Syrian military transfer to Russian bases amid concern over United States strike, reports

Sergio Conner
April 14, 2018

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said no decision had been taken to launch strikes and stressed Washington was taking time to assess the implications of possible military action after Russia warned it could lead to a unsafe US-Russian war. "Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

She said that Israel is the main ignitor of the war in Syria, adding the Syrian and Russian sides have made all preparations after the Israeli attack on the T-4 Air Base a couple of days ago.

Syrian state media said the attack also struck a scientific research facility in Damascus, which the Pentagon said was used to develop, produce and test chemical and biological weapons.

The ambassador urged Britain, France and the United States "not to bring the world to such a unsafe threshold".

Scottish National Party leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, warned May: "There is no mandate for the government to take this action".

Trump, who has often said a commander in chief should never telegraph his military intentions, apparently did so himself, tweeting that missiles "will be coming" in response to the suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people near Damascus.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow sought no escalation of the situation, but that it could not support "dishonest accusations" and it had found no evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Macron said France had proof the Syrian regime has used chlorine as a weapon, and told French TV channel TF1 that he was in close discussions with Trump.

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"So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Regime". "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" he wrote.

The strike is suspected to be a chemical attack, but the Syrian government denied the allegations saying it was fabricated by the rebels who were in a state of decline.

"The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic but all the same we hope that common sense will finally prevail and global relations will take a constructive path", he said.

"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war", he told reporters.

These users were countered by those offering a more rational approach, recalling Trump's campaign promises and urging him not to make a decision which will be certain to cost many innocent lives.

"We have a number of options", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, "and all of those options are still on the table".

The alleged chemical attack led to fierce rhetoric between the US and Russian Federation. "So they'll be made fairly soon".

The world lacks an worldwide peace force.

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