271 Syrian chemists/experts blacklisted

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The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.

The treasury department also targeted Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), which is suspected of developing the sarin gas used in the April 4 attack which left 87 dead including children.

The assets, located in the United States, of these 271 individual will be frozen, and the blacklisting also blocks any American person/business to deal with the individuals.

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This is a good action against such individuals involved in such cowardly/terrorist activities. But what is after this?

Ivanka Trump influenced Syria missile decision

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According to an interview with Eric Trump, it is believed that his sister, the newly appointed West Wing adviser, Ivanka Trump, encouraged Donald Trump to carry out a strike against the Syrian President.

Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said: ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff’. A chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government left more than 80 dead, including children, in Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun.

The day after the attack, Ivanka Trump had tweeted that the current times call for difficult decisions, and she is proud of her father for refusing to accept the horrendous crimes against humanity.

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Well, maybe it was influenced by her, She is an advisor to the President.

US launches missiles on Syria

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US President Trump retaliated for the gruesome poison gas attack at Khan Shaykhun against Syria by ordering the Pentagon to launch dozens of cruise missiles against an airfield in central Syria. Trump stated, “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”

Two US Navy destroyers patrolling in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, fired roughly 60 Tomahawk missiles, well out of range of Syrian air defenses. A Tomahawk missile carries an approximate load of 1,000 lbs, and cruises at a speed of 550 mph. Only the Shayrat military airfield was targeted, since it was used as the launch point of the Tuesday lethal gas attack in Idlib Province.

The strike was designed so that minimum casualty was caused and the Russian military operating at Shayrat was warned ahead of time, so that they could easily avoid the missiles. A statement added that US has no plans for additional strikes now, however this depends on the action of Syria’s government.

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This airstrike was more like a warning to Syria, as anyone can understand, since it minimized casualties and most of the damages caused was temporary. It’s your move Syria, I wish you destroy all your chemical weapons for the safety of your own citizens.

Dozens killed in Chemical attack

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A chemical weapons attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun is believed to have killed at least 58 people, which did include 11 children. People were gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. Witnesses said that the chemical weapon was carried out by Sukhoi jets operated by the Russian and Syrian governments.

Volunteer medics used fire hoses to wash the chemicals from victims’ bodies, many of which were stripped to the underwear. The attack reminded people of a 2013 chemical assault that left hundreds dead and was the worst in the country’s ruinous six-year civil war.

Donald Trump, US President, denounced it as a ‘heinous’ act that “cannot be ignored by the civilized world.”

Syrian government tried to reject the claims that it was responsible, and said that it does not posses any chemical weapons, hasn’t used them ever and won’t be using them in the future. The Russian defense ministry said the Khan Sheikhoun residents were exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike.

This was the third claim of a chemical attack in just over a week in Syria. The previous two were reported in Hama province, in an area not far from Khan Sheikhoun.

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What is wrong with Syria, if the claims are true, how can it do such atrocities against its own people..