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'awful' images of suffering in syria moved trump to strike, advisers say


when president donald trump began receiving his intelligence briefings in january, his team made a request: the president, they said, was a visual and auditory learner. would the briefers please cut down on the number of words in the daily briefing book and instead use more graphics and pictures?similarly, after trump entered office, his staff took president barack obama's syria contingency plans and broke the intelligence down into more-digestible bites, complete with photos, according to current and former u.s. officials with knowledge of the request.this week, it was the images - gruesome photos of a chemical weapons attack on syrian civilians - that moved trump, pushing the president, who ran on an "america first" platform of nonintervention, to authorize the launch of 59 tomahawk crui






the riddle of trump’s syria attack


it’s impossible to ignore the degree to which the military strike pushes a slew of unflattering stories about the trump administration to the side of the page.the agony of donald trump — well, one of the many agonies — is that there are times when he will actually do the right thing, or at least a defensible thing, and we’ll be left wondering, even more than we did with other presidents, about what his motivations were, whether they fit into any truly considered plan or whether his actions amount to the newest episode of a continuing reality show.such is the case with the strike against syria, which is too big a risk in too complicated a place to be used for distraction, for diversion.there’s justification for it, absolutely. president obama had advisers who wished he’d done something simi






wisconsin republicans praise us missile strike on syria


madison, wis. — wisconsin republicans are praising president donald trump's missile strike against syria.house speaker paul ryan calls the action "appropriate and just." sen. ron johnson calls the u.s. strike a "swift and appropriate action." and rep. mike gallagher says he also supports the strike as a "clear signal that the united states will not stand idly by while dictators use weapons of mass destruction to murder children."gallagher says trump should seek congressional authorization for any sustain military operation in syria.democratic sen. tammy baldwin calls the missile strike a "measured response." but baldwin says she is concerned about what she calls "the lack of a clear and comprehensive strategy for syria and the region."she agrees with gallagher that the trump administration






strike alters u.s. military strategy in syria


washington—the trump administration on friday described its decision to strike a syrian airfield as a one-time attack, and not a continuing military operation. but top officials pointedly left open the possibility of further u.s. action.in the aftermath of the first u.s. strike targeting the syrian regime, many world leaders and american lawmakers praised president donald trump for launching the attack, while syria and russia...






syria was warned of impending attack ‘hours’ before us missile strike


syria´s armed forces were warned about the threat of american military action hours before the us strike on the shayrat airbase on friday, a military source said.“we learned of the american threat and the expected military bombardment on syrian territory,” the source told afp.“we took precautions in more than one military point, including in the shayrat airbase. we moved a number of airplanes towards other areas,” the official said, adding they were forewarned “hours” before the strike.he did not specify where the planes had been moved to or who had warned the syrian government.american forces fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at shayrat airbase in central syria overnight—the first time the us has carried out direct military action against president bashar al-assad´s troops.us official






syria was warned of impending attack ‘hours’ before us missile strike


syria’s armed forces were warned about the threat of american military action hours before the us strike on the shayrat airbase on friday, a military source said.“we learned of the american threat and the expected military bombardment on syrian territory,” the source told afp.“we took precautions in more than one military point, including in the shayrat airbase. we moved a number of airplanes towards other areas,” the official said, adding they were forewarned “hours” before the strike.he did not specify where the planes had been moved to or who had warned the syrian government.american forces fired a barrage of 59 cruise missiles at shayrat airbase in central syria overnight—the first time the us has carried out direct military action against president bashar al-assad´s troops.us official






here’s what we know so far about trump’s strike on syria


late thursday, president donald trump spoke from his mar-a-lago resort in florida, announcing his order for a “targeted military strike” against a syrian regime air base. the air base, he said, was the location for the launch of tuesday’s suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in syria. it signaled the first direct western military action…






us missile strike could resonate beyond syria


beirut (ap) — president donald trump’s 59-missile message to syria — the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated — may well resonate with bashar assad.but to truly change the game in a catastrophic, six-year civil war, the u.s. will have to show resolve in the face of potential conflict with russia. whether president donald trump will do that is anyone’s guess, because friday’s missile attack contradicted so much of what was expected from his young administration.trump’s own campaign themes hinted at an inward-looking if not isolationist america. it was especially striking because trump had played a big role in what seemed to be the world community’s gradual acquiescence to the syrian president remaining in power as a sort-of “least bad option.”and conventional wisdom held that human






