The US is prepared to act without the UK against Syria in retaliation for alleged chemical attacks. The Obama administration is still deciding on what Syrian targets will be attacked. Russia, Iran and China said that if a strike against Syria occurs there will be “catastrophic consequences” like we could literally be in a World War as of as of any day from now. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said his country would use “all means available” to defend against a US strike. The Russian foreign ministry drew a comparison with the build up to the war in Iraq in 2003, saying: "Attempts to bypass the Security Council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region. The Syrian government immediately demanded that the United Nations investigate three alleged chemical attacks carried out by rebel groups on the outskirts of Damascus last week. One question how the hell do rebels have access to chemical weapons? Who armed them? The US government can still join with the 70 percent of Americans who oppose arming Syria rebels.
Syrian victims of the new ‘chemical attacks’ by rebels
China is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council. And like Russia, China has repeatedly blocked sanctions attempts against the Syrian regime -- leading to a perpetual stalemate at the U.N. body to take any serious action on Syria. "A political solution is always the only realistic means to resolve the Syria issue," Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.