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Things are certainly tense in the middle east these days, with Syria’s civil war raging in increasingly dreadful ways week in and week out.

One of the most worrisome bits of this Syrian conflict is the continued empowerment of Bashar al-Assad, the Russian-backed President of the embattled nation.  Assad is, for all intents and purposes, a monstrous character whose true scope of atrocities will not likely be known while he is still drawing breath.  Among his vast cadre of sins are at least two chemical weapon attacks against his own people in the last few months.

DONALD Trump labelled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad an “animal” following a suspected nerve agent attack in Syria which left at least 70 dead.

Harrowing footage showed kids foaming at the mouth after a deadly cocktail of chlorine and apparent sarin gas was dropped on the rebel-held town of Douma.

Aid workers reported dozens of people were killed by poison gas – many of them young children  – following the attack on the rebel-held town.

Official sources said at least 70 people had died in the atrocity late on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the besieged town of Douma.

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Patients showed signs of “respiratory distress, central cyanosis, excessive oral foaming, corneal burns, and the emission of chlorine-like odour”, they said.

The statement added civil defence volunteers found 42 casualties dead in their homes “with similar clinical symptoms of excessive oral foaming, cyanosis, and corneal burns”.

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Assad has been attempting to distance himself from the insidious behavior, but military intelligence officials have repeatedly warned against the veracity of his claims.

President Donald Trump has once again been compelled to weigh in on the subject, after having lit the night skies over Syria ablaze with a missile barrage on the airbase that launched a similar, previous attack months ago.  After posturing for another strike, Trump was swiftly reprimanded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, to which Trump responded with his usual gusto.

In no uncertain terms Trump told Putin that the missiles are coming.  And, according to newly released maritime data, POTUS isn’t playing around.

An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attackon civilians, according to a report.

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported.

Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting that missiles “will be coming” in response to the attack on the town of Douma on April 7.

There are fears the world over that a conflict involving the U.S. and Russia, especially in the middle east, could ignite a very turbulent course of history, with some experts even going so far as to begin preparing us for a World War.

 

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