On Thursday April 6, the United States launched scores of Tomahawk cruise missiles into the Shayrat air base in Syria. In the process the “precision” missiles that missed the base killed 9 civilians in nearby villages. This unprovoked attack is a dramatic and dangerous escalation of the war in Syria and an assault on the sovereignty of the Syrian people.
Donald Trump has justified the order by claiming “vital reasons of national security”. After the attack he made a call to all “civilized Western Nations” to join the U.S. to “end the killing and bloodshed in Syria”. This coming from the same president that just last week was bombarding Mosul killing hundreds of civilians in a single attack and who on March 21 bombed a school in the Syrian village of al Mansoura killing 33 men, women and children who were seeking shelter there.
It should also be remembered that for the last 6 years Syria has been under attack by scores of terrorist groups that are supported and financed by the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and various Western nations, with the objective of regime change and taking away Syria’s independence and splitting it into pieces.
The attack yesterday comes just two days after the Syrian Government categorically rejected the use of chemical weapons in Idleb. The lack of proof and the imperial manipulation of those facts by the Trump administration and the demonization of the Syrian GovernmentLearn More