BATTLEFORWORLD – April 13, 2018 (updated): Russian news services are reporting that the Pentagon and President Trump gave the military the go ahead in concert with Britain and France to launch an attack against Syria. The strike aggression was against what the Pentagon briefing called selected targets that manufacture chemicals. This is rather strange, because if the Pentagon knew of facilities why not tell the OPCW and have them visit the sites to determine if they are such? But rather the Pentagon claimed that they gave the go ahead to strike facilities. The sites that were targeted did they release their chemicals into the air in the explosions?
Also rather strange is that the Pentagon says that the strikes in Syria were a ‘one time shot’ to send a strong message to Assad. But it could be that the US, UK and France war jets and missiles were met with Russian high technology and had to call the bombing mission off in Syria quickly – the attack on the sovereign country of Syria lasted for 15 minutes. So that means the neocons’ aggression firepower militaries from the US, UK and France were overwhelmed with the awesomeness of Russian special things.
The Syrian Air Defenses are reporting that they have intercepted 71 missiles out of 103 (and 29 missiles are missing) that were fired by US, UK and France. (BattleForWorld: And some of the missiles appear to be mysteriously lost.)
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Tomahawk: Secrets Learned From US Weapons in Russia’s Arsenal
SPUTNIK NEWS – May 31, 2018: Russia’s Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) has confirmed that its engineers are using unexploded Tomahawk cruise missiles from April’s failed US airstrikes on Syria to help develop new electronic warfare systems. Sputnik looks back at some of the other weapons Russia captured and reverse engineered from US overseas wars over the years.
Tomahawks From Syria
Last but certainly not least are the Tomahawk missiles captured after the US, British and French strikes on Syria on April 14. Finding two unexploded Tomahawks (thought to be of the latest Block IV generation), the Syrian military immediately handed them over to Russia.
Speaking to Sputnik on Tuesday, Vladimir Mikheev, an advisor to the first deputy general director of KRET, confirmed that the captured missiles will be used to boost the capabilities of Russian electronic warfare systems.
Having this missile in hand, we can clearly understand what channels of communication, information and control, navigation and range finding it has…Knowing these parameters, we will be able to more effectively counter these cruise missiles at all stages of their combat deployment,” Mikheev said.
And that “The electronics of the current version of the Tomahawk [include] the latest-generation TERCOM [navigation] system, as well as a system of target search and detection. An analysis of these systems will complement the picture, and help expand the capabilities of our early warning systems when detecting missiles of this type,” he said.
US Reporter in Douma: Nobody Heard or Saw Anything Like a ‘Chemical Attack’
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 16, 2018: An American journalist who gained access to the war-torn town of Douma, where the US, France and the UK charged that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, says he found “no evidence” of a chemical weapons attack.
“We were brought in with a government escort and shown the areas where the chemical attack allegedly happened. We were able to speak with residents in the area. We were even able to visit the hospital where the White Helmets showed the videos of people being hosed down,” reporter Pearson Sharp of OAN revealed in a report from the ground in Syria Monday.
“When I went into the town, we didn’t know what to expect, but we were brought to one of the neighborhoods close to where the attack happened. I spoke with a number of residents, probably about 10 residents in that neighborhood. This was about a block and a half from where the attack supposedly happened… Um, not one of the people I had spoken to in that neighborhood said that they had seen anything or heard anything about a chemical attack on that day [Saturday, April 7],” Sharp said.
The reporter said he later spoke with another 30 to 40 residents of the town. “I went up to random people. I know there’s a lot of concern from people that the residents being interviewed are plants — they’re Russian operatives or they’re staged interviews or things like that. We just randomly went up to different people — nobody came up to us — and interviewed probably 30 to 40 people. Consistently, not one person in the town said they heard anything about an attack,” Sharp said.
OAN’s Pearson Sharp Refutes MSM Reports of Alleged Syrian Chemical Attack
ONEAMERICANEWSNETWORK – April 18, 2018: The people of Syria are speaking out against media reports that suggest Assad has planted informants to deny the alleged chemical attack in Douma.
Israeli defense minister claims right of ‘total freedom of action’ in Syrian airspace
BATTLEFORWORLD – April 16, 2018: It is now clear what is going on. The shadow ones in Israel with their allies are behind the warfare in Syria… The fabricated chemical attack by the militants backed by the West on April 7 and thereafter the event gained traction in western media to go to war.
