Published on Apr 11, 2017, Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing: Wikipedia in a Post-fact Word: Reliable sources, Open Sources and Knowledge with Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
I’m not sure what I would do in a situation of having to decide if a country, that uses chemical weapons to kill humans, should have their weapons immediately destroyed. I have heard the thoughts of others debate if the President of the United States of America has the authority to make a decision like this. I also wonder what others would do if they had to make this decision themselves.
I don’t have the same intelligence as President Trump, but I do have the same public intelligence as the other media outlets. Which means I can form my own opinions regarding the air strike and share my thoughts with the world.
The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria.
The strike was conducted using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, or TLAMs
The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate.
The strike was in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack, that killed or injured hundreds of innocent Syrian people, including women and children.
The U.S. took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict.
Shayrat Airfield was used to store chemical weapons and Syrian air forces.
The strike was intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again.
The use of chemical weapons against innocent people will not be tolerated.
I don’t believe I have enough knowledge regarding the complete situation in Syria to make claims of what the POTUS should have done. I do feel the airstrike was necessary to prevent further Syrian human pain. I also think the world will become safer when the International community comes together to reduce human tragedy. And on that note, I will close out and go enhance my mind with substances…