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Oct 06 08:31

THE REAL REASON THE US CAN'T SEPARATE MODERATES FROM AL QAEDA IN SYRIA

The US has attempted to direct attention away from the fact supposed "moderate rebels" it has been supporting are now openly aligned to designated foreign terrorist organizations including Al Qaeda, Jabhat Al Nusra, and the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS) by focusing instead on the alleged "humanitarian crisis" unfolding amid final operations to restore security to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

The operation however, headed by Syrian forces and supported by its allies including Russia, aims to bring the last remaining districts of the city under government control. Already, the vast majority of Aleppo's remaining 2 million residents live in government controlled territory, with less than a quarter of a million trapped in terrorist held sections of the city.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The unrest in Syria has never been a civil war, but an attempt to throw out the duly elected government by outside forces, trained, supported, and funded by the United States Government.

Oct 06 08:17

Syrian People to File Lawsuit against US over Deir Ezzur Massacre

Several Syrian parliamentary and legal figures have called on the people of Deir Ezzur to lodge a complaint over Washington's recent killing of civilians and destruction of the province's infrastructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress just got hoisted with their own JASTA!

Oct 06 08:14

Russian options against a US attack on Syria

So the Russian threat is simple: you attack us and we will attack US forces in Syria. Of course, Russia will vehemently deny targeting US servicemen and insist that the strike was only against terrorists, but both sides understand what is happening here. Interestingly, just last week the Iranian Fars news agency reported that such a Russian attack had already happened:

Oct 06 07:40

John McCain calls US diplomacy 'toothless' and advocates for military intervention in Syria

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, John ...

Oct 06 07:30

Germany considering European sanctions against Russia over actions in Syria – report

A push to slap more European sanctions on Russia is being considered in Berlin due to Moscow’s actions in Syria, a person familiar with the deliberations told the Wall Street Journal.

Oct 06 07:29

U.S. PROXIES PANIC: Russia hikes up air strikes on Al-Nusra across Syria

Precision air strikes by Russian air forces on militants’ infrastructure and positions in the Hama and Idlib provinces have inflicted heavy losses on illegal armed formations. In Aleppo, terrorist leaders have begun to panic. This has been reported to Russian Spring by a military source.

“In the northern part of Hama province, one of the leaders of Jebat Al-Nusra, Abdul Jabbar Fawaz al-Ahmad, was liquidated. In the al-Latamna district, a commander of an Al-Nusra sniper battalion, Ahmad Nahlawi, was also killed,” the source told Russian Spring.

Oct 06 07:23

Third Russian Black Sea Fleet Missile Ship en Route to Syria

A third Russian Black Sea Fleet small missile ship has embarked on a voyage to Syria a day after two others entered the Mediterranean waters.

Oct 06 06:56

FLASHBACK: Three layers of Russian air defense at Hmeimim air base in Syria

This has been beefed up considerably recently.

Russian-Syrian air defense force
According to public sources, the combined Russian-Syrian AD force was deployed in the war zone as far back as November 2015, comprising:

Oct 06 06:50

Moscow sees link between Russian embassy shelling and Washington’s threats

Russia blames the US directly for the shelling of their Embassy. Another war crime.This situation is going from bad to worse and the blame is on DC.

MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says there is a connection between Russian embassy shelling in Damascus and Washington’s threats.

Oct 06 06:40

Is Fighting Al-Qaeda In Aleppo Good Or Bad? - U.S. Unable To Decide

There is currently a barrage of propaganda in the "western" media in support of "rebels" in east-Aleppo. It is all about "hospitals" and "children" but the aim is to stop a Syrian army assault on the "rebel" held quarters of the city. U.S. officials are again talking about "intervention", meaning open war, to prevent the Syrian army and its allies from storming the "rebel" held eastern parts. It would not work but that is not the only reason why it is a strange idea.

Oct 06 06:39

‘EU responsible for chaos in Syria' - France's Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front party, has accused the European Union of being responsible for the ongoing chaos in Syria. She added the EU has been too busy trying to overthrow Assad while Russia was actually fighting terrorists.

“You’ve done everything to bring down the government of Syria, throwing the country into a terrible civil war, while accusing Russia which is actually fighting Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL],” the right wing party leader and France’s presidential candidate said, speaking at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

Oct 06 06:39

‘S-300, S-400 air defenses in place’: Russian MoD warns US-led coalition not to strike Syrian army

Russia’s Defense Ministry has cautioned the US-led coalition of carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, adding in Syria there are numerous S-300 and S-400 air defense systems up and running.

Oct 06 06:34

The US is coming to a new realization about Syria that could change everything

US officials fear that the fall of Syria's largest city to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could undermine Washington's counterterrorism goals in the country, The Washington Post's Josh Rogin reported on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the implicit bias in the phrase "fall of Syria's largest city to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ." Aleppo is a part of Syria, and Syria's elected leader is Assad. The US has been trying to replace Assad with a puppet ruler (as the US has already done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen) for 5 years, and has sold this war of conquest to the American people as part of the war on terror. Aleppo originally "fell" to the US-backed rebels, and now Assad is taking it back.

Not surprisingly, Business Insider has closed comments on this story!

Oct 06 06:21

Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again

U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Okay, okay; we were kidding about being in Syria to fight ISIS and Al Qaeda. Yes, they work for us, and the real target has been Assad all along. Happy now?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 05 14:58

Things Are Happening At An Alarming Pace in Syria: “Putin Gears Up For War” - Mac Slavo

As SHTF reported yesterday, Russia is officially on war footing, with more than 40 MILLION of its population participating in the largest ever nuclear warfare drill.

The powers that be are now flirting with the option of all out war, and potentially unprecedented levels of destruction. The American public has never been presented with any cohesive rational or good reason at all for why we are still embroiled in the Middle East, and one can only assume that there are other hidden agendas at work.

The rivalry to supply Europe with energy, and a proposed pipeline from the Arabian peninsula through Syria and Turkey into Europe may be a much better explanation for why we are being dragged so perilously close to war than anything else we’ve been told. It certainly appears that the West intends to allow radical Islam to take hold of the region amid a vacuum of power, and that the U.S. would prefer to partner with terrorism rather than lose its grip on the existing world order.

Oct 05 14:38

MOSCOW ON THE OFFENSIVE Russian state newspapers predict ‘direct military conflict’ with US as it compares Syria stalemate to Cuban missile crisis

Veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner told the BBC: "There's a real feeling now that America is out to prove it is the only superpower.
"The continued expansion of Nato is seen by the Russian leadership, perhaps incorrectly, is seen as being a real threat.

"There is a danger of real confrontation, perhaps leading to some kind of military engagement and war."

It has previously been reported that Putin is preparing for war with the West.

Russia is already staging a massive evacuation drill to prepare for nuclear war.

More than 200,000 emergency services personnel and soldiers will use 50,000 pieces of equipment during the civil defence exercise.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hoping that cooler heads prevail here, but I think the Russian press is calling it as it sees it.

And I have something I would like to say to Russia's President Putin and their Foreign Minister Lavrov: thinking American people do not want a war with Russia, or anyone else right now, thank you very much.

Our economy is barely holding together by a thread; the infrastructure at home is completely broken; and the expansion of homeless camps in this country (the "Obamavilles", if you will) continues to grow apace, courtesy of
offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs.

And right now, the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to enable it to ensure a positive outcome to a military conflict against Russia.

There is an absolutely incestuous relationship between the corporations making our weapons system, and the Congressional representatives who green light these contracts.

These are the same Congressional representatives who very gleefully take campaign contributions from these same contractors.

The results, when weapons get field deployed are: late deliveries, to the point where those weapons are obsolete upon their deliveries; weapons not at all working as advertised; and development programs creating huge cost over-runs.

Thinking Americans want to engage with Russia for trade; your wonderful non-GMO food; research; and working in a cooperative way to resolve the world's problems peacefully.

We do not want this war; we want peace, prosperity, and economic stability for all countries, including our own.

We understand that this Administration may try to jam this war down our throats, but there will be peaceful protests, hopefully seen by the world, indicating our severe displeasure and opposition to such actions by our government.

In fact, in the United States of America, the government is no longer of the people'; by the people; and for the people; it is of the corporations; by the corporations, and for those corporations, and banks, which enrich their own coffers from the deaths of others.

Oct 05 13:56

Kerry Slams Russia For Backing Syrian Government

US Secretary of State John Kerry has criticized Russia for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, describing it as “irresponsible and profoundly ill-advised.”

