Trump's far-right base isn't happy about the Syria strikes
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams / U.S. Navy via AP
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"