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Trump Tells the World No More Leading From Behind

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

‘No Child of God should ever suffer such horror.’ President Trump 4/6/17

At approximately 8:45 pm EDT the US Navy sent 59 tomahawk missiles toward the Syrian Airbase near Homs, targeting the airfield’s hangers, aircraft, runways, and fuel storage areas. Each tomahawk carries a warhead with 1,000 pounds of conventional explosives so much of the Airbase that Syria used to launch its chemical weapons attacks must have been destroyed.

During his presidential campaign last year President Trump repeatedly criticized President Obama for his ‘line in the sand’ against Syria —saying the empty threat to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons made the US appear weak and gave Bashar Assad encouragement to continue to brutally attack their own citizens. Tonight suddenly and without warning the President hit the Syrian despot with a limited attack.

On Tuesday, Syria’s Dictator launched a chemical weapons attack on Tuesday using sarin gas, At least 86 people died a horrible death including 28 children.

On Wednesday when talking about the attack standing next to the Jordanian King President Trump seemed genuinely moved at the carnage especially the dead and suffering children.   He mentioned the children again when he made a short statement after the U.S. Navy attack.

On Tuesday Syrian President Bashar al Assad launched a horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent. Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered at this very barbaric at…

Read the rest of the story and watch the VIDEO at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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