The Russians warned Trump, May and Macron that any attack on Syria would get a response, and the Russian Ambassador to the United States now says that response is coming.
Anatoly Antonov called the strikes on Syrian military targets an “insult”, and said there will be “consequences” for America, France and the UK.
Antonov delivered his chilling warning on Twitter… which seems to be the main diplomatic arena these days.
“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.
“Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible. The US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”
The Telegraph is reporting that 70 people were killed as a result of Western action, but there’s no confirmation from the British, French or American governments.
Theresa May defended her decision to act without consulting Parliament
“This is the first time as Prime Minister that I have had to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat – and it is not a decision I have taken lightly.
“I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain’s national interest. We cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised – within Syria, on the streets of the UK, or anywhere else in our world.
“We would have preferred an alternative path. But on this occasion there is none.”
After striking a sovereign country without an on-site investigation or categorical confirmation that Assad’s regime was responsible for this attack, the world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday.
Russia’s “consequences” are a mystery right now, but without the power of sanctions at their disposal, some form of military escalation now looks inevitable.
We’re one step closer to a global conflict, ISIS is still in Syria, and the Syrian government is a bit weaker today.
What exactly did these strikes achieve?