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The US-led propaganda campaign against the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance has reached a new level as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is openly preparing to kick of a ground assault on terrorist groups in northwestern Syria.
During a September 7 UN Security Council briefing, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated that “when Russia and the Assad regime say they want to counter terrorism, they actually mean they want to bomb schools, hospitals, and homes. They want to punish the civilians who had the courage to rise up against Assad.” She further stated that “the Assad regime” must halt an offensive in Idlib because it will undermine “peace talks”.
“We consider any assault on Idlib to be a dangerous escalation of the conflict in Syria. If Assad, Russia, and Iran continue, the consequences will be dire,” Haley said.
On the same day, CNN released another fabulous report based on anonymous US defense officials. According to the report, Russia warmed the US-led coalition twice that its forces and the Syrian military are prepared to attack terrorists in the 55-km zone claimed by the US-led coalition around its military garrison at al-Tanf. CNN speculated that this attack may endanger US troops deployed there, but did not elaborate how it is possible if US personnel are not embedded with terrorists.
Following the report, the coalition kicked off a military exercise involving 100 US servicemen in the al-Tanf area.
“Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces, and conduct a rapid exfiltration anywhere in the OIR combined joint operations area … Exercises like this bolster our defeat-ISIS capabilities and ensure we are ready to respond to any threat to our forces,” CENTCOM spokesman Navy Captain Bill Urban stated.
On September 8, clashes erupted between a unit of the Syrian Military Intelligence and security forces of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of al-Qamishli. Kurdish sources claimed that clashes erupted after government troops had entered the SDF-controlled area without a permission. Pro-government sources say that the SDF attack had been pre-planned. 12 government servicemen and 7 SDF personnel were killed in the incident.
On September 9, the SDF’s political wing, the Syrian Democratic Council, released a statement claiming that it regrets the incident.
“The coincidence of this incident with the summit in Tehran is questionable,” the SDC added in the same statement de-facto accusing Syria, Russia, Iran and Turkey of the escalation.
Meanwhile, multiple reports have been released by pro-militant media activists and mainstream media outlets on alleged civilian casualties and damage to the civilian infrastructure as a result of the airstrikes of the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces. The reports came when Syrian and Russian forces expanded their airstrikes on targets belonging to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and the Turkistan Islamic Party in northern Lattakia and southern and southwestern Idlib.
A source in the 4th Armoured Division of the Syrian Arab Army told SouthFront that these strikes are preparations for a ground phase of the offensive in the area. However, no details when it’s set to be started were provided.
Usa wants to withdraw from ICC so it and Israel cannot be trialed for past alleged war crimes …..and presumably any future ones….
Just on RT – Breaking –
Putin during EEF in Vladivostok on the Skripal case suspects – they know who they are; they have found them and they are civilians; urging them to come forward and talk to the media – he hopes they will soon appear and tell everything themselves….
Sputnik has some info up:
U.S. never signed on to ICC, as far as I know.
According to Nikki Haley the civilians in idlib had risen against President Assad. I was under the impression they were subjugated by ISIS whom Syria and Russia are fighting. How kind of Nikki Haley to show “concern” for Syrian civilians. For a moment I thought she was concerned about the upcoming defeat of ISIS.
The latest news on the Internet is that 200 US and British troops are trapped in Idlib. I presume Nikki Haley will now show even more “concern” for Syrian civilians in Idlib.
Does NATO member Turkey not facilitate their withdrawal via Turkey?? The last time I looked USA and GB are still members of the group. What other “assets” of NATO member states are “trapped” in Idlib?
There is a Twitter video of buses from Turkey taking them out through Turkey.
Windows of the buses are darkened to hide who is inside.
May or may not be accurate report, but very strange. Enough buses for 200+.
Those buses were obviously transporting somebody who should not have been in Idlib, almost certainly NATO troops and a few of the ISIS big cats, to be used somewhere else.
Additional news: RT has today, September 11, reported that filming of a staged chemical attack in Syrian Idlib has begun, with the White Helmets participating in this staged film show. What is interesting is that the filming has begun on 9/11, which is hardly a coincidence, as it creates connotations with what happened on 9/11 in 2001. NATO is obviously applying some psychological machinations, giving credence to it’s bombing of Afghanistan back in 2001, and now it’s creating justifications for the planned bombing of Syria. Incredible that old tricks are again being used. Do they really expect people to believe this ?
Of course, since what the US says is always backwards, its the civilians in Raqqa who are rebelling against being in the American zone. The SDF was sending in reinforcements of late, which means more arrests and forced conscription and siezing of assets.
Meanwhile, its the Americans dropping white phosporus on towns. Nasty stuff in that if it touches your skin and burns and burns all the way down to the bone and there is little chance of putting it out or smothering it. Which is why its a crime against international law to use it as a munition.
