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Houston Has Different Reactions To U.S. Military Strike In Syria

Two local groups have opposing views about the situation.

The local community reacted to Thursday’s U.S. military strike on a Syrian government airbase.  According to president Donald Trump, the strikes were ordered in a response to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria, earlier this week.

Shireen Jasser is the president of the Syrian American Council’s Houston Chapter. They support the military action. And the Houston Socialist Movement’s Dr. David Michael Smith is against the strike.

We asked 4 questions to both sides of local opinion.

 

  • Do you support the strike?

Shireen Jasser

Dr. David Michael Smith

 

  • What are your expectations for the strike’s repercussions?

Shireen Jasser

Dr. David Michael Smith

 

  • What’s your  community’s response to the strike?

Shireen Jasser

Dr. David Michael Smith

 

  • Syrian State media claims the strike caused civilian casualties. While this is unconfirmed, how does that make you feel?

Shireen Jasser

Dr. David Michael Smith

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