May, who made an explicit connection between the airstrikes in Syria and the poisoning of the Skripals, benefited from the timing of the airstrikes, two days before lawmakers were to return from vacation. While not obligated to consult Parliament, she may have felt constrained to do so and could easily have lost a ve on a strike, as her predecessor David Cameron did in 2013.
Britain also wants to prove its use as an ally to Trump at a time when its international influence is under question because of its withdrawal from the European Union, and when it hopes to strengthen trade ties with the United States.
France saw a chance to act after a red line was crossed
Presi nt Emmanuel Macron had prepared his nation for this moment: He had discussed the possibility of airstrikes and made clear early in his presidency that the use of chemical wons was a red line.
While pressing for a military response to the use of chemical wons, Macron has also said he wants to work on a peace deal for the region, creating a dual-pronged strategy that has support in France. Macron has cultivated a closer relationship with Trump than other Western leaders, but he has also reached out to Putin.
He will visit both presi nts in the coming weeks: Trump at the end of April and Putin in May.
sridhar - Hyderabad - 13 hours ago
worlds largest military supplier and hoarder trying to teach morals others, American Hypocrisy
mohil.patel - Location - 13 hours ago
World War is just round the corner and it will start soon.
Ashok Prabhu - 12 hours ago
How about some air strikes over Te rort Camps in Pakistan?
5 Go Bajaar
Go - 12 hours ago
Britain is a weak country. They are shadowing with US to show off. Cats cannot become Lions! Russia can easily crush this tiny ant!
Dilip - 13 hours ago
Westerners successfully keep Middle East burning. The Gaza war of 60s, Palestine war, 10 Iran -Iraq war, the gulf war, Libya war, ISIS, Syria crisis, Iran - Arabia divide, Qatar -Saudi crisis.
Joys - India - 12 hours ago
UN should be abolished! its now just a namesake organisation. Isn't it there to stop wars between countries?
Aayush - New Delhi - 13 hours ago
The air strikes have taken million of lives