About 150,000 people die every day, and 40 percent of all deaths occur in children 15 and younger, what makes the deaths in Syria special? Oh right, politics, I guess some people have an axe to grind, others don't. Is Trump the President of Syria?
Besides, I remember what happened the last time there was a gas attack in Syria. I guess the media has the memory of a goldfish.
"UN accuses Syrian rebels of carrying out sarin gas attacks which had been blamed on Assad's troops"
Death statistics from https://www.reference.com/world...a2258c374cba57
President Trump did say something..
Today's chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a "red line" against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.
democrats hate the truth, they hate conservatives, and will stop at nothing (no matter how low) to get their evil ways
It means that he's going to act without announcing it first. It's called military strategy. To many just keep on blabbing when they should just shut the fuck up. If you have an enemy, don't talk about doing something, don't give them a clue. Just do it when they aren't looking. That's how you win.
If we hold him to the same standard to which many cons held Obama, then sure, that's what silence means.
I would only point out that it's a petty game to play over such a sad situation and only makes both sides appear hypocritical.
Last week two Trump appointees indicated that ousting Assad was no longer our focus...and this week there is a sarin attack and it is blamed on Assad. Hmmm. Sounds mighty suspicious to me.
Sadly, this isn't even the first time we've seen questionable circumstances like these. I'm sure many have long forgotten about the last time this stage was set.
I wish more Americans would ask themselves why U.S. support of M.E. regimes / militant fighters (say, through the provision of small arms) always mysteriously precedes rogue dictators and militants using chemical weapons on innocent people? Is it really that difficult to see the pattern?
Recall that insanity?
When I saw your first link, I had a similar page opened on the LRB site regarding Hersh on Syria and the use of sarin back then. When I got to your second link, that exact page was linked.
I'd say you and I are on the same page...lol
Going back another decade (and farther) and the same elements were in play in Iraq...and prior to that similar events in Afghanistan...
No way! We're fishing in the same stream, I love it!
Yes, goes way back. Though I probably shouldn't have said "always," "often" is the better word, but it feels like "always."
It is often, not always, chemical weapons...but it is nearly always some type of weapons. Worse is how often innocents are caught in the crossfire of opposing factions where both sides were armed (and/or funded, trained or otherwise supported) by the U.S.
Thank you, that's more accurate. It is so unfair and our govt. still claims to be the moral superior, even with all that is known about their tactics and the countless, undisputed amount of lives they've destroyed.
A lot of people here don't know or refuse to acknowledge those things.
Actually Trump DID condemn the attack and he blamed Obama for drawing his fake 'red line' and then sitting on his hands. Another one of your fake posts!
You trying to coin a new phrase? Lol
Wrong, Obama was ready to strike, but Congress got cold feet
You can't conduct military strikes without Congressional approval
Then he's in violation of the constitution
but I bet Obama dropping 13,000 bombs on syria in 2016 alone was a great sign of care and compassion right? SMH, HYPOCRITE.
in 2016 Obama dropped over 26,000 bombs in the middle east, but trump being silent is more evil right? maybe trump should have been elected as a democrat, then you would praise him, haha again HYPOCRITES
in 8 years Obama dropped well over 100,000 bombs in the middle east, did you ever outcry over that? or did you find a way to attack republicans to keep the fact your peace nobel prize winner was actually a HUGE WAR MONGER!
Did he drop bombs or was too soft? You can't have it both ways
too soft? I never said he was too soft, the moron was a war mongering criminal, anyone who said he was too soft is blind, just like anyone who said obama was a lover of peace is BLIND
Just like all our elected puppets
yes difference is, when a democrat does it, all i hear is CRICKETS from you liberals, but when its republicans you all cry fowl, its the double standard hypocrisy that really gets to me. you people think its ok for liberals to bomb countries but the most evil thing if a conservative leader does it.
Actually no, like now, I think that it's cool that Trump bombed Syria, you can't gas innocent kids and not pay for it
Of course. He doesn't care.
just like Obama didn't care when he dropped 13,000 bombs on Syria last year alone
That's SO much bullshit. To say a man doesn't care about dead children. You lunatics have gone way over the edge. That's a terrible thing to say; I don't care if you like him or not. Never accuse someone of such a thing when you don't know for sure. You can't see inside of another person's heart.
no country under God murders babies in the womb. yes HYPOCRITES those babies in the womb are human and it is murder, and they TOO are DEAD!
Ya'll only care before they are born, after that, all bets are off. Trump cut free lunch for kids, guess he doesn't give a damn about hungry kids
see, you democraps hate personal responsibility, think you can go have sex and then either murder your baby or blame conservatives because we somehow don;t care. WRONG, we believe you should take freaking responsibility, if you cannot afford to raise a child or not willing to, then BY all means either refrain from having sex, or use protection, if you can;t to either then either raise your child or put him or her up to adoption, but MURDER is NOT a solution.
it is disgusting, that liberals expect conservatives to look after them. SERIOUSLY!
why should I pay to feed your kid you chose to have when you could not afford it??? abortion should be made illegal, don;t be telling me i am bad because i can hardly afford to make ends meet for myself let alone to raise your kid as well, when you support murder! you have no right
So just say you don't really give a damn about kids. Let women have their abortions, so at least kids wont be at school hungry
so its ok for a woman to murder her child, but wrong if i don't feed all kids in america. yeah, lets just murder all homeless people then at least they won;t be hungry anyomre right?!?!?!? IDIOT
i care for kids but it is not my responsibility to raise your kid for you, but you have no rigth to murder just because your child is inconvenient because you have a serious lack of self control
You're not feeding all the kids in America, just the ones in your city. How can you care about kids if you don't give a shit if they eat? So long as they're alive and hungry, right?
That's disgusting. You have no fucking clue whatsoever. Conservatives don't want to starve children; they want to hold the fucked up parents accountable. Maybe the stupid fucks shouldn't be allowed to even have their kids if they can't provide for them. In this country, everyone has so many opportunities to succeed. When they don't, they use every excuse they can find to blame anyone other than themselves: the color of their skin, sexual orientation, religion, you name it. It's all smoke. Maybe people cause their own problems. I'll feed the kids all day long but the parents need to work or starve. I don't care what they do; scoop dog shit from my yard, whatever.
They don't want kids to starve? Sure as shit sounds like it. How is it punishing parents by starving kids? Not EVERYONE is "lazy" some people can't honestly do it. That's the narrative you've been led to believe, you don't know every situation in every household. So when you make these cuts, you affect some people who may be able-bodied, and other's who really need these types of programs
True, I can't' see inside his heart. But he is in a position to do something about it.
The security council meets on Friday.
It looks like it!
If you don't want kids killed in Syria then tell them to stop putting their fighters in the middle of them.
Now I am hearing that Trump didn't get Congressional approval before the strike and it also might have been just for show because there were no fatalities when he took out the airport