America’s President, Donald Trump, earlier today took to his Twitter handle to warn that a missile attack on Syria is imminent. This is coming just hours after Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, said any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down by Russia and the launch sites targeted.
Trumps tweet read: ‘Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!’
The last few hours have seen a dramatic ratcheting of tensions in the Middle East where Russian forces are propping up dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria and American forces are backing some of his opponents. The US military appeared to be in position to carry out any attack order this morning with a Navy destroyer pictured below armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles – underway in the eastern Mediterranean.