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U.S., U.K., France Conduct Massive Missile Strike On Syria: Details

https://southfront.org/u-s-u-k-france-conduct-massive-missile-strike-on-syria-details/ On April 14, the US, the UK and France launched a joint massive strike on Syria justifying their actions with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma on April 7. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Syrian Air Defense Forces shot down 71 of 103 missiles launched by the US-led bloc. Four missiles were launched at the area of the Damascus International Airport. All missiles were intercepted.

Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy holds briefing for mass media

14.04.2018 (12:00) http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171300@egNews   The US alongside its allies conducted a missile strike by its air and naval carriers targeting military and civil facilities of the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in the period from 3.42 am till 5.10 am (MSK). The Russian air defence systems at the Khmeimim and Tartus air base timely located and controlled all naval and air launches made by the USA and the UK.

A Curious Incident Part IX

bu Sushi for the Saker Blog Observations on the OPCW Report The OPCW report dated April 12th, 2018 was released in two versions. The minimal public version is available here. The full report is only being made available to State Parties and will likely make its way into the public domain at a later date. The OPCW public report contains a surprising amount of information if you know what to

The new US concept of a “perfect” mission: 32 out of 103

Yup, he said “mission accomplished“, “perfectly executed” and that he was “so proud” of his “great military“. That considering that 71 out of 103 missiles were intercepted. That there were no Syrian (or Iranian or Russian) fatalities. That not a single airfield was hit. That the buildings destroyed were empty. That only Syrian air defense were used. That Russian air defenses were completely bypassed. This guy: Called the strikes “Precise,

The US message to the world: Bow down and worship me!

Dear friends, I just wanted to let you know that I am aware of the situation.  Frankly, I have already said everything I had to say about the so-called ‘West’ in the following articles: AngloZionist options (intermediate report) UPDATED What price will mankind have to pay for the collapse of the Empire? and I don’t have much to add on substance. Tonight all I ask you to follow the advice

Briefing by official representative of Russian Defence Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov Full Transcript

13.04.2018 (18:00) http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12171238@egNews   The Russian Centre for Reconciliation jointly with the Syrian authorities is completing the large-scale humanitarian operation in the suburbs of Damascus – the Eastern Ghouta. In total, 170,152 people have been evacuated during the operation, including 63,117 militants with their families. All the settlements in the Eastern Ghouta are currently under the control of the Syrian government. The Russian military police has been deployed in the

SouthFront’s Website and Videos Are Fully Censored On Facebook

https://southfront.org/facebook-launches-large-scale-censorship-campaign-against-southfront/ Facebook is censoring SouthFront’s website and videos. All posts with links to southfront.org have been removed; All SouthFront videos released in 2018 have been removed; No more links to southfront.org can be posted on Facebook; The formal reason is that southfront.org doesn’t meet Facebook’s Community Standards.

Russia’s Defense Ministry briefing on situation in Syria and investigation of Douma hoax

Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Ministry of Defense spokesman, had a briefing for journalists on situation in Syria and said that MOD has proof of UK’s involvement in Douma chemical incident Russia’s Defense Ministry has found those who took part in filming the rent-a-mob chemical attack in Syria’s Douma. Russia’s defense ministry has evidence proving the United Kingdom’s direct involvement in the organization of the provocation with the alleged chemical attack in

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, April 12, 2018

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, April 12, 2018 Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok to pay a working visit to the Russian Federation Talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Stef Blok are scheduled to take place in Moscow on April 13. He will be in the Russian Federation at the Netherlands’ initiative. The two foreign ministers

Why even a trade war won’t derail Made in China 2025

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Designed to calm down fears of an ominous US-China trade war, President Xi Jinping’s speech at the Boao Forum, crammed with Chinese metaphors, was the logical extension of his landmark address to Davos early last year – when he established China at the vanguard of globalization 2.0. At the Boao Forum, Xi stressed a “new phase

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/04/13 … Open Thread

2018/04/13 11:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of the issues of the day. The ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’ will have two new open threads each week. The Saker stated moderation policy will apply eg ‘no caps’, no obscenity … etc to all post. The Cafe is now open for

What price will mankind have to pay for the collapse of the Empire?

“I am surrounded, they are outside, I don’t want them to take me and parade me, conduct the airstrike, they will make a mockery of me and this uniform. I want to die with dignity and take all these bastards with me. Please my last wish, conduct the airstrike, they will kill me either way. This is the end commander, thank you, tell my family and my country I love

China must walk the talk and support Russia

by Ghassan Kadi for The Saker Blog When Chinese Defence Minister, General Wei Fenghe visited Moscow on the 4th of April 2018 and made his historic comment that he was in Moscow to give a message to America that China stands by Russia (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/chinas-new-defence-chief-visits-russia-to-send-a-message-to-us/9616216), he put China in a new and unprecedented global position, because China had never made such direct statements about the USA since the early days of

Syrian War Report – April 12, 2018: Russia Starts Exercises Off Syrian Coast, Vows Response To US Strikes

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-april-12-2018-russia-starts-exercises-off-syrian-coast-vows-reponse-to-us-strikes/ The Russian Navy has launched live-fire exercises off the Syrian coast as the US is still preparing for a possible military action against the country’s government. The Russian exercises will be held from April 11 to April 26, the period when, according to some experts, the US strike will be most likely if the administration of US President Donald Trump decides to attack Syria. On April 10, Russia’s envoy

Meditations on Skripal

by Jimmie Moglia for the Saker blog Parisians, and those who roam the streets of Paris to take upon themselves the Frenchness of things, will no doubt know or remember the elegant, historic and fashionable Place Vendome. There is a history in all men’s lives and in what they built. In the instance, however, I only refer to the Duke of Vendome, (1654-1712), in whose honor the square is named.

Naval Eastern Med SITREP

by LeDahu for the Saker blog The US and Russia are now closer to a direct collision between their military forces than at any time since the Cold War. The world anxiously waits to see what the US has on the table, in the way of military options. A quick tour of the situation as it stands, using OSINT sources, of what has happened over the last couple of days.

The Saker interviewed (in French) for Antipresse.net

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Slobodan Despot, writer and publisher, the founder of Xenia publishing in Switzerland, the Chief editor of ANTIPRESSE.net and the author of the books “Le Miel” and “Le Rayon bleu” (Gallimard).  Considering the hugely negative role the Macron administration is currently playing in the Syrian crisis (and the Skripal false flag) and the deafening silence of the French political elites,  I would

Poison Gas – Weapon of Choice for “False News”

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog Poison gas is not only deadly, it often provokes a slow suffocating death. That, perpetrated on innocent children, is particularly cruel. But when such poison gas attacks are mere false flags, or by the new term, “false news”, and are used to provoke war, perhaps an all annihilating war, then humanity has turned to what it never should have become – a lowly-lowly

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