http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/0...d-in-response-to-chemical-weapons-attack.html US missiles target Syria airfield in response to chemical weapons attack The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country's bloody civil war in 2011. "It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons," President Donald Trump said in a statement. "Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types." Fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles targeted an airbase at Shayrat, located outside Homs. The missiles targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, officials said. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A waste of money and effort. This will not affect Assad one way or the other. The reality is this was a warning to Iran more than anything else. That being said, still a waste. Those missiles should have been targeted at ISIS. We are 20 trillion dollars in debt, and missiles don't grow on trees. These missiles are expensive, and should be used wisely. We need to stay out of the Syria civil war. Shoot the missiles at ISIS in Syria and elsewhere, and leave both sides of Syria alone. Even if we helped the Syrian rebels to win, they would appreciate it for about ten seconds, then go back to hating us again. Trump campaigned on not being the policeman of the world. Did he forget his own campaign promise already? Sorry to say if Trump keeps up activity such as this, and he's thinking about similar moves in Yemen as well...then our side will get trounced in the 2018 midterms...and it pains me badly to say that.