Syria: Our Nice, New Missiles

We wait for the final decision on what will Trump do about the alleged chemical attack on civilians……

Right now there s a war of words going on between US and Russia…..

If the US tries to launch missiles at Syria, they will be shot down and the warships or planes they’re launched from will become targets, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon said Tuesday night, echoing earlier warnings from Moscow. “If there is a strike by the Americans, then … the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” Alexander Zasypkin told a Hezbollah-affiliated TV station, per Reuters. The words planted no fear in President Trump, who on Wednesday morning addressed the news in a tweet, telling Russia to “get ready … because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The Guardian reports a Russian foreign ministry rep addressed the tweet, saying “smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [a] legal government.”

Moscow’s United Nations envoy also warned against US action Tuesday, saying that Washington will “bear responsibility” for any “illegal military adventure” carried out in response to a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of civilians, the BBC reports. Vassily Nebenzia was speaking during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in which the US and Russia blocked each other’s attempts to set up investigations of the alleged chemical attack. Trump has canceled a trip to Latin America in order to oversee the US response, which he said Monday would be decided on within 48 hours. The Telegraph reports that European traffic controllers have warned aircraft that strikes in the region are a strong possibility in the next 72 hours. (Russia is jamming the signals of American drones over Syria.)

Will Trump roll the dice?

All this moral outrage is so plastic…..we scold Assad for killing women and children and the US is killing the same people with their drones…..we look pathetic scolding anyone for doing what we are already doing.

The clock is ticking….we should have Trump’s decision soon……and the world will react.


2 thoughts on “Syria: Our Nice, New Missiles

  1. Watching reports today, it does appear that Trump is about to call Russia’s supposed ‘bluff’.
    (With UK support. Why?)
    That’s a bad move. Very bad.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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