We expected some sort of response from Russia. This may be it.
On Facebook, the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev gave an ominous rebuke of Thursday night’s U.S. tomahawk strike of the Shayrat Airfield, in Syria.
Russia backs the Assad regime and has long been at odds with the U.S. over whether Assad should stay or go.
In 2015 a deconfliction line was set up between the U.S. and Russia to prevent any clash between the two powerful nations, should any further actions in the region be taken.
On Thursday night, the line was used to inform Russia of the coming strike, according to the Pentagon spokesman, Jeff Davis, in an attempt to spare the lives of Syrian and Russian personnel.
Reports this morning are that seven people were killed.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry is saying that that line of communications is being suspended, after the Thursday night missile strike.
Said Medvedev today:
“This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticized in his inauguration speech,” he wrote on Facebook.
“The Trump administration proved it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the U.S.”
He also said that relations between Russia and the U.S. were “completely ruined,” and that this puts Moscow and the U.S. on “the verge of a military clash.”
It could be just a lot of saber-rattling from Russia, or it could be time to get right with Jesus.
Whatever it is, I don’t think there was anyone who didn’t expect some sort of answer from Russia this morning.