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“Foreign specialists” arrived in Syria to stage a chemical attack, which will be blamed on the Damascus government, Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on August 25 warning that the staging of the incident may happen soon. According to the military spokesman, the “English-speaking specialists” arrived in the Hbit settlement in southern Idlib.
“In the most populated area of Kafr Zita, preparations are being made for a group of residents brought from the north of the province to participate in the staging of an “attack” of allegedly chemical munitions and bombs by Syrian government forces, staged assistance by mimicked ‘rescuers’ from the “White Helmets” and the shooting of video for distribution to the Middle East and English-language media,” Maj. Gen. Konashenkov said.
He emphasized that this situation one again confirms that foreign forces are seeking to “severely destabilize the situation and disrupt the steady dynamics of the ongoing peace process.”
The Russian military pointed out that this staged attack is deigned to create a pretext for new US-led missile strikes on government facilities in the war-torn country. According to Konashenkov, Washington is already preparing for this move: the US Navy’s destroyer Sullivans with 56 cruise missiles on board arrived in the Persian Gulf several days ago while a B-1B strategic bomber of the US Air Force armed with AGM-158 JASSM air-to-surface missiles was deployed to the al-Udeid air base in Qatar.
Meanwhile, the Russian Naval Task Force near Syria has been strengthened with the Black Sea Fleet’s frigates Admiral Grigorovich and Admiral Essen armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and Shtil-1 surface-to-air missile systems. The task force near Syria currently consists of at least 16 warships and submarines, including three Admiral Grigorovich class frigates and three Buyan-M class corvettes all armed with Kalibr missiles.
Separately, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov revealed that thousands of militants with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles have gathered in the province of Idlib preparing for an offensive on government-controlled areas in Hama and Aleppo.
The militants’ preparations are ongoing amid continued tensions between them and government forces at the contact line in the Idlib de-escalation zone. On August 26, the Syrian Army carried out artillery strikes on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham positions in the villages of Khuwayn and al-Tamanah in southern Idlib and a HQ of Jaysh al-Izza near the village of al-Zakah in northern Hama. According to pro-government sources, the strikes destroyed several vehicles used by militants to build fortifications in these areas as well as eliminated several militant groups‘ fighters.
The situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone remains unstable and it will remain unstable until Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies are able to operate in the area.
More of the same. How many times are they going to pull this same old trick ? And they expect people to believe this nonsense ? President Assad using gas against his own people ? Why on earth should he ? So that he can incriminate himself and give NATO an excuse to attack him ? Of course not.
Human mass consciousness being as oppressed as it is, requires protracted therapy in the form of politics. Such as an ongoing process whereby evil is forced to ever more blatantly expose itself. Does this not explain the Chemical weapons absurdity? Finding the cosmic integrity inside what appears to be mass insanity.
Because Russia never retaliates,now 4 years and counting(ukraine+syria).Why would(us/uk/fra) they stop?It is so easy.It was a total stupidity from Russia to send all these terrorists from other regions to Idlib.A good terrorist is a dead one.Same stupidity to declare ”victory” far too early.There is zero victory at all.Today Macron is back with ‘Assad must go”.Russia allowed the US,France and Uk special forces,not to forget Turkey to install ”bases” in a sovereign country.The US controls almost all oil and gas from Syria.Where is Russia ”victory” then?A few hundreds missiles on target on Assad palace and Russia will be forced out of Syria forever.Isra hell if leading the coalition,as they have no corones themselves to do the job.US/UK/France are blackmailed by Bibi(you want more mossad attacks à la Charlie or à la Bataclan guys?).No,then follow Isra hell orders and fast please.
war is coming
I am afraid you are misinformed. In Ukraine Russia backed the Donbass, and we now have two new republics. In Syria we had two US attacks. The first one occurred in 2017, when that Syrian airfield was attacked. Russia backed Syria with the Khirbiny electronics jamming system, forcing most of the Tomahawk cruise missiles off the mark. The damage was minimal. The airfield was in use within 24 hours.
During the second second US attack, Russia gave Syria radar backup, and no doubt Russian specialists were advising Syrian AA crews. The Syrians shot down 71 cruise missiles and captured two. At the same time the Russian Air Force was in the air, warning NATO that it would not tolerate any wider attack against Syria. Russia could have sunk all the NATO ships in the Mediterranean using the Kinshal missiles.
