To start off the Human Rights Film Series, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center held a screening and discussion Tuesday of the award-winning documentary “For Sama.” The documentary shows how the Syrian government began to violently attack the people of Aleppo in response to protests. Planes and helicopters dropped cluster bombs and toxic gas onto the city.
Ten days ago, 105 missiles filled the skies of Damascus and Homs. Earlier that week, butcher-in-chief Bashar-al Assad once again used chemical weapons on innocent civilians. America, France and the U.K. took action. Coordinated airstrikes targeted his Barzah Research Center and the Him-Shinshar chemical weapons complex.
For the first time since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the United States took direct action against the Assad regime by way of a calculated military strike on April 6. President Trump ordered the military to launch 59 missiles at the airbase that launched the deadly chemical attack that occurred on Tuesday, April 4.