US President Donald Trump has just justified US airstrikes on Syrian government forces as “lawful measures” to counter threats to US forces in the war-torn country.
The president wrote in a letter to the US Congress on December 11 that since the last periodic update report, the US Armed Forces participating in the anti ISIS campaign in Syria have undertaken “a limited number of strikes against Syrian government and pro-Syrian government forces.”
Trump added that the strikes “were lawful measures to counter immediate threats to the United States and partner forces engaged in that campaign.”
The US president just forgot to note that the US actions in Syria have never been authorized neither by the Syrian government nor by the UN. Furthermore, the Syrian government describes the US presence “illegal” and says that it’s “aggression.”
However, who cares when the democracy is in danger?
The US justify every invasion or act of war they ever do.
U$A is a rogue, satanic state!
I always have thought Your way of cross look like someone should pee. If You do, do it and come back more relaxed.
We pee on your stvpid redneck-empty head, you littlevaquero. Push your nose back in your moonshine-jar and STFU
He is a TROLL
He is a troll so worry-not about what he says
I won’t. Thank you!
Don’t pay attention to this snakehead slave.
Well-said. Thank you!
you should get a “handle” on that trolling of yours
THE UNITED STATES BREAKE INTERNATIONAL LAWS BY INVADING SOVEREIGN NATIONS WITH TOTAL IMPUNITY.
America and Israel decided long ago that International law does not apply to them.
Like I have previously suggested, the Zionist US air force is regularly and constantly attacking anti-ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria.
The definition of America and Israhell is root of all world problems, I.e. corruption, deception and fraud. Never trust them.
You could learn to behave…
You could learn to eat something else than Zionist sh#t
I suppose the idea of American exceptionalism means they consider all their actions lawful – exceptionally sick people.
No, they dont. Not at all.
Sure, your mouth doesn’t hurt, saying that.
His mouth and hands are connected by strings to Israel.
IN other words “Jens” is a TROLL :-)
Jens is the troll on the right. :)
Great comment FG! The USA is an Israeli marionette and incapable of independent action. The “tail”wags the dog!
I too believe US has an overabundance of sick people, but will add the sickest of all are the most educated and wealthy. 60% OF US are dumber than rocks, with majority of far lower IS than people’s at and around beginnings of industrial till pre 1900, , at least within Eurocentric realms. The psychopaths of technocrats joining with those of pathological killers of military and narcisstic politics,and finance, recognize no laws upon themselves, only upon those too F’n dumb to discern truth from fiction.
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Sounds like evil. As long as its someone else’s mother, father, child.
Sure you guys not only kill the spnd,bit the mother’s,fathers and children as well and call it victory as in wars against Gaza and Lebanon
These guys have different set of values like they have right to defend themselves other do not for one of many.
Agreed! Time a few of these warplanes were shot down and then the cocky enthusiasm may wane somewhat?
They create their own International laws according to their situation and places.
The laws in Asia different from Europe and different from ME.
Now what does Assad says is more important. If he is quiet, then he deserves it as being silent means agreement.
As for Iran, the general had already said it.
But this is Syria not Iran
The way forward is to make sure US gas no forces on the ground to support which means the Kurds . Are the Kurds Syrians or Americans….ask them
Clear this, US will leave without firing ashot
Assad has invited America to leave many times. (Polite version) The alternative to being quiet is banging your head against a brick wall. That is what telling America or Israel to do something, is like.
If the US admin was rational and sane that would work.
The wealthy people rule on the nations is no good and should be stopped immediately because they are damaging national economy by corruption and do many historic blunders. These wealthy rich politicians are the main root cause of all problems in the world. All nations should have to kick them out from power and take back looted wealth from them. They have created a lot of problems for common man to survive in this world.
All nations should have to fix their constitutions that any ruler of the nation should not be allowed to keep wealth more than the allowed limit. Their assets must be tracked by the judiciary, military and private institutions. Please don’t allow your rulers and politicians to accumulate wealth by corruption into a heap or pile.
