Syria's Chemical Weapons

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 18, 2018
         PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ORDER TO BOMB CHEMICAL WEAPONS TARGETS INSIDE SYRIA WITH THE HELP OF FRENCH AND BRITISH FORCES MAY HELP DISSUADE SYRIAN DICTATOR ASSAD FOR A TIME, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LONG RUN? EVIL IS NOT EASILY DETERRED. EVIL MUST BE DEFEATED.

         BESIDES, ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY, ASSAD REMOVED ALL CHEMICAL WEAPONS FROM SYRIA. THE TWO SAID SO. EXCEPT IT WASN’T TRUE. I HAVE NOT SEEN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA REPORT ON THAT. HERE’S ANOTHER FACT: EVIL DICTATORS LIE.

IN A STATEMENT ANNOUNCING THE MILITARY ACTION,

PRESIDENT TRUMP WARNED RUSSIA AND IRAN, WHICH SUPPORT THE REGIME: ‘TO IRAN AND TO RUSSIA, I ASK: WHATKIND 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 MURDEROUS DICTATORS.”

LET’S HOPE HE’S RIGHT, BUT THE HISTORY OR RUSSIA AND IRAN, WHICH HAVE TOLERATED MURDEROUS DICTATORS DOES NOT OFFER A LOT OF OPTIMISM.

I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.