President Trump launched 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles on Syria … Russian Warship arrives along Israel Coast … Is this the beginning of WW 3 ?

Posted: April 7, 2017 in Historic Event, ISIS, Middle East, President Trump, Russia, Syria, United States, Vladimir Putin
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President Trump launched 59 Tomahawk E Cruise Missiles on Syria causing severe damage to Shayrat air base in Syria, southeast of Homs. Russia also uses this base and has invested heavily in it. U.S. intelligence believes that a deadly gas attack on Syrian civilians was carried out by government aircraft from the Shayrat air base.

Cruise Missiles

Two U.S. destroyers, the USS Ross and USS Porter, launched the Tomahawk cruise missiles south of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and hit their targets at at 3:45 a.m. local time in Syria. Each destroyer carries about 35 Tomahawks. U.S. officials said there were up to 100 Russian military personnel present at the base when the missiles hit. The Russians were warned about an hour before the missiles hit the base, defense officials said.

The Tomahawk “E” or Echo version is the latest model and has two-way satellite communication allowing the missile to be reprogrammed in flight if needed. The missiles can carry 1,000-pound warheads.

The U.S. launched the cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on Syria since the beginning of that country’s bloody civil war in 2011.

The U.S. began launching airstrikes in Syria in September 2014 under President Barack Obama as part of its coalition campaign against ISIS, but has only targeted the terrorist group and not Syrian government forces … until today under President Trump.

Russia’s Response: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the US airstrikes on Syria, describing it as "an act of aggression against a sovereign state" that "dealt a serious blow to Russia-US relations," according to a Kremlin statement. Russia said it believed Syria had destroyed all of its chemical weapons and the US strikes were based on a "trumped-up pretext." The risk of a direct collision between the US and Russia in Syria had "significantly increased" since the US missile strike, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Peskov added that it was "indisputable" that the US airstrike on Syria "was carried out for the benefit of ISIS and other terrorist organizations."

A Russian warship, likely loaded with the newest Russian Cruise Missiles, has entered the eastern Mediterranean. Its destination and target is unclear. 

Captain Rick: I wonder if this is the beginning of World War 3?  I think President Trump made a poor choice, buckling in to FAKE NEWS and the US Intelligence Machine, all of which I think are very corrupt. In the process President Trump is blowing a big chance to gain a friendship with a very intelligent person … President Vladimir Putin of Russia … a person I consider to be one of the most intelligent leaders of our world. As a huge supporter of President Trump, I am saddened by his actions, which cast him into the same war monger group that contains both U.S. Presidents Bush.  I hope that President Trump will recapture his own mind, like he presented during campaign season and stop bowing into FAKE NEWS and question the info he is receiving from the very corrupt U.S. Intelligence Machine.  

  1. Jay says:

    If it is true that Russian warships are located along the Israeli coast, then they’re in the middle of a crossfire they won’t survive. They’re also meddling with Israel’s soveregnity and that would vindicate president Trump’s actions.

  2. Richard Forscutt says:

    I think from the standpoint of showing some testosterone, Trump sent a message to the rest of the world. The problem with Assad is what will replace him? The Syrian rebels that Obama supported committed atrocities, as well as the third player in the Syrian civil war, ISIS. We need a foreign policy that defends America and our survival. Defend Islam and those in Islam who support the caliphate. We should never defend Sharia Law. If Iran or North Korea builds a nuclear bomb, Trump should take it out, so they don’t threaten the U.S. I think that if Trump let his daughter (Ivanka) influence the decision to respond because it’s horrible to watch women and children suffer, this will be a mistake in the long run because it will not be doing what is in our national security, but what the world feels is cruel and unacceptable behavior.(the use of chemical weapons by Assad). What is our foreign policy? What is our strategy?

    • ahuelon says:

      I think he needs to send his daughter and son-in-law back to New York. I think he needs to clean out the Never Trumpers and Deep State operators out. He needs to get real intelligents information and not what the CIA and NSA wants him to think is real. He needs to ignore the press and all who will NEVER accept him. When any compare the garbage Obama dumped on us and the CRAP he shoved down our throats, with what Trump is trying to do they can rest assured that we will be in a better place in 4 or 8 years down the road. He is a work in progress. He has to recognize the enemies surrounding him an replace them sooner rather than later.

    • atridim says:

      Richard, thanks for contributing your excellent thoughts.

  3. ahuelon says:

    I have come to the conclusion that there is a ton of fake news on both sides. Opinions and conclusions are spouted as facts. Anyone can say anything and someone picks it up as fact and runs with it.

    The left would love to break up Trump’s base.

    The world is now contaminated with “information”. It is very difficult to filter out the real facts. Even trusted sources are publishing opinions and speculation.

    I watched a debate on the pros and cons on Trump’s decision to bomb. It is full of food for thought. I think it is important to question everything we read and even think based on our sources. The debate I watched is in a link below.

    Some one recently said the truth will be found in history. Well there are still questions concerning JFK’s assassination and even 9/11. Many things have been removed from history books. I am wondering if history’s complete truth is ever know. Are we just privey to someone’s version of the truth? Are there many true versions of the truth?

    I personally believe Trump is America’s chance for a possitive change. He will have successes and failures. He inherited a huge mess. I trust he will listen and learn. We watched Obama try and destroy us. He fired tons of capable military advisers who he didn’t agree with. Trump is struggling to surround himself with capable advisers. He is a quick study. I think we are safer in his hands than we would be in Hillary’s today. I don’t believe anyone who ran in the last election would be doing any better than Trump today. I am firmly in Trump’s corner.

    Please watch the video in the like I am providing here and see what you think.

  4. Sigrid Egan says:

    I do not believe that the pictures of the children suffocating from sarin gas, were staged and that this whole thing was based on fake news. I have more trust in our military and I am very pleased to see that Donald Trump unlike Barrack Hussein Obama, listens to his military and their expertise in when, where and how to strike. I also do NOT believe that this is provoking WWIII. Again, America became somewhat inconsequential to the world under this weakling Obama, who would be more interested in the well-being of his Muslim friends than America as the 8 years of his horrible presidency have shown. It definitely send a strong message to everybody!

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