A recent chemical attack in Damascus on behalf of Bashar al-Assad’s regime has garnered international condemnation, leading to an emergency meeting in the UN and a proposed Security meeting from the Russian government.
Two players on the global stage, however, have been the first to respond in the strongest possible terms, announcing their plan for a joint strike against the Bashar Al-Assad regime. Both the United States and France said the use of chemical weapons was a red line in Syria, one set by the Obama administration who failed to intervene during the first chemical attack.
Donald Trump may garner some negative sentiment on behalf of his supporters who, in part, voted him into office for his promise of non-interventionism. President Trump has attacked Syria before, bombing the Shayrat Airbase after an attack against civilians in Syria, which garnered criticism from some of Trump’s strongest supporters.
After this chemical attack that has harmed over 300 civilians, the Donald Trump has promised a “big price to pay” for the attack, while President Macron of France confirmed France’s involvement in a joint attack.
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