US "Will Respond" To Syria Gas Attack Regardless Of Security Council's Decision

Update (4:15 pm ET): US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday that the US would retaliate against the attack in Syria regardless of what the UN Security Council decides.

"History will record this as the moment when the Security Council either discharged its duty or demonstrated its utter and complete failure to protect the people of Syria. Either way, the United States will respond."

She described the victims in graphic terms.

"I could hold up pictures of babies lying dead next to their mothers, in their diapers, all lying together, dead, ashen blue, open eyed and lifeless, white foam bubbling from their mouths and noses."

Haley added that "the world must see justice done" in Syria.

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Before heading into his Monday afternoon cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump condemned a chemical weapons attack in Ghouta, Syria during an impromptu press conference. The president said "even with the world as bad as it is, you just don't see things like that" before saying he'd decide on a response "probably by the end of today."

And while the US was "having trouble getting people in" to the town, Trump added that he would definitively determine which states were involved in the attack - be it Syria, Iran, Russia (or presumably all three).

With Trump and his most trusted advisors still debating the proper response, several anonymous Pentagon officials have told the Washington Examiner that the US is considering several options including a missile barrage similar to the strike carried out on a Syrian air base last year.

The Israeli F-15s launched a lethal strike on a Syrian airbase early Monday, killing 14 people with the US's tacit approval.

The options being considered now are similar to the options that were provided to the president before last year's strike. The US has several ships armed with tomahawk cruise missiles stationed in the region - including the USS Donald Cook, a guided-missile destroyer that just completed a port call in Cyprus and got underway in the eastern Mediterranean. The ship is within range of Syria and could presumably strike at any target the president orders. 

Last year, the US destroyed more than a dozen aircraft, as well as oil storage facilities and other structures, and killed at least seven people when it fired 59 missiles at Syria's Shayrat Airbase following a chemical weapons attack that the US also pinned on the Syrian government.

But according to one official who spoke with the Examiner, Trump could be considering a "more robust" strike this time around, considering that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad didn't quite get the message last time.

Both the UK and France have suggested they're considering military action in Syria. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he and his French and US allies agree there should be "no impunity for those that use such barbaric weapons."

However, Johnson added that Monday's emergency meeting of the UN Security Council would be "an important next step in determining the international response" and that "a full range of options should be on the table."

Comments

macholatte IH8OBAMA Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:06 Permalink

 

Pentagon preparing options is their job. Nothing new there.

However, let me see if I get this straight....
The MSM claims that someone uses chemical weapons on some people on the other side of the world. There is zero level of credibility from the sources of the information so the “attack” may or may not have occurred. Nobody knows if it did happen or who might have done it... if it happened at all.  There are pictures of some “victims” appearing to be killed or injured and then the same people appear in other pictures taken later as either victims at other events or at a party. Nobody knows for sure if there are any real victims. CNN has been caught staging such events. Who to believe? What to believe?

So the yapper dogs in the media and at the UN start biting the heels of the USA politicians who are dumb enough to listen to them, goading the USA to do something.  
Where is it written that everyone except the USA gets a pass on this?  
Why is it the job of the USA to discipline dictators in other countries?  
Where is there benefit to the American sheeple in all this?

 

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EuroPox HowdyDoody Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:40 Permalink

Look, that all sounds absolutely great!  Yeah, Trump's the man!  USA, USA, USA!!

 

 

Urm... look... what are we going to do about the fact there was no chemical weapons attack?  There are no people being treated and there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma.  I know it's all a bit inconvenient and a lot of people might think I am being too picky but... problem is that people are seeing through all the BS... sorry but there you have it.

Seems like those dastardly Russians were expecting something like this and had troops ready to go to the supposed site!  https://www.rt.com/news/423627-russian-military-checks-chemical-douma/

Pity the White Helmets recycled some old video as well, that was a bit careless...

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two hoots SilverRhino Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:46 Permalink

Humanity?  As I gaze at the pictures of ruins and rubble of cities and homes in Syria and Iraq knowing the underlying human results, what am I not getting about "humanity" that Trump only sees when "someone" kills a few with chemicals?

He, Trump, must know he is bullshitting us and that is disgusting, humiliating, disrespectful.

Notice only palaces, all leaders involved go unscathed, the ones doing this for humanity???????  

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gatorengineer macholatte Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:24 Permalink

There is a very very simple bullshit detection test.... When the R's and the D's agree on something and are told to suspend the Kabuki theater, then the orders are coming from on High, and that the outcome is inevetiably against American interetss.  This is an example of this type of issue.

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AriusArmenian macholatte Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

US elites benefit from war similar to making lots of $$$ from NAFTA like senator Feinstein and her odious husband that used insider information.

A big war will mean hundreds of billions for these vermin elites at the cost of untold numbers of people in other countries and lowering our standard of living (if we survive their wars). This obvious truth does not penetrate the thinking of supremacist Americans that are blinded by their 'exceptional and indispensable' self-righteous attitude.

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Schlub macholatte Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:53 Permalink

Right. The MSM and War-Heads bank on bullshit. Nothing can be corroborated, and they know that. They have no legal (or otherwise) obligation to tell the truth about anything. Likely how nearly every war was started.

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Expendable Container macholatte Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:42 Permalink

If the Animal Trump's Government Sachs needs to respond militarily to any and every little event (true or not) all around the world,

WHY IS TRUMP NOT EVEN BOTHERED TO SAVE THE THOUSANDS OF WHITE SOUTH AFRICAN FARMER FAMILIES that year after year are being systematically tortured then murdered - men women and children - by Black gangs. Fathers made to watch their children tortured and wives raped and murdered first.

Little boys boiled alive, 3 year old girls gang raped, 4year old girls crucified by Blacks, men skinned alive, women placed seated naked on stovehot plates or hot irons used and much worse (using crucifixes) - for hours, days, before murder, all encouraged by the Black Rainbow Nation ANC Government.

The US government will not even provide the genocided Whites with refugee status because they are White skinned nor even put pressure on the ANC to stop this White genocide.

The international MSM, owned by just 5 major Zio corporations, totally censors the ongoing murders of the farmer families (5,000 so far) and many thousands more Whites that are not farmers.

White South Africans, like Rhodesians before them, are being genocided without a care in the world of ZioTurd Trump who cares ONLY for Israel (not even for America either). Actions speak louder than Words.

(warning graphic photos 10min mark on) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=KpaWtrEqga0

If Trump has to 'save' some Syrians, why does he not have to save White South Africans from a far worse fate???

 

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