On Thursday night, the United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at an air base in Syria “in retaliation” for a chemical attack on opposition-held Idlib carried out by the Syrian regime. Here is what Syrians had to say:
The reactions were varied:
Reactions on US strike on Syria:
1: Trump will be next war minister of ISIS
2: Trump is now called Abu Ivanka al-Amriki
— Rami Zien (@Rami_Zien) April 7, 2017
Some Syrians were positive:
— Mazen Gharibah (@MazenGharibah) April 7, 2017
— Hamza Haj (@7amza7aj) April 7, 2017
— Kenan Rahmani كنان (@KenanRahmani) April 7, 2017
WHEN TRUMP TELLS THE TRUTH pic.twitter.com/ts1AIysg5j
— Rami Jarrah (@RamiJarrah) April 7, 2017
I am a Syrian child who suffered under Bashar al Asad & Putin. I welcome Donald Trump action against the killers of my people.
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) April 7, 2017
Even if this is a symbolic strike, destroying the Shuayrat airfield means one less place for Assad's airforce to kill people from.
— Maysaloon (@Maysaloon) April 7, 2017
@RaniaKhalek Nope , the US bombed Syria for it's interests but it's interests were for once alligne with that of the Syrian ppl so why not
— خس (@Political__Goat) April 7, 2017
But some had their reservations:
— Ahmad Alkhatib (@AhmadAlkhtiib) April 7, 2017
this is borrowing money from the mafia
— yamin (@yaminm7) April 7, 2017
الضربة الأمريكية لبشار الكيماوي تذكرنا بدغدغة الصياد لكلب الصيد عندما يأتي بالفريسة متأخراً قليلا. نعود ونكرر: لا أحد يربي كلباً كي يقتله.
— فيصل القاسم (@kasimf) April 7, 2017
This tweet reads: "The American strike is just like the hunter who pets his dog when it gets the prey a little late. We say again, nobody takes care of a dog to kill it."
الدول كتير شادة حيلها و عم تدعم الضربة الأمريكية، ع أساس إنها تمتلك حرية الإدانة و الرفض 😂#كوميديا_سوداء
— Dalia (@Dou_AaB) April 7, 2017
This tweet reads: "The countries are so excited and supporting the American strike. It seems like they own the right to condemn or refuse."