Rand Paul, Farage and other right-wing politicians react to #SyriaStrikes

With Russian President Vladimir Putin already pledging to upgrade Syrian air defences and warning against a rise in US-Russia tensions, other right-wing politicians and commentators have also reacted to the missile strike against Syria.

Nigel Farage was quick to show his disappointment by tweeting “Many Trump voters will be worried about this military intervention. Where will it end?”. He has also said that such intervention will make matters worse, and is surprised by Trump’s decision.

Rand Paul criticised Trump’s actions as unconstitutional, and that he needed approval from Congress in order to carry out such military action. He also said on Twitter: “While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked.”

Infowars Editor at Large Paul Joseph Watson gave a scathing, and according to some, premature, response to Trump’s decision: “I guess Trump wasn’t “Putin’s puppet” after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet. I’m officially OFF the Trump train.”

Ann Coulter tweeted: “Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.”