by Pamela Williams
I want to start out with a video by Fox New’s reporter, Jennifer Griffins.
We did not know that our Military had been preparing for this strike for a number of days, but we are now finding that this has been no impulsive action.
Our military prepared the coordinates for the missiles, as they have to be programmed. 59 tomahawk missiles were fired. The airbase was chosen as the target as there is intelligence that the Syrian military loaded a plane there which was used for the strike on the Syrian people.
They could actually see the flight path of the Syrian plane as it made its way to the strike point, and it is said the Russians actually knew they were dropping these chemical weapons. Unbelievable!
I think this intelligence needs to be talked about among the American people.
They do not think the Syrian military will not go any further with this, the US military is ready to go further with this operation if need be.
There are two American destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea from which the US launched the strike upon the Syria airbase. But as we speak a Russian warship is moving into the Mediterranean Sea and heading towards the two United States Navy destroyers that launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base last night.
According to the report during a FOX Business segment, the Russian ship came from the Black Sea via the Basra Strait to reach the Mediterranean Sea and is heading towards the U.S.S. Ross and U.S.S. Porter.
There has been no announcement or report on what the warship’s intentions are as it is headed on a collision course with the two Navy destroyers.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 7, 2017
Other outlets are beginning to post followups to the FOX News report.
UPDATE (11:53 am EDT):
A CBS report filed just hours after the airstrike in Syria said that “There were reports later that a Russian warship was sailing to the Mediterranean and expected to dock at the Russian base in Tartus, on Syria’s coast.”
Following the strikes, US President Donald Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago resort, accusing the Syrian government of using nerve gas that killed civilians in Idlib’s Khan Sheikhoun.
The Friday strikes were a “response” of the Trump administration to the alleged usage of chemical weapons by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“A total of 59 [Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles] targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars,” Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in an official statement, adding that “the US took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the Law of Armed Conflict.”
Furthermore, few countries including Russia were notified in advance of the strike, according to the Pentagon.
The Russian state-run news agency “Sputnik” reported on this issue next way:
The United States gave an advanced warning to Russia about the Thursday evening strikes on a Syrian airfield, a Pentagon spokesperson told Sputnik.The warning was communicated through the existing deconfliction channel, the spokesperson confirmed, without giving any details of the missile attack.
Pentagon also said that United States did not target the sections of the airbase where Russian forces were believed to be present.
US President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Herbert McMaster said that the United States has gone out of its way to minimize Russian casualties during the Thursday US missile strike in Syria, but there are no guarantees.
“US took great pains to avoid Russian casualties in Syria but anytime in a military operation, there are no guarantees,” McMaster said after the missile attack.
Also, US Minister of Defense Rex Tillerson claimed that Russia had failed to carry out 2013 agreement to secure Syrian chemical weapons, saying that Moscow was either complicit or incompetent. “We sought no approval from Moscow,” Tillerson said.