The Free Syrian Army and US special operations forces, are preparing a provocation using toxic substances in Syria, more in the key stronghold of Deir ez-Zor, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday, as reported by Sputnik.
The Russian Military has evidence of the rebels bringing in chlorine canisters to the city in order to stage a chemical attack, similar to the one that led the nations of Britain, France, and the US to strike targets of the Syrian Governments.
“According to the information received via three independent channels in Syria, the command of the so-called Free Syrian Army with assistance from the servicemen of US special operations forces is preparing a serious provocation with the use of toxic substance in Deir ez-Zor province,” Konashenkov said.
According to the Russian official, Free Syrian Army militants have already brought canisters with chlorine to a settlement in Deir ez-Zor to stage another “chemical attack against civilians.”
“The staffed video, after it is disseminated in the western media, should become new grounds for the US-led coalition to carry out a missile strike against Syrian state objects and to justify militants’ offensive against Syrian government troops on the eastern bank of Euphrates,” Konashenkov added.
The Russian Defense Ministry warns that the use of such provocations to destabilize the situation in Syria is unacceptable, he stressed.
Despite the bulk of the attempted destruction of Syria having taken place during the Obama administration, the fact is that the agenda began marching years before Obama took office and it is continuing to do so today. Ample evidence has been provided demonstrating that a plan to destroy the Syrian government goes back at least to the Bush Jr. administration and the desire to do so goes even further back than that.
One such piece of evidence is a secret State Department cable obtained by WikiLeaks entitled “Influencing the SARG In The End Of 2006” which was distributed from the US embassy in Damascus to requisite officials in the Department of Treasury, National Security Council, White House, Secretary of State, League of Arab States, US Mission To European Union in Brussels, United Nations (NY), US Central Command, and Tel Aviv.
The entire cable was a discussion of a number of available strategies to bring about regime change in Syria and was written during 2006 under the Bush administration.
The cable takes a number of potentially exploitable conditions and expounds upon the realities of the situation, the vulnerabilities of the Syrian government and the “possible action” that can be taken to capitalize on the perceived weaknesses.
The cable begins by stating,
The SARG ends 2006 in a much stronger position domestically and internationally than it did 2005. While there may be additional bilateral or multilateral pressure that can impact Syria, the regime is based on a small clique that is largely immune to such pressure. However, Bashar Asad’s growing self-confidence )- and reliance on this small clique — could lead him to make mistakes and ill-judged policy decisions through trademark emotional reactions to challenges, providing us with new opportunities. For example, Bashar’s reaction to the prospect of Hariri tribunal and to publicity for Khaddam and the National Salvation Front borders on the irrational. Additionally, Bashar’s reported preoccupation with his image and how he is perceived internationally is a potential liability in his decision making process. We believe Bashar’s weaknesses are in how he chooses to react to looming issues, both perceived and real, such as a the conflict between economic reform steps (however limited) and entrenched, corrupt forces, the Kurdish question, and the potential threat to the regime from the increasing presence of transiting Islamist extremists. This cable summarizes our assessment of these vulnerabilities and suggests that there may be actions, statements, and signals that the USG can send that will improve the likelihood of such opportunities arising. These proposals will need to be fleshed out and converted into real actions and we need to be ready to move quickly to take advantage of such opportunities. Many of our suggestions underline using Public Diplomacy and more indirect means to send messages that influence the inner circle.
The Hariri Scandal
One “vulnerability” considered potentially useful by the State Department was the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the resulting scandal and tribunal proceedings. The document states,
The Hariri investigation ) and the prospect of a Lebanon Tribunal — has provoked powerful SARG reactions, primarily because of the embarrassment the investigation causes. Rationally, the regime should calculate that it can deal with any summons of Syrian officials by refusing to turn any suspects over, or, in extreme cases by engineering “suicides.8 But it seems the real issue for Bashar is that Syria,s dignity and its international reputation are put in question. Fiercely-held sentiments that Syria should continue to exercise dominant control in Lebanon play into these sensitivities. We should seek to exploit this raw nerve, without waiting for formation of the tribunal.
