Britain’s nationalist UKIP party former leader and Trump supporter Nigel Farage is questioning the military action taken by President Donald Trump on Thursday night.
The title of this post is a small exaggeration. It’s word for word the title of the Metro article, which I think sensationalizes Nigel’s reaction. Read the piece and judge for yourself.
Nigel Farage has turned on ally Donald Trump following the US airstrikes in Syria.
Overnight, the President approved the launch of 60 US Tomahawk missiles, which hit the Shayrat air base in south east Homs.
Trump’s attack was in response to a chemical attack earlier this week in which killed at least 72 people and injured many more.
Sources on the ground including humanitarian organisations and US and Russian forces claim the Syrian government are behind the suspected sarin nerve agent attack, though associates of Assad have denied the allegations.
Sounding doubtful of his ally, Farage has said he thinks Trump’s actions will leave his supporters confused.
The former Ukip leader said: ‘I am very surprised by this. I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying “where will it all end?”
‘As a firm Trump supporter, I say, yes, the pictures were horrible, but I’m surprised. Whatever Assad’s sins, he is secular.’
Farage also urged Britain not to get involved in any further strikes.
He added: ‘Previous interventions in the Middle East have made things worse rather than better.’
Trump’s airstrikes in Syria have put considerable strain on US and Russain relations.
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the attack ‘aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law’.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is suspending the memorandum with the US to prevent incidents and ensure flight safety.
If you start seriously looking around at the Twitter accounts and other websites that are frequented by Trump supporters, you’ll find a similar or even stronger backlash against Trump’s military action in Syria.
Stefan Molyneaux expresses skepticism about Trump’s actions.