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Trump avenges Assad’s ‘disgrace to humanity’

That is how President Donald Trump described the horrific chemical weapon attack against the citizens of Syria by their own government.

The President was right on the money with this one.

The President acted swiftly and gave the order for a cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase where the attack on the Syrian people was launched. According to reports 59 cruise missiles each carrying a 1000-pound warhead pummeled the airbase and effectively destroyed the base.

I must agree with the President. He did the right thing. How could the greatest country in the world just stand by and do nothing. That would have been a crime in and of itself.

Whatever your politics are, if watching those scenes of the Syrian people choking to death, dead children and infants, if it didn’t bring a tear to your eye then you probably shouldn’t be calling yourself a member of the human race.

I’m glad and proud that we responded.

Assad once again crossed the red line and this time we just didn’t stand by and do nothing. I would say that we should have blown him out of existence but that my friends would have been too good for him.

Assad is a piece of human garbage.

He gassed his own people, has used chemical weapons more than once, blew up hospitals and has kept food and medical supplies from reaching the people of Syria time and again.

All those scenes that I watched on television were heart-breaking. When I saw the father holding his dead twin babies in his hands I am not ashamed to say that I cried.

Thumps up President Trump good job on this one.

As for Assad, I can only hope that his own people will rip him apart one day or better yet throw him in a locked room and use the same gas on him that he used on his own people.

That would be real justice.

Feature photo: Screenshot from President Trump’s taped speech to America about the strike in Syria.


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Doug Poppa

Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.