Yes, both Russia and Syria used flexible tactics on the ground, offering ISIS terrorists corridors to escape in exchange for weapons and the terrain they held. Assad was constantly expanding the territory he controlled. Now ISIS is concentrated in one region and the Syrian Arab Army is concluding it’s operations against ISIS. The Russian fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean has been beefed up, both as backup for the Syrian military and a warning to NATO that it will not tolerate any aggression against Assad based on false accusations. That is the situation as it currently exists.
The latest news is that Major General Mohamad Jafari, chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, has stated that Iran has fully liberated the Gulf and the Straight of Hormuz from foreign subjugation. This was done during the current naval drills, and it was done after the US has threatened to block all of Iran’s oil exports. We now have an interesting situation, both in Syria and in Iran. We shall now see how the US responds.
Any flimsy shop worn excuse is adequate to quiet the stupefied masses in America. The would be Masters of the Universe think they can get away with anything now, and keep pushing the envelope.
By the time this comment is read, much could be underway in Syria. Moscow is fully prepared to engage in a substantial US / Russia conventional warfare conflagration, and the mood is no longer conciliatory, nor accommodating. In the U.S., rational thinkers ask the question, “Does the American patriot believe the lie as truth, or does he believe the lie as a form of necessary, strategic propaganda?” In Russia, the people are growing increasingly aware of the 5th column inside her borders that coordinates the cultural reprogramming from within, with the migration of Sunni Muslim into regions just outside her borders.
Methinks that V.V. P. has extended the steady hand and cool head of patient diplomacy for as long as the world can bear it (he does too) and will now begin a more serious program of deterrence. It’s just a feeling I have from the bearing of Helsinki.
Do not blink. The sound of a mouse’s stomach rumblings may precede the thunder of the second coming.
God’s will be done.
Putin has substantially increased the size of the Russian fleet of the coast of Syria. This was done not only as backup for the impending offensive against ISIS in Idlib, but as a warning to NATO not to pull off some cruise missile nonsense against Assad. Idlib is the last major battle against ISIS.
1. Will President Assad finally declare a “No Fly Zone” over Syrian airspace?
2. Will Russia shoot down incoming cruise missiles launched from sea or airborne platforms?
3. Will the Russian flotilla including submarines confront the American armada head on at sea?
4. Will the Russian air force harass American B-1 bombers and use ECM to deter their combat mission?
5. Is this the final showdown over Syria between Russia and the U.S.?
truth can be stranger than fiction,
the unwashed folks in idleb ,trying to give meaning to their lives or for more bucks & dressed is varying garments from ,”moderate rebels,extremely moderate rebels,kindered head choppers,vicious head choppers,caring rapists,paid mercenaries,paid intel operatives,ambulance chasers creating false flags & daesh ,are all bank rolled by nato,gcc,israel and the usneocons for the past seven years.The average people living in idleb can’t get rid of them so they put up with these unwashed hordes .
Truth be told ,they have failed miserably in getting rid of ,”THE BARREL BOMBER”,so expect some airstrikes and missiles ,for sure that is a given, assured hundred percent,but SYRIA LIVES , and that my friends is the worst possible humiliation for the bankers of this genocide.
Today in Chemnitz in Germany (ex DDR) fights bewteen Neo Nazi and Jihadist Refugees after a murder. Now think- USA intellignce has close links for decade with Far Right (operation gladio, Franco etc) and the Islamists (al quada, chechen etc) . Could it be they are using them now, on european soil, to bring about the profesy of the Clash of Civilisation they so love? At a week when Europeans leaders began to declare they no longer want dollarisaton, and want peace with Iran and stop sanctions etc.
No surely these peacefull, democracy loving Anglo Saxons and their Zionist chiefs would never do such things.
Exactly right wing french leaders even from the centre right LR are using these words since last week.This is the first time.From Le Pen it is nothing new,but Le Pen party is collapsing as Marine LP has zero future.She will be replaced by Marion Marechal Le Pen(but she will not use Le Pen anymore).Expect the wors she is the daughter of a former mossad spy,once prisonner in Lebanon.She went to the US to meet all prominent neocons in june.Now Front National is NED/USAID financed.A new US fith column no more no less than Rotchild’s Macron.