The Israeli military then launched a missile strike at the Syrian T-4 air base in Homs from Lebanese territory on April 9. The staged chemical attack in Syria gained massive news traction in the West and brought together the UK, the US and France into taking unilateral action. The Israeli military had already opened the gateway launching the first strike and it was now the UK, the US and France’s turn.
Russia informed the misled troika that if their military positions inside Syria was attack, they would retaliate. And on April 14 with precautions taken the militaries from the UK, the US and France all launched an attack inside Syria with the Syrian military shooting down 71 missiles (and 29 missiles were mysteriously lost) and a few of the missiles hit desperate targets that had nothing to do with the chemical attack staged by the militants supported by the West. It became apparent that the attack mission by the UK, the US and France had failed, but the media fanfare continued, saying that the mission was successful with President Trump threatening that the US military might strike again.
Obviously, Israel was not happy with the results of the attack mission and knew that if it was to be repeated it would not be quick enough for Trump to announce another attack because of obstruction from parliamentary questioning of Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron about their unapproved military action, and the OPCW fact finding mission in Syria is gathering information regarding the chemical attack that took place there, etc., and the western backed militants would have to stage another false-flag with the media again stirring up momentum to manipulate the public and that would take time before another strike happens. And Israel knows that their military is the only one that can carry out additional strikes and get away with it always. And true to form, on April 17, the Israelis and the US did “a joint electronic attack” to get targeting information about the Syrian radar system. And so the shadow ones in Israel and abroad have become desperate.
Watch this video with excerpt by Ken O’Keefe from RT’s Crosstalk:
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RT – April April 16, 2018: Israel will not accept any limitations to its operations in Syrian airspace against ‘Iranian threat’, the defense minister said, expressing hope that “communication” lines with Moscow will help avoid any “friction” in the air.
On Tuesday morning, a series of missile strikes once again targeted Syrian military infrastructure. The Pentagon, which led the coordinated April 14 assault against Syrian targets with its British and French allies, denied its involvement in attacking a new set of targets. Israel, which struck Syria’s Tiyas (T-4) airfield in Homs province on April 9, also failed to acknowledge bombing its neighbor.
Yet the new attack against Syria comes just hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to protect the country’s national interests through breaching Syrian airspace if necessary.
“We will maintain total freedom of action. We will not accept any limitation when it comes to the defense of our security interests,” Lieberman told Walla News on Monday, noting that “all options are on the table.”
Russia Has Found People Who Participated in Making Video of “Chemical Attack in Syria” – Envoy
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 16, 2018: Russian experts who conducted the verification of reports on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma, found participants of the video’s filming, which was presented as evidence of the supposedly occurring chemotherapy, according to the Russian Envoy to the OPCW.
“Not a single witness, not one poisoned person in the hospital could be found. No remains of chemical weapons were found. But we have managed to find direct participants in the filming of the production video, which was presented as ‘proof’ of the chemical attack,” Shulgin said.
Russia Accuses UK Security Services of Staging Chemical Attack in Douma With Possible US Involvement – Envoy to OPCW
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 16, 2018: The Russian Envoy to OPCW said that chemical weapons provocation in Syria was carried out by non-governmental organizations (NGO) that the UK and the US paid for cooperation.
Everything has been developing according to the script that was prepared in Washington. There is no doubt that Americans are playing the ‘first violin’ in all of this. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and some other countries after the “fake” addition from the White Helmets and their ilk in Douma, immediately pounced upon the Syrian authorities with accusations,” Alexander Shulgin said.
“Among them, are the notorious ‘White Helmets,’ which some delegations are so fond of praising,” Shulgin noted.
“Everything has been developing according to the script that was prepared in Washington. There is no doubt that Americans are playing the ‘first violin’ in all of this. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and some other countries after the “fake” addition from the White Helmets and their ilk in Douma, immediately pounced upon the Syrian authorities with accusations,” Alexander Shulgin said.
US, UK, France Missile Attack on Syria Won’t Be Left Unanswered – Lavrov
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 16, 2018: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that all proofs of the alleged chemical attack in Douma, provided by some Western leaders, were taken from media and social networks.