Kerry made the remarks on Tuesday before the opening of a conference on Afghanistan organized by the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.

Oct 05 13:47

“Airborne Radar Warning and Control”: NATO Deploys AWACS to Syria In Violation of International Law

Responding to a question from Reuters, Mr. Stoltenberg indicated that NATO would deploy AWACS to improve the Coalition’s view of the sky.

However, Syrian air-space is legally used only by Syria and Russia, and illegally by the Coalition and Israël. The rebel or terrorist armies have no air force. It seems that NATO intends to test the methods of aerial surveillance which still function despite the deployment of the Russian system for disconnecting the Alliance’s command and control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what happens when the first AWAC gets shot down?!?

Oct 05 13:29

State Dept: US Considering ‘Military, Other Options’ Against Russia in Syria

Once again focusing on escalations of tensions with Russia, State Department spokesman Mark Toner today said that in addition to the “diplomatic” efforts the US is making in Syria, they are also considering conducting “military or other options.”

The US demonstrably is not conducting diplomatic efforts in Syria anymore, despite Toner’s claims to the contrary, as the US made a very public show of withdrawing from the diplomatic track yesterday, and condemning Russia on the way out.

Adding to the uncomfortable talk about military possibilities, Toner also declared the US to “always consider unilateral options when looking at a situation like Syria,” and while he insisted the US prefers to work with its coalition, it’s unlikely much of the coalition will eagerly follow them into a war with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because a war against Russia over Syria is one of the must pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid thing this Administration could possibly do at this point, unfortunately, is utterly no guarantee that it won't do it.

And do it in so covert a way that neither US citizens nor people around the world won't understand that this is going on?!?

I am very sorry, but for the Administration to actually believe that such military actions could happen, privately, in an unknown way, and without repercussions, is a very big indication to me that they have collectively lost their reality license!!!

Oct 05 12:47

UNDER U.S. PROXY ATTACK RUSSIA READIES FOR FULL WAR IN SYRIA

MR KIRBY: The consequences are that the civil war will continue in Syria, that extremists and extremists groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which will include, no question, attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities, and Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and they will continue to lose resources – even, perhaps, more aircraft.
The Russian Federation interpreted that not as a prediction or warning, but as a direct threat.

Then this happened:

Al-Nusra Front Shells Russian Embassy in Damascus

The Russian embassy in Damascus was shelled from the areas controlled by al-Nusra Front and Faylaq al-Rahman militants, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the United States has just declared war on Russia in Syria.

We have, at this site, encouraged you to be ready for any kind of emergency; and if you haven't already, this would be a very reasonable time to start! Potable water; long-storable food; medications for yourself, your family, and a plan to re-connect if you are separated from your family if the excrement hits the proverbial ventilation shaft.

Oct 05 12:08

05 October 2016 19:15 US-led Coalition Aircrafts Commit Massacre in Aleppo Countryside, Killing Dozens of Civilians

Aircraft of US-led Coalition have committed a new massacre against the Syrians, killing and injuring more than 60 civilians in the village of Thelthanh in the countryside of al-Bab area to the north of Aleppo city.

Oct 05 11:07

Russian Army General: Americans have good reasons to be afraid of S-300 in Syria

The United States believes that the deployment of the Russian S-300 system in Syria may pose a threat to aircraft of the US Air Force in certain cases. Baluyevsky, commenting on statements from American experts, who said that Russia's battery of S-300 was directed against NATO aircraft, said that such estimates were "not groundless." According to him, nothing prevents the Americans from supplying drones to terrorists in Syria, and the damage that UAVs may cause can be just as considerable as the damage caused by combat aircraft. According to the general, it was the Americans, who shipped TOW antitank systems to the so-called Syrian armed opposition, "and those systems were used against our helicopters," Baluyevsky said. He also added that Russia was not going to enhance its presence in Syria with the help of strategic aviation, but Russia could still provide military and technical assistance to the armed forces of the Syrian government.

Oct 05 10:34

NATO not planning to take part in combat operations in Syria, Iraq — Stoltenberg

NATO will not participate in combat operations in Syria and Iraq, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a conference on Afghanistan on Wednesday. "NATO will not be part of combat operations. We have already started training Iraqi officers in Jordan, we will soon start to train Iraqi officers in Iraq, and we will also start to provide support with AWACS surveillance planes to the international coalition fighting ISIL," Stoltenberg said. Speaking about the alliance’s actions in Afghanistan, Stoltenberg stressed that NATO believes it is more important to provide assistance to Kabul in ensuring the country’s security. "As you know we have ended our combat operations in Afghanistan so what we do now is support the Afghan forces," he said in a doorstep statement before the European Union-hosted Brussels conference on Afghanistan.

Oct 05 09:55

Source claims Ahrar al-Sham plots chemical weapons provocations in Aleppo

Ahrar al-Sham armed group has plans to deliver strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo with chemical weapons in the first half of October so as to accuse Russia and Syria of using prohibited arms, a source with the Russian competent bodies told TASS on Wednesday. "The Ahrar al-Sham group is preparing a provocation with chemical weapons against civilians in Aleppo," he said. "According to available information, the militants possess nearly a tonne of white phosphorus stored in a guarded underground facility in the northern part of the town of Seraqib, 15 kilometers east of the city of Idlib at the crossroads of the Aleppo-Damascus and Aleppo-Latakia roads." Six tankers with the toxic substance are stored at a depth of 12 meters, according to the source...

Oct 05 09:34

Leaked UN report drops a bombshell, slamming the UK and US for their role in the Syrian crisis

An internal United Nations report which the public wasn’t supposed to see has just hit the web. And its findings contain some explosive and uncomfortable truths.

Western sanctions on Syria, the report says, are harming ordinary civilians the most – preventing hospitals from accessing basic medical equipment and even hindering effective humanitarian aid.

The 40-page UN investigation was leaked to The Intercept‘s Rania Khalek, and was subsequently put online. The report describes a humanitarian crisis in Syria that is the worst the world has seen since World War II, due to the five-year-long conflict that has engulfed the country. It also outlines the many ways that Syria is being squeezed economically by the West, which it describes as some of the most complicated and far-reaching sanctions regimes ever imposed.

Oct 05 09:04

Confirmations

I'm with the Russians. Destroy the terrorists!

After five years of war in Syria, the masks have come off. The publication of the text of the Russo-US agreement reveals the hidden intentions of the two great powers – Washington wants to cut the «Silk Road», while Moscow wants to destroy the jihadists.

Oct 05 08:46

This is How 'Extremely Efficient' S-300 Will Boost Russia's Defenses in Syria

This model specializes in shooting down cruise missiles.

Russia deployed the S-300V4 "Antey-2500" anti-ballistic missile system to Syria to provide additional cover to the Russian Aerospace Forces taking part in Moscow's counter terrorism offensive in the war-torn country, experts say.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-300_(missile)

Oct 05 07:59

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – OCTOBER 5, 2016: US CONSIDERS MILITARY STRIKES ON GOVT FORCES

US military strikes against the Syrian government is at the top of the agenda today at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the coalition in Syria, The Washington Post daily reported. The US officials are going to push forward so-called “limited military strikes” in order to, according to the official version, prevent violations of the cease-fire by the Assad government and disrupt his ability to continue committing war crimes against civilians in Aleppo and, for sure, to push it back to the negotiating table.

The options under consideration reportedly include bombing Syrian air force runways using cruise missiles and other long-range weapons fired from coalition planes and ships. The report says the idea is supported by the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One proposed way to do so without a UN Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, don't tell anyone!

Oct 05 07:20

Russian S-300 battery delivered to Syria for protection of Tartus base — defense ministry

One battery of the air defense system S-300 will provide protection for the Russian Navy’s logistic facility in Tartus and Russian ships off Syria’s shores, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told the media on Tuesday.

"It is true that one battery of the S-300 air defense systems has been delivered to Syria. It is to provide protection for the naval logistics facility in Tartus and the Russian Navy’s task force," Konashenkov said.

He remarked it remained unclear why the decision to dispatch S-300 to Syria caused such commotion in the West.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why, one might almost think that the US was planning to bomb Tartus!!!!!!!

Oct 05 07:09

Russia Ready to Confront US Plan B in Syria

Russian media reported that the country's defense ministry has devised a preemptive plan to be implemented if the US withdraws from talks with Moscow on Syria and opts for its Plan B.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now there are rumblings that the US' Plan B is to do a decapitation strike against Assad himself. Like JASTA, that will set a precedent that will come back to haunt the US itself!

