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President Trump Orders Military Strikes On Syria

By Sniper following x   2018 Apr 13, 6:15pm 565 views   37 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


President Trump has now confirmed that in a combined operation with France and UK, a military strike is now under way against Syria...

Additionally Trump says the Syria response will be military, economic, and diplomatic.

TRUMP SAYS RUSSIA HAS DECISION TO MAKE ON WHO TO ALIGN WITH
TRUMP: HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET ALONG WITH RUSSIA, IRAN; MAYBE NOT

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With two Tomahawk-capable destroyers in The Mediterranean Sea, and following "highly confident" intel that Syria launched the chemical attack, NYTimes reports that President Trump is expected to make a statement about Syria on Friday evening at the White House,

1   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Trump Unleashes Military Strikes on Syria Over Chemical Attack.

President Donald Trump said he had approved military strikes on Syria in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack by the regime of Bashar al-Assad on a rebel town.

“A short time ago I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes” on targets associated with Syria chemical weapons, Trump said in remarks Friday night.

Trump said the strikes would be carried out in coordination with France and the U.K.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-14/trump-to-make-statement-on-syria-as-expectations-of-strike-grow

2   HEYYOU   ignore (9)   2018 Apr 13, 6:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Can't wait to see who has the biggest dick. Putin or 5 time draft dodger Spanky.

Kill a Russian! That's the ticket!
How long before it escalates?
Rep/Cons think that they have no liability for their stupidity.

Is a ICBM headed to your neighborhood at this moment?
Better get sunscreen!
3   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 13, 6:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Love when Trump says "Maybe we can get along. Or maybe not." Great way to say "Give me some concessions and we'll talk about you giving me some more in return for a little consideration, maybe, from me."
4   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HEYYOU says
Can't wait to see who has the biggest dick.


This might help figure that out:

Breaking: @FoxNews now reporting that B-1 bombers ARE involved in ongoing #SyriaStrikes.

Al-Masdar News@TheArabSource
Update: US Coalition cruise missiles now raining down over several areas in #Syria
5   someone else   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 13, 6:44pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

It's interesting to me how contradictory the press and most Democrats are.

On the one hand, they demand that Trump use force to stop the Syrian government from using chemical weapons on its own people.

On the other hand, they demand that Trump not use force because that's "just more war."

Their only consistency is hate for Trump no matter what he does. They should just admit that.
6   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Jacob Wohl
@JacobAWohl

Trump bombs the hell out of the airport in Demascus, Syria. That's right. No escape for Bashar Assad
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Charles Lister
‏Verified account @Charles_Lister

NEW - local sources claim missile strikes have hit a major #Hezbollah base in Al-Qusayr, near the #Lebanon border.

That’d be a very significant development - the first (I believe) U.S. strike ever on Hezbollah & a potent message to #Iran.
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Leith Aboufadel
‏Verified account @leithfadel
2m2 minutes ago

This is the largest strike on Syria’s capital....possibly ever
7   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Leith Aboufadel
@leithfadel

Wave after wave of cruise missiles hitting Syria; it is not stopping. Over 40 minutes of cruise missiles.
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The Intel Crab Retweeted
Michael Weiss
‏Verified account @michaeldweiss
1m1 minute ago

CNN reports 4th Armored Division also hit in Damascus.
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he Intel Crab Retweeted
David Willetts
‏Verified account @DavidWilletts3
4m4 minutes ago

BREAK: MoD four RAC Tornado GR4s launched Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility – a former missile base – fifteen miles west of Homs minutes ago
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Josh Caplan @joshdcaplan
4m4 minutes ago

NOW: 'New wave' of U.S. strikes on Qutaifah military base, north of Damascus -
8   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
It's interesting to me how contradictory the press and most Democrats are.


