In response to recent Syrian chemical weapons attacks, President Trump led a US, British and French air attack on chemical weapons facilities in Syria.
A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018
Research Center hit in Syria
The Syrian chemical attacks are a serious threat to Israel. Syrian opposition forces are located right on the Syrian/Israeli border. Future Syrian attacks near the Israeli border could seriously endanger Israeli citizens, in addition to the Syrian citizens. They also pose a threat to direct attacks on Israel as well.
Israel is definitely interested in ending Assad’s chemical weapons abilities.
It should be clear to President Assad that his reckless efforts to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction, his wanton disregard for international law and his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endanger Syria.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) April 14, 2018
The allies targeted three locations all associated with Syria’s chemical weapons program. Two of them were storage facilities, which included an important command post. The third was a military scientific center focused on research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology.
This is not just any old research center. According to the U.S. Treasury, it is “the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the missiles to deliver them.”
According to PJMedia, if this location was indeed struck and destroyed, the likely benefits are enormous. That would deprive Assad of one of the most diabolical laboratories of his evil regime, quite likely providing a big setback to his chemical weapons program, with the two-fer that it might also have zapped his bioweapons program. It would also send a useful message to everyone from the SSRC’s suppliers, such as Iran and North Korea, to such predatory dictators as Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi Jinping. Destroying the SSRC with air strikes ought to drive home, in a way that no amount of UN debate and no quantity of sanctions designations ever could, that these days the U.S. and its allies are serious about their red lines.
Regardless how you feel about the #SyriaStrikes the Obama Administration and the Democrats lied to the World when they said they got all the Chemical Weapons out of Syria. #Damascus pic.twitter.com/mPRp0K20wg
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 14, 2018