13 April on Friday the U.S. and its allies Britain and France launched more than 100 missiles against Damascus. The U.S. used two US Navy ships in the Red Sea, tactical aircraft over the Mediterranean, as well as the U.S. B-1B bombers from the area of Al Tanf. Donald Trump ordered to carry out the operation. The CNN report states that "conduct coordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons capability and deter their use." After a while, British Prime Minister Teresa May and French Defence Minister Florance Parley stated that the British and French forces also participated in the attack.
The coordinated actions of the three great powers should have left Syria completely destroyed. However, according to reports of the command of the Syrian army, no one was killed in the attack. The Syrians managed to shoot down part of the missiles developed using advanced technologies of the military-industrial complex of the world's leading countries. They made with air defense systems, released in a state that does not exist for 25 years. I'm talking about the USSR.
But from the other side the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta was just a reason to strike, which was supposed to cover all tracks of the stage. Realizing this, Russia addressed the UN with a demand to send an OPCW mission to the site of the tragedy to investigate the use of chemical weapons. Washington, that believes publications in social networks, but not reports of specialists, immediately stated that the U.S. would strike chemical laboratories in Syria.
The UN agreed with a reasonable demand of Russia and sent its experts to Syria The mission should have begun its work on April 14. And a few hours before the arrival of experts of the international organization in Damascus, the U.S., Britain, and France launched a missile attack against Damascus. Apparently they aimed at those laboratories and chemical weapons sites, which they must have destroyed several years ago. The absence of the dead Syrians only confirms the liquidation of these objects. After all, in there could not have been employees. I would not be surprised if several missiles deviated from the path and exploded in Douma, so that the OPCW experts could not investigate the site of the incident. It's good that the British special services do not cover the tracks of poisoning Russian spy in Salisbury.
The Americans killed two birds with one stone:
First, Trump promised to strike Syria and this strike was launched;
Second, the OPCW experts may not fly to Damascus for security reasons.
But most importantly, The U.S. violated international law, attacked a sovereign state without the UN approval. And if the world community does not condemn the actions of Washington, London, and Paris, it is impossible to predict which country they will strike next time.