Oct 05 07:07

US Military Builds a New Air Base in Oil-Rich Region North of Syria

A representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces command said the US is building a military airfield near a major oil and gas field in Northern Syria as part of its ongoing campaign against ISIL terror group.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First off, the Syrian Democratic Forces are not Syrian. They are an alliance of Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian, Armenian, Turkmen and Circassian and despite the official sounding name are one of the "Moderate" US backed groups fighting against Assad.

Second, The US does not have Syria's permission to build an air base in Syria.

Oct 05 06:58

Syrian Army Seize ISIS's Chemical Weapons Equipment

The Syrian army units and national defense forces seized weapons and chemical weapons protective equipment in a raid on an ISIL (ISIS, Daesh) stronghold in Um Abboud hills in Deir Ezzur province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is what the US was trying to protect when they bombed the Syrian military in Deir Ezzor last month. The US cannot stage any more false-flag chemical weapons attacks once it is documented that ISIS had chemical weapons, and even worse, some of that material may trace back to an "embarrassing" source!

Oct 05 06:51

Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria

By partnering with local groups like the Syrian civil defense workers popularly known as the White Helmets, and through a vast network of connections in media and centers of political influence, The Syria Campaign has played a crucial role in disseminating images and stories of the horrors visited this month on eastern Aleppo. The group is able to operate within the halls of power in Washington and has the power to mobilize thousands of demonstrators into the streets. Despite its outsized role in shaping how the West sees Syria’s civil war, which is now in its sixth year and entering one of its grisliest phases, this outfit remains virtually unknown to the general public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even in these hard economic times, lying to the American people is still big business!

Oct 05 06:50

US blocked Russia’s statement on Damascus embassy shelling at UN

The U.S. blocked Russia’s statement on the shelling of its embassy in Damascus at the United Nations Security Council, Sputnik News reported quoting the representative of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

According to him, the statement was actually blocked by the US delegation, which tried to add extraneous elements in a standard in such cases text.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Children; if you can't play nice, we will have to take away all your toys!

Oct 05 06:47

September Attack on UN Aid Convoy in Syria Well-Prepared Hoax, Investigators Say

The experts analyzed the footage and photos of the attack in the media and came to a conclusion that "the attack" was staged: in particular, the cabin of one of the trucks was not affected and "has no trace of a close explosion — traces of debris or holes, only the cargo damaged." Furthermore, the edges of the holes in damaged trucks are covered with rust. The road surface was also in perfect condition, while according to the experts it would have been damaged if it were hit by an airstrike.

Oct 05 06:45

The Russians aren't pulling any punches with this cartoon

Oct 05 06:43

Under U.S. Proxy Attack Russia Readies For Full War In Syria

MR KIRBY: The consequences are that the civil war will continue in Syria, that extremists and extremists groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which will include, no question, attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities, and Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and they will continue to lose resources – even, perhaps, more aircraft.

The Russian Federation interpreted that not as a prediction or warning, but as a direct threat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So do I, given that the "terrorists" are working for the US Government!

Oct 05 06:28

Covert strikes on Assad back on US table to prevent ‘fall of Aleppo’ – report

These idiots are talking about covert strikes on Assad in the public media. Folks, The District of Criminals has lost whatever brains and slight grip on reality they had!
The Russians have already warned these warmongers what will happen if they do. We are in for a rough ride folks!

“One proposed way to get around the White House’s objection to striking the Assad regime without a UN Security Council resolution would be to carry out the strikes covertly and without public acknowledgment,” one administration official who is to take part in the discussions told the Washington Post.

Oct 04 15:34

Russian Embassy In Damascus Hit By Mortars

The Russian embassy in Damascus came under shelling by mortars Monday, it was revealed Tuesday. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the shelling came from areas controlled by the al-Nusra Front and Faylaq al-Rahman militants.

In a statement cited by Russian news agency Sputnik, the ministry said: “The Russian diplomatic mission came under mortar shelling on October 3. One of the mines exploded on the embassy area near its residential department. Fortunately, no one was wounded. The diplomatic mission sustained material damage. Another two mines went off next to the embassy.”

Oct 04 10:44

Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again

U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria. But there’s little prospect President Obama will ultimately approve them.

Inside the national security agencies, meetings have been going on for weeks to consider new options to recommend to the president to address the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, where Syrian and Russian aircraft continue to perpetrate the deadliest bombing campaign the city has seen since the five-year-old civil war began. A meeting of the Principals Committee, which includes Cabinet-level officials, is scheduled for Wednesday. A meeting of the National Security Council, which could include the president, could come as early as this weekend.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Obama signs off on strikes against Syria, that will be a declaration of war against Russia.

Oct 04 10:39

Russian Bombers Hit Aleppo as Rebels Fight On

Rebels said on Tuesday they repelled a Syrian army offensive in southern Aleppo as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to pound residential areas in besieged parts of the city where thousands of civilians are trapped.
They said they inflicted losses on pro-government fighters after several hours of clashes on the fringe of Sheikh Saed district, at the southern edge of the rebel-held eastern half of Aleppo city.

“We repelled their attempt to advance in Sheikh Saed and killed 10 regime fighters and destroyed several vehicles,” said a fighter from the Failaq al-Sham rebel group who gave his name as Abdullah al-Halabi.

Pro-government media said the army was pressing ahead in a major campaign supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power to take full control of the divided city after a ceasefire collapsed last month. State television said insurgent shelling killed five people in government-held areas of the city on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, and will be, a savage undertaking for the Syrians and Russians; but the leadership of both countries understands that they have a very short window in which to clear out the rebels from Aleppo, right before the US elections.

Prayers for the civilians caught in the crossfire, and there will probably be hundreds of them killed or maimed for life.

Oct 04 08:00

S-300 in Syria: Russia will not wait for another stab in the back

Russia has deployed state-of-the-art air defense system S-300V4 Antey-2500 in Syria (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator), Fox News reported citing three sources in the US administration. According to the sources of the agency, Moscow continues increasing its military presence in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad.

The US administration finds its difficult to explain the motive behind Moscow's latest move in Syria. US officials say that the S-300V4 system is potentially capable of intercepting any kind of US cruise missiles in the event of an attack in Syria.

Oct 04 07:57

Undercovered: The Seven-Year-Old Girl Live-Tweeting from Aleppo

As the account has grown in followers, she has fielded accusations that she is using her daughter for propaganda purposes or writing the tweets on her behalf.

Tweets about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia’s Vladimir Putin come in for particular criticism.

Others question a seven-year-old Syrian girl’s excellent English skills.

Oct 04 07:31

Aleppo: How Americans are being lied to

Oct 04 07:28

Double Standards for Israel and Syria

When Israel bombards Gaza after some ineffectual rocket attacks, the U.S. sees a right of self-defense, but different standards apply to Syria when foreign-backed terrorists fire deadly rockets and mortars, notes Rick Sterling.

Oct 04 06:34

Washington’s Merchant of War Peddles the No Fly Zone in Syria, Calls for Another Libya

Presently, the Syrian Arab Army and allies are advancing inexorably towards the liberation of Aleppo from the hordes of US coalition-funded terrorist brigades, headed up by Al Nusra Front aka Al Qaeda, and Washington’s foreign policy is in turmoil. Despite its best efforts, the US coalition ‘intervention’ in Syria has been an unmitigated disaster, having hit the brick wall of President Bashar Al Assad’s popularity and also the fortitude of the Syrian people in withstanding everything the US coalition has flung at it, militarily and on the multimillion dollar propaganda front. Now an increasingly frustrated US coalition has pulled what they believe to be the Ace in their pack of public-perception-altering cards.

Oct 04 06:31

The Cat's Out of the Bag: Lavrov Just Told the BBC That the US Supports Terrorist Groups in Syria

The questions asked by the sniveling BBC anchor were predictable:

Will you stop murdering babies in Aleppo with cluster munitions and bunker busters?
Will you apologize for bombing the aid convoy?
Will you apologize for shooting down MH-17?
How will Russia survive more sanctions?

True to form, Lavrov very succinctly laid out Russia's positions on all these "issues". Oh, and he added a few zingers, like the Obama administration "gave rise and support to Al-Nusra".

Actually, throughout the interview Lavrov repeatedly points out how the United States has steadfastly refused to distinguish between Al-Nusra and the "moderate rebels", insisting that they're all moderate and therefore should not be bombed or hurt in any way.

