USS Donald Cook –equipped with Tomahawks– deployed off the coast of Syria

President Donald Trump threatened a military strike against Syria and declared on Monday that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility for Saturday’s chemical weapons attack on civilians will “pay a price.”

The US Navy Donald Cook has deployed off the coast of Syria, in possible preparations for missile strikes against the Assad regime.

The guided missile destroyer is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, the weapon of choice in a U.S. attack one year ago on an airfield in Syria following a sarin gas attack on civilians.

Multiple low-flying Russian jets reported in the area.

The United States “will respond” to a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria regardless of whether the United Nations Security Council acts or not, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday.

 

 

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  1. With Russian fighter aircraft buzzing the location of the US Destroyer ; there’s the possibility of a wider conflict. This will test the resolve of Putin and whether he will escalate this to a full War footing ; directly with the USA..?
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    USS Donald Cook, has the Aegis combat system plus a vast range of anti-aircraft systems ; to down anything.
    Now the question is; when the Destroyer deploys Cruise Missiles- will Russian Jets just stand-by OR retaliate?
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    This new threat, will determine just how attached Putin is to Assad,, or whether it’s a marriage of convenience.

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