President Trump has put Syria and Russia on notice that a military strike is coming in response to the chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians that the United States and allies such as France have blamed the Assad Regime for being behind the attack. The Assad Regime is being supported by Russia military might to secure his power after 8 year civil war almost toppled the regime until Russia’s intervention in 2015.
Putin has warned that Russia will retaliate if the US attacks Syria. Will a military strike on Syria expand the war into a global conflict between Russia and America. Are we looking at World War 3.
President Trump had a strong message for Russia in their disagreement over Syria, saying, “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” Trump is seen here in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday.
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President Trump had a ready retort to a Russian threat to shoot down any U.S. missiles in Syria: “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'”
Trump tweeted, “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
Trump changed his tone in another tweet that was posted some 40 minutes later, calling for a better relationship with Russia.
“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War,” Trump said. “There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”
Trump unleashed his counter-threat hours after Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon warned that his country will shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria in a punitive strike on the Damascus regime over its alleged use of chemical weapons.