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.
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TASS – April 18, 2018: Two cruise missiles found unexploded by the Syrian military after the US missile strike on April 14 have been handed over to Russia, a source in the Syrian defense ministry told TASS on Thursday.
“Two cruise missiles that did not detonate during the US missile strike on Syria overnight to April 14 were found by the Syrian military. Both are in rather good condition. These missiles were handed over to Russian officer the day before yesterday (April 17),” the source said, adding that both “were sent to Russia by plane yesterday (April 18).”
The United States, the UK and France said the strikes had been a response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma on April 7 reported by some non-governmental organizations, including White Helmets.
The Russian foreign ministry dismissed that as fake news. The Russian defense ministry stated that White Helmets were an unreliable source, notorious for disseminating falsehoods. The Russian center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties on April 9 examined Douma to find no traces of chemical weapons. Earlier, various official Russian agencies repeatedly warned that preparations had been underway in different parts of Syria for provocations and simulations of chemical attacks that would be blamed on government forces.
Israeli PM Netanyahu Reportedly Coordinated Strike on Syrian T-4 Airbase With US
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 18, 2018: Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry said that two Israeli warplanes had carried out an attack on the Syrian T-4 airbase in Homs; Tel Aviv, however, preferred to keep silent about the alleged incident.
According to the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed intelligence officials and other sources briefed on the matter, the Israeli prime minister had received US President Donald Trump’s tacit consent to target Iranian air-defense system deployed at the Syrian Tiyas airfield. After their conversation, Netanyahu reportedly ordered an airstrike on the facility to curb Iranian forces from using new anti-aircraft battery against Israeli jets.
Israeli defense minister claims right of ‘total freedom of action’ in Syrian airspace
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.”
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.
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.
‘Whole Douma story was staged’: Journos struggle to find proof of ‘chemical attack
RT – April 25, 2018: RT’s Murad Gazdiev highlights a number of eyewitness accounts from Douma, Syria that people directly involved in the notorious “chemical attack” video actually had no idea about the alleged use of chemicals there.
Russian Military Finds Chemical Weapons Warehouse in Syrian Douma – Reports
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 17, 2018: Russian troops found a warehouse of substances necessary for the production of chemical weapons in Syrian Douma, media reported Tuesday, citing chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov.
The discovered substances, such as thiodiglycol and diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas. In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to that used by militants for setting up the wide-spread fake story, was found in the warehouse. It can be concluded that this laboratory was used by illegal armed groups for the production of poisonous substances,” Rodionov said, as quoted by the Zvezda TV channel.
The tensions in Syria have increased sharply in the recent weeks after several media outlets, citing Syrian militants, blamed Damascus for using chemical weapons in the city of Duma in the Damascus suburb on April 7. The Syrian Foreign Ministry denied the claims, saying that the use of chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta may have been planned by terrorist groups.
THEINDEPENDENT – April 17, 2018: This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world…the 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.
RUPTLY – April 17, 2018: An alleged chemical arsenal was discovered by Russian servicemen in the basement of a high-rise apartment building in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma on Tuesday.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 18, 2018: Russian military forces unearthed a warehouse of substances essential for the manufacture of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta.
“The equipment found in the laboratory, including the chemical reactor, and shown in the video was made in the West, highly likely – in the UK or Germany,” Igor Nikulin, a military expert and a former member of the UN’s biological commission, told Sputnik.
On April 17, Russian troops uncovered a lab in Douma, which, according to chemical defense specialist Alexander Rodionov, could have been used by terrorist groups for the production of chemical weapons.
The substances discovered, such as thiodiglycol and diethanolamine, are necessary for the production of sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas. In addition, a cylinder with chlorine, similar to that used by militants to set up the widely spread fake story, was found in the warehouse. It can be concluded that this laboratory was used by illegal armed groups for the production of poisonous substances,” Rodionov said, as cited by the Zvezda TV channel.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 18, 2018: Earlier the White Helmets, a Western-backed NGO known for its ties with terrorist groups, released a video showing alleged victims of the false-flag chemical attack in Douma. The US and its allies used the video as a pre-text to conduct a missile strike on Syria.
