Last night, the United States, France and the United Kingdom, launched airstrikes against 3 strategic targets in Syria. The strikes were in reliation against alleged chemical weapons attacks that occurred on April 7, 2018. Russia, a Syrian ally, warned such actions will have consequences. Here is a brief timeline of events that have some wondering if we’re on the brink of World War III.
April 7, 2017
The 2017 Shayrat missile strike took place on the morning of 7 April 2017, and involved the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles by the United States from the Mediterranean Sea into Syria, aimed at the Shayrat Airbase controlled by the Syrian government. The strike was executed under responsibility of U.S. President Donald Trump, as a direct response to the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack that occurred on 4 April. Source: Wikipedia
October 5, 2017
President Trump made (another) seemingly random comment to the press at a White House dinner honoring military leaders: “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm.” Source: The New York Times
The reporters repeatedly asked him “what storm?” He never answered, but he concludes the photo-op by saying “You’ll find out.”
This remark has conspiracy nuts going bonkers (search for #CBTS).
April 13, 2018
On 14 April 2018, beginning at 04:00 Syrian time (UTC+3), the United States, France, and the United Kingdom carried out a series of military strikes, involving manned aircraft and ship-based missiles, against multiple government sites in Syria. The three acting powers did so in response to the use of chemical weapons against people in Douma in eastern Ghouta on 7 April, which they attributed to the Syrian government. Syria denied involvement in the Douma attacks and called the airstrikes a violation of international law. Source: Wikipedia
President Trump’s tweet the next morning:
A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018
Shortly after President Trump’s address, Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., was quoted in a tweet as saying:
Statement by the Ambassador Antonov on the strikes on #Syria:
A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.
All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris. pic.twitter.com/QEmWEffUzx
— Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) April 14, 2018
One last thing, remember Isaiah 17, which starts off with: A prophecy against Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.” Source: The Bible. I don’t think the world is finished with Syria.