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US Navy destroyer is now off Syrian coast with 60 Tomahawk missiles

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A U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, is now situated off the coast of Syria with 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles on board, CNN Turk has reported.

CNN Turk also reported that the destroyer was buzzed by Russian planes at least four times, but the Pentagon has denied those reports.

The news comes just one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he won’t “rule out anything right now” when it comes to launching airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to the suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians over the weekend.

The chemical weapons attacks are suspected to have have killed dozens of children and families near Damascus in Syria.

A Navy source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the guided-missile destroyer completed a port call in Cyprus and “got underway in the eastern Mediterranean within range of Syria Monday.”

The Pentagon said the move was planned in advance, and it also denied that Russian planes had buzzed the USS Donald Cook, CNN Turk reported.

According to CNN Turk, as translated:

The Pentagon officials, however, declared that the partition of the gulf was planned in advance and that it was not directly related to possible intervention in Syria. It was alleged that Russian aircraft abused the ship 4 times with low flights; The Pentagon denied this claim. It was emphasized that such an event did not happen.

President Donald Trump on Monday said to expect “major decisions” on Syria within the coming days.

“We are studying that situation extremely closely,” Trump said. “We are meeting with our military and everyone else that will be making some major decisions over the next 24 to 48 hours.”

At least 40 people are reported dead in Douma, and it was reported that many of the people were “choking and foaming at the mouth.”

“The first thing we have to look at is why chemical weapons are still being used at all,” Mattis told reporters. “Russia was the framework guarantor of removing all the chemical weapons, and so working with our allies and partners, from NATO to Qatar and elsewhere, we are going to address this issue.”

Russia recently said reports of the chemical attacks are untrue and “bogus.”

On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Israel bombed a Syrian military base in response to the chemical attacks. The airstrikes killed 14 people, including fighters from Iran, according to a conflict monitoring group.

President Trump tweeted about the chemical attack on Sunday, and also about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning of a big price to pay for the attack.

“Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.”

“Big price to pay,” he added. “Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”

The attacks come during an uneasy time in Syria, and also as President Trump carefully navigates exactly what to do in the country, where there are approximately 2,000 U.S. troops currently stationed.

americanmilitarynews



102 Comments on "US Navy destroyer is now off Syrian coast with 60 Tomahawk missiles"

  1. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 1:24 am 

    “Somehow I don’t see The Donald™ as being very good at losing major face.”

    I think missiles will fly, hopefully as inconsequential as last year when they blew a few holes in some forgotten tarmac, repaired two hours later.

  2. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 1:33 am 

    Next week another swamp loon will be installed as Foreign Minister: Pompeo, what’s in a name:

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/usa-mike-pompeo-kuendigt-haertere-linie-gegen-russland-an-a-1202476.html

    He announced harder measures against Russia. Together with Bolton the ideal ensemble is in place to blow the status quo up.

  3. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 1:47 am 

    neder, history doesn’t repeat itself. It might rhyme but keep in mind how long ago 1989 was.

    “uprising” “oust” sounds like civil war to me or at least the potential.

    “certainly”? Sounds like you made your mind up. Notice I said your mind. Your mind is not reality.

  4. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 2:25 am 

    European populism in action:

    new Austrian government wants to end asylumapplications on European soil

    http://www.krone.at/1691679

    Expect new Italian government support. Interestingly Austria and Italy control physical access to black hole “I’m not a Natzi” Merkelland.

    Obviously the UN is going to balk, but after WW3 that 1945 leftover Soros club will be abolished and replaced by something Eurasian, carried by serious nations from Europe, Russia and China.

    The more I think about, the more advantages I begin to see in a confrontation. Anything but the status quo. Let’s organize a meeting between myself, meathead, millimind… and my AK47.lol

  5. makati1 on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 2:30 am 

    If the US fires missiles, and the Russians shoot them all down. A plus for Russia. A negative for the Us.

    If the Us fires its missiles and Russia cannot down all of them, not good for Russia, but not good for the Us either.

    If the Us fires its missiles and Russia stands aside, a loss for Russian face, but a draw on S400 sales.

    I suspect that the Us will not fire any missiles because a loss of any to Russia’s defense system would kill the sale of such Us weapons and a plus for Russian sales of the S400. Especially if the S400 got most, or all, of the Us missiles.

    Will Trump chance a loss? Will Russia fire its defense system if missiles fly? We shall see. Its ALL about money.

  6. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 2:47 am 

    Interesting test for Russian weapons. British fear the worst for the US facing S-400:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5604471/Deadly-Russian-S-400-ring-steel-protects-Assad.html

    Europe-ZOG 1-0?

