The American military is regaining the reputation lost by the limp wrist of former president Obama, and we couldn’t be more proud.
General Mattis has released a statement claiming that the airstrikes in Syria were widely successful. He claims the U.S. military achieved their goal, and the “Syrian government would be ill-advised ever again to use chemical weapons.” (via Washington Examiner)
Last week we launched 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Shayrat airfield in Syria.
The bombardment devastated the ammunition and fuel site, and destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s operational aircraft. The Shayrat runway is still in use but is considered “of idle military interest.”
The announcement came out after further analysis was conducted by the Department of Defense. Over 20 warplanes were destroyed in the bombardment.
U.S. intelligence also concluded that chemical weapons were stored at the airfield, which was used to facilitate the chemical gas attack, which prompted the strike.
The crippling loss of military hardware will surely stay the hand of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, deterring him from using the prohibited weapons in the future.
The Syrian dictator will, at the very least, need to use more humane methods to achieve his military goals. The use of chemical weapons will only draw the ire of U.S. forces and will not be an effective tool for the Assad regime.
The announcement of the Department of Defense vindicates the military strike authorized by President Trump. Many doubters came out against Trump after news of the bombardment was first released. They were looking for errors before information was available because they were hoping the president would fail.
However, we now know the strikes were highly successful. Casualties were minimized, and a clear message was sent around the world that America is once again a force to be reckoned with.
The strike does not indicate a future war with Syria. Syria will continue to work with the Russians in their civil war, but they will not use chemical weapons.
The humanitarian strike by President Trump warns the evildoers of the world that the use of chemical weapons, along with other war crimes, will not be tolerated.
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