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Saudi Arabia Switching to BRICS in Response to U.S. Congress 9/11 Blackmail*

Saudi Arabia Switching to BRICS in Response to U.S. Congress 9/11 Blackmail*

After realizing that the U.S. Congress’s move to allow the filing of charges against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its supposed role in the “terrorist” attack on New York in 2001 could be Washington DC’s way of putting the House of Saud on notice — that it, too, is not exempt from its two-faced foreign policy, and could be a future target for a regime change once it ceases to be a willing subject to systematic extortion, like what’s being done with Japan for decades right after the Second World War, the House of Saud continues to engage Russia for a possible common ground.

Russia is responding positively to the Saudi initiative, and already the two are defying the pressure from the latter’s long-time “ally.”

Russia Calling the Shots on ‘American Playground’ in Middle East

Sputnik / Evgeniya Novozhenova

Russia continues to develop relations with Saudi Arabia, Washington’s longstanding ally in the Middle East. In addition to the ongoing cooperation in the energy sphere, the two countries are expected to launch lucrative investment projects and probably start working together in the defense sector.

Russia continues to compete with Washington on the U.S.’ traditional “playground” in the Middle East.

On April 6, the Russian Foreign Ministry made an important statement on the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state and West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Commenting on the issue, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik that Russia has surpassed the U.S. by recognizing West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The current statement regarding the recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel reflects a warm and friendly atmosphere [between Russia and Israel]. This is highly appreciated,” the Israeli political analyst underscored.

“Russia is much closer to the region and has a deeper understanding of the situation. If Trump remains ‘under siege’ and doesn’t prevail for the rest of his term, we might expect a stronger Russian influence,” Eskin predicted.

But that is not all.

On Monday a Russian parliamentary delegation, headed by Federation Council Chair Valentina Matvienko, concluded its visit to Saudi Arabia, Washington’s other key ally in the Middle East.

Assessing the results of the summit, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that contacts between Moscow and Riyadh are expanding at various levels.

“Indeed, there is a deepening of mutual understanding between our countries; contacts are taking place at all levels,” he said during a meeting with the head of The King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief.

As expected, the cooperation in the oil and gas spheres had become the centerpiece of the negotiations between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Moscow and Riyadh continue to take steps to reduce oil production to balance the market.

The countries have fully complied with all their obligations under the agreement between OPEC and other oil-producing countries.

“Russia and Saudi Arabia acted as guarantors of the implementation of this agreement, and I am sure that this cooperation will continue, because no one is interested in a chaotic development of events [in the oil market],” Matvienko said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

Interestingly enough, following the oil price slump, there was speculation that Washington had persuaded Riyadh to dump prices to spite Russia. However, Moscow and Riyadh are currently successfully working together to establish an equitable pricing strategy in the energy market.

Furthermore, although Riyadh remains close to the U.S., the Kingdom didn’t support anti-Russian sanctions imposed by other Washington’s allies, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

In addition, the Russians and their Saudi counterparts discussed the prospect of cooperating in the defense sector. While the details of the talks have yet to be disclosed, it is known that in late 2016, Saudi Arabia showed interest in potentially purchasing Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems.

“This has been stated by Saudi Arabian representatives themselves when they visited multiple exhibitions, presentations and shows where Russia showcased these systems, such as the exhibition in Abu Dhabi [the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, IDEX]and events organized in Russia, so there is nothing new here, there is an interest,” Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Oleg Ozerov told Sputnik in early November 2016.

In February 2017 Industry and Trade Minister of Russia Denis Manturov confirmed that Russia and Saudi Arabia were discussing Riyad’s prospects for acquiring Russian military aircraft and “land weapons.”

It is no secret that Washington has long been Riyadh’s key arms provider and the country boasts an annual defense budget second to only that of the United States and China. Recent developments show that Russia is beginning to compete with the U.S. for the Kingdom’s lucrative military contracts.

Meanwhile, Matvienko revealed that the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund will launch joint projects worth $3 billion before the end of this year.

“The Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund are cooperating successfully. Thanks to them, projects worth some $600 million have been implemented. Before the end of the year, projects worth $3 billion should be launched,” she said.

However, there are also bumps in the road regarding Russo-Saudi relations: Riyadh and Moscow have completely different approaches toward Syria and Iran. On the other hand, the two countries have similar views regarding the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“Moscow and Riyadh have similar positions on the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” Deputy Chairperson of the Council of the Federation Ilyas Umakhanov told RIA Novosti.

“As for Syria, we have very serious differences regarding the fate of [Syrian] President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia and Saudi Arabia agree that there can be no military solution to this crisis,” he said.

According to Matvienko, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud may visit Russia by the end of 2017.

What this illustrates is that Russia has departed from its age old policy of not taking any proactive role in global affairs, now that more and more countries have grown weary and tired of the incessant warmongering from the Western side,

… and are looking for a more positive leadership that they can only find from Vladimir Putin.

Likewise, Saudi’s growing engagement with East Asia and Russia will only result to a stronger cooperation with the BRICS Alliance and ASEAN countries, and will further alienate the kingdom from the West.

