Thursday, 29 June 2017

Russia warns US against unilateral action in Syria

Russia warns US goons against ‘incendiary, provocative action’ in Syria





Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.

Asked if Russia had warned the US administration against any unilateral action in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Gennady Gatilov, replied that Russian officials have “always spoken about that, including in relation to their [US] latest strikes on Syrian armed forces.”

We believe that it’s unacceptable and breaches Syria’s sovereignty, isn’t caused by any military need, and there is no threat to the US specialists from the Syrian Army. So it’s incendiary, provocative action,” Gatilov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

On Monday evening, the White House claimed that Syrian President Bashar Assad was preparing a chemical attack and warned that the Syrian government would “pay a heavy price” if the attack was carried out, as cited by AP.

Hours later, the Pentagon said it had detected activity by the Syrian authorities in preparation for the attack. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said that the US had seen “activity” at Shayrat airfield that showed “active preparations for chemical weapons use.”

The US government failed to provide any further details or proof of such claims, while the State Department’s spokesperson, Heather Nauert, said it was “an intelligence matter.”

When confronted by a journalist that Washington uses the phrase to justify anything that suits it, Nauert answered: “I’m not going to get into that one with you, but this is a very serious and great matter.”

On Wednesday, though, the US suggested that the Syrian leadership had swiftly changed its mind about planning an alleged attack. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, as cited by Reuters, said: “it appears that they [Syria’s authorities] took the warning seriously. They didn’t do it.”

The Syrian government, as well as Russian authorities, have denied any allegations against them, with Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that "such threats to Syria's legitimate leaders are unacceptable."

In the latest statement, Deputy Foreign Minister Gatilov said that Russia doesn’t rule out that “there may be provocations” following the announcement from Washington.

The statements by the US administration complicate the [peace] negotiations in Astana and Geneva, and Moscow believes such attempts to boost the tensions around Syria are unacceptable.

"The statements on Syrian armed forces getting ready to use chemical weapons is complete nonsense… These assumptions aren’t based on anything, no one provides any facts," the Russian diplomat said.

"If the aim is to ramp up the spiral of tension, we think it’s unacceptable. It complicates the process of negotiations undertaken in Astana and Geneva," Gatilov underlined.

We’ve seen this in the past. Of course there are many ill-wishers, who want to undermine the process [of negotiations]. So any provocations are possible,” the deputy foreign minister added.

Earlier, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued another official statement, saying: “We consider all these insinuations about chemical weapons which are being carried out in the worst traditions of the 2003 NATO intervention in Iraq as an ‘invitation’ for terrorists, extremists, and the armed opposition in Syria to carry out another large-scale provocation, which will result in the ‘unavoidable punishment’ of President Assad, according to Washington’s plans.”


In April, US President Donald Trump launched an attack on Syria with 59 Tomahawk missiles, which targeted Shayrat Airbase near the city of Homs. The strike was in response to what the US claimed was a chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, orchestrated by Syria’s government – something Damascus repeatedly denied.

The dismembership of Russia was always the US agenda

This has ALWAYS been the agenda.

Intel Agent Reveals How NATO Planned to Tear Russia Apart
According to secret documents obtained by a Russian intelligence service, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO planned to split Russia into several smaller parts, a former secret agent told Russia's Rossiya 1 broadcaster


28 June, 217

After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide Russia into small parts diminishing the state to the size of the medieval Moscow principality, a veteran of the Russian "illegal" intelligence service said during the Vesti v Subbotu ("News on Saturday") program of Russia's Rossiya 1 broadcaster.

The program was dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Directorate S ("illegal" intelligence service) of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation (SVR).
The interview was conducted by Vesti v Subbotu anchor Sergei Brilev. The voice, face and name of the former agent were changed due to security reasons.
"Pavel Andreyevich [the agent's alias] says that the NATO documents obtained by him signaled that the dissolution of the USSR was only the first stage," Brilev noted.
"And then [NATO planned] to create the Russian North-Volga Republic and then the Middle Volga Republic, and reduce the Russian state to the level and size of the Moscow principality," the intelligence veteran specified.
"We have these documents, they are now in the archive of our [Russian intelligence] service," the former agent stressed.
U.S. navy marines take a break during annual recurring multinational, maritime-focused NATO exercise BALTOPS 2017, near Ventspils, Latvia, June 6, 2017
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U.S. navy marines take a break during annual recurring multinational, maritime-focused NATO exercise BALTOPS 2017, near Ventspils, Latvia, June 6, 2017

