Syria consults allies after USA missile attack
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 13:33
Jeff Davis said United States forces launched a strike on a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night (April 6) in retaliation for this week's chemical weapons attack against civilians.
Global oil prices surged and the US dollar fell overnight after President Donald Trump ordered airstrikes in Syria following a deadly chemical weapons attack this week in what is the first significant foreign policy test of his new administration.
Cruise missiles are unmanned, and carry a 1,000-pound warhead. US forces and sailors can thereby be kept out of harm's way without jeopardizing the impact.
However, the leadership says it happened when a bomb was dropped on a chemical weapons store owned by rebels.
U.S. Treasury bonds also rallied as investors pulled risky bets from the market, taking yields on benchmark 10-year notes to 2.30% after briefly trading at 2.29%. A new sleeker model is actively being developed for the military to be able to hit targets at sea, or on land, in darkness and all kinds of weather.
The long-range cruise missiles have been used by the US since the 1990s because of its accuracy.
Trump said the assault was vital to deter future use of poison gas and called on other nations to join in seeking "to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria".
Those claims were later disputed by Syrian government officials, who claimed at least six people died in the attack.
We hand-delivered 59 of these bad boys to Bashar's front door, compliments of President Trump - but not before letting all the Russians know we were coming (something The Donald soundly criticized Obama for during the campaign).