The use of chemical attacks on innocent civilians is unacceptable under any circumstances. These chemical weapons when deployed take no prisoners and destroys men, women, and children. It was a crime against humanity. With that being said we must not overthrow Assad.
Excerpt from New York Times article
Western leaders including President Trump blamed the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad and called on its patrons, Russia and Iran, to prevent a recurrence of what many described as a war crime.
This is concerning. The last thing we need is Assad to become enemy #1. He isn’t a good guy. He isn’t a guy I would want running our country but he is our only chance to destroy ISIS in Syria.
Here is Trump’s reaction to the bombings:
â€œThat attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. Big impact,â€ Trump said.
â€œThat was a horrible, horrible thing, and Iâ€™ve been watching it and seeing it, and it doesnâ€™t get any worse than that.
Iâ€™m not saying Iâ€™m doing anything one way or the other, but Iâ€™m certainly not going to be telling you,â€ Trump said.
He said that after the attacks his attitude toward Syria and President Bashar al-Assad â€œhas changed,â€ despite past statements urging the United States to stay out of Syria.
â€œThat crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line â€” many, many lines,â€ he said.
The image of women and children dead in the streets makes us all mad. It makes all of us want to hold whoever is responsible for these acts accountable. The thing that is that we aren’t even sure that Assad is behind these attacks. Syria denies the attacks came from Assad’s regime and Russia claims that they blew up warehousesÂ filled with these lethal chemicalÂ gasses. They claim that the gas belongs to the rebels, not Assad’sÂ regime. The deep state of conservatives are war hungry and want nothing more than another war overseas. That would be a disaster.
The bottom line is that we don’t have evidence that Assad’s regime is behind the attacks. They speculate it was him and pass it off as reporting. I’m just not sure the story adds up. ISIS and the Jihadist rebels are losing in Syria. What good does it do to chemicallyÂ attack innocent civiliansÂ and have world leaders around the world become your enemy?
Trump destroyÂ ISIS, Not Assad. If we go in and take out Assad we will have created another post-Iraq war style enviorment. These type of environments are terrorist breeding grounds. These type of environments have no control, no direction and this allows for Terrorist groups to take control. Once in control, they radicalize the citizens and get stronger. This is exactlyÂ how ISIS came to be originally. If Assad falls it will be like pumping steroids into the arms of ISIS. They will grow and become a bigger threat than they already are.