President Trump announced on Friday night that he has authorized targeted strikes on Syrian chemical weapons facilities in response to the Syrian dictator Assad’s latest atrocity.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” Trump said in a primetime speech.


“A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way. We thank them both. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime.”