The man credited with killing Osama bin Laden said President Trump sent a powerful message to all enemies of the United States when he ordered the bombing of a Syrian airfield last week.
Retired Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill said Trump “hit the bully in the face” when he bombed Syria after its dictator Bashar al Assad used unlawful chemical weapons to attack Syrian civilians.
“You can stop force with force,” O’Neill told Fox & Friends. “You hit the bully in the face … It’s just sending a message to everyone.”
O’Neill is confident that President Trump’s decisive action put Russia, North Korea, Iran and Syria on notice that the United States will retaliate against anyone who attacks it or its allies.
“It has been hard to be an ally of the United States because we have been so weak [under Obama],” O’Neill said.
O’Neill — who fired the head shots that killed Osama bin Laden during a Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan in 2011 — said America’s allies in Europe and the Middle East are glad the United States took action against Russian-backed tyrant Bashar al Assad.
O’Neill said saber-rattling despots like North Korea’s Kim Jung Un will now think twice before shooting off their mouths and their missiles.
Meanwhile, Twitter reacted to the Syrian air strikes by pointing out that former president Obama and his national security adviser Susan Rice have repeatedly lied to the American public when they bragged in 2014 that they had removed all chemical weapons from Syria.
Now that the Obama administration has been caught red-handed lying about Syria and Benghazi, why should the public believe anything they have to say?
— Buddy Belk (@LessGovMoreFun) April 8, 2017
— Michael (@michael__1776) April 8, 2017