Thursday, April 6, 2017

ASSAD CROSSES OBAMA'S RED LINE AND TRUMP ATTACKS WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL

The U.S. launched 59 Tomahawk missiles targeted at an airbase at Shayrat, Syria as a result of what has been said to be the Assad Regime's chemical weapons attack on the Syrian people

The U.S retaliatory attack "was targeted at the airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas in the base," officials said.




Feeling Rebloggy

I.   VERBATIM: TRUMP 2013
AFTER THE FIRST TIME THE SYRIAN REGIME
ATTACKED IT'S OWN CITIZENS WITH CHEMICALS
"What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval," Trump tweeted on the morning of Aug. 29, 2013.
A tweet earlier that month said: "The President must get Congressional approval before attacking Syria-big mistake if he does not."


TRUMP COMPLETELY REVERSED COURSE BY LAUNCHING AN ATTACK TODAY
Read More
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/06/twitter-remembers-trump-called-out-obama-bypassing-congress-syria-attack/100153944

II. 

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WEIGH IN FOR AND AGAINST THE UNAPPROVED AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA (and not necessarily upon party lines)

     Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 
“Tonight’s strike in Syria appears to be a proportional response to the the regime’s use of chemical weapons. If the President intends to escalate the U.S. military’s involvement in Syria, he must to come to Congress for an Authorization for Use of Military Force which is tailored to meet the threat and prevent another open-ended war in the Middle East.”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/07/schumer-pelosi-among-democrats-to-react-to-syria-strike.html


Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement 
“It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government. This escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a direct confrontation between the United States and Russia—which could lead to nuclear war. 

“This Administration has acted recklessly without care or consideration of the dire consequences of the United States attack on Syria without waiting for the collection of evidence from the scene of the chemical poisoning.  If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court. However, because of our attack on Syria, this investigation may now not even be possible. And without such evidence, a successful prosecution will be much harder.”
https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-trump-s-military-strikes-syria-are-reckless-and-short-sighted