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President Donald Trump on Friday night addressed the American people to announce that military action had been taken in Syria, with the support of Britain and France.
Three targets were chosen, to strike at the heart of a regime held culpable by the West for a chemical gas attack in a suburb of Damascus last week, that killed more than 70 people and injured dozens more.
Theresa May, the Prime Minister, insisted that the strikes were "limited" and were not intended to drive regime change.
Here is how the world reacted:

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Canada
Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, has ruled out Canadian participation in the strikes but said that Canada supports the decision by its allies in the US, the United Kingdom and France.
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Australia
Australia, a staunch ally of the US and a member of the Five Eyes security alliance, was not a part of the attacks on Damascus and Homs, but issued a statement lending its support to the coalition’s actions.

Malcolm Turnbull, the prime minister, said in a statement jointly issued with the foreign and defence ministers: “The use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, under any circumstances is illegal and utterly reprehensible.

Nato
The head of Nato expressed his support for Western strikes in Syria.

Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement: "I support the actions taken by the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

"This will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons."

Iran
Iran warned of "regional consequences" following the wave of punitive strikes in Syria.

"The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack," said the foreign ministry in a statement.

The United Nations
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for restraint and for countries to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation in Syria after the United States, France and Britain carried out strikes.

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people," Guterres said in a statement. (source from the telegraph)


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Typical NATO response to rumors. Shoot first and ask questions latter.
By the way, the US has the world's greatest stockpile of chemical weapons.
If they never intend to use them when why have such a stockpile in the first place?
The US is the biggest terrorist organization in the world.
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The remains of David Kelly, the Iraq weapons inspector, have been exhumed by his family after a sign was placed next to his grave by conspiracy theorists.

It is understood that the body has now been cremated after campaigners threatened to exhume his remains themselves amid speculation that he did not commit suicide.
The Hutton Report later found that Dr Kelly, a member of a UN inspection team sent to Iraq to unearth weapons of mass destruction, had committed suicide.

However, many still believe the 59-year-old scientist may have been murdered by the security services.

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  Speaking on the anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, originally declared as a pre-emptive strike against a madman ready to deploy weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the man first charged with finding those weapons said that the U.S. government has "the same mind frame as the witch hunters of the past" — looking for evidence to support a foregone conclusion.

"There were about 700 inspections, and in no case did we find weapons of mass destruction," said Hans Blix, the Swedish diplomat called out of retirement to serve as the United Nations' chief weapons inspector from 2000 to 2003; from 1981 to 1997 he headed the International Atomic Energy Agency. "We went to sites [in Iraq] given to us by intelligence, and only in three cases did we find something" - a stash of nuclear documents, some Vulcan boosters, and several empty warheads for chemical weapons. More inspections were required to determine whether these findings were the "tip of the iceberg" or simply fragments remaining from that deadly iceberg's past destruction, Blix said he told the United Nations Security Council. However, his work in Iraq was cut short when the United States and the United Kingdom took disarmament into their own hands in March of last year.

Blix accused U.S. President George W. Bush and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair of acting not in bad faith, but with a severe lack of "critical thinking." The United States and Britain failed to examine the sources of their primary intelligence - Iraqi defectors with their own agendas for encouraging regime change - with a skeptical eye, he alleged. In the buildup to the war, Saddam Hussein and the Iraqis were cooperating with U.N. inspections, and in February 2003 had provided Blix's team with the names of hundreds of scientists to interview, individuals Saddam claimed had been involved in the destruction of banned weapons. Had the inspections been allowed to continue, Blix said, there would likely be a very different situation in Iraq today. As it was, America's pre-emptive, unilateral actions "have bred more terrorism there and elsewhere."


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An American stone kills quite a few birds

Bird 1: oil
Bird 2: containing Iran
Bird 3: controlling strategic position in Middle East
Bird 4: undermining Russia
Bird 5: undermining Turkey

Human ri*ghts are just a clumsy excuse of the West.


At least 132,000 civilians have died from 10 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study by Brown university. (wired)

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-13 23:51
Yes, shot the crook that killed dozens of his compatriots with toxic gas. He did it not for the fi ...

Only a fool believes everything they hear from the USA and NATO.
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