THE MEDIA HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PROBABILITY OF A WORLD WAR BEGINING IF THE UNITED STATES WERE TO ATTACK THE SYRIAN REGIME. WELL, THAT JUST HAPPENED. DESPITE TRUMP’S RHETORIC DURING THE CAMPAIGN THAT HE THOUGHT WE SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SYRIAN CONFLICT & HIM EXPRESSING HIS DESIRE TO SEEK PEACE WITH RUSSIA, TRUMP’S RESPONSE TO YESTERDAY’S CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK, WHICH THE WEST IS BLAMING ON ASSAD (ALTHOUGH THEY ARE YET TO PROVIDE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF) MAY BE USED AS JUSTIFICATION FOR RUSSIAN RETALIATION IN THE FORM ON AN ATTACK ON AMERICAN FORCES LEADING TO A GLOBAL NUCLEAR WAR ….
EARLIER TODAY RUSSIA WARNED THE UNITES STATES THAT:
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia’s deputy U.N. envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, warned on Thursday of “negative consequences” if the United States carries out military strikes on Syria over a deadly toxic gas attack.
“We have to think about negative consequences, negative consequences, and all the responsibility if military action occurred will be on shoulders of those who initiated such doubtful and tragic enterprise,” Safronkov told reporters when asked about possible U.S. strikes.
When asked what those negative consequences could be, he said: “Look at Iraq, look at Libya.”
JUST MINUTES AGO:
The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News.
Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha’irat in Homs province in western Syria, the officials said. That’s the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.
There was no immediate word on casualties. U.S. officials told NBC News that people were not targeted and that aircraft and infrastructure at the site, including the runway, were hit.
Ahrar Al Sham, the largest Syrian armed rebel group, told NBC News it “welcomes any U.S. intervention through surgical strikes that would deter the Assad regime capabilities to kill civilians and shorten the suffering of our people.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, have bluntly blamed Syria for the chemical weapons attack, whose victims included at least 25 children.
Tillerson told reporters on Thursday that “there is no doubt in our minds” that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack. And in a combative speech at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Haley warned: “When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.” READ MORE