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Old 14.04.2018, 15:53
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

volleys of cruise missiles launched by the United States, Britain and France were limited to three sites linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program and triggered no retaliation. Russia said they did little damage and that most of the cruise missiles targeting Syrian sites had been intercepted by Syrian air defenses, including all of those that were bound for the site from which last week’s alleged chemical attack originated.

World leaders sought to tamp down any tensions associated with the strike.

“This was not about interfering in a civil war and it was not about regime change,” Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May told a news conference in London. “We expressly sought to avoid escalation and did everything to avoid civilian casualties.”

In Damascus, there was defiance and relief as residents jolted awake by explosions at around 4 a.m. realized the strikes would be limited. Syrian state television broadcast scenes of citizens taking to the streets to celebrate and demonstrate their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, waving Syrian, Russian and Iranian flags.

For better or for worse, the bombings were relatively limited and appear unlikely to incite a larger conflict. The message seems to be "continue your brutal civil war, just don't use chemical weapons."

The same message last year from Trump was ignored. The previous strike targeted a single empty airbase and it was still functional the next day. I suppose targeting 3 sites this time is a slightly louder message?
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