight years need to rethink what it means to the world.

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Betty says:

    IN TRUMP WE TRUST.

    Liked by 6 people

    • winky says:

      Yes I see your point Betty . I was very down but I read the story below that I just posted by Diane Marshall and it was an interesting take on how to look at this whole thing.

      Liked by 2 people

  15. winky says:

    Dianne Marshall has a very interesting take on P Trumps speech regarding Al Assad and she has a point. I found it fascinating.

    https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/trump-blames-obama-for-syrian-gas-attack/

    Liked by 7 people

  16. LW says:

    One thing I’ve noticed in all the pictures of the victims, is that it is always babies and men. Why is there never any women victims? Just curious.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Millwright says:

    A wide diversity of opinion here tonite ! I’m particularly interested in the “either/or ” nature of so many posts ! I humbly submit all consider the nature of our icon, a tree. A tree does not war with itself, nor take much notice of flitting birds hopping from branch to branch at whim or weather. A tree nourishes all of its branches, only self-pruning those dying for lack of sunlight/activity, yet retaining their husks until age and weather takes them for other purposes. Our tree is nourished by the well-springs of knowledge, empathy, and patriotism, not the ephemeral showers of political partisanship and opportunism.

    Liked by 9 people

  18. AndrewJackson says:

    Now how about those trade negotiations Mr. Xi! 😉

    Liked by 9 people

  19. Dukas says:

    A Israel spokesman said, they are 100% positive the Syrians sent the gas agent from this airbase.
    If anyone has eyes in that neighborhood, it would be the Israels on the ground and America’s eye in the sky.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. jefcool64 says:

    At least he warned Russians to steer clear. We know Hillary would have ‘forgot’.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. jakegr says:

    I am an obsessive truth seeker, its a curse.

    I’ve made peace with this strategic military strike. I just want to know: What in sam hill happened with this chemical weapons attack? The official story (Assad regime attacked its own people) makes ZERO SENSE.

    Infiltrators in Syria’s military went rogue to carry out the attacks.. that makes sense as it would look all the same to honest intel. It seems it definitely happened, and definitely came from that air base.
    Trump wouldn’t just fake that kind of outrage… there was a chemical attack.

    So it is either infiltrators in Syria… or the world makes no sense to me.

    Liked by 12 people

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