  7. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 4:08 am 

    https://nos.nl/artikel/2226979-trump-wil-turkse-steun-voor-mogelijke-aanval-in-syrie.html

    The Trumpert jingoist (“wouldn’t it be great to get along with Russia”) seeks support from Erdogan for the coming rape of Syria. Erdogan can’t believe his luck and smells his chance to add Syria to his intended neo-Ottoman empire in a 2nd attempt via his jihadist proxies.

    The twitter fool without any consistent policies, one week ago hè wanted to withdraw from Syria, is now embarking on WW3.

  8. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 6:00 am 

    The twitter fool is getting more bombastic by the hour:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984374422587965440

    It was the US who created IS and Russian heroes who defeated IS!

    Even Alex Jones wants to see the Trump clown impeached.

    Trump IS backing down:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984374422587965440

    Could somebody throw his mobile phone out of the window of Trump Tower so it can crash with the speed of gravity against the pavement? Thanks.

  9. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 6:36 am 

    “The more I think about, the more advantages I begin to see in a confrontation. Anything but the status quo. Let’s organize a meeting between myself, meathead, millimind… and my AK47.lol”

    Lol, I can just see you now shooting yourself with an AK47. You have no idea how to shoot a gun. Man, you are going insane. You are now thinking about killing your digital enemies. You are as bad as billy 3rd world and greggie.

  10. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 6:39 am 

    “If the US fires missiles, and the Russians shoot them all down.
    If the Us fires its missiles and Russia cannot down all of them
    If the Us fires its missiles and Russia stands aside

    Geeze, our board military strategist in action! Hilarious, kind of like his dreamy wish for a 3:00am NUK attack on US. You see billy 3rd world imagines NUKS have to be fired off in the dark and when everyone is sleeping.

  11. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 6:41 am 

    “The twitter fool without any consistent policies, one week ago hè wanted to withdraw from Syria, is now embarking on WW3.”

    One week ago you loved the guy and now you call him a fool, who is the fool?

  12. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 6:43 am 

    “Could somebody throw his mobile phone out of the window of Trump Tower so it can crash with the speed of gravity against the pavement? Thanks.”

    Wow you sure are twisted. Do you know which way is up anymore? Go get some help you are far too into all this for your own good. Your personality is crashing.

  13. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 9:40 am 

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-syrien-strategie-haelt-immer-nur-bis-zum-naechsten-tweet-a-1202568.html

    I was jubilant when Trump was elected and I consistently hate der Spiegel.

    But for once I have to agree with these commies from Hamburg that Trump is making a fool of himself. He should impose a rule on himself that there should be 24h between writing a tweet and posting it. He is too impulsive for his own good, not to mention the world.

    Btw Moscow and Washington are in constant communication.

    It looks like the Trumpert is getting wet feet. I had hoped to be able to verify my tentative hypothesis, namely that this is the age of the missile and that ships, carriers, tanks and even jets, heck even missiles fired first, are useless junk and will be intercepted most of the time.

    Yet another victory for Putin.

  14. Davy on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 10:05 am 

    Sure nederfuhrer you tell us all how smart you are about military matters. While you are at it inform the audience about your narrow agenda and how everything you think and do supports this, reality or not.

  15. Cloggie on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 10:08 am 

    This is the New Britain… you can’t believe your eyes:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardBSpencer/status/983916468738887680

    This is the witch:

    https://goo.gl/images/vMs2wr

    In Russia-1917 they at least had a revolution (sort of) and a very real civil war. In Britain the revolution happened silently. And the good posters at the DailyMail still insist they escaped from the “Marxist EU” just in time.lol

  16. bruce hall on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 3:12 pm 

    we should not threaten any more just bomp there asses

  17. DerHundistlos on Thu, 12th Apr 2018 3:30 pm 

    “Jorge”

    Typical Trumptard incapable of comprehending simple sentences. I said EITHER lifelong Republicans or Trump appointees.

    Dumb and dumber.

    Trump with hunt conspirators:

    Bob Mueller: Lifelong Republican
    Rod Rosenstein: Lifelong Republican
    Attorney General, Jeff Sessions: Appointed by Trump
    FBI Director: Appointed by Trump
    Four FISA Judges: All Republicans
    Geoffrey Berman, US Attorney Southern District of New
    York: Appointed by Trump

  18. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 3:54 am 

    “A Look At Russia’s Military Assets In Syria”
    https://tinyurl.com/yclracf2

    This is a good article on Russian military assets and strength in Syria.

  19. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:02 am 

    “One week ago you loved the guy and now you call him a fool, who is the fool?”

    Last week the Trumpert announced he wanted to withdraw from Syria. That’’s when “I loved him”. Now, out of the blue, this impulsive hothead threatens to throw the world into WW3. I call that foolish, a mild judgment if there ever was one.

