Wednesday, 21 February 2018 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout | News Analysis

    A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images)A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syria on April 8, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Creative Touch Imaging Ltd. / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    In spite of requests by senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Trump administration refuses to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017. Meanwhile, it is threatening to mount a preemptive strike against North Korea, which would be just as illegal, and catastrophic.

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