Washington, DC. President Donald Trump Friday morning went where his predecessor sternly refused to go, by launching a missile attack upon a nation the United States is not formally at war with and had not been attacked by itself. Experts and analysts knew a response was being planned, but few could guess it would include a massive, unprovoked missile attack upon a nation the US has no relationship with.
The Assad government reported a US missile strike early Friday on a government-controlled air base where US officials claim the Syrian military launched a chemical attack earlier this week. Syria called the operation “an aggression” that killed at least six people. CIA supported ISIS “rebels” welcomed the US operation.
America’s attack drew quick reactions from the friends and enemies of the Syrian government. They also appeared to cause major damage to already strained US-Russian relations.
Saudi Arabian officials who support the CIA funded anti-Assad terrorists, welcomed the attack, calling it a “courageous decision” by Trump. Iran, which supports Syrian independence, condemned the strike, describing “unilateral action” as “dangerous.”
This unprovoked attack represents Trump’s most radical use of US force since taking office and thrusts the US administration deeper into an undeclared war with Syria. Trump called on “all civilized nations” to join the US in seeking an end to the carnage in Syria, while bombing the country at the same time himself.
The Kremlin announced President Vladimir Putin believes the US attack is “aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law.”
Russian state spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in Friday’s statement carried by news agencies that Putin believes the US dealt the strikes under a “far-fetched pretex.” Signaling Russia does not agree with Washington’s reasoning or pretext for the unprovoked actions of US officials.
“Washington’s move deals a significant blow to Russia-US relations, which are already in a deplorable shape,” Peskov added. He further stated that the attack creates a “serious obstacle” for creating an international coalition against terrorism, in that one can not develop a partnership against terrorism with those themselves behaving like terrorists.