'Get Ready Russia' Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Smoke rises from Douma just north of Damascus.

Smoke rises from Douma just north of Damascus.

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Donald Trump: "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!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

Donald Trump: "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!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

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Syrian President Bashar Assad: Why would he want to make any compromises when he is already so close to victory?

Syrian President Bashar Assad: Why would he want to make any compromises when he is already so close to victory?

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