“I can’t be impolite in regard to the heads of other countries, but you’re citing leaders of the US, the UK and France. Speaking frankly, all proofs that they’re referring to, based on media and social networks,” Lavrov said.
Russia did not try to change the site of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Duma, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.
“I can guarantee that Russia has not tampered with the site,” he told the BBC.
Lavrov’s statement comes amid claims by US ambassador to the OPCW Kenneth Ward, who said that Russia may have visited the site of the attack and tampered with it.
According to the head of the Russian foreign policy, the latest attack by the US, the UK and France won’t be left unanswered.
There would be consequences. We lose basically the last remnants of trust to our Western friends… They punish first in Duma, in Syria, and then they wait for the inspectors of the OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] to visit the place to inspect. Proof by punishment is what is being applied by the troika of Western countries,” Lavrov told the BBC broadcaster.
Claims of demolishing chem weapons may be ‘pure PR’
CNBC – April 15, 2018: US claims on setting back Syria chemical weapons capability likely exaggerated, say experts. And some defense experts poured cold water over Pentagon claims Saturday that the U.S.-led strike set back Syria’s chemical weapons program “for years”. One of the three targets in the airstrikes was a chemical and biological weapons research and production facility just outside Damascus.
Russian warships laden with tanks, military trucks sail towards Middle East
DAILYMAIL – April 15, 2018: The highlight of the article is that Russian reinforcements are heading to Syria: Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East as the world awaits Putin’s response to airstrikes. Project 117 Alligator-class landing ship was spotted at Bosphorus, Turkey en-route to Syria on Sunday. And the Russian vessel was laden with tanks, ambulances and IED radar after Friday’s US-led Syrian air strikes. A RoRo Alexandr Tkachenko was also seen carrying high-speed patrol boats, temporary bridge and trucks. And Vladimir Putin warned there would be ‘consequences’ to military action against him and Bashar al-Assad. After the US, UK and French forces launched an aggressive attack, striking three targets in response to chemical weapon attack. (BattleForWorld: That was based on lies and deception pushed into the public media as fact and truth.)
Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits again
YAHOO – April 15, 2018: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement.
Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations,” the Kremlin statement said.
LaRouche Says Cancel the Britain Empire!
LAROUCHEPAC – April 16, 2018: A week of British generated war propaganda replete with fake and incendiary images created to dupe the very stupid into believing somehow that Putin eats human flesh and Assad spends all his time torturing infants and puppies. What is most rotten about this strike is that the President joined his own worst enemies, the British and French imperialists, in a step toward war with Russia and China.
Donald Trump won the election because the people revolted against a system, the Anglo-Dutch imperial political system, which Lyndon LaRouche cites as the real enemy which has taken over and ruined our country.
If the people who supported an end to imperial wars, a rebirth of American creativity, manufacturing, and scientific progress, an end to the Wall Street casino economy, don’t come out and fight now, if you are depending on one man to accomplish all of this without yourself engaging and organizing to create a real future, yes, all could be lost.
A movement is being born now to fulfill what was only mooted in the 2016 election. Our first goal is to secure a Congress of thinking human beings in the Congressional elections of 2018 while we continue to fight to expose and eliminate the Anglo-American swamp surrounding the President.
Assad praises Soviet weapons after missile attack on Syria – Russian MPs
RT – April 15, 2018: Bashar Assad praised the quality of Soviet-made air-defense systems after the US, UK, and France bombarded Syria on Saturday, Russian MPs said after a meeting with the Syrian president in Damascus. “Yesterday we were faced with an American aggression. And we were able to repel it with Soviet missiles from the 1970s. Since the 1990s, the American films presented the Russian weapons as lagging. And now we see who really lags behind,” Assad was cited as saying by MP Dmitry Sablin. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Soviet-made S-125, S-200, Buk, Kvadrat and Osa systems, used by the Syrian military, intercepted 71 out of the 103 missiles fired by the US and its allies.
Syrian Air Defenses Repelled Most of Missiles Launched by West – Russian MoD
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 14, 2018 (updated): The Russian Defense Ministry stated that most missiles launched by the Western states on Syria had been downed by the Arab Republic’s air defenses, when approaching targets.