The plan was then to take advantage of the “embarrassment” and pressures of the scandal by:
Publicly highlighting the consequences of the ongoing investigation a la Mehlis causes Bashar personal angst and may lead him to act irrationally. The regime has deep-seated fears about the international scrutiny that a tribunal — or Brammertz accusations even against lower-echelon figures — would prompt. The Mehlis accusations of October 2005 caused the most serious strains in Bashar’s inner circle. While the family got back together, these splits may lie just below the surface.
The Iranian Alliance
The State Department cable then discussed the probability of being able to exploit Syria’s closer cooperation with Iran by presenting it as inherently anti-Sunni, thus causing friction between Syria and its Sunni allies and neighbors as well as causing friction between Syrian society misinterpreted by the West as being as sectarian as other countries in the Middle East. It states,
Bashar is walking a fine line in his increasingly strong relations with Iran, seeking necessary support while not completely alienating Syria,s moderate Sunni Arab neighbors by being perceived as aiding Persian and fundamentalist Shia interests. Bashar’s decision to not attend the Talabani ) Ahmadinejad summit in Tehran following FM Moallem,s trip to Iraq can be seen as a manifestation of Bashar’s sensitivity to the Arab optic on his Iranian alliance.
Thus, the document explicitly states that it would be possible to “play on Sunni fears of Iranian influence.” It says,
There are fears in Syria that the Iranians are active in both Shia proselytizing and conversion of, mostly poor, Sunnis. Though often exaggerated, such fears reflect an element of the Sunni community in Syria that is increasingly upset by and focused on the spread of Iranian influence in their country through activities ranging from mosque construction to business. Both the local Egyptian and Saudi missions here, (as well as prominent Syrian Sunni religious leaders), are giving increasing attention to the matter and we should coordinate more closely with their governments on ways to better publicize and focus regional attention on the issue.
Assad’s Inner Circle
Another discussion centered around the possibility of using corruption and inter-familial squabbles as well as power grabs by members of Assad’s family and the inner circle of the Syrian government’s power structure in order to foster distrust and division within the government. The cable discussed using targeted sanctions aimed at specific individuals to exacerbate these tensions. It reads,
At the end of the day, the regime is dominated by the Asad family and to a lesser degree by Bashar Asad’s maternal family, the Makhlufs, with many family members believe to be increasingly corrupt. The family, and hangers on, as well as the larger Alawite sect, are not immune to feuds and anti-regime conspiracies, as was evident last year when intimates of various regime pillars (including the Makhloufs) approached us about post-Bashar possibilities. Corruption is a great divider and Bashar’s inner circle is subject to the usual feuds and squabbles related to graft and corruption. For example, it is generally known that Maher Asad is particularly corrupt and incorrigible. He has no scruples in his feuds with family members or others. There is also tremendous fear in the Alawite community about retribution if the Sunni majority ever regains power.
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Targeted sanctions against regime members and their intimates are generally welcomed by most elements of Syrian society. But the way designations are applied must exploit fissures and render the inner circle weaker rather than drive its members closer together. The designation of Shawkat caused him some personal irritation and was the subject of considerable discussion in the business community here. While the public reaction to corruption tends to be muted, continued reminders of corruption in the inner circle have resonance. We should look for ways to remind the public of our previous designations.
Abdul Halim Khaddam, even as far back as 2006, was an integral part of attempts to destabilize Syria. The leverage with Khaddam was that he was a high-profile “old guard” defector that began cooperating with the West in its criticism and attempted destabilization of the Syrian government, even playing an important role in the creation of the “National Salvation Front” and acting as a potential “government in exile” and replacement for Bashar al-Assad. In regards to Khaddam, the document states,
Khaddam knows where the regime skeletons are hidden, which provokes enormous irritation from Bashar, vastly disproportionate to any support Khaddam has within Syria. Bashar Asad personally, and his regime in general, follow every news item involving Khaddam with tremendous emotional interest. The regime reacts with self-defeating anger whenever another Arab country hosts Khaddam or allows him to make a public statement through any of its media outlets.
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We should continue to encourage the Saudis and others to allow Khaddam access to their media outlets, providing him with venues for airing the SARG,s dirty laundry. We should anticipate an overreaction by the regime that will add to its isolation and alienation from its Arab neighbors.
