April 7, 2017

After a recent chemical attack in Syria by the Assad Regime, President Donald Trump is taking a stand to speak out on these malicious acts of civil tyranny. After referring to “inheriting a mess,” Trump seizes the moment to courageously tower in the face of international crisis.

While aboard Air Force One, the Commander-and-Chief of the United States of America, expressed his insight on this past week’s recent chemical attack crisis, “I think what Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes. It shouldn’t have happened. It shouldn’t be allowed to happen.” 

This international predicament is one of the first incidents in where Trump’s actions have been favorited by the public. A warm speech followed by an ominous and mysterious declaration of reaction against Syria. President Trump also conveyed his concern on the use of the military, claiming he is not fond of overseers and does not like to share his military plans with others.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis will advise Trump, discussing possible strategy and potential outcomes if the United States decide to intervene. Trump and Mattis will not be at Mar-a-Lago alone. Officials from the White House have confirmed three other Cabinet secretaries will join them: Rex Tillerson, Wilbur Ross, and Steve Mnuchin.

Should the decision be made for the US Military strike, the operation could happen very quickly as there are US military warships and carriers nearby.

The two US Navy ships are armed with tomahawk cruise missiles. Reportedly, the USS Ross and USS Porter are currently circling the station in the Mediterranean and can easily be prepped for an assault mission.  

Another possibility comes in the form of stealthy US Aircraft B-2 bombers, which would result in a precise and safe strike mission.

As of now, President Trump has refused to directly make a statement on if or how Assad should be handled. Tillerson also holds reserve in commenting on Assad, regarding to his fate as “uncertain.”

Tillerson, boldly and tactfully directed some thick-skinned words to Russia, who happens to be Syria’s top supporter, “consider carefully their continued support for the Assad Regime.”

Republicans McCain and Graham spring to this opportunity to offer support in Trump’s decision to use this chemical attack as an example and military force is inevitable and welcomed.

The two state, “We agree with the President that Assad has crossed a line with his latest use of chemical weapons. The message from the United States must be that this will not stand. We must show that no foreign power can or will protect Assad now. He must pay a punitive cost for this horrific attack.”

McCain and Graham also go on to say, “In addition to other measures, the United States should lead an international coalition to ground Assad’s air force. This capability provides Assad a strategic advantage in his brutal slaughter of innocent civilians, both through the use of chemical weapons as well as barrel bombs, which kill far more men, women and children on a daily basis … Ultimately, the grounding of Assad’s air force can and should be part of a new comprehensive strategy to end the conflict in Syria.”

While Assad’s future is not certain, Trump’s disgust with the situation is clear. The details may not be, but according to Trump, “Something should happen.”

In times of international crisis, patrons and nationalist have the opportunity to observe how an elected leader reacts to preserve the integrity, safety, and security of his/her nation. How has Trump’s actions on the current chemical attacks in Syria, changed your mind about the President?

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