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?”
3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday, an unbelievable 85% of the electorate, on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom. They were answering one simple question, should Scotland be an independent country? And the final tally … by a 55% to 45% vote, Scotland voters opted to keep its more than 300 year old union with Britain intact and say no to independence.
Scotland votes ‘No’: How the ‘No’ side won the referendum.
William Wallace was unavailable for comment.
Given a historic chance to go it alone as an independent nation, Scottish voters chose to stick with the United Kingdom following a campaign that was marked by extraordinary turnout and profound division.
Final results showed Friday that the “no” side won an overwhelming advantage, with a 55 percent majority compared to 45 percent for the “yes” camp. Unionist leaders proclaimed that Scotland had clearly voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Supporters erupted in raucous celebration.
A “no” vote breathes new life into a 307-year union that had appeared in grave danger of breaking apart. The unionist victory was quickly heralded by relieved British officials who had come perilously close to having to preside over a messy and humiliating divorce.