They don’t want to be used as a tool again for Western terror aggression anywhere in the world.

Just a week ago, the current chairman of the ASEAN, Rodrigo went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an official state visit.

The  Philippine president is known for his censor-free anti-CIA sentiments in front of foreign leaders. This occasion is no exception.

Duterte’s tour to the Middle East also included visits to Bahrain and Qatar.

The geopolitical realignment continues with the recent port call to Manila by the Russian navy.

This is just a prelude to Duterte’s state visit to Russia soon.

As for Saudi Arabia, 800 U.S. families are already filing a lawsuit against it relating to the controlled demolition directed by Dick Cheney. But the former has already made its decision to leave the deplorables on their own.

Since, this realignment is a very long process, and the deplorables are still holding great positions of power, it is only wise to expect some bumps along the way.

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Related Topics:

Saudi Arabia Budget Deficit for 2017 about $53bn*

Saudi Arabia Abandons Islamic Calendar as Part of Cost-Cutting Measures*

Saudi Arabia Facing Flack from both Sunni and Shia Leaders*

Greater Israel” Requires the Breaking up of Existing Arab States*

U.S. Opposed to Sovereignty of Muslim Nations*

Saudi Arabia Unleashes Frenzy of Attacks on Syrians*

Most of the Terrorists in Aleppo were Turkish, Saudi (Israeli) Officers*

U.S. – Saudi Deal to Destabilize Russia and Syria Backfires*

Moscow and Beijing Establish BRICS Monetary Transactions Framework in Gold*

Iraq Will Likely Sue U.S. Govt For 2003 Invasion Following Passage of 9/11 Bill*

Former U.S. Senate Candidate: Israel Orchestrated the 9/11 Attacks*​

Rodrigo Duterte: I am officially through with the New World Order*

Duterte Withdrawing from Useless ICC, Joining Russia-China “New Order”

 

Israeli Submarine Set-up for Syrian Gas Attacks*

Israeli Submarine Set-up for Syrian Gas Attacks*

By Gordon Duff

“What the story doesn’t tell is that the Israeli submarine with 84 onboard, went down with teams of IDF commandos who had been in Syria placing radio repeaters disguised as rocks. The repeaters were later used to send out messages “in the clear” misattributed to the Syrian Army, “confessions” of the use of Sarin gas. Evidence from these Israeli repeaters was presented to the U.N, after the August 2013 Sarin attack in Ghouta that killed 1000.”

Today we learned that the primary evidence the U.S. has shown its NATO allies on the Syrian gas attack isn’t satellite images, easily exposed as photoshopped.  It is radio intercepts of Syrians screaming out “get me more sarin gas..”

{For today’s parallel account from a chemical warfare expert at MIT, please read: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/04/12/busted-white-house-syria-report-obviously-false/}

Well, VT has caught them before and has this this time as well.  Bear with us while we head into the past and weave a yarn of duplicity and criminality, where America becomes the evil empire Reagan warned us about.

Veterans Today broke the story of an Israeli submarine being sunk by Syria on May 22, 2013.  We had learned that Israeli teams had been inside Syria for some time, planting radio repeaters.  Israel figured President Obama would fall for their trick, repeaters in rocks, screaming out:

“Thank goodness those Americans will never catch us Syrians using Sarin gas on our own people for no reason…we are just going to chat away because we are bored and stupid.”

This isn’t a new ploy, not new for Israel and not knew for necon America, and there has never been anyone quite as “neocon” as Trump.  From Veterans Today (and the Washington Post) 2012, the U.S. using phony radio traffic to start a war

In 2007, an American armada, troop ships, aircraft carriers, guided missile cruisers and destroyers sailed into the Persian Gulf.  Their plan was to land Marines on Iranian soil, a plan hatched by Vice President Dick Cheney and White House officials including Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Clarke. Vice Admiral Kevin Cosgriff

Military command of this invasion, to be done without consultation of congress or the United Nations was left to Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff and Admiral Will J. Fallon, both career opportunists with extremist political views, willing to do anything for promotion and the curry favor from the powerful criminal figures in U.S. government.

Their “cover story” was to sale a frigate up the Shatt al Arab, a disputed waterway between Iraq and Iran, hoping to stimulate a “response” from Iran.

Their real plan was to create the response themselves, as was done by the Navy during the Tonkin Gulf Incident in 1964 when America “invented” an attack by North Vietnam as a prelude to a 10 year war America eventually lost.

Their plans were to create phony radio traffic simulating an Iranian attack in order to push America into authorizing hostilities that they, themselves, had perpetrated in as part of a conspiracy.

In the interview below, Vladimir Putin discusses, among other things, America’s phony radio intercepts.

You see, it was phony radio intercepts, they call it SIGINT for signals intelligence, from the USS Maddock,  that was used to justify America’s entry into the Vietnam War, which killed millions and wiped out a generation of Americans.  Phony radio intercepts are the heart of every war.  In 1967, Israel claimed that it had to go to war because of radio intercepts between Egypt’s Nassar and Jordan’s King Hussein.  Lest we forget, Israel pummeled the USS Liberty, offshore in international waters. to prevent real radio intercepts that would have proven their fake interception to be just that, fake.

