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The US does not rule out the possibility to conduct new missile strikes on Syria, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said at a news conference on Monday. “The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action,” Spicer stated, adding that “Not just Syria, but the world saw a president who is going to act decisively.”
US Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed that the US missile strike on the Sha’irat military airfield led to the destruction of 20% of the Syrian Air Force’s aircraft.
Mattis added that the Syrian government “lost the ability to refuel or rearm aircraft at Sha’irat airfield and at this point, use of the runway is of idle military interest.”
Unfortunately, the mad dog forgot to check some videos on Youtube, which reveal the air base to be operational and Syrian warplanes using it to conduct airstrikes on militants. The destruction of 20% of the aircraft also appears to be an overestimation.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media continued their propaganda campaign against the Iranian-Syrian-Russian alliance. Now, some anonymous US official told Fox News that, “a Russian-operated drone flew over a hospital in Syria as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment. Hours after the drone left, a Russian-made fighter jet bombed the hospital in what American officials believe was an attempt to cover up the usage of chemical weapons.” According to the media, the presence of the drone couldn’t have been a coincidence. Investigation is not required when an anonymous US official is always near to provide such hard evidence of any allegations.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies retook the town of Maardes and the village of Iskandariyah from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in northern Hamma. Then, government forces launched an advance on Souran.
In the Palmyra countryside, the SAA captured the Al Taj hill, a number of points in the Mazburad Mountain, and the Syriatel tower.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the villages of Abbad and Ayid Qabir which had been controlled by ISIS in the province of Raqqah.
Both of the villages are located near the important ISIS-held town of Tabqa. Tabqa and the Tabqa dam are important ISIS defense sites in the western countryside of Raqqah. The SDF successfully isolated them and is now readying to storm them.
Meanwhile, the US Special Forces and their proxies repelled an ISIS attack at al Tanf in southern Syria. From 20 to 30 ISIS members had attacked the US-led forces after a VBIED attack. All terrorists were killed in the clashes according to the US Central Command.
I read that the American people are not in favour of more action
Not many 51% approved of the strikes last week.
I expected higher approval but it seems Americans are tired of war
It will depend on how weak trump is if he goes along with the war plan.
He is a disaster anyway
The midterms are in 2018 and 2020 reelection don’t look good for him
I sometimes think that in between elections the pollsters are all fired and a machine spews out random figures always 50% (+ or – 2%). It keeps the nation divided and stops any movement in any direction. Total stasis is the preferred condition in Fascism.
Let us hope there are midterm elections and people around to vote in them…
But respectfully, friends, Americans are not simply tired of war – deeper than that they have realized that they are being looted and they attribute this permanent poverty to the wars…
They’re almost right. And in the natural way these things go they are beginning to regard the rule they live under as evil and wrong. Beginning to think as Dr. King did about their own country…
It is natural, expected after T Man folded up…and ominously dangerous for civil order and rational action.
Dear Saker and friends: I cannot help but note the language of the Fox news piece: “hours after the drone left, a Russian-made fighter jet bombed the hospital….in an attempt to cover up the use of chemical weapons”….this is such a classic piece of stupid dis-info and non-reporting it is appalling. Let’s see here, just for starters: a conventional high explosive bomb is magically going to remove all traces of a chemical attack from an area? –who believes this more, the bloody Yanks, or the Russians?
“US Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed that the US missile strike on the Sha’irat military airfield led to the destruction of 20% of the Syrian Air Force’s aircraft.”
The Russians had quite a laugh at this pathetic israeli butt boy propagandist:
Mad Dog Mattis Claims Sha’irat Strike Destroyed 20% of Syria’s Jets
“One estimate provided by GlobalFirePower.com indicates that the Syrian armed forces maintain 461 total aircraft. Thus, on Mattis’ account, the strike resulted in the elimination of about 92 aircraft…”
After Fallujah, mattis should have been hung. And very publicly.
Konashenkov rips mattis a new one:
Russian MoD: US Failed to Weaken Syrian Armed Forces by Attacking Sha’irat Base
“The Pentagon’s remarks on the alleged high efficiency of the mass missile attack on the Ash Sha’irat airbase were made for the American audience, not for professionals,” Konashenkov said.
Konashenkov said that the only logical explanation of the US strikes was to weaken the military capacity of the Syrian army, however, the mission failed, and the Syrian troops continue to successfully fight against Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia.”
I do wish he, Zakharova would do a massive presentation to the world news thoroughly exposing the facts etc -mind you they did this re MH17………but surely someone can gain access and do a forensic examination asap9like should have happened MH17)….in case evidence is tampered with, planted etc……………cos bet ya bottom dollar USA is “giving “every opportunity for evidence to be cleaned up or added whilst UN is not investigating or arranging any-?- investigating…………..
8 reasons why White House “evidence” confirms Assad was NOT behind Idlib chemical attack –
The rock solid evidence that Assad was behind the chemical weapons attack is weak and heavily relies on social media.