Ex-NSA Analyst JOHN SCHINDLER Talks Syria Airstrikes, Swedish Attacks

John Schindler, former NSA intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer and now national security columnist for the Observer, joins us to talk about the which U.S. airstrike on Syria. Thursday night, U.S. warships in the Mediterranean fired nearly 60 missiles at the base where the U.S. says Syrian forces launched a chemical attack on civilians.

Schindler joins us to talk about all aspects of the attack, from Trump-Russia ties, to the strike's impending impact on our entire nation. Check out the full interview, here: 

To take a deeper dive into the breaking information we covered, let's break down some of the insights that Schindler provided us with: 

Schindler on Using Military Force Against Syria

"I don't think U.S. military force is going to fix the problems of that terrible, awful problem which is in its sixth year and has killed half a million people. That said, I don't think President Trump had a lot of choice..."

Schindler on Bannon vs Kushner

"I think Bannon is probable de facto on his way out, if not for real, we'll see"\

Schindler on Trump Ties With Russia

"...it shows that this was fully coordinated with the Russians... so just how close are the ties between the Trump White House and the Kremlin?"

Schindler on Obama Getting Airstrike Support

"Let's be clear: the president is the Commander in Chief. Obama didn't want to do anything in Syria... Obama put the red line in place in 2013 telling the regime 'you will not use chemical weapons against your own people'" 

Schindler on Intensity of Isis Threat in the U.S.

"I don't think [Isis] is a tremendous threat [to the U.S.], but it is a threat" 

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