Russian Warships Enter Mediterranean Where U.S. Navy Destroyers Are Located

Newsweek reports that Russia has deployed it’s most advanced Black Sea warship to where the U.S. Navy destroyers that launched last night’s attack on a Syrian air field are currently located.

Russia deployed its most advanced Black Sea frigate Friday into the eastern Mediterranean, where U.S. Navy destroyers had launched an airstrike earlier that day against the Moscow-backed Syrian military. As Russian leadership condemned the U.S.’ first intentional attack on the military of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since the country’s six-year conflict began, Russia’s Admiral Grigorovich frigate reportedly left its port of Sevastopol, Crimea, and headed toward the U.S. destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross.

Russia’s 4,000-ton warship came equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles, one of Moscow’s latest and most deadly high-tech projectiles, and was headed to dock in the Syrian city of Tartus, according to Russia’s official TASS News Agency. The ship’s movement was also confirmed by Turkish ship spotter Yoruk Isik, who told the U.S. Naval Institute’s news agency that the ship had crossed the Bosphorus Strait only nine days after docking from a previous Mediterranean voyage.

Hillary Clinton: We Cannot Speak Of Protecting Syrian Babies And Then Close America’s Doors To Them

Hillary Clinton called for military action against Syria on Thursday, ahead of President Trump’s bombing of the Syrian airbase last night.

Trump shared with the nation that he was moved by the suffering of babies who died slow deaths due to a chemical weapons attack by President Bashar al-Assad on his own people.

Hillary took things a step further today, connecting the dots (and logic) by saying:

“But the action taken last night needs to be followed by a broader strategy to end Syria’s civil war. And to eliminate ISIS’ strongholds on both sides of the border.

“So I hope this administration will move forward in a way that is both strategic and consistent with our values.

“And I also hope that they will recognize that we cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies, and in the next close America’s doors to them.”


Watch below:

Alt-Right Breaks Up With Donald Trump Over Syrian Bombing

The Alt-Right crowd is breaking up with President Trump over his bombing of Syria last night.

Laura Ingraham, David Duke, Mike Cernovich, InfoWars, and more all shared their deep disappointment in the man who once tweeted 24 times about NOT going in Syria.

President Trump Orders Military Strike On Syria In Response To Chemical Attack

From CNN:

The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

On President Donald Trump’s orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said.

The strike is the first direct military action the US has taken against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s six-year civil war and represent a substantial escalation of the US’ military campaign in the region, which could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.

“Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, where he ordered the strike just hours earlier. “It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

He added: “There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.”

Trump’s decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the US should take military action against the Syrian President’s regime — which Trump opposed during his campaign for president — and came after the President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week’s chemical weapons attack.

In 2013, when Bashar al-Assad killed over 1,400 of his own people with chemical weapons, Trump (as a private citizen) tweeted more than 20 times that President Obama should stay out of Syria.

Watch below from CBS News:

President Trump Considering Military Action Against Syria

President Trump, who spent years tweeting President Obama to not get involved with Syria, is now telling members of Congress he is considering military action there in light of the recent chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al Assad on his own citizens which left over 75 dead.

According to reports, Trump is looking to Defense Secretary Mattis for guidance on the possible military action.

From CNN:

US officials tell CNN the Pentagon has long-standing options to strike Syria’s chemical weapons capability and has presented those options to the administration. The sources stressed a decision has not been made.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham issued a joint statement Thursday calling for military action, recommending an international coalition “to ground Assad’s air force.”

“We agree with the President that Assad has crossed a line with his latest use of chemical weapons. The message from the United States must be that this will not stand. We must show that no foreign power can or will protect Assad now. He must pay a punitive cost for this horrific attack,” they said.

In 2013, when Assad used chemical weapons on his own people leaving over 1,400 dead, Trump was adamant that the U.S. should not get involved in the civil war there.

Here’s just some of his tweets regarding Syria then. I guess it all looks very different when you’re the president.

News Round-Up: April 5, 2017

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Some news items you may have missed:

• If you ever needed a reason to love rugby: the above pic of the Canterbury Bulldogs/Brisbane Broncos match last week has gone viral, and I’m sure you see why 🙂

• Eighteen Senate Republicans have penned a letter to President Trump asking him to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

• Even though North Carolina got past the NCAA with the fake repeal of anti-LGBT law HB2, several cities – New York City, Oakland, Seattle, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City and Cincinnati – have not lifted their travel bans to the Tar Heel state.

• There are reports that SCOTUS nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch plagiarized parts of his 2006 book from a 1984 law review article. #RuhRoh

• President Trump says the latest use of chemical weapons by Syria’s president on his own people “crossed a lot of lines” for Trump. While that sounds like he may get involved in Syria it would be a reversal for the man who encouraged President Obama to stay out of Syria during his presidency.

• Gerald McCullouch (CSI, Bear City, Daddy) recently premiered his new documentary All Male, All Nude about the backstage doings at Atlanta’s Swinging Richards, nicknamed “the only gay strip club in the heart of the The Bible Belt.” Check out the official website for more info, and you can watch the trailer below:

Trump Attacks Obama For Doing Nothing In Syria; In 2013 Told Obama “Do Not Attack Syria”

I guess it’s a lot harder when you’re actually president, huh?

In light of the recent chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens, including women and children, Donald Trump issued the following statement:

Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world. These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution. President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a “red line” against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.

Sounds big and tough, no?

But back in 2013 it was Donald Trump telling President Obama, on more than one occasion, to not attack Syria.