Divide And Conquer – Governmental Departments
The document points out that a newly crowned leader of Syria was immediately faced with the old guard, new guard, and a guard loyal only to money and power. Bashar al-Assad was well aware of this fact – that some elements in the government were not loyal to him or even to Syria – and thus may have been hyper-aware of the possibility of a coup from both internal and external factors. As a result, the document states the potential to cause distrust and rifts between personalities in the government, possibly even setting events in motion that would lead to a coup. At the very least, the US was looking to create the perception and suspicion of a coup taking place so as to facilitate distrust and division within the ranks of the Syrian government. The document says,
Bashar constantly guards against challenges from those with ties inside the military and security services. He is also nervous about any loyalties senior officers (or former senior officers) feel toward disaffected former regime elements like Rifat Asad and Khaddam. The inner circle focuses continuously on who gets what piece of the corruption action. Some moves by Bashar in narrowing the circle of those who benefit from high-level graft has increased those with ties to the security services who have axes to grind. –
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The regime is intensely sensitive to rumors about coup-plotting and restlessness in the security services and military. Regional allies like Egypt and Saudi Arabia should be encouraged to meet with figures like Khaddam and Rif, at Asad as a way of sending such signals, with appropriate leaking of the meetings afterwards. This again touches on this insular regime’s paranoia and increases the possibility of a self-defeating over-reaction.
Propaganda Against Economic Reforms
When Assad took power, he was immediately seen as a reformer not just in the social and political sector, but also the economic sector. While some of Assad’s attempts at reforms were not productive, others were. However, the United States intelligence community desperately wanted to paint Assad’s reform attempts as, on one hand, failures, while, on the other hand, nothing more than a smokescreen for more corruption. The idea was to pressure Assad in the run-up to the 2007 presidential election and sow seeds of disappointment in the minds of the Syrian people. The document reads:
Bashar keeps unveiling a steady stream of initiatives on economic reform and it is certainly possible he believes this issue is his legacy to Syria. While limited and ineffectual, these steps have brought back Syrian expats to invest and have created at least the illusion of increasing openness. Finding ways to publicly call into question Bashar,s reform efforts )- pointing, for example to the use of reform to disguise cronyism — would embarrass Bashar and undercut these efforts to shore up his legitimacy. Revealing Asad family/inner circle corruption would have a similar effect.
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Highlighting failures of reform, especially in the run-up to the 2007 Presidential elections, is a move that Bashar would find highly embarrassing and de-legitimizing. Comparing and contrasting puny Syrian reform efforts with the rest of the Middle East would also embarrass and irritate Bashar.
The document also describes how economic stagnation should be used to sow seeds of discontent with the Syrian population. The document states,
Perpetually under-performing, the Syrian economy creates jobs for less than 50 percent of the country,s university graduates. Oil accounts for 70 percent of exports and 30 percent of government revenue, but production is in steady decline. By 2010 Syria is expected to become a net importer of oil. Few experts believe the SARG is capable of managing successfully the expected economic dislocations.
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Syria has enjoyed a considerable up-tick in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the last two years that appears to be picking up steam. The most important new FDI is undoubtedly from the Gulf.
The United States has a well-documented history of using Kurdish fanaticism as a method of destabilization and proxy war. Interestingly enough, the Kurds constantly reveal themselves to be easy prey for the United States, resembling Charlie Brown always giving in to the temptation to kick the football that is inevitably going to yanked away from them. Still, the Kurds are easily manipulated by the United States, used as destabilization actors and proxy soldiers such as they are being used today in Northern Syria and Western Iraq. In regards to the Kurds, the document states,
The most organized and daring political opposition and civil society groups are among the ethnic minority Kurds, concentrated in Syria,s northeast, as well as in communities in Damascus and Aleppo. This group has been willing to protest violently in its home territory when others would dare not. There are few threats that loom larger in Bashar,s mind than unrest with the Kurds. In what is a rare occurrence, our DATT was convoked by Syrian Military Intelligence in May of 2006 to protest what the Syrians believed were US efforts to provide military training and equipment to the Kurds in Syria.
