( CNN) “My fellow Americans, on Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.

Tonight I ordered a targeted military ten-strike on the airfield in Syria from where the substance onslaught was launched. It is in this vital national security of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.

There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, transgressed its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and discounted the recommend of the UN Security Council. Times of previous strives at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically.