The brutal Syrian dictator responsible for using chemical weapons upon his own people, including the horrific pictures shown of babies dying a tortuous death as shown by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, has finally been shown that his actions will not be tolerated. With the Red Chinese Premier sitting at his side. President Donald Trump authorized US forces in the Persian Gulf to attack the Syrian airbase from which the chemical weapons had been launched. He even notified the Russians in advance so that they could protect themselves. But, the message was unmistakably clear::”Your actions in violation of international norms will not be tolerated.” It was also a message to the world community that President of the US will not longer “lead from behind” but if no other nation would respond, he could and would respond.
What’s next? Well, i’m no mind-reader, but one thing I hope would take place is that potential enemies of our country would think twice about what our Commander-in-Chief would do if our interests were threatened by our enemies. Another thing I hope would take place if that Senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell would sponsor joint resolution in the Senate which says: ” It is the sense of the Senate that despite our differences on domestic issues we support our President as Commander-in-Chief- to take actions when international norms are violated and our interests and the interests of all freedom-loving nations of the world are threatened.” Thirdly, I would hope that the US House of Representatives would the same. IMO the time has come to show “comity” in our political bodies.,