The idea of the partition of Russia is not new.
In his book The Grand Chessboard published six years after the collapse of the USSR, a former US national security adviser and geostrategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski, insisted that "a more decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization."
"A loosely confederated Russia — composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic — would find it easier to cultivate closer economic regulations with Europe, with the new states of Central Asia, and with [East Asia], which would thereby accelerate Russia's own development," the geostrategist claimed.
"Each of the three confederated entities would also be more able to tap local creative potential, stifled for centuries by Moscow's heavy bureaucratic hand," he added.
Interestingly enough, before Brzezinski, the idea to sever Russia along the Ural Mountains thus dividing it into "European" and "Asian" (Siberia and the Far East) parts, was mulled over by Nazi Germany and its allies.
In December 1941, half a year after Nazi Germany invaded the USSR, the Empire of Japan offered Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to divide Eurasia into two spheres of interest along the 70th meridian east longitude. As observers noted, Hitler didn't plan to seize much of Soviet territory east of the Ural Mountains.
More than a decade before the Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan considered the partitioning of Russia, the territory of the former Russian Empire was subjected to Allied intervention — a multinational military expedition launched during the Russian Civil War of 1918 by major European powers which backed the anti-Bolshevik White Guard.
The United States, Canada, Japan and China took part in the intervention campaign along with European powers occupying Russia's northwestern regions, Crimea, Bessarabia, Siberia and the Far East. However, their efforts were thwarted by divided objectives, a lack of domestic support, war-weariness largely caused by World War I and the military successes of the Red Army.
As history shows, each time Russia faced severe domestic and geopolitical challenges it ran the risk of falling prey to the global power game. 


Celente bredicts war with Iran


Gerald Celente "Israel & The US Will Use Syria As An Excuse To Push For War With Iran."


Will Putin allow Syrian to crumble under US coalition attack?

CNN: US ships with Tomahawks ready for a possible attack on Syria


American warships and fighter jets prepared to make a strike on Syria, if requested by the President, Donald trump, informs television channel CNN , citing multiple military officials.

According to them, yet the Syrian authorities have not made any further steps to commit a chemical attack.

The TV channel notes that the US is closely watching the Syrian airbase of the air force Shirt. There allegedly were chemical weapons that were used in April in Idlib, killing civilians.

In the afternoon of 28 June, the Pentagon chief James Mattis saidthat the Syrian authorities seem to have listened to the warning the US about the conduct of any new chemical attacks in the country.

According to the US, on Shirt arrived fighter and chemical weapons for the possible preparation to attack.

Currently, in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea are the American aircraft carrier "George Bush" with two more destroyers and two cruisers. The destroyers and cruisers can attack with cruise missiles "Tomahawk".

June 26, White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that the Syrian authorities are preparing a new chemical attack, which can lead to the death of civilians. The Minister for national reconciliation Syria, Ali Haidar has denied the allegations.


On the night of 7 April, the United States attacked Syrian airport, releasing 59 cruise missiles "Tomahawk". The target of the attack was the airfield in Shayrat, from which, in the opinion of the American authorities, were committed himataki in Idlib province.

Turkey Prepares for Offensive while Russia Evacuates



Breaking News Russian observers are said to have evacuated from Afrin Syria for what is believed to be an imminent Offensive by Turkey. At the same time CNN has reported that according to military sources the US could strike the Syrian Military at any time. Will Putin allow Syrian to crumble under US coalition attack?
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BIG! Eyewitnesses/Local sources: |n army withdrawi its troops from Afrin after reports of imminent incursion



Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.

Asked if Russia had warned the US administration against any unilateral action in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Gennady Gatilov, replied that Russian officials have “always spoken about that, including in relation to their [US] latest strikes on Syrian armed forces.”


We believe that it’s unacceptable and breaches Syria’s sovereignty, isn’t caused by any military need, and there is no threat to the US specialists from the Syrian Army. So it’s incendiary, provocative action,” Gatilov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.




Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.

Asked if Russia had warned the US administration against any unilateral action in Syria, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Gennady Gatilov, replied that Russian officials have “always spoken about that, including in relation to their [US] latest strikes on Syrian armed forces.”

