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莫笛小说: 朋友池鱼的笔记, 琐事----给一个基督徒朋友的信 2017-10-28 08:58:18
  • ·         莫笛小说: 朋友池鱼的笔记。

  • 朋友驰喻(池鱼)一直过得不大顺心。

  • 6月16日被公司解雇, 7月2日得一个临时工作, 10月中旬该工程结束, 本来他可以的EI修整一时, 再找工作, 无奈新公司OFFER 一个倒班的工种, EI 是拿不成了,只好硬着头皮上班, 每日4:50起床, 开车60KM 山路, 现在冬季来临, 危险也越来越大。

  • 下个周一又要开始每天12个小时的工作,所以这个周末,难得的休息,我要尽量完成很多工作。


  • 第一点

  • 要完成屋子阁楼保温棉的喷涂。

  • 我在安装客厅和厨房上面的30多盏led灯的时候,破坏了上面的保温层. 所以,今天,这个周末我要把保温层涂上.

  • 现在温度已经是零下,而容易产生冷凝水在屋顶上,会对房子造成极大的危害。

  • 第二点

  • 在喷涂保温棉之前,要在,客厅和门厅,各安装一盏新灯。

  • 第三点

  • 我因为前不久失去了工作,所以这个周末要把简历改好,然后要发出去,准备找新的工作。我是想找,一个半日制的,这种电气技术自动化服务性的工作,那种故障排查性质的。

  • 第四点

  • 就是说冬季已经来临了,我每日上班要跑60公里的山路,上坡下坡急转弯等等,那么已经结冰了,我需要把冬季轮胎上;而且小车的后面刹车也快磨平了,可能也需要换,所以这个周末十分十分的,会十分十分的忙碌。

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  • 刚刚与在市外的太太,送女儿学琴的太太通了个电话,明天她上班,原计划的帮助我ROOF喷涂保温棉 – 泡了汤。最快也要等到两周以后,我们家三口人都有空的时候才可以做。

  • 喷涂时我在阁楼上拿管子喷,很脏也很危险;楼下太太和女儿,一块儿装载那些30磅重的保温棉,大概要20包左右。

  • ……

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  • 欲发信给公司领导DZ:

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  • 不好意思去,半夜打搅, 睡不着。我可以今傍晚去你家。请不要让YZ参与此事,不然尽显您DZ之无能。

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  • 说起来也简单,此事无甚复杂。

  • 请不要采取任何的行动,在我们俩见面之前。

  • 实际上我太太是个直性子,认为我这大傻(很不巧与别人不同,我就是个呆瓜,  而且自得其乐)总是被占便宜:

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  • 从给CAT换电表超时工作迟误了接女儿学琴;

  • 到为您家清理下水道;

  • 再到前不久的瀑布区空调项目您DZ计划失误: 下班高峰期派我出工,又不巧遇到遇到告诉毒气泄露工作到4:00多。事后又责任全自担负。

  • 我太太只能从上述例子现象中映证大傻之蠢和公司领导之精明。

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  • 今日之情形,一如她在自家门口扔出去一只核弹,目标未炸到,自家房子已经完蛋。

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  • 实际上您若帮助我干一点小小的事情(我会细说),她就会消气了。

  • 对于电气contractor商务,我不会接受任何金融上的利益,目前更是如此。请注意: 不是因为有钱  您就可以买到任何东西!

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  • 世界上最为重要的事情绝对不是钱可以买得到的。

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  • 就目前的状况是非常的富有戏剧性,在我太太那封信,寄出去之前,就像您一直做的不付给报酬,那么是一种侮辱,凸显了我的无能,不值得尊敬;

  •  

  • 那么如果您现在付报酬,那就不折不扣地给我贴了个标签: 财迷。

  • 所以这种报酬我不会接受。所以现在,就是这么一种可笑的局面。

  •  

  • 极其简单的处理方式可以是,让贵夫人在您家请大家喝茶。

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  • 天亮后我会打电话给你。

  • ……

  •  

  • 前几天太太发了一封信,向我的小公司领导要一万块钱。因为他们使用了我的高级电气工程技师的证书,此种行动,从而不折不扣地为我扣了个帽子: 财迷。

  • 她发现之前, 没找我过目, 我十分被动。

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  • 公司领导说那个证书,运作得十分失败, 仅仅为我们带来了两笔生意,一笔是A学校的,电气盘安装。

  • 另一单就是,伯顿公司,20盏led灯。

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  • 这个柏顿的灯,为我带来了麻烦,电气安全局警告要吊销我的证书。

  • 因为事前没有上报公司的开工请求,获得核准后才去开工, 一句话:违法。

  • 我可是一丁点儿好处也没有得到,反而要承担麻烦和责任,郁闷!

