Raw footage of USA strikes on Syria pours in on social media

Raw footage of USA strikes on Syria pours in on social media

Cheryl Sanders
April 14, 2018

Aides said Trump's attitude changed when he was shown images of Syrians killed by the chemical weapons last Saturday, about a year after he first ordered air strikes against Syrian targets to retaliate for an earlier use of the banned substances.

"The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air".

"Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss aggressive actions of the USA and its allies", President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin website.

They "are responsible for the regional consequences of this adventurist action", it said, condemning a "clear violation of worldwide rules and laws".

The departures come under a negotiated withdrawal reached last weekend between the Jaish al-Islam Islamist rebel faction, Syria's regime, and its Russian ally.

Trump asked both Russian Federation and Iran, backers of Assad, "kind of nation (they) want to be associated" with mass murder and suggested that someday the U.S. might be able to "get along" with both if they change their policies.

In strong words directed at the countries supporting Syria, Mr Trump said they would be judged by the friends that they kept. Assad's recent attack and today's response are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise.

He added: "Hopefully someday we'll get along with Russian". "But maybe not", the president stressed.

Russian officials and President Trump have exchanged heated rhetoric since Trump began talk of a USA response to the alleged chemical attack throughout the past week. "As other nations step up their contributions, we look forward to the day when we can bring our warriors home". We can not purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny.

But that the U.S. did not want an "indefinite presence" in Syria and would only stay until Islamic State was destroyed. We pray that God there guide the whole region of dignity and peace. Defense Secretary James Mattis and General Joseph Dunford held a briefing following the airstrikes, which they said were finished after three specific targets were hit.

"More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-land missiles were fired by the US, Britain and France from the sea and air at Syrian military and civilian targets", the ministry said in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

"We used a little over double the number of weapons this year than we used last year", Mattis said on Friday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says there is no "practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime".

Trump indicated the strikes would continue until the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons ends.

"This aggression is created to compensate for the defeat of the terrorists" in Eastern Ghouta, an area recently recaptured by Syrian government forces, Iran's foreign ministry said. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences", Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to U.S. said.

The strike against the capabilities is created to stop Assad from using the banned weapons.

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these risky circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement. Nearly exactly a year ago, Trump launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase after a chemical attack left about 80 people dead. That unconstitutional act didn't do very much.

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the European Union supported the strikes and "will stand with our allies on the side of justice".

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