Another interesting analysis of the coming military action in Syria:
It’s not going to work. Even if there is another false flag followed by some Vain and pointless cruise missile strike, it will accomplish nothing and definitely won’t turn the tide of the war or stop the SAA from liberating Idlib province.
As far as Syria is concerned, it’s over for the dark occultist Neocon filth. One last pathetic hurrah won’t change that.
Will the russians fail again to anticipate? Is it so hard to foil the move?
Come on, Vlad Putin.
You seem to wish to appear, to show an image of too republican, too correct, too much nephelibate.
Remember: Enemies don´t send flowers.
The Russians have been documenting the movement of specialists from Olive (UK) and the canisters of chemicals , the exact locations and prepared civilians.
News reports for a week now from Russia.
Where do you think the Intel comes from?
Russia has moved an armada of vessels, surface and submarines to the east Med.
Learn what’s going on before running off the deep end.
It’s getting real old reading the “bitching about Putin and Russia” when the complainers are so ignorant of the facts.
Boom! You said it all, brother. I pray everyday for this whole rotten affair to get resolved and healing and rebuilding, normal life can commence. Appreciate your commentary as always. Be well.
Documenting, recording and keeping quiet and passive.
Calm restraint is not weakness. It is strength and competent calculation of risks and benefits.
False flags, if identified as such for an increasing number of no longer naïve dupes, are in the general realm severely diminishing returns.
Some people are bored and anxious and disappointed that a protagonist does not huff and puff and bluff like the antagonist, the villain, and are bothered by fear, self doubt and nagging angst and insecurity.
The antics of professional wrestling satisfies these anxieties, I have heard, and the real stakes are minimal for all concerned.
In such an arena you can cheer a fearsome, juiced up “hero” that takes no guff, and find some relief and satisfaction of primal dominance urges , I imagine.
Seems childish, but no doubt such venues are safer relief valves for blowing off steam than indulging in REAL LIFE aggressiveness by military means when the objective odds of any net gains from such indulgences are slim to none….or even quite negative.
If your vital strategic assets are threatened, that’s a different matter, but the right response is the rationally calculated one grounded in a complete and comprehensive strategic overview, never a hastily emotional one.
The only way to deal with a false flag is not to rashly react but, instead, to shine a light on its perpetrators. Otherwise if you lash out you will be playing to the propagandists tune, producing more fodder for the stupid, brainf**ked Western audiences…wait, did I really type out loud that last thought? ;)
Warning about it, before it happens, is foiling the move.Think about, Russians publicly warns of a staged attack and then the West does exactly what the Russians said they would do, who is going to believe the Western propaganda when that happens?
Also why is the expectation solely on Russia?Iran,Hezbollah,Iraq and of course Syria, is also there too.
This false flag has been so well documented in advance. You can be sure whatever FUKUS dreams up the countermeasures will be substantial. There will be nothing left to chance that endangers the upcoming Idlib final battle.
Russian military takes over strategic hills near occupied Golan Heights
“According to the communique, the Russian military took over the hilltops of Taloul Himr, which are located just west of the Beit Jinn area.
The Russian military took over these hilltops near the occupied Golan Heights after the Syrian Arab Army established full control over the Beit Jinn area.”
Breaking: Syrian air defenses reported;y placed on highest alert
“The Syrian air defenses have been placed on highest alert across the country, pro-government reporters claimed this afternoon.
These reports seem to have some truth behind them because a source at the Mezzeh Airbase said that they have been ordered to make preparations for a possible attack on Damascus.
The reason for placing the air defenses on the highest alert was not revealed; however, it is believed to be due to the potential threat of a U.S. strike on the capital or its surrounding area.
Earlier this week, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused the U.S. and its allies of making preparations to attack Syria.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the rebels in Idlib are preparing to launch a chemical weapons attack and blame it on the government.
They said the U.S. will use this chemical weapons attack to launch strikes against the government.”
Sputnik also covered this:
Syrian Air Defenses on Alert Ahead of Possible US Attack – Reports
Supposed to be ‘friendly’ to Russia(since the fake meeting with Putin a week ago) Merkel just gave the de facto ‘go ahead’ for an attack on Syria.
Trump, Merkel Call for Intl Action to Prevent Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib.
People must stop to think that any Euro leader being Merkel,Macron even the Austrians will ever change their mind c/o Russia.
These countries are blackmailed by the US/Israel.They are occupied for more than 70 years.They are just vassals,slaves.
