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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Western press accepts the White Helmet staged videos without question but this from the Syrian Red Crescent is ignored. Just like the UN weapons inspectors were ignored in Iraq over no WMD’s held by Saddam ..... it seems the same is about to happen in Syria with Assad. Shoot first .... ask questions later?

No evidence to show Assad was responsible ..... now evidence that most likely there was no chemical attack, will be likewise ignored.

Doctors in Syria's Douma refute reports of patients suffering from chemical poisoning

EASTERN GHOUTA, April 9. /TASS/. Syrian doctors in Douma have dismissed rumors they are treating patients that had been brought to them with symptoms of chemical poisoning, the Russian center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties told the media on Monday.

"Syrian doctors in Douma have dismissed the rumors they had received patients suffering from chemical poisoning. In an interview to the media doctor Yaser Abdel Majid, of the city hospital, said that they had never received patients with chemical poisoning either last weekend or since the beginning of hostilities in Syria," the reconciliation center said.

http://tass.com/world/998554
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces have been conducting a large number of flights along the Syrian coast in response to the U.S.’ latest threat of force against the government in Damascus.

According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, Syrian and Russian jets have been conducting nonstop flights along Syria’s coast since 6:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), with both air forces sharing the Hmaymim Airport in Jableh.

The source added that the Syrian Air Force has moved several jets to the Russian operated Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia.

The reason for the Syrian Air Force moving their jets to the Hmaymim Airport is due to the threat posed by the possible U.S. attack on their military installations.

Similar to the precautionary measures they took before the U.S. attack last year, the Syrian Air Force is attempting to protect their air assets by moving them to the Russian base.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:30 pm

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Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.



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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:51 pm

Akrotiri has been unusually quiet for the last few days. Maybe it is getting too dangerous ? :|

Funny how the thinkers seem to come to similar conclusions which are inevitably the inverse of that in the Media and the official story, or they note the inconvenient bits left out of the US arguments for the justification of war? :roll:

Taking the World to the Brink By Rick Sterling - Special to Consortium News

As American drums beat again for war, Rick Sterling steps back to contemplate the possible consequences this time.

Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct US attack on Syria.

As a dangerous prelude, Israeli jets flying over Lebanese airspace fired missiles against the T4/Tiyas Airbase west of Palmyra following reports on Sunday of a chemical weapons attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus under rebel control.

As reported at Tass, the Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, predicted the alleged use of chemicals almost a month ago. The report from March 13 says, “Russia has hard facts about preparations for staging the use of chemical weapons against civilians by the US backed terrorists forces. After the provocation, the US plans to accuse Syria’s government forces of using chemical weapons … furnish the so-called ‘evidence’ … and Washington plans to deliver a missile and bomb strike against Damascus’ government districts.”

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https://consortiumnews.com/2018/04/10/taking-the-world-to-the-brink/

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39 pm

The Russian ambassador to the UN detailed account of who is behind chemical weapons in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgC-JjRmWuY

The US ambassador to the UN knows for a fact it was Assad who did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb6ZVfDQ86M

The UK wants an investigation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJxHj5adpmI

So if everybody wants an investigation why all this military preparation by the US to attack Syria ... again?? :roll: :roll:
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:28 pm

Pyrpolizer wrote:The Russian ambassador to the UN detailed account of who is behind chemical weapons in Syria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgC-JjRmWuY

The US ambassador to the UN knows for a fact it was Assad who did it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb6ZVfDQ86M

The UK wants an investigation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJxHj5adpmI

So if everybody wants an investigation why all this military preparation by the US to attack Syria ... again?? :roll: :roll:


A good question! The Russians wanted independent inspectors to go to the site and confirm there was a chemical attack, which is questionable at the moment. Which seems quite reasonable. The US wanted an 'independent' enquiry using the evidence they have from sources on the ground in Ghouta, that evidence is also even more questionable. That ignores the Russians first step and goes straight into attack mode without n identified target. Both vetoed the others proposal.The rest of the US alliance will follow the US's lead.

However, an attack by the US and its Allies on Syria, without determining/identifying who was most likely responsible and accepted by a International Court/Tribunal as being beyond reasonable doubt and then going through the UN, will be illegal and the supreme international crime and the guilty are immediately identifiable .... beyond all reasonable doubt! :roll: :x

International Lawyers: Strike against Syria would be illegal -April 11, 2018

In this statement released Wednesday, a group of international law experts warn that a U.S. military strike on Syria would be illegal if not in self-defense or with U.N. Security Council authorization.

