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US NAVY attacks Syrian Airbase with Tomahawks

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Some 50 US Tomahawk cruise missiles have been allegedly launched at a Syrian military airfield near the western city of Homs, NBC and Reuters reported, citing US military officials.

    US ships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea reportedly launched the strike on Syria’s Shayrat airbase on Thursday night local time.

    US President Donald Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago resort following the airstrikes, accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad of using nerve gas that killed civilians in Idlib.

    Calling it a “targeted military strike,” Trump said the Homs airfield was where the chemical gas attack earlier this week originated from.

    Trump described the attack as defending a "vital national security interest" and called upon "civilized nations" to help end the "slaughter and bloodshed in Syria."

    NBC News reported that there was no word on casualties and that no people were allegedly targeted. Russian forces were reportedly warned ahead of time.

    The airfield was allegedly targeted after the US blamed the Syrian military for the chemical incident in Idlib, in which dozens of civilians died from suspected gas poisoning in the rebel-occupied territory. Up to 86 people, including 26 children, are alleged to have been killed. Several Western states have immediately pinned the blame on Assad’s forces, while Russia said Syrian jets bombed a warehouse where chemical weapons were being produced.

    https://www.rt.com/news/383782-us-strikes-syria-tomahawaks/
     
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  2. Lion of Rajputana

    Lion of Rajputana Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Not alleged anymore, I can confirm this, it's all over the news here.
     
  3. Ankit Kumar 001

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    The United States has launched several Tomahawk cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed late Thursday.

    Around 70 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched on Thursday night at the military airfield in Ash Sha’irat 38 kilometers southeast of the city of Homs, NBC reported, citing US military officials.
    US military ships in the Mediterranean launched the strike between 8 and 9 pm ET.

    No immediate information on possible casualties was available. The strikes targeted aircraft and infrastructure, including the runway, but not people, US officials told NBC.

    On Tuesday, an alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria’s militant-held Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. The Syrian National Coalition of Revolutionary and Opposition Forces blamed the Syrian government troops for the attack, while Damascus has refuted these allegations.

    According to officials, Washington thinks Tuesday’s alleged chemical weapon attack was launched from the airfield targeted in the US strike.

    Speaking on Thursday night, US President Donald Trump confirmed he ordered the strike, reiterating claims that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attack.

    Following a chemical weapon attack in Syria’s East Ghouta in 2013, when hundreds of people were killed, Syria joined the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. This was the result of an agreement between Russia and the United States on the destruction of chemical weapons in the country under the control of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and stopped the US military intervention in Syria.

    In January 2016, the OPCW announced that Syria’s entire chemical weapons arsenal had been destroyed.

    However, in June 2016, the US State Department released a report stating that Syria continued to use chemical substances against citizens, and could have retained a chemical weapons stockpile. UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo has said that UN and OPCW experts still cannot confirm the complete destruction of chemical weapon production facilities in Syria.

    https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201704071052382903-us-fires-missiles-syria/
     
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    Seems like the chemical weapon attack was a false-flag propaganda us CIA to justify this,like propaganda during Kuwait invasion by Iraq and 2003 Iraq WMDs
     
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    kaalapani FULL MEMBER

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    This is time to put Russia and RT channel in place from past few months they have been running anti India propaganda on RT and bedding with China and Pakistan .Time to show Russians their place.
     
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    Anti India propoganda in RT?
    Links?
     
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    kaalapani FULL MEMBER

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    like African student assault in mall, gourakshak assault video one guy died of cardiac arrest not due to beating ,all middle east piglims are going mad.

    go to rt twitter , youtube ,FB pages you will see those things.

     
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    They have became moderate NDTV .They want to avoid Pakistani front in case of war with USA but Pakistanis will go with highest bidder.
    This is the same way how bush used Gujarat riots to avoid Iraq black lash.

    These Russians should be put in their place.
     
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    As for me, this criminal agression against independent state means war. Let's destroy USA!
     
  10. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Some Twitter handles saying that the base had presence of Russian Support Staff. If there are any Russian Casualties, then a war is must. Atleast kicking out America and NATO from Syria and destroying every warship and fighter jet which attacks Syria.
     
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    There won't be a war even *if* Russian personnel at the base died. Wars aren't started between nuclear superpowers over a couple of dead servicemen at a base in a third country during a proxy conflict.

    If such things led to full on confrontations, the US and USSR would have gone to war several times over during the Cold War.

    Russia didn't even attack Turkey after the Turks openly and directly shot down a Russian Jet.
     
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    Russians couldn't touch Israel do you think they will attack USA ?Nuclear powers never go to war directly only proxy..let shias and sunnis sort things out .Enjoy one killing others.If possible add some gasoline to the fire.
     
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    Russians can only defend.They dont have attack capability.
     
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    There are difference here. Israel and Syria are already in the war state, it is not agression, but "violation of cheasefire".

    Everything is going in a first time.
     
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    We'll see.
     

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