We can't look away from video taken of the 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles that struck the Al Shayrat airbase in Syria! The strike was launched from destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Medeterranean at 4:40 a.m. in Syria on April 7.
Senate Armed Services Committee chairman and member Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released the following statement tonight: “We salute the skill and professionalism of the U.S. Armed Forces who carried out tonight’s strikes in Syria. Acting on the orders of their commander-in-chief, they have sent an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin’s Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs.
“Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action,” the statement continues.
“For that, he deserves the support of the American people. Building on tonight’s credible first step, we must finally learn the lessons of history and ensure that tactical success leads to strategic progress. That means following through with a new, comprehensive strategy in coordination with our allies and partners to end the conflict in Syria. The first measure in such a strategy must be to take Assad’s air force—which is responsible not just for the latest chemical weapons attack, but countless atrocities against the Syrian people—completely out of the fight. We must also bolster support for the vetted Syrian opposition and establish safe zones to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis. As we do, we can and must continue the campaign to achieve ISIS’s lasting defeat.”
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