USS Liberty

 

It was Israel that jammed communications by the USS Liberty allowing the crew to be slaughtered, the same Israel whose radio repeaters were used during the August 2013 Ghouta sarin attack and, I think we can safely surmise, the Idlib attack as well.  We begin with backstory, enjoy:

[ Editor’s note: It was time for Gordon to do one of his retrospective dot connectors. It is not that we are running out of current news; but because after years of covering a story, its beginning, middle and ending can get blurred.

We also like to keep pointing out how quickly mainstream media seems to forget, as they never put much effort into retrospection, even though it is easier to see what and why things were done after a few years, which makes you more aware of what is going on now.

I fear some of this is due to the unpleasant reality of their thinking that the public has no retention, so that effort would be wasted. Under the massive perception management assault we all endure, more and more people reject anything and everything that conflicts with what they want to believe.

Fewer readers are really searching for information and truth, but for validation of what they already believe. Fox News can explain the psychology to you in detail.

That sad state of affairs emanated from one of the early artificial intelligence studies. A computer was programmed to talk to interviewees and answer their questions. The purpose was to expose the weaknesses and improve the programming.

But what the system did was always repeat back what the participant asked, and then posed another question back to the participant; and this same process was repeated, for hours even. The scientist was astounded to see subjects loving the experience; and what he discovered was going on was that they loved being validated; they loved having their thoughts and words repeated to them over and over, and having the illusion of talking to someone/something that “understood them”.

This was quickly jumped on by the crowd manipulators as one of their main perception management tools, and with all the google profiling available as to what people’s interests are, this information is a goldmine for political operators who use it extensively in not only finding supporters, but keeping them revved up, and inexpensively, too. We are becoming plantation critters to them, in a literal senseJim W. Dean ]

On February 24, 2016, Turkey announced that it took the Syrian city of al Bab when ISIS resistance mysteriously collapsed. The day before, Veterans Today published a story, based on a live interview on the ground at al Bab, that Turkey had just loaded 950 ISIS fighters on trucks and was moving them north, into Turkey for redeployment to al Raqqah.

Based on this evidence and a strange battle narrative that had made little sense tactically, this deception by Turkey fits the Erdogan profile. Turkey has always coveted a buffer zone in Northern Syria and had, as it seems, used their own military to seize it some time ago, as our sources confirmed.

Now, as part of a coalition between Russia, Iran, Syria and themselves, they staged a battle in order to occupy Northern Syria officially. This may well be why the Syrian Arab Army is moving forces north and east to block Turkey from moving further into Syria, rather an attack Idlib or retake Palmyra.

What we are seeing is continued deception, not just in Syria but Iraq as well. But let’s look at the concurrent move by the Trump administration. President Trump had said reports damning Syria, who was actively fighting ISIS where others were, were largely fake news. One key example has been chemical warfare.

Here is another story that was buried and for good reason, because it is tied to a deception about Syria’s use of chemical weapons and how Israel was party to fabricating proof about these accusations, which are being taken to the United Nations Security Council this week by the U.S. under orders of President Trump, a violation of his promises to not only voters but Russia as well. From SyriaNews, May 22, 2013:

“Syrianews managed to confirm the news we received a couple of days ago that a Syrian Navy boat destroyed an Israeli submarine off the Syrian coast at 150 metres depth on 02 May 2013 around 2 – 2:30 am. We were not told the type or size of the submarine but we were confirmed it was destroyed.

In the details we managed to get: the enemy object was detected and orders were given to one of the nearby boats to destroy it which they did with a torpedo (not told which type), then it was monitored sinking until landing on the seabed off the coast.

A heavy movement of Syrian Army helicopters was observed over the site where the submarine was destroyed.

It’s not the first time Syrian Navy engage with enemy and hostile objects. At the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, the Syrian Navy spotted a German navy ship on a reconnaissance mission and harassed it away, a German minister then complained of the Syrian Navy acts claiming the ship was not spying, just listening and collecting information!”

What the story doesn’t tell is that the submarine with 84 onboard, went down with teams of IDF commandos who had been in Syria placing radio repeaters disguised as rocks. The repeaters were later used to send out messages “in the clear” misattributed to the Syrian Army, “confessions” of the use of Sarin gas. Evidence from these Israeli repeaters was presented to the U.N. after the August 2013 Sarin attack in Ghouta that killed 1000.

Now the United States under Trump is trying to renew these long ago exposed fake charges and pile on more. We might add that Russia tried repeatedly to introduce evidence on this Sarin case and subsequent uses of mustard and chlorine gasses by not only ISIS but U.S. backed rebels as well. The FSA went so far as to post video on YouTube showing them using gas projectiles in Syria but seemingly the CIA can’t crack into YouTube.