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  • 实际上在电气安全局的那封警告信收到之前,我已经跟公司领导说了,这个证书以依照这样的运作方法会带来问题。我老婆警告说,你对你自己的证书根本不当回事儿,迟早会惹来麻烦!话未落音这封信就寄到我家了。

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  • 这跟工资报偿,跟金钱毫无关系。

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  • 中国古人云,君子之交淡如水,小人之交粘如漆。我看,目前的状态:  比漆,还要更粘稠。

  • 昨天,领导又发信说,两单生意,一单是他们自己教会的,led灯80盏。

  • 那么2年总共就是三单生意(不是两单):  A学校,教会,和伯顿公司。

  • 很好,领导自己也说不清楚,贵人多忘事嘛。

  • 还有一个问题是,领导反复说,做电工根本就不赚钱,客户付给公司1小时35元,也没人愿意让你干。

  • 就是说,公司付给电工:  一小时20块钱,都是亏本的。

  • 记得大概是三年前,说空调生意很好做,进货大概也就是不到一千元,然后呢卖出去是2700台,然后一会儿说是2800,一会又说是2700。

  • 然后让我等做促销的时候,又变成了2900,3000等等。

  • 然后大领导, 二领导每月给自己发8000块钱的薪水。

  • 这是三年前的水平和状态。

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  • 今天又变成了不赚钱,经常羡慕另一个朋友到欧洲冰岛去玩,人家到黄石去玩,人家重额装修厨房。

  •  

  • 还有,给介绍了许多活干,从来没要过一分钱COMMISAION.

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  • -    我的同事,格林的空调安装。我还帮干了半天活,后花十四五块钱,去提姆霍顿,买了咖啡和点心,招待大家,没有报销这些小额费用。

  • -    是劳斯,在一个学校,焊接着火,我去处理了两天,没有收任何工酬。

  • -    就是王丽的暖气坏了,然后您在中国,西猫去换的,2800元,同时呢,还有另外一个朋友的暖气也坏了我去了没修好,然后我听从一个友人建议,放弃说服他们找本公司参与之,而那个朋友找他自己认识的熟人换了,1700块。

  •  

  • 每次,对于我而言,比方说工作了15小时,我仅仅上报8个到10个小时,因为我比别人干活认真,无留有任何尾巴,当然了,也就比较慢点。

  • 您可能是贵人多忘事,因为操的心太多,太忙了

  • 前言不搭后语。前面的承诺,后面一转身,就忘记,那可不好。

  • DZ,您自己说过,马克思讲资本家就是靠榨取工人的剩余价值才发的财。

  • 那怎么样做到这一点,让工人乖乖的听话呢?比较常用的手段就是欺骗,当然会出现前言不搭后语的状态。

  • 无论怎么想,这个是与耶稣的逻辑,完全背道而驰的。

  •  

  • 实际上,在这个世界上,大家都这么认为,如果一个人很老实,做事很按规矩,也不太说话,那么大家都认为他是个笨蛋,无能。我也可能也这么认为。

  •  

  • 同时呢,如果每个人都像著名的川普那样,渣渣呼呼,逮人就骂,那大家都认为他有魄力,有本事。

  • 别忘了圣经上说,这个世界是被邪恶的魔鬼控制着,我们受了洗,当基督徒不见得就能进天堂!

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  • 做了基督徒,并不是自然地就买到了天堂的门票。这与捐给教会多少钱无有关系。

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  • 听说过宰相肚子里能撑船吗?一个人如果不吭声,那么不见得就是他什么都不知道,从而是个大傻逼。 

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  • 对于我本人来说,正如我以前数次恳求的, 仅仅需要的是在任何大的需要ESA认证的项目开工前,告知我工程细节。

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  • 因为在法律上,项目由我负责。

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  • 目前的情形是我们大家都过分着眼于金融,而完完全全缺少了做人的艺术,余尢甚? 悲哀!

