Ex-US Army Officer: US Agressive Information Campaign Heralds Strikes on Syria

Ex-US Army Officer: US Agressive Information Campaign Heralds Strikes on Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russian Federation on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

President Trump warned Russian Federation not to support President Assad, referring to him as the "gas killing animal".

Trump on Wednesday warned Russian Federation to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "They agreed that reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria were utterly reprehensible and if confirmed, represented further evidence of the Assad regime's appalling cruelty against its own people and total disregard for its legal obligations not to use these weapons".

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on April 9, 2018.

"Smart missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting global terrorism in its territory for several years", said Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in a Facebook post.

And Russian Army Gen. Valery Gerasimov also warned the U.S. Tuesday, if it were to launch airstrikes against Syria.

Theresa May is reportedly moving submarines towards Syria, and may authorise a military strike without a vote in Parliament.

This morning Trump - who has cancelled a trip to South America this weekend in order to oversee the response - raised the rhetoric one level higher.

The United States, Britain and France have argued the incident bears all the hallmarks of a strike ordered by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Mr Trump had on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the Syria attack was established.

So much for never telegraphing the administration's military plans.

Another Russian official, Vladimir Shamanov, said only that a nuclear strike as retaliation by Russia was "unlikely", while the country's ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, warned USA ambassador Nikki Haley, that US military action could place all three countries and the entire Middle East "on the threshold of some very sad and serious events".

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