I understand the fact that the United States going into Syria or anywhere else in the world for that matter angers many just as much as many people feel it’s the right thing to do. The United States is in the world stage as a superpower not so much as for America to beat it’s chest but merely for the fact that there are nations out there that want to destroy us for reasons that they have chosen to justify which in actuality there is no justification.
The release of poison gas was 100 years ago during World War I where eventually gas-masks had to be developed so as to safeguard the troops involved in battle because you are talking about thousands being killed because of various chemicals that were used. My father fought in France in World War I and he showed me that mask. In 1925 a Geneva Convention was signed outlawing the use of chemical weapons and here is something I’m sure many people are not aware of and that is Adolf Hitler, who had himself been a victim of mustard gas in 1918 refused to deploy poison gas during World War II. But as we see today the major powers retain stockpiles of these weapons.
One year ago President Trump ordered a bombing attack over Syria in retaliation to Syrian President Bashar al- Assad ordering chemical attacks on his own people of which is not only a barbarian act but an act of defiance of the 1925 Geneva Convention that outlawed chemical weapons. al- Assad has taken over his fathers murderous habits. So the attack by Trump a year ago made him draw a red line in the sand for any future chemical attacks by Syria. Unlike Marxist Obama who does not honor his own line in the sand after Assad used chemicals on his people during Obama’s administration Obama warned the Syrian president that if he was to use chemicals again on his people there would be consequences so when Assad did it again Obama did not honor his threat. Well Trump is not Obama, when Trump puts a line in the sand the wind will not blow the sand away such as in Obama’s winded BS mouth that lost the respect of the United States all around the world. Trump and the United States led a bombing mission with Britain and France that demolished the three major chemical producing plants in Syria. To see women and children dying all over cable TV in the year 2018 with permission given to do so by the Syrian president with Russia and Iran giving credence in the background is an unexplained atrocity of which there would never be any justifiable explanation, but it being a barbaric act of aggression you could not have the president of the most powerful nation on earth the United States of America Donald J Trump just sitting back and do nothing, that is not in his makeup.
As some Americans complain that we should not have gone in at all you have others such as retired General Jack Keane who is often on Fox News whom I am very fond of complaining that the United States did not do enough. His attitude is why worry about going back in at all if Assad uses chemicals again when in fact if we had destroyed all of Syria’s six airfields that worry would have been diminished. The problem with that is I feel it would definitely be an extension of the war over there which would force the hand of Russia and possibly Iran’s and then all of a sudden we are in a major escalation of possibly a major war. I truly believe that sometime in the future this will come about anyway which there just might be a certain state of circumstances. This must be played out now and Trump was smart to keep the conflict to the chemical weapon attack. I believe in the future because of the Arab’s hatred for Israel they will draw Israel into the conflict and what that would mean is that Israel, the United States and our other allies will be fighting together to finally defeat hatred. Then and only then will there be total peace.