Last night, the US in coordination with both Britain and France began a series of airstrikes at key Syrian strongholds with the intention of disrupting both the manufacture and the use of chemical weapons by President Assad's government.
Of the many launches that took place, several were shot down by Syrian forces, but early reports suggest that the strikes were quite devastating.
These bombings are a direct response to a chemical weapons attack that was launched against civilians last week. There are thought to be over 40 deaths and more than 500 injuries involved, prompting the UN and the US to demand coordinated action.
Russia has maintained its position that the chemical attacks were a “false flag” operation designed to destabilize Assad's position in government. What the truth is may not ever be known. It is certainly possible that ISIS, struggling with its last remaining strongholds sought to weaken Assad'sposition thus strengthening their own, but as of yet, this is only speculation for which no proof has been offered.
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on an occasion that is most rare, agreed that the President's response was proportionate. There is, of course, pushback from lawmakers both within the president's party and from the Democrat wing, yet it appears that this will not be used by the media as an excuse to run down Donald Trump.