trump: syrian strike is in 'vital national security interest' of united states


president trump addressed reporters after ordering a cruise missile strike against syria       






after syria strike, trump's emerging doctrine is flexibility


palm beach, fla. — in the aftermath of president donald trump's surprise strikes on syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision.is trump now a humanitarian interventionist, willing to wield american military power when foreign governments threaten their own citizens? is he a commander in chief who once warned against intervention in syria but is now prepared to plunge the united states deeper into the conflict? is he turning on russia, one of syria's most important patrons, after months of flirting with closer u.s. ties with moscow?trump would say he's simply flexible, an emerging foreign policy doctrine that leaves room for evolution and uncertainty."i don't have to have one specific way, and if the world changes, i go the same way, i don't cha






after syria strike, trump’s emerging doctrine is flexibility


palm beach, fla. (ap) — in the aftermath of president donald trump’s surprise strikes on syria, his allies and adversaries have searched for some broader meaning in his decision.is trump now a humanitarian interventionist, willing to wield american military power when foreign governments threaten their own citizens? is he a commander in chief who once warned against intervention in syria but is now prepared to plunge the united states deeper into the conflict? is he turning on russia, one of syria’s most important patrons, after months of flirting with closer u.s. ties with moscow?trump would say he’s simply flexible, an emerging foreign policy doctrine that leaves room for evolution and uncertainty.“i don’t have to have one specific way, and if the world changes, i go the same way, i don’






u.s. will take additional action 'as necessary' on syria, trump tells congress


president trump was within his legal authority to launch a missile strike against syria "to defend important u.s. national interests," the w...       






twitter remembers: trump warned obama against bypassing congress on syria


nearly two years before announcing his candidacy, trump did not mince words on his opposition to a u.s. military strike in syria       






u.s. probing: did russia take part in chemical weapons attack?


palm beach, fla. — the united states is looking into whether russia participated in the syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked president donald trump's airstrikes against the assad government, a revelation that could have dramatic implications for relations between washington and moscow.on friday, senior u.s. military officials said a drone belonging to either russia or syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack after the assault earlier this week. russia is one of syria's most important patrons and has long resisted u.s. efforts to push president bashar assad from power.even as trump advisers insisted that thursday night's u.s. missile strike did not mark a significant shift in american policy, he called on other nations to help "end the slaughter and blood






u.s. missile strike was a proportional response to sarin-gas attack in syria


president trump made a bold and appropriate decision to strike a syrian airfield with 59 cruise missiles in response to the syrian government’s heinous sarin-gas attack on an opposition stronghold that killed at least 85 people, including 27 children.“using a deadly nerve agent, [syrian president bashar] assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and, most tragically, children,” trump told the nation in justifying the use of force. “it was a slow and brutal death for so many. even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. no child of god should ever suffer such horror.”like the rest of the civilized world, trump was outraged by footage from the chemical-weapons attack, which injured at least 550 people. but it’s important to note that there have been and w






members of congress: trump needs their approval for military action in syria


nearly two years before announcing his candidacy, trump did not mince words on his opposition to a u.s. military strike in syria.       






trump says "assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children"


president donald trump thursday night said there is “no dispute” that bashar al-assad’s regime is syria was behind the use of “banned chemical weapons” that killed dozens of syrian civilians earlier this week, speaking moments after the u.s. launched an air strike on syria’s shayrat airfield, where mr. trump said the deadly attack originated. “using a deadly nerve agent, assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” mr. trump said. “no child of god should ever suffer such horror,” mr. trump continued. mr. trump said the syrian refugee crisis “continues to deepen” as the region “continues to destabilize,” threatening the security of the u.s. and her allies. mr. trump made the statements from his mar-a-lago club in florida, shortly after the united nations security council






