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.  

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Comments
  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?

  3. atridim says:

    Thanks for your reply. Excellent thoughts.
    Trusted sources … who are they? I basically question everything I read from every source. It seems like every source pumps a certain amount of ‘gas’. I like Wikipedia because it someone posts ‘gas’, members flag it immediately and ask for a citation to prove it. I do not know of another website that can equal that.
    On your earlier comment, I think Trump should fire son-in-law Kushner, who I think is very ‘wet behind the ears’. Neither him nor wife Ivanka know ‘beans’ about running a country.
    I think Trump will do best if he does like he did on the campaign trail and ‘say it like it is’. That tactic is what got him elected by a strong base of people. He is now changing strategy to mold to the ‘DC’ way of doing business. HUGE mistake.

  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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