"Could not have had a better result".
"What we don't want is bombardment which leads to escalation and leads to a hot war between Russian Federation and America over the skies of Syria". Bush addressed sailors aboard a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organized an insurgency that would tie down USA forces for years. The Pentagon said it gave no explicit warning.
When asked whether Britain would join the United States if Washington decided on further military action in Syria, May declined to answer the question directly but said: "We believe that those responsible should be held to account".
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Vice President Mike Pence chaired the meeting Wednesday afternoon. -Russian collisions or confrontations in Syrian airspace. Despite the advance notice, Russian Federation made no effort to shoot down the American missiles.
Mrs May is expected to ask her cabinet to approve some level of British participation in military action, led by France and the United States, aimed at Syrian President Bashar al Assad's chemical weapons infrastructure.
As US President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron consider a possible military strike on Syria, the world has been left guessing about when an attack could come and how big it might be. And yet in recent days, he stated publicly his desire to withdraw the US military from Syria (followed soon after by the chemical weapons attack), then touted his plans for "nice and new and "smart" bombs. Economic sanctions? A military strike such as one launched on a Syrian air base after a previous chemical weapons attack? The US took care to avoid Russian targets during an air strike in April 2017.More news: Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby
"Cabinet agreed the Prime Minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an worldwide response".
Some lawmakers criticized Trump's apparent telegraphing by tweet of a missile strike in Syria.
But Trump notably also said there was "no reason for this", reiterated his hope for talks with Putin to halt a new arms race, and blamed his domestic political opponents for poisoning ties.
The strikes "successfully hit every target", White told reporters at the Pentagon. Are these purely punitive strikes, taken to make the worldwide community feel better about retaliating for the brutal death of children (leaving aside those killed over the last seven years by bombs and guns, as well as other unanswered chemical weapons attacks)?
"Big price to pay", Trump warned in a tweet on Sunday, suggesting retaliatory strikes by the United States military may be coming.
Early Saturday morning, State TV also broadcast footage of hundreds of Syrians demonstrating against the USA and its allies in the landmark Omayyad Square in Damascus.
The U.S. -led operation won broad Western support. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send immediately its team of experts to investigate, and reports from the OPCW indicate that there is a chance of such a mission coming to Douma.More news: Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis
On Tuesday, Mr Trump cancelled his first official trip to Latin America so he could focus on Syria. Or will they be extended strikes that serve the broader objective of undermining the regime's military capabilities? They were launched just before 9 p.m. ET in coordination with Britain and France, according to General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Trump was using another acronym for Daesh terror organization. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said the attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said no more attacks were planned for now but threatened more strikes if the Syrian military used chemical weapons again. "I suspect, however they'll think long and hard about it".
Assad's Barzah research and development center in Damascus was destroyed, McKenzie said.
"It does not exist anymore", he added. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said there were no reports of US losses in what he described as a heavy but carefully limited assault.
Mattis said the targets selected by U.S., British and French officials were meant to minimize civilian casualties.
Should the President follow through on his warnings of an attack, two US Navy destroyers armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles are in position and ready to be called into action, among other assets, including jets and submarines. "Even if the U.S. delivers a strike, this won't change the power balance in Syria", the MP said.
Others noted that diplomatic and military interventions fell flat over the years as atrocities piled up. He criticized the USA and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for worldwide inspectors to complete their visit to the area.More news: US rescue team recovers bodies of missing Indian and his daughter