U of U professor unsure what happens now, after missile strikes on Syria

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)

(KUTV) Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, said there is uncertainty about what happens next after the missile attack on Syria, because the Middle East is complicated and because President Trump acted contrary to his own promises.

Guiora said Trump, as a candidate, insisted he would not get involved in international affairs but on Thursday ordered missile strikes against Syria.

Trump said it was a response to the Syrian government’s use of sarin gas to kill and injure its own people – including babies.

“I’m not sure what happens tomorrow,” Guiora said.

He said if Trump is sending a message to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad , it’s not clear how Asaad will respond or if he cares.

“There is more a question mark than definitiveness of where we are going,” said Guiora.

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