Donald Trump defends 'mission accomplished' tweet amid backlash over Syrian airstrikes

MANDEL NGAN  AFP  Getty Images		President Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria on Friday at the White House

MANDEL NGAN AFP Getty Images President Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria on Friday at the White House

The surgical strike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria had been executed perfectly, he said Saturday.

Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine military. His usage of the phrase "mission accomplished" on Saturday, " as an example, invited unwelcome comparisons to Mr.

U.S. President Donald Trump announces military strikes on Syria while delivering a statement from the White House in Washington, U.S., April 13, 2018.

At a Pentagon news conference alongside Mattis, and with British and French military officers beside them to emphasize allied unity, Dunford said the attacks targeted mainly three targets in western Syria.

Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, mentioned that to her information nobody within the Protection Division communicated with Moscow prematurely, aside from the acknowledged use of a military-to-military hotline that has routinely helped reduce the chance of U.S. Photos show that the missiles destroyed several buildings, but beyond that, it's hard to say what the mission accomplished. "I believe that we took the heart of it out with the attacks. But..."

Trump used the term to describe Friday night's U.S-led missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program.

The missile strike that Trump was referring to occurred on Friday night. The attacks left at least 42 adults and children dead. The image came back to haunt him months later, when an anti-American insurgency started in the country that tied up USA forces for years.

"The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons".

"It's been said before but I want to emphasize again that by comparison, this strike was double the size of the last strike in April 2017". While he said he was "prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", he did not explain what he meant or how far he was willing to go beyond saying he would also use economic and diplomatic tools.

All aircrafts returned safely, McKenzie said, and they are not aware of any civilian casualties in the attack.

Now, and irrespective of how many missiles actually reached their targets, al Assad remains in power propped up, primarily, by democracy-averse Russian Federation and Iran, aided and abetted by Hezbollah proxies lurking to the north of Israel. The second and third airstrikes hit a place that the United States military calls "the Him Shinshar chemical weapons complex" which is located in the city of Homs. The innocent men, women, and children gasping for air should be hard to watch for anyone on social media.

Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov rebuked the USA, vowing there would be "consequences" in the hours after attack.

"Good souls will not be humiliated", Assad tweeted while hundreds of Syrians gathered in Damascus, the capital, where they flashed victory signs and waved flags in scenes of defiance after the early morning barrage.

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