Trump's far-right base isn't happy about the Syria strikes
The far right broke out on social media to express distaste for Trump's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of banned chemical weapons against its citizens earlier this week.
Why the resistance? Because it is "the most legally doubtful use of military force by a NATO state in recent history," as Craig Forcese, Professor of security and public international law at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, puts it. There are two instances where a state can use force against another: for self-defense or when the Security Council authorizes it.
Here's what they're saying:
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- Chuck Johnson: "I will spend every minute of 2020 working to defeat Trump if we invade Syria"
- Lauren Southern live-streamed her disapproval on Twitter via Periscope, saying "literally no one wants to do this"