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Russian DefMin Briefings on Syria Situation

http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171238@egNews

"...Meanwhile, residents of Eastern Ghouta that had suffered violations from terrorists for many years badly need humanitarian assistance. Russia urges the world community to join [with] Russia and provide Syrians with necessary humanitarian aid.

The experts emphasize that residents of Raqqa are deprived of humanitarian aid because of the lack of representative offices of international profile organizations in the region and the inability of local authorities to remedy the situation. An extremely severe and epidemiological situation is in Raqqa. Until now, thousands of corpses are decomposing under the ruins of the city. The city is 70% wiped off the face of the earth as a result of the bombing by the USAF. These are assessments made by representatives of international organizations..."

Russian Gen Staff Media Briefing on Missile Attack

http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171300@egNews

"The US alongside its allies conducted a missile strike by air and naval carriers targeting military and civilian facilities of the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in the period from 3:42 am till 5:10 am (MSK). The Russian air defense systems at the Khmeimim and Tartus air base timely located and controlled all naval and air launches made by the USA and UK. Announced French aircraft have not been registered by the Russian air defence systems.

Russia considers the strike to be a response to the success of the SAA in fighting international terrorism and liberating its territory, rather than a response to the alleged chemical attack. Besides, the attack took place on a day when the OPCW special mission was to start working on investigating an incident in the city of Douma where a chemical attack allegedly occurred. It's to be stressed that there are no facilities producing chemical weapons in Syria, and this has been documented by the OPCW. The American aggression proves that the USA is not interested in the objectivity of the ongoing investigation..."

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Trump is losing his base over Syrian attacks. Infowars' Alex Jones is just an example (and vid)

https://youtu.be/AiJtWuK8Iz4

Consciousness is sometimes painful... (profanity warning)

NDPP

F.U.K.U.S Strikes Syria - Who Won?

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/fukus-strikes-syria-who-won.html

"What will be the consequences of this strike?"

 

April 2018: The Bombing of Syria

http://rogerannis.com/world-news/

"Russia says the goal of the bombing of Syria was to prevent chemical watchdog's fact-finding mission in Douma."

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They did a short attack on Friday night so the financial markets could digest the news over the weekend before the opening on Sunday night in Japan, with the hope of reducing war jitters.

I am expecting a sharp selloff nonetheless. The futures indicate a three-digit gap down in the Dow on Monday morning EST.

The gold price should also run up a bit, so the gold market manipulators can make a profit on a dump later. ​Oil often runs with gold, but not always. So far as I know the bombs did not affect oil supply, so the bombing is not a rational reason for a price movement in terms of basic economic forces. Indeed, if people are hoarding and nervous and staying at home, oil consumption will decline, generally causing prices to fall. 

Trump had a nice rally going for quite a while. Now he has decided to fuck it all up. Wars (trade and otherwise) are not good for most business out there. People hoard. Some may be worried the Russians may drop a heater on them.

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Russia's Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko

https://youtu.be/1zSj_r9pTuw

April 13: Presser on Syria/Skripal (prior to the bombing)

My personal favourite bit @37:40 . This is how media now operates. Beware and be aware...

 

April 14: Russian FM Lavrov on Syria Strikes and Skripal Case

https://youtu.be/iNw5TjS63-w

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov called US-led airstrikes in Syria 'absolutely unacceptable. Also - Skripal poisoning was not 'novichoks' but 'Bz' a chemical compound used not by Russia but  by NATO countries such as UK...

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Columbia International Affairs Prof & UN Advisor Jeffrey Sachs on US in Syria (and vid)

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/984941909339787264

"This is a US mistake that started seven years ago. They sent in the CIA to overthrow Assad. And so we have made a proxy war in Syria, it's killed a million people, displaced 10 million and I'll say predictably so."

WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath

https://t.co/FQF8D4T40p

"Knowing that the US never really abandoned a regime-change policy in Syria informs our understanding of US military intervention in Syria today."

