In April, the Syrian government attacked their own people using chemical weapons. Thousands of people, including innocent children, were murdered in a horrific attack that was truly shocking in its appalling disregard for human life.
General Mattis recently revealed that President Trump prevented a massive war when he issued a stern warning to Syria. Apparently, Syria had begun preparations for another horrific chemical weapons attack, but Trump made it clear that such an attack would receive a devastating response from the United States, according to The Washington Examiner.
Here’s the key part of the warning:
“As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.”
Mattis made it clear that this “heavy price” is why Syria has abandoned their efforts to wage another horrific chemical weapons attack. Assad knows that President Trump means business, especially after Trump put the fear of God in Assad by raining Tomahawk missiles down on him a few months ago. Assad realizes that any military advantage gained by using chemical weapons would be obliterated by the loss of an entire military installation after the United States retaliates.
During the interview, Mattis revealed that he was under the impression that the Syrians still have chemical weapons, despite their agreement to give them all up. Mattis was quoted as saying, “I think that Assad’s chemical program goes far beyond one airfield.” The fact that they are playing with weapons like this is a danger to everyone, not just Syrians.
The interviewer went on to ask the Defense Secretary if he was confident that Assad backed away from the use of weapons. Mattis smoothly replied that he was not there to be confident, but instead, is there to watch and wait for their shady behavior to spark up again.
It all began again when the White House released a statement that read: “The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” More people were in danger here — and we cannot allow them to continue to live in fear of their government. A major uprising in Syria could lead to a worldwide disaster.
Democrats will try to downplay the significance of this story, but it’s worth remembering that World War I started when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. So the whole world was drawn into a war between two countries that few Americans could even find on a map. World War I happened because of the alliances that Austria-Hungary and Serbia had with world powers. This could have easily happened again if the United States was drawn into a war in Syria, since Syria also has alliances with world powers (especially Russia and China).
Our goal in Syria is to go in and rid them of the Islamic State of both Iraq and Syria. Instead of being thankful, President Assad is trying to commit mass murder of his people by using chemicals. Fortunately, President Trump’s warning of a “heavy price” appears to have helped Assad come to his senses.
It is refreshing as a hard-working, Christian nation, to see the people in office work so diligently to keep us safe from enemies at home and abroad. We had to live in a state of fear for eight years when Obama was funding terrorism and sending guns to drug cartels in Mexico. But there’s a new president in office, and he’s committed to protecting Americans from terror, and he’s also willing to take action if that’s what is required to stop dictators from slaughtering innocents.
Let’s all thank God that Trump’s warning was heeded, and this didn’t have to escalate any further.