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CNN talking head Brooke Baldwin got an earful on Saturday from a Syrian refugee who survived a 2013 chemical attack that he blamed on Syrian President Assad.

Kassem Eid thanked President Donald Trump for Thursday's missile attack against a Syrian government air base that destroyed 15 aircraft and killed six in response to a second chemical attack that is also being blamed on Assad.

Eid called Trump's unilateral decision to launch the attack a "message of hope."

When Baldwin linked the president's action with his proposed travel ban on Syrian refugees, Eid erupted.

“With all due respect, I didn’t see each and every person who was demonstrating after the travel ban," Eid said. "I didn’t see you three days when people were gassed to death. I didn’t see you in 2013 when 1,400 people were gassed to death. I didn’t see you raising your voice against President Obama’s inaction in Syria that made us refugees get kicked out of Syria. If you really care about refugees, help us stay in our country! We don’t want to become refugees.”

While Trump has called the missile attack a victory for U.S. interests in Syria, Ron Paul, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and three-time presidential candidate, called the strike a "victory for neoconservatives" who failed to get Obama to act.

"They want to get rid of [Trump], and you have to look for who is involved in that," Paul said during an interview. "Unfortunately, they are the ones who are winning out on this, and the radicals, too! There is a bit of hypocrisy going on here, because at one minute we say, well, maybe Assad has to stay, the next day he has to go, and we’re there fighting ISIS and Al-Qaeda. At the same time, what we end up doing is we actually strengthen them! It is a mess."

In the meantime, the Russian government has suspended cooperation with the U.S. in Syria.

Please share this on Facebook if more U.S. military action in Syria could lead to direct conflict with Russia.

Source: Dennis Michael Lynch

 

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