U.S. launches military strike on Syria

We once had an opportunity to force regime-change in Syria but today we don’t. That was due to a red-line not enforced for a president’s fear that he might create yet another Vietnam for himself, another Iraq – when he still was dealing with his failures in Afghanistan.

Obama didn’t pull the trigger and we are where we are.

Trump’ Syria opportunity is to assemble the forces required to exterminate ISIS at its core. If a few of our bombing runs lose their way and drop their bombs on poison-gas caches and manufacturing facilities, all the better. But the reality is that regime change is no longer an option after Russia saw Obama’s weakness and moved in: the investment and the risks now are too high.

The only solution for Syria that ever made sense was partition and loose confederation. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that the Shi’a enclaves won't be run by Bashar al-Assad. The ship on which that outcome might have come in sailed years ago, dead-heading empty back to home-port.

The U.S. has launched a military strike on an airbase in Syria, a U.S. official has confirmed.


The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.


US Defense Department video shows some of the missiles fired at Syria from two U.S. Navy ships. The US attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.


President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both had strong words in response to the suspected chemical attack in Syria.

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