“The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Friday night against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President Trump sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people.” -- Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, & Ben Hubbard/ New York Times (4/13/18)
“Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.
“The flurry of statements after Friday’s coordinated strike of U.S. cruise missiles — along with launches from French and British forces — suggested a tense holding pattern.”
-- Anne Gearan & Missy Ryan/ Washington Post (4/14/18)
“Today -- among all of the other things that they do -- the Company makes Binky pacifiers in fourteen colors, er, to ascertain what connections exist between Iran and Syria. President Hassan Rhouhani in Iran loves the shit outta them, especially the turquoise double sucker. He sends all his used Binkies to Assad in Syria. Assad goes through two a day. Syrian rebels are tryin to cut the Binky supply line between Iran and Syria. I heard an expert on Meet The Press say: cut off Assad’s Binkies and he could be in real trouble.” (a version post earlier on Carbuncle Moon)
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