Syrian president is the stupidest and the most hated man after Hitler. What will he gain in this attack? The pictures of the dying children bring contempt even from all Russians minus one. It is the WORST nightmare for his public relation department.
To be effective, tell the Syrians that the next missile will be bigger and right on the president's palace.
Same should be done to the Japanese after the first A-bomb to end WW2.
Trump lost some bargain chip with Xi. Xi would agree with the missile attack but not openly as Xi has a trump card playing Russia against US.
The complex relationship between US, Russia, China and ISIS continues. My friend's enemy is my enemy, my enemy's friend is my enemy... Now the news is more excited than the soap opera.