“The Syrian air defense system has been conducting an anti-air fight,” the ministry added.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Syria repelled the Western attack by air defense complexes made in the USSR over 30 years ago.
“Syrian means of air defense: S-125, S-200 air defense systems, Buk and Kvadrat were used in the repelling the missile strike.”
(TASS: The equipment produced in the USSR in the 1960s “has shown high efficiency”, although “it was created for completely different purposes,” Gorkov noted. “America’s ‘smart bombs’ came up against 1960s intellect,” said former chief of the air and missile defense troops of the Russian Air Force Alexander Gorkov.)
A total of 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles were launched at targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry stated.
Later in the day, the Russian General Staff issued a statement, saying that a total of 71 cruise missiles out of 103 had been intercepted by Syria, adding that no government military airfield had been damaged as a result of the attack. And that Syrian air defense forces have intercepted all 12 cruise missiles, which had been used to attack the Dumeir military airfield, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
US Strike in Syria Reportedly Hits Cancer Medicine Research Lab
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 15, 2018: The US-led missile strike against Syria, allegedly aimed at suspected chemical weapon sites, has reportedly resulted in the destruction of a pharmaceutical facility used to produce cancer drugs.
The Institution for the Development of Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries in Barzeh, which was one of the targets of the recent US-led attack against Syria, was used to produce medical drugs which are currently in short supply in the country due to sanctions imposed by the West, Press TV reports.
Since the Syria crisis broke out, the country has been short of all kinds of medicines due to the sanctions from Western countries. Foreign companies stopped exporting high-quality medicines to Syria, especially anti-cancer medicines. So we have been conducting researches on anti-cancer medicines here, and three cancer drugs have been developed,” the facility head said.
Civilian Casualties, Material Damage Reported After West’s Strike on Syria
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 14, 2018: The Syrian authorities have not made any official statements on the total scale of the damages or casualties as a result of West’s strikes yet.
At least 6 civilians have been injured as a result of a missile strike on a military depot to the west of Homs, a local security source told Sputnik. Also, SANA agency reported that at least three civilians were injured as a result of the western states’ strike on a Syrian military facility in Homs.
According to Syria’s Ministry of Information, Western media are exaggerating the scale of US, UK and French strikes against the targets in Syria.
“The Ministry of Information calls on citizens not to trust any media reports, which are deliberately or undeliberately exaggerating the number of targets and consequences of the trilateral aggression,” the ministry said, as quoted by the Syrian State Television.
The broadcaster also refuted reports about nine targets, which were allegedly hit by the Western strikes.
“Several missiles of the three countries [the US, the UK and France], which struck a research facility have only caused material damage to a building, which includes an educational center and scientific labs,” SANA reported.
All countries must heed UN Charter – Secretary-General after US-led Syria strike
RT – April 14, 2018: Following airstrikes on Damascus, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that all countries are obliged to “act consistently” with the UN Charter, noting that the document is “very clear on these issues.”
“There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with the matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nationals and with international law in general,” Guterres said in a statement over the coordinated series of airstrikes by the US, the UK and France in Syria.
He went on to stress that the UN Security Council, of which the three countries are permanent members, “has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.”
Guterres called on all the UN members to “unite” to deter further escalation that might aggravate the suffering that the Syrian people have endured during the conflict.
“I urge all Member States to show restraint in these dangerous circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation,” he said.
US, UK & France launch ‘precision strikes’ in Syria
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 13, 2018: New video reportedly taken from Syria shows air-defense interceptors taking flight after US President Donald Trump announced that the US, UK and France would strike Syria.
”God bless you, God bless you,” a man can be heard saying, shortly after the interceptor seemed to collide with a missile, making a large boom sound.
“F*ck those American bastards,” the man from the video says.
The Syrian Army reports shooting down 20 US, UK and French missiles. When asked about the missiles, the Pentagon during a briefing that it could not comment on the reports.
On Friday night, Trump said that strike operations were underway in response to an alleged attack in Douma, which Damascus and Moscow maintain was a false flag. Analysts are puzzled by the logic of Trump’s decision to stand up against “Gas Animal Assad” by raining explosives on Syria and killing Syrians.
Damascus, Homs, a research facility in Barzeh, and an IRGC base in Qasioun Mountain have reportedly been targeted during the military operations.
