Here’s a video I didn’t see coming.
Kassem Eid is a survivor of the 2013 gas attack and is apparently thrilled that President Donald Trump is actually backing up his threats against Assad unlike the previous guy in the Oval Office.
The U.S. attack on Syria as a result of the use of chemical warfare was a direct result of Syria crossing a “red line,” that Obama had apparently taught Assad not to fear crossing. With the U.S. striking Syrian locations with precision missiles as punishment, according to Eid, some Syrians couldn’t be happier.
Appearing on CNN, Eid actually told the network that he wanted to buy Trump a beer.
“I just want to tell Mr. Trump directly: I’m a Syrian refugee who survived chemical weapons attacks, who lived under two years of siege and bombardment by the government. I would love to, like, buy you a beer, and just sit in front of you and tell you how bad it is in Syria,” Eid said.
“[Trump] proved once again, yesterday, that you have a big heart. At least a lot more bigger than Obama because you actually tried to do something. We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria,” he continued.
The Syrian problem is one of few good answers, but one thing is for sure, if lines like chemical warfare are crossed then we should act on an international level with our allies just like we did with this latest attack on Syria. Letting the world know we’re a paper tiger by allowing them to walk all over us will only result in more problems than it solves.
Furthermore, it helps the people there to be that deadly serious about crossing those lines as demonstrated by Eid. With dictators, the firm hand approach is the best, and they are less likely to step out of line if they know their actions could result in dire consequences. This could end up saving lives, and preventing grisly murders.
(h/t: Louder with Crowder)