Trump Issues Stern Warning To Russia That “Missiles Are Coming”

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After the regime of Bashar al Assad launched a chemical gas attack on his own people last week, international pressure for a swift response has swelled to new heights. Though the United States has yet to respond to this attack with force, President Donald Trump has issued some threats via Twitter that the U.S. response is imminent.

President Trump’s tweet came just hours after Russia indicated it would shoot down any incoming missiles.

“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!”

While this tweet seemed overtly threatening, Trump immediately walked back the tone with a tweet that offered to “stop the arms race.”

“Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War,” he tweeted. “There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?”

Rather than continue with the bellicose rhetoric, Trump then shifted toward an explanation of the “bad blood” we have with Russia.

“Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!”

While the President was tweeting, though, Russians were deploying to Douma. “Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces said military police would be there by Thursday to ensure ‘security’ of the town,” The Daily Mail writes.

“Poznikhir said 41,213 people, including 3,354 rebels and 8,642 members of their families, have left Douma with his military’s assistance.”

It is unclear how Russia will respond to any attack on Syria. Moscow’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, warned that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria would be shot down. He also said that the launch sites would be targeted by Russia. Russia’s foreign ministry tweeted “smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not legal government.”

Though there is ample evidence of the most recent attack, both the Syrian and the Russian governments deny that it took place.