MembersArabs Praise Trump

Without warning or fanfare President Donald Trump, America’s new Commander in Chief, ordered a missile strike in retaliation for a poison gas attack that killed at least 85 Syrians.

By Aviel Schneider |
TIP OF THE HAT Many Arabs like the idea of a strongman in the White House

Trump blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad for the brutal slaughter of his own people, and within hours, a US Navy ship launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, hitting a Syrian Air Force base and destroying 20 fighter jets. It was the first time in the bloody, six-year civil war that American forces attacked Syria. Trump’s resolve drew praise in Arab circles and governments across the Middle East, led by the Persian Gulf states including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar. Jordan followed suit. Arabic-language social media were buzzing with posts urging Trump to reimpose order in the Middle East. “You have done the right thing,” tweeted Khaled el Falakh, a popular Saudi blogger. Other Arabs said that unlike former President Barack Obama, Trump kept his word. “Good morning, what a great hero you...

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