‘Mission accomplished’: Trump praises ‘perfectly executed’ strike on Syria

Latest news

    US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were “perfectly executed.”

    In a tweet after the airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday morning, Trump thanked coalition partners France and the UK adding that the attacks “could not have had a better result.”

    Over 100 missiles were launched at civilian and military facilities in Syria in response to an alleged gas attack in Douma that has been widely blamed on Assad’s forces. However, Syrian air defense systems intercepted the majority of the attempted strikes, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Read more

    US-led strikes in Syria without UNSC mandate a violation of international law – Putin

    Over 100 missiles were launched at civilian and military facilities in Syria in response to an alleged gas attack in Douma that has been widely blamed on Assad’s forces. Damascus denies that the alleged chemical attack took place. However, Syrian air defense systems intercepted the majority of the attempted strikes, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the airstrikes, describing them as “aggression against a sovereign state which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.”

    The strikes were conducted the same day a team of investigators from the UN Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is scheduled to visit Douma to determine if the alleged chemical attack took place. The agency confirmed on Saturday that the strikes would not deter its inspectors.

    Trump’s “mission accomplished” remarks bore a striking resemblance to former US President George W Bush’s infamous speech on board the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in 2003 when he declared the end of combat operations in Iraq in front of a banner stating “Mission Accomplished.” The US maintains a presence in Iraq to this day.

    The airstrikes have received heavy condemnation from states including China and Jordan. China’s Foreign Ministry has called for roundtable talks and an impartial investigation into the Douma gas attack reports in an effort to diffuse the crisis.

    “As always, we oppose the use of force in international relations and call for respect for other countries’ sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” a spokesperson for the Chinese government said.

    The attack also drew criticism from many of Trump’s most ardent supporters in the US. Numerous conservative commentators have lambasted the president for breaking one of his main campaign promises of not participating in military intervention in the Middle East. Thousands of people are also retweeting some of Trump’s previous comments warning against military action in Syria.

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/usa/424136-trump-syria-airstrikes-mission/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    If you like this story, share it with a friend!

    In the same category are

    China’s ‘Peace Ark’ ship makes maiden visit to Venezuela (VIDEO) A Chinese hospital vessel has moored at a port near Caracas, where its staff will be providing free medical care to Venezuelans. Recently, a similar-c...
    OPEC snubs Trump’s demand to up production at meeting of major oil producers A possible boost in oil production was not discussed at a recent meeting between OPEC and other major oil producing nations, following earlier demands...
    Iran’s elite guards vow ‘deadly’ revenge as Tehran blames US & allies for parade attack Those behind the terrorist attack at the Ahvaz military parade will face “unforgettable vengeance,” Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said, as Tehran persis...
    Does Trump admin want to topple him? Nikki Haley says ‘no one ever talked about the 25th amendment’ No member of the White House administration ever questioned Donald Trump’s ability as the US president or discussed removing him from the office, the ...
    ‘Why did they leave it unlocked?’ Woman steals ambulance from medics doing CPR, leads wild chase An Oregon woman hijacked an ambulance while the paramedics were performing CPR on a patient, then switched on the siren lights and went on a wild 30-m...
    Tel Aviv won’t change Syrian policy despite downing of Russian Il-20 – Israeli defense minister Israel will not cease operations in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced just before the Russian military published a detailed chronolo...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.