President Trump tweets about Syria strikes: 'Mission Accomplished!'
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 15, 2018,
Apr 15, 2018, 17:25
The US, UK and France have launched "precision strikes" on targets linked to chemical weapons in Syria in response to the alleged poison gas attack which killed dozens of people in the Syrian town of Douma. Every time the regime uses chemical weapons, there needs to be a retaliation, which specifically targets the regime's chemical-weapons capacity-command and control, delivery mechanisms including aircraft and bases, storage, research, and the like.
- Strikes were launched by British, French and U.S. forces on Saturday at three sites connected with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme.
"On the question of chemical weapons, there is a red line that must not be crossed, and if it should be crossed again, there will be another intervention", Le Drian said.
The European Union also stood with the U.S. "Strikes by US, France and United Kingdom make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia & Iran can not continue this human tragedy, at least not without cost".
The strikes on Syria can be also seen as a way of the US exporting its internal crisis overseas as there are resignations of some administration officials almost every week, said the expert. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, hours before the Western missile strikes.
The UK is "confident" that air strikes carried out by Britain, the USA and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria have been successful, the PM has said.
Trump said during his address that the allied nations are ready to continue missile strikes "until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents". Trump also warned Russian Federation and Iran not to stand by their ally in Damascus.
Syria and its ally Russia have denied such an attack took place, and Moscow has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.
Prime Minister May defended the strikes as "right and legal", highlighting that the objective had been "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering". That attack, [Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says], hit a Syrian military air base and was meant to focus on Syria's ability to deliver chemical weapons.
Trump being the president of the United States is such a great joke already and what we are experiencing is just tragic, it's quite tragicomic actually, and he says whatever he thinks and he wants and like a child actually, he doesn't behave like the president of the United States.
Early Saturday, the US, along with Britain and France, carried out three airstrikes in Syria. "They are crimes of a monster instead".