nikki haley: no solution to war with assad in power | syria news


a political solution to the war in syria is not possible with president bashar al-assad in power, the us ambassador to the un has said in an apparent hardening of the trump administration's position.defeating the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil) group, pushing iranian influence out of syria, and the removal of assad are priorities for the us administration, nikki haley said in an interview to cnn, which will air in full on sunday."we don't see a peaceful syria with assad in there," she said.the comments represented a departure from what haley had said before the us hit a syrian airbase with 59 tomahawk missiles on thursday in retaliation for what it said was a chemical weapons attack by assad's forces on syrian civilians.syrian military says us attack was 'irresponsible and reck






nikki haley: no solution to war with assad in power | syria news


a political solution to the war in syria is not possible with president bashar al-assad in power, the us ambassador to the un has said in an apparent hardening of the trump administration's position.defeating the islamic state of iraq and the levant (isil) group, pushing iranian influence out of syria, and the removal of assad are priorities for the us administration, nikki haley said in an interview to cnn, which will air in full on sunday."we don't see a peaceful syria with assad in there," she said.syrian military says us attack was 'irresponsible and reckless'the comments represented a departure from what haley had said before the us hit a syrian airbase with 59 tomahawk missiles on thursday in retaliation for what it said was a chemical weapons attack by assad's forces on syrian civil






syria condemns us 'aggression' after strike on air base


beirut — syria condemned a u.s. missile strike on one of its air bases that killed seven people early friday as an "aggression," while the syrian opposition welcomed military action against president bashar assad after a chemical attack earlier this week killed over 80.the surprise u.s. strike drew quick reactions from the friends and foes of the syrian government and further strained relations with russia, a key ally of assad, which suspended a deal with the u.s. to prevent midair collisions in syria's crowded skies.saudi arabia and turkey, which support the syrian opposition, welcomed the missile strike, with riyadh calling it a "courageous decision" by trump. iran, another close ally of the syrian government, condemned the strike, describing "unilateral action" as "dangerous."iranian fo






pentagon: no indication civilians killed in syria strike


the pentagon confirmed friday that it conducted an airstrike in syria targeting al qaeda militants a day earlier, but said there was no indication of civilian casualties despite reports from witnesses and on social media that noncombatants died in the action.thursday’s strike in al jinah, syria, about 17 miles southwest of aleppo, targeted a gathering of al qaeda operatives, some of whom likely were considered high-value targets,...






trump says "assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children"


president donald trump thursday night said there is “no dispute” that bashar al-assad’s regime is syria was behind the use of “banned chemical weapons” that killed dozens of syrian civilians earlier this week, speaking moments after the u.s. launched an air strike on syria’s shayrat airfield, where mr. trump said the deadly attack originated. “using a deadly nerve agent, assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children,” mr. trump said. “no child of god should ever suffer such horror,” mr. trump continued. the president said the syrian refugee crisis “continues to deepen” as the region “continues to destabilize,” threatening the security of the u.s. and her allies. mr. trump made the statements from his mar-a-lago club in florida, shortly after the united nations security cou






russia furious after u.s. missile strike, vows to support syria’s air defence af


what you need to know about the u.s. strike on syria – a syrian official says the strike on the air base in the country’s centre has killed seven people.– the office of syria’s president is calling the u.s. missile strike against one of its air bases in central homs “reckless” and “irresponsible.”– the kremlin says president vladimir putin believes that the u.s. strike on a syrian air base is an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.” he will chair a meeting of his security council to discuss the conflict.– russia says it’s suspending a deal with the u.s. to prevent mid-air collisions over syria in response to the u.s. strike on a syrian air base.– a spokesperson for national defence in ottawa said early today that canadian forces personnel were not involv






russia furious after u.s. missile strike, vows to support syria’s air defence af


beirut – russia condemned the u.s. missile strike on a syrian air base in response to this week’s chemical attack as “aggression” and suspended crucial co-ordination with washington in syria’s congested skies. the country’s ministry of defence also announced plans to send a warship to the eastern mediterranean, according to the telegraph.“to protect key syrian infrastructure a range of measures will be taken reinforce and improve the effectiveness of the syrian armed forces air defence,” the ministry said in a statement.what you need to know about the u.s. strike on syria – a syrian official says the strike on the air base in the country’s centre has killed seven people.– the office of syria’s president is calling the u.s. missile strike against one of its air bases in central homs “reckle