We believe that it’s unacceptable and breaches Syria’s sovereignty, isn’t caused by any military need, and there is no threat to the US specialists from the Syrian Army. So it’s incendiary, provocative action,” Gatilov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.



Other news from the region - c/- al-Masdar news


Israeli Air Force attacks Syrian Army in Golan Heights



28 June, 2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:25 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli Air Force launched an airstrike over the Golan Heights region of Al-Quneitra, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) soldiers that were advancing near Al-Samdaniyah Al-Sharqiyah.

According to a military source from the Golani Regiment, the Israeli warplane targeted the advancing units of the Syrian Arab Army in the Golan Heights, following the massive counter-offensive the latter launched tonight.

No details were given regarding casualties.

So far, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to recapture all four points they have lost to the jihadist rebels in the last five days; they are now pushing deeper into the Al-Hamidiyah area, where they are hoping to expel the Al-Qaeda linked rebels once and for all.







The US is actively preparing public opinion for a direct military aggression against Syria. The White House claimed on Monday that it has a “potential” evidence that the Bashar Assad government was preparing for another chemical weapons attack that “would likely result if the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.” Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that if “Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price.” US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley further accused Russia and Iran for any future “chemical attacks” that may take place in Syria. However, no evidence was provided.

UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said on Tuesday that the US had not shared any specific evidence with the British Government, but the UK is ready to support any US military actions against Syria.

Earlier this month, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition, admitted that the US and its allies had lost a race for the Syrian-Iraqi border to government forces and that the Pentagon has no problems with the anti-ISIS operation of the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance in the area. But, it looks that somebody in the White House has a problem with this.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Army and its allies have further advanced against ISIS terrorists in the countryside of Palmyra and along the border with Iraq. An intense fighting took place near the Arak field while another group of government fighters continued pushing towards the T2 pumping station.

Tensions increased between Turkey-led forces and Kurdish militias that compose a core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Turkish artillery units have shelled Tell Rifat, Sheikh Issa, Harbul, Maranaz, Minaq and Ayn Daqnah in northern Aleppo.

Earlier this month, reports appeared that the Turkish military deployed a large number of military equipment, including T-155 Firtina howitzers and ACV-15 armoured vehicles, to the area of the militant-held town of Azaz. According to multiple pro-Kurdish media outlets, Turkey and pro-Turkish militant groups were preparing for a large advance against Kurdish militias in the area of Afrin. However, no large attack has taken place so far.

The SDF media wing has not reacted to the recent shelling but some unofficial Kurdish sources indicated that the SDF is not going to halt the Raqqah advance even if Ankara launches the expected operation in the Afrin area. If this is true, this will open a window of opportunities for the Erdogan government that has a long-standing aim of retaking Tell Rifat from Kurdish units.

In the city of Raqqah, the SDF continued clashing with ISIS terrorists encircled in the urban area. However, the ISIS resistance did not allow the US-backed force to make gains. The US-led coalition increased airstrikes on ISIS targets in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ezzor.


The Monday airstrikes on Mayadeen hit the ISIS prison and killed at least 42 prisoners and only 15 the terrorist group’s members according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a hardcore anti-Assad media outlet. In turn, the US-led coalition described the target as ISIS “command and control” facilities.


CNN EXPOSED!: "Never mind the Paris accords, let's get back to RussiaGate

For the second time round CNN has been exposed for what it is – the no.1 fake news outlet of the world.

Here is Ken O’Keefe’s expose.
Not a word from MSM - except from the Daily Mail.

The right-wing media meanwhile is making hay.

Liberal CNN star who resigned from the Obama White House in disgrace is caught on tape saying Trump-Russia stories are 'just a big nothingburger


  • Conservative muckraker group Project Veritas strikes CNN for the second time in two days over the network's Trump-Russia drumbeat
  • Network's liberal pundit Van Jones says on hidden camera that 'the Russia thing is just a big nothingburger'
  • Jones was referring to claims the president conspired with Moscow to tile the election in his favor – a hypothesis that CNN has aired relentlessly
  • Project Veritas released damning footage on Tuesday showing a CNN producer describing the Trump-Russia narrative as 'mostly bulls**t'
28 June, 2017

A longtime liberal CNN contributor was caught on hidden camera footage released Wednesday, calling claims of Donald Trump's ties with Russia 'a big nothingburger.'

