Friday Open Thread | The Pentagon releases first videos of the military strike in Syria

(CNN)The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.

On President Donald Trump’s orders, US warships launched between 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said.
“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago. “It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

He added: “There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.”

A US defense official said the strike was targeted on runway, aircraft and fuel points. The missiles were launched from warships in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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61 Responses to Friday Open Thread | The Pentagon releases first videos of the military strike in Syria

  1. He’s feeling himself. Impeach this beast from hell.

    Trump is considering placing nukes in South Korea to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Kevonstage is a fool!!

    But, he is right. This baby is NOT here for your foolishness 😠

  3. rikyrah says:

    50 missiles and we don’t destroy the airbase?😠😠😠
    They can’t do anything right 😬😬😬

  4. #WagTheDog The media got played. Tricked. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled.

  5. Wait a minute….Hold up….But didn’t Trump bomb the air base? 75 million dollars down the tube for nothing…

  6. Y’all still think he gives a damn about little dead Syrian children? A savage beast has no conscience. #SyriaStrikes

  7. The white media always fall for Donald Trump’s bullshit lies. He doesn’t give a fuck about brown “beautiful” Syrian babies.

    Donald Trump on terrorists: ‘Take out their families’

    Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would kill the families of terrorists in order to win the fight against ISIS.

    The billionaire businessman was asked by the hosts of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” how to fight ISIS but also minimize civilian causalities when terrorists often use human shields.

    “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families,” Trump said.

  8. Ametia says:
  9. rikyrah says:

    Who am I spending the day with?

    Hint: I’m on my way to see the new Smurfs Movie…..

  10. Ametia says:

    #45 & his demolition soldiers hit areas with BROWN HUMANS, PREMEDITATED AVOIDANCE OF WHITE FOLKS!

  11. rikyrah says:

    John Hudson


    Many officials at State Department today were completely out of the loop, as were key US allies, about imminent US strike. #unilateralism
    8:38 PM – 6 Apr 2017 · Maryland, USA

  12. rikyrah says:

    Sarah Kendzior‏Verified account @sarahkendzior

    If Trump admin military action was being done with humane intent, they would not be banning Syrian refugees. Do not fall for this bullshit.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Marc Lynch‏Verified account @abuaardvark 14h14 hours ago

    1. Trump team all over place on Syria. Most likely: limited symbolic air strikes to show toughness + notObama, little real impact on war.
    Marc Lynch‏Verified account @abuaardvark 14h14 hours ago
    Replying to @abuaardvark

    2. Such limited Syria strikes will accomplish little, even in deterrent term; carry huge risks of escalation and escalatory counter-moves.

    Marc Lynch‏Verified account @abuaardvark 14h14 hours ago
    Replying to @abuaardvark

    3. Limited Syria strikes would initially be hailed by regional allies and FP commentators who have long pushed for military action vs Assad
    Marc Lynch‏Verified account @abuaardvark 14h14 hours ago
    Replying to @abuaardvark

    4. When limited Syria strikes fail to change much, drumbeat will build for escalation to finish the job. Will Trump be able to resist?
    Marc Lynch‏Verified account @abuaardvark 14h14 hours ago
    Replying to @abuaardvark

    5. Also, can nexperienced, understaffed Trump team manage extremely complex diplomatic and military dimensions of even this limited action?

  14. rikyrah says:

    This attack in Syria is bogus😠😠😠

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😐😐😐

  16. SwedishSquadleader says:

    Last night (it’s morning here) I posted translated news from Russia. Before the strike. The Russians, that most of US representatives has partied with during the Trump campaign, says the chemical attack is staged. It doesn’t add up. Can you believe it?

  17. Caleb Gee says:

    So ashamed once again of the despicable actions of this country!




    Translated from Russian: The Pentagon reported that attacks not on those parts of the military base in Syria, where they could be Russian armed forces

    • Good morning, everyone!

      I hate seeing people suffer. I hate it! God help the Syrian people.

      • Ametia says:

        Good Morning, SG2 & Everyone. Syrian airstrike total fuckery.

        Why is the media invoking PBO’s name with this foolishness?

        Parroting #45’s nonsense to cover his & their cowardice & deflect from RUSSIA.

        Of course Putin’s handprints are all over this strike.

