USA 'prepared to do more' against Syria atrocities
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 1:28
The missile strikes hit the government-controlled Shayrat air base in central Syria, where USA officials say the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off.
Trump said he ordered the action after seeing proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons to kill civilians. Syria denies using nerve gas.
"We are asking for an impartial worldwide fact-finding body to be set up.to find out where these chemical weapons came from", Rouhani said during a speech on Saturday. In 2002, Ledeen said that he feared President George W. Bush's war in Iraq would cause the U.S.to miss a fleeting window of opportunity to transform Iran from its vibrant grassroots. It says the Syrian government launched the attack from the Shayrat air base. He still has a large if exhausted standing army, the Lebanese militia Hezbollah fighting alongside him, the Russians ruling the skies on his behalf and the Iranians to supply and advise him.
On Wednesday he told White House reporters of his visceral response to the images he was seeing from Syria: "I will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me - big impact". Paul criticized Trump's move to strike, saying "the United States was not attacked", and reminding the commander-in-chief of his obligation to consult with Congress about military actions, adding that previous u.s. interventions in the region "have done nothing to make us safer". Russian Federation shut down a crucial military communications hotline with the USA, a channel that is used to prevent the two nuclear powers accidentally engaging each other or their proxies.
Dozens marched through downtown Chicago Friday to protest the USA missile strike on Syria.
Nikki Haley (L, front), USA ambassador to the United Nations, addresses a Security Council emergency session on the situation in Syria at the UN headquarters in NY, on April 7, 2017. "We hope that as long as America stands for justice then peace and harmony will in the end prevail". "The United States will not stand by when chemical weapons are used". In itself it seems a measured retaliation against a barbaric regime that has again resorted to the use of weapons banned by global law.
The raid [on Friday] was the first time US forces have directly attacked Syrian government positions. She added, "As heartbreaking as Assad's chemical weapons attacks on his own people was, the crisis in Syria will not be resolved by one night of airstrikes".
"The U.S. response to the chemical attack was rather mild-we targeted the unit which we think was involved, we didn't take out runway", he says.
Turnbull on Saturday offered his second strong endorsement in as many days of the United States' unilateral military strike on the Shayrat airbase near Homs, following a chemical weapons attack.
"That is why, I do not foresee any positive shifts in Russian-British relations in the near future", Godovanyuk said.
The senior military source, a non-Syrian, said only a few out-of-service jets were destroyed.
The official also said the United States had been unable to determine if a Russian or Syrian aircraft bombed a hospital that was treating victims of the chemical attack.
Russian Federation joined the war on Mr Assad's behalf in 2015, action that decisively turned the momentum of the conflict in the Syrian government's favour.
"But Assad's principal backer is Russian Federation".
"In the wake of the USA air strikes, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "Mindful of the risk of escalation, I appeal for restraint to avoid any acts that could deepen the suffering of the Syrian people".
The UK's ambassador said President Assad had been "put on notice" and claimed Moscow had been left humiliated by its failure to bring him to heel.
Syria's government said pilots bombed what turned out to be a rebel-controlled chemical weapons stockpile, while Russian officials on Wednesday said it's too soon to assign blame for the attack. Haley said the U.S. will no longer wait for Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to use chemical weapons without any consequences.
USA military officials said they are investigating possible Russian involvement.
Mr. Trudeau reported that his government got a heads-up an hour before the strikes, in a phone call to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan from U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis.
"There can be a shared commitment to defeat ISIS and also agree that you can't gas your own people".