Oct 04 06:15

US, UK, France, Italy, Germany to meet Weds on Syria: Germany

Senior officials from the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Germany are to meet in Berlin Wednesday to try to find ways to resolve the conflict in Syria, a German foreign ministry official said, confirming a story in the Tagesspiegel daily.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that neither Syria nor Russia are invited to this meeting, which means the topic under discussion is outright invasion to remove Assad.

Oct 04 05:42

Russian Lawmakers May Soon Ratify Syria Air Base Deal

The Russian parliament has indicated that it may ratify a new agreement for the deployment of a Russian air group at Hmeimim air base by the end of the week.

Oct 04 05:41

‘Deal with the devil’: US ‘ready to ally with terror’ to overthrow Assad – Russia Foreign Ministry

Moscow has accused Washington of sabotaging the Syria ceasefire deal, saying that the US will be responsible for any new terror attacks in Syria, as by taking no action against Al-Nusra terrorists it shows it is ready “to make a deal with the devil.”

Oct 04 05:40

Russian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area of Syria

The Russian embassy in Damascus came under fire on Tuesday from a neighborhood controlled by militant groups, including Al-Nusra Front, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.

Oct 04 05:39

Russian Foreign Ministry: US decision to suspend talks with Russia on Syria “regrettable”

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the US decision to suspend contacts with Russia on Syria is “regrettable’.

Oct 04 05:05

WHITE HELMETS: “Save Aleppo” Protest Proves How Easy it is to Dress Up Actors as “War Victims”

This is not Aleppo, Syria, but rather the streets of Europe where a recent “save Aleppo” protest was staged. Actors posing in fake dust and blood proved just how easy it is for anyone to create “war victims” anytime, anywhere. war victims” anytime, anywhere.

Oct 04 05:04

How Britain funds the 'propaganda war' against Isis in Syria

Contractors hired by the Foreign Office but overseen by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) produce videos, photos, military reports, radio broadcasts, print products and social media posts branded with the logos of fighting groups, and effectively run a press office for opposition fighters.

Oct 04 05:03

Footage from a hospital in eastern Aleppo. Keep your eyes on the "injured" guy on the right. Really, bruh?

Oct 03 16:47

“Nothing More To Talk About” As US Suspends Bilateral Contact With Russia On Syria War

By Baran Hines

Monday, the United States confirmed that it was officially ending discussions with Russia on plans to achieve a peaceful solution to Syrian proxy war, which has lasted almost 6 years. US officials had threatened for almost a week to end negotiations with Russia on the Syrian peace process.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday that there is “nothing more for the US and Russia to talk about” in Syria...

Oct 03 15:41

Syria Will Never Be Another Libya Or Iraq – Envoy To UN Bashar Jaafari

Bashar Al-Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the UN, speaks exclusively to RT.

Oct 03 11:44

Kerry: ‘I Argued For Use Of Force In Syria, And I’ve Lost The Argument’

John Kerry frustrated with inability to use forces in Syria – leaked recording.

Oct 03 11:13

Obama Administration 'Did Everything' to Destroy Trust Between Russia, US

President Barack Obama's administration has done its outmost to destroy the atmosphere of trust between Russia and the United States, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday.

"The Obama administration did everything to destroy the atmosphere of trust which could foster [bilateral] cooperation," the ministry said.

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Well, that pretty much sums it up.

And the result could well be World War III with Russia.

Congratulations, Mr. President: and if we do wind up at war with Russia, Americans will absolutely, incontrovertibly know that it was the lies and deceptions of your administration which made it happen!!

Oct 03 10:45

Russia-US Relations Deteriorate Sharply: Moscow Halts Plutonium Cleanup Accord, Says Syria Contact Suspended

Following last week's sharp escalation in diplomacy between the US and Russia, when John Kerry warned of not only breaking off diplomatic relations over Syria with Russia, and threatening to use "military force" including potentially US-based ground forces in Syria for the first time, but also slamming Russian strikes over Aleppo as "barbaric", Russia responded Monday when Russian President Vladimir Putin suspended an agreement with the United States for disposal of weapons-grade plutonium because of "unfriendly" acts by Washington, the Kremlin said.

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This break off of communications could become the spark that ignites a Russian/US military confrontation in Syria; but perhaps that is precisely what the White House (and or Sec Def Carter) wants as a prelude to a US-led "invasion" of Syria, using the RTP excuse (responsibility to protect), while attacking Damascus in order to regime change Syria.

Oct 03 10:22

The Cowardly BRICS Bank Nations (Except Russia)

It seems that with every single day, both the Mainstream and Alternative Media are reporting more and more innocent men, women, children, and little babies being blown to bits by bombs and artillery, or drowning somewhere off the coast in some remote ocean off of North Africa or Southern Europe on their way to flee from the bombed out desperation and horror of NATO’s carpet bombing of Libya, or from Western Intelligence and Saudi Arabia/Turkey/Israel’s proxy group ISIS, and their collective attacks on Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds.

With each and every additional single day of this mindless bloodshed, the world watches and wonders why it is being allowed to continue.

Oct 03 09:45

German Politician to Sputnik: 'US Pulling Us Into Abyss of War in Middle East'

How has the situation on the ground in Syria changed after a year of Russian military involvement? Speaking to Sputnik, veteran German politician Willy Wimmer suggested that it has demonstrated that Russia is the only major power ready to seriously fight terrorism, and to call for an end to a war which risks spreading across the region.

Oct 03 09:39

The US, France and Britain Scrap United Nations Diplomacy, Embrace Terrorism against the People of Syria…

When Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (“We the people of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations form the scourge of war …”) rose to speak at the UN to address Syria’s ongoing tragedy, on Sunday 25th September, US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, François Delattre, Permanent Representative for France and British Permanent Representative, Matthew Rycroft, metaphorically threw their toys out of the pram and walked out. Anything more infantile and further away from the UN’s founding aspirations would be hard to find.

They would have done well to hear Mr Churkin’s full address (1) it lays out home truths and the reality of international State sponsored terrorism – resulting in Syria’s living nightmare – in succinct detail. He began:

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What the US government is doing in Syria is an absolute abomination in the name of regime change, period, end of discussion.

Every bit of rhetoric spewed by US representatives, then faithfully regurgitated by the presstitutes, and whorespondents, is an absolute, and complete lie.

And just how soon do the folks in the bowels of power in DC want to see the US government and military at war with Russia over Syria, and think this is an absolutely grand idea?!?

This is a war the US military may well not win, because it doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with Russia at this time.

I would very strongly caution those who want this war to think it all the way through (if that is even possible for our attention-deficit-disabled politicians); the results of such a war may well be both catastrophic...and irreversible.

Oct 03 08:34

Russia Warns US Attack on Syrian Troops Would Have ‘Terrible, Tectonic Consequences’

The Russia Foreign Ministry today issued a statement warning the United States against launching any attacks on the Syrian government, cautioning it would have “terrible, tectonic consequences” not just in Syria but also across the entire Middle East.

Since the collapse of the Syrian ceasefire about two weeks ago, the US has been railing against Russia and Syria, and threatening non-specific “non-diplomatic actions” against them, particularly in the city of Aleppo, where Syrian forces are fighting against the Nusra Front.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in particular cautioned against a US-imposed regime change in Syria, saying it would quickly fill a new government with terrorists of all stripes. Russian officials have repeatedly criticized the US response after the ceasefire, arguing they’re overtly backing terrorist groups like Nusra, which is closely aligned with al-Qaeda.

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Well, the US government has essentially told the Russian government to do something "anatomically impossible" this last Saturday. As reported a Sputniknews.com

US-Backed Rebels Unleash Hundreds of Grad Missiles on Syria City of Hama (VIDEO)

The report went on to say: "The strike with the high-potency, low accuracy weapon was heralded by the militant group Ahrar al-Sham as an attack on government positions, but its targeting capabilities all but assure that civilians took the brunt of the assault.

So the question is, and I have to wonder just what odds Vegas bookies are taking on this, when do we see the moment where the US military is actually firing upon the Russian military in Syria, now that there is no coordination between the two, after the US violated the cease-fire on the 19th of last month?!?

Oct 03 08:25

Syria civil war: Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border

While international focus is on the devastating bombing going on in Aleppo, another offensive is taking place, much of it in the shadows, which could be a game-changer in Syria’s bloody civil war.

The Turkish military, with armour, air-power and troops on the ground – a thousand of them special forces – are moving deeper into Syria, along with Syrian opposition fighters, setting up a “security zone” across the border.