    Now what part of my reasoning you have trouble with understanding? Remember I am here to help you.

  20. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:08 am 

    Please, nederliar, you are here telling me all the ways you want me dead. I hope the worst for you too. What about your loving Macron? You hate him now too or is that different. You waffle around as bad as your board groupies mongrel and 3rd world.

  21. fmr-paultard on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:36 am 

    supertard president paul called for support of luke 22:36

    “Ron Paul: Progressives (read libtards) Should Defend Gun Rights”

    I’m a libtard. I only became blue republican to vote for president paul. I’m back being a libtard.

    Supertard president paul also said the demos have a good record of defending civil liberties.

  22. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:57 am 

    Clogg

    You delusional fantasy is being torn apart right before you eyes! LOL You are so fucking stupid and moronic! you deserve to be laughed at! Just wait until the oil crisis hits and you shit your paints! !You little pussy

  23. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 9:12 am 

    ISIS navy sails to Syria, ignoring that in 2018 the sport is NOT to have a navy, but missiles instead:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5611419/Trumps-armada-Huge-task-force-12-warships-sets-sail-Syria.html

    The majority of the Syrians want Assad to stay, but the US wants Syria in its empire, so Assad needs to go, or so even this Trump f* now seems to think. People of Damascus are preparing for the coming strike:

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/syrien-bereitet-sich-auf-us-angriff-vor-damaskus-in-alarmbereitschaft-a-1202760.html

    It looks like we in Europe and China can lean back to see how the US and Russia are going to nuke each other out of existence.

    Is Trump this stupid?

    https://altright.com/2018/04/12/war-in-syria-is-trump-really-this-stupid/

    I still deem it possible that Trump is taking the Deep State/Swamp head on by intentionally destroying the country. All it takes is 100k US deaths and the Americans begin to protest and disobey.

    https://youtu.be/HkUK2k7Ffy0

    RIP US empire and USA.

  24. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 10:20 am 

    Major Papers Urge Trump to Kill Syrians, Risk World War III

    https://fair.org/home/major-papers-urge-trump-to-kill-syrians-risk-world-war-iii/

  25. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 10:30 am 

    How to bring this to millimind: Iran threatens to destroy Israel. Do they have nukes?

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/945526/iran-israel-syria-chemical-attack-russia-nuclear-deal

  26. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 10:51 am 

    Clogg

    Sorry,, Express is not a reliable source. Just like the daily mail isn’t either. if you want to get my attention you need to use more sophisticated sources.

  27. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 10:58 am 

    Stupid Trump is doing the dirty work for the neocons:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/thomas-luongo/the-coup-is-complete-trump-is-done/

    Paul Craig Roberts – 10 days before the end of the world:

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/04/paul-craig-roberts/ten-days-before-the-end-of-the-world/

    Buchanan, Has the War Party Hooked Trump?

    http://buchanan.org/blog/has-the-war-party-hooked-trump-129088

  28. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:01 am 

    “ if you want to get my attention you need to use more sophisticated sources.”

    I am completely uninterested in your attention.

    Jerusalem Post says same thing:

    http://m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Iran-envoy-Iran-will-destroy-Tel-Aviv-Haifa-if-Israel-makes-excuses-549651

  29. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:12 am 

    China shows massive support for Russia with last-minute navy drill in Taiwan Straight:

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2141505/surprise-move-china-mount-live-fire-navy-drills-taiwan

    Expect rapid Chinese occupation of Taiwan and Philipines in case of a war of US/UK/Israel against Russia/China/Iran

  30. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:30 am 

    Trump didn’t even give a shit when American children were murdered in Florida. And now he cares about Syrian children dying? WTF? You can have it both ways..

  31. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:31 am 

    “Expect rapid Chinese occupation of Taiwan and Philipines in case of a war of US/UK/Israel against Russia/China/Iran”

    You are confusing the centuries. We are in the 21st century not the 20th.

  32. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:32 am 

    Clogg

    That china drill has nothing to do with Russia. Just face it Putin is all alone and going to get his ass hammered! Your populist uprising is coming to an end! HAHA Like I said before you are alt ritht followers have no money or power. and you think you could rule the world and overthrow the jews? LOL how foolish!

  33. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:39 am 

    “Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” UK Staged Syrian Chemical Attack”
    https://tinyurl.com/yd4g736z

    “As the blame game over the alleged chemical attack in Syria escalates ahead of what is expected to be an imminent, if contained, air strike campaign by the US, UK and/or France against Syria, on Friday morning, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow had “irrefutable evidence” that the attack – which allegedly killed more than 40 people in an April 7 chemical weapons strike on the former rebel outpost of Douma -was staged with the help of a foreign secret service. “We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic campaign was involved in this staged event,” he said during a press conference according to AFP.”

