Syria Chemical Attack Is 'Terrible Affront to Humanity'

Apr 06, 2017, 02:38
Syria Chemical Attack Is 'Terrible Affront to Humanity'

Trump said the attack led him to change his thoughts about Assad's regime.

And he renewed his criticism of his predecessor Barack Obama who in 2013 famously failed to take action after Assad crossed a "red line" with a previous chemical attack.

"I wouldn't be surprised after all of this is said and done that some people end up in jail", said Castro.

He also called on the worldwide community to take immediate action.

Pro-opposition Orient News television said the attack on Tuesday killed 50 people and injured more than 150.

France's foreign minister said the chemical attack showed Assad was testing whether the new USA administration would stand by Obama-era demands that he be removed from power.

Two U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, rejected Russia's account: "That strains credulity", said one.

Assad will be watching to see if that's the extent of Trump's response, experts say.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson planned to discuss the attack and the Syria crisis next week when he makes his first official trip to Moscow, the State Department said.

There are mixed messages, however, coming out of the administration. He also said that he would "protect civilization". That didn't happen. Instead, Syria upped the ante.

Representatives from the U.S., United Kingdom, and France have ‎circulated a draft resolution demanding that the Syrian government provide flight logs from Tuesday, the day of the attack, which killed dozens, including many children. Shifting the balance of power in Syria would require US -led intervention. But key questions will still remain - including where the weapons came from, and how the world will respond. As president, he defended Putin last month in an interview with Fox's Bill O'Reilly.

For now, Haley's comments are the most direct threat of unilateral action by the U.S. about acting on the Syria crisis - but they mark a departure from the Trump administration's more hands-off stance on Syria and may be more rhetoric than reality. Throughout the presidential election campaign, Trump was saying the same thing. "If Russia has the influence in Syria that it claims to have, we need to see them use it". "I will tell you that". "Once you've been exposed to these things it's very very hard to do anything about it".

"Certain states in this Council are already manipulating the preliminary results of the Joint Investigative Mechanism", he said, referring to the UN-sponsored fact-finding mission.

Tucson police: Remains of missing 6-year-old found
Anxious about what could have happened to his daughter, her father reported her missing to the Tucson, Arizona police. Police say they have investigated more than 2,200 leads since the girl's disappearance nearly five years ago.

'Let the tweet speak for itself': Spicer on Trump's Freedom Caucus attack
Until Trump turned his Twitter on them this week, most members of the Freedom Caucus were actually pretty close to the president. With over 170 members, it's much larger than the Freedom Caucus. "Freedom Caucus stood with u when others ran", Labrador wrote .

National Hockey League to hold hearing on Sabres' Ristolainen's hit on Guentzel
Guentzel got up briefly before stumbling to the ice and did not return after being escorted immediately to the locker room. The hit came in the first period of Tuesday's game when Ristolainen collided with the Penguins forward along the boards.

El-Sisi is a former military general, installed as Egypt's president after a bloody coup, whom President Obama refused to meet with because of concerns over human rights abuses, including jailing dissidents and accusations of torture, murder and kidnapping.

According to United Nations relief coordinator Stephen O'Brien "for the immediate needs of 2017, we need about $8 billion", but he said that aid can not reach those in need without a cease-fire.

There are a lot of unusual bedfellows when it comes to fighting ISIS.

"The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes". John McCain and Florida Sen.

"The truth is that Assad, Russia, and Iran have no interest in peace", she said. "I'm sure they are encouraged to know the United States is withdrawing and seeking a new arrangement with the Russians".

It held rebels responsible, saying they attacked their own territory in order to distract from their losses across the country.

McCain, though, is an interventionist.

Indeed, during a late March visit to Turkey, Tillerson said that Assad's fate "will be decided by the Syrian people", language that Syria, Iran and Russian Federation have used to convey their intention that the Syrian leader isn't going anywhere. What would that mean, and would the American people really be on board with that? In a rare reversal of roles, Trump was more reserved than many of his top advisers - including his United Nations envoy, who revived the hard-hitting rhetoric of Trump's political campaign and strongly hinted some US action was coming.

Trump went on to praise Jordan's efforts in the fight against ISIS.

But the strategy - if there is one - is less than clear.

"The only solution to Syria is to summon Chemical Assad to the tribunal and not invite him to the negotiating table", he tweeted on Wednesday.

Tone and rhetoric aside, that actually sounds remarkably similar to what Obama was doing.

"It is now my responsibility", Trump continued.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away

    Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away

    Facebook has lost a legal fight against the Manhattan district attorney who sought search warrants for hundreds of user accounts. The court found that only users themselves have the right to challenge warrants in criminal proceedings.
    Rob Gronkowski Gets in the Ring for WrestleMania 33

    Rob Gronkowski Gets in the Ring for WrestleMania 33

    A star of the NFL, Gronkowski is a Super Bowl victor with the Patriots, and is one of the best tight-ends in American Football. The final three were Rawley, Jinder Mahal, and Killian Dain , the big muscle of NXT's SAnitY faction.
    Negotiator denies UK is blackmailing EU on security

    Negotiator denies UK is blackmailing EU on security

    The two issues had been mentioned side by side because they were "all bound up in our membership of the European Union", he said. Brexit Secretary David Davis has said this is an important step in giving certainty to businesses, workers and consumers.
  • Mata joins Smalling and Jones on United injured list

    They have to play with pain, play with fatigue because there is no other chance. "Chelsea before and after are on holidays".

    Antonio could give West Ham boost ahead of Arsenal clash

    In his debut season, Bilic steered West Ham to a respectable seventh place finish. "Personally, my head is clear and I still have a job to do here.

    Chelsea set to rival Manchester United on and off the field

    The games will make up the third from last weekend of the Premier League season, and are likely to still have plenty up for grabs. There are probably five teams fighting for that top four. "But I think City will hurt Arsenal on more occasions".
  • Konta overpowers Wozniacki in Miami for first top level WTA title

    Konta overpowers Wozniacki in Miami for first top level WTA title

    We can not honestly say she looked to have enjoyed this one much better either, at the time but you have to feel for Wozniacki. Wozniacki, in 2017 has already played two finals, lost in Doha and Dubai, against Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.
    Dalai Lama arrives in Assam on his way to Arunachal Pradesh

    Dalai Lama arrives in Assam on his way to Arunachal Pradesh

    Guest of India and sworn enemy of the People's Republic of China- the 14th Dalai Lama is the person of interest this week. He is expected to take part in Namami Brahmaputra festival and deliver a speech at the Gauhati University on Sunday.
    Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

    Mexican state attorney general arrested in San Diego on drug charges

    Veytia was believed to have been detained on the bridge between San Diego and the Tijuana airport, local media reported. District Court for the Eastern District of NY , according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation .
  • Apple Reveals its Mac Pro, Display Plans and More

    Apple Reveals its Mac Pro, Display Plans and More

    That's why the company is working on a new line of iMacs that will debut at some point later this year. In the meantime, Apple has finally refreshed the current Mac Pro, albeit in a small way.
    Mike Epps Brings Kangaroo on Stage, Gets Punched

    Mike Epps Brings Kangaroo on Stage, Gets Punched

    Epps jerking the animal's leash upward several times before it appears to take a swipe at the comedian's face. Video of the incident showed Mr.
    Indian Open: Sindhu to take on South Korea's Ji Hyun in semis

    Indian Open: Sindhu to take on South Korea's Ji Hyun in semis

    Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu beat second seed Sung Ji Hyun 21-18 14-21 21-14 to enter the Indian Open Super Series final. Watch PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin Live Streaming final Badminton of India Open by using the guide which given here below.
popular