- Syrian President Assad condemns U.S. missile strike as ‘arrogant aggression’
- Russia suspends agreement that prevents direct conflict with American forces
- ISIS used US missile strike to launch new offensive near Palmyra [source]
- Lavrov: US strike on Syria reminiscent of Military intervention in Iraq in 2003
- Homs governor: ‘Not surprised US & Israel supporting terrorism’ [source]
- Turkey calls for no-fly zone over Syria [source]
- Russia suspends flight safety memorandum over Syria after US missile strike. [source]
- The British government says it “fully supports” the US missile strike against a Syrian army airbase.[source]
- Putin believes US attack on Syria violates international law [source]
The United States has invaded Syria using Iraq WMD style lies and deception.
How will Russia and China respond, Syria’s allies? Will this turn into a hot world war?
Just today US President Donald Trump ordered a massive strike against a Syrian Government airbase, PressTV Reports:
Several members of Congress urged caution after US President Donald Trump ordered a massive missile strike against a Syrian government airbase, saying he needs congressional authority for military action.
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) 7 April 2017
Rep. Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, condemned the operation as “an act of war.”
Syrian president Assad responds:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reacted with outrage on Friday to U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian military air base, calling them an “unjust and arrogant aggression” that would only increase his government’s determination to “crush” militant groups in Syria, according to the state news agency. [source]
The UK Government give their full support for Donald Trump’s Illegal attack
It comes as no surprise to see Britain showing their full support for Trump’s actions in Syria:
“The UK government fully supports the US action which we believe was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime and is intended to deter further attacks,” a government spokesman said on Friday.
The show of support was a departure from a warning the day before by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after US President Donald Trump raised the specter of unilateral action.
and from BBC News:
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK had been in “close contact” with the US over the last few days and the PM had been “informed throughout”.
Mr Fallon said the US action was to “deter” the Syrian regime.
He told BBC Breakfast: “We fully support this strike, we’ve been in close contact with the American government over the last couple of days in preparation for this.
Russia calls the act an “aggression against a sovereign nation”
Russia has has reacted to this attack from Trump:
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has described the US air strikes on the Shayrat airbase as an “aggression against a sovereign nation”. Mr Putin sees them as an “attempt to distract the world from civilian casualties from US military action in Iraq,” and they “do significant damage” to US-Russia ties”, Dmitry Peskov said.
— Garret Pustay (@garretpustay) 7 April 2017
Russia has also just suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States, RT News reports:
Russia has suspended the memorandum of understanding on flight safety in Syria with the United States amid the US missile strike on Syria’s Shayrat military airfield, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement.
The US claim they warned the Russian forces ahead of the attack so they could remove all Russian Military personnel before the strike, Yahoo News reports:
U.S. officials said they informed Russian forces ahead of the missile attacks and that they took pains to avoid hitting Russian troops at the base, saying there were no strikes on sections of the base where Russians were present. But they said the administration did not seek Moscow’s approval.
Iran condemn the attack and state it will only benefit terrorist groups
Iran has reacted to today’s attack by the US:
Iran has strongly condemned a US cruise missile attack on Friday that hit a Syrian army airbase near the west-central city of Homs.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a Friday statement that such “unilateral” strikes would only benefit the terrorist groups operating in Syria.
More evidence of ISIS & US collusion?
Meanwhile, ISIS took the opportunity to start an offensive near Palmyra. Another example of obvious collusion between ISIS and elements of the US Government, we see this time and time again and yet only the Alternative Media and fringe elements of the Mainstream Media dare to discuss it:
Taking advantage of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Islamic State forces launched a major offensive to gain control of strategic oil areas near Palmyra, but failed, a local governor told RT.
Earlier, unnamed sources reported that Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) had launched a massive offensive in the eastern part of the Homs Governorate and, without essential air support, the situation could worsen any moment, a local military source told Al-Masdar.
It was all planned years ago
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