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Jimmy Carter Just Issued A Chilling Warning To Trump About Syria
04-13-2018, 10:10 AM,
Jimmy Carter Just Issued A Chilling Warning To Trump About Syria
Jimmy Carter Just Issued A Chilling Warning To Trump About Syria

<p><a href=""><em>Authored by Jessica Corbett via,</em></a></p>

<p>Former President Jimmy Carter has added his voice to those urging President Donald Trump to refrain from launching an <a href="">illegal</a> military attack on <a href="">Syria</a>, warning of the serious dangers - including nuclear conflagration - that could result.</p>

<p><strong>"I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or exacerbate the challenges that come up with North Korea, in Russia, or in Syria," </strong>Carter <a href="">told</a> <em>The Associated Press</em> about Trump's <a href="">recent threats</a>.</p>

<p><strong>"I hope he realizes very profoundly as I did, and as other presidents have done," Carter continued, "that any nuclear exchange could involve catastrophe for all human beings."</strong></p>

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<p>Carter pointed out that <strong>even a military attack that doesn't escalate into a nuclear exchange "is a dangerous thing" </strong>that can unleash unpredictable consequences.</p>

<p>Anti-war activists are also pressuring Trump to proceed cautiously.</p>

<p><strong><em>"There is no proof yet of a Syrian government gas attack," </em></strong><a href="">noted</a> Veterans for Peace President Gerry Condon. <strong><em>"Even if the reports are true, a military response will only lead to more death and destruction, and dangerous escalations."</em></strong></p>

<p>Condon also pointed to nuclear concerns—considering Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.</p>

<p><strong>"We are talking about a direct confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers,"</strong> Condon said.</p>

<p><strong>"Why would the U.S. risk nuclear war over dubious chemical weapons claims?"</strong></p>

<p>Pleas for restraint from peace advocates, <a href="">members</a> of <a href="">Congress</a>, international law <a href="">experts</a>, and at least one former president come amid mixed messages from Trump and an alarming report by Russia's state-owned television station about possible war with the United States. </p>

<p>In a news segment on Wednesday, as <em>Common Dreams</em> <a href="">reported</a>, one Russian anchor "<a href="">explained</a> to viewers how to prepare for a potential war by stocking a bomb shelter—while images of nuclear explosions were shown behind him."</p><img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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