russia furious after u.s. missile strike, vows to support syria’s air defence af


what you need to know about the u.s. strike on syria– a syrian official says the strike on the air base in the country’s centre has killed seven people.– the office of syria’s president is calling the u.s. missile strike against one of its air bases in central homs “reckless” and “irresponsible.”– the kremlin says president vladimir putin believes that the u.s. strike on a syrian air base is an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.” he will chair a meeting of his security council to discuss the conflict.– russia says it’s suspending a deal with the u.s. to prevent mid-air collisions over syria in response to the u.s. strike on a syrian air base.– a spokesperson for national defence in ottawa said early today that canadian forces personnel were not involve






russia furious after u.s. missile strike, vows to support syria’s air defence af


what you need to know about the u.s. strike on syria– a syrian official says the strike on the air base in the country’s centre has killed seven people.– the office of syria’s president is calling the u.s. missile strike against one of its air bases in central homs “reckless” and “irresponsible.”– the kremlin says president vladimir putin believes that the u.s. strike on a syrian air base is an “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.” he will chair a meeting of his security council to discuss the conflict.– russia says it’s suspending a deal with the u.s. to prevent mid-air collisions over syria in response to the u.s. strike on a syrian air base.– a spokesperson for national defence in ottawa said early today that canadian forces personnel were not involve






q&a: was u.s. strike on syria legal?


the u.s. missile strike on syria raises two sets of legal issues, one involving international law and one involving domestic law.washington — president donald trump on thursday ordered the military to carry out a missile attack on syrian forces for using chemical weapons against civilians. the unilateral attack lacked authorization from congress or from the u.n. security council, raising the question of whether he had legal authority to commit the act of war.trump and top members of his administration initially justified the operation as a punishment for syria’s violating the ban on chemical weapons and an attempt at deterrence. but they did not make clear whether that was a legal argument or a policy rationale.the strike raises two sets of legal issues. one involves international law and






syria 'chemical attack' prompts social media messages


image copyrighttwitterimage caption some are changing their online profile pictures to plain yellow following a suspected chemical attack in syria's idlib images are being shared on social media conveying humanitarian and political messages in light of the suspected chemical attack in syria's northern idlib province on tuesday.dozens of civilians, including children, were killed and injured in the attack carried out on the rebel-held town of khan sheikhoun.the majority of images and videos circulated online show the victims either dead or suffering. many people changed their profile pictures on facebook and twitter to plain yellow - a colour symbolising toxic gas - to show their awareness of the incident. a syrian war journalist said this would help draw more media attention to the story.






syria 'chemical attack' prompts social media messages


image copyrighttwitterimage caption some are changing their online profile pictures to plain yellow following a suspected chemical attack in syria's idlib images are being shared on social media conveying humanitarian and political messages in light of the suspected chemical attack in syria's northern idlib province on tuesday.dozens of civilians, including children, were killed and injured in the attack carried out on the rebel-held town of khan sheikhoun.the majority of images and videos circulated online show the victims either dead or suffering. many people changed their profile pictures on facebook and twitter to plain yellow - a colour symbolising toxic gas - to show their awareness of the incident. a syrian war journalist said this would help draw more media attention to the story.






here are 10 republicans who have done a complete 180 on syria now that obama’s n


in 2013, president barack obama went to congress to ask for an authorization of force against syrian president bashar al-assad — and he was turned down, in large part thanks to opposition from republicans in congress.here are the biggest republican flip-flops in syria that have happened over the last four years.1.) president donald trump. trump is, of course, the most notable person to change his mind on the merits of attacking syria. in 2012 and 2013, he regularly attacked obama for his desire to get involved with the syrian conflict, and even suggested at one point that obama would go to war with syria to boost his flagging poll numbers.now that obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in libya or iran. he is desperate.— donald j. trump (@realdonaldtrump) o