  34. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 11:56 am 

    Farage making sane arguments against a strike:

    https://www.infowars.com/nigel-farage-globalists-want-conflict-with-russia-as-an-argument-for-new-world-order/

  35. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 12:01 pm 

    ““Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” UK Staged Syrian Chemical Attack”

    https://tinyurl.com/yd4g736z”

    Good find Davy.

    Ok, so now the US and France will strike against Britain, that’ll teach them. How dare they kill 70 innocent civilians. On the other hand they killed hundreds of thousands of innocent German civilians. It’s a bit of a habbit there.

  36. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 12:27 pm 

    I bet Russia shoots down a US missile and then it will be on like Donkey Kong. The US will nuke Putin back into the stone ages!

  37. Cloggie on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 1:55 pm 

    “I bet Russia shoots down a US missile and then it will be on like Donkey Kong. The US will nuke Putin back into the stone ages!”

    The good peoples of Europe and China encourage you to do just that. Come on, you can do it!

  38. peakyeast on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 4:38 pm 

    Thinking either Russia or USA can win a war is decidedly stupid.

    Russia could detonate all their weapons within own borders and still kill everybody on earth.

    US air defences cannot hold 1500 nukes away – absolute fantasy.

    There is only the MAD solution btw. these two terrorist states.

  39. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 5:03 pm 

    I love the smell of oil wars in the morning!

    https://imgur.com/a/myegO

  40. Antius on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 5:18 pm 

    Me thinks that the Jewish lobby are pushing for war in Syria so that they can seize more land around the Golan heights, with its reportedly huge oil reserves.

  41. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 5:49 pm 

    “Russia, U.S. Near Brink in a Syrian Standoff With Nuclear Risks”
    https://tinyurl.com/ya7wxg3v

    “On Russian media, there’s been some talk of a potential war with the U.S., and even of apocalyptic consequences. But such worries aren’t widespread, and the Kremlin has offered reassurance, saying that military chiefs are in touch via their “deconfliction” hotline. Among the American top brass, “there are no madmen,” said Frants Klintsevich, a member of the Russian upper house’s defense and security committee. “These are professionals who aren’t populists and know what this could lead to.” In the end, such contacts are likely to produce an agreed-upon set of targets for U.S. strikes, where there’ll be no Russian servicemen at risk, said Vladimir Frolov, a former Russian diplomat. ‘Fog of War’ “The residual risk is of a mistake by weapons operators in the fog of war,” he said. “With communication channels open, that should be controllable.”

  42. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 6:29 pm 

    Davy

    Enough with zerohedge links..Can you please post something from a reliable source for once?

  43. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 6:42 pm 

    Try again master baiter, maybe you should check references before you act stupid. Maybe peer review comments before you issue them.

  44. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 6:53 pm 

    Davy

    Zerohedge = Zero credibility.

  45. Anonymouse1 on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 6:55 pm 

    So, you have enough time on your hands, or are simply crazy enough, to have arguments, with….yourself. How about that. I mean your endless foul-mouth ranting and raving at real people is one thing, but this, lol.

    Crazy does not do you justice exceptionlist.

  46. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:14 pm 

    Master baiter type on the link and get back to me. If you want to be that authority figure you are trying so hard to be then you should know what you are talking about.

  47. Davy on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:17 pm 

    Weasel, glad you are entertained. Most kids your age who are not dorks are out meeting girls. I guess you will being keeping your 5 friends company tonight.

  48. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 7:32 pm 

    “Pretty soon there’ll be a new kind of murderer, who will kill without any reason at all, just to prove that it doesn’t matter, and his accomplishment will be worth no more and no less than Beethoven’s last quartets and Boito’s Requiem– churches will fall, Mongolian hordes will tear up the map of the West, idiot kings will burp at bones, nobody’ll care and then the earth itself’ll disintegrate into atomic dust (as it was in the beginning) and the void still the void won’t care, the void’ll just go on with that maddening little smile of its that I see everywhere, I look at a tree, a rock, a house, a street, I see that little smile– That ‘secret God-grin’ but what a God is this who didn’t invent justice?–So they’ll light candles and make speeches and the angels rage. Ah but ‘I don’t know, I don’t care, and it doesn’t matter’ will be the final human prayer.”

    Jack Kerouac
    Desolation Angels,1965

  49. MASTERMIND on Fri, 13th Apr 2018 8:02 pm 

    Trump to address the nation tonight about Syria…The drums of war and collapse are beating louder by the minute!

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