Except politicians are just actors, prostitute puppets dancing to the tune of bankers and multinationals with their “lobbying” money and expensive jets to sell. Buying politicians is just an item on their expense account. Taking the power and wealth off that snake’s nest is a little harder.
Anybody who is the part of politics in a country e.g. King, president, prime minister, minister, MPA etc and those who finance them should have to be accountable for their wealth that how he has made this heap of wealth. There should have to be a limit of wealth in a country constitution that an individual can keep.
Trump army preparing another chemical attack in Syria.
Their barbarism knows no bounds.
They learned from the best : ASSad
This guy has the same mentality as Trump
… And same intelligence or stupidity depending from which camp one judges
They learned from the best, indeed: THE BRITISH MI6-crap, specialized in FALSE-FLAGS, you Hasbara-troll. BTW, how’s tzhe business with BLOOD-DIAMONDS in Amsterdam th3ese days? Good, Shlomo? See WHO organizes gas-attacks in Syria and what a bunch of crap is sitting ihn that White-House: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oqR7axJmKB0/UQYdLcgFCCI/AAAAAAAAG3c/31MdR6W9VN8/s1600/email.png https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJupYTZVwAAaIYP.jpg
I’m surprised you’re not talking about barrel bombs and other fairy tales
Does it hurt? I feel your pain when you see your zio agenda falling apart :)
Nah, they learned from the Brits.
They call SAA “Assad army”. Now lets call the US Army “Trump army”!
You can say that. But Syria of today as well as Iraq and lebanon has several of them.
I do admit USA have several kind of forces and USA are supported by several allied according to Syria.
US has no force in Syria once the Kurds join Assad their only saviour.
If you think the Kurds are so Moronic to side US in Syria to fight against other Syrians, get your head examined.
That would be so suicide for their community if they lose the fight against Iran backed forces
I don’t think Kurds are that stupid to side the US in Syria
No one would join as it means stupid army
Call it USrael’s Army. That#s also stvpid, but reflects the truth: the wars are for ISRAEL.
Not, because USA behavior does not depend on the president in charge, take for example the noble price of peace Obama.
And this is happening as Russia starts to withdraw its forces.
Seemes like You just have realized that Putin has an own agenda and not under Your command.
Putin said that, when the first russians arrived or even before that.
Putin wants a good price for ASSAD’s head: Crimea recognized, Ukraine fifty-fifty. Now the US-Air-Force bombs the Syrian troops, keeps Eastern Syria (OIL) occupied.. and Putin means the job is done. Like ALEPPO: “Stop & GO” and asking like by Sothesby, who gives more? ISRAEL? USA? ISRAEL want to intervene in Syria and Putin makes place: remember that Israeli-drones that killed Hezbollah-leaders near Damascus? Are the S-400 so bad, not to get that f#king drones? C’mon, Putin is very British: has no friends, no enemies, just INTERESTS.
I did not know a Baathist exterminator is found. Very, very few of the reasons for the uprise has died.
So far only 500.000 spendable sheep. 8-10 mio. non supporters are refugees as well.
How is the war widow market for the time being.
Thanks to your buddies they died
As usually its somebody elses fault in the 10.001 arabic night of usual excuses.
Who started it? Your buddies is enough said.
Even at the end stage, your buddies still kill Syrian soldiers and families
NOTHING THEY DO IS LAWFUL WHEN THEY ARE THERE ILLEGALLY!!!
So many things in Syria are illegal or worse. If they were not, therewould be no reasons for any uprise.
Now listen, you little Jidow Hasbara-cr@p, that “uprise” was YOUR dirty MOSSADS and your vassals the CIA, that recruited, armed and paid the WAHHABIstic animals. What UPRISE, you magg0t? You suggest that a bunch of dirt that fights there for US-dollars, has some tangent with an uprising? That was YOUR F’KING DIRTY JEWISH-ZIONIST move, you green-soap. Take a look at your MOSSAD-pYg caught as ISIS-commander: http://www.mintpressnews.com/isis-commander-captured-libya-revealed-mossad-agent/231863/#.Wb79E9t-E_Q.facebook
Only thing illegal is US and daesh presence there
What uprising?i dobt find an uprising by salafist headchoppers cause to rid Syria of asaad. The fact that you do tells me that you are a paid zioyanqui agent or a complete fool who believes very thing your tv us -sponsored tv tells you!
