American military bombs Syrian airfield


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3067719 04/07/2017 Aftermath of the US missile attack on a Syrian military airbase. Mikhail Voskresenskiy/ria novosti via AP

Tuesday April 4th, Khan Sheikhun turned into a ghost town after a chemical attack on the Syrian people who resided there.

Warplanes dropped bombs in the early morning hours, spreading the toxic substance thought to be a mixture of chlorine and sarin. According to The Guardian, seventy-two people were killed, including children and some rescue workers grew ill and collapsed near the dead.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, sarin is a colorless, odorless liquid that can be used as a chemical weapon because of its potency as a nerve agent. It can often be considered a weapon of mass destruction. Breathing sarin gas can feel like a ‘knife on fire in your throat.’

In response to the chemical attack, on the night of April 6th early into April 7th President Trump ordered 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles to be fired  into the Syrian Shayrat Airfield where it is believed that the warplanes that held the planning of the chemical attack were.

President Trump ordered the strike after 2 long days of intense decision making, which included two meetings with his top national security advisors.

Trump called the chemical attack “very barbaric” and claimed that his decision would “prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

The United States have angered several rival after the missiles were launched, like China and Russia.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin replied to the attack saying it was a “violation of international law” and called it a attack on a “sovereign state.”

Russia’s defence minister Igor Konashenkov said, “We see the actions taken by the American side as a grave violation of the memorandum.”

Though we have some allies as well, like Turkey and Israel. The civilians of the country are all anticipating the outcome of Trumps actions. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, “In both world and action Trump sent a strong and clear message that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.”

The people of the United States are anticipating what is next to come.