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.
Called the strikes “Precise, overwhelming and effective” (does he also look like an alcoholic to you?)
Finally, and this is weird, there is no evidence of the French doing anything at all (go figure?). Oh, speaking of the French, it appears that they warned the Russians about what would happen. So, technically speaking, the US generals are being truthful when they say that they did not warn the Russian but just “deconflict”. The French did all the warning for them.
As for that pathetic scorecard, the Pentagon “spokesperson” said that they had noticed a 2000% increase of “Russian troll” activity over the past 24 hours.
I would think that completely destroying a non-existing Syria chemical warfare capability could even be called a “infinite success”.
Let’s wait for further details (a lot of pro-Syrian outlets did exaggerate the number of missiles shot down) but it appears that the AngloZionist went for the “least bad” option in terms of risk for our planet: a symbolic and completely useless “pretend strike”. And for that I am personally grateful. Let’s hope that, at least for a while, they need to establish their “indispensableness” will be satisfied.
I also think that the Russians need to dramatically increase both the speed and the magnitude of the delivery of their air defense systems to the Syrians. One Russian general remarked this morning that they were considering delivering S-300s to the Syrian. I guess that is better a case of better late than never. But the one system most needed are Pantsirs. The Russians need to built then on an emergency 24/7 schedule and deliver as many and as fast as possible as they are much better suited for the kind of tasks (cruise missile point defense) than the much larger S-300s.
One more thing: all this pathetic Disney-like show is a shame and a disgrace. The USA as truly sunk to the level of the kind of degeneracy shown by Brezhnev in his last years or by Eltsin. Frankly, I think that Trump is even more of a buffoon than these two. What a disgrace!
[Sidebar: as for those bitching about Trump being as bad as Hillary, this is both true and false. Inherently yes, of course, he is. And he is far dumber than her. But getting him in the White House bought Russia (and Syria) about 1 year of time to prepare for what happened yesterday. So, no matter how sub-pathetic Trump is, keeping the Neocons away from power for a year or so bought some very precious time for the rest of the planet. That is a good thing even if Trump himself is a maniacal coward, a narcissistic piece of shit and dangerous buffoon of the worst kind]
Also, I want to comment on one more thing. Even the two arch-villains of our official historiography, that would be Hitler and Stalin, compare favorably to Trump in terms of a) actually using diplomacy and b) trying to build alliances. Yes, I know, both Hitler and Stalin did use force (and even false flags!), but force was ONE of the the tools in their international relations toolkit. At least both Hitler and Stalin were capable of negotiations and the building of alliances. The clowns in the White House can’t even do that.
Yes, sorry if that offends anybody, but US Presidents have now sunk even lower than Hitler, Stalin, Brezhnev or Eltsin.
So ask yourself: what awaits them and their regime in the future?
The fantasy of air power as “winning all wars” is mostly story of hidding the fact of lack of ability to wage brutal man costly land warfare – sending boots on the ground. This is the legacy of American War in Vietnam ( let us stop using that wrong name “Vietnam War”).
Generally speaking the real story of horrors of WW2 has been forgotten. More and more especially western intellectuals are seeing war as relevant option. This is nothing new under the sun.
It’s same as in Vietnam late 1972. Americans knew they had lost the war. All what was left was anger, shame and need to rewrite history. They carpet bombed Hanoi and Saigon puppets collapsed 2 years later.
Is it too hard for US/NATO/Israel to admit that they can’t win wars especially after 2006?
why not Tor systems to kill Tomahawks
I think that a certain number of the missiles launched by the West were intended to be taken out by Syrian air defenses. Intended to determine capacity, test strength, demonstrate deployment and composition of Pantsir units. Whether or not 32 successful strikes was the actual number of real targets is anyone’s guess. They probably missed some. Depends on what was actually hit and what was actually happening at those sites, which could conceivably even include chemical weapons manufacturing… ie for stopping Western invasion, not for dropping on your own population. Whatever the pretext the West would have picked their targets carefully. Perhaps the French and UK focused on ensuring that their homemade terrorists didn’t come home?
I think you’re misding a lot of points here:
1) there’s a claim the USA did use some decoy missiles:
The have that gear and that would fit right withd naval decoy strat they used :
Wether they did or not you explained yourself that any defense coulb be overwhelmed and it seems exactly like what happened. No one denies the 3 building has been grounded in the end.
