Donald Trump warned that the US will strike Syria in response to the al-Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma. Russia stated that it would shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syrian regime forces. The US President responded with this early morning Tweet for Moscow: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, 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!” Syria is preparing for an attack by evacuating soldiers from major air bases, Russia is conducting live fire exercises in the Mediterranean and Iran just threatened retaliation against Israel for last weekend’s air strike on the T-4 air base that left seven Iranians dead.
Russia’s response to an American attack on al-Assad’s assets is not the only unknown, Lebanon too has vowed to shoot down Syria-bound American missiles flying through its airspace. Will Iran or its proxy, Hezbollah also come to the defense of the Butcher in Damascus? Will Iran and/or Hezbollah launch attacks against Israel, the “Little Satan”, as retaliation for a US, “BIG Satan” bombardment of Assad regime forces? Syria has warred its way to becoming a giant pile of smoking rubble; Russia, Iran and Turkey thought they had divvied up its remnants, Israel and the US might be changing their plans.
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