Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Syrian State TV Shows Suspected Chemical Weapons Lab Hit By Air Strikes

Britain had no choice but to conduct missile strikes against Syria: Theresa May Syrian State TV Shows Suspected Chemical Weapons Lab Hit By Air Strikes
Melinda Barton | 16 April, 2018, 22:48

French president Emmanuel Macron said: Our response has been limited to the capabilities of the Syrian regime relating to the production and use of chemical weapons.

Military bases near the capital Damascus and the city of Homs were targeted, after an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma.

"Theresa May needs to realise that she leads a minority government and that Parliament must have a voice in matters of such importance before actions like that are taken".

Mr Corbyn, who has warned of an escalation in a "proxy war" between the USA and Russian Federation, said he would only consider backing intervention in Syria with the support of the United Nations.

Syria has been fighting a civil war for over seven years.

Meanwhile, Russia and Iran have warned the United States and its allies of grave consequences following America's attack on a Syrian "chemical weapons sites", in collaboration with United Kingdom and France. A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway. "They can set the agenda", said the source.

President Trump said the three allies had "marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality".

The Assad regime and its backers in Moscow deny the use of chemical weapons in Douma, but previous denials by the regime about chemical weapons use have proved to be false. May was more equivocal when asked if this was still Britain's policy, saying her goal was simply to stop the use of chemical weapons.

"The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air".

Peter Felstead, editor of Jane's Defence Weekly, said he did not think May would face a "serious backlash", as the strikes ultimately were politically and operationally "the right thing to do".

"Further UK military intervention in Syria's appalling multi-sided war risks escalating an already devastating conflict", he said.

"Establishing this deterrent is a vital national security interest of the United States", Trump said.

"This collective action sends a clear message that the global community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons", she said.

Parliament voted down British military action against Assad's government in 2013, in an embarrassment for May's predecessor, David Cameron.

He added: "To Iran and to Russian Federation I ask - what kind of regime wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children? No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants, and murderous dictators", he said.

Theresa May will be grilled over military action in Syria after she finally caved in to pressure to hold a Commons emergency debate two days after more than 100 "legally questionable" missiles were launched. Some people will suspect that that didn't happen because of governmental concerns that they couldn't get the vote in Parliament.

As Russia's Defense Ministry reported, the attack lasted from 03:42 to 05:10 local time. "Hopefully, someday we'll get along with Russian Federation, and maybe even Iran - but maybe not", he said.

"Most worrying, is that she has acted at the behest of presidential tweets and sidelined parliament", he said.