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Old 04-06-2017, 08:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I will be so proud to put on my uniform tomorrow!! I was so sick of sitting around while watching innocent children die, families starve, mothers drown while fleeing Syria. How we have stood by and let this happen as long as we have, I'll never understand.

We have been teaching Assad that he can cross "the red line" with impunity. Glad we finally stepped-up!

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:08 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles
Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
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The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening.

The missiles targeted the Shayrat Airfield near Homs, and were in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack. Officially announcing the strike, President Donald Trump said that the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area, and he called on other nations to oppose Syria's embattled leader.

"On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack," Trump said during his Thursday address.

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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But why did they pick that airfield when the chemical repository and airfield is east of that location closer to Khirbat Tiyas? Unless they didn't want to do any actual damage to the Russian aircraft and crews, so they picked a more visible target closer to a city versus the source out in nowhere land. I guess the message was more important than the military value.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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From what I understand, this is the Airfield we believe the planes were launched from with the Chemicals. If we blow the repository, we release the chemicals.
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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I can understand not wanting to hit the loading and storage airfield especially with the Russian air and advisory units only a few kilometers away. I'm not even sure if the Tomahawks could surgically hit the Syrian aircraft without severe collateral damage to the Russian aircraft. So, you are probably right they hit what makes the biggest statement.
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