Of course. So, what ? Who is going to stop this madness ? Russia and China are afraid to do it,
Yes I wish they were more bold in that regard
How does one remove a country from the permanent security council position? Is it even possible?
Hard to. They have a long list.
Another things is, if UN is worth anything. It was made to make stability after WW2. But thats long time ago.
So it could be reolaced by something else. the last one was Russia allowed Assads to use more gas. Who else can do things like that.
Assad didn’t use gas ever. Every chemical attack in Syria has been a false flag. As for the UNSC I asked because the world is getting fed up with the US, and removing them from the security council would be great.
If they talk like criminals, if they act like criminals, they certainly are criminals. US war criminals.
And the rest is white as heroin and kokain.
TRUMP shows his IGNORANCE of the DIFFERENCE between LAWFUL and LEGAL
Under NATURAL (Common) Law, no Individual, Group of Individuals, Corporation Entities nor Governments ( “countries”) has or have a RIGHT to “INVADE” another individual or entity etc.
Under STATUTORY “law”, any statutes, which are erroneously called LAWS, can be passed making it “LEGAL” to invade,or, in effect, do anything to another.
What UNITED STATES Corporation is doing and has been doing since its very beginning is and ARE UNLAWFUL, PERIOD.
TRUMP is a CRIMINAL, albeit an IGNORANT Criminal, but he is not alone
He has the company of 200 + DUAL CITIZEN Zionist Ashkenazi in congress and all PREVIOUS “Presidents” since 1871 (at least) !!!
They ALL are and have been HIDING under CORPORATE STATUTES, by calling them, LAWS
Yeah, Russia and USSR too have a history, legal, lawful, illegal, unlawful and even immoral, full of invasions, up till 2013/4 : invading Ukraine and Crimea (oh, that is Ukraine too). They even sold whole states : like Alaska in the 1860ies to the US after first stealing it from the natives).
An extensive list can be compiled.
“An extensive list can be compiled.”
I am sure you will BUT, for this moment the article is about TRUMP and by inference the, UNITED STATES Corporation or did you not notice ?
Who did russia invade? How many countries did dutch east indies invade?
Go suck a lead pipe. Ukraine wouldn’t have existed without Katherine the Great, and won’t exist without Russia now.
Notice All ** The East India company’s … These seized Indias assets,trade,….ran narcotics. ..guns, They even had battlefield/wars against each other..IE. ..Britian vs France.
This is the early Masonic/MIC game in motion as Globalism emerges. The US Masonic with the Zionist Israel ( Empire Masonic origin Lord Palmerston lodge 1840s) This is …at war in the ME ….just like India in the 1700s.
Nations are Forced to play, … Everything is game for the taking.
Iran is next…. Looks like Putin will not Risk/Insurance – Term…. in/for Syria. Iran may realize now they will be nearly alone when the Game really goes after/on them.
I fear you are right, although I don’t trust Wikipedia which is controlled by Zionists
Is this fake news? I can’t find that quote from Trump anywhere. Can ya link this? Anyone?
Since you are accusing SF of being incorrect, it is your obligation to prove them wrong. Here is the beginning of what they say is a quote:”The president wrote in a letter to the US Congress on December 11…………..”
I would suggest you look up the letter, as “Innocent until proven guilty” still applies, the last time I checked
My obligation to complete the story for them, add links and sources, or name the reporters?
If you wish to put it that way which makes you happy,YES but you are starting to seem like a TROLL to me, with your silly argument
PROVE them wrong, like I said
https://sputniknews.com/military/201712121059917800-us-strikes-syria-trump/ https://en.news-front.info/2017/12/12/trump-us-strikes-syrian-government-forces-lawful-measures/ https://english.alahednews.com.lb/essaydetails.php?eid=41304&cid=519#.Wi_Oj1WWaUk http://qasioun-news.com/en/news/show/116555/US_strikes_against_Syrian_regime_in_Idlib_is_“Lawful_Measures”,_Says_Trump You won’t find it on any US sites, they’re all about numbers on the grouind in afgahnistan, the Iran deal and tax cuts – but it’s the same letter.
