Trump to Congress on Syria strike: US to take additional action to further its national interests : RT

Trump to Congress on Syria strike: US to take additional action to further its national interests

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the US Congress, informing them about the US missile strike against the Syrian Air Force base, and stating that the US will take additional action to further the country’s national interests, the White House said Saturday.

In a letter to the US Congress on Saturday, President Donald Trump explained his decision to launch an attack on the Shayrat Airbase in Syria, claiming he was acting to avert a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

“United States intelligence indicates that Syrian military forces operating from this airfield were responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians in southern Idlib Province, Syria, that occurred on April 4,” Trump wrote in the letter.

“I directed this action in order to degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons, thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region’s current humanitarian catastrophe.”

The letter, in which Trump claims to have acted “in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States,” repeats the same justification the president gave earlier this week, when speaking from his Mar-a-Lago resort.

The US strike came before the UN or the OPCW, the chemical weapons watchdog, could investigate the incident. Washington hurried to accuse the Syrian government for the suspected chemical attack.

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6 Comments

  1. Some people are starting to see Trump for what he really is, as one commentator who supported Trump commentated.

    i supported Trump and now I feel cheated

    before elections
    ———————-
    a) he said he will fight ISIS,
    b) he said he wants better relationship with Russia
    c) he said he wants to eliminate nuclear weapons
    d) he said he wants to avoid ww3 and not to vote for Clinton because she will

    after elections and within 2 months
    —————————————————-
    a) he is fighting Assad and the Syrian government
    b) he completely destroy any hope for better relationship with Russia
    c) he wants to improve his nuclear capabilities
    d) yet to come WW3

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    1. Looks like things are getting insane and out of hand very rapidly.
      This latest stupidity will only serve to drag China into any ensuing conflict…

      “The US navy has deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, a US official said on Saturday.
      The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, was originally scheduled to make port calls in Australia, but is now on its way from Singapore to the western Pacific ocean.

      “US Pacific Command ordered the Carl Vinson Strike Group north as a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the western Pacific,” said Commander Dave Benham, spokesman at US Pacific Command.

      “The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea, due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilising program of missile tests and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability,” he said, in an unusually forceful statement.”
      Source…
      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/us-navy-strike-group-north-korea-peninsula-syria-missile-strike

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  2. Michael Fallon has called upon Russia to to use its influence on Syrian President Bashar Assad to dismantle its alleged chemical weapons arsenal, adding that Moscow shares responsibility for the civilian casualties in the suspected Idlib province chemical attack, as it supports Assad.

    Using this same logic, the UK shares responsibility for the 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 civilian injuries in Yemen as the UK support Saudi Arabia…

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