Operation Euphrates Shield has been marked for Ankara by increasing acrimony with Washington and warming of relations with Moscow. The Turkish forces have attacked Kurdish fighters who are America’s key allies in the fight against Isis, while Russia, busy securing Aleppo for ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has given tacit approval for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s actions in northern Syria.

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Looks as though Erdogan is hoping to carve out some more Syrian territory for Turkey while he thinks no one is really paying attention, just when the focus is on the fight for Aleppo, and ridding that city of terrorist jihadists.

Oct 03 08:20

US-Backed Rebels Unleash Hundreds of Grad Missiles on Syria City of Hama

The strike with the high-potency, low accuracy weapon was heralded by the militant group Ahrar al-Sham as an attack on government positions, but its targeting capabilities all but assure that civilians took the brunt of the assault.

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OK, folks, the American government has just declared war against Russia and Syria, with this bombing of primarily civilians.

We will have to see what Russia's response will be, but I would not bet against it being swift, and intense.

Oct 03 07:55

Syrian army operations against Jihadists in Der Khabeyah - west Damascus CS

Looks like it is "GO FOR BROKE", in Syria. Go get those terrorists! HUZZAH!

Oct 03 07:22

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – OCTOBER 3, 2016: SYRIAN ARMY BREAKS MILITANTS’ DEFENSES IN NORTHERN ALEPPO

State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Russia on Wednesday its radical Salafist terrorists in Syria may soon attack Russian cities.

“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” Kirby said.

Because the “extremist groups” in Syria are supported by the United States and its Gulf Emirate partners, this remark can only be interpreted as a threat against Russia by the State Department.

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Russia and Syria have from now until election day to scrub the US-backed terrorists out of Syria. Obama will not launch a new military offensive as that would work against Hillary in the election. Russia and Syrian know this, which is why they are moving as fast as they can.

Oct 03 07:19

State Department Threatens To Send Islamic Terrorists Into Russia

State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Russia on Wednesday its radical Salafist terrorists in Syria may soon attack Russian cities.

“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” Kirby said.

Because the “extremist groups” in Syria are supported by the United States and its Gulf Emirate partners, this remark can only be interpreted as a threat against Russia by the State Department.

Oct 03 07:15

Washington has Just Declared War on Russia

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, US President Barack Obama has been steadfastly pursuing a policy of armed interventions and conflicts across the globe longer and more extensively than any other president in recent US history. Now he’s sounding an advance against Russia, paying no heed to the fact that it may result in world war followed promptly by mutual nuclear annihilation.

One could hardly make a compelling argument how else one can explain the statement made by Spokesperson for the US State Department, Rear Admiral John F. Kirby, other than a direct declaration of war. The statement reads as follows:

Oct 03 07:14

The art of "creating" the "victims" of Assad

The art of "creating" the "victims" of Assad in Syria ... The "white helmets" Soros and support groups during the preparation of another victim of Syrian army ... After you take the CNN ... the BBC ... and our own domestic stooges of the west.

Oct 03 00:19

Bring Back the Cold War — It was less dangerous, says Paul Craig Roberts

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers. What we have today is much more dangerous: Washington’s reckless and irresponsible aggression toward the other major nuclear powers, Russia and China.

Oct 02 10:30

Leaked Tapes Reveal Secretary of State John Kerry Still Wants War Against Syria

The top US diplomat opposed the Obama administration’s policy of restraint after allegations that Syria had crossed the President’s ‘Red Line’ on chemical weapons in 2013 which were disputed by US intelligence who determined it was not a "slam dunk."

In August 2013, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus came under a Sarin gas attack – a nerve agent that causes lung muscle paralysis resulting in death from suffocation, that led to the death of 1,400 civilians which the White House initially attested that there was “high confidence” that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad was behind. The drumbeats of war quickly followed with US Secretary of State John Kerry leading the chorus calling for immediate military intervention to oust Assad.

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Oct 02 09:11

Syrian troops advance further in northern part of Aleppo

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian aerial cover, have advanced further in the northwestern city of Aleppo, tightening the noose around militants.

Oct 02 08:23

Russia takes over UN Security Council presidency, plans to keep an eye on Syria

The first session of the UN Security Council (UNSC) under Russia' rotating presidency is due to be held on October 3, when the work program for the month will be agreed upon, RIA Novosti reported.

It quoted Russia's Permanent Mission to the UN as saying that about 20 planned meetings will take place during Russia's UNSC presidency. High on the agenda will be conflicts in Africa, including Sudan's Darfur region, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, the Central African Republic and South Sudan, as well as issues related to the Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.

Oct 02 08:20

Zakharova: When Samantha Power opens her mouth, no "Kremlin propaganda" is needed

Zakharova commented:

“When Samantha Power says something, then one wants to cry out of fear for the future of the world, because it is in the hands subject to these kinds of heads.

Another brilliant quote: the US’ special UN representative, not finding any other argument, compared Russia and Syria’s actions to being barbaric. I understand that she did this for the sake of imagery and in the absence of any facts. But even so, one has to know something about the history of the world.

Oct 02 08:19

Secretary of State Kerry Admits War on 'Legitimate' Syrian Government is Illegal

Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the top US diplomat admitted that the administration’s lawyers had determined that any and all American intervention in Syria is illegal.

Oct 02 08:19

Russia warns US not to attack Syrian regime

Russia warned the United States about taking direct action against the Syrian regime, saying it would cause negative consequences across the Middle East, Russia's state-run Sputnik news agency reported Saturday.

Meanwhile, intense fighting continued in the besieged Syrian city Aleppo on Saturday, with one of the main hospitals bombed by Russian-backed Syrian forces.
Sputnik reported that Russian's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "If the US launches a direct aggression against Damascus and the Syrian army, it will lead to terrible, tectonic shifts not only on the territory of this country but also in the region in general."

Oct 02 08:15

The Betrayal of Syria - US, France and Britain's UN Ambassadors

When Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations ("We the people of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations form the scourge of war ...") rose to speak at the UN to address Syria's ongoing tragedy, on Sunday 25th September, US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, François Delattre, Permanent Representative for France and British Permanent Representative, Matthew Rycroft, metaphorically threw their toys out of the pram and walked out. Anything more infantile and further away from the UN's founding aspirations would be hard to find.
They would have done well to hear Mr Churkin's full address it lays out home truths and the reality of international State sponsored terrorism - resulting in Syria's living nightmare - in succinct detail.

Oct 01 09:35

Russia Says to Send More Warplanes to Syria

Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday.

Oct 01 09:09

US admits not targeting Nusra, blames Moscow for own failure to separate ‘moderates’ from terrorists

The US is not targeting al-Nusra terrorists in Syria because they have become too “intermingled” with moderates and civilians, the US State Department claimed, accusing Moscow of causing the mess which prevents Washington from separating the groups.

Oct 01 09:03

The War Against Syria: Both Sides Go to 'Plan B'

In view of the total failure of the US policy to regime-change Syria and overthrow Assad, the time has now come for the United States to make a fundamental choice: to negotiate or double down. Apparently, Kerry and others initially tried to negotiate, but the Pentagon decided otherwise, treacherously broke the terms of the agreement and (illegally) bombed the Syrian forces. At which point, Kerry, Power and the rest of them felt like they had no choice but to “join” the Pentagon and double down. Now the US “warns” Russia that if the Aleppo offensive continues, the US will not resume negotiations. This is a rather bizarre threat considering that the US is clearly unable to stick to any agreement and that the Russians have already concluded that the US is “not-agreement-capable”. The Russia reaction was predictable: Lavrov’s admitted that he could not even take his American colleagues seriously.

Okay, so both sides are fed-up with each other. What comes next?

Oct 01 08:59

Syrian Politician: US Destruction of Deir Ezzur Infrastructures Blatant Support for Terrorism

A prominent Syrian politician blasted the US airstrikes on infrastructures in Deir Ezzur, calling it as a flagrant instance of Washington's support for the terrorist groups.

Oct 01 08:57

Leaked audio appears to show US resolve on Syria flat-lining

US Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly complained in a meeting last week with a small number of Syrian civilians and others that his diplomacy lacked a serious threat of military force, the New York Times revealed yesterday.

In a leaked audio recording of the 40-minute discussion that took place on 22 September, Kerry said that he and “three…four people” in President Barack Obama’s administration had “lost an argument” to back up diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria with the threat of using military force.

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Good. Getting into a shooting war with Russia is a mistake the US absolutely must not make.

Oct 01 08:56

Russia warns US against 'direct aggression'

Russia has warned that any "direct aggression" by the US against the Syrian government or army would lead to “frightening, tectonic shifts” in the Middle East.

