Early on Tuesday of last week, warplanes attacked Khan Sheikhoun of Syria. This chemical attack is surmised to be perpetrated by the Syrian government. Those who fell victim to this gas experienced symptoms of foaming from the mouth, redness of the eyes, blueness of the face and lips, constricted pupils, severe shortness of breath and also asphyxiation. At least 89 people were killed, many of them being children, and an estimated amount of 541 people were injured.
Around noon on Wednesday, President Trump makes his first public statement on the attack. He tells reporters that the attacks on the Syrian civilians are beyond unspeakable, and when asked if he plans on taking action, he says: "You will see."
Later that day during a news conference, Trump reveals his change of mind on his approach to Syria; which he has opposed intervening with in the past and even bashed Obama for his decision to intervene.
Not to mention, he's signed executive orders banning Syrian refugees from entering the US.
Trump told the public, "It's very, very possible, and I will tell you it has already happened, that my attitude toward Syria and Assad, has changed very much," adding: "It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, little babies, with a chemical has that was so lethal [that] crossed many lines, beyond a red line, many many lines."
Trump then claimed responsibility to take action but didn't specify what his actions might have looked like.
Late Thursday night, (59) U.S cruise missiles target and hit aircraft, aircraft shelters, air defense systems, radars, fuel storage sites and ammunition bunkers.
Although the Syrian government's attack on their civilians is completely devastating and sickening, the US military's intervention did not really solve anything. While bypassing congress' approval, Trump only achieved to show how hypocritical he actually is, and betraying his promise to his supporters and our country to not get involved.
This military strike also has led to the threatening of America-Russian relations. Putin, President of Russia, called the cruise missile strike on Syria a violation of international law and a "significant blow" to the American-Russian relationship.