Thursday, April 6, 2017
who read my Tuesday post will mistake me for an Asad apologist. I do feel that a multilateral international response was called for, and worried that tonight's unilateral cruise missile attack may have been a little precipitate, but if the intelligence that the chemical attacks were launched from the Sha'irat air base, then it seems to be a proportionate response. I would hope the intelligence and military briefers had time to game out potential responses and escalation scenarios. Is there a strategic plan, or was this just a don't-just-stand-there-do-something knee-jerk reaction?
Whether it justified the expense of 59 Tomahawks must wait for a daylight bomb damage assessment (BDA).
The deniers, who seem to believe the Syrian opposition gassed their own kids, should read this piece on the evidence.
I'll have more tomorrow.
Posted by Michael Collins Dunn at 4/06/2017 10:59:00 PM