Strike on Syria won’t remain without consequences – Russian ambassador to US
RT – April 13, 2018: The Russian Ambassador to the US has warned of “consequences” after the US and its allies launched a coordinated military action against Syria.
Russia feels threatened by the US decision to strike Syrian targets in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack in Douma on April 7, which Moscow believes was staged.
“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences,” Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Friday night. “All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.”
The US “specifically identified” targets to “mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved,” Dunford said. “We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace. We did not coordinate targets.”
While Trump said that the purpose of the US actions is to “establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” Antonov reminded that “the US – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.”
Caught in a lie, US & allies bomb Syria the night before international inspectors arrive
RT – April 15, 2018: The US, Britain and France trampled international law to launch missiles against Syria, claiming to have “evidence” of the government’s use of chemical weapons. That evidence is based on terrorist lies.
After a week of outrageous tweets and proclamations by POTUS Trump, which included continued accusations that Syria’s president ordered a chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, east of Damascus, with Trump using grotesque and juvenile terminology, such as “animal Assad,” the very evening before chemical weapons inspectors of the OPCW were to visit Douma, America and allies launched illegal bombings against Syria. The illegal bombings included 103 missiles, 71 of which Russia states were intercepted.
For the past week, we were told that the US had ‘evidence’ and the UK had ‘evidence’ that Syria had used chemicals. The ‘evidence’ largely relied on video clips and photos shared on social media, provided by the Western-funded White Helmets (that “rescuer” group that somehow only operates in Al-Qaeda and co-terrorist occupied areas and participates in torture and executions), as well as by Yaser al-Doumani, a man whose allegiance to Jaysh al-Islam is clear from his own Facebook posts, for example of former Jaysh al-Islam leader, Zahran Alloush.
This, we were told, was ‘evidence.’ This and the words of the highly partial, USAID-funded, US State Department allied Syrian American Medical Society, which, like Al-Qaeda’s rescuers, only supports doctors in terrorist-occupied areas.
Only 23 Missiles From US Destroyers Reached The Targeted Syrian Airfield
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 7, 2017: Only 23 missiles from US destroyers reached the targeted Syrian airfield, it is unclear where the other 36 landed, the ministry said. (BATTLEFORWORLD: What happened to the other 36 cruise missiles? Were they shot down or disabled and if so, by whom?)
“On April 7, at the time between 3:42 and 3:56 a.m. Moscow time [00:42-00:56 GMT] a massive missile attack by 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles was carried out from two destroyers of the US Navy [Ross and Porter], from the Mediterranean Sea, near the island of Crete, targeting Syrian airfield Ash Sha’irat [Homs Province]. According to the Russian data recording technology, only 23 cruise missiles reached the Syrian airbase. It is not clear where the other 36 cruise missiles landed,” Konashenkov said at a briefing. Link: Read Complete Article
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Low Efficiency: Only 23 Tomahawk Missiles Out Of 59 Reached Syrian Airfield, Russian MoD Says
BATTLEFORWORLD – March 20, 2018: As President Trump went into the White House the Deep-State neoconservatives had warfare in the planning for him to attack Syria. And Trump’s naivete to the world’s geopolitics believe that he was on a mission of good when he gave the orders to launch missiles at Syria based on fraudulent reasons given to him. And according to an article by SputnikNews, Russia’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily cited military experts as saying that the Rychag-AV jammers added significantly to reducing the effectiveness of the US air strike on Syria’s Ash Shairat airbase in April 2017. And now we know that in the background, hidden hands were responsible for the US missiles launched at Syria to go blind and miss their targets.
RT – March 20, 2018 (posted April 7, 2017): The Russian Defense Ministry says the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield wasn’t very effective, with only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles reaching their target. The locations of the remaining 36 missiles’ impact is now unknown, the ministry added.
The ministry described the combat efficiency of the strike as “quite poor.”
“On April 7, 2017, between 3:42am and 3:56am Moscow time, two US Navy destroyers (USS Porter and USS Ross) fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in Homs Province, Syria, from an area near the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.
“According to our sources, only 23 of them reached the Syrian airbase,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said, adding that the points of impact of the other 36 cruise missiles remain unknown.