President Donald Trump took swift action against Syria this week and made it clear that the U.S. doesn’t tolerate chemical weapon attacks.
The chemical attack killed 87 people, including 31 children. This is the first time the U.S. has targeted the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.
“Trump, who authorized the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles from Navy warships in the Mediterranean Sea on an air base near Homs at 3:45 a.m local time, had said his thinking on Syria had changed following Tuesday’s chemical attack that left scores of civilians dead,” writes Fox News.
The Kremlin called the airstrike an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law” and Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said it was “unilateral action is dangerous, destructive and violates principles of international law.”
While Russia, Iran and Syria were quick to condemn the U.S military’s move against Syria, other leaders from U.S. allies were in support.
The British government firmly supports the strike on Syria. Theresa May’s government saw the action as “an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.”
The Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that Trump “In both word and action sent a strong and clear message: that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”
The Israeli President expressed similar sentiments.
“In the face of the terrible use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, the clear and determined steps of the US Administration and Military under the leadership of President Trump, constitute a fitting and appropriate response to such unthinkable brutality,” said Reuven Rivlin, Israeli President.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also is in support of Trump’s airstrikes.
“This was a calibrated, proportionate and targeted response. It sends a strong message to the Assad regime, and … has been struck at the very airfield from which the chemical attack was delivered,” said Turnbull.
Then Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe echoed a similar response. He said the strikes were “a means to prevent further deterioration of the situation” referring to the recent chemical attack.
Even Turkey backed the move calling it an “important and meaningful” step, but then encourage a more aggressive stance on Assad.
“We see the (airstrikes) as positive, but we believe that this should be completed,” said Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus. “The Assad regime’s barbarism must immediately be stopped.”
Former NATO Commander James Stavridis also applauded Trump’s decision.
“It sends a salutary and most-needed message to our allies. It pushes back on their heels a bit the Russians and Iraniansm,” said Stavridis. “It’s the appropriate use of force. It was well done militarily, a good day for the Navy, and I feel overall this will have at least a stopping effect on the flow of activity.”
Author’s note: It looks as though our allies are supportive of Trump’s military action. Like we expected, Trump has proven he isn’t going to waste time. The decision to strike was swift and it didn’t take 9 months. Also, how can liberals think that Trump was in cahoots with Russia prior now that he has orchestrated this move?