Trump orders missile strikes on Syria. Russia calls it 'aggression,' international law violation

You knew it was coming. Trump's first war. It ended up being Syria.

U.S President Donald Trump said on Thursday night U.S. time he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack earlier this week that killed more than 80 civilians.

Trump says the air strikes on the military target in the northern part of Syria were in America's "national security interest." It is not clear how.

In this image provided by the United States Navy, the destroyer U.S.S. Porter launched a Tomahawk missile from the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. Credit MC3 Ford Williams/U.S. Navy

The Pentagon says 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria.

A combination image released by the U.S. Department of Defense which they say shows the impact crater associated with April 4, 2017 Chemical Weapons Allegation released after U.S. cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. Courtesy U.S. DoD/Handout via REUTERS

"The missiles were aimed at Syrian fighter jets, hardened aircraft shelters, radars, ammunition bunkers, sites for storing fuel and air defense systems," reports the New York Times.

The cruise missiles struck the airfield beginning around 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, and the strikes continued for three to four minutes.

According to Captain Davis, the missiles were fired from the destroyers Porter and Ross in the eastern Mediterranean.

The military escalation was done in the name of Syria's children, but those same innocents are barred from seeking refuge in the United States by Trump's Executive Order limiting travel from predominantly Muslim nations he doesn't happen to be doing business with right now.

Shayrat Airfield in Homs, Syria is seen in this DigitalGlobe satellite image on February 18, 2017 and released by the U.S. Defense Department on April 6, 2017 after announcing U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against the Syrian Air Force airfield. DigitalGlobe/Courtesy U.S. Department of Defense/Handout via REUTERS

"Oil prices surged more than 2 percent to a one-month high on Friday after the United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria, later dropping back as there seemed no immediate threat to supplies."