US President Donald Trump said that he will soon decide on potential actions against Syria in response to the alleged chemical weapons use in the town of Douma, located in the Eastern Ghouta subrub of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The decision will be made within 24-48 hours promising a swift response to the “heinous attack.”
“This is about humanity and it can’t be allowed to happen,” Trump said adding that “nothing is off the table” when when asked by reporters about the military option in Syria.
Trump also promised “major decisions” after the US figures out who was responsible for the alleged attack in Douma — Russia, or Syria, or Iran, or “all of them together.”
Prior to threatening Russia, Iran and Syria, Trump complained that US was “having trouble getting people in” to Douma because the town is surrounded.
It looks Mr Trump does not know that the US military does not work with and is not invited by the legitimate Syrian government, which what a news controls the capital. So, it remains unclear how Trump wanted to “get people in” Douma if the main part of Syria-US comminucations is Washington’s various threats to strike Syrian forces.
According to media reports, Pentagon is currently providing Trump with various military options, like a cruise missile strike or a massiive airstrike on crucial Syrian faclities, which could be implemented.
“I don’t rule out anything right now,” the defense secretary said responding to a question about a possible miltiary action against Syria before a meeting with the emir of Qatar.
Meanwhile, experts of the Russian Defense Minsitry visited the parts of the town of Douma where the alleged chemical attack took place. According to the Russians, no traces of chemical weapons use were found.
Various fake news and forgeries related to the alleged chemical weapons use have recently become a key part of the West’s strategy to promote own agenda. So, there is a serious doubt that Washington can ingore unconfirmed online rumors about the incident and take into account real reprots from the ground.
A new regional conflict is now closer than it has been ever since the US strike on the Shayrat airbase a year ago, in April 2017.