At around 4am this morning President Donald Trump ordered the bombing of Syria in retaliation at the gas attack by Assad forces on his own people earlier this week.
Was he right or wrong? I think there is no debate that Assads forces carried out the gas attack. I also think that the murder of children by a chemical weapon is a war crime. When Assad did this 2 years ago, President Obama warned them there would be consequences, and did nothing, that made America look weak and was two fingers up to the world.
President Trump deciding to act, without UN consent, has probably opened up a can of worms but to be honest I have sympathy for his actions. War should be a last resort but do we sit on our hands when a dictator uses a chemical weapon against children. I don’t think we can.
This afternoon there has been an attack in Stockholm Sweden, people have been killed and my heart goes out to Sweden. What a sorry place the world has become in so many ways. Are we on the brink of a major conflict, I have heard older people say they think things are similar to a long time ago, I hope not but I am starting to think that things are going to come to a head.
Was Trump correct last night, from what I understand, I think he was if its proved or likely that Assad did this, as I said I have sympathy with the decision but it probably won’t make things better.