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Missile Strike Against Syria

Last night President Trump ordered a missile strike against limited targets within Syria. The strikes were carried out by United States, United Kingdom and France. I have several questions? Just a couple of days ago the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress that he “believes” that there was a chemical attack in Syria. What is changed? What changed his belief to something that is more concrete? Does this strike really change anything? Did we really stop Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons against its own people? More from NYT: The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on

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Thoughts On Libya

How is it that we have the money to attack Libya? Each Tomahawk missile we have launched on Libya cost $569,000 in 1999 dollars. Then there are all the costs of fuel and manpower and whatever else involved. As of 3:37 PM EST, Sunday, March 20 , the U.S and Britain had launched a total of 124 Tomahawks in Libya. Britain has a big austerity program going on.—Still, the U.K. also found the resources for war. How much will this all cost American taxpayers? I don’t know. But given that the President has said we must cut even programs that help the poor,

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Iceland's volcano

These are very cool video of the volcano in Iceland. From CNN: An ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano was projected to snarl international travel for a third straight day, as flight cancellations and airspace restrictions stretched into Sunday. British Airways canceled flights to and from London airports on Sunday, and the United Kingdom’s air traffic agency extended restrictions on U.K.-controlled airspace until at least 7 p.m. Sunday (2 p.m. ET). Thousands of flights were canceled Saturday. European air traffic officials said 5,000 flights took place instead of the customary number of 22,000. About 10,400 flights took place in Europe on

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