On Thursday Evening, President Trump ordered the US Military to conduct an airstrike on a Syrian military installation. The U.S. Military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in the first assualt of Bashar Al-Assad’s government since the Syrian Civil War began, six years ago.
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, took questions from reporters Thursday evening, calling Bashar Al-Assad “responsible for the [gas] attack”, while seeming to condemn the Russian government, saying “It is very important that the Russian government consider carefully their continued support of the Assad regime”. When asked by a reporter whether or not the Assad regime has to go, Tillerson responded: “those steps are underway”.
Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, responded Thursday evening to the president’s action by saying:
“Tonight’s actions show that the days of being able to act with impunity are over when it comes to Bashar Al-Assad and that there is now an American president prepared to do what it takes to ensure that he does not have the capability… to conduct these war crimes”.
From the response tonight, it is increasingly clear that Pres. Trump, Sec. Tillerson, and Sen. Rubio have united to take on the radical, extremist Assad regime.