The Russia 24 TV channel released an exclusive interview on April 18 with a boy, who participated in filming a fake video, as evidence of the false-flag chemical attack in Douma by the White Helmets. In the interview, Hassan Diab says that he and his mother heard loud voices on the street, urging everyone to rush to the hospitals. When Hassan entered the hospital, unknown people grabbed him, poured water on him and then put him with other patients.
We were in the basement. Mom told me that today we don’t have anything to eat and that we will eat tomorrow. We heard a cry outside, calling “go to the hospital.” We ran to the hospital and as soon as I entered, they grabbed me and started pouring water on me,” Hassan Diab said.
“There were no chemical weapons. I smoked outside and felt nothing. I entered the hospital and saw my family. Militants gave them dates, cookies and rice for participating in this film and released everyone to their homes,” Hassan’s father said.
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TASS – April 19, 2018: A TV report about an 11-year-old from Syria’s Douma who was snared into taking part in the White Helmets’ staged chemical attack video will be shown to the representatives of the UN Security Council members, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, told the Rossiya-1 television channel in an interview on Thursday (April 19).
Earlier, the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock channel aired an interview with the boy who was ensnared into participating in a staged video of an alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma. In the TV report, the 11-year-old explains how he appeared in the faked chemical attack video spread by the NGO known as The White Helmets. In the same TV story the boy’s father says that “the militants gave the boy some dates and cookies to eat” and then let everybody go home. The man says his son had been well all the time and there were “no chemical weapons at all.”
“We already have a subtitled copy of the video at our disposal. We will distribute it among the member-countries (of the UN Security Council – TASS) and journalists. At the forthcoming meeting of the UN Security Council we will let everybody see it on the big screen,” Nebenzya promised.
Father of boy in White Helmets footage to testify that ‘no chemical weapons used in Douma’
TASS – April 19, 2018: The father of a Syrian teenage boy who can be seen in a video the White Helmets NGO presents as evidence government troops used chemical weapons is prepared to testify before any international organizations that Douma saw no chemical attack.
“My boy had no traces that might indicate he had been harmed by chemical weapons. He looked slightly frightened but healthy. My family and myself are prepared to testify at any place around the world, be it Geneva or New York, chemical weapons had not been used,” the boy’s father Omar Diab told the media on Thursday.
His eleven-year-old boy earlier told the Rossiya-24 television channel that Jaysh al-Islam militants had given him some date fruit and pastries for participating in the faked video.
Russian diplomat slams Douma images after alleged chemical attack as ‘100-percent fake’
TASS – April 19, 2018: Images from Syria’s Douma with people allegedly injured in a chemical attack are a 100-percent fake, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday in comments on White Helmets’ allegations about chemical weapons used in Douma on April 7.
“A lot of fake materials were spread on social media – images, videos from the alleged sites. Indeed, these locations can be confirmed, but in many cases the situation and the circumstances of what was going on there are invented,” the diplomat said.
“This is a 100-percent fake. How is it that dead kids are moved from place to place, if the key goal is to confirm the fact that the attack occurred? Because to spread fake evidence they needed an emotional coloring, they had the task to divert attention from factual inconsistencies,” she said.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 18, 2018: A military diplomatic source reported on Thursday that Militants in south Syria are planning to launch simultaneous chemical attacks against government forces.
Militants may plot a chemical attack against civilians to set stage for joint offensive, according to the military diplomatic source. The source said that militants are going to launch attacks on government forces in Daraa, al-Baath and suburbs.
Al-Nusra Front* terror group has been advocating joint offensive against government troops on claims of violations of de-escalation regime, the source said.
“Nusra’s joint operation headquarters invited other groups in early April… to stage a simultaneous offensive against government troops,” the source claimed.
The groups seek to create an autonomous state in areas under their control with US support, the military diplomatic source said.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 19, 2018: The Syrian Scientific Research Center in Barzeh, which was left in ruins by last week’s US-led missile strikes, specialized in research into cancer drugs and production of life-saving medicines that have been in short supply due to Western sanctions, Saeed Saeed, the head of one of the center’s units, told Sputnik.
“Our research institute worked in two directions. [First of all, the center] specialized in the development of chemical formulas for cancer drugs because — due to US and EU embargo — Syria has been unable to import anti-cancer medicines,” Saeed said.
He noted that the center also specialized in the production of snake venom and scorpions stings’ antidotes and also supplied the life-saving drugs to the neighboring countries.