Andrew Mahaleris
‏ @AMahaleris207
40s41 seconds ago

-Trump bombs Putin’s biggest ally in the Middle East
-Trump expels Putin’s diplomats
-Trump imposed sanctions on Putin
-Trump condemns Putin

But somehow liberals think he is Putin’s puppet?
9   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Strategic Sentinel‏Verified account @StratSentinel · 49s49 seconds ago

Strategic Sentinel Retweeted Riam Dalati

#BREAKING: Unconfirmed reports of airstrikes taking place on Qasyun Mountain, where the #Syria Presidential Palace sits. Additionally, reports of strikes on possible CW lab in Misyaf, near Latakia.
10   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 6:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Hmmmm, where are the going???
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M. Bilal Kenasari‏Verified account @MBilalKenasari · 2m2 minutes ago

There are reports that Russian Airforce jets took off from #Latakia just now.
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Paul Antonopoulos (@oulosP)
MAJOR! Russian jets have become active in the skies. They have left the Hmeimim airbase in #Latakia province. Not sure what their role is. #Syria
Twitter
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ELINT News
‏ @ELINTNews
1m1 minute ago

#BREAKING: Large amounts of Russian jets now taking off from Khmeimim Airbase
3 replies 26 retweets 9 likes
11   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 13, 7:04pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'm against this bullshit, Trump or not.
12   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 13, 7:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

But something tells me he will be at least more successful than Obummer and W wrt outcome and concessions.
13   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 7:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

mell says
But something tells me he will be at least more successful than Obummer and W wrt outcome and concessions.


We need someone to put force behind words. Obama made us the laughing stock of the world with all his numerous Red lines in the sand.
14   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 7:37pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Theresa M. Giarratano
‏ @TMGiarratano
49s50 seconds ago

Bashar al-Assad, meet President Trump; he won't issue you ultimatums in the form of a red line for repeatedly using CW, he'll issue you ultimatums by force. #Syria #SyriaStrikes #Damascus
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Sniper says
15   Sniper   ignore (11)   2018 Apr 13, 7:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Update 4: Joint Chiefs chairman Dunford said that while the strikes sought to minimize risk of Russian casualties, the US did not pre-notify Russia of the Syria strikes.

More from Dunford:

"We did have some surface-to-air missile activity from the Syrian regime."
"The US did not pre-notify Russian forces in Syria about tonight's kinetic activity."
"Russia was alerted of Syria strikes through "deconfliction" line in Qatar"
"U.S. forces in Syria did make adjustments to force protection levels ahead of the combined air operations against the Syrian regime."
"This wave of airstrikes is over. More information will follow in the morning."
"Manned aircraft involved in Syria operation"
"Pentagon will brief tomorrow will more strike details"

Mattis chimed in:

"We used a little over double the number of weapons this year than we used last year...We were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time, it was a heavy strike."
"I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people."
"Right now we have no more attacks planned"

Update 3: at 10PM ET, Defense Secretary Mattis and Joseph Dunford, the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff provided the Pentagon's update, repeating that U.S., British and and French forces struck Syrias chemical weapons infrastructure tonight. Mattis said that "Clearly, the Assad regime did not get the message last year. This time, our allies and we have struck harder."

Mattis adds that "I want to emphasize these strikes are directed at the Syrian regime. In conducting these strikes, we have gone to great lengths to avoid civilian and foreign casualties."

Then, Dunford said that the first target was a Syrian research facility, and adds that the US selected targets that would minimize risk to innocent civilians. He adds that attacks on multiple sites of Syria chemical weapons infrastructure "inflicted maximum damage."

In total, Targets were specially associated with the Syrian regime's CW program. These included:

Scientific research center in the greater #Damascus area.
Chemical weapons storage facility west of #Homs.
Chemical weapons equipment storage facility and command post west of #Homs.

The third target, which was in the vicinity of the second target, contained both the chemical weapons equipment storage facility and an important command post."

Meanwhile, the White House said that the US is confident the Syrian regime was behind the chemical weapons attack, based on:

media sources
victims’ symptoms
videos
“reliable information indicating coordination between Syrian military officials before the attack.”