They will even go for their own destruction if they have to choose at one very moment.
US ‘protectorate’ rebelling? Experts doubt EU’s ability to stand up to Washington
Militants still staging armed provocations in Idlib de-escalation area – Russian military
HMEIMIM. Aug 27 (Interfax) – Russian forces continue to observe violations of illegal armed groups operating in the Idlib de-escalation area despite the ceasefire, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“Attacks on the populated localities of Barisha, Ikko, Kermel, Safsafa, Kellaz in the Latakia governorate, on the regions of Halidia, Vilal, Maraanaz, Makanis ed-Duwari (three times), Zahr el-Jaia, the northwestern suburb of the city of Aleppo, and the populated locality of Abu-dali in the Hama governorate have been seen in the past 24 hours,” the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov, said at a press briefing.
Former members of illegal armed groups have surrendered 231 small arms and 11 tonnes of ammunition, he said.
In addition, members of the Reconciliation Center have carried out a humanitarian operation in the populated locality of Mazlum in the Deir ez-Zor governorate, Tsygankov said. A total of 650 packages of food weighing a total of 2.8 tonnes were handed out to local residents.
The Reconciliation Center has carried out 1,908 humanitarian operations to deliver 2,942.91 tonnes of aid since the beginning of the peace process.
Members of the Reconciliation Center jointly with the Center for Refugee Reception, Allocation, and Accommodation are monitoring the return of civilians from the Idlib de-escalation area through the Abu ed-Duhur humanitarian corridor. A total of 642 refugees, including 321 children, and seven units of hardware have been withdrawn. Medical aid was provided to 221 Syrians, including 109 children.
Russian military doctors have given aid to 242 Syrians, including 123 children, in the past 24 hours, the general said.
Vermin who spray poison:
McCain made headlines with his very “hush-hush” visit to Syria without a visa. He is seen in this photo posing with Muhammad Noor and Abu Ibraheem, both of whom belong to an Al-Qaida franchise named “Al-‘Aasifa Al-Shamaaliyya” or “Northern Storm”. These specimens of cockroach had just kidnapped 11 Shi’i pilgrims and held them for ransom threatening to kill them all if their demands were not met. .. His spokesman, .. skittishly dodged questions about how an American senator could truck with such vermin. The last word was that he did not know who they were.
Is it a coincidence that the word ‘dezinformatsiya’ ,or disinformation,was first formulated in Russian?
No coincidence, Russia is the first big power to identify (and object to) the global AZC campaign of Disinformation and Destruction. Others may follow; for instance there is a rumour that Germany may be about to rejoin the free and peaceful world which Europe used to enjoy for a few decades after WW2.
Pretty much so, yes.
It may as well have been formulated in Yiddish.
The inventor of the term, Józef Unszlicht, wasn’t Russian. He was a Polish Jew.
US Poised to Strike Syria
“Earlier on Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said a provocation with an alleged chemical weapons use in Syria, which terrorists are plotting to stage with the assistance of UK special services, will serve as a pretext for missile strikes by the West and the United States against the Arab country.
According to the Russian general, the provocation will be staged by terrorists of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist organization (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra outlawed in Russia) and for this purpose eight containers with chlorine have been brought to the Idlib province.”
Thousands of Terrorists Gather in Idlib for Attack on Aleppo, Hama. https://syria360.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/thousands-of-terrorists-gather-in-idlib-for-attack-on-aleppo-hama/
The “Assad must go!” karma.
why don’t the Russians just drone bomb these people to prevent this attack. It would show NATO who is running the show. Anything less means these provocations will continue endlessly, until you call NATOs bluff its a sure fire tactic. The reality is that NATO doesn’t have the guts or the will to do anything in Syria otherwise they wouldn’t have handed it over to the Russians in the first place. I guess death by a thousand cuts is preferable to a full US invasion but I don’t believe that they would attempt that anyway so why the victim mentality?
Perhaps the containers/tanks are not meant to be used by Idlib militants at all, but tactically placed so as to be ruptured by incoming Russian/SAA attacks, thereby creating plausible blame on Russia/SAA for the release of any noxious gasses as such event would not have occured otherwise had the attacks not ruptured them. Whitehats could then produce real-life casualties in their propaganda instead of faked casualties as in the last case, along with OPCW verification of such casualties. Blame would then of course be used for purposes of justifying Western attack.