US and Russia Clash Over Syria Weapons
What is the countries biggest concern right now? Chemical weapon use in Syria. There was a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma on April 7th. France, the US, and Russia launched 105 missiles at the chemical weapons factories located in Syria in retaliation to this atrocity.
“The information we have points to the use of both chlorine and sarin, both of which are chemical weapons,” one official said, from a conference call with reporters on Saturday.
There are videos and pictures that were taken showing the people suffering and being attacked with the toxic chemicals. Based off videos of some of the bombs, it has been confirmed that they were chlorine barrel bombs. Eyewitnesses say that the barrel bombs were dropped from the several helicopters hovering in the sky April 7th. At least 70 people, including children, died in the rebel-held town of Douma due to this attack.
At the United Nations Security Council meeting for the Syria Crisis, Russia warned the US of “grave repercussions” if it carries out an attack against Syrian government forces over the alleged chemical attack. In spite of this threat however, the US ambassador says that the US will be responding the horrific bombing in Syria.
The US wants justice for the citizens of Syria; people’s lives have been destroyed and completely torn apart because of the Syrian chemical bombing. Children have lost their siblings or parents and will never get them back. People and countries need to understand that it’s not alright to take the lives of innocent people and expect for the world tro watch and act as though nothing wrong happened. The world has too much death and negativity for something not to be done to try and help support the people struggling and being bombed.
President Donald Trump has promised quick action in response to the “barbaric” attack. at a Cabinet meeting, Trump said he was in talks with military and other advisers and a decision would be made within 48 hours.
“Nothing is off the table,” he said when asked if military action was a possibility.
We will wait and see what the US will do to best help Syrians, and whether or not Russia acts on their threat.