The US has carried out a missile attack against an air base in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. The Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired at 04:40 Syrian time (01:40 GMT) from destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean.
President Trump branded Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a “dictator” who had “launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians”. BBC
How does this affect US/Russian relations?
How does this help in the fight against Islamic State?
This has all the hallmarks of ‘Iraq style’ CIA Intelligence gathering.
i.e. It’s too fast and probably based on supposition.
That and 59 Tomahawk missiles for one airbase looks like overkill.
I can’t help wondering if this is an example of inexperience on the part of an administration already under attack for it’s foreign policy.