Donald Trump has told Russia to “get ready” for American “smart” missiles heading to Syria – after Moscow insisted it would shoot down US rockets.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The closer we get to the 70th anniversary of regathered Israel, the crazier and heavier the global situation is getting. Granted, all this action could suddenly stop at any moment, the Lord is funny like that, but for the time being it shows no signs of stopping. Way back in December of 2016, we told you that God put Donald Trump in the White House for two reasons. One, to accomplish things related to Israel and Jerusalem, and two, to begin something we called the ‘global shaking‘. As we approach May 14th, America has declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, will officially open the US Embassy in Jerusalem on Israel’s 70th anniversary, and the entire Middle East is shaking right now over Syria. Flight #777 on Titus213 airlines now boarding…
The US President issued the extraordinary threat on Twitter following comments from senior Russian officials that Vladimir Putin’s military would strike US bomb sites in retaliation to American aggression.
Trump tweeted: “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!”
The Republican firebrand then added: “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Responding to Trump’s tweet, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said: “Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not a legal government.” The spokeswoman also reportedly said that US “smart missiles” could be an attempt to destroy evidence of an alleged chemical attack on the ground.
A Syrian government called Trump’s threats to attack “reckless” saying that they endangered international peace and security, reports The Associated Press.
Alexander Zasypkin, Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, said Putin would destroy American missiles if Washington carried out a retaliatory strike.
“If there is a strike by the Americans then… the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” he told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV.
Yevgeny Serebrennikov, deputy chairman of Moscow’s Defence Committee, also said Russia would respond “immediately” to a US attack on Russia’s soldiers in Syria.
Speaking with Sputnik, he said: “As the Defence Ministry has already pointed out, the Russian military bases in Hmeymim and Tartus are under firm protection.
“At the same time, we expect that in the event of US strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger.
“I think that the United States understands this and will not allow it, because otherwise, Russia’s response will be immediate, as the chief of the Russian General Staff has said.” A Russian Foreign ministry source says the risk of “direct military confrontation” between Russia and the US in Syria “exists”, reports Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Meanwhile, RAF bombers were last night on standby to strike Syrian tyrant Bashar Al-Assad.
Major activity was reported at Britain’s Tornado base in Cyprus shortly before civilian planes were said to have been ordered to clear the airspace over Syria by the US.
It came as Britain told the UN that responsibility for the “diabolical” chemical attack lay with “Syria and its backers in Russia and Iran,” and attacked Russia’s attempts to portray itself as the victim.
Theresa May and President Trump vowed to stop Syria using chemical weapons as the US President cleared the way for military strikes against Bashar Al-Assad.
The Prime Minister rang both the US President and France’s Emmanuel Macron in a frantic round of diplomacy over the suspected chemical attack in Douma. The White House said Mrs May agreed with Mr Trump that the alleged attack showed Syrian President Assad’s “vicious disregard for human life”.
A statement added: “The President and Prime Minister agreed not to allow the use of chemical weapons to continue.”
Donald Trump and his Pentagon chief General Mattis both cancelled planned trips for the weekend to “oversee the American response to Syria”.
In the early hours of Tuesday, a heavy flight of US-led coalition warplanes were reportedly seen flying over the Iraqi border. But Russia’s Defence Committee have hit back, saying that they will respond immediately if its military is impacted by a possible US airstrike.
Civilian planes were said to have been ordered to clear the airspace over Syria by the US military as flight radar showed aircraft diverting away. European air traffic controllers issued a “rapid alert” for airlines in the Eastern Mediterranean over the possibility of air strikes into Syria within the next 72 hours.
The USS Donald Cook missile destroyer was sailing towards Syria as the White House weighed up its options. Turkish media reported “remarkable” activity at an RAF Tornado base in Cyprus. source
Geoffrey Grider | April 11, 2018 at 9:38 am | Categories: The Big Story | URL: https://wp.me/p1kFP6-dVc