Oct 01 08:07

Ankara Ready to Cooperate With Moscow on Syria Ceasefire

Turkey is ready to cooperate with Russia on Syrian ceasefire, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

Oct 01 08:00

‘US had never had ‘Plan A’ for Syria, West a root cause of crisis’ – Syrian UN envoy to RT

In the wake of the worsening security situation in Syria, Washington has blamed Damascus and Russia for jeopardizing efforts to peacefully resolve the ongoing civil war.

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Of course, what the US government means by 'peacefully resolve' is to let the US remove Assad and install a puppet government.

Sep 30 18:47

Syrian Rebels May Get Weapons Capable Of Downing Planes – Reports

The media has found out that the Gulf states might soon openly provide the Syrian rebels with high-tech weapons, to turn the tide against Assad.

Sep 30 10:19

Ron Paul: Syria Has Been in Chaos Ever Since Obama said ‘Assad Must Go’

It’s worth noting here that Ron Paul was correct back in Aug. 2013, when the US and Britain were insisting the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people in the Damascus suburb of East Ghouta. At the time Paul called it a “False Flag” designed to suck US into arming Jihadist rebels in Syria. Where Washington was demanding military strikes against Syria, cooler and more intelligence heads determined that the event was in fact staged, most likely by western and Gulf-backed ‘rebels.’

Regarding the collapse of the ceasefire around Aleppo, the former US Congressman and Presidential candidate said that Washington “should not be there [Syria]” at all, despite this being an “unpopular” opinion in political circles, because the intervention contributes to jihadists expanding even further.

Sep 30 09:32

US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

"They [the US] pledged solemnly to take as a priority an obligation to separate the opposition from Nusra," he said.

"They still, in spite of many repeated promises and commitments... are not able or not willing to do this and we have more and more reasons to believe that from the very beginning the plan was to spare Nusra and to keep it just in case for Plan B or stage two when it would be time to change the regime."

Sep 30 09:28

'US has always been main sponsor of Islamic State' - former CIA contractor to RT

The US claim that Russian troops will go home in body bags if Moscow doesn't end its Aleppo offensive is absurd, former CIA contractor Steven Kelley told RT. He said Russia is the only answer to defeating ISIS. Other experts also weigh in on the subject.

When asked about State Department spokesperson John Kirby's warning that Russia “will continue to send troops home in body bags” if it doesn't put an end to the offensive, Kelley said Washington is pretending to be fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) when it isn't doing so at all.

Sep 30 09:08

US Threatens to Arm Al Qaeda, ISIS with Anti-Air Missiles, To Strike Russian Warplanes?

However, in reality, ambitions to down Russian and Syrian aircraft over Syria are not Saudi in origin, but rather come from the highest levels of policy and politics within Washington. Washington-based corporate-financier policy think tank, the Brookings Institution, in a paper titled, “What to do when containing the Syrian crisis has failed,” would admit (emphasis added):

We must also be clever about employing various options for no-fly zones: We cannot shoot down an airplane without knowing if it’s Russian or Syrian, but we can identify those aircraft after the fact and destroy Syrian planes on the ground if they were found to have barrel-bombed a neighborhood, for example. These kinds of operations are complicated, no doubt, and especially with Russian aircraft in the area—but I think we have made a mistake in tying ourselves in knots over the issue, since there are options we can pursue.

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If you have not already seen it, you should catch the film "Charlie Wilson's War", about how the US covertly armed the Mujaheddin by "laundering" the weapons through other countries.

We are seeing a replay in Syria.

Sep 30 08:44

Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong

The mainstream media portrays the fight for Aleppo as one between Syrian President Assad and the people, painting Assad as someone killing his citizens for the fun of it. In other words, as they did with Iraq and Libya, etc. the mainstream media again happily takes up the role of mouthpiece of the US government. The reality is quite different, in fact. Today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report speaks with independent journalist Vanessa Beeley, who has recently returned from an investigative trip to Syria including in Aleppo. What’s really going on there? Tune in!

Sep 30 08:42

RT Crosstalk 30 Sep Increased Tensions Pentagon gone Rogue

Sep 30 08:38

US Outcry Over Syria... Tears Followed By NATO Bombs

The crescendo of US-led condemnations against Syria and Russia over alleged humanitarian crimes in Syria grows louder by the day. The eerie sense is that this «outcry» is being orchestrated as a prelude to a NATO-style intervention in Syria.

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But you won't see any politicians' or money-junkies' kids on those front lines!

Sep 30 08:29

'Aleppo must not fall': US allies to flood city with anti-aircraft missiles

The US has resolved to prevent the fall of Aleppo and is preparing to allow its Gulf allies to flood the city with shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles, according to a source with close contacts to rebel forces.

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"Fall of Aleppo" is a very revealing phrase in that what the US is trying to prevent is Aleppo being run by Syria's legitimate government. Given that ISIS and Al Qaeda do not have aircraft, these manpads are intended for use against the warplanes of Syria's government, and against Russia's aircraft, who were invited to enter Syria and assist the legitimate government.

In contrast, the United States has no legitimate right to be in Syria, let alone waging war against Syrian forces or shooting down Russian aircraft to protect ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists!


Sep 29 14:25

SouthFront: US deploys soldiers dangerously close to Aleppo city

A report from a Lebanese TV channel suggests the United States may have deployed its special forces at Mare' and Azaz, two rebel-held towns in the northern Aleppo countryside.

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-29-2016-us-deploy-t...

US troops have entered the Syrian towns of Marea and Azaz located north of Aleppo city, Lebanese Al Mayadeen channel reported. The US servicemen are embedded with ‘moderate rebels’ from the FSA and are going to prepare the US-backed advance on ISIS in the area.

Sep 29 11:02

US 'Invested Too Much Into Syrian Opposition to be Able to Backtrack'

Commenting on the warmongering US rhetoric towards Russia and its threats that the terrorists would “exploit the vacuum” to attack Russian interests and even cities, Russian political analyst Alexei Fenenko explained why the US will continue arming the radical opposition in Syria and what its rhetoric is all about.

Sep 29 11:01

US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

In the most dramatic diplomatic escalation involving the Syrian conflict in the past years, yesterday John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia, in which he warned his colleague Lavrov to stop bombing Aleppo or else the US would suspend all cooperation and diplomacy with Russia.

24 hours later, this appears to be precisely what is about to take place, leading to an even greater geopolitical shock in Syria. According to Retuers, the United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government's intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity.

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Sep 29 09:23

Syrian Militants in Tumult after Israel Moves to Restructure Fatah Al-Sham Command in Quneitra

The Israeli spy agency has called Sheikh Assim Qassim, the Mufti of Fatah al-Sham (Nusra) Front in Jabat al-Khashab region and Taranja in the Northern parts of Quneitra, to order him a reshuffling of commanders in the region, Arab media sources said Wendesday.

Sep 29 09:10

Russia speaks at UN Security Council: ‘Al Qaeda receiving tanks and heavy weapons from US coalition’

With each passing day, more and more people wake up to the fact that the United States is directly supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria.

America’s plan was never to destroy ISIS. It was to use ISIS as its proxy “boots on the ground” in order to overthrow Assad.

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Gee! Ya think???

Sep 29 09:00

President Assad Of Syria Is Not An Evil Dictator Killing His People: The US Lied about It

What do evil dictators look like? What do they talk like? Just how wicked is an evil dictator’s wife ? Should she be toppled along with her husband? Who am I talking about? President Assad of Syria and his wife, Asmas Al Assad.

These are the same ones boy Rubio, McCain, Lyndsay Graham, Ryan, the Bush’s, Obama, Kerry and Hillary all want to topple down to bring peace to Syria. That is THE LIE they are and have been shouting. What they really want to do is take over Syria in order to hurry along their New World Order agenda. The media whores push the establishment narrative that president Assad of Syria is evil and a corrupt dictator. They fear that when you realize who these people really are, you will be sorry you ever believed any lies told about them, let alone what they have conspired to do against them and all the citizens of Syria.

Sep 29 08:17

Hysteria at UN Betrays Western Terror Sponsors

Hysteria and histrionics at the United Nations Security Council from the three permanent members, the United States, Britain and France, was tantamount to a signed confession. Ironically, one can imagine how the wording of such a «confession» would go: We the intensely vexed members are hereby displaying our boorish displeasure that the terror proxies we covertly sponsor in Syria for regime change are being thrashed.