Van Jones, a former White House 'green jobs' czar who became the first senior official to resign in disgrace from Barack Obama's administration, made the comment in undercover video shot by Project Veritas.

James O'Keefe, the conservative provocateur behind that organization, released damning footage on Tuesday showing a CNN producer describing the Trump-Russia narrative as 'mostly bulls**t.'
CNN has led the drumbeat of news coverage focusing on allegations that the president and his campaign aides improperly colluded with Russia to swing the November election in his favor.



In Wednesday's footage, which was shot Monday, a person Jones appears to recognize chats him up on a street corner about what is 'going to happen this week with the whole Russia thing.'
'The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger,' Jones replies, adding: 'There’s nothing there you can do.'
CNN responded to the Bonifield video by standing by its producer, who works mostly on health-related stories.
'Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong. We welcome it and embrace it,' the network said.


CNN retracted a story on Friday about Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci, which had tied him to a Russian investment fund; three CNN journalists were forced to resign

CNN retracted a story on Friday about Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci, which had tied him to a Russian investment fund; three CNN journalists were forced to resign
CNN has not issued a statement about Jones – who is an opinion contributor, not a journalist.
A hidden-camera video released Tuesday by the same 'Project Veritas' group stung a CNN producer who admitted that Trump is 'right' to complain journalists focused on Russia stories 'are witch-hunting me'
A hidden-camera video released Tuesday by the same 'Project Veritas' group stung a CNN producer who admitted that Trump is 'right' to complain journalists focused on Russia stories 'are witch-hunting me'
Jones, like Barack Obama, was a longtime community organizer before joining the then-new administration in 2009.
Months later a different kind of video surfaced – this one recorded openly – in which he was seen telling a U.S. Berkeley audience why he believes Republicans have outperformed Democrats in using congressional majorities to push their legislation.
'The answer to that,' he said then, 'is they're a**holes.'
'Now I will say this: I can be an asshole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity,' Jones told the crowd of appreciative partisans.
Months after Jones was named to Obama's White House Council on Environmental Quality, reports emerged that he had signed an online petition demanding congressional hearings into whether former president George W. Bush allowed the 9/11 terror attacks to occur so he would have an excuse to invade the oil-rich Middle East.
He resigned days later. CNN hired him as an on-air commentator in 2013, at the start of Obama's second term in office
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe is a consistent thorn in the sides of liberals whom he sees as hypocrites and corrupt opportunists
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe is a consistent thorn in the sides of liberals whom he sees as hypocrites and corrupt opportunists
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe is a consistent thorn in the sides of liberals whom he sees as hypocrites and corrupt opportunists
CNN retracted a story on Friday about Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci, which had tied him to a Russian investment fund; three CNN journalists were forced to resign
CNN retracted a story on Friday about Donald Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci, which had tied him to a Russian investment fund; three CNN journalists were forced to resign
O'Keefe's back-story is equally colorful.
He made his name by using a series of 2009 hidden-camera shoots to close down the liberal 'ACORN' housing and voter-registration group – whose employees advised him on camera to commit tax fraud by hiding the nature of a proposed prostitution business, and by claiming a group of underage hookers as 'dependents.'
The following year he and two associates were arrested for entering the office of a Democratic senator on false pretenses, posing as telephone repairmen.
They pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and were handed community-service sentences.

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CrossTalking the Democrat Party

CrossTalk: Democrats Keep Losing





While the liberal mainstream media serve up an endless menu of Trump bashing and ‘Russiagate’, the Democratic Party and the so-called resistance continue to lose elections. Are the attempts to destroy Trump at all costs destroying the Democrats and undermining the credibility of the liberal mainstream media?


CrossTalking with David Pollak, Michael Patrick Flanagan, and Jeff Deist

Catch up with headlines with Patrick Henningsen and Mike Robinson

UK COLUMN: Trump’s Chemical Weapons Hoax in Syria, Hackers Strike UK Parliament (Must Be the Russians)



28 June, 2017

More trouble for Trump and Co. Turns out the alleged ‘Sarin’ chemical attack in Idlib, Syria in April never happened. Looks like someone hacked the UK Parliament, but it’s hard to know who, so Theresa May’s government decided to just blame the Russians. Michael Fallon’s circus roadshow continues as the UK’s flagship ‘state of the art’ aircraft carrier is running on… Windows XP.

UK Column News co-anchor Mike Robinson with guest host Patrick Henningsen with today’s news round-up.