On Thursday, the U.S. launched missile strikes against military targets in Syria in response to the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians and while the attack unfolded, survivors of the deadly chemical airstrike in Syria described to CNN the chemical bombs being dropped from planes.
The Syrian survivor’s account challenges the Assad regime’s version of the attack that drew denunciation from around the world.
The White House and the UK blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the attack that struck the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun while many were still asleep.
The strike, one of the deadliest of its kind since the Syrian war began six years ago, killed at least 70 people, including children.
Syria denied it used chemical weapons. Russia asserted the deaths resulted from a gas released when a regime airstrike hit a “terrorist” chemical weapons factory on the ground. But survivors being treated in a hospital on the Turkish side of the border told a CNN team they saw chemical bombs dropped from the air.
Support and opposition to US missile strike on Syria:
Support: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Australia, Israel, Japan, and the UK.
Opposed: Communist china, russia and the radical Islamic regime, Iran
Gregg Jarrett on Friday stated that President Trump’s military strike against Syria is perfectly legal and that it is true that under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war. But a singular strike against a limited asset hardly constitutes war. It is a military action intended to confront hostilities which do not rise to the level of a declared war as the Founders envisioned.
“It is clear that the Framers recognized there would be times when the President needs to use immediate military force unilaterally and without the extensive time it might take for Congress to consider the matter, then debate it and approve it. They chose to withhold from him only the power to declare war, not make war which was regarded as a vital emergency power allowed the president to counter or thwart foreign threats, “said Jarrett.
“Hence it is perfectly consistent with the Constitution for President Trump to have taken action against the brutality of Bashar Al-Assad to prevent the spread and repeated use of chemical weapons. It is not only Syrian civilians the Commander-In-Chief is endeavoring to protect, but U.S. troops in the region and other American assets, all of whom stand in jeopardy.”
Jarrett continued and said, “In relevant part, the law permits the president to launch a military strike on his own, as long as he notifies or consults with Congress within 48 hours… this President Trump did.”
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