2) you’re missing the pattern in your disgust for Trump. Each time he says “I want out of Syria” (not very Hitlerish of him btw) there’s a media storm about one within 5 business day. If you believe what you write yourself about the deep state, or if you have the slightest understanding about branding and politics, you understand that his hand is beeing forced. And you know that it has to be very clear to Trump and a big concern bc he’s always been hellbend on running the show himself his whole carrier. So here is the second part of the pattern: he always react by purely for the show reaction. Meaning he’s not only about avoiding killing russians – he publicly warns Hassad. The building were evacuated the days he announced « many missiles ». What’s ther to lean is his mastery of communication : few of his opponents attack him on that very clear indication he gave to the Syrian state and even you miss it or attribute it to idiocy…
3)… despite the fact that supporting Hassad vs Daesh has always been the untold trend for Trump. If one can observe that Obama’s angle was to support terrorists to shut down hassad (and likely get the qatari pipeline deprives Russia’s military from euro gas income), one has to conclude that the same logic shows Trump having the opposite untold preference. Especially when what he does with Syria is observed in NK, where Trump made clear he wanted to negociate with the power that be, not demote them (not very obamish of him)
I can’t prove nor know this to be the truth, but it sure fits the fact better than yours. It has also been a better model to predict the future. I bet it will remain so.
any who defend the american position are considered Patriots but any who defend any other position are trolls.
it is like a complete role-reversal from soviet times.
bloomberg reports pentagon says no missiles intercepted.
I’d have to agree with Saker on the AA systems. Russkies should build another factory to churn out Pantsirs as fast as humanly possible. It’s cheaper in use than S300 or anything of similar size.
My first thought on hearing the news was “hmm… 100 tomahawks at $1.58 million a pop, that’s $158 millions… I’m sure Trump has some Raytheon shares, so he will get his dividends when the next batch is ordered… I wonder what it cost Syrians to shoot down 70 tomahawks, I bet less than 10% of what it cost Yanks to fire them off… Maybe someone should do the math? I mean, US provoked USSR into an arms race which eventually bankrupted them… It seems that the US is on it’s way to bankruptcy already, maybe we should help them along the way?”
I was listening to that “fella” Lionel. He is right, who in the right mind would try to “save” Syrian people from chemical weapons by blowing the warehouse full of them sky high? Either a complete moron, or a cynical psychopath who doesn’t give a damn about Syrian people, or any people for that matter.
This strike was political theatre.
Trump and the white hats played the media and the cabal like the fools they are… pretending to do what the cabal wanted but in reality exposing them. Read Qanon’s posts.
They probably used old missile stock too. This is what is called virtue-signalling in the West. Mostly used by liberals. It involves doing ineffective, offensive or stupid things and engaging in false moral pep talks.
The purpose is to put White hats on Trump, May and Macron as the moral forces fighting chemical weapons. This is much like a comic book where they are the good guy avengers fighting the evil bad guys.
It is for Western consumption as all legacy media played up the strike, and only alternative media opposed it. The audience they are playing to won’t look any deeper unless they get involved in a real war and then those propaganda techniques will not work.
They only needed a few missiles to blow up some already condemned buildings for this Psyop.
Note that British media is leading the entire thing with chem weapons fake news. And now they are revealing their next propaganda barrage, by claiming that Russia is going to engage in massive cyber war attacking power plants and dams as retaliation.
Soon there will be fake cyber attacks blamed on Russia.
yes , he looks like a drug addict to me . What else his army doing in Afghanistan ? — https://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afghan-opium-u-s-occupation-leads-to-all-time-high-heroin-production/5358053
Consider the possibility that the targets Russia approved were Deep State’s assets, that would elucidate Trump;s comment.
I don’t agree that Trump is dummer than Hillary – Trump is smarter than you think. Another symbolic strike to keep the neo-cons at bay. Lets hope he continues his maneuvers
I don’t like him either but he’s not nearly as evil as Hillary. Think of the body count from the Clinton Foundation investigation. I don’t think Trump is like that… suppose I could be wrong but his mother was born in the Hebrides Islands in Scotland – she’s Gaelic.
so was Jimi Hendrix supposedly
“That is a good thing even if Trump himself is a maniacal coward, a narcissistic piece of shit and dangerous buffoon of the worst kind”
Not exactly Orthodox Christian terminology. Yes, the Lord spoke of “fox” and “hypocrite” but we are far less qualified to apportion names. Let us be thankful for those 1.25 years of relative peace. With HRC it might have been 0.25, as you suggest.
