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Hmmm, wonder why Assad thought he could get away with somethin' like this without repercussions....

Trump slams Obama over not crossing 'red line' in Syria with 'Animal Assad' | Fox News

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President Trump slammed former President Barack Obama on Sunday for not crossing his stated “red line” with Syria, amid reports of a suspected chemical attack that left at least 40 dead near the capital, while also warning Russia and Iran there will be a “big price to pay” for backing the Assad regime.

Trump made the comments on Twitter in the wake of the alleged attack in the town of Douma amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces.

“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world,” Trump said. “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”

He also slammed Obama, who vowed in 2012 that such actions would cross a “red line,” but later failed to enforce the promise a year later when hundreds of Syrians were killed by sarin gas. Instead, Obama brokered a multi-nation deal in which Syrian President Bashar Assad pledged to remove his chemical-weapons stockpile.

“If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!” the president said.




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Hmmm, wonder why Assad thought he could get away with somethin' like this without repercussions....
Probably that time when Trump said he wanted to leave Syria soon. Republicans always tell us we can't telegraph any military decisions because that will embolden our adversaries. But I guess since it's your guy it's different now.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/...-syria-sot.cnn

Trump is both claiming Obama is terrible for not doing enough in Syria while at the same time trying to pull out of Syria himself.

Then there was the time he screamed at Obama over Twitter to not bomb Syria.

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AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...376144384?s=19
But now Obama is bad and everything is his fault, for doing what Trump wanted.

It's a pretzel of contradictions.
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Don't attack Syria - an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!

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So Trump wrong when he said Obama should not attack Syria?
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Fuqed up sh*t.

Survivors of Syria chemical attack 'forced to leave or die'

GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Survivors described it as something akin to a horror movie: babies foaming at the mouth, children choking and victims wailing as their eyes burned.

Those in the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Douma say they immediately knew their region had again been assaulted by chemical weapons -- and something stronger than just chlorine.

Ahmed Saleh, a 26-year-old volunteer with the Syrian Civil Defense -- also known as the White Helmets -- told Fox News that the suspect rockets landed in an area called Al Shohada Square around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“There was a strong smell, and we entered one of the shelters to help the civilians there, but I couldn't go all the way because I felt the symptoms of suffocation, difficulty breathing; my tears began to fall profusely,” he recalled. “We, paramedics, saw everyone in the shelter lying on the ground. I do not know whether they were dead or alive, but none of them were moving.”

Saleh said the first thing he noticed was white foam coming from their mouths. He rushed back out to what he called the “medical point,” where other medics issued him “some spray and first aid” before returning to the problem place, some 30 minutes after the apparent chemical onslaught. The rescue volunteers did not have gas masks in their limited supply cache.

“Many people were in the streets trying to get some medical help. We took the most critical cases by a van, making more than eight trips to the medical point,” Saleh continued. “While others who could still wave struggled to get there alone.”

Yet Saleh, along with other volunteers, struggled drastically to do their lifesaving work.

“I could not complete the evacuation of the injured due to increased gas inhalation symptoms,” he said sadly. “I was taken to the medical point again and the treatment was given again.”

Another distraught Douma resident, 24-year-old Omar al Saleh, said that the rescue efforts are continuing into Sunday night and they are finding “whole families” dead in the horrific aftermath. He said that the death toll has risen to more than 100.

“We have been forced to leave or die, but no one cares anymore,” he continued. “The chemical weapons are acceptable to the whole world, but it doesn’t seem to matter when they kill Syrians.”

And Bilal Abu Salah, a 22-year-old media and humanitarian activist in Douma City, told Fox News the attack was met with an eerie quiet as bodies lay motionless on the decimated ground.

“I ran out and saw one body there choking to death,” he recalled. “There was one rocket that didn’t explode.”

After the quiet passed, chaos descended on the battered community.

“We knew it was sarin,” another Syrian woman, who asked not to be identified, said hysterically. “We have seen this before.”

Moreover, local Syrian journalist Hadi Abdullah said that the majority of victims are women and children, with hundreds said to be suffering the side effects.

Other activists are still coming to terms with the painful event.

“Forty were killed immediately in the basements and in the ground floors,” Firas al-Abdullah, a prominent media activist, told Fox News. “Later the White Helmets found other dead bodies in the pavements, side streets and the stairs while the victims were trying to escape from the gas... they found new victims today.”