Jeffrey Silverman after one of his beatings by U.S. contractors, angry over his reporting

 

We can go further, correspondent Jeffrey Silverman, Georgia Bureau Chief for Veterans Today and featured contributor for New Eastern Outlook, investigated a U.S. facility in Tbilisi, Georgia, funded by USAID and built by Bechtel Corporation.

Silverman got plans of a U.S. lab, called the Lugar Laboratory, named after a famous American politician, formerly called the National Reference Laboratory of Georgia. According to plans for the facility that Silverman received from sources and subsequently published and statements by employees there, the U.S. had built a bio-chemical weapons facility.

A subsequent investigation showed how American corporate security operating in Georgia, working with the security services of Ukraine and Turkey, had moved chemical weapons to Syria where they were deployed by ISIS with the assistance of officers from the military of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

In December, 2014, I met with the Syrian Ministry of Justice in Damascus and reviewed his records on this issue including reports of a Syrian Spetsnaz attack on a production and storage facility in Northern Syria and the results of that attack which included captured Turkish, Saudi and Qatari military officers and considerable documentation and physical evidence of chemical weapons deployment.

This evidence has repeatedly been offered to the United Nations, the evidence has been made available to the press, and the intelligence services of the United States most certainly. We also know that President Trump has had all of this made available to him and that he is aware of the “Lugar Lab” in Tbilisi and Israel’s role, aided by the Coventry U.K. based Syrian Human Rights Observatory and the Reuters News Agency, in a disinformation campaign against Syria.

Let’s look at issues of the massive amounts of military equipment terrorists have received. We are aware that units of the Syrian Army joined the rebels and took equipment with them including tanks, artillery and missile launchers. We are also aware that, when ISIS took Mosul, they captured tanks, Humvee’s and much more.

However, the fleets of Toyota Hilux “technical” with reinforced suspension and gun mounts are something else. These vehicles were delivered, already armed and converted, to the Jordanian port of Aqaba. With the hundreds of these units that have been captured or destroyed, no one has ever recorded the serial numbers of a single truck.

Similarly, when al Qaeda shows up with the latest TOW and Stinger missiles, in new shipping containers labeled “Raytheon Corporation/USA” nothing is said about that as well.

Then there is the issue of drones. In 2012, the Turkish Army signed a contract with Israel, despite bans put in place after the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, to buy drones. Though many of the drones ISIS uses are commercially available and supplied to them by, well we don’t really know who, do we, some of them carry weapons and are of the same type as those delivered by Israel to Turkey. Imagine that.

Then there is the U.S. military air facility inside Jordan and the C130 aircraft without markings that are on the runway. In addition, US Special Forces have at least two airfields inside Syria, reported by mainstream news media but quickly forgotten, even visited by one CNN reporter, but when those facilities are used to drop supplies to ISIS, as is alleged by the Iraqi government, they suddenly vanish, from the media at least.

As President Trump relies on media that republishes these stories and uses material like this as his basis for attacking the mainstream media as fake, and rightly so, why does he not include this information in his policies as well, seeking redress?

What we have is broad support for terrorism by the U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey and the Gulf States, so obvious it can’t be ignored, so illegal, so heinous, one might think something should be done.

When Israel simply walks away from having a submarine sunk, and starts a multi-year deception of paying off families of the dead, silencing them, and repainting hull markings to cover the loss, as we have also confirmed, what else is being done?

Former Military Contractor Tries to Sell Secret Surveillance Rock on eBay for $10 Million

By Dana Liebelson

Most people check out eBay for vintage shoes, collectable Lord of the Rings swords, and limited edition Bruce Springsteen posters. But last week, eBayers had the opportunity to bid on national security surveillance equipment, intended to be disguised in a fake rock (rock not included, although you can get one at Home Depot). The technology was allegedly accredited by the Department of Defense and developed for Lockheed Martin in the early 2000s. But Lockheed never bought the commissioned project. So Gregory Perry, a former subcontractor who has done cybersecurity work for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), advertised that for a starting bid of $3 million—or a “buy it now” price of $10 million—you could get hundreds of pages of development instructions, two years of email backups with Lockheed, and some hardware, including a specialized radio. All of this would supposedly equip you to build your own “RockCam,” intended to be used to take encrypted video and audio of US critical infrastructure, like nuclear power plants and oil and gas pipelines.

Welcome to the bizarre world of fake-rock subcontracting.

“Selling this collection of information is an attempt at recouping all or a portion of my investment of time, effort, personal monies, and sweat equity,” Perry tells Mother Jones.

Perry, who has 100 percent positive buyer’s feedback on eBay, received dozens of bids when he first put the item up weeks ago. He took it down because he felt his story had received adequate exposure—and none of the bids were anywhere close to his original $10 million asking price. But he relisted the auction last week with a minimum bid because he “might have a serious buyer at this juncture.” As of publication, Perry had ended the auction on Sunday with zero bids, which is also the case with the $1,795 3-D printer that Perry was selling.