NDPP

'This Picture is Faked'

https://twitter.com/DanielLMcAdams/status/985383113810497537

"Don't miss this extremely important revelation from a cardiologist. 'This Picture is faked.'

 

Syriana (2)

https://markdoran.wordpress.com/syriana-2/

"The following contains images of atrocity. You are seriously advised to think twice before scrolling down - and before supporting what you wrongly think of as 'your side'."

WWWTT

bekayne wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

From the sounds of Trump now, he's seen enough and probably is signaling all the western war pigs to give it up.

You never learn, do you?

Please clarify your comment.

Obviously nobody here knows exactly what's really going on. We are engaging in speculation. Throwing random thoughts around. None of us live in Syria or in a bordering country.

WWWTT

Here's a link I found interesting. An etire thread can probably be started just from this link in itself. For now I think it fits here in this thread and gives some insight into the players

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_proxy_wars

bekayne

WWWTT wrote:

bekayne wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

From the sounds of Trump now, he's seen enough and probably is signaling all the western war pigs to give it up.

You never learn, do you?

Please clarify your comment.

The idea that Trump was ever an orange dove of peace. And that he does these things only because he is "forced" to.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/12/what-betrayal-on-war-trump-has-d...

iyraste1313

 

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Al Masdar
Russian military releases full report for US-led missile attack on Syria, what air defense systems were used and their effectiveness

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian military has released a full report on the US-led missile attack against Syria during the morning hours of April 14, part of which details what Syrian air defense systems were used and the effectiveness of such weapons.

According to the report, one hundred and three (103) US, British and French cruise missiles fired at Syria were engaged by a range of Syrian air defense systems including Pantsir-S1, Buk-M2, Kub, Strela-10, Osa, S-125 and S-200 that, in turn, replied with 112 surface-to-air missiles (SAM).

In order, the effectiveness of these air defense systems were recorded as follows:

Pantsir-S1: 25 missiles fired, 23 hits scored.
Buk-M2: 29 missiles fired, 24 hits scored.
Kub: 21 missiles fired, 11 hits scored.
Strela-10: 5 missiles fired, 3 hits scored.
Osa: 11 missiles fired, 5 hits scored.
S-125: 13 missiles fired, 5 hits scored.
S-200: 8 missiles fired, 0 hits scored.

The complete ineffectiveness of the S-200 to successfully engage any of the attacking cruise missiles has been put down to the SAM system’s biased design towards intercepting high-altitude aircraft, not low-flying missiles.

The statistics likely fail to account for Western cruise missiles that were downed or driven off target due to ‘soft-kill’ electronic warfare systems – something which Russian sources will never confirm the use of.

In any case, going by official numbers, the interception rate of Syrian air defenses during the US-led missile attack stands at about 70 percent.

NorthReport

Too bad the chemical inspectors were denied access once again, eh! 

WWWTT

bekayne wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

bekayne wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

From the sounds of Trump now, he's seen enough and probably is signaling all the western war pigs to give it up.

You never learn, do you?

Please clarify your comment.

The idea that Trump was ever an orange dove of peace. And that he does these things only because he is "forced" to.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/12/what-betrayal-on-war-trump-has-d...

Trump is a business man. Not all businesses profit from war. Many if not most do bad. 

NDPP

Bear and Sitting Duck...

The Revolution Which the US Raid on Syria Launched - No More US Air Superiority Means Everyone is On Their Own (Pass the S-400 Please)    

http://johnhelmer.net/the-revolution-which-the-us-raid-on-syria-launched...

"US President Donald Trump didn't mean to start a revolution. President Vladimir Putin tried persuading him not to. But on April 14 the revolution was launched by American warplanes, surface ships and a submarine. The outcome is that the US can no longer count on air superiority anywhere in the world where Russian air defences operate, backed by Russian command and control systems. 

Without air superiority, the US has no force multiple on the ground of the magnitude required for the Pentagon to attack; that is, the ratio of American men and firepower the Pentagon calculates for making sure their enemies on their ground can be defeated. 

