Russia threatens response to Syria bombings as researchers release computer model showing 280,000 would die from a nuclear strike on DC

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On Saturday U.S., French and British ships and warplanes launched more than 120 cruise missiles at Syrian government installations the Trump administration said were responsible for supplying the war-torn country’s chemical weapons program, triggering a daunting response from Russia.

According to a statement posted to Facebook by Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov, it appears as though Moscow has already begun to implement a response of its own, though as of this writing, that response had not been made clear.

“The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard,” the statement began. “A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

“All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris,” the statement continued. “Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible. The U.S. — the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons — has no moral right to blame other countries.”

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