War Over Assad - Russia Threatens to Shoot Down U.S. Missiles in Syria

The Russian ambassador to Lebanon says they will retaliate for U.S. missile strikes against the Syrian regime

Russia is threatening to down down any U.S. missiles fired at the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and strike back at…

Whether there was actually a chemical weapons attack and who launched it is fiercely debated by both sides. The U.S. and its allies say that the people in the town which was hit, Douma, have symptoms consistent with exposure to chemical weapons and that Assad is behind the attack. Russia and Syria variously deny that such an attack occurred or that the U.S. or other forces were behind the attack to use it as a pretext for war. Just today, though, France is reporting that they have proof that Assad's Syrian government was behind the attack.