This is revolutionary. 

So long, shock and awe..."

NDPP

Trudeau Joins Macron in Celebrating Air Strikes on Syria

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/18/trud-a18.html

"Trudeau used his French trip to reiterate Ottawa's support for the US-led aggression in Syria. Although Canadian forces did not participate in last week's air strikes, the Canadian elite is deeply complicit in the carnage wrought in Syria..."

NDPP

CrossTalk on Syria...

https://youtu.be/eOpqJ62r-qs

"So what exactly are Washington's goals in Syria?"

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Syrian War Report - April, 20, 2018

https://youtu.be/PK1ACIkL1w0

Operations in Southern Damascus, Eastern Qalamour

 

Syria Sitrep: Cleanup Around Damascus - WMD Rumors, Prepare for New US Attack

https://t.co/nad2JGNMhV

"...With each elimination of a 'rebel' pocket, the Syrian army is gaining strength. Ten thousand soldiers who were needed to hold the Takfiri-held areas around Damascus surrounded and under control are now free to attack elsewhere. Some of the militants who did not evacuate also joined the government forces.

The evacuation of many militants to the north-west might later turn out to be problematic. They will eventually come under Turkish control and could be used in another Turkish attempt to take Aleppo. But for now, they are infighting..."

NDPP

"The Syrian Army tracing the arrival of French troops to West Hasakeh. Now we can say it loud: French Occupation Forces in Syria."

https://twitter.com/KevorkAlmassian/status/988795959030116353

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/DCu8mNC1JyE

"Carla Ortiz: Shocking video from Syria..."

NDPP

"In their own words...A thread on the exceptional values and standards of the 'rules-based international order."

https://twitter.com/ed_hannan/status/987718439996416001

NDPP

Meet Syria's Real Mass Murderers

https://gowans.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/meet-syrias-real-mass-murderers/

"It's helpful for these mass murderers and their apologists that there are Mehdi Hasans around to lay the blame for Syria's mountain of corpses on the victims of rapacious US foreign policy, rather than on its executors, where it belongs..."

NDPP

Syria-Iraq: US Cuddles ISIS, Others Plan Final Fight

https://t.co/ZIPGEQTyjs

"The attack [by Iraq in Syria] against ISIS was initiated by an anti-US alliance as a warning against further US shenanigans with ISIS. It is obvious that the US wants to keep ISIS alive and well to again use it, if need be, against the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Then Secretary of State Kerry as well as President Obama admitted that they used ISIS to put pressure on Syrian President Assad and then PM of Iraq, Maliki. While the US cuddles with ISIS in Syria to again use it for its own purpose, the 4+1 plan for a larger common operation to finally destroy the Takfiri menace.

 

In the Competition Over Syria's Reconstruction, China is the Likely Winner

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/03/competition-over-syrias-reconst...

"...As things stand, reconstruction will get little aid from the countries of the 'Friends of Syria' coalition - notably the US, Canada and Britain - which have frozen $9.6 billion in pledged funding until a political transition 'away from Assad' is on track. In the US, the proposed 'No Assistance for Assad Act' would effectively prohibit financial assistance for reconstruction in areas under the control of the Syrian government. This leaves the field open for non-Western investors..."

NDPP

Thousands of Syrians Buried in the Rubble Six Months After US [Led] Destruction of Raqqa

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/25/raqq-a25.html

"Six months after what the Pentagon proclaimed as its 'liberation' of the Syrian city of Raqqa from ISIS militants, reports are emerging about the devastation caused by the relentless US siege of airstrikes and artillery bombardments against the city. Between 70 and 80 percent of the city was reduced to rubble. There are 16,000 reports of human remains throughout the city that are yet to be responded to..."

Why the silence of Canada...

http://www.inherentresolve.mil/About-Us/Coalition/Coalition-Display/Arti...

"Canada's contributions to Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational coalition dedicated to militarily defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria include..."

'But Russia!! But Assad...!!'

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