By Ron Howard
Red Lines, Folly, Lies, Weakness and Strength: Donald Trump Saves the Day
In 2016 we had the election of a new President who was immediately under heavy fire from what is supposed to be a “Loyal Opposition” the Democrat Party (what a joke), and a corrupt media who was revealed to have cooperated with Donald Trump’s rival for the Presidency, Hillary Clinton. During her presidential campaign some of our important media had become a tool for Hillary’s campaign. I guess Putin and Assad felt they didn’t have any worries about any action toward them by President Trump, he would be far too busy defending himself; bad decision.
April 4th 2017 Assad launches a terrible Sarin gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. That attack causes appalling pain and suffering to the men, women, children and even babies who were present at ground zero of that gas attack.
What is Sarin Gas
Sarin gas is a colorless, odorless liquid used in chemical weapons due to its extreme potency as a nerve agent. It generally considered a weapon of mass destruction. Death can occur within with-in one to ten minutes after direct inhalation of a lethal dose due to suffocation from lung muscle paralysis. Even those who absorb a non-lethal dose will suffer long-lasting health problems, perhaps for the rest of their lives.
Initial symptoms following exposure to Sarin are a runny nose, tightness in the chest and constriction of the pupils. Soon after, the person will have difficulty breathing and they will experience nausea and drooling. As they continue to lose control of bodily functions, they may vomit, defecate and urinate. This phase is followed by twitching and jerking. Ultimately, the person becomes comatose and suffocates in a series of convulsive spasms.
There are three classes of weapons of mass destruction, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical. Assad had no problem using the chemical weapon of mass destruction Sarin against some of his population.
Assad is beyond a monster for his continued use of this ghastly weapon. Let us never forget Obama knew Assad was using this weapon and did nothing to stop Assad, let us also never forget Putin backed Assad.
It is beyond my imagination, and I firmly believe beyond the imagination of anyone I know to understand how any human could subject people and especially babies to the torture, the extremely violent and painful deaths described above. And yet the world just watched this wretchedness.
Babies chocking to death on their own vomit, their lungs disintegrating, the unimaginable pain, parents watching their children die in agony and they dying themselves. Never forget Obama had the resources to stop these gas attacks, he did nothing but lie, telling the world his (Obama’s) strategy had rid Syria of any Chemical weapons.
The President of the United States of America, Barrack Husain Obama, who controlled the most powerful nation in the world with the mightiest military in the world, after his failed “Do Not Cross My Red Line” threats, became a joke to the world.
Incredibly Obama just watched the horror of those chemical attacks continue. He and his Secretary of State, John Kerry, wallowed in their increasingly and obvious false avowal that the chemical weapons in Syria were no longer there; they continued to take no action to prevent further barbarity. How could any human ignore the abominable suffering those chemical attacks were causing, having the resources to stop them, and yet do nothing but lie?
On 6 April 2017, just two days after Assad’s inhumane, brutal chemical attack on men, women, children and babies, President Trump launched 60 Tomahawk missiles on the Syrian airfield responsible for that attack. Please notice it was two days, not two months or six months or a year later, after a long Congressional conference that Assad was punished and there were no tedious “Red Line” scams.
We now have a President who has shown he will use the power available to the most powerful nation in the world with the mightiest military in the world to stop barbarity against the weakest in the world. No more waffling, no more hand wringing liberal nonsense when the required action isn’t taken to stop the slaughter, no more lies; thank you God.
So why did President Trump act so decisively and rapidly?
President Trump was shown photos of children suffering severely from the chemical attack. Donald Trump was especially horrified by two images: young children being splashed with water to unsuccessfully wash the Sarin gas from their agonized flesh, and also an anguished father holding his twin babies swathed in soft white linen, his babies poisoned with the Sarin gas, having died an excruciating death. President Trump was given the actuality of what happens to a human- being suffering a Sarin gas attack.
Our President immediately knew that type of atrocious barbarity had to be stopped and punished swiftly, with severity and further backed up with the ominous power of the United States to insure the maniac who used that horrific substance would think long and hard before using it again, if he was reckless enough to ever do so.
Immediately President Trump put the Pentagon on alert. He wanted his military advisors to let him know what their punishment solution for this appalling attack could be. The Pentagon was very happy, they were no longer being told what to do by some know nothing bureaucrat, they were being asked for their expertise by the new President to find a solution. Our military leaders found a solid mission solution for this problem.
The President was told that “T-LAMS (Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles) were available on U.S. Naval ships in the Mediterranean; those missiles were more than capable of completing that mission. Trump than pulled the trigger; two days later 22 Syrian aircraft, some of which had bombed that town using Sarin gas were just smoking ruins, lying on the tarmac of the Syrian Shatrat AFB. Those 22 aircraft comprised a significant portion of the Syrian air force. Without question that got Putin and Assad’s attention.
That is what happens when there is “Leadership” in our country. What we and the world observed during the eight years of Obama’s presidency was weakness, excuses, and a distinct lack of “Leadership.”
If there is any retribution for sinister acts, treachery, a drought of compassion and the absence of meaningful regret by President Obama, it is past time for it to take place.