USA braces against Russia like never before - Digital Unbox

USA braces against Russia like never before

The united States of America is bracing like never before under the Donald trump regime against Russia and it’s allie Syria Assad along with France and UK.The hostility got escalated in recent time owing to reasons like Russian diplomat expulsion from USA and UK’s aggressive response over the killing of double agent and his daughter.

Trump said the strikes were intended to deter the use of chemical weapons like the attack on civilians in the Syrian town of Douma last week, and that the U.S. was prepared to continue the attacks until the Syrian regime stops using chemical weapons.

Damascus sky lights up with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria’s capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

A thundering series of at least six explosions rumbled across Damascus as smoke filled the air, a witness told Reuters. Another witness told the news agency the Barzah district of the city — the location of a major scientific research center — has been rocked by the strikes.

Syrian state TV said the army’s air defenses were responding to the attack. Air defenses hit 13 rockets south of Damascus, Syrian media reported.

“Good souls will not be humiliated,” Syria’s presidency tweeted after the airstrikes began.

The action comes almost a week after rebels in the beleaguered nation claimed Syrian forces under Assad killed more than 40 men, women and children in a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

“The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children writhing in pain and gasping for air,” Trump said in a hastily arranged, eight-minute nationally televised address at 9:01 p.m.

Dunford said there were no early reports of U.S. losses, although there were some surface-to-air missiles shot by Syrian defense forces once the missile attack started.

But Friday night, the White House released what it said was “a significant body of information” that pointed to the use of chlorine gas — and possibly also the deadly nerve agent sarin.

Syria has denied using chemical weapons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was scheduled to begin its own investigation in Syria on Saturday.


That evidence includes victim statements, images of barrel bomb fragments, and reliable reports of Syrian government helicopters in the area.

Trump, in the days after the attack, described the Syrian president as “that animal Assad” and ripped Russia and Iran for supporting him. Trump was further agitated when a Russian official promised that U.S. missiles would be shot down and the base or ships from which they were fired attacked.

Fighter jets were seen taking off from a British Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Cyprus early on Saturday morning. (April 13)

“To Iran and to Russia, I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of men, women and children?” Trump said.

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump responded on Twitter. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

On Thursday, however, Trump walked his remarks back a bit, saying an attack “could be very soon or not so soon at all!”

Russia has also denied the use chemical weapons in Syria, accusing Britain on Friday of staging a fake attack in Douma. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said images of victims of the purported attack were staged with “Britain’s direct involvement, “ without providing evidence. Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations, Karen Pierce, dismissed Konashenkov’s claim as “a blatant lie.”

The report statement said, will keep working with the United States and France to determine an international response.

On Saturday morning in London, May issued another statement, saying, “This is the first time as Prime Minister that I have had to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat and it is not a decision I have taken lightly.

“I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain’s national interest,” May said.

Assad has repeatedly been accused of using chemical agents during the nation’s devastating, seven-year civil war. A sarin gas attack a year ago killed more than 80 people in the town of Khan Shaykhun, and two days later Trump authorized the launch of dozens of cruise missiles on a Syrian airbase.

British and French forces had been expected to take part in the latest allied effort, including the use of missiles. The use of allied, manned warplanes would require first destroying some of Syria’s air defenses, which include Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missiles. Those systems encircle Damascus and some of Syria’s larger bases.

On Friday, Trump said he remained committed to having other countries step up in the region so that U.S. troops can come home after defeating the Islamic State.

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