  • 一位人士,如果多了事业上的金融上的成功;而缺少了做人的艺术上的得着,那么我可不认为这是所应该追求的。

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转贴:美国贫富悬殊,社会治安恶劣,留学人士要注意安全 2017-07-03 06:07:55

按:总体来说美国愈来愈排外, 不像是以前的那个包容,进步的美国了;幸好的是中国、欧洲越来越宽容,友善。前来留学、访问的中国学人、学者一定要仔细研读这篇文章。

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转贴:大家都小心!不要把国内深夜撸串的安全感带到美国

http://www.backchina.com/news/2017/07/02/501845.html


来源:倍可亲(backchina.com)

专题:章莹颖在美被助教绑架 追踪报道

  


  文 | 席越

  27岁的访美学者章莹颖(专题)在上了一辆陌生人的汽车后失联,自伊利诺伊香槟校区附近被绑架已达20天。今天,FBI宣布案件获得重大突破,已经抓到嫌疑人,但章同学可能已经遇害。

  


  ▲嫌疑人克里斯滕森的LinkedIn页面

  近年来,随着中国留学生(专题)数量暴增,一系列海外安全问题也凸显出来。近几年发生在美国的恶性留学生受害案件包括:

  2010年,刚到美国两个月的23岁女孩姚宇,在纽约(专题)皇后区法拉盛街头被墨西哥裔非法移民(专题)以铁棒击打头部并拖至小巷强暴,送院后不治身亡。凶手在与检方达成认罪协议之后被判二级谋杀,入狱22年。法官表示:“如果有可能,我真想判他死刑。”

  2012年,两名同为23岁的南加州大学留学生吴颖、瞿铭做完实验深夜归家,在距校园不到两公里的住宅门口泊车时遭遇歹徒袭击。吴颖胸口中两枪,瞿铭则被枪击(专题)数次,其中一枪打在头部。两名刚满20岁的非裔凶手被指控一级谋杀,终身监禁。事后,南加大在学校增设60部监控设施,同时在校园附近派驻多名保安。洛杉矶(专题)警局还向学校所在社区增派大约30名警官。

  2013年,新泽西(专题)理工学院留学生仲兴被非裔歹徒劫杀,在送医途中死亡。凶手至今未能抓获。

  2013年,波士顿(专题)大学统计学研究生吕令子在观看马拉松时遭遇恐怖袭击,不幸遇难。验尸官称她的身体多处被贯穿,在几分钟内大量失血而死亡。

  2014年,24岁的南加州大学电气工程系留学生纪欣然在凌晨回宿舍的路上遭遇抢劫,头部遭棒球棍和扳手打击,挣扎回公寓后死亡。五名凶手皆为西裔,其中3人是未成年人。16岁的主犯被判一级谋杀,二级抢劫。过堂时,几名凶手不时相对嬉笑,无动于衷。

  


  ▲纪欣然被害案的主犯加西亚

  此次,章莹颖失踪案发生后,不少美国的同胞们疾呼:要让准备出国的同学知道,美国是一个与中国全然不同的,犯罪率极高的国家。不要贸然冒险,良好的安全意识比任何武器都重要。这也是无数留学生花了金钱、时间甚至生命换来的经验。

  根据美国犯罪信息中心(NCIC)的统计,全美每年大约有65000名大于21岁的成年人失踪/离家,其中约1800人(3%)遇害,失踪时间越长,生还可能性越小。

  第一,贫穷滋生犯罪。美国不是一个福利国家,税收各自为营。富裕的社区,交税多,市政收入多,可以招募更多的警察,建更多的消防局。脏乱差的贫民区只能依赖联邦政府杯水车薪的拨款,警力稀薄,学校荒芜。富人区可以像《绝望的主妇》中的紫藤巷一样夜不闭户,贫困区则能像《破产姐妹》中的威廉斯堡一样子弹横飞。一街相隔可能就是天堂与地狱的差别。

  在衰落的湖区,继底特律之后,芝加哥(专题)南部基本也已经失控。我有邻居是一位退休美国警察,我曾问他:这些地区的出警时间是多久。他诧异的看着我说:亲爱的,如果跑到那地方去就别指望警察能救你了。

