A possible US strike on Syria faces more and more criticism among the US public.
On April 9, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed the idea of striking Syria and accused “talk-show generals” and war hawk politicians in fueling the conflict.
On April 12, Carlson continued his campaign against the strike in his show pointing out a danger of conflict with Russia.
Carlson had an interview with Stephen Cohen, the US professor of Russian studies about “what is likely to happen” between Russian and the USA in this escalating conflict. The professor emphasized that he was worried as “he had never been in life”. According to Cohen, the USA and Russia are extremely close to the nuclear war:
“If Trump or somebody sends these missiles in Syria there Russian soldiers. If Russians die, if Damascus is attacked…Russia will retaliate with its excellent weapons”, Cohen said.
“Both nations [Russian and American] are lain with the nuclear weapons”
The professor said that it wouldn’t benefit any country as it was a “no-no” talk since the settlement of the conflict.
The US politician Tulsi Gabbard wrote a letter to the US President Donald Trump calling to hold back the military attack to Syria. Gabbard read her address to the Secretary of Defense James Mattis, asking to answer her claim:
“Attacking Syria will not bring their war-torn country any closer to peace. U.S. military action against Syria will simply escalate and prolong the war, resulting in more senseless death, destruction, and suffering”.
Mattis was trying to avoid certain answers stressing that, the US launching hadn’t started yet:
“I can’t answer that question. I’m not ready to speculate that that would happen”.
Speaking about the Russian response to the US attack, Mattis said that “there’s a lot of ways to respond to the chemical the violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention diplomatically, economically, militarily” could be taken according to the international law”.
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