Where We Stand Wednesday Afternoon Regarding Assad Killing Civilian’s With Chemical Weapons
Donald Trump, speaking at a news conference today, said the suspected chemical attack against Syrian civilians “crossed a lot of lines for me” and changed the way he views Syria and its leader Bashar al-Assad.
But instead of taking on the role of the office he now holds Trump blamed the attack in part on what he described as “a great opportunity missed” on the part of former President Obama. While there is strong agreement that Obama should have heeded his own advice and served a military strike on Assad in 2013 it makes no sense for Trump now fail to act based on past events. It should also be noted that in 2013 Trump was also opposed to a military strike. In fact, Trump publicly urged Obama not to do so!
US Ambassador Nikki Haley also denounced the attack as the UN Security Council considers a resolution condemning the al-Assad regime for the onslaught. Russia, which backs the al-Assad regime, will likely veto a resolution. “How many more children have to die before Russia cares?” Haley said as she displayed photos of the victims. In the first months of the Trump Administration Haley has been the most vocal in making statements that ring.
Meanwhile the international community has expressed shock and outrage at reports of the chemical attack Tuesday.
If you want to know the gut-check moment of the day as it relates to this madness then please check out Seven-year-old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed who made a heartbreaking appeal this morning.
“I want (them) to stop the war, and I want the children of Syria to play and go to school and live in peace,” Bana told CNN’s “New Day.” “Together we can help them. Together we can save them.”