Possible consequences to US airstrike launch on Syria

by Lenn Almadin-Thornhill

 

The Tomahawk missiles the United States launched on Syria last week, ordered by President Trump, have some thinking about the possible ripple effects the President’s actions can have, closer to home. However, some Filipinos believe it was necessary.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime recently said, they are not backing down.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday afternoon that the US will continue to build up the military, and future military action in Syria is still possible.

Political analyst and St. Peter’s University Professor Alain Sanders said the United States’ action was meant to send a message, and it now has to deal with the consequences.

“The danger here is that the United States be drawn into a major confrontation with the Syrians, the Russians and the Iranians,” said Sanders. “Certainty the United States doesn’t want military confrontation, but there will be diplomatic confrontations. Already we have serious response from the Russians. Russia has suspended cooperation with the United States.”

Over the weekend, a joint military command for the Syrian operation consisting of Russian, Syrian and the Hezbollah released a joint statement warning the US against crossing “red lines” in Syria. According to the statement, Iran and Russia will “respond with force” against any further American actions in Syria.

The threats from both sides worry some people — but Nestor Enriquez, a veteran who served in the US Navy, agrees with many Americans.

“‘It’s a very right decision,” Enriquez said. “I think as a former sailor, I could share the joy… you are waiting there for a long time, you are on guard… it’s about time they do something.”

“There’s great danger in the region,” said Sanders. “Both Iran and Russia support the Syrian regime. Those are two hostile powers to the US… much military might and allies in the region, so the US wanted to send a message but did not want to start a major war.”

A CBS poll released on Monday shows that 57 percent of Americans approve of last week’s missile strike, but only 18 percent want to see ground troops in Syria — a possible scenario if the conflict escalates.

 

 

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  • Mario
    12 April 2017 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Trump haters,War profiteers, Globalist,MSM, Pelosi,Schumer,McCain,Graham,HC suddenly saluted him for bombing Syria. While dinning with the President of China and informed him that he ordered a missile attack to Assad, after 2 days China send 150K troops at the border of North Korea, are they going to support you or NKorea.. Our ACarrier naval battle group heading for Yokohama ,stay back in Singapore,for me, it was a blunder, foolish and dangerous move, but I still support Trump. We did not vote for the Generals who surrounded him,Generals bring wars not peace, Bannon demoted, Jared promoted,Ivanka saw the babies, her emotional reaction led to 59 Tomahawk. Mr President America first, we voted for you for peace and nation building , not to go to never ending war. I wish you will learn from your own mistakes.

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