In the late ’90s, Perry worked for NETSEC Inc, a contractor that installed firewalls and did intrusion detection for EOUSA. (His employment by NETSEC was confirmed to Mother Jones by Zal Azmi, former chief information officer for EOUSA and the FBI.) Then, in 2002, Perry was hired by a subcontractor called Advanced Wireless Automation (AWA), where he owned a 10 percent founder’s share of the company. The subcontractor’s shining product was the RockCam, which is either a video camera with a lot of batteries or a high-tech piece of surveillance equipment, depending on who you ask. Perry says that RockCams—which on the outside, look like rocks—contain devices capable of sending encrypted information via 900 MHz radio to a main communication hub. According to the eBay listing, each high-resolution image and video is tagged with geographic coordinates, and the rock also contains environmental hardware, “such as temperature and humidity sensors for sampling weather-related data from the area.” The batteries last for three years. Here is a picture of the technology:

Perry says that Lockheed agreed to pay between $250,000-$500,000 for the final version of the device. (A Lockheed financial statement Perry sent Mother Jones shows that Lockheed was billed $4,000 for each public key encryption system, which doesn’t include the rest of the hardware.) Perry says his $96,000 salary was funded by these purchases as well as the investors that put money into the company. But Perry claims that after the RockCam was certified by DoD, he was fired by his fellow AWA shareholders (none of whom contacted by Mother Joneswould comment) and the company dissolved because Lockheed did not pick up the product. Then, a couple years later, “spy rock” arrived:

Last year, Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair, admitted that MI6, the British secret service, had used a spy rock, planted in a park in Moscow, to communicate with secret agents there in 2006. Powell called the security breach “embarrassing.” After the rock was discovered, Russian leader Vladimir Putin then ordered a crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs, accusing them of destabilizing the country.

Perry claims that spy rock borrows technology he developed with RockCam—and as a result, he wants compensation for his 10 percent shareholder’s claim. However, there’s no evidence that Lockheed made the famous spy rock (MI6 does not answer press questions). According to Wired, it’s not entirely outside the realm of possibility that Lockheed is in the fake surveillance rock business, as it’s leaving small wireless sensors—disguised as rocks—across the Afghan countryside, in order to perform “unobtrusive, continuous surveillance” for decades. But one technology expert told Mother Jones that RockCam is a glorified camera, and spy rock acts as a mailbox for uploading wireless files, so the only thing they have in common is the fake rock (Perry argues that his design has “wireless networking capabilities”).

Melissa Dalton, a spokesperson for the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Skunkworks Group, would not comment on the eBay sale nor documents Perry sent Mother Jones allegedly showing his relationship with the company. Mark Wright, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, says that on cursory investigation, “We couldn’t find any knowledge of DOD involvement with this project.” However, after sending additional requested information about the project, another DOD spokesperson said that “we’re researching it” but did not respond by deadline.

Wayne Mitzen—a technology developer with several patents who worked with Perry at NETSEC and currently makes sex toys—says that this eBay listing isn’t actually that unusual. “One of my clients, who invented wireless microphone technology, mentioned his stuff’s ended up on eBay, too. It happens,” he says. “It’s the Snowden effect. Everybody thinks they’re Snowden, you know?”*

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“Hitler Never Gassed His Own People” but the U.S. Did*

Rothschild Demands Western Nations Invade Syria*

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Trump-Israel Struggling to Save ISIS to divide and Conquer Syria and Iraq*

Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

Cheney, Rothschild, Murdoch Violate International Law By Drilling for Oil in Syria*

U.S. Kills Hundreds in Chemical Strike on Der ez-Zor*

U.S. Kills Hundreds in Chemical Strike on Der ez-Zor*

[ Editor’s Note:  Without a video done by the White Helmets distributed by Qatar’s intelligence agency and their al Jazeera organization, the cheerleaders of ISIS, Ivanka Trump is silent though hundreds lie dead, most of them children.  Without White Helmets to murder the babies on camera, jabbing them with cardiac needles and digging around until their hearts are torn to shreds and their eyes go dim, the satanic witch queen, Ivanka, will not be ordering military retaliation and pushing for Armageddon… Gordon Duff ]

The Syrian General Staff said that the U.S.-led coalition struck a Daesh depot storing chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday. The Syrian military said that this fact proves that terrorists possess chemical weapons.

“The jets of the so-called U.S.-led coalition launched a strike at about 17:30-17:50 Download Video on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present. First a white cloud and then a yellow one appeared at the site of the strike, which points at the presence of a large number of poisonous substances. A fire at the site continued until 22:30 [19:30 GMT],” the Syrian army’s command statement obtained by Sputnik said.

According to the Syrian General Staff, the U.S.-led coalition’s strike killed several hundred people, including civilians. Hundreds were poisoned as a result of the strike on Daesh’s headquarters and depot with chemical weapons.

“This confirms that Daesh and al-Nusra terrorists possess chemical weapons and are capable of using, obtaining and transporting it,” the document said.

The Syrian army yet again denied possessing chemical weapons.

The news comes as Washington and its allies are blaming the Syrian government for a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian Idlib province on April 4.

