Sunday, April 9, 2017

Russia and Iran warn US they will 'respond with force' if red lines crossed in Syria again

This article talks about the recent cruse missile strikes that the US has carried out in response to the gassing of civilians in Syria. Much tension is among the handful of countries in question (US, Russia, Syria, Iran, and even the UK), and things may spiral out of control if the US further becomes the aggressor in any stance moving forward. UK Prime Minster Michael Fallon points the finger at Russia (Moscow, in particular), that they are the ones responsible for "every civilian death". Fingers are also being pointed at the US being north of Syria, acting as an illegal "occupation". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also called out Russia failing to terminate all chemical weapons in Syria in 2013. All of these accusations may all begin to build up, and may lead to even more drastic measures coming soon. Tension seems as if it is peaking, and I'm not sure how much more the respective countries involve can handle any more before a really big "red line" gets crossed.

- Brett Johnson

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