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Highlighting Kurdish complaints in public statements, including publicizing human rights abuses will exacerbate regime’s concerns about the Kurdish population. Focus on economic hardship in Kurdish areas and the SARG’s long-standing refusal to offer citizenship to some 200,000 stateless Kurds. This issue would need to be handled carefully, since giving the wrong kind of prominence to Kurdish issues in Syria could be a liability for our efforts at uniting the opposition, given Syrian (mostly Arab) civil society’s skepticism of Kurdish objectives.
I highly recommend reading my articles as well as those by Sarah Abed in order to gain a greater understanding of the complexities of the Kurdish issue in Syria.
In a telling segment, the cable discusses using Islamic extremists from outside Syria in order to destabilize the country, mostly by publicizing the presence of the groups and then presenting a weak response by the Syrian government, thus encouraging extreme elements. It should be noted that these extreme elements originated outside but residing in Syria such as Hamas but not limited to that group. The cable mentions that the level of extreme elements native to Syria are not well known to Western intelligence, as well as the fact that Syria and Bashar al-Assad are not only opposed to these extremists but that they are actively fighting them. Once again, we see the secular nature of Syrian society presenting an obstacle to Western goals of destabilization.
The document says,
Extremist elements increasingly use Syria as a base, while the SARG has taken some actions against groups stating links to Al-Qaeda. With the killing of the al-Qaida leader on the border with Lebanon in early December and the increasing terrorist attacks inside Syria culminating in the September 12 attack against the US embassy, the SARG,s policies in Iraq and support for terrorists elsewhere as well can be seen to be coming home to roost.
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Publicize presence of transiting (or externally focused) extremist groups in Syria, not limited to mention of Hamas and PIJ. Publicize Syrian efforts against extremist groups in a way that suggests weakness, signs of instability, and uncontrolled blowback. The SARG,s argument (usually used after terror attacks in Syria) that it too is a victim of terrorism should be used against it to give greater prominence to increasing signs of instability within Syria.
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This analysis leaves out the anti-regime Syrian Islamists because it is difficult to get an accurate picture of the threat within Syria that such groups pose. They are certainly a long-term threat. While it alludes to the vulnerabilities that Syria faces because of its alliance with Iran, it does not elaborate fully on this topic. The bottom line is that Bashar is entering the new year in a stronger position than he has been in several years, but those strengths also carry with them — or sometimes mask ) vulnerabilities. If we are ready to capitalize, they will offer us opportunities to disrupt his decision-making, keep him off-balance, and make him pay a premium for his mistakes.
The trail of documentation and the manner in which the overarching agenda of world hegemony on the behalf of corporate-financier interests have continued apace regardless of party and seamlessly through Republican and Democrat administrations serves to prove that changing parties and personalities do nothing to stop the onslaught of imperialism, war, and destruction being waged across the world today and in earnest ever since 2001. Indeed, such changes only make adjustments to the appearance and presentation of a much larger Communo-Fascist system that is entrenching itself by the day.
This document demonstrates the goals of destabilizing Syria using outside terrorist organizations, Kurdish fanatics, and any existing rifts between government figures. All of these elements were called into play when the West began its war against Syria in 2011. Thankfully, however, all of these elements have also failed.
Just a week after the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, the one that the US, France, and the UK announced that they have proof of, and that the proof unequivocally pointed at the Syrian government under Assad, they decided to join together as a coalition and to conduct a ‘precision strike’ on Damascus to destroy sites alleged to manufacture or to warehouse chemical weapons.
The strike was perfectly conducted if you ask the Americans, but according to the Syrians and the Russians, a hefty percentage of those missiles fired by the Coalition didn’t hit their target, whether because they performed like junk and therefore didn’t detonate, or because they were intercepted by Syrian SAMs.
Several of those unexploded Coalition missiles, including America’s famed Tomahawks, were delivered to the Russians by the Syrian government, and now the Russians are taking them apart and figuring out what makes them tick, and perhaps why they don’t.
In so doing, the Russians intend to develop systems to actively counteract American Tomahawk missiles on pretty much every level.
MOSCOW, May 29 – RIA Novosti. New Russian electronic warfare complexes will be created taking into account the information received during the investigation of American Tomahawk cruise missiles that were delivered to Russia after the impact of the coalition on Syria, told RIA Novosti adviser to the first deputy general director of the concern Radioelectronics Vladimir Mikheev.
