President Trump confirmed last night he ordered numerous missile airstrikes against a military base in Syria in response to the heinous human rights attack against their own citizens that left over one hundred people dead from a chemical attack. The President, Secretary of State, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations have all denounced Russia for enabling the despotic regime.
Now the Russian Federation and Russian President Vladimir Putin are hitting back at the United States. Putin accused the United States of making up the severity of the attack in an attempt to distract from the casualties in Iraq. He even argued that the strike was a violation of international law.
Sky News reported the following,
“Reaction to what has happened from the Kremlin. It says the airstrikes violate international law, they were carried out on an invented pretext, and they’re also saying that President [Vladimir] Putin sees the airstrikes as an attempt to distract the world from the many civilian deaths in Iraq. President Putin has also said the strikes are a serious obstacle to the creation of an international coalition to fight terrorism. The Kremlin is also saying the Syrian army does not have any chemical weapons, and the strikes do significant damage to U.S.-Russian ties.”
Officials in the United States have confirmed they have strong evidence indicating the chemical attack originated from Assad’s forces, but Russia denies these allegations vociferously. The United States targeted a Syrian airbase by launching missiles from American ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
In response to the chemical attack perpetrated by the Assad regime that killed over one hundred people most of which were young children the President said the following in a press conference,
“It crossed a lot of lines for me. When you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line. Many, many lines.”
Russia has zero room to talk. They have covertly and overtly worked with, protected, and defended Assad and the country of Iran. Iran is a well-known co-sponsor of terrorism. They have no leg to stand on. The evidence is clear and convincing there is no question about what is going on. Russia should be prosecuted for war crimes just as the Assad regime eventually will.
Enabling injustice is just as bad if not worse than actually perpetrating it because if they did not enable it, it could not exist.