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Old 04-07-2017, 09:51 AM
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President Trump's swift and telegraphed action to punish Syria for a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, by pummeling a key air base with missiles, was roundly praised by leaders around the world.

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.

Although Russia and Syrian state television blasted the move as "aggression," leaders from around the world solemnly praised the act as a measured and fair response to dictator Bashar al-Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons in the town of Idlib on Tuesday.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that "In both word and action" Trump "sent a strong and clear message" that "the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated."

"This was a calibrated, proportionate and targeted response."

- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin praised the U.S. for its airstrike aimed at an airbase called Shayrat. He called on the world to bring an end to the atrocities committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"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,” Rivlin said.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed support for the U.S. missile attack on Friday saying that the country understood and supported the strategy. Abe added that the strikes were "a means to prevent further deterioration of the situation" referring to the suspected chemical attack.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters that the Australian government supported the “swift and just response” of the U.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,” Turnbull said.

Turkey welcomed the airstrike, calling it an “important and meaningful” development, but urged the world to take an even tougher stance on Assad.

“We see the (airstrikes) as positive, but we believe that this should be completed," Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. "The Assad regime's barbarism must immediately be stopped."

The attack was criticized by the Syrian government, as well as Russia and Iran, which back Damascus in the grinding, seven-year civil war that has ravaged the nation.

The Kremlin said in a statement Friday that the airstrike was an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.” President Vladimir Putin believes that the U.S. authorized the strikes under a “far-fetched pretext,” the statement said.

Russian deputy envoy to the U.N., Vladimir Safronkov, said Russia had warned the U.S. to "think about what military actions have led to in Iraq, Libya and other countries," according to the Interfax news agency.

Iran also condemned the airstrikes. Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement that the missile strike the “unilateral action is dangerous, destructive and violates principles of international law.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Unlike obama who thought he could just scare dictators with words, Trump took bold action and is being praised by world leaders. Trump didn't need to draw an imaginary line in the sand.
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The most important event of the day and no one has responded.

I've been busy rewiring an Italian machine that had my whole plant shut down this morning. Foreign components, printed circuits and no Schematic.

Anyhow,,,,;

Americans can stand proud this morning. Our President took the lead and actually did something besides wring his hands, scold Americans for their values, and suggest diplomats could solve the problem.

I'm not sure I agree with what President Trump did do. But I am sure I agree that he did take an action. Diplomacy only works if you have a strong position from which to bargain. And telling the rogue belligerent leaders of the world that we will use kinetic force where it matters is a strong position.

We now say to North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, ISIS, (and even China and Russia)" play nice or lose assets."

Brian Williams complained about using $30,000,000 worth of ordinance from a cash strapped military arsenal. never once complimenting the forethought and planning the gave our nation the power to unleash such persuasive force . Maybe he should complain about $500,000,000 once spent on worthless Green energies instead of our military.

And maybe we should consider, by ourselves and the rest of the world, the embracement of a President who will make a decision when needed instead of concentration on what bathrooms transvestites and pedophiles should be allowed to use or whom should fund birth control pills..
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"This was a calibrated, proportionate and targeted response."

- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
I'm glad other leaders are finding Trump's action a good one...

But I get annoyed when leaders (and others) use the word "proportionate"...

...as if there's sort of "war scale" that dictates the amount of retaliation...
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Americans can stand proud this morning. Our President took the lead and actually did something besides wring his hands, scold Americans for their values, and suggest diplomats could solve the problem.

I'm not sure I agree with what President Trump did do.
That contradiction right there is the reason why some still question the attack.....
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Two weeks ago we bombed and killed lots of innocents. Before that we had a failed mission in which other innocents and one SEAL died and three others were wounded. Now we do an air strike in retaliation for the gassing of innocents and the right here has tingly legs. Hairy is having multiple orgasms. Let me remind you all that this is still Trump. We are still screwed with this moron as POTUS. Relations with allies are stinking and not looking to improve. Las week Trump was against involvement in Syria. Tomorrow he will be striking a Mussolini pose.

I support the strike but that is as far as I am willing to go.


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I do that regardless of who's president.
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