Such was the tawdry display of undiplomatic conduct by the US, Britain and France, with officials from these countries inveighing against Russia with unsubstantiated, sensationalist accusations of committing war crimes. The intemperance was then followed by tantrums and walk-outs from the Security Council meeting – a meeting that these three members had originally convened.

Sep 29 08:06

Top adviser to Syria's Assad says Aleppo hospital strike claims 'insulting'

Bouthaina Shaaban, the political and media adviser to Mr Assad, told Lateline it was "insulting" to even be asked if the Government was behind the attacks on the hospitals.

"What is the interest of the Syrian Government to bomb its own hospital?" she said.

"Western media has been demonising our Government and our country and it's about time, really, that the media becomes honest and careful to convey the facts as they are on the ground."

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Sep 29 08:03

U.S. Threatens To End Diplomatic Talks With Russia On Syria If Aleppo Offensive Continues

By Baran Hines

The United States announced it is prepared to suspend “bilateral engagement” with Russia for a solution to end the Syria proxy war if the Syrian government forces continue offensive operations, Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said Wednesday. Secretary of State John Kerry told his counterpart Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia needed to take immediate action to influence the Syrian government forces to stop military operations in the strategic city of Aleppo, according to Kirby...

Sep 29 07:50

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – SEPTEMBER 29, 2016: US DEPLOYS TROOPS NEAR ALEPPO CITY

US troops have entered the Syrian towns of Marea and Azaz located north of Aleppo city, Lebanese Al Mayadeen channel reported. The US servicemen are embedded with ‘moderate rebels’ from the FSA and are going to prepare the US-backed advance on ISIS in the area.

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Those US soldiers are being mixed in with the US-sponsored terrorists to deter attacks by Syrian and Russian forces. Russia has repeatedly complained that the US is NOT separating the "moderate" opposition from ISIS and Al Qaeda. So, in effect, the US Government is using our own troops as human shields to protect terrorists! Use of human shields is a war crime.

Sep 29 07:11

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is holding a weekly press conference in Moscow.

Situation in the country remains tense. Fightings between the Syrain armed forces and terrorists continue in the northern region of the country, especially in Aleppo.

Terrorist blocked exits from Aleppo for civilians. According to the German media reports, terrorists confirm that they receive foreign support.

"We highlight once again the need to divide terrorists from the opposition," Maria Zakharova said during the press briefing.

Claims that Russian Air and Space forces conduct airstrikes on the hospitals in Syria are false. Most of the targets that were attacked by the Russian forces are the field hospitals for terrorists.

On the statements made by Washington

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Sep 29 07:02

Russian MoD: We’re ready for Syria dialogue with US, but threats against our military unacceptable

Russia is fully ready to continue the dialogue with the US regarding joint actions to combat terrorists in Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense has said. It stressed, however, that this is only possible if Washington abstains from “any hints of threats to Russia's military and citizens.”

Sep 29 07:01

Moscow: We have information on involvement of Jabhat al-Nusra-linked group in shelling Aleppo aid convoy

Russian Defense Ministry said it received information on the involvement of a faction of the “moderate opposition” that is linked to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in bombarding the humanitarian aid convoy near Orum al-Kubra in the countryside of Aleppo province.

Sep 29 04:35

Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry made public the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, saying that US refusal to do so has raised some questions about US sincerity on the largely ineffective deal. According to the Russia-US deal on Syria, force can be used for self-defense during the ceasefire, while airstrikes use of mortars and rockets, as well as the capture of territory is prohibited, Russiya Segodniya reported. The main priority in Syria, according to the document, is the demarcation of territory controlled by ISIL and Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly known as al-Nusra Front) and territories controlled by US-backed militants...

Sep 29 04:15

Reconciliation agreements signed with 14 more Syrian settlements

Reconciliation agreements were signed during the day with representatives of 14 Syrian settlements, including ten in the province of Latakia, one - in the province of Homs, two - in the province of Hama, and one - in the province of al-Suwayda, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties said in its regular daily news bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website on Wednesday...

Sep 29 02:59

Moscow against seven-day pauses in Syria — diplomat

Moscow regards as unacceptable truces for a term of seven days in Syria, this time is used for terrorists’ regrouping their forces, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday. "We have repeatedly suggested 48-hour pauses, but the US for the reasons it alone knows has got stuck on the demand for seven-day pauses," he said. "Seven-day pauses is a period enough for terrorist groups to take necessary measures to replenish supplies, regroup forces. A seven-day term is unacceptable for us," Ryabkov said...

Sep 28 22:41

OVERVEW OF MILITARY SITUATION IN ALEPPO CITY ON SEPTEMBER 28

The last 5 days with hundreds of sorties,tens of thousands of rockets and artillery shells the real fight to take Aleppo begins!

On September 28, the Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Hezbollah and Liwaa Al-Quds (a Palestinian pro-government militia), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force, officially launched a full-scale military operation in order to liberate the militant-controlled eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.

Sep 28 21:47

Putin Ups the Ante: Ceasefire Sabotage Triggers Major Offensive in Aleppo

The attack on Deir Ezzor was a flagrant act of betrayal. For the first time in the five year-long war, US warplanes targeted an SAA military outpost killing 62 Syrian regulars. The surprise attacks — which lasted for the better part of an hour and were followed by a coordinated ground assault by members of ISIS

Sep 28 16:05

Video: U.S. on the Verge of War With Russia Over Syria Time Bomb

The U.S. is helping ISIS and moving closer to war with Russia.

Why is the Obama administration ordering the bombing of Syrian troops who are fighting the Islamic State?

Sep 28 16:04

‘Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags’: US warns Moscow if Syria violence goes on

Unless Russia “stops the violence” in Syria, extremists would “exploit the vacuum” to attack Russian interests and even cities, the US State Department has said.

“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” John Kirby, the State Department's spokesperson, told reporters at Wednesday's press briefing.

If the war continues “more Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down,” Kirby said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, the "extremists" who work for the US.

This is an engraved invitation to WW3!

Sep 28 12:25

Russian Defense Ministry: Terrorists are preparing strikes with chemical weapons in Aleppo

"We've received the information terrorist groupings are preparing provocative strikes with chemical shells at the positions of the Syrian Armed Forces and residential areas in the eastern districts of Aleppo"...
Russia's Defense Ministry says it obtains information on involvement of opposition armed units, with close links to Jabhat al-Nusra, into the attack on the UN humanitarian aid convoy in Urum al-Kubra, Syria.

Sep 28 12:12

"America Is On Our Side": Al-Nusra Commander Tells German Press US Is Arming Jihadists

In a striking interview with German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer published today the German press including the prominent newspaper Focus, a militant jihadist commander said that US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, adding that American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment.

“Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,” Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said in an interview with Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper from the city of Aleppo. According to the commander, the militants should be receiving more “sophisticated weapons” from their backers to succeed against the Syrian government.

Sep 28 11:48

UK analyst: Russian military campaign saved Syria from becoming terrorists’ springboard

LONDON, September 28. /TASS/. Russia’s military campaign launched in Syria almost a year ago signaled a turning point in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) and prevented Syria from turning into a terrorist springboard, British political scientist, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Politics First magazine Marcus Papadopoulos said in an interview with TASS.

Sep 28 11:29

3 Years of Fighting Later, Syrian Army finally Liberates Old Aleppo

The Syrian Army has liberated a large part of the Al-Farafira northwest of the citadel of Aleppo, RIA Novosti was informed by a source close to the headquarters of military operations in Aleppo. “For the first time in several years, we were able to shift the front in Aleppo. We managed to liberate more than half of the Al-Farafira neighborhood. The terrorists retreated, and the operation is ongoing,” the source told the agency. According to the source, the district could be cleaned up in the next few hours. While retreating, the militants left behind ammunition and weapons, including heavy machine guns. The government army suffered no losses. Several soldiers were wounded...

Sep 28 11:26

Crocodile tears: USA chokes on Syria

The US modus vivendi should constantly provoke and blame the enemy, until its self-protection instinct works. Afterwards, the US simply accuses the enemy of aggression. What we heard from the West at the above-mentioned meeting of the UN Security Council was not just a lack of diplomacy, but also a lack of respect for colleagues. UK and French representatives did not even listen to the Syrian representative and left the meeting room. This behavior displayed the blatant audacity of the people who have remained unpunished for the deaths and misery of millions in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Yemen. This is the true barbarism indeed. Today it is clear that the agreements on Syria reached in Geneva do not cost anything, and it was not Russia that undermined them...