At any rate I am always thankful for your analyses.
Putin undoubtedly told Nutsyahoo some time ago that if he sent a military aircraft a cm into Syrian airspace, he would shoot it down, probably with the precious S-400’s to ensure success. But how long is he going to permit Israeli warplanes to lob cruise missiles into Syria from Lebanese airspace? Perhaps those S-300’s that Russia is considering sending to Syria should be placed a few km from the Lebanese border, surrounded by Pantsirs. Can anyone forward a reason that Russia is permitting this Israeli farce to continue?
32 out of 103? At any sane spot on the planet I believe that would be an ‘F-‘.
Isn’t this a bit like winning Gold at the Olympics…. after kicking Russians out under false pretenses?
The USA seems to be going for the Olympic Gold in greatest number of consecutive years being voted the ‘Greatest Threat to World Peace’.
A concerted effort to quarantine the USA and its allies must now be made by the rest of the world to minimize the threat from this nastiest of all nations in history (except Israel) in its death-throes.
Why so negative?
Have you seen this?
And prior to that, this?
These American’t neanderthal-types in uniform have ALWAYS given me the chills. They’re creepy, they’re infantile and most alarmingly of all they all seem to possess the collective IQ’s of a seedless watermelon. THIS is precisely the most worrisome aspect that Russia, indeed all humanity, currently faces as it teeters on the very brink of nuclear conflagration: these moronic Anglo-Americunt neanderthals not ONLY have REAL WMD’s ..they also seem additionally quite eager to actually USE THEM as well.
I personally see armed conflict between the U.S. and Russia as practically unavoidable. Donald Trump is CLEARLY NOT IN FULL COMMAND of his country. Occult vested interests are obviously at work in almost every venue of American life ..perhaps because a handful of billionaires have bought up ALL the major news media sources and use them to push their personal radical social-change agendas onto an insouciantly apathetic population, with great success I might add.
Two more missiles found intact and sent to Russia:
You know I have been wondering why so many vets commit suicide and looking at that photo above gave me the answer.
So if it continues on this way. The mass of folks in the US will think their government is just wiping out Syrian and Russian forces, equipment and infrastructure while Assad is busy gassing all the children whom, at this rate, he might eventually need to serve in his army.
Meanwhile in non-la la land American missiles will be falling on Syrian demolition projects and US trained, paid and armed rebels will be going over to the SAA, after turning over their equipment to the Russians for reverse engineering studies.
Somehow paying the White Helmets to kill little kids to make snuff movies while at the same time being afraid to actually kill the declared enemy sounds like the ultimate geo-political failure. So what if the rest of the world knows all the gory details as long as America believes the opposite.
Time to hold military maneuvers and excercise with Russian navy in the Persian Gulf.
A demonstration of a Kaliber attack from Caspian Sea towards a mock “Terrorist transport dhow”, just outside the Bahraini territorial waters, will depreciate the strategic value of the 5th fleet.
Additional midair refueling of the Russian Blackjack bombers, by Iranian tankers, would allow a friendly visit of the former to international waters around Diego Garcia.
USRaeli Navy will have to redeploy part of its assets and dilute its concentration in Persian Gulf, Black Sea and Mediterranean to buff the Southern Indian Ocean. This would be a cheap way of reducing the “schwerte punct” of the enemy’s forces.
Am certainly not offended by the Saker’s plain language, in fact heartened by it. To me the difference between anther Clinton President, a woman, would have been an US tragedy unmitigated by anything. Trump with his uncertainties, cowardice ( I see a neo-con treasonably blinded Presidential beginner doing his best daily, tension relieved by his connection to Twitter.
Mrs William Clinton on the other hand would already been in WW111 one supposes. Her intimacy with the US FBI and CIA has come out in almost all it’s forms, their mandates are equally deadly and proudly treasonous.
I would suggest, knowing well the Deep State ties to the world’s mafias and to the powerful, globally vast, US corporate drug trade, that surround Mr. and Mrs Clinton and the encircled daughter, that the plethora of sudden deaths immeshing them all were simply accepted by them if not also normalised.
One thing that must be done is to publicly punish the Mr and Mrs Clinton in direct transparent ways or the next
pair of Presidential criminals will do worse.