Here are some of the major points to know about this latest and troubling news story as provided by the New York Times:
- The United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday at an airfield in Syria from which officials said a chemical weapons attack originated this week.
- Russian forces, which were in the area, were given no more than 90 minutes’ notice of the attack.
- President Trump drew support from Republicans who had opposed plans for a 2013 strike.
- Syria strike puts U.S. relationship with Russia at risk.
- U.S. is prepared to take further action, the U.N. ambassador says.
It’s also worth noting that Trump ordered a ban against Syrian refugees from entering the country. However, he saw fit to fire shots at their nation despite the potential of harming civilians. Also, as mentioned above, the plan to bomb Syria was put forth under Obama’s watch. Yet, Republicans refused to support it. And the bombing that happened in 2013 was reported as much deadlier than the recent attack. Why the flip-flop?
What are your thoughts on this and the entire situation with Syria?