President Donald Trump’s order of dozens of missiles to strike a Syrian airbase may have the backing of military hawks in America.
But jihadist overseas are cheering as well — along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. John McCain, two congressional leaders who aren’t exactly known as friends of the president.
From the Daily Caller:
“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. John McCain cheered the Trump administration’s decision Thursday to strike the Assad regime, as did Syrian rebel groups which seek to impose Sharia law.
“Agence France-Presse (AFP) quoted a ‘key figure’ in the Army of Islam, or Jaysh al-Islam, as saying, ‘Hitting one airbase is not enough, there are 26 airbases that target civilians.’ The AFP article just identified Jaysh al-Islam as a rebel group and didn’t point out that the organization seeks to replace the Assad regime with a government ruled by Sharia law.
“MSNBC also reported that the rebels Ahrar al-Sham welcome US intervention through surgical strikes that would deter regime capabilities to kill civilians.’ The U.S. considers Ahrar al-Sham one of the most effective rebel groups in Syria, according to a report from Stanford University. The group also worked with ISIS until 2014, is sympathetic with Al-Qaeda, and seeks to create an Islamic state in Syria.”
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, meanwhile, said the strikes on Syria would help al-Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups.
And that viewpoint was echoed by a fellow congressional member, across the partisan aisle.
Rep. Thomas Massie, Republican from Kentucky, said the strikes would “make the situation better for ISIS.”