“God bless our warriors, and our noble allies,” President Trump concluded in prayer after a statement announcing President Assad and Syria were about to feel the full wrath of the United States of America.
President Trump announced the decision shortly after 9:00pm eastern time. He also stated that Britain, France, and the United States will be taking part in the military action together.
The President explained that the chemical attack to “slaughter innocent civilians” near the Syrian capital of Damascus by the “evil” regime is what triggered the harsh reaction. “These are not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead. Following the horrors of World War 1 centuries ago, civilized nations banned together to ban chemical weapons,” the President explained.
He went on to say that he wanted to establish a “strong deterrent” to human rights abuses like this chemical attack, and promised to keep responding in similar strong fashion every time it happens again.
This is in stark contrast compared to President Obama’s red line warning, which proved to be a all bark no bite when Assad actually crossed the red line, and Obama’s bluff was called as he took no action.
The President also called out Syria’s allies. “To Iran and Russia – what kind of nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children? The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants, and dictators,” he added.
The President then concluded the statement with a prayer for protection for our soldiers, our allies, and our nation.
“Tonight I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors, and our allies as they carry out their missions. We pray that God will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria. We pray that God will guide the whole region toward a future of dignity and peace. And we pray that God will continue to watch over and bless the United States of America.”
This is a developing story and will be updated at as more information becomes available.