BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – “Our traditional support [of the US] does not in any way mean that we would start operations from Italian bases directly targeting Syria,” Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in an address from Palazzo Chigi in Rome on Saturday.

Gentiloni’s remarks came after the USA, UK and France launched airstrikes against multiple Syrian government targets early on Saturday morning, targeting alleged chemical weapons sites as well as a Syrian military base in Homs.

The airstrikes are a response to a claim of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma last week. Syria and Russia have both denied the allegations, calling them ‘staged’ and a ‘fabrication.’

Source: Ruptly

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Daeshbags Sux
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Well said Paolo!

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He’s just saying that *in this particular case* (and as opposed to Jugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Lybia) neither Italian nor US bombers have taken off from Italian bases. He is alleging that they didn’t do that upon Italy’s request. Half-lie, as USA shot from ships and submarines: they didn’t plan to use planes in the first place.
Yet, USNavy Poseidons – that patrolled all the time Syrian coast in anti-submarine mission – took off from Sigonella – Sicily.
Gentiloni is just scared of future Russian retaliation, as Merkel is.

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dismissed useless Soros’ puppet, Italian patriots stand behind Mr. Salvini true friend of brave people of Syria https://twitter.com/matteosalvinimi/status/985054998437523456