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Update 2: Witnesses are reporting explosions heard in Damascus, including residential areas, although the first wave of US, UK and French attacks is allegedly targeting the following:

Republican Guard headquarters
Military airbases
Chemical weapon production sites

Meanwhile, Reuters adds that a total of three scientific research centers struck in the attack.

According to media reports in addition to American ships, Tomahawk missiles and aircraft - including B-1 bombers, leading the attacks, four British Tornado GR4s have targeted a military facility in Homs with Storm Shadow missiles.

While unconfirmed, Syria state TV claims that it shot down 13 missiles near Damascus.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-13/watch-live-president-trump-expected-announce-military-strikes-syria-tonight
16   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 13, 8:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Not happy but who knows what goes on behind the scenes.

Where are all the dancing Democrats? He did what you wanted.
17   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 13, 8:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I wonder if ol' Kim will be more cooperative now. Like Qaddafi after Saddam was captured.

Also, this is bad for Russia. It may show how ineffective Russian defensive weapons are. Russians have always had great surface-to-air since the SA-6 era, but if they are unable to take out incoming missiles at all, it will kill the market for Russian military hardware.
18   CBOEtrader   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 13, 8:24pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

F this. We need a Rand Paul POTUS
19   just_passing_through   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 13, 9:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

someone else says
Their only consistency is hate


You can add almost anything to the end of this sentence.
20   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 5:30am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Dan, is that you?

HEYYOU says
Can't wait to see who has the biggest dick.
21   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 5:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

In all fairness they learned that from the treatment of Obama from day 1.


someone else says
Their only consistency is hate for Trump no matter what he does. They should just admit that.
22   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 5:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Welfare checks coming out today...

TwoScoopsPlissken says
Where are all the dancing Democrats? He did what you wanted.
23   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 5:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Most interesting point of this exercise, scoping out effectiveness of decades old anti-missile technology vs today's cruise missiles...

HeadSet says
It may show how ineffective Russian defensive weapons are.
24   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 14, 3:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

BlueSardine says
Most interesting point of this exercise, scoping out effectiveness of decades old anti-missile technology vs today's cruise missiles...

HeadSet says
It may show how ineffective Russian defensive weapons are.


What "today's cruise missiles?" The Tomahawk has been around since 1981. It has had some improvements along the way that improved target acquisition. Anyway, you may have a point because the Russians opted not to use their best equipment and just let the Syrians do the defenses. In my opinion, the Russians did not want to take the chance of exposing what could be ineffective weapons. Also, according to WP, the Syrians did not even fire their weapons until after the Tomahawks hit. It could also be that the Russians did not fire their own modern equipment because the Tomahawks hit target before the Russian radar could detect them.
27   Call It Crazy   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 9:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What about Hillary?
28   Call It Crazy   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 9:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What about Hillary?

Isn't anyone after her?
29   Call It Crazy   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 9:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What about Hillary?

Isn't anyone after her?

Nobody raided her lawyer. Why not?
30   Call It Crazy   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 9:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What about Hillary?

Isn't anyone after her?

Nobody raided her lawyer. Why not?

Was all that crooked Hillary stuff just a bunch of BS?
31   Call It Crazy   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 9:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What makes it okay for Trump to bomb Syria now?

Why is it USA business now?
32   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 14, 11:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Conspiracy Theorist Rachel Maddow said that Trump bombed Syria to distract from Stormy Daniels.
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/maddow-trump-s-personal-turmoil-taints-u-s-military-options-1210705987852?playlist=associated
Bill Maher jumps in to agree with the Left's Lesbian Farrakhan.
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/maher-trump-s-operation-desert-stormy-in-syria-just-a-distraction-1.5995583

Which is why France and the UK joined in as well.
35   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 16, 1:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

BlueSardine says
Most interesting point of this exercise, scoping out effectiveness of decades old anti-missile technology vs today's cruise missiles...


Huh? S-400 is not "decades old". This is Russian "latest and greatest".
36   Satoshi_Nakamoto   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 16, 1:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Call It Crazy says
What about Hillary?


Hillary who?




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