Syrian opposition claimed on April 4 forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200. Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

The Russian Defense Ministry said next day that the airstrike near Khan Shaykhun was carried out by Syrian aircraft, which struck a terrorist warehouse that stored chemical weapons slated for delivery to Iraq.  Complete statement below:

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said on Thursday that hundreds were killed, including a large number of civilians, due to an air strike carried out by aircrafts of the so-called U.S.-led international coalition against a huge depot for ISIS terrorist organization that includes toxic materials in the village of Hatla in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

In a statement on Thursday, the General Command said aircrafts of the international coalition carried out between 17:30 and 17:50 pm on Wednesday an air strike against a position of ISIS terrorists that includes a large number of foreign mercenaries in the village of Hatla to the east of Deir Ezzor, causing a white cloud that soon turned into yellow as a result of the explosion of a huge depot that includes a large amount of toxic materials.

The General Command said that a fire erupted as a result of the strike that lasted until 22:30 pm, while hundreds of people were killed, including a large number of civilians, due to suffocation caused by the inhalation of toxic materials.

The Army’s Command noted that this incident confirms the truth of the coordination between the terrorist organizations and the countries supporting them to find pretexts and to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of using chemical weapons, adding that this incident also confirms that the terrorist organizations, mainly ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, possess chemical weapons and have the ability to obtain, transfer, store and use those weapons with the help of well-known countries in the region.

“This is what Syria has warned of every time terrorist groups used chemical weapons against the civilians and Syrian Arab Armed Forces,” the statement added.

The command reiterated its assertion that it neither possess any types of chemical weapons, nor has it used any, warning of the dangers of continued use of chemical weapons by the terrorist groups against civilians, particularly after the messages these groups have recently received which provide cover to their actions and allow them to escape punishment.

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Related Topics:

Inside Syria Life Goes on*

Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Blasts U.S. for Another Illegal Attack*

Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes U.S. Lies at Security Council*

Rothschild Demands Western Nations Invade Syria*

White Helmets Killing Babies in PR Stunt to Start War in Syria*

Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

U.N. Confirmed Syrian Rebels, Not Assad, Were Using Sarin*

Trump Bombed Syria because they Didn’t Want Peace*

Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

Russian Bunker Buster Takes Out al Qaeda and White Helmets Hideout*

An underground command centre for White Helmets and al Qaeda terrorists was destroyed by a Russian “bunker buster” bomb.  The White Helmets, an organization tied to al Qaeda and the spy agencies of Britain, Israel, Qatar and the U.S., suffered an unknown number of casualties.  The video shows survivors coming out of the massive underground complex.  The number of White Helmet dead is not known.

A video with consequences of appliance of a 1.5-ton bomb by the Russian Aerospace Forces has been released in the Internet. The KAB-1500 bomb is considered to be the most powerful Russian bomb.

The bomb was dropped by the Su-34 aircraft in the province of Idlib. An underground bunker of White Helmet terrorists, which had played a role of an important communication centre, was destroyed with the help of KAB-1500.

The video shows flight of a bomber against radio talks in the Arab language. Then a smoke can be seen over epicentre of the explosion and an impressive shell crater.

As Pravda.Ru reported before, the KAB-1500 smart aircraft bomb is famous for its high accuracy. It is equipped with a laser target seeker.

Such bombs are applied against highly fortified targets – mountainous positions, underground bunkers, command posts, concrete shelters, stores with weapons.

High-explosive capsule of the combat part is capable of penetrating 20 metres of ground or strike 3-m wide concrete walls. The KAB-1500 bombs have been applied in Afghanistan and Chechnya to destroy especially important and secured targets. Such bombs are not dropped on cities.

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Related Topics:

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Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Blasts U.S. for Another Illegal Attack*

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Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

Syria Shoots Down 34 of 59 Cruise Missiles, Russia to Upgrade System*

By Gordon Duff, Dr. Bassam Barakat

Breaking:  Since putting this story up, Syrian officials agreed to talk to us about this.  The reason this story was withheld is explained below, but as “the gloves are off,” we are going public.  America’s failure to upgrade its cruise missiles, to harden them against modern ECM and to assume that Syria was defenseless is only part of the story.  We might remind readers of the USS Donald Cook as well.  America is lucky it didn’t have to tow its two destroyers home, after all, it has happened before.

Tomahawk cruise missile fell, guidance system disabled, 40 miles from target

 

The last time the U.S. went against Russian ECM, 27 crew members of the USS Donald Cook asked to be “relieved.” Mutiny is a better term.  Then there is this epic fail, the RQ 170 Lockheed drone that ECM brought down over Iran:

Below is a photo submitted by the Russian Centre for Feril Studies FCFS, of the system used to down U.S. cruise missiles:

Confirmed as true through personal sources in the Syrian security services.  Electronic countermeasures were used along with missile interceptions.  The missiles were fired over Lebanon in order to avoid Russia’s S400 system or the possibility that a ground based cruise system would take out America’s boats.

Five missiles fell in the surrounding villages, killing 5 civilians and injuring 20.  Other missiles fell into the Mediterranean where they could be viewed from the decks of the ships that launched them.  

