Pentagon Briefing on Syrian Chemical Weapons Airstrikes: Defense Secretary James Mattis “Assad didn’t get the message last year” (VIDEO)
Defense Secretary James Mattis … “Assad didn’t get the message last year”
Following the airstrikes last night in Syria, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, state the airstrikes launched Friday evening were designed to inflict “maximum damage” to Syrian chemical weapons facilities. The Assad regime once again used brutal and illegal chemical weapons to kill innocent women children and other innocents. The U.S., France and UK found these actions unacceptable. Mattis stated, “As our Commander in chief, the president has the authority under Article 2 of the Constitution to use military forces over seas to defend important United States interests.”
A note to the LEFT and the “never-Trumpers” who oppose Trump’s actions when you sat by like obedient Lemmings when Obama used similar action, is your hate for one individual really so much that you would allow the use of chemical weapons against women and children to go unchallenged? Really?
President Trump Makes Announcement from White House at 9:00 PM of Precision Strikes against Syria’s Chenical Weaopns Sites (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump orders a precision strikes on Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons sites in Syria. President Trump stated it was a combined operation with France and the UK, United Kingdom, is underway.
President Donald Trump on Friday ordered the United States military — in conjunction with France and the United Kingdom — to launch strikes on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad on a Damascus suburb last week.
The president said the U.S. would aim to hit sites “associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of Assad’s regime.
“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” Trump said in remarks from the White House, adding that the U.S. and its allies had “marshaled their righteous power.”
Trump urged Iran and Russia to withdraw their support for what he called Syria’s “barbarism and brutality.”
In a direct address to the two countries, he asked, “What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men and women and children?”
ANOTHER WIN FOR TRUMP …
Yesterday, in a 7 -2 decision the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump administration travel ban by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is a huge victory for Trump, the rule of law and the safety of American citizens. This is a tremendous loss for Democrats and liberals who have no want or need to protect its citizens from outside hostile individuals. So much for all of the liberals who said Trump could not do such things like protect the United States of America. Although the decision is not final, it means that the ban can go into place while the cases are heard. With a 7-2 decision, it is most likely the ban will be upheld when the case is finally heard. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves ultimately are expected to rule on its legality.
But the action indicates that the high court might eventually approve the latest version of the ban, announced by President Donald Trump in September. Lower courts have continued to find problems with the policy.
Just two justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, noted their disagreement with court orders allowing the latest policy to take full effect.
The new policy is not expected to cause the chaos that ensued at airports when Trump rolled out his first ban without warning in January.
The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the country. Grandparents, cousins and other relatives were among those courts said could not be excluded.
After President Trump & Putin Finally Meet … After 2 Hours the US and Russia Reach Syria Cease-Fire Deal
THIS IS WHAT UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE …
It is what everyone was anticipating from the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the meeting between American President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Putin. Following a 2 hours meeting between President Trump and Putin in which many important topics were discussed, agreement was reached Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria. According to the AP, the cease-fire goes into effect Sunday at noon Damascus time.
The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency to stem Syria’s six-year civil war.
The cease-fire goes into effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, according to U.S. officials and the Jordanian government, which is also involved in the deal.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who accompanied Trump in his meeting with Putin, said the understanding is designed to reduce violence in an area of Syria near Jordan’s border that is critical to the U.S. ally’s security.
It’s a “very complicated part of the Syrian battlefield,” Tillerson told reporters after the U.S. and Russian leaders met for more than 2 hours on the sidelines of a global summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Of the agreement, he said, “I think this is our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.”
From The Washington Examiner:
President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down Friday for more than two hours at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, for their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office.
“Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it has gone very well,” Trump said before their lengthy conversation began.
“We’ve had some very, very good talks. We’re going to have a talk now, and obviously, that will continue,” Trump said ahead of the meeting, which had been scheduled to last just 30 minutes. “But we look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everybody concerned and it’s an honor to be with you.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joined Trump for the closed-door meeting. Putin brought his foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, to the meeting as well.
Sadly, all the whiners on the LEFT can bitch about is the fact that Trump said it was an honor to meet Putin.
Trump, a Republican who called it an “honor” to meet with the Russian president, drew swift criticism from Democrats at home, who accused him of dismissing U.S. intelligence and giving Putin’s denial, reiterated on Friday, of Russian interference too much weight.
#Lying Crooked Hillary: Debate Moderators Let Hillary Slide When Her ‘Syrian Red Line’ Fact Check Claims Turned Out to be False
EVEN UPON FACT CHECKING OF TRUMP’S COMMENT … HILLARY CLINTON IS A LIAR!!!
Make no mistake about it America, Hillary Clinton is a liar. She has been, is currently and forever will be incapable of telling the truth. Why, because no one holds her accountable or to any standard. Take the second 2016 Presidential debate where even the moderators refused to call her out on her lie. During the debate, Donald trump stated that Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State when President Barack Obama drew the dubious and so-called Syrian “line in the sand” ultimatum. However, Clinton was quick to say that it needed to be fact checked and go to her website, where of course one could get a bunch of Hillary Clinton mind-dumb, Kool-Aid drinking zombies lying for Hillary. Guess what, according to actual Fact Checking, Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State when Obama drew the co-called line. But guess what, the moderators sat on their hands and said nothing, even Martha Raddatz who is supposed to be a Middle East expert and knew damn well that Clinton was Secretary of State when the comment was made. But she certainly had no problem confronting and at times debating Donald Trump during the debate. Hmm, imagine that?
Is this what you want America, the most dishonest and corrupt candidate ever to run for the Oval Office to be President of the United States?
Politifact weighed in, calling the statement “mostly false” based on the following timeline:
- August, 2012: President Obama makes the “red line” comment for the first time.
- December, 2012: Secretary of State Clinton reiterates the term at a summit in Prague, amid rumors that Assad is moving chemical weapons in preparation for attacks.
- January, 2013: Secretary of State Clinton brings up the “red line” again, this time in an interview.
- February, 2013: Clinton steps down as Secretary of State.
- August, 2013: White House announces that they have “assessed with high confidence” that Syria has used chemical weapons, crossing the “red line.”