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President Donald Trump’s outrage over another apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was clear. And for the second time in his presidency, the U.S. commander-in-chief demanded retaliation.

As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill churned toward the Mediterranean to join a flotilla of allied warships, including another U.S. destroyer, the USS Donald Cook.

It was a ruse.

While both vessels carry as many as 90 Tomahawk missiles -- the main weapon used in the Friday evening strike on Syria -- neither ship in the end fired a shot. Instead, according to a person familiar with White House war planning, they were part of a plan to distract Russia and its Syrian ally from an assault Assad’s government could do little to defend itself against.

It worked. Pentagon officials on Saturday said they faced little resistance to their targeted attack on what they said were three Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Most of the Syrian countermeasures, including defensive ballistic missiles, were fired after U.S. and allied weapons hit their targets, Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie told reporters on Saturday.

“No Syrian weapon had any effect on anything we did,” McKenzie said. He described the joint U.S., French and U.K. strike as “precise, overwhelming and effective.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-14/warship-ruse-and-new-stealth-missiles-how-they-attacked-syria
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the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill

Why in the Rochester do we have a ship named after a GD Limey?
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Frank Cannon wrote:
"Why in the Rochester do we have a ship named after a GD Limey?"

Well, perhaps because he was the greatest leader of the Twentieth Century. Without him Western Europe would have almost certainly fallen to the Nazis.

Perhaps also because he was "half-American" by birth?
(his mother was an American)

C'mon Frank, tell us.
Would you prefer an American Navy ship named "Churchill", or one named "Gabby Giffords" or "Harvey Milk"?

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Frank Cannon wrote:
"Why in the Rochester do we have a ship named after a GD Limey?"

Well, perhaps because he was the greatest leader of the Twentieth Century. Without him Western Europe would have almost certainly fallen to the Nazis.

Perhaps also because he was "half-American" by birth?
(his mother was an American)

C'mon Frank, tell us.
Would you prefer an American Navy ship named "Churchill", or one named "Gabby Giffords" or "Harvey Milk"?
Churchill was made an honorary U.S. citizen....the only British p.m. I believe to have been made one.


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