Any Aircraft of US-led Coalition Discovered West Of Euphrates River Will Be Followed By Russian Air And Ground Defenses As Targets

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Any Aircraft of US-led Coalition Discovered West Of Euphrates River Will Be Followed By Russian Air And Ground Defenses As Targets

FILE – Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, file

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the US aviation attack in Syrian airspace may be considered an “act of aggression,” and announced that is halting all interactions with the US within the framework on the memorandum of incident prevention in Syrian skies.

Now, Russian missile defense will follow any aircraft of the US-led coalition west of the Euphrates River.

In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying objects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River will be followed by Russian air and ground defenses as air targets,” the ministry announced.

The Russian military added that the US-led coalition command didn’t make an attempt to avoid the incident via the deconfliction channel with Russia.

We consider such actions of the US command as an intentional violation of its obligations in the framework of the memo on avoiding incidents and the safety of aviation flights during operations in Syria signed on October 20, 2015.”

According to the ministry, the US action against the Syrian Air Force is an act of military aggression against the sovereign state.

The repeated hostilities of US aviation against the legitimate armed forces of a UN member state under the guise of ‘combating terrorism’ are a gross violation of the international law and de facto a military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.

On June 18, the US-led coalition downed a Syrian Air Force Su-22 jet in the western part of the Raqqah province. The Su-22 was fulfilling its mission against ISIS.

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  • qveenz

    Good morning…

  • Joe Doe

    I’ll believe it when I see it

  • Gesellman

    Russia essentially just confirmed that theyre giving the area east and north of the euphrates river including raqqah to the us and sdf. Tge us will NEVER leave Syria now. Its the plan B kerry talked about… doesnt matter whos president, the military complex has a world dominance mission and no measly president will ever change that. Trump has absolutely no say in anything military. Why do you think gay matis got full control of military?

    • PlatosLittleSister

      they gave Trump permission to sell weapons to the carpet baggers(saudis) so they could target yemeni children, they must have been feeling generous that moring

    • mark123456

      its confirmation of nothing, the jarablus / manbijj / al bab / raqqa pocket situation will be another chapter of the war to be resolved after (a) ISIS is finished and DEZ siege lifted (b) idlib/hama/latakia and daraa pockets are cleared. Maybe war with the kurds if they ask for it!

      • Wahid Algiers

        Exactly like this. No other way, no other plan, no other duty than exactly this. But Syria has to deal clever with the kurdish and turkish relationship.

      • @Inc2Get

        You have to see the situation as it is. Kurds are solely based on US support. They are being provided with US weapons and Air support. This means that if the US stops supporting the kurds, they would lose major territories and won’t be able to advance. That is why they are forced to follow US agenda and that is why they are not reliable.

        • Tom Tom

          true but the Russians will pick them up at some point.

      • Tom Tom

        after the war? when’s that, 2022?

        • mark123456

          well you are joking but it may take at least another 2-3 yrs for daraa, idlib/hama/latakia, and isis areas to be cleared. So 2022 max, 2020 minimum. Then after or in between that, either someone will escalate (doubt it, this will be another vietnam) or we can resolved the euphrates shit areas and the raqqa situation. Diplomatically or otherwise.

    • mark123456

      Calm your tits and let us wait and see, instead of being all doom and gloom. See how we already stopped US dreams of taking DEZ province?

      • Tom Tom

        U.S. lost in Syria and it will lose in U.S. but nobody wins this.

    • Bob

      Russia has just indicated it will be tracking and painting US aircraft that cross west of Euphrates – which is exactly where SAA ground forces driving eastward under own SyAF air cover are located.

      • Gesellman

        Lets see what happens next then. I bet any of you that the us will never leave and they will force a new country into existense in the area, effectively partitioning Syria as their “plan B” called for. The us has bases in nearly every area in the world and they want more. They want to encircle Russia to make sure if they fire one nuclear missile moscow will be a glass bowl in less than 3 minutes. They dont want anyone to have any defense against them in their zeal to prop up their petrodollar and world dominance. Turkey is also all talk. The world must unite against these despots to erradicate terrorism for everyone not just for the few rich ones…

        • Manuel Flores Escobar

          look at North Korea…USA told that they will attack North Korea if NK launch ballistic missile…what happen?..nothing because NK is a nuclear power and USA thought it twice…if Russia shot down US plane nothing happen as we saw during cold war….Russia is a military superpower which is tracking right now US air carriers in Pacific ocean near Korea with Oscar class submarines, in the mediterranean and Atlantic with Akula and Yasen class all these nuclear submarine with antiship cruise missile can sink from long distance easily…USA without air carriers is Nothing!

          • @Inc2Get

            You are right. In worst case scenario, if Syria or Russia would shoot down a US plane, they would only engage in a proxy war. Much like it is today in Syria but perhaps twice as large. This will not be WW3 and no one is willing to risk it for Syria.

        • Tom Tom

          u.s. will soon be destroyed.

    • Antikapitalista

      Not really.
      Russia merely said that they could only fly over the territory of the Islamic state east of the Euphrates.
      That means that, most importantly, that Deir az-Zaur is off-limits to the “murderers of women and children”, as is everything all the way down to Abu Kamal (currently under the rule of the Islamic state), and that includes Tanf. :-P

    • Brad Isherwood

      In the future,…US could place their missile shield into Kurd lands as coverage vs Iran,
      And yes….it’s for Israel.
      The Iranian intermediate ballistic missile strike on ISUS in Deir Ezzor will have Israel
      In rabid dog mode.
      The area the Kurds hold is a huge chunk of Syria. ….US basically have annexed this on the
      Easy.
      Russia invited the US to fight terrorism. ….basically an open door to enter and do what
      Ever criminal plan they can come up with.
      Russia knows the US uses the fight terrorism ploy to occupy nations and tear them to pieces.
      Putin/Lavrov signaled to Obama and Trump….”Have at her…..enjoy”.
      It’s to late for Putin to play tough guy card,……Syria is already FUBAR….the US will never leave.
      Kurd grow and traffic Opium….look for that to increase now that CIA are in country.

      Putin and Lavrov need to stop mentioning Syria Sovereignty, …as its already Gone!
      And it’s Putin/Lavrov