Sep 28 09:32

WikiLeaks CONFIRMS Hillary Sold Weapons to ISIS… Then Drops Another BOMBSHELL!

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is a controversial character. But there’s no denying the emails he has picked up from inside the Democrat Party are real, and he’s willing to expose Hillary Clinton.

Now, he’s announcing that Hillary Clinton and her State Department were actively arming Islamic jihadists, which includes the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

Clinton has repeatedly denied these claims, including during multiple statements while under oath in front of the United States Senate.

WikiLeaks is about to prove Hillary Clinton deserves to be arrested:

Sep 28 09:14

U.S. Says Russia Bombed Convoy Even If It Didn’t

Now, rogue generals within the U.S. military are declaring that the Russians are responsible for the attack despite having no evidence for their claims. In addition, these generals and the Secretary of Defense are saying that, even if the Russians didn’t drop the bombs, the Russians are guilty of attacking the convoy.

Seriously, they actually said that.

Sep 28 08:49

US-led international coalition strikes destroy two bridges in Deir Ezzor

SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said Wednesday that the strikes resulted in the destruction of al-Asharah Bridge that links the river’s two banks in the eastern countryside of the province only few hours after destroying al-Mayadin Bridge.

The destruction of the two bridges aims at disconnecting the areas located on both banks of the river, the reporter noted.

The coalition, which claims to be fighting ISIS terrorist organization, has repeatedly targeted the Syrian infrastructure with the aim to deliberately inflict damage on sites and facilities in the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given the sparcity of bridges in the area, the bombings are clearly intended to limit the Syrian Army's push into ISIS' last stronghold. Instead of a wide front across multiple bridges, the Syrian forces will have to concentrate their traffic across one or two, making them easy targets. Think Battle of Sterling (the real one, not the movie version) or Horatius at the Bridge and you get the idea.

Sep 28 08:08

Hysteria at UN Betrays Western Terror Sponsors

Hysteria and histrionics at the United Nations Security Council from the three permanent members, the United States, Britain and France, was tantamount to a signed confession. Ironically, one can imagine how the wording of such a «confession» would go: We the intensely vexed members are hereby displaying our boorish displeasure that the terror proxies we covertly sponsor in Syria for regime change are being thrashed.

Sep 28 07:24

Zakharova: When Samantha Power opens her mouth, no "Kremlin propaganda" is needed

As reported earlier, the US’ special UN representative called Russia and Syria’s actions “barbarism.”

Zakharova commented:

“When Samantha Power says something, then one wants to cry out of fear for the future of the world, because it is in the hands subject to these kinds of heads.

Another brilliant quote: the US’ special UN representative, not finding any other argument, compared Russia and Syria’s actions to being barbaric. I understand that she did this for the sake of imagery and in the absence of any facts. But even so, one has to know something about the history of the world.

Sep 27 16:39

U.S. Says Russia Bombed Convoy Even If It Didn’t

By Brandon Turbeville

...With the recent bombing of an aid convoy in Urm al-Kubra near Aleppo, the Western media (as well as the governments it speaks for) is conflating the convoy that was attacked with a convoy that never actually entered Syria and which appears to have been attacked by America’s rebels. Now, rogue generals within the U.S. military are declaring that the Russians are responsible for the attack despite having no evidence for their claims. In addition, these generals and the Secretary of Defense are saying that, even if the Russians didn’t drop the bombs, the Russians are guilty of attacking the convoy.

Seriously, they actually said that...

Sep 27 15:22

Terrorist Centers in Eastern, Western Damascus Demolished in Syrian Army Attacks

Syrian Army soldiers struck the terrorist groups' concentration centers and gatherings in Eastern and Western Ghouta, inflicting tens of casualties on the militants, a field sources said Tuesday.

Sep 27 15:21

VIDEO: Syrian Army Troops Continue Offensive in Sheikh Sa'eed District in South of Aleppo

The Syrian Army continued offensive against terrorist groups in the strategic Sheikh Sa'eed district in Southern Aleppo.

Sep 27 14:59

VIDEO: Syrian Army Liberates Key District of Farafra Neighborhood in Aleppo Province

Syrian government troops have managed to liberate a central neighborhood in the divided city of Aleppo in their latest push against foreign-backed militants who are wreaking havoc in the war-stricken country.

Syrian state TV reported on Tuesday the recapture by government forces of Farafra neighborhood, situated in the old quarter of Aleppo near the city’s famous citadel.

An unnamed military source also confirmed the advance, saying, "The army retook control of all of the Farafra district … after neutralizing many terrorists. Units are now demining the area.”

Sep 27 14:48

Syrian Army seizes Aleppo’s central district from terrorists – state media

Syrian government forces have re-captured Aleppo’s central district of al-Farafirah from terrorists, state outlet SANA reported, citing army sources.
According to SANA, the Syrian Army is now in control of al-Farafirah with sappers currently clearing the area from “mines and improvised explosive devices planted by terrorists.”

Sep 27 14:38

War Continues Between U.S., Russia Diplomats Over American Aggression, U.K. Joins The Fray

By Brandon Turbeville

The American airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour on Saturday have produced a chain reaction throughout the diplomatic world with Russia calling an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council regarding the attacks and causing a war of words between Russian and American ambassadors...

Sep 27 10:15

Moscow Makes Public Full Text of Russia-US Deal on Syria

Moscow made public the full text of the Russia-US deal on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only did the US not agree to joint air sorties with the Russians, but also destroyed the truce by bombing Syrian military, and killing and wounding many of them.

Sep 27 10:08

US strikes Deir Ezzor for the 2nd time this month

The U.S. Air Force struck the Deir Ezzor Goernorate for the 2nd time this month on Tuesday, targeting the Political Brigade inside the town of Al-Mayadeen.

According to local reports, the U.S. Air Force destroyed the Political Bridge after launching a surprise attack this morning in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The first U.S. airstrike in the Deir Ezzor Governorate was conducted earlier this month, when their warplanes attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Thardeh Mountains near the provincial capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

'Whoops! Our mistake ... again!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 27 09:50

New Cold War Spins Out of Control

In the aftermath of the U.S. attack on the Syrian army positions overlooking and commanding the Dier A-Zor airfield – the airfield, whose daily “Berlin air-bridge” style flights, are the sole lifeline to a city long besieged by ISIS – the Russian U.N. Ambassador asked a pertinent rhetorical question at the United Nations Security Council: Who is running U.S. policy: Is it the Pentagon or the White House?

What is so surprising here is the non-surprise evinced by the editorial writers of the New York Times. The Board blandly states that the Defense Secretary and the Pentagon might not comply. Not a hint of surprise is evident at the constitutional implications of this open defiance of Presidential authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't know about you, but the fact that Sec Def Carter is running the show now at the Pentagon scares the living stuffing out of me.

He is one of the most war-centric, verbally belligerent, non-prone to dialogue that could lead to negotiations, Sec Def that we have had in quite some time, probably since Rumsfeld.

He appears very much to be drunk on the smell on his own cork, when it comes to confronting Russia militarily,and that is a very dangerous state of affairs in which the US government finds itself.

Sep 27 09:47

‘Americans are on our side’: Al-Nusra commander says US arming jihadists via 3rd countries

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors were in Syria to teach how to use the new equipment.

“Yes, the US supports the opposition [in Syria], but not directly. They support the countries that support us. But we are not yet satisfied with this support,” Jabhat al-Nusra unit commander Abu Al Ezz said in an interview with Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo.

According to the commander, the militants should be receiving more “sophisticated weapons” from their backers to succeed against the Syrian government.

Sep 27 08:54

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.

Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations are the only way to end the carnage after Russian-backed Syrian forces intensified their bombing of Aleppo, the last major urban area in rebel hands.

The latest U.S. attempt to end Syria's 5-1/2 year civil war was shattered on Sept. 19 when a humanitarian aid convoy was bombed in an attack Washington blamed on Russian aircraft. Moscow denied involvement.

On Monday, medical supplies were running out in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as Russia and its Syrian ally President Bashar al-Assad ignored Western pleas to stop the bombing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: the US government never wanted a true cease-fire in the first place; they just wanted a lull in the fighting long enough to rearm those alleged "moderate" jihadists, of whom there are none.

Well now, having broken the cease-fire with a deliberate attack against Syrian troops, lasting an hour, the US government is feeling confident that it can do this with impunity.

But were I a member of the US government or military, I wouldn't bet against the Russians, coordinating with the Syrian military, to make mincemeat out of the last stronghold of the jihadists in Aleppo.

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