Americans are similar to what I learned about the Clintons. Their lies tell an awful lot about what they are doing themselves.
“Saul Alinsky 101: Accuse your opponent of what only you are doing, as you are doing it, to create confusion
It is too weird that Trump wants Assad out, while railing about the fact that his enemies here want him out.
Doesn’t he notice this weird connectivity?
That he is pursuing basically the same “regime” change goal vis-a-vis Assad as Mueller & Co and Memo Writer Denunciator are pursuing with him?
If the Assad “regime change” policy is right, then it kind of validates the idea of all regime changes—including that of Donald John Trump. Seems to me.
So, I wonder which one will come first. First Trump, then Assad? Or the other way around?
I wonder whether maybe someone oughtn’t to point out to Trump that regime-changing Assad might not be such a great idea . . . After doing Assad, who is he to complain if the same is done to him?
“So, I wonder which one will come first. First Trump, then Assad? Or the other way around?”
Assad will eventually retire, like most legit leaders. As for israel’s trump toy…well, but not by a coup. He’s too valuable to israel.
So far no one has invaded with soldiers nor is doing airstrikes on Trump supporters in America.
Buying a few Twitter and FB ads is one thing, invading with troops and special forces, sending heavy artillery to the ‘rebels’, and bombing civilians with airstrikes is something completely different. Or trying to assasinate Madura is yet another example about how the Americans go much, much further in ‘meddling’ with other people’s government.
“US Claims Destruction Of Civilian Objects Is Purpose Of Idlib Advance”
At this point, israel’s pindo colonials will say anything. It’s what they’ve been ordered to do and they do what they are told to do and they lack the humanity to refuse, or even question now.
Distinct lack of info coming out of Syria. In this case, I think no news is good news.
Putin should have reacted to previous Isramerican false-flagged attacks on Syria with counter-violence.
instead, he did nothing to the culprits. Right now it looks as if Trump and his Zionist handlers are going to go all out to prevent the liquidation of their last Sunni terrorist stronghold. And, presumably, Putin will back down again. If he doesn’t, Isramerica had better do so…or most of us will shortly be dead.
The Mainstream Media is literally buzzing and flooding news feeds with the “preparation of a chemical attack” false-flag disinformation. Just google “preparing chemical weapons attack”.
The news feeds are increasing exponentially.
You will find things like:
“US officials: Assad approved use of chemical weapons in Idlib”
“U.S. has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib”
“‘Lots of evidence’ Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib”
Its being recycled in every way you can imagine.
So the false-flag is coming no doubt about it…..the question is how the Russians will respond to US aggression and how strong the US aggression will be this time ?
But here’s another question -given that Idlib is 90% ISIL et al terrorists and its civilian supporters, just where do they go? Really, where do they go?
The USA will not stand by and allow their valuable and expensive terrorists to be massacred -they are needed for the next round of chaos wherever that might be.
Eric Zuesse thinks that a ‘Kosovo’ in Syria is a possible answer and an alternative to WWIII. Although a welcome face-saving alternative to the latter it is really only something to buy time.
“Eric Zuesse thinks that a ‘Kosovo’ in Syria is a possible answer and an alternative to WWIII.”
Well, no skin off his back, eh?
“A kosovo” is what israel wants in Syria. From the start the whole purpose of the zionazi-gay attack on Syria was to break up the country, the zionazi-nazi Yugoslavia strategy essentially, to facilitate the greater israel expansion.
As for ww3, the zionazi-gays are bluffing. What zionazi-gay oligarch wants to spend the rest of their life deep underground in a bunker? Think about it.
The zionazi-gay bluff worked in Libya, it’s not working in Syria.
It can’t be a “Kosovo” with Russians active in the area. With Kosovo, Russian jets were far, far away.
“The Anglo-American team is made up, according to my sources, of 12 Americans, all of whom used to work for major “news” outlets like NBC and CBS. Among the American group are 4 Jews who hold dual citizenship; American and Zionist. The 6 Britons in the group are primarily MI6 contractors whose job is to provide security for the crew. (Wael says that the British group contains one expert in unconventional warfare). On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the crew met with representatives from Jabhat Al-Nusra, the so-called White Helmets and the Turkestan Party where they discussed the details. What the imbeciles did not know was that the room in which they were discussing the scenario was bugged. In that conversation, the MI agents learned that the staged CW event would take place in Jisr Al-Shughoor.
Also, on Saturday, two (2) barrels of chlorine gas were delivered to Idlib City from Khirbat Al-Jawz, right on the Turk border while, as I am told, the Turk customs officers and military personnel merely looked on with orders not to interfere. The CW was collected and delivered by Qatari agents with the help of the Turks.”