Trump's Missile Strikes Could Help End Syria's Civil War

08 April, 2017, 07:25 | Author: Michele Stevens

The strikes -59 missiles launched from the USS Ross and USS Porter - hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where US officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off.

Members of Congress and the media praising Trump for his unilateral, unauthorized action in Syria, are teaching him a similar lesson about the limits of presidential military power-that for all intents and purposes such limits don't exist.

"This move by Washington. has dealt a serious blow to Russian-U.S. relations, which are already in a poor state", said Putin's press service. President Trump announced the military retaliation from Florida, saying he had ordered a "targeted military strike" that was in the "vital, national security interest of the United States". He strongly condemned the chemical attack, which, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killed at least 86 civilians in the Syrian town of Idlib. "Even handsome babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack", he said. Trump pinned the blame on Assad, saying "there can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons".

Russian Federation was warned ahead of the attack and reports suggest that several Syrian aircraft were indeed destroyed on the ground.

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Guterres called on the council to unite and agree on a way forward on Syria.

But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the central Syrian air base was partially back in service by Friday, and that warplanes took off from it hours after the U.S. raid and carried out bombing raids nearby. "European Union will work with the U.S. to end brutality in Syria", he said. The Russian spokesman said just 23 of the 59 US missiles reached the targeted airbase.

Syrian airbase suffers "extensive damage" in strike.

"There's a different administration in Washington and, as a result, there's different consequences for the crimes against humanity that the Assad regime is committing", Poilievre said outside the House.

Islamic State second-in-command killed in airstrike, Iraqi intelligence says
It said seven million dollars were needed to provide shelter for those who are expected to flee Mosul in the coming days alone. Stephen Townsend, the senior USA commander in Iraq, said coalition forces "probably had a role in those casualties".

Russian Federation initially claimed it would be suspending the "deconfliction" channel in retaliation against the Syrian airstrikes that killed at least seven people, Fox News Channel reported earlier Friday.

The 2013 Syrian chemical attack killed 26. As for Assad himself, the renewed chemical weapons strike might have been a bridge too far, even for Moscow.

There is a small Russian naval facility there which is being modernised, as well as the air base from which Russia mounts its own air operations.

Moscow is one of Assad's most important allies, and its military has been targeting all rebel groups in Syria, including opposition forces that the United States and other Western countries have been supporting, but also jihadis like the Islamic State.

The United States did not seek Security Council authorization for the military action that followed days of global outrage at images of dead children from the suspected sarin gas attack.

Llorenti also said the U.S. has a history of intervening in other nations, including in Latin America - and he held up a photo of former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2003, during his famous "weapons of mass destruction" speech at the U.N., to illustrate his argument.

Senators are set to head home for a two-week spring recess starting Friday afternoon, after receiving a closed-door briefing with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on the Syria strike.

Reportedly Russia has advanced anti-missile systems in Syria, but there were no reports of Tomahawk missiles being brought down.

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