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Smoke rises after the Assad Regime forces carried out airstrikes in Damascus, Syria on April 3, 2017. ( Diaa Al-Din - Anadolu Agency )
Smoke rises after the Assad Regime forces carried out airstrikes in Damascus, Syria on April 3, 2017. ( Diaa Al-Din - Anadolu Agency )

US resident Donald Trump ordered a strike on Syria overnight in an apparent response to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s chemical attack on the people of Khan Sheikhoum, Idlib, which has killed nearly 100 civilians, the vast majority children.

Trump’s strike has caused uproar online with social media users airing their rejection of his unilateral action and remember his constant messages to the Obama administration urging them not to strike in Syria and to concentrate on “making America great”.

Bruno John highlighted Trump’s accusation that Obama would only strike Syria because polls showed support for him was waning, last night’s strike comes days after opinion polls showed that voters had turns their backs on the new US presidents only months into his terms.

Others highlighted the hypocrisy of his decision both because of his notion that more violence can end the war and in view of the fact that he has placed a ban on Syrian refugees entering the US for safety.

Antje questioned whether Trump’s actions were a show of strength in light of his inability to pass the ‘Muslim ban’ bill which has been shot down again and again by federal courts throughout the country.

For most the question of whether or not to support the strikes depended entirely on what the US plan was in the long-term, if in fact there is one.

Because in the eyes of many, World War III has just begun.

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