“The second direction was the production of medicines for hospitals across Syria, as well as serums and antidotes for snake venom and scorpions stings. Our center was the only in the region that produced these drugs over 20 years, and the neighboring countries of Jordan and Lebanon used to purchase them from [Syria],” he pointed out.
US Lawmaker: Government ‘Provided Zero Real Evidence’ of Chemical Attack
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 2018: On Thursday, US Congressman Thomas Massie announced that the US director of national intelligence, the defense secretary and the secretary of state had “provided zero evidence” showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against the Syrian people in Douma.
“In briefing to Congress, DNI, SecDef, and SecState provided zero real evidence. Referenced info circulating online. Which means they either chose not to provide proof to Congress or they don’t have conclusive proof that Assad carried out gas attack,” Massie, a Republican representing northern Kentucky, said in a tweet.
“Either way, not good,” the lawmaker concluded.
Senator Rand Paul, also a Republican representing Kentucky, said earlier this week, “I still look at the attack and say, you know, either Assad must be the dumbest dictator on the planet — or maybe he didn’t do it. I have yet to see evidence that he did do it.”
Russian Military Finds Precursor to Chemical Weapons in Terrorists’ Lab in Douma
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 20, 2018: Russian servicemen have found another evidence of manufacturing of military poisonous substances by Jaish al-Islam terrorists in the Syrian town of Douma, where on April 7 a false-flag attack took place, serving as a pretext for the US and allies to blame the government and strike the country.
“During the examination of the chemical laboratory a lot of hexamin was discovered, which is yet another proof that militants had been producing chemical weapons,” a specialist of Russia’s radiological, chemical and biological defense corps, Alexander Rodionov, told journalists on April 20.
He explained that the substance is used for making explosives as well as sarin-type military poisons such.
Chemical substance of hexamine found in Douma laboratory – Russian MoD
RT – April 21, 2018: Russian broadcaster VGTRK released video on Friday showing an alleged chemical laboratory in Douma, suspected of belonging to militant group Jaish al-Islam.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 21, 2018: The Syrian government forces on Friday have found large amounts of militants’ weapons, including those produced in the United States, in the city of Dumayr, located north-east of the Syrian capital of Damascus, local media reported.
On Thursday, the Syrian state TV reported that militants from the Jaysh al-Islam armed group were surrendering their weapons and had started to leave the city with their family members.
In the southern part of Dumayr, the Syrian army has found several US-produced TOW anti-tank missiles, a large amount of rockets and mortars, as well as RPGs, Grad rockets, dozens of improvised explosive devices, mines, and remote detonators, SANA news agency reported on Friday citing its war correspondent.
Militants hand 30 armored vehicles to Russian military in Syria
TASS – April 21, 2018: Russian servicemen have seized 30 armored vehicles, machine guns and mortar launches at militants’ weapons depot in the past 24 hours, Major General Yuri Yevtushenko, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, said on Saturday.
“Under control of officers from the reconciliation center, extremists have handed 30 armored vehicles, three vans with large-caliber machine guns, six mortar launchers, three anti-tank guided missiles, 23 tactical missiles, 111 mines, 60 hand grenades, and more than 63,000 munitions for small arms to the Armed Forces of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Yevtushenko said.
The Syrian government forces have taken control of the arsenals containing a large amount of munitions.
Over the past 24 hours, Russian military doctors provided medical services to 60 Syrians, including 15 children, Yevtushenko added.
Syrian Militants Hand Over Missiles Made in USA and Israel
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 23, 2018: According to an agreement reached between Damascus and the militants, they handed over dozens of armored vehicles, as well as small arms, anti-tank weapons and US and Israeli-made missiles.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has released footage showing militants handing over a large cache of arms, including missiles allegedly made in the United States, to the government in Eastern Qalamoun, northeast of Damascus.
This wasn’t the first time the Syrian media released a video of weapons that were captured from terrorists, some of which were allegedly made in NATO states and Israel.
SPUTNIKNEWS – April 21, 2018: The Fact-Finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has visited one of the sites in the Damascus’ suburbs of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack, the OPCW said Saturday.
“The samples collected will be transported to the OPCW Laboratory in Rijswijk and then dispatched for analysis to the OPCW’s designated labs,” the OPCW said in a statement.
“The OPCW will evaluate the situation and consider future steps including another possible visit to Douma,” the organization added.