Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fallout from U.S. attack on Syria: Trump loses popular support, congratulated on 'becoming president' by CNN

SOTT | Apr 8, 2017 | Harrison Koehli

© Mikhail Voskresenskiy / Sputnik
The wreckage of destroyed planes on Shayrat air base in Syria
Continuing our coverage of the yet-to-be-investigated chemical attack in Idlib, and the yet-to-be justified U.S. attack on a Syrian airbase by the U.S., here are the most important developments since our last update (available here).

First of all, confirming reports from on the ground at the airbase, and from the Russian Defense Ministry's press conference, that the damage caused by the U.S. Tomahawks (the 23 of 59 that actually hit their target, that is) was not very extensive - the Syrian air force has resumed use of the base. That's a good thing because, as Qusai Nasr, a relative of one of the 14 victims of the Tomahawk attack, told RT, it has been, and will continue to be, actively involved in the fight against ISIS in Syria. Now they can continue to fight the war on terror that the U.S. under Bush and Obama (and now, increasingly, under Trump) has only pretended to fight.

The Syrian Army confirmed their special forces fired at a US reconnaissance plane flying over northwestern Syria. Since the US is flying there illegally, who can blame them?

The U.S. claims the plane that allegedly launched the alleged chemical weapons attack in Idlib came from the targeted base. If so, there would be stores of chemical weapons at the base. And since the ammunition storehouses were targeted, you'd think some of those WMDs would've been hit. Nope. Journalists were at the scene in the immediate aftermath of the strikes - no hazmat suits required... because the Syrian military doesn't have any chemical weapons. It's really that simple.

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