Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied any responsibility for the chemical attack in Damascus, but also issued strong words against the United States, England and France, calling the airstrikes an act of aggression. Russia also stated that they would be calling a meeting with United Nations Security Council, saying the strikes:
...would have a “destructive influence on the entire system of international relations [and are a] clear and present danger to world peace.
In a speech on Friday, President Trump spoke out against Iran and Russia, saying:
To Iran and to Russia I ask, What kind of nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children? The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons,. Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force of stability and peace.
In response, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov issued a statement that read:
Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. Insulting the president of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible. The U.S. ― the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons ― has no moral right to blame other countries.
With so much turmoil, people are getting nervous.
Things are so far from normal we don't know if this is theater or real. Zero trust in putin or trump.— BBraun (@oldmanbraun) April 14, 2018
There are a lot of people who don't trust any of this.
What if, putin and +rump had planned this together, for distraction, and to "solve" this issue together.— Di Law (@cryst0la) April 14, 2018
Hey, who knows.
This is all a new ploy to see these two make like they are mad at each other so that people can finally think ole yeller is changing he stills says nothing mean about Putin. Pay attention people don’t fall for this. When does potus give Putin a nasty name?— Linda (@lindame1313) April 14, 2018
Trump patted himself on the back after the strikes by taking to Twitter.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018
Mission Accomplished? I seem to remember that same ill placed statement being touted by the last Republican president.— Boiling Frog (@enjoyyourwall) April 15, 2018
Didn't play well then.
Won't play well now.
I mean you could have actually accomplished something tangible instead of wasting millions of dollars in weaponry on empty buildings but sure, your delusional mission was accomplished Private Bonespurs.— Jordan The Hoff (@JordanTheHoff) April 15, 2018
H/T: Huffington Post