And doctors, too, are in dire shortage, as hospitals and medical clinics have been largely targeted in the ongoing civil war.

Dr. Khaled Al Milaji, of the Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization, which provides majority of medical services in the region, told Fox News that their three major health clinics were just moved from Eastern Ghouta to the last opposition stronghold of Idlib over the last several weeks.

“With the last forced evacuation, considerable number of medical staff moved out, the remaining staff can barely handle the very basic health care needs of the besieged population in Ghouta,” al Milaji, who is Syrian, said. “Yesterday's attack was a horrible catastrophe and a mark of absence of accountability in the international community.”

Al Milaji said that, so far, “the symptoms and number of casualties are compatible with a substance different than chlorine.”

“Colleagues are trying to bring more evidence, but the number and impact on people in underground shelter is compatible with sarin gas,” he observed.

Medical and rescue groups have pointed the finger at the Bashar Assad regime, which has denied the attack as an outright “fabrication.”

At least 42 are reported dead.

And even after the suspected toxic gases fell, residents said regime planes continued to bombard the area with barrel bombs.

“Entire families were killed in the bunkers. I lost the connection with my family because my house is close to the location of the explosion,” Bayan Rehan, who recently moved to Idlib, said.

“I couldn't hear anything from them until today morning because of the bad Internet connection. They told me that they had moved an hour before the chemical attack into a bunker which was away from our house; they were lucky to survive.”

But a day later, the nightmares are going on.

“Today my nephew, 13 years old, was killed in the aerial bombing while he was bringing some food for the other children,” she sobbed. “Yesterday he lost his two friends in the chemical attack. He told his grandmother -- my mom -- in the morning that he missed them. Then he was killed after few hours later.”

Syrian Brig. Gen. Zaher al-Sakat, once the Bashar regime’s chemical weapons chief in charge of such operations before defecting to Europe in 2013, claimed that he was ordered -- from the top -- to use chemical weapons, phosgene and chlorine, on three separate occasions.

He said that the military has been developing deadly agents since the early 1980s and has the ability to deploy both mustard gases and neurotoxins like VX and sarin.

Nerve agents like sarin have a relatively short shelf life, usually no longer than five years. That means that this year or next year are ideal times to deploy chemical weapons that were stored in 2013, possibly before the UN agreement to abolish all stockpiles was signed in 2014.

President Trump tweeted his condemnation on Sunday, calling it a “MINDLESS chemical attack” and threatening a “big price” for “animal Assad” and his Iranian and Russian allies.

Hussain Alkoush contributed to this report.
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Wonder if they're bsing or if someone really hit 'em.

Truth be told they deserve to be turned into a glass factory.

Airstrikes hit Assad air base after deadly chemical attack, state TV reports | Fox News

Syrian state TV and witnesses said late Sunday that airstrikes had hit a military airport near the city of Homs shortly after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in a suburb of the capital city, Damascus, over the weekend.

It was not immediately clear which country launched the strikes. The report on SANA said the attack on the T4 military airbase "is likely to be an American aggression." However, U.S. officials denied that it had launched airstrikes on Syria.

Israel has also struck inside Syria in recent years.

SANA said Syrian air defenses had shot down eight missiles and a number of casualties had been reported.

Saturday's chemical attack unfolded in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said a poison gas attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. The reports could not immediately be independently verified.

Images released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, a volunteer organization, showed children lying on the ground motionless and foaming at the mouth. The Assad government denied responsibility.

On Sunday morning, Trump condemned the latest attack as "mindless," referred to Assad as an "animal" and said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "responsible" for enabling the carnage.

The president also warned Russia and Iran that there would be a "big price to pay" for backing the Assad regime and slammed former President Barack Obama, who vowed in 2012 that such actions would cross a “red line,” but later failed to enforce the promise a year later when hundreds of Syrians were killed by sarin gas. Instead, Obama brokered a multi-nation deal in which Assad pledged to remove his chemical-weapons stockpile.

Trump was to meet with his senior military leadership on Monday, the same day his new national security adviser, John Bolton, assumes his post. Bolton has previously advocated significant airstrikes against Syria.

Fox News' John Roberts, Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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in Ohio a few weeks ago
and now out of the blue Assad is using chemicals committing atrocities?

coincidence?
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