Since President Trump ordered retaliation against VT and its staff, partly for our story destroying the White Helmets to a huge international audience and partly to warn us over a blackmail tape issue, there have been changes.  VT is “last man standing.”  We are sitting on a number of stories, but there is a difference between a story and something legitimate.  What is below is legitimate and now confirmed by our own sources inside Syria.

Veterans Today contacted the Syrian Ministry of Information regarding the bizarre news that 34 Tomahawk cruise missiles had simply vanished.  VT had even surmised that some may well have been used against other targets, even going as far as to suggest a possible conspiracy to hit Palmyra to aid the ISIS attack there.

A possible confirmation is simply the number fired, 59.  This is what would be required to overwhelm the Russian air defense system based on the number of launchers, both S300 and S400 and other “cruise-capable” systems out there.  Russia would keep their best “in the tubes” for any possible air attack, just in case the cruise missile launch was a lead to empty air defense tubes for a B 52 or similar “big show” raid.

In May 2013, Syria sunk an Israeli submarine.  In 2015, Iraq captured an Israeli general, some claim he was a colonel, and they sent a copy of his ID card to us when I suggested they were making it up.

The real war, what goes on, is very different to that what is reported.  Syria, Iraq, Iran and even Russia “under-report” events that would embarrass the U.S. or Israel to the point of humiliation.  Both sides have had massive failures, kept secret by the other, and many of the stories VT publishes that others don’t are of this order.

VT was, at one time, a “free zone” for publishing deniable intelligence, kind of a safety valve as it were.  Trump ended that when he went after us, and in doing so, used military assets directly against a media platform for failing to carry “fake news,” the new “law of the land according to Trump.”

Before we get into the explanation for the video, I would have a word or two.  Photographs showing the dead from the gas attack are being offered for cash, showing the dead getting back up and walking away.  We can’t verify this but I will mention this is going on.

Past that we are told that Japan is holding a copy of a Trump blackmail tape, and that this relates to the confrontation with North Korea.  If the tape is real, and we have been given the name of the GOP official who has the other copy, someone not well known to the public, then the idea of “Deep State” and blackmail is to be considered.

Russia’s “Trump attack” graphic

 

If this is a conspiracy theory, and it may well be, then Trump was planning this all along, which is my belief.  The tape involves the murder of a minor.  It may well not exist except that when it was offered to us, at a price we can’t pay, VT was taken down by presidential order.  

Press TV/Tehran: Since the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles on Friday against a Homs aerodrome, a question never ceases to return in all analyzes: 23 of the 59 US cruise missiles have reached their target. And the rest of the gear? What happened to 34 other Tomahawks fired from two U.S. warships deployed in the Mediterranean? The reply is the video that Al-Alam is sending this Saturday: the Syrian DCA intercepted and destroyed the 34 Tomahawk missiles before they reached the Shayrat air base

The information highlights the decree of the Syrian Presidency for the interception and destruction in flight of American missiles at the minute when the attack began. Other analysts note the role of the Russian radars that would immediately take office after the firing of the first missile. Are these S-300 Syrians or Russian S-400 deployed in Syria? Why did you hide this “scathing riposte” and talk about it only two days after the attack?

The video published by Syrian military sources proves one thing: if Syria and its Russian ally avoided publishing it in the hours following the US strikes, it was to avoid an escalation. But in view of the intense campaign of threats against Syria and Russia, there may no longer be any reason to disclose “the weaknesses of the US missiles” and “the power of the Syrian DCA”.

The United States announced this Sunday by the voice of White House spokesman Sean Spicer not to have warned Russia beforehand of the attack they were going to launch against the Syrian territory. Asked by Fox News, the spokesman said that “we had no contact with the Russian political leaders,” which means that the U.S. did indeed want to “take the Russians short”. But the surprise seems not to have “worked too well”!

Analysts also claim that Russia, whose warships have just returned to the Mediterranean, has shown restraint to avoid a “ballistic war” that could have led to a “nuclear conflict”.

Appendix I

Source: http://firil.net/?p=3694

Submitted as technical commentary, machine translated
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Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes U.S. Lies at Security Council*

Media Goes Quiet as Russia Exposes U.S. Lies at Security Council*

 

Nikki Haley shows photos of Assads alleged victims at the Security Council

 

Russia just called out the West for using the UN to promote regime change — but no one reported it

By Richard Brandt

Twitter was flooded with commentary about Nikki Haley’s call to arms against Russia during the Security Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon. But no one bothered to report what Russia had to say.

Russia’s deputy United Nations ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said that the West’s “obsession with regime change is what hinders this Security Council.

He noted that for Washington and its partners, “everything is guided by regime change” and allegations that Assad used chemical weapons in an attack in Idlib province on Tuesday are based on “falsified reports from the White Helmets“, an organization that has been “discredited long ago”.

Can someone tell us what were these kids doing inside a secret Qaeda hideout dug deep inside a mountain?! Another cheap WH act! pic.twitter.com/brNKcX9zTm

— Fares Shehabi (@ShehabiFares) April 4, 2017

He further added that “taking [the White Helmets] at face value is not professional and not serious.”

