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Duma defense chief says Russia may respond with military force to US strike on Syria

RT | April 10, 2018

The head of the Duma defense committee and former commander of Russian airborne troops has said Moscow would take all measures, including military ones, in response to a possible US strike on government forces in Syria.

“The double standard policy has overstepped all possible boundaries. At this point, the [pro-Putin parliamentary majority] United Russia party must responsibly state that we are going to take all political and diplomatic measures, and also military measures if such need arises,” Vladimir Shamanov said on Tuesday before the State Duma plenary session. “Not a single unlawful action will be left without response,” he added.

The Russian general noted that Americans “should not pin hope on their Navy groups and on their fakes.” “We are a sovereign country, we have allies and guarantors of the events that are taking place in Syria,” he said.

Shamanov was reacting to a statement by Donald Trump when he met with senior military and security officials on Monday. The US president said that that a “major decision” on Syria would be made within 24 to 48 hours. “If it’s the Russians, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out,” Trump said. “We have a lot of options militarily, and we’ll be letting you know pretty soon.”

The Syrian and Russian governments have denied any involvement in the alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. Syrian leader Bashar Assad said on Tuesday that his government had invited a mission from an international chemical weapons watchdog to Douma to investigate the alleged attack.

Russia proposed the creation of an independent investigative mechanism in relation to the incident, promising, along with the Syrian Army, to guarantee prompt access for experts to the area. Russia’s envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia emphasized in his speech that Moscow is ready to serve as a guarantor of security for experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), who would inspect the site of the alleged attack.

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1 Comment »

  1. “If it’s the Russians, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out,” Trump said. “We have a lot of options militarily”

    The USA’s Military and Political elite, ‘waxing fat’ on their seemingly unlimited budgets, need a dose of reality when it comes to their “Military options”. They need to revisit the ‘American War in Vietnam’ and understand that there are no invincible armies. Not only that, the American soldiers who will be fed into the ‘mince grinder’ of total war must be getting fed up with the fact that they are considered completely expendable by their ‘superiors'(as they were in Vietnam) when they started “Fragging” their superior officers, and blowing THEM to HELL with hand grenades.
    It may be a better option for Trump and his overpaid, useless Congress to concentrate on ‘making America great again’ by renewal of the USA where, “The People” come first again, and the Military concentrate on DEFENDING America, rather than destroying country after country, in the Middle East…….on behalf of Israel.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 10, 2018 | Reply


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