  多年以来,我们已经习惯了中国良好的社会治安,要知道这与美国大相径庭,千万不要把凌晨两点在五道口撸串、在簋街吃小龙虾的文艺心带到国外。

  第二,坐落在城市中的大学常常处于犯罪相对集中的区域,譬如耶鲁 ,卡内基梅隆和三面环靠贫民区的芝加哥大学。连续发生两起恶性致死案的南加州大学与差区仅一道之隔,如这里念书绝对不能跨过红线。不要贪图房租的便宜,牢记两个字“危险”。

  座落在大农村的学校如伊利诺伊香槟分校也不尽安全。这里真正是地广人稀,没有摄像头覆盖。 暑期的大学几乎是一座空城。公交车也变成30分钟一班,街上人迹罕至,尤其令人不安。

  总之,在美国生活,你要像打游戏一样,清楚哪些点是爆怪的区,小心避开,不要挑战。同时也要注意,就算安全的区,有可能也有散怪突然出现,不可掉以轻心。

  基于以上原因,给一些准备出国留学的年轻人一些建议。

  ▍一、准备充裕的资金

  前文中几个案件的明显特点,除遭遇恐怖袭击的吕令子一定意义上属于不可抗力外,其他皆发生于治安较差的住宅区。建议出国的同学们一定要准备足够的资金。买车代步,尽少使用犯罪率较高地区的公共交通。即便不住在昂贵的校内宿舍,也不要为了省钱而在治安堪忧的差区租房,或是隔三差五地搬家。我自己也做过穷学生,看到家境普通的章同学为了节约生活费到处找廉租房,有些心酸。

  其实只要大家合租,租金贵也有限。如果你一时没有找到同住的人,不要让人知道你是独自居住。

  ▍二、对犯罪地带有警醒的认知

  Trulia是二手房、租房信息网站,它有一个强劲功能就是查看犯罪率地图,尤以抢劫、性侵高发区需要格外关注。地图上,趋红深浅程度来标示危险指数。不要以为大学所在的城镇就是平和宁静的地方。章莹颖所在的UIUC犯罪率地图显示,附近有不少相当危险的橙色地区。

  单身女性外出时,最好先评估路线的安全系数,绝对避开红色区域,慎重经过黄色,橙色的区域。如果你发觉周围环境变了,房屋越来越破旧,街区越来越荒芜,有人在虎视眈眈的盯着你,应迅速脱离。

  


  ▲trulia网站的香槟分校周边犯罪率地图

  ▍三、牢记底线,不能打破

  章莹颖的同学们都表示,她是一个谨慎小心的女生,不知为何会登上陌生人的车。

  我自己刚出国时也稀里糊涂的搭过车。那天下着大雪,天色将黑,我迷了路。一位在家门口铲雪的中年男子看我慌张徘徊,便提出送我回家(我想了一下,就爬到人家的后排座上去了,结果反而搞到司机有点紧张)。翻了下知乎,不少同学也跟我一样有过类似的作死经历。只能说没摊上事儿是大家运气好。不管在任何种状态下,一定要严守底线不动摇,那就是:不进入私密空间,警惕陌生人。这个人可以是拍着篮球的少年、步履蹒跚的老人、衣冠楚楚的司机、气喘吁吁的孕妇,可以是二手网站上的买家卖家,可以是airbnb的房东……

  不要把人想太坏,也别把人想太好。恶魔可以换上任意一副皮囊,利用你的需求或者同情心,把你拖入深渊。

  ▍四、熟悉报警系统

  初到美国的留学生,我都建议大家安装一个家庭报警装置。这个设备矮大紧老师也介绍过,防火、防盗、救护一体,紧急时刻可以一健报警。月付三十几美元,但是物有所值。

  在大多数大学中,警卫工作还是不错的。你要熟记校警的电话,相信直觉,在感到不安全时不吝叫警卫送你到停车场、车站、或是宿舍。

  记住校园里Emergency柱子的位置,遇到危险果断求助。美国911平均出警时间是 11 分钟。这意味着报警后你不能在原地等待,而是要立刻跑向下一个报警装置按下按钮,让人知道自己的位置。

  此外,有不少网友推荐的出行监控app,Companion - Mobile Personal Security。在上边输入起始点,选择一个通讯录中的好友作为监控人,让他看到你的实时位置。如果当事人脱离了预定路线,或是速度改变了,app会发出警报。

