Russia Warns US on Syria. Trump's Response: a Taunt

President say 'get ready'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2018 4:00 AM CDT
Updated Apr 11, 2018 6:42 AM CDT
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(Newser) – If the US tries to launch missiles at Syria, they will be shot down and the warships or planes they're launched from will become targets, Russia's ambassador to Lebanon said Tuesday night, echoing earlier warnings from Moscow. "If there is a strike by the Americans, then … the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired," Alexander Zasypkin told a Hezbollah-affiliated TV station, per Reuters.

  • The words planted no fear in President Trump, who on Wednesday morning addressed the news in a tweet, telling Russia to "get ready ... because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"
  • The Guardian reports a Russian foreign ministry rep addressed the tweet, saying "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [a] legal government."

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