The Syrian government yet again committed a crime against humanity when they perpetrated a chemical weapons attack upon their own people. This is the second widely publicized time that it has happened. But it has happened many times before regardless. In the last instance, when CNN tried getting anti-Trump Syrians on their network they were sadly mistaken when instead they got a Syrian national on their network who praised the president for taking action!
CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin was interviewing Kassem Eid who survived a 2013 Syrian chemical attack, who was commenting on the 2017 chemical attack. When asking him about his thoughts on the issue Eid stated,
“I saw a lot of texts on my phone. I saw the news. I cried out of joy. I jumped. I thanked God. I don’t know. I was overwhelmed. We have been asking for protection and consequences for more than six years. And today for the first time it happened. For the very first time we see Assad held accountable, just for once. For his crimes against humanity. I was overwhelmed. I felt grateful for President Trump. I felt grateful for the United States. I felt grateful to the people who kept listening when we were speaking.”
When Baldwin poked him about whether or not President Trump’s actions are hypocritical given the “refugee ban” that singled out Syrians she got an answer she probably wasn’t expecting. Eid stated,
“With all due respect…I didn’t see each and every person who was demonstrating after the travel ban, I didn’t see you three days ago when people were gassed to death. I didn’t see you in 2013….I didn’t see you raising your voice against President Obama’s inaction in Syria that…made us refugees get kicked out of Syria. If you really care about refugees, if you really care about helping us, please help us stay in our country. We don’t want to come to the United States…we want to stay in our country. With all due respect this is hypocrisy, if you really care, help us stay in our country. We don’t want to become refugees…help us establish safe zones….we want to stay in our country.”
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While Eid’s comment were made last year during the 2017 chemical attack he has made headlines again for commenting on this most recent attack that occurred this past month. He went on CNN again to speak with Ana Cabrera where he described having to live for two years in Syria while his residence and his family lived under siege.
Eid told Cabrera,
“I just want to tell Mr. Trump directly: I’m a Syrian refugee who survived chemical weapons attacks, who lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the government. I would love to, like, buy you a beer, and just sit in front of you and tell you how bad it is in Syria. Trump, that he proved once again, yesterday, that you have a big heart. At least a lot more bigger than Obama because you actually tried to do something. We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria.”
“Trump, I’ll buy you a beer” — Kassem Eid, a survivor of 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria following missile strikes by U.S., U.K. and France.https://t.co/Ufb1JCvk66
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) April 14, 2018
“The United States, along with the United Kingdom and France, launched coordinated air strikes Friday evening on Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities in response to an alleged chemical attack. In a speech announcing the attack, Trump blamed the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On Saturday, Trump called the strike “perfectly executed,” on Twitter, writing, “mission accomplished!”
The Syrian government has denied involvement in the chemical attack. In August 2013, then-President Barack Obama said the US had determined that Syria had launched a chemical weapons attack targeting its own people. Obama opted to seek congressional approval over the use of military force in Syria. But as CNN has reported, “when Obama considered launching airstrikes in Syria against 2013, he decided to go to Congress before striking, and the resistance he faced there convinced the president not to hit Assad.”
In 2014, Obama did announce a series of airstrikes against what the president described as “ISIL targets in Syria,” using an alternate term for the terrorist group more commonly known as ISIS. Trump launched a military strike against the Syrian regime nearly one year ago targeting a government airbase also in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians.”
President Trump has made it very clear that when it comes to human rights and foreign policy that his administration is going to be taking a front row seat. And this recent air-missile attack undertaken with our western allies has made it abundantly clear he will be standing by his word. Their no longer is a red line in the sand that when crossed will go unnoticed and receive no consequences. When chemical weapons are used, consequences will come.
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