Yes, all from sectarian fake news providers.
RATIONALIZATION, from you, at its TROLL-BEST
Who wrote this report? Why a story like this, but no evidence or sources given? “the Syrian government describes the US presence “illegal” and says that it’s “aggression.” They don’t have a name for this spokesman? And when did America become a “democracy”? It’s always been a republic, right?
NO, it started as a Republic and everything changed in 1871 under the “Organic Act”
The “Republic” only exists on paper,now
The fact that “”the Syrian government describes the US presence “illegal” and says that it’s “aggression.” doesn’t need link – this was done multiple times by Assad himself and others. Letter to US Congress by Trump – I think that this should be easy to verify?
Syria and Iran have mobile SAMS which can knock down Uncle Shlomo. Question as to why Iran has not sent these into Syria. Question why Syria’s Airdefence does not fire on US.
This Masonic game is just Shitbird. .. Putin should at least man up and give Uncle Shlomo some game. How about give Syria the means and Iran? Ya…Putin will not….thus…Uncle Shlomo will bugger Syria and Iran/IRGC/PMU , While Russia watches.
At least Russia enabled Vietnam to knock Uncle Sam good …. Over 5000 aircrafts downed.
I don’t believe it’s either. A corrupt electoral system and a constitution turned bog paper equals a shambles.
I cant see that is needed. Its common knowledge, which in many matters should be ignored.
Putin/Lavrov signed Deconfliction agreements with US,Turkey and Israel. US bends the rules on Deconfliction agreements. …Putin/Lavrov do Nothing**
Excerpt: .@USAFCENT: Russian/Syrian aircraft crossed deconfliction line into coalition airspace east of the Euphrates River 6-8 times a day in late November, “the greatest concern is that we could shoot down a Russian aircraft because its actions are seen as a threat” to coalition forces http://russia-insider.com/en/pentagon-openly-threatens-shoot-down-russian-jets-over-eastern-syria/ri21886 *** Seems Uncle Shlomo thinks airspace East of Euphrates is coalition turf based on Deconfliction Agreement.
Time for Putin and Lavrov to answer the Bell, Or concede…. in the Game
All US forces must be pushed back to the US if peace is to prevail in the world. What is Europe, Japan and South Korea waiting to expel all US armed forces from their territories?
Europe hardly has 50.000 of them. They had about 300.000 until the russians collapsed themselves.
I see no need for USA to be pushed back. They might improve some here and there, but pushed back is no need.
Surely without Russian forces deployed there..US would have attacked Syrian army everyday until terrorist forces would have take control of Syria like they did in Syria!
No, they would not. The last card was ISIS and those got out of hands, just as they did for Assad.
Russian planes are obligated to protect Syrian soldiers if attacked by US.
Maybe not by Israelis as evidenced in the past.
Otherwise why let them have the base?
The Russians have provided far more assistance than the small Israeli attacks occasionally.
Issue of base does not depend on this small issue where Russians have their own interests too
Damage is not that great too. Finish the job first , then face the Israelis directly as when no more war , Israel would not dare to strike Syria again.
They dare now because they know Assad would not dare to retaliate.
Have you seen Israel attacking Lebanon? No , because massive retaliation would result. Hitting Hez in Syria, they are safe.
I just can’t comprehend all this.. If you can’t get the us out.. just go after their interests in the area..! You have israhell, their base in Iraq, Afghanistan and almost everywhere..! Just blow the hell out of it..! Yes, there are risks to consider.. but why care as the consequences of future Syria and ME are much worst to comprehend.. Just blow the Devil there.. Dimona, Haifa, Hellhaviv & Hse of Saudisrahell… and watch how they’ll kowtow..! Why is so hard to start and raze it.. after all ME had been burning for decades.. Burn those places once and for all.. Then start a new ME fresh..! Why wait..? when the time is right..!
