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The World Reacts to U.S.-Allies Airstrikes in Syria

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria, there are many different responses from the different sides:

Report from the Pentagon:

  • Strikes were conducted 3-4 a.m. Saturday morning in Syria in a joint operation between U.S., France, UK
  • Every one of the 105 missiles fired hit its target
  • The U.S. and allies crippled Assad’s ability to produce chemical weapons and destroyed the Barzah Scientific Research Center in Damascus
  • There were no civilian casualties
  • The targets were equipment (not moveable), storage facilities and research and development sites
  • U.S. warships either in the area or being moved to the area were being used as a distraction. Neither ship fired, although they were carrying as many as 90 missiles

Note: The Barzah Center (see map) is part of the SSRC network in Syria, headed by Amr Najib Armanazi. SSRC develops and stockpiles chemical weapons, including sarin gas. Armanazi established ties with North Korea, who helped advance Syria’s nuclear program. He was sanctioned by the U.S. in 2012 for his work. But members of the Armanazi family have been given British passports. Two of his sons work as investment bankers in London. Some wonder if there is a connection here to a British “Deep State.”

According to Pentagon spokespersons, the mission is to defeat ISIS and not be involved in a civil war. What happens next is Assad’s decision; we are ready for anything. The strikes were conducted because the UN process to stop Assad from using chemical weapons has failed. “His is a heinous regime that murders its own people daily.”

President Trump’s tweets:

“A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!”

“The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished.’ I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back. Use often!”

Interestingly, on April 12, General James Mattis, Secretary of defense, admitted that the Pentagon still has no independent evidence that would confirm a chemical weapons attack was carried out in Syria, but he personally believes there was one.

Syria denies it used chemical weapons in Douma. A team of inspectors from (OPCW) Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is looking into the allegations of the use of chemical weapons. Victims of the attack had traces of an unknown nerve agent and chlorine gas in their urine.

Syria’s Response:

According to a senior official who is part of a regional alliance that supports Syria, the country and its allies have “absorbed” the attack. He says Russia provided a warning and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago.

China’s Reaction:

The Chinese warned that the airstrikes violate the UN charter, law, and principles, while complicating the situation in Syria. China is is calling for a thorough and impartial investigation to find out who is behind the chemical weapons attack.

Putin’s Shrug:

According to the Russians, 71 out of the 103 missiles were intercepted before they hit their targets. President Putin called the strikes an act of aggression, and said Russian advisers had spent the last 18 months completely rebuilding the Syrian air defense system. He said the chemical weapons incidents in 2017, as well as the attack in Douma this April, were perpetrated by armed militants in order to cause the U.S. to retaliate against the Syrian government.

Russian Ambassador Antonov commented that Russia is being threatened and such actions will not be left without consequences. He added, “All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London, and Paris.”

On Sunday, it was reported that Putin called his Iranian counterpart and warned that the world will see chaos if Syria is attacked again. His response has been less aggressive than most had feared. Some analysts suggest they may have received advanced warnings. U.S. officials have said publicly they have an active deconfliction channel with Russia.

New Sanctions Coming

The U.S. will impose new sanctions against Russia on Monday as a punishment for “enabling the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in civil war,” according to Nikki Haley, UN Ambassador. The sanctions will be directed against any company dealing with equipment related to Assad and the use of chemical weapons.

Last week, seven of Russia’s richest men and 17 top Russian officials were sanctioned for interfering in the U.S. election.

The UN Security Council Meets

On Saturday, during an emergency session of the UN Security Council, Russia proposed a resolution advising the U.S. and her allies to cease the aggression against Syria. Joining in this resolution were China and Bolivia.

Saudis Hold a Summit

King Salman held a “Quds (Jerusalem) Summit” with other Arab leaders on Sunday. Salman condemned Iran, but did not reference the missile strikes. His government is donating $200 million to support the Palestinians. This is noteworthy, since President Trump has announced he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump is now pushing for all Arab nations to unite against Iran. The Saudis and Iran have been in a power struggle for supremacy and have been fighting proxy wars in Yemen and Syria for ten years.

Saudi Arabia and its allies supported the strikes against Syria; Iraq and Lebanon condemned them. Some countries, such as Jordan and Kuwait, have called for a political solution instead of war.

Q-Based Theories on the Airstrikes

These Q drops came immediately after the airstrikes. The small box at the top reads:

Night [4]
Increase in chatter.
Auth B19-2.
Sparrow Red.
Prevent at all costs.
Good.
Castle-Online
Q

The second box underlines:
Two USAF B-1 lancer bombers launched 19 missiles
79 missiles hit the Barzah R&D Center and 22 hit the Him Shinshar storage site for chemical weapons

Those who follow Q have suggested the following:

  • Trump and his team had been planning the attack for 10 days
  • They received intel from a flipped Russian spy (Sparrow Red) about where to attack
  • The strikes hit chemical weapons sites, including Barzah, that the U.S.
  • Deep State-supported rebels were using
  • After the attack, ISIS and rebel cells moved in to take advantage of the situation and were taken out by Assad’s army
  • All the strikes were coordinated with Russia and Assad, but the truth cannot be told because of the Trump-Russia collusion allegations
  • The cleanup of Iran is next

Result: The strikes destroyed the Deep State/cabal’s capabilities in Syria and ruined their plans. Iran also got the message not to threaten a nuclear attack on the U.S.

Why this Matters: We walk by faith and not by sight. At this point, it is impossible to know to truth. If God wants us to understand, we will. In the meantime, let us put aside the things that seek to divide us as the body of Christ and press onward into faith and good works.

How to Pray: For the President to hear from God and stay strong in following the correct path. For believers to remember the prize and run the race with patience–occupying until He returns, or until we go to be with Him.

Hebrews 12:1-2 – Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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