US launched missiles at Syrian base after Chemical Weapon attack

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  1. WiiUBricker
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    It has been reported that Syria actually killed 100+ of its own civilians, children included, with a banned chemical gas weapon. In response to that, thursday night the US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian base from which the chemical weapon attack originated. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but The airbase was destroyed.

    Update: Courtesy of gbatemp member haxan, news channels of the middle-east are reporting casualties from the missiles.

    You can read the full article and watch a short clip of a missible being launched here.
     
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    Was there really any proof that nobody was hurt by those 59 missiles? I have yet to see that information including in your source.
     
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    Wow, war is looming. A confrontation with Syria is a confrontation with Russia. A return to the cold war (i.e. proxy war), or total war with Russia?

    Things are looking scary.
     
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    Damn Syrian government, I bet they're kicking themselves now. Idiots, doing this to their own people.
     
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    How do you prove nobody was hurt when nobody reported any casualities?
     
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    The story doesn't make sense. US tried to frame Assad for gassing his own people in 2013 and 2014. He then surrendered his chemical weapons as confirmed by both the UN and Pentagon. So now that Assad is winning the war, he decides to use chemical weapons on his own civilians, guaranteeing a response from the bloodthirsty warhawks in US? And if he was stupid enough to use chemical weapons at all, why on his own civilians and not the enemy?
     
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    I see 3 scenarios:
    1. Nobody was hurt
    2. Nobody there to report casualties
    3. Nobody cares about those casualties

    I think you may be the only one who believe nobody was killed in the missile attack but if the chemical weapons were at that base I'm sure they were destroyed along with the people trying to use it.
     
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    I hope you're not defending the people trying to use such a damnable thing as nerve gas, right?
     
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    Your joking, right?....
     
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    Winning the ground war conventionally, word leaders slowly realizing that he will be involved in the future direction of Syria, the US openly changing policy away from regime change and future reconstruction support promised by both the Russians and Chinese yet people still believe Assad was behind the gas attack?

    Fuck it, turn the world to glass.
     
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    I don't believe anything. I'm just reporting.
     
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    The area that was hit by the attack was held by rebels, which ARE the enemy to him. I'm not that confident in the chemical weapons not belonging to him either as Russia, their staunch ally, wanted to get more information about said attack rather than deny it out directly which they do whenever they're fully confident in their stance.

    The sad thing is the full truth doesn't matter. Most of the world believed Assad did it, and so Trump was basically forced to act or risk undermining the apparent authority that the U.S. enjoys flaunting. I don't think whoever sat as the president at this time even matters, though this will bolster public opinion about Trump, for better or worse.

    My personal thoughts? The U.S. is flexing their muscle as a warning to anyone holding animosity to them. Something like "think we won't act? think again". Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the U.N., practically said that if the U.N. won't act the U.S. (as in just the U.S., not NATO or anything else) will take matters into their own hands. A show of force, designed to threaten their enemies.

    All opinions of course.
     
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    good job, doing that without even notifying russia. now they got a free pass to fly their attacks without notifying anyone else.
    look forward to even more of those 'some civil target was destroyed, it could've been russia / russia denies / blames rogue us jet / rebels ...' games
     
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    This world needs a massive purge.

    I vote for detonating an antimatter warhead in the core of this planet, wiping out 6.5 billion orso and letting all the actual good people colonize space.
     
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    Welp, we are heading into a shit storm and a good thing that our "leaders" are ok with that!
     
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    War with Russia imo has been inevitable since the Russian invasion into Ukraine in 2014.

    The Republicans have been pushing for war ever since, and believe it or not Obama was the one who didn't want to get involved. But now that the Republicans are in power - I think that war is in our near future.
     
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    According to the source, russia has been notified.
     
  18. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Disappointed that Trump made this move against the Syrian govt but GBATemp... better to leave politics out of it.
     
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    What now WW3 celebration party? /s
    I hope they don't go overboard with the fireworks.
     
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    Now that you mention fireworks... A pyrotechnics fabric in Portugal exploded and since its employees were mostly if not all, family members many lost their fathers, mothers and etc. Horrible tragedy.

    I'd lie if I didn't like seeing those fireworks, though.