A former British commander of coalition forces warned in a broadcast interview Tuesday night that Russian Federation appears to be threatening to start a war with the United States and her allies in retaliation for a missile attack on Syria.
President Donald Trump's national security team has met to discuss the US response to the Syrian government's apparent use of chemical weapons on its own people.
Trump didn't say whether he was referring to a US military strike.
Trump says in a midday tweet, "I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!)".
Given the prospect of conflict with Russian Federation as well as Syria, Sanders said that "all options are on the table".
This image shows a medical worker giving toddlers oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the opposition-held town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2018.
According to him the U.S. military is likely to use Tomhawk missiles.
Aides and allies say they are alarmed by Trump's increasing anger over an array of developments, from film star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit to Mueller's probe, as he tweeted threats of military strikes in Syria.
The president said it was an "absolute disgrace" and a "sad situation" after he was asked why he doesn't just fire Mueller if he's unhappy with him.
While German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the use of chemical weapons and cited "very strong evidence" that the Syrian regime has again deployed them, the country ruled out participating in any military action.
'This investigation started off as Russian Federation collusion, of which there was none. The United States and Russian Federation back opposing sides in Syria's seven-year-long civil war.
He has spent the days since foreshadowing drastic military retaliation against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who he has repeatedly referred to as an "animal".
The Kremlin spokesman has commented on President Donald Trump's tweet warning of an imminent missile strike on Syria by saying that Moscow doesn't engage in Twitter diplomacy. Get ready Russian Federation, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' Trump tweeted.
Half an hour after the first Russian Federation tweet, Trump said the U.S. relationship with Russian Federation "is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War". "So these attacks will be general military targets", he said.
"Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama", Trump claimed.
Whether he is bluffing or double-bluffing, it seems that a strike is imminent. "We'll see what happens". "The continued use of chemical weapons can not go unchallenged". "We still think it is important to avoid steps that could harm what is already a fragile situation".
The threats come in the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma.
The tensions within Syria have the potential to explode into an global conflict at any moment. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor group reported that pro-government forces were evacuating major airports and military airbases.
"We will stand by Syria's government against any foreign aggression ..."
USA troops have mostly stayed away from Russian and Iranian forces, but there have been several battles over the past year.
This is the second time in a year that Washington is gearing up to respond militarily in Syria.
Lawrence Korb is a former United States assistant secretary of defence.
Western troops have been gathering in Syria and forging alliances with rebels as they support them in pushing out the terrorist organisation.
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