“The new technology should cover all the frequency bands – both optical and radio, which we saw in the products of our counterparts,” he said.
It will take two to three years to create new complexes, the agency’s interlocutor added.
“We, first and foremost as specialists, are very interested in seeing the real use of various military equipment in Syria, including Tomahawks.” Having this missile in hand, we clearly understand what it has communication channels, information transfer and control , navigation and location, “- he said.
According to him, it became possible to assess the degree of security of these channels.
“Knowing all these parameters, we will be able to more effectively block these cruise missiles at all stages of their combat use,” Mikheyev stressed.
In addition, a special interest for Russian specialists is also seen today observation of western-made unmanned aircraft, the newest American fighter aircraft F-22 and F-35 of the Israeli Air Force, he concluded.
The strike of the coalition on government facilities in Syria
The United States, Britain and France on the morning of April 14 struck missiles at facilities in Syria, which, in their opinion, were used for the production of chemical weapons. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, of the 105 missiles reported by the Pentagon, no more than 22 missiles hit the target. The majority of the missiles were shot down by the Syrian air defense forces – the S-200, S-125, Osa, Kvadrat, Buk and “Arrow”.
Subsequently, Syrian soldiers found two unexploded “Tomahawk” and handed them over to Russia. The Ministry of Defense on 25 April showed fragments of missiles produced by the United States, Britain and France in Syria, including Tomahawk, which did not reach its destination because of a breakdown.
Those Kremlin agents are getting a close up at the latest and greatest American military hardware, and getting the chance to reverse engineer it in the hopes of designing or tweaking systems to more perfectly counteract or jam them. Perhaps the Kremlin ought to thank Trump for his new gifts to the Russian MoD.
According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country.
According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country…
Since late 2017 the leaders of the Islamic State managed to transfer from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan an additional 500 foreign fighters, including more than two dozen women. A source in one of the Russian law enforcement agencies says: “All of them are also in the province of Nangarhar. They are citizens of Sudan, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, France and so on.”
Movement of militants to the north is planned to be organized in two directions. In Tajikistan, the radicals will penetrate the provinces of Nuristan and Badakhshan, and to Turkmenistan – through the provinces of Farah, Ghor, Sari-Pul and Faryab.
Mangal has a long-standing relationship with the US intelligence services. In particular, he fought against the Soviet forces during the Afghan campaign of the USSR. Immediately after the US invasion in 2001, he was appointed as the head of the local government of the Pashtuns, the people to which he belongs. Also, Mangal is loved by the Western press. Most of the publications in the major American and British media contain exceptionally positive information about him, and the BBC called him “the hope of Helmand province,” which Mangal previously headed.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan, in the near future the leadership of the Islamic State plans to expand the grouping by another 1.2 thousand militants. Most of them will also be located in the province, under the control of Gulab Mangal and his people.
It is worth noting that the two largest US bases in Afghanistan are in the immediate vicinity of the Nangarhar province, which is hardly a coincidence.
At the same time, the expert community points out that the pressure on Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will be only one of the vectors of the new hybrid attack on Russia. Director of the Center for Geopolitical Expertise Valery Korovin [and here is more about him] is confident that Moscow should prepare for a large-scale offensive of geopolitical opponents on all fronts: in Ukraine, possibly through Armenia, as well as a number of other post-Soviet countries. [Korovin states]:
“…Destabilizing the situation in Central Asia, the US and its allies will achieve several goals at once. First, in this way, Washington can distract Moscow and Tehran from Syria. Secondly, if the operation succeeds, a focus of instability will be created along the path of the One-Belt-One-Road project, which is designed to strengthen the economic and logistical integration of Eurasia. Afghanistan also borders Iran in the west, which opens a new front against Tehran. … Starting with economic pressure through new sanctions, ending with “color revolutions” that will continue in the post-Soviet space, and direct aggression from American networks. Obviously, the United States did not seize Afghanistan, by rigging its military dictatorship there, in order to build democracy and civil society there. This is a springboard for the creation of terrorist networks, with the help of which the US is preparing an aggression against Iran and Russia.”
