The Trump administration is issuing a strong warning to Syria, gas even just one another beautiful baby and the U.S. will not hesitate to use military action against Syria anew.
White House spokesperson minced no words for Syria by warning the terrorist country that if they gas a baby or drop a barrel bomb onto innocent people again, Syria will definitely get a response from President Trump.
Spicer also said that there is only one option left for Syrian president Bashar-al Assad: he must go. He said a peaceful and stable Syria is unimaginable for as long as Assad remains in power.
The White House warning coincides with the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Lucca, Italy where the group is considering a response to the chemical attack launched by Assad in Idlib province which killed at least 86 innocent people, many of them children, and as President Trump put it during his address to the American nation, included in the "horrible" and "brutal" gassing were "beautiful babies".
The attack triggered a military action from the U.S. as President Trump decisively ordered the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes last week targeting a Syrian airbase. The U.S. utilized 59 cruise missiles to carry out the strikes.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said the airstrikes destroyed 20% of Syria's working jets. He added that destruction as well of full communication sites and air defense capabilities. Mattis stressed also that it would be ill-advised on the part of Syria to provocatively use chemical weapons again.
President Trump also called other civilized nations during his post-strike speech to condemn Syria's chemical attacks and stand for justice.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hasaan Rouhani both said the U.S. airstrikes crossed red lines. But their responses were expected as they are considered allies of Syria. There are mounting international pressure for both leaders to withdraw their support for Assad so peace in Syria can be worked out and negotiated.
At home, surveys show that more Americans support Trump's quick and firm decision to launch the airstrikes against Syria. Even the mainstream liberal media and his political opponents applauded the decision.