The Syria Russia Dilemma

Today General Mattis met with President Trump to flesh out what could be done over the suspected chemical attacks carried out in Syria on the local population. Mattis has expressed a measured approach to the situation and has been looking at the evidence of the attack and a appropriate response.  Given that there is a lack of solid evidence to link the Assad regime carrying out the attacks this limits the scope of the response that can be carried out. The previous ineffectual response when the last attacks occurred have put Washington in a weakened position, especially with Russia threatening a response to any units[…]

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Chemical attacks in Eastern Ghouta

In a re-engagement of the intense bombing campaign with the addition of chemical attacks, civilians have been the most affected in Eastern Ghouta, as Russian backed forces continued their assault on the city in continued fighting with the rebels. With civilian casualties running high most of the city is in hiding from the air and artillery bombardment including the rebels in their homes or underground shelters. Medical centres have been overwhelmed by the large amount of casualties in such a short period with doctors and aid workers pleading for help to deal with the continuing influx of injured. With the intensity of the continued bombings[…]

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Russia expels more British diplomats

With the continuation of the increased hostilities over the Nerve agent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil. The Russian government have announced more expulsions of British diplomats to be in line with the number of Russian diplomats on British soil. These numbers have not yet been confirmed as of this time by the Home Office but it is expected they will be released as of when the Home Office has secured the numbers involved but is estimated to be around 50. These measures come as retribution to Britain as Russia is holding it responsible as the main instigator in the current diplomatic[…]

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