syria decries 'aggression' as us launches cruise missiles


beirut — syria decried a u.s. missile strike early friday on a government-controlled air base where u.s. officials say the syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack earlier this week. syria called the operation "an aggression" that killed at least six people. rebels welcomed the u.s. attack.the u.s. strike drew quick reactions from the friends and foes of the syrian government. they also appeared to cause a deeper dent in already strained u.s.-russian relations.saudi arabia, which supports the syrian opposition, welcomed the missile strike, calling it a "courageous decision" by trump. iran, which supports the other side of the six-year war, condemned the strike, describing "unilateral action" as "dangerous."iranian foreign ministry spokesman bahram ghasemi warned the strikes would






us strike on syria ‘one step away from military clashes with russia’


facebook, worldrussian prime minister: us strike on syria ‘one step away from military clashes with russia’reuters07 apr 2017 at 11:49 etu.s. cruise missile strikes on a syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the russian military, russian prime minister dmitry medvedev charged on friday, underscoring the risks in u.s. president donald trump’s first major foray into the syrian civil war.u.s. officials informed russian forces ahead of the strikes, which were intended to punish the syrian government for what they said was a chemical weapons attack, and avoided hitting russian personnel.in the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency, trump ordered a step his predecessor barack obama never took: targeting the syrian military. washington says syrian government forces car






analysis: trump's syria strike sends message, carries risks


palm beach, fla. — the cruise missiles that crashed down before dawn on a syrian air base sent a clear message to president bashar assad: the use of chemical weapons will be met with u.s. force.the outcome is less clear: assad's grip on power is as firm as ever and he has lost little of his ability to carry out more chemical attacks.president donald trump said the goal of the military action was deterrence. officials said strikes targeted the shayrat air base to prevent it from being used to launch attacks like the one this week that killed more than 80 people and provided sickening images of individuals suffering from exposure to a sarin-like nerve gas. the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas were struck.the united states is not at war with syria — at least not y






trump vows response on syria, military draws up options


the u.s. military is crafting options to strike syrian president bashar al-assad’s regime as president donald trump vowed a u.s. response to this week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in syria and said “something should happen” with the syrian leader.secretary of state rex tillerson said mr. assad has no role in syria’s future, backing away from the trump administration’s position days earlier that he could remain in power. mr....






after chemical attack, trump turns from resigned to resolved


palm beach, fla. — president donald trump first saw the photos tuesday morning.the images were ghastly. men and women gasping for breath. small children foaming at the mouth and in agony. the lifeless bodies of babies sprawled on the ground.this was the aftermath of a chemical attack ordered by syrian president bashar assad, who the u.s. would soon conclude had unleashed sarin gas, a brutal nerve toxin, on his own people. the president peppered his advisers with questions, according to national security adviser h.r. mcmaster, who later said trump was immediately focused on getting to the bottom of "who was responsible."by the end of the briefing, the president had dispatched his team to draw up options for a response.the leap to considering intervention was remarkable. in 2013, trump had a






trump's syria attack yields wait and see approach


if there had been no obama administration line in the sand. if there had been no confusing signals sent by president donald trump and other republicans regarding syria just a day before thursday’s strike. if there were no backdrop of russian intrigue preceding this horror committed by a russian puppet state.if all those things were not part of our recent history, we would be cheering trump’s decision to launch 59 tomahawk missiles in an attack on a central syrian airfield. the horror of those films, children foaming at the mouth and choking to death, the way a chemical weapon — apparently sarin — takes lives in the most painful possible way, all this would have us nodding in approval. yes, america should act against horrors like this. like the holocaust it closed its eyes to for far too lo






twitter releases national security letters


over the last eight months, tech companies have slowly been revealing that they’ve received national security letters from the federal bureau of investigation that force the firms to secretly disclose user data to the government. today, twitter joined the ranks of yahoo, cloudflare and google by announcing it had received two national security letters, one in 2015 and one in 2016.the nsls e with gag orders that prevented twitter from telling the public or the targeted users about the government’s demands. the fbi recently lifted these gag orders, allowing twitter to acknowledge the nsls for the first time.although twitter has disclosed these two letters and informed the targeted users, it’s likely that the company has also received other nsls that it is still gagged from discussing. techcr