While I admire Trump for actually doing the right thing in this instance and standing up to Assad & Putin, I'm not so sure it will be good in the long term. I'll wait and see.
For months I have explained Russia was supporting Assad in fighting the western-backed insurgents. This support has extended to bombing their positions by the Russian air force. You have come back with the tired old line that "it is either Assad or ISIS" and therefore this is okay.
Now Assad is using weapons of mass destruction and ... now it is good to bomb Assad?
Was is your position? do we keep Assad or support the forces who are trying to remove him (in this case, the rebels backed by the international coalition)
Is your position we should bomb Assad a bit, but not so much it really threatens his regime?
If you maintain the best course of action is to support Assad, as you have said previously, what good does it do to make a few potholes in an airport?
In the meantime, well done to Trump for showing some guts and straightforwardly standing up to Assad & Putin by striking a Syrian base. I'm sure you agree.
Trump is not showing "guts". He did a 180 (see the tweets I posted) because it was convenient, not because anything changed about the situation.
Obama dropped 12000 bombs on Syria the past years and tried to meaningfully remove or weaken Assad all while Trump was crying this was meaningless, now all of a sudden he made a single airport half-operational and it is treated like D-day. In reality, 60 pieces of ordinance don't change anything.
It makes a refreshing change from Obama's weak, cowardly actions in Syria
Oh so now you DO support removal of Assad and backing of the insurgents?