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Pentagon Statement On Air Strikes On Syria
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 6 2017

Pentagon Spox J Davis has issued the following statement:

At the direction of the president, Pindo forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today at about 8:40 pm EDT (4:40 am Apr 7 in Syria). The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate and were was in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack Apr 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, which killed and injured hundreds of innocent Syrian people, including women and children. The strike was conducted using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) launched from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. A total of 59 TLAMs targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars. As always, Pindostan took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict. Every precaution was taken to execute this strike with minimal risk to personnel at the airfield. The strike was a proportional response to Assad’s heinous act. Shayrat Airfield was used to store chemical weapons and Syrian air forces. The Pindo intelligence community assesses that aircraft from Shayrat conducted the chemical weapons attack on Apr 4. The strike was intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again. Russian forces were notified in advance of the strike using the established deconfliction line. Pindo military planners took precautions to minimize risk to Russian or Syrian personnel located at the airfield. We are assessing the results of the strike. Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing the Syrian government’s ability to deliver chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons against innocent people will not be tolerated.

Moments after the Pentagon statement, House speaker Paul Ryan tweeted:

Trump Unleashes Military Strikes: 60 Tomahawk Missiles Hit Syria
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 6 2017

As previewed earlier tonight, Pindostan fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria on Friday morning in retaliation for this week’s alleged chemical weapons attack against civilians by the Assad regime. It was the first direct assault on the Syrian government and Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president. As AP notes, the surprise strike marked a striking reversal for Trump, but the president appeared moved by the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, calling it a “disgrace to humanity” that crossed “a lot of lines.” The president did not announce the attacks in advance, though officials ratcheted up their warnings to the Syrian government throughout Thursday. McMaster told Reuters, said that Trump was given three options for retaliating and told advisors to focus on two. He added that Trump made the decision on Thursday. Trump spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, saying:

What happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. And he’s there, and I guess he’s running things. So something should happen.

It was not immediately clear if Trump’s action had been cleared with Putin in advance.

Shortly after he concluded his dinner with Xi Jinping at Mar-A-Lago, Trump authorized the airstrike against Syria in which at least 60 cruise missiles were launched, and delivered the following brief statement:

Here is the full transcript:

My fellow Pindosis! On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many, even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of god should ever suffer such horror. Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of Pindostan to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention and ignored the urging of the UNSC. Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically. As a result the refugee crisis continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize threatening the United States and its allies. Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. We ask for god’s wisdom as we face the challenge of our very troubled world. We pray for the lives of the wounded and for the souls of those who have passed and we hope that as long as Pindostan stands for justice, then peace and harmony will in the end prevail! Goodnight! and God bless Pindostan, and the entire world! Thank you!

At the same time, Syrian state TV said:

Pindostani aggression targets Syrian military targets with a number of missiles.

Rand Paul opined on twitter:

Demagog Sen Ben Cardin made a statement in support of the airstrike, but he stressed:

Any longer-term or larger military operation in Syria by the Trump administration will need to be done in consultation with the Congress.

The Pentagon reports that it informed Russia ahead of the missile strike. While we await Russia’s reaction, earlier in the day Russia’s deputy UN envoy Vladimir Safronkov warned:

We have to think about negative consequences, negative consequences, and all the responsibility if military action occurred will be on shoulders of those who initiated such doubtful and tragic enterprise … Look at Iraq, look at Libya.

For now the attack appears to be over, with ABC quoting an official who said:

We’re done until another decision is made.

Pindostan Launches Air Strike: 60 Tomahawk Missiles Hit Syria
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 6 2017

As previewed (below), Pindostan has launched air strikes against Syria, with NBC reporting that under instructions from Pres Trump, two Navy destroyers have launched 60 Tomahawk missiles against Syria. NBC adds there are no fixed wing aircraft involved for now. The strike (early Friday morning Syria time) targeted hangars, planes and fuel tanks at one Syrian military airfield. According to CBS, this was the airfield where the plane that allegedly carried out the chemical attack took off from. NBC says administration official says foreign countries from Arab states to Canada supported tonight’s strikes. The decision to strike in Syria marks a stark reversal for Trump. The attack occurred while Trump was at his Florida estate after a dinner with Chinese Pres Xi Jinping, where they were to discuss what to do about North Korea’s nuclear program and Pindo-China trade disagreements. It was not immediately clear if Trump’s action had been precleared with Putin in advance.

Chatter Of Imminent Syrian Airstrikes “Within The Next Several Hours”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 6 2017

Credible sources are reporting that Trump’s airstrikes against Syria, which risk provoking a major military conflict involving not only Russia but also China, could begin imminently, “even within the next several hours.” First, the Spectator tweeted moments ago that there are “reports that journalists are being told to remain at Pentagon and ‘chatter’ of military strike on Syria as soon as tonight.”

Second, NBC’s Richard Engel reports:

I’ve been talking to senior Pindo military officials and they say that something is seriously under consideration, that it could happen imminently, that a wide range of options are being presented to the president. This could develop very quickly, even within the next couple, the next several hours.

According to Engel’s sources, Trump is leaning toward a “limited” response, targeting Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities.

Third, according to BBC’s North American reporter, Jon Sopel, military action against Assad could be “imminent.” Sopel said:

Given everything that’s been said in the last 24 hours, I think that military action is a betting certainty and could be imminent and we could wake up tomorrow morning and find out that the Pindostanis have taken action.

Sopel remarked that the Trump administration’s shift on the issue has been “pretty dramatic” in light of Tillerson’s statement just one week ago that Assad was part of Syria’s future and “the longer-term status of Pres Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.” Sopel adds that having “heaped derision” on Barack Obama for allowing Assad to cross his red line, “for Donald Trump not to act now, he would look weak, and he wouldn’t want that.” Per pool reports, the White House is mum about potential action tonight. As reported earlier, the Pentagon is set to brief Trump on his military options in Syria, which include a potential “saturation strike” which could result in numerous Russian military casualties, and resulting in an imminent confrontation between Washington and Moscow. The NYT adds that negotiations are taking place right now between ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and Gen Dunford. Meanwhile, as P J Watson reports, a groundswell of opposition to what Trump supporters see as a “disastrous move” is building, with many amazed that Trump is considering following the same catastrophic policy that Hillary Clinton pursued in aiding jihadist rebels in Libya and Syria by destabilizing Assad’s secular government.

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