I guess we’re about to find out if absolute unpredictability is just the antidote the Middle East needs.
— Joshua Hersh (@joshuahersh) April 7, 2017
U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday night U.S. time the administration ordered missile strikes against a northern Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched earlier this week. He says the air strikes were in America’s "national security interest" against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The military escalation was done in the name of Syria’s children, but those same innocents are barred from seeking refuge in the United States by Trump’s Executive Order limiting travel from predominantly Muslim nations he doesn’t happen to be doing business with right now.
“Oil prices surged more than 2 percent to a one-month high on Friday after the United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria, later dropping back as there seemed no immediate threat to supplies.”
Here is a video and transcript of President Trump’s remarks on the airstrikes in Syria
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) April 7, 2017
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