Politics Kaine rips Syria strikes: What's stopping Trump from bombing Iran, North Korea next?

06:00  14 april  2018
06:00  14 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria

  Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria A European air traffic control agency alerted airlines Tuesday to monitor the situation in the eastern Mediterranean amid possible military action by Western countries against the Syrian government in the next 72 hours. Eurocontrol, a key pan-European international aviation organization, said airlines should be prepared for any possible disruption of radio navigation equipment in the event of possible air strikes against Syria, Reuters reported.

“If [ Trump ] strikes Syria without our approval, what will stop him from bombing North Korea or Iran ?” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

Mr. Trump canceled a trip to Peru and Colombia that was scheduled to start Friday to oversee the response to the Syria attack, but as of shot chemical weapons attack Assad that s bombing North Korea President George W senator Tim Kaine Syrian air base President Barack Obama chemical

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tore into President Trump's authorization of military strikes in Syria, calling them "illegal" and "reckless" and questioning what's to stop him from bombing Iran and North Korea.

"President Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian government without Congress's approval is illegal and - absent a broader strategy - it's reckless," Kaine said in a statement Friday night. "Today, it's a strike on Syria - what's going to stop him from bombing Iran or North Korea next?"

Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, has long been one of Congress' most prominent voices urging for presidents to get congressional approval on military action.

Dem senator rips Trump for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strikes

  Dem senator rips Trump for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strikes Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said Friday that President Trump's decision to launch a military strike on Syria without obtaining congressional authorization is "unacceptable.""While Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable for his unlawful use of chemical weapons against civilians, the strikes that are being carried out are being done without an au thorization from Congress, which is unacceptable," Casey tweeted.

Kaine also told Mike Barnicle that he has grave concerns over President Trump launching another missile strike against the Assad regime. “If we let President Trump unilaterally initiate a military campaign against Syria , what ’ s to stop him from doing it against North Korea or Iran or some other

Tim Kaine Doesn’t Want Trump To Strike Syria : ‘ What ’ s To Stop Him From Doing It Against North Korea Or Iran ?’ “If we let President Trump unilaterally initiate a military campaign against Syria , what ’ s to stop him from doing it against North Korea or Iran or some other nation, particularly when

After a week of deliberation, Trump on Friday night announced that he ordered airstrikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend that left dozens dead and for which horrific images circulated of the victims.

Trump described the military action as "precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad."

"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents," Trump said.

The Trump administration has maintained that it has the legal authority to carry out "surgical" strikes without congressional authorization. Most Republicans, too, maintained throughout the week Trump would not need authorization for the actions he was contemplating, as it would not be an ongoing operation.

In his statement, Kaine described the strikes as "a new military front."

"Last week, President Trump was adamant that the U.S. was leaving Syria imminently," Kaine said. "This week, he is opening a new military front. Assad must face consequences for his war crimes, but presidents cannot initiate military action when there isn't an imminent threat to American lives."

Congress, he added, should not give Trump a blank check to wage war.

"The last thing Congress should be doing is giving this president a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere," he said. "We need to put clear limits in place before he starts another war, and I'm working to do just that."

Iraq carries out air strikes on Islamic State in Syria .
Iraq carried out air strikes on IS positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend itself from militant threats.F-16 warplanes crossed into Syria to carry out the strikes after coordination with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

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