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Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Business | By Patricia Jimenez

Russia: US airstrikes on Syria illegal


"While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked", he tweeted Thursday evening.

Following Thursday night's strike, Russia, which denies Assad's culpability in the chemical weapons attack, accused the United States of violating worldwide law.

"War must never be considered a public relations operation". "He acted under the existing authorities that he has as commander-in-chief under Article II".

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"His action is not going to strengthen the Syrian government, which is protecting the Christians", Sabbagh said.

The United States' Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the response was "fully justified" and warned that the USA was prepared to do more but hoped that it would not come to that. "We had to survive on eating rats for more than a year, because of the government-enforced siege-the daily bombardment by tanks, planes, mortars". "It is time for all civilized nations to stop the horrors that are taking place in Syria and demand a political solution".

By contrast, several Trump voters said they still trusted the president to deliver on his promises.

It is hard to tell the extent to which the accusations against Trump administration officials - that they colluded with the Russians in the electoral process - played a role in the decision to establish their independence by confronting the Russians in Syria.

In possibly the most freaky moment on cable news following the missile strike, Brian Williams was so in awe of footage of U.S. Naval ships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea launching missiles at Syria in the dark that the MSNBC anchor almost broke into song.

"The sequence of things under the Constitution is, the first thing you do is you come and ask for permission", Paul said. On social media, she said, some were gratified by the gesture from a world superpower they believe has ignored their plight for years, while others were suspicious of USA intervention in light of the results in neighboring Iraq. "Russia is a partner with the regime in killing the Syrian people".

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Paul has argued that Trump should come to Congress for an authorization to conduct strikes.

"In terms of the credibility of American power, I think most traditional Washington commentators would say he's put more umph, more credibility back into it", Ignatius said on Morning Joe.

Following the briefing, Murphy was frustrated that representatives of the administration had, by his interpretation, a "total inability to be able to talk about broader Syria strategy or the legal questions surrounding the strike". At the same time, President Trump has surrounded himself with seasoned military veterans who have extensive experience in the Middle East and elsewhere, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

John McCain also stands with the president.

"I now have responsibility, and I will have that responsibility and carry it very proudly", he said. "The constitution does not require the president to get Congressional approval to get military force".

"The United States took a very measured step last night", Haley told the council.

'President Putin believes that the USA strikes on Syria represent an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of global law under a far-fetched pretext, ' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement following the airstrikes.

"Assad has to be pushed out because he's a puppet of the Iranians".

"Syria is fighting ISIS on its own to the end", Sabbagh said.

"This operation is a reminder that forward-deployed U.S. Navy ships, operating from worldwide waters, have various ways of affecting events ashore, including Tomahawk cruise missiles" that can be fired "without putting additional boots on the ground or risking pilot lives", Ronald O'Rourke, a military naval analyst with the Congressional Research Service, said in an email. "So anybody who believes that we shouldn't respond to that, I have no use for them", McCain said.

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