I just can’t figure out why are those countries are so afraid of America and Israhell..? You blow off israhell you’ll free the world & Amerika too..! or to make it easier.. just eliminate those scums.. who cares anyway.. as they had killed millions..!
Yeah, lets do another genocide. Better, let’s make it two or three even. Clean out the whole region.
yes, why not.. sacrifice a few of child killers & murderers to save couple of billions..! And avoid www3
Those 2 countries are not alone and cant kill milions. They insist in being non devellopment zones and are not even able to clean their own house.
You are insane.
surprisingly I’m called insane for some to justify the millions being murdered around the world.. You’re no better then your ancestors..!
Still the same babling.
Israel and USA should send You some teachers. In Your level the israelian tigers almost has be in their knies to see You.
over my dead body.. me are no useless scums like the yahoods.. who only dares on children..!
Suggesting others risk their lives blowing up Americas ‘Interest’ while You don’t have the guts to show your face or use your name, seems , well cowardly.
I fully concur with the closing sentence of this argument.
There are several – even legal – reasons why a government army can be bombed by an external airforce. Examples are Nato airstrikes on Serbia under Milosevic, airstrikes om serbs in Bosnia, maybe even airstrikes by Russia on Georgian forces in 2008, maybe airstrikes by KSA on Yemen recently, Israeli strikes on Hezhbollah and Iranian forces near Israel etc.
So maybe SF should get off its sectarian high horse or condemn all cases.
You gave examples of airstrikes, but no legal reason. Only a UN Security Counsel resolution can authorize a military strike. The definition of aggression is when one military force crosses a national border and attacks. In the case of “…airstrikes by Russia on Georgian forces in 2008,” Taken from Wiki. ”Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili blamed for starting Russian war. An investigation into last year’s Russia-Georgia war delivered a damning indictment of President Mikheil Saakashvili today, accusing Tbilisi of launching an indiscriminate artillery barrage on the city of Tskhinvali that started the war.Sep 30, 2009”
Serbia was no threat to NATO or the US. Nor is R2P part of the UN charter.
President Trump, could you please cite the laws you used to justify your actions?
He is a wild card of the worst. Dont expect him to be a lucky one as well.
Article 51 of the UN Charter:
“Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security…….”
“… if an armed attack occurs …” – this would apply to Syrian army, but not, as a pre-emptive measure, to US military! The very presence of US and coalition is an attack as they came against Syria’s will!
The US sees Article 51 applying as a result of these events:
The initial attack was by ISIS crossing from Syria into Iraq to attack the Iraqi government. Iraq seeks US help (therefore “collective self-defence”). The Syrian Government is unable to secure its borders and prevent ISIS from using Syria as a base to conduct its campaign in Iraq. The US argues that Article 51 justifies the US going into Syria to attack ISIS as part of its collective self defence agreement with Iraq.
Thanks for clarifying this, Graeme ! However, given that they created ISIS, making it impossible for Syria to defend her borders, the US should have done everything to help Syria instead of calling to oust her president and attack her troops. Should, if the US had a moral compass. Instead, their politicians serve the masters of the financial and industrial cartels. War is a racket. They sold their soul to the devil.
No. That’s just Iraq exercising self defense against ISIS and the US joining in for some arbitrary, unrelated reason. If Madagascar joined in against ISIS it’s the same. No threat to Madagascar. Just Madagascar helping Iraq. Acting on a desire to help (or waging aggressive war on the target country) are not self defense.
All the more so when you focus on the fact that the US is an ally of the Saudis and Qataris who have funded and otherwise supported aggressive war on Syria on the part of ISIS. Those countries are US coalition partners so the US is joining in aggressive war against Syria and then can claim the right to defend Iraq against the enemy the US supports?
That’s a bit convoluted and unconvincing, don’t you think?
If Iraq invited Madagascar to come and help Iraq defend itself and Madagascar agreed then this is acceptable under the UN Charter. You can form defensive alliances with whoever you want.
