by Ruby Henley
We have some news rising from ashes of the April 13, 2018 attacks on Syria by the US, Britain, and France. Russia has remained calm, as we have waited on their retaliation. I am very surprised that they have not struck back, but they are acting in a very civilized manner. Of course, this exposes “the coalition” to an even greater degree.
OPCW Investigators have arrived In Damascus as Moscow insists “White Helmets” are the ones, who staged the gas attack. Both Syria and Russia called for an OPCW inquiry into the attack, while Russia has claimed that it has evidence of the guilt of US-backed “white helmets.”
A US-funded “humanitarian” NGO, long applauded by the mainstream media for its efforts, had a hand in fabricating evidence. Unbelievable! The US State Department, meanwhile, has asserted that it has “proof” the Syrian government was behind the attack. However, it has neglected to release details about this “proof” to the public. Furthermore, the US has blamed Russia for failing to ensure that chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria had been destroyed.
Although I know it is true that the White Helmets helped plant evidence and fabricate photos of the alleged victims of the attack – I am still stunned. It will take some time for me to process and accept all of this.
Russia hoped that international monitors from OPCW would confirm Russia’s findings. Of course, that might still occur.
Earlier this week, Russia’s MoD said in a statement that experts who had been sent by Russia to investigate “found no traces of the use of chemical agents” following a search of the site. I have been waiting to know this. It seems “all these facts show that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets.”
“All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos… allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire,” said the Russian Reconciliation Center.
Russia’s ambassador to the UN said earlier this week that the White Helmets were “mendaciously acting under the cloak of health professionals” and instead were spreading western propaganda.
We have some very interesting news coming out on an earlier attack. Before the strike on Syria of April 13., an Iranian drone base was targeted and Iranians were killed.
An Iranian drone shot down two months ago by Israel came out of the T-4 airbase, which was attacked overnight, while one of Iranian “military advisers” killed in the attack was reportedly a member of a division that operates drones.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, A British-based monitor, said at least 14 people were killed in the Sunday’s raid, including four Iranian “military advisers.”
Russia, the US, Syria, and iran have all attributed the strike to Israel, but Jerusalem has not confirmed or denied it.
Other news is no Russian assets or soldiers were hurt in the strikes, so Moscow is relieved after limited attacks! We have this to be thankful for.
“Russia on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council -as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following U.S.-led strikes.
“Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss aggressive actions of the U.S. and its allies,” President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin website.
“The current escalation of the situation around Syria has a devastating impact on the whole system of international relations,” he added.
U.S., British and French forces pounded Syria with more than 100 missiles early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Putin said the U.S. actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse and caused pain for civilians. “
“Russia in the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism,” Putin said.
Ynetnews reports: The target of an airstrike early Monday at the T-4 airbase in Syria was apparently an Iranian drone base.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitor, said at least 14 people were killed in the Sunday’s raid, including four Iranian “military advisers.” While Russia, the United States, Syria and Iran have all attributed the strike to Israel, Jerusalem has neither confirmed nor denied it.
The T-4 complex in the eastern Homs province, 60km east of Palmyra, has recently been used by Iranian-backed militias fighting in Syria. It was built at a strategic location, close to Syrian gas fields, and was under ISIS control until the Syrian army, with backing from Russian forces, reclaimed it.”
In conclusion, it is looking worse and worse for President Trump. However, according to his tweets he does not seem to notice that his voter base has been destroyed for the most part. What happens next is anyone’s guess. My guess is we are quickly going to see an escalation in the Democrats moving to impeach him.
Next, we will see a rapid escalation on moves to destroy the Second Amendment Rights of Americans. Trump will not be phased, as he must remain in his new persona. I do not expect him to switch back to who he was before the “takeover.” You get what you see now, and it is what it is. There will be no going back for America. We must cope with each new day to the best of our human ability, and that is the best we can hope for – to be able to cope and move forward in fighting the good fight.
All Americans need to watch this:
It says it all.
This explains the attack on the Iranian advisers – allegedly by Israel.
Inside a refugee camp after Syrian airstrikes.
“The cold war is back with a vengeance and a difference,” Guterres said. The difference is that it is no longer cold. American troops are already a grenade’s toss away from Russians and Iranians in Syria, and this weekend, missiles and planes from the US, UK and France flew at the Syrian regime.
“The mechanisms and safeguards that existed to prevent escalation in the past no longer seem to be present,” the secretary general said. It is debatable exactly when the world last found itself in such a perilous situation. Perhaps the 1983 missile standoff in Europe, when a Nato exercise, Able Archer, almost triggered a panicked nuclear launch by the Soviet Union.
The level of paranoia has not yet reached that pitch, but other aspects of the current crisis are arguably more dangerous. There is less communication between Washington and Moscow and there are no longer just two players in the game, but a jostling scrum of major powers in decline and middling powers on the rise. Pursuing national agendas on such a crowded battlefield without colliding with others is increasingly hard. The precise targeting of the Friday night airstrikes was all about avoiding such a potentially catastrophic collision. But US defence secretary James Mattis and his generals were reportedly under pressure from the White House to use the strikes as an opportunity to take a swipe at Iran.
Those temptations are not going to go away, particularly after the arrival in the White House of John Bolton, a radical hawk on Iran, whose new position as national security adviser at Trump’s ear will echo what the president is hearing from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
In the gravitational pull of these agendas and allies, there are disturbing echoes of the eve of the first world war. It has more than a whiff of Sarajevo 1914 – with nuclear weapons looming not far off stage.
The battle lines in Syria are far more complicated than the Balkans in the last days of the Habsburgs. The west is dominated by the regime, its Russian and Iranian backers and their various client militias. The rebels in the remaining western enclaves mix local self-defence with allegiance to various regional sponsors. Now the regime has consolidated its grip on Damascus, the survival of those enclaves is tenuous at best.”
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