Peter Korzun, my colleague at the Strategic Culture Fundation, has presented a case that “Despite its recent claims to the contrary, the US is hunkering down in Syria for the long haul.” He noted that: “Last month US forces were also reported to be building a new outpost at the al-Omar oil field in southeastern Deir ez-Zor. They were deployed to positions around the Conoco and al-Jafreh oil fields. On April 7, the area around the oil fields in Deir ez-Zor was declared a military zone by the US-led SDF. That group has already clashed with Syrian forces in the fight to control the province.”
On 25 June 2017, I noted that in December 2016, “Obama and Turkey’s Erdogan, began their joint effort to relocate ISIS from Mosul Iraq, into Der Zor Syria, in order to culminate their (and the Sauds’) joint plan to use ISIS so as to bring down Assad.” And “Trump has been continuing Obama’s Policy” of supporting Al Qaeda and even sometimes ISIS in Syria so as to carve out Syria’s oil-producing region as a separate US-controlled nation, in the event that America and the Sauds fail to replace Assad in all of Syria.
Perhaps the US, which clearly was not satisfied when the Soviet side ended its side of the Cold War in 1991, is going all the way to seek a hot-war victory against Russia. Pushing Russia this hard and this far and this long — using even the “Putin stole Crimea” hoax and other such hoaxes to justify ‘restoring’ a Cold War which was actually supposed to have ended when the Soviet Union’s communism did — suggests that Russia might soon need to respond in a direct military way, taking America’s war as the existential threat to Russian national sovereignty over Russia, that it is.
The alternative — Russian surrender to the US — seems far less likely, even though taking the war to America would entail global annihilation. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has said many times — and the Russian public seems to be overwhelmingly supportive of him in this — that for the US to push much farther in this direction will result in nuclear war, and that the US must recognize this fact. Trump seems not to recognize it.
Then, moments after that news broke, reports emerged confirmed by Israeli sources, that Israeli military forces had been stationed on high alert on the occupied Syrian lands of the Golan Heights, and local authorities have been ordered to open the bomb shelters. In this article, I said:
These events give one concern that this could be the next step towards war with Iran…or Syria.
Sure enough, it has now come to pass, though I would have preferred to have been wrong one thousand times, then for Israel to launch another attack against innocent Syria, with such blatant disregard for international law and human life; – so in other words, business as usual for Israel.
…Syrian air defenses fired at two Israeli missiles, destroying both, in the Kiswah area.
It appeared as if something major was incoming after the report came of Israeli troops stationed on high alert, and it’s uncertain if this is the end, or the beginning of something more. It is worth noting, even if it is obvious, the sheer criminality of Israel’s actions. Israel has no right to violate international law, and launch strikes onto Syrian territory. Syrians are not launching attacks against Israel. Moreover, the attack seems to have been directed at “Iranian movements”, and a result of Israel’s terrible relations with Iran, yet Israel attacked Syrian territory.
Israel even went as far as to threaten the President of Syria with death and assassination, according to News Week:
Israeli Energy Minister and Cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said the consequences of allowing Iran and its allies to work in Syria would be fatal for Assad.
“If Syrian President Bashar Assad continues allowing the Iranians to operate out of Syria, it would be the end of him, the end of his regime,” Steinitz told Israeli news site Ynet in an interview Monday, later clarifying his words.
“If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a forward operating base against us,” he said, “to attack us from Syrian soil, he should know that will spell his end.”
This kind of criminal behavior is absolutely unacceptable, and it’s tragic that there is such a dangerous double standard. Imagine what would happen, if Syria, were to say such things about Israel’s leaders, that would mean carpet bombing. Even if a Superpower were to say such a thing, it would have a major diplomatic backlash at the least, whereas Israel freely threatens to murder the President of Syria, there is no outrage or even discussion.
That is the same kind of racism which Adolf Hitler used to begin WW2, and justify mass murder against Slavic people, including more than 20 million Russians, amongst others. Hitler was inspired by Turkish genocide against Armenians, Pondian Greeks, and Assyrians, saying:
Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?
He felt that because there was no Western outrage about the fate of millions of Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians, that he could kill millions of Russians, and begin the most destructive war in human history. We all know how that ended for Hitler. Tomorrow, May 9th, Victory Day, is a monument to the destruction of fascism by the Russian people.