In June 2014 Iraq invited the United States to come to their assistance. The timing wasn’t just random or arbitrary. Between 5 and 11 June 2014 ISIS conquered the Iraqi cities of Samarra, Mosul [ the second largest city in Iraq] and Tikrit, and threatened the Mosul Dam and Kirkuk. By 12 June ISIS controlled parts of the small town of Udhaim, 90 km (60 miles) north of Baghdad. The pace of their advance and the poor performance of the Iraqi Army created real fears that Baghdad could fall. By late June, Iraq had lost control of its border with Jordan and Syria.
In August came the ISIS attack on Kobani in Syria. The Syrians were completely unable to protect the Kurds. The Kurds had shown a willingness to fight ISIS that was often lacking in the Iraqi Army. It made no military sense to limit the US anti-ISIS campaign just to Iraq and leave a huge ISIS sanctuary in eastern Syria untouched. The Syrian campaign was a continuation of the US efforts to assist Iraq with collective self defense.
What is really convoluted and unconvincing is your alternative scenario:
That, in mid 2014 up until today, the US was and is the secret puppeteer directing ISIS.
Why would the US permit ISIS to attack the Syrian Kurds and then defend the Kurds with airstrikes and later artillery? Why would the US support the Kurds for the next 3 years remorselessly driving ISIS back in eastern Syria? Why spend billions having your two alleged allies fight each other? Is this the way you fight an “aggressive war against Syria” as you claim????
That is what I would call convoluted!
Graeme, my favorite zio troll :) stop being so dumb to think that your arguments (even if you think they are very smart) could be taken seriously by sane people. Your level of self-awareness is below worm or snake. Fear is your driving force.
Against what threat must the US defend itself?
Syria needs to start shooting back. Dead Americans with the country wondering why, is something Trump can’t afford. “Lawful measures” fail at somebody coming home in a box.
You can start buying a HP printer and make som dollars.
I guess it’s now time to bomb US dessert rats!
Nevada is already nuked :))
A stupidity to bring things like that. Most things he says are kind of random. Well, it could make sense as well to keep that kind of stupity in the open.
USA can call it whatever they want, that is not the problem. The problem would be that the whole World accept this definition and words. There is not justification for madness, point.
What definition and words, Gustavo?
Trump is just another f#cking b@stard that licks the boots of Bibi Netanyahu. Such a little Jew-York-maggot, narcissistic, egomaniac.. and completely sold to the Rothschild-Netanyahu-wing of the Zionists. Two major criminal pYgs, people almost regret the Nobel-killer Obama ;).. (Not that Hillary would have been better. These two, Donald & Hillary are just separated by GENDER. And not even THAT is sure, by her taste for little girls]
The Syria war is pure regime change Hegelian theater. The US coalition includes all, or the vast majority, of the governments who created, armed, funded and provided political cover for the terrorist and other regime change forces in Syria. Including the SDF. It’s obvious that partition east of the river is regime change plan b. And statements from the president of Jewmerica about the lawfulness of attacking Syrian government coalition forces is an attempt to justify using military force to continue the illegal occupation of Syria, and supporting the creation of Kurdish Israelistan east of the river.
The S-400s going into Turkey are probably part of the preparations for setting up a no fly zone in Syria and neighboring countries to start closing regional airspace to the Jew menace. Israel and Jewmerica in particular. I’m sure that the Lebanese are considering participating, and the Egyptians have just reached an agreement with the Russians on allowing the Russian air force access to Egptian airspace and bases.
83% of the planet’s Jews live in the US and Israel, and another 12% live in France, Canada and the UK. That’s 95% living in just 5 countries. 3 of which are NATO UNSC P3 members. The Jews are a parasitical disease that takes over control positions in the host nations to gain control of the government and society to feed off of it to the detriment of of the host. Judaism should be outlawed and Israel’s UN membership revoked to create a Jew free planet that will be better for humanity.
President is wrong, but to admit otherwise would open him to liability for a missile attack on a Syrian base, as well as damages caused by US forces that are illegally in Syria. The President is on very bad legal footing. If the democrats were smart, they would go after Trump for waging an illegal war in Syria, but they are leftist cucks who only want to argue about racism, sexism, inappropriate workplace flirting and other nonsense.