We are practitioners and professors of international law. Under international law, military strikes by the United States of America and its allies against the Syrian Arab Republic, unless conducted in self-defense or with United Nations Security Council approval, are illegal and constitute acts of aggression.

The unlawful killing of any human being without legal justification, under every legal system, is murder. And an act of violence committed by one government against another government, without lawful justification, amounts to the crime of aggression: the supreme international crime which carries with it the evil of every other international crime, as noted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1946.

The use of military force by a state can be used in self-defense after an armed attack by another state, or, with the approval of the United Nations Security Council. At present, neither instance would apply to a U.S. strike against Syria.
We understand the urge to act to protect innocent civilians. We strongly condemn any and all violence against civilians, whoever the perpetrators. But responding to unlawful violence with more unlawful violence, bypassing existing legal mechanisms, is a road to a lawless world. It is a road that leads to Hell.

https://consortiumnews.com/2018/04/11/international-lawyers-strike-against-syria-would-be-illegal/

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 pm

The Russians remain on a full alert presumably they don’t trust the US and expect an attack to happen very soon and without warning. Akrotiri ..... is still very quiet. I wonder how many people in the UK are aware that the RAF has been bombing Syria for the last couple of years?

Syria - Threat Of Large War Recedes But May Come Back

The expected U.S. attack on Syria last night did not happen.

Today U.S President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 10:15 AM UTC - 12 Apr 2018

Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”

Over night high level military and political negotiations between Russia and the U.S. continued with at least some success:
Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 12:49 PM UTC - 12 Apr 2018
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#Russian sources told me: possibility of war on #Syria has gone down from 9 to 5/10. Diplomatic contacts with #USA never stopped. It was acknowledged that the possible war on #Syria serves no purposes but to create a war situation where a worse case scenario can happen.

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http://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/04/syria-threat-of-large-war-recedes-but-may-come-back.html#more


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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:49 am

A bit of common sense and a message to all those patriotic Brits who are hell bent on seeing the UK go to war on an unproved event on the assumption they are still a World power ……… on the face of it 190 countries are not on board so it looks like the US, UK and France will be going it alone ….. that is if they are really stupid enough to carry out Trump threats.

Germany Together with 190 Other UN Member States, Have No Intention of Attacking Syria. Why Has Britain? By Hans Stehling

Does the Conservative government of Theresa May imagine that Britain, in 2018, with just one tenth the armed forces of America, is still a global military power?

Does it imagine that the UK has millions to throwaway on a military adventure when our National Health Service is on the point of collapse through lack of funding? When the sick lie on trolleys in hospital through lack of beds? Where our cancer treatment record is still the worst in Europe?

Where our roads are so full of potholes that we are more like a banana republic?
Where the government has cut welfare payments for the sick and disabled?
Where crime and murder in our cities is rising due to cuts in police numbers?
Where knife attacks in London are at a record high?
Where public spending is at an all-time low due to massive government debt?

Yet this Prime Minister, with no military experience whatsoever is prepared to commit the United Kingdom to war? The electorate would not sanction it and neither must Parliament.

 TOTAL BRITISH ARMED FORCES = 147,000 (2018)
 TOTAL AMERICAN ARMED FORCES = 1,430,000 (2018)

Britain has just one (1) outdated, Trident submarine at sea at any one time. Israel has a fleet of four (4) state-of-the-art, German built, Dolphin Class, nuclear-armed submarines with cruise missiles currently assumed active in the Mediterranean and the Gulf.

It is clear that the British Prime Minister is under the covert influence of a political lobby that acts not in British interests but of those whose agenda is to effect regime change, not in Syria but in Iran. And that puts the UK on a collision course with both the European Union and the UN Security Council.

Theresa May must not be allowed to take military action against Syria upon the request of the erratic Trump administration or under pressure from the unelected CFI Lobby or any other political pressure group. The consequences could prove disastrous for Britain, and for Europe.

Hans Stehling (pen name) is an analyst from the UK; a frequent contributor to Global Research.
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Re: The war against Syria

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Russia Ships More Military Equipment To Syria (Photos)


On April 13, Russian Ro-Ro ship Alexandr Tkachenko was spotted carrying military equipment while crossing the Bosporus en route to the Syrian coastal city of Tartus. Photos of the ship taken by Turkish photographer Yoruk Isik revealed that it was carrying at least one Project 03160 Raptor high-speed patrol boat and several BMK-T bridge erection boats along with other military equipment.

The deployment of more BMK-T bridge erection boat to Syria may be a sign that Russia is planning to step up its military presence in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)-held area on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river. Bridge erection boats of the same type were used by the SAA to cross Euphrates in late 2017.


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