‘The President of Russia regards the US airstrikes on Syria as an act of aggression against a sovereign state delivered in violation of international law under a far-fetched pretext. The Syrian Army has no chemical weapons. The fact of the destruction of all Syrian chemical weapons’ stockpiles has been recorded and verified by the OPCW, a specialised UN body. Vladimir Putin believes that complete disregard for factual information about the use by terrorists of chemical weapons drastically aggravates the situation.’
‘”The runway, roads, and Syrian airforce planes in their parking places were not damaged,” he said. “As such, the effectiveness of the US strike can be assessed as extremely low.”
No Russian soldiers or equipment were reported to have been damaged in the attack.
It is reported that the US informed Russia of its plans to strike hours ahead, giving them time to remove any aircraft they had stationed at the base.’
‘Why did the US strike al-Shayrat air base?
The strike on al-Shayrat air base near the western Syrian city of Homs was both a symbolic and a tactical one, reports Josie Ensor, The Telegraph’s Middle East Correspondent.
The airfield is not just a valuable military target, it is also the one from which the Syrian government launched its chemical attack on Tuesday. Donald Trump had intended the raid as a direct retaliation.’
‘However, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed there is no change to America’s policy on Syria, suggesting the missile strikes will not necessarily lead to further involvement in the civil war.’
Considering this I’m 99% sure Trump did this just to show he has balls because Obama didn’t retaliate even after saying he would when chemicals were used, this allows him to excuse himself so he can have talks with Putin and Assad. He can now meet Assad and support him under the condition that he doesn’t use any more chemicals, with the narrative of being a Russian spy being thoroughly thrashed out. If this isn’t the plan I have no fucking idea what he is doing other than exactly what Obama and Clinton have set up for him to do, whether consciously or not is the real question.
1. ‘Comment from the Press Service of the President of Russia’ – http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54241
2. ‘US strikes on Syria: Donald Trump’s missile attack ‘kills four children’ as Russia condemns ‘aggression” –
‘President Donald Trump Bombs Syria’ – by Stefan Molyneux –
‘Syria Chemical Attack: Push For Ousting Bashar al-Assad’ – by Stefan Molyneux –