Another angle of the “fire hose” location: Seems to be a #WhiteHelmets base, with hideouts dug into the rock pic.twitter.com/Vvl5bA12Q6

— Ian Grant (@Gjoene) April 4, 2017

Safronkov pointed out that “the White Helmets are getting mixed up in their reports. Their versions keep changing. They speak of bombs from helicopters, then from planes”.

Russia’s Vladimir Safronkov exposes #WhiteHelmets, blasts imperialists, trashes report at UNSC. #SyriaGasAttack

— Zain Mankani (@zainmankani) April 5, 2017

Russia’s U.N. representative observed that in “photos and videos we see the White Helmets acting very unprofessionally. Their behavior is very relaxed in these extreme circumstances. All of this is clearly meant to provoke. All of this has been reflected in the resolution.”

Safronkov then asks the U.S., U.K. and France: “Did this event take place? Have you even checked what you wrote?”

Russia’s representative finished by slamming the U.K. for blaming Russia for the deaths of children in Syria. He said that the U.K. “does nothing” for Syria except “submit drafts meant to provoke” and “pressure investigations” into reporting politically favorable results.

We can’t find a single mainstream report that focuses solely on Safronkov’s comments.

Apparently the media can’t even identify who Safronkov is.

Here’s how the geniuses at the Interpreter reported this — but misidentifying the person who was actually speaking. What’s the difference? They’re all Russians:

So far nothing RU ambassador Pyotr Ilichov is saying is true. This speech is just filled with conspiracy hashtags like Alex Jones’s SEO

— James Miller (@Millermena) April 5, 2017

There’s something very wrong when the media won’t even report the other side.

 

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Syrian army airbase that was hit by a U.S. strike near the city of Homs, Syria. © Mikhail Voskresensky

The US attack on Syria’s airbase is meant to “bolster terrorist morale” after the significant setbacks the jihadists have suffered at the hands of the Syrian army over past few weeks, President Assad’s political and media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban said. The U.S. attack on Syria’s airbase is meant to “bolster terrorist morale” after the significant setbacks the jihadists have suffered at the hands of the Syrian army over past few weeks, President Assad’s political and media adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban said.

“The United States felt that they have to save the terrorists and lift their morale. And the proof for that is that Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the ones who supported this attack, and they are the very countries who had been facilitating the coming of terrorists and arming them against the Syrian people and against our country,” Shaaban said.

The attack on the airbase is a “violation of international law and it is a violation of our sovereignty,” Shaaban told RT, saying she believes that it will ultimately backfire, as it exposes the relationship between the West and terrorism.

“It will only make us and our allies more determined to defeat terrorism. And it also speaks volumes about the stance of the West towards terrorism. If they are truly, in their coalition, against terrorism they should help the party who are fighting terrorism, who are the Syrian Arab Army, and Russia, and Iran,” Shaaban said.

“If they are fighting terrorism why don’t they respond to President Putin’s suggestion to make a coalition, an international coalition against terrorism?.. They killed hundreds of our soldiers in Deir-Ez-Zor and they it took weeks to acknowledge that they were killed through their airstrike. There are so many contradictions in Western discourse towards Syria. … The reality in Syria is absolutely different from what American, French and British government try to portray to Western audiences.”

Only terrorists benefited from the U.S. missile attack, as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadists took advantage of it to launch an offensive after weeks of steady SAA advances, which makes the missile strike look like a desperate attempt to actually help terrorists, Shaaban said.

“For the last few weeks, we’ve been fighting terrorists both in the suburbs of Damascus and near Damascus and particularly in Hama and Homs where the American attack took place,” she told RT.

“And we achieved great achievements against ISIS and Al-Nusra and therefore the attack of the Americans on our airbase only played in hands of terrorists and lifted their morale and in fact came to support them.”

Killing soldiers and officers who are at the forefront of fighting IS and other terrorists actually puts people in Western countries in danger, Shaaban noted, saying, in her opinion, this marks the U.S. strike as a “double crime against humanity.”

The missile strike on the airfield is a desperate attempt by the United States to change the balance of power in favor of terrorists, Shaaban believes.

“They have been trying for the last seven years, secretly or publicly, to help terrorists and they will not be able to achieve that, because this land is ours and we will defend this land to the last drop of our blood,” Shaaban said.

The Syrian government cannot be held accountable for the Idlib incident, which was used as a pretext for the U.S. cruise missile strike, Shaaban stated, since the Syrian government did not control the area of Khan Sheikhoun where the alleged chemical attack took place.

Syria has previously surrendered its chemical weapons stockpile, and international organizations confirmed that the Syrian military did not possess any weaponized poisonous substances.

Terrorist-held areas, however, are off limits not only to the Syrian government, but also to international organizations. Only Turkey can access these areas in Idlib and therefore should be questioned, “along with Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] and ISIS [Islamic State/IS] about the presence of any chemicals in the area,” Shaaban told RT.

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