Syrian people circulate ‘we love you’ Trump memes, hope for U.S. intervention

Syrian people circulate ‘we love you’ Trump memes, hope for U.S. intervention
Syrian children are treated after reported chemical weapons attack in Douma, 7 Apr 2018. (Image: Screen grab of Guardian video, YouTube)

As President Donald Trump tweets intentions to strike in Syria following Saturday’s suspected chemical weapons attack,  supporters of the Syrian opposition are waiting with baited breath, enthusiastically circulating pro-Trump memes in a bid to whip up support for U.S. action.

Syrians holed up in rebel-held areas and in the larger diaspora on Wednesday circulated a new meme on social media featuring Trump’s face – overlaying an American flag – with the words “We love you,” in Arabic and English.

“We are all with Trump, we will never forget that he stands with us and save us from the hell of Russia, Iran and Assad,” Tarek Muharam 40, a leader in the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) told Fox News. “Finally, someone smelled the smell of chemical weapons and decide to stop these massacres.”

Others supporting the Syrian opposition who spoke to Fox News conveyed similar hopes the U.S. would soon intervene.

“I hope that the strikes will be much bigger this time to target all the military and security units of regime so the Syrian people can get their stolen freedom,” said 30-year-old Amer Alfaj, who works with the Qatar Red Crescent in northern Syria.

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