The Daily Mail 8 April 2017: The Kremlin has warned the US it is ‘one step from war’ over Syria – but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again.
The Red State Watcher 8 April 2017: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2017 TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE April 8, 2017
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) At approximately 8:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 6, 2017, at my direction, United States military forces in the Mediterranean Sea, operating beyond the territorial sea of any state, struck the Shayrat military airfield in Syria. United States intelligence indicates that Syrian military forces operating from this airfield were responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Syrian civilians in southern Idlib Province, Syria, that occurred on April 4. I directed this action in order to degrade the Syrian military’s ability to conduct further chemical weapons attacks and to dissuade the Syrian regime from using or proliferating chemical weapons, thereby promoting the stability of the region and averting a worsening of the region ‘s current humanitarian catastrophe. I acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive. The United States will take additional action, as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests. I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93—148) . I appreciate the support of the Congress in this action.
Sincerely, DONALD J. TRUMP
Acc. to Russia Today there is evidence from a criminal court case in Turkey that in 2013 sarin poisonous gas components were brought to ISIS in Turkey, put together there, and then transported to Ghouta in Syria and used in the gas attack there. Same procedure 2017?