Pentagon still assessing intelligence about suspected Syria chemical attack

Washington: Long after the Cold War, the world is again worried about the risk of a military confrontation between the U.S. and Russia. At the center of the conflict is the apparent chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime in Syria, Russia’s ally.
As President Trump considers a response, he tweeted, “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart.” He added “You shouldn’t be partners with a gas killing animal who kills his people and enjoys it.”
The president’s tweet Wednesday morning raised the real possibility the U.S. and Russia could soon be shooting at each other. That was followed by an unequivocal statement from the White House about who is to blame for the apparent asphyxiation of civilians.