        REPOSTINNG ELIIHASS’ comment here:

        Hopefully, there are still enough Americans with working brains who see through this ridiculous charade…this hollow, embarrassingly Orwellian parody playing out before our eyes…embraced and now being mutually exploited by the oligarchs and their bought and paid for media that they’ve instructed to legitimize, normalize and help deflect…

        It might all be exceedingly comical, if it weren’t all so insidious and dangerous …and unequivocally and irreparably damaging to this country and its psyche in the long and short term…

        A shallow, dumb, erratic, petty, juvenile, narcissistic sociopath whose entire existence is a blurry indiscernible ball of whiny, needy, empty bluster and shallow stagecraft ….and desperate to distract attention from his many glaring iniquities and serious conflicts – including his dubious associations and treasonous collusion with the Russians who still own him and control many who surround him…And desperately seeking the universal validation and adulation he craves beyond that conditionally doled out to him by his mostly psychopathic, sycophantic, hollow, racist, agenda-driven, hate-filled white supremacist base….but most importantly, entirely obsessed with one-upping, ‘outdoing’ and completely destroying not just the legacy and stellar reputation of the brilliant, world-beloved and immensely popular and historic President he continues to unhealthily obsesses over and has envied and stalked for years, but the man himself..

        Just last week, it was crickets from the same fake buffoon who in typical shallow reality t.v style was yesterday playing to the cameras with his ‘beautiful babies killed’ theatrics…
        Crickets as American airstrikes in Mosul, Iraq last week killed scores of civilians — including some ‘beautiful babies’…perhaps as many as 200 by account…and the highest civilian death tolls in an American air mission since the United States went to war in Iraq in 2003. And the reports of these civilian deaths in Mosul came immediately after two recent incidents in Syria, where in response to the buffoon’s desire to score a quick ‘win’ to stop his fast downward spiral in the polls, American air strikes sloppily ordered by him, struck and killed dozens of civilians..

        Don’t let them distract, deflect from the ongoing bastardization of our democracy and the decimation of our country as we know it…
        Don’t let them normalize and legitimize and absolve and elevate the Putin-owned buffoon who most definitely got permission and guidance from …and even most likely was first approached by, and probably conspired and coordinated with the Kremlin to put on this little show tonight in Syria…to appear to create distance between them – to throw off easily fooled Americans…and more importantly, to fake ‘assert’ independence from Putin, to contradict and hopefully, discredit ongoing investigations..

        Never forget…the media isn’t moral, high-minded or independent…it’s all oligarch-owned…and concerned entirely and most importantly, with the corporate interests of the oligarchs who own them…

        The media and all the paid bobbleheads and spin-masters and ‘strategists’ are all owned and controlled too by the very same handful of self-serving, self-interested agenda-driven oligarchs from whom they get their marching orders…which us why you find the same ‘contributors’ from one hour to the next, one t.v station and program to the next, offering mealy-mouthed and entirely contradictory opinions from their last appearance an hour before…

        Neil Gorsuch. Corporate-owned tool. The worst of the worst kind of tool. Non-negotiable. Important to the ends of the oligarch corporate agenda…effectively sold to the ‘pro-life’ ‘christian’ right wing as one of theirs…Marching orders to media, get behind and push him. No coincidence that the gushing and carefully caliberated words and faces of as many disparate media types were featured in the million dollar ads ‘urging’ a swift confirmation by congress…but in essence, just another low-grade psy-ops on silly Americans..
        Today, McConnell and the republicans did their masters bidding, and blew up 200+ years of congressional rules just to install a singular, handpicked corporate puppet…a guy most of them really don’t know…in response to an order from the oligarchs. A non-negotiable one.

        But God is still in charge…and he’s not even nearly done….even if these folks busy playing God don’t know it yet…He’s got a few surprises left …
        Until then, Neil Gorsuch will always be an interloper …with several asterisks permanently attached…

        And as with the buffoon, no matter how hard the media tries to sell and legitimize him…unendingly bombarding us with prefacing of his name with the unearned title….we will never acknowledge either…

        It will still always be an illegitimate Putin-installed puppet illegally invading, desecrating and holding the People’s House hostage…and it’ll always and forever be Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat…

        P.S: Bravo! And well-done to the emerging bright lights in our party, who’ve done their part well these past several weeks…Adam Schiff, Jeff Merkeley…etc. you’ve given us hope…

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