We as humans, have a collective duty to ensure fascist racism does not reach such a level, that the next tyrant aspiring to mass murder will say “No one cared about what happened to the Syrians, who will care what happens to the X”
What if that X was you scheduled for extermination by tyranny. Now, do you understand the severity of the situation, why such fascism must relegate to the dustbin of history.
Reports coming out from Syria suggest that deadly clashes are ongoing between government troops and US-backed forces in the east of the country. Syrian media say the army has captured several villages from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces in the province of Dayr al-Zawr. But the SDF claims it has recaptured the villages. The SDF is a group of Kurdish and Arab forces supported by the United States. It is in control of much of the territory east of the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq.
This is far from the first time Israel has used nuclear weapons against it’s enemies.
by Ian Greenhalgh and Jeff Smith
Late on Saturday night, 28th April, a series of airstrikes hit Syria, local time was 10:30pm, about 2 hours after sunset. Of particular interest is the strike that hit a target hear Hama, supposedly an arms depot. This strike produced an explosion of such massive magnitude that it shook the earth violently enough for the tremors to be picked up by seismic monitoring stations in Europe which recorded a magnitude 2.6 earthquake.
An explosion on the earth’s surface, in order to cause tremors between 2 and 3 on the Richter scale, would be between 1.5 and 3 kilotonnes TNT equivalency. Clearly this was a tactical nuclear weapon and the arms depot story is the usual cover automatically issued when there is a suspiciously big bang.
There is very little video available of the explosion, however at 2 mins 36 seconds into the video below, there is a white flash visible:
Although there has been no official statement from either Tel-Aviv or Damascus, it is clear that this strike was carried out by the Israelis. Most likely they used a GBU-28 carried by an F-15 and ‘toss bombed’ onto the target after approaching over Lebanon at low level then climbing to cross the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, releasing the weapon at the apex of their climb then immediately turning and running for home.As you can see in the photos published by Al-Masdar, the target was totally obliterated, this is the aftermath of a tactical nuclear strike – everything reduced to rubble. Note the shipping containers blown around like toys, the blown back trees and a very large shallow crater. Too big for a standard weapon of 1,000lb size. It appears to be a low altitude air blast causing the 2.6 magnitude quake. Every thing was vapourised no soot / carbon present on the ground. Only steel car parts left intact that were melted at high temp. No aluminium meaning that the heat was over 3,000 deg in order to vapourise it away.
A big blast like this is over 20,000 lbs so definitely not conventional explosives. Small arms and artillery rounds go off like pop corn in a microwave oven. Conventional blasts throw up lots of dirt with a small fire ball.
These huge plasma fireball/mushroom cloud explosions are small neutron bombs using lots of lithium 6 with a thin outer shell of fissile material. Very clean burn with minimal fallout; After several hours radiation would be almost undetectable above background.
These tactical neutron bombs are likely uranium-based in order to mask their use. They are either older warheads from surplus SS-21 missiles from Russia/Ukraine or newer Israeli-made stuff using the surplus US stocks transferred under Daddy Bush. This is why both sides are quiet on their use. Much of this black market nuclear proliferation happened under Hilary and Tom Countryman at T-section of the US State Dept. This is why Trump fired Countryman and cleaned out T-section – they let the stuff out the back door.
Thus far there has been no official statement on this strike by Damascus, Moscow or Tehran, most likely there never will be any public acknowledgement that a nuke was used, just as there has never been on any of the many other occasions they have been used.
A series of powerful explosions that rocked military installations in Syria’s Aleppo and Hama provinces were apparently so powerful they were treated as earthquakes by a European monitoring center.
The tremors, ranked as a Magnitude 2.6 quake by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, were apparently detected in the aftermath of “powerful explosions” that occurred at the “the arms depot of the 47th brigade of the Syrian army” near Hama in the aftermath of the alleged attack, though the exact cause of this quake has yet to be determined.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the missile attacks that apparently hit several Syrian government military bases on Saturday evening might’ve been conducted by Israeli forces, though the country’s representatives have refused to comment on the issue.
Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that Israel would continue to maintain its freedom to operate in Syria.
“We have no intention to attack Russia or to interfere in domestic Syrian issues. But if somebody thinks that it is possible to launch missiles or to attack Israel or even our aircraft, have no doubt we will respond, and we will respond very forcefully,” he said at an annual Jerusalem Post conference.
Lots of conflicting information coming in but I do think this was a nuclear blast because of the little sparkles you’ll see as the first fireball fades! I’ve seen those same sparkles on another blast in Syria that some intelligence experts concluded was a nuclear weapon used on Syria in 2013. I have included this similar blast with sparkles at the end of the video.
I find it absolutely ridiculous how the demons want war with Syria at any cost! Assad protects Christians and while he’s no saint, he’s practically an angel compared to others in the area. The United States and Israel are on the wrong side in this one and have directly supported ISIS who kills Christians! Donald Trump has begun figuring out this game. The US support of ISIS in Syria continued even when he became President. Fortunately, Russia absolutely destroyed US backed ISIS forces in Syria and Syria is close to taking back all of their country from these scum. But of course just as peace is about to be achieved Israel has to start something! Now they’ve angered the Russians who say they WILL retaliate once they know for sure what happened here. Please pray for peace in Syria. This is ridiculous. Trump needs to call up Bibi and tell him to knock it off. Israel’s ISIS boys have LOST this war. It’s OVER! Quit trying to start World War III that America will pay dearly for!
Here’s what Israel is saying in RT.
“Israel has so far neither confirmed nor denied that it is behind the strikes. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said “we have no intention to attack Russia or to interfere in domestic Syrian issues… But if somebody thinks that it is possible to launch missiles or to attack Israel or even our aircraft, no doubt we will respond and we will respond very forcefully.” The defense chief stressed that Israel “will maintain freedom of operation in all of Syria” to “prevent Iran from establishing a forward base in Syria.”
Well of course Syria is going to attack Israeli aircraft when they keep attacking them! This is like a bully that goes around punching people and when somebody actually punches back they say, “That’s it’, I’m really going to beat you up now because you attacked me!”
Here’s updates from Hal Turner
UPDATE 6:01 PM EDT –
Russia and Syria are reviewing radar recordings. CONFLICTING INFORMATION coming in. Some reports claim Israeli jets were in the air at the time of the attack. Other reports say that radar picked-up a total of NINE missiles coming from the south, south of As-Suwayda as shown on the map below:
Other reports claim missiles came from the direction of the US Base at Al-Tanf.
Russia confirms “the origin of the attacks will be attacked in retaliation . . . .”
6:28 PM EDT –
Russia has WITHDRAWN it’s “De-Escalation” teams from southern Syria. “There is no need for them anymore; this is now a direct fight.”
Syrian Government has confirmed that bases in Hama and Aleppo have been hit by enemy missiles.
Unconfirmed, so no official Syrian and or Iranian statement yet: dozens upon dozens of (mostly) Iranian soldiers (of all factions) have been killed tonight.
Blood of all types needed for the hospitals of Suqailabiya and Masyaf… There’s a shortage and many wounded.
UPDATE 7:16 PM EDT –
*Unconfirmed* reports that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his ministers are holding an emergency cabinet meeting at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv following the alleged Israeli airstrike on an underground Iranian rockets depot in Syria.
UPDATE 7:35 PM EDT –
The explosions at the Hama depot lasted for over an hour and a half, spreading to the nearby area and forcing some of the residents to flee their homes, Sky News reported, citing sources.
Need every patriot to use the Share buttons on this article and Tweet Trump @potus and @realdonaldtrump and tell him to STOP this war in Syria. Cut off all Israel funding if they continue to escalate in Syria. America gets nothing from this war as always! We have no business in Syria, we were not invited. Israel might have just dropped a nuke on Syria! This is INSANE!
More on nuclear devices used lately:
New evidence of tactical nuke used in Yemen
At 5 seconds watch as a ball of ultra intense heat explodes above the ground. No bunker buster or weapons cache did this.
Nuclear Strike in Yemen (May 11, 2015) – Neutron Nuke
Israel bombs Damascus, Qasion Mountain – TACTICAL NUKE ?