  ▍五、低调从众,不要炫富

  纪欣然审判时,嫌犯表示之所以选中他打劫,是因为“中国人肯定有钱”。吴颖、瞿铭被枪杀则是对方起意抢劫看起来很靓的宝马,尽管事实上这是一部跑了8万英里的二手车。在美国,很多犯罪分子的动机都是觉得留学生很有钱。所以大家务必做到低调。不要穿有logo的名牌衣饰,在人员杂乱的地方也不要取出手机和电脑。不少同学习惯边走边听音乐,这个习惯一定要改掉。戴着耳机会降低对环境的警觉。

  ▍六、不要泄露个人信息

  注意信用卡和SSN的安全,不要随意把个人信息、联系方式透露给网站、公司、个人。一旦失窃应立刻通知银行冻结户口。我每年都会听说几个信用卡被盗用的事件。前几天有一位朋友在美国健身房的储物柜被撬,小偷根据驾照找到她家偷得全部个人信息,后电话银行更改了卡号,提取现金,损失十分惨重。

  定期查看学校的crime alert邮件,不要嫌烦。在路上表现得像本地人,精明利落,轻车熟路,不要露出破绽。至于枪械、刀具、G2手电、防狼喷雾,这些管制器械我都不建议大家常备。无论防卫与格斗都是需要练习的,一来,实战中难有机会用得到;二来,遇到危险以逃为上,对抗是下测。总的来说,君子不立危墙之下,不要寄希望与狭路相逢能够取胜,不让自己暴露在危险之中才是最重要的。

  最近章莹颖失踪案不断登上头条,令不少家长十分恐慌,觉得美国太不安全了,不能把孩子送去出去读书。倒也不必风声鹤唳,关键还是正确地认识和对待风险。如同吕令子遇难后,她父亲说的一番话:尽管她的梦想搁浅,但我们想鼓励那些和令子有着同样雄心和梦想、希望让世界变得更美好的人们继续前行。

  最后,还是希望每位准备出国留学的同学在考托福和GRE的同时,也要认真了解当地的安全性提高自己的警惕。









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英文: CNN, 美国发射59颗导弹, 惩罚叙利亚使用化武, 这 2017-04-07 03:53:54

(CNN)The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.

On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks, US officials said.The strike is the first direct military action taken by the US against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year civil war. It represents a substantial escalation of the US military campaign in the region, and could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.
    Trump on Syria's Assad: 'Something should happen'Trump on Syria's Assad: 'Something should happen'Six people were killed in the airstrike, according to a televised statement by the Syrian's Armed Forces General Command. Russia condemned the strike as an "act of aggression.""Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched," Trump said during short remarks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, where he ordered the strike just hours earlier. "It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."He added: "There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and ignored the urging of the UN Security Council. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically."cnnee lkl sal amergui siria ataque quimico docenas de heridos_00002428


    Video shows gas attack aftermath 01:23

    Shift in policy

    Trump's decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the US should take military action against the Syrian President's regime -- which Trump opposed during his campaign for president -- and came after the President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week's chemical weapons attack.US warships launch cruise missiles at Syria


    US warships launch cruise missiles at Syria 00:33The strike took place at 8:40 p.m. ET (3:40 a.m. local time), when there would have been minimal activity at the base. It targeted aircraft, aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and "the things that make the airfield operate," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters. The missiles were launched from warships in the Eastern Mediterranean.Oil prices leap after US missile strike on Syria"Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government's ability to deliver chemical weapons," the Pentagon said in a statement.Briefing reporters late Thursday night, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the strike did not represent a "change in our policy or our posture in Syria," even though it marked the first time the US had decided to take military action against the Syrian government."There has been no change in that status," he said. "It does demonstrate that President Trump is willing to act when governments and actors cross the line ... and cross the line in the most heinous of ways."Tillerson said the administration felt the strike was "proportional because it was targeted at the facility that delivered this most recent chemical attack."The US military also showed reporters Thursday night an image of the radar track of a Syrian airplane leaving the airfield and flying to the chemical strike area Tuesday. A second image of bomb damage craters at the airbase was also shown to reporters at the Pentagon.Tillerson said the US has a "very high level of confidence" that the Syrian regime carried out at least three attacks in recent weeks -- including on Tuesday -- using Sarin and nerve gas.Rubio hails Syria strikes, says Russians don't have 'standing' to criticizeRubio hails Syria strikes, says Russians don't have 'standing' to criticizeThe strikes represented not only an escalation of the US role in Syria, but could have a ripple effect on the US' relations with the Syrian regime's powerful backer, Russia.Russians were present at the base the US struck, a US defense official said, though the role of those Russians was not immediately known.Tillerson confirmed that the US military contacted their Russian counterparts about the attack ahead of time, in accordance with deconfliction policies between the US and Russia over military activities in Syria.Russian President Vladimir Putin described the US airstrikes on Syria as "an act of aggression against a sovereign state" that "dealt a serious blow to Russia-US relations," according to a Kremlin statement. Russia said it believed Syria had destroyed all of its chemical weapons and the US strikes were based on a "far-fetched pretext."

