It seems that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad finally crossed a red line that he shouldn’t have. Or maybe he crossed an American president that he shouldn’t have.
NBC News is reporting that the U.S. military has launched more than 50 missiles at the Syrian government’s strongholds in response to its chemical gas attack on its own civilian population.
Here’s CBS’s report:
Just a few hours ago NBC and CBS were reporting that the U.S. appeared to be preparing for a strike. Now that strike seems to have occurred.
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) April 6, 2017
Here’s what CBS said earlier this evening:
With two destroyers armed with cruise missiles positioned in the eastern Mediterranean, the U.S. appeared on the verge of launching a strike against the Syrian military in retaliation for the suspected chemical attack earlier this week.
Cruise missiles are unmanned aircraft which carry a 1,000-pound warhead. They fly close to the ground below enemy air defenses, guided to their targets by GPS satellites.
Earlier today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refuted Syria’s claims of having done no wrong.
Cross-posted at Constitution.com