    Congressional reaction

    Lawmakers in the US generally supported Trump's decision to strike back against Assad Thursday night, but cautioned the President against unilaterally starting a war without first consulting Congress. A pair of defense hawks -- Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- who have frequently been critical of Trump, roundly praised his decision Thursday night. "Acting on the orders of their commander-in-chief, they have sent an important message the United States will no longer stand idly by as Assad, aided and abetted by Putin's Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians with chemical weapons and barrel bombs," McCain and Graham said in a joint statement.Rubio: Russia should be embarrassed, ashamed


    Rubio: Russia should be embarrassed, ashamed 01:16But Sen. Rand Paul called on Trump to consult on Congress."While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked," Paul said. "The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate."The US began launching airstrikes in Syria in September 2014 under President Barack Obama as part of its coalition campaign against ISIS, but has only targeted the terrorist group and not Syrian government forces.

    The order

    Trump met with his national security team before his dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago Thursday, where he made the decision to pull the trigger on the biggest military action of his presidency, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said.He sat through dinner with Xi as the action was under way.The decision came two days after he was "immediately notified" of the chemical attack in Syria and asked his team to determine who was responsible. After it became clear Assad was responsible, Trump asked his team to develop options -- and settled on one Thursday after "a meeting of considerable length and far-reaching discussion," McMaster told reporters.Full coverage



    Defense Secretary James Mattis has been updating Trump about the missile strikes in Syria following his dinner with Xi, according to a US official.Mattis, Tillerson and McMaster were with Trump at Mar-a-Lago at the time. Vice President Mike Pence remained in Washington, where he returned to the White House after dinner.Trump's order to strike the Syrian government targets came a day after he said the chemical attacks -- whose grisly effects were broadcast worldwide where videos captured in the immediate aftermath -- "crossed a lot of lines for me" and said he felt a "responsibility" to respond.Tillerson: No doubt Assad is responsible


    Tillerson: No doubt Assad is responsible 01:39"I will tell you it's already happened that my attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much," Trump said."When you kill innocent children -- innocent babies -- babies -- little babies with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines. Beyond a red line, many, many lines," Trump said.

    'Red line'

    Trump's decision to launch the strikes, the most significant military action of his young presidency, came nearly four years after the US first concluded that Syrian forces had used chemical weapons in Syria.The Obama administration concluded that Syria had violated the "red line" Obama had set a year earlier in discussing the use of chemical weapons, but ultimately decided against military action against Syria in favor of a Russian-brokered deal to extricate the country's chemical weapons stockpile.Trump at the time said the US should "stay the hell out of Syria" and urged Obama on Twitter to "not attack Syria" in the wake of the 2013 chemical attack.
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your "powder" for another (and more important) day!

    9:21 AM - 7 Sep 2013
    "There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your 'powder' for another (and more important) day," he tweeted in September 2013.Trump repeatedly criticized Obama during his presidential campaign for not acting on his "red line" threat, but the real estate mogul also argued against deepening the US' military involvement in Syria, particularly as it related to Assad.Trump argued last May in a TV interview that he would "go after ISIS big league," but said he did not support targeting Assad's regime, arguing the US has "bigger problems than Assad."Syria's six-year civil war has claimed the lives of at least 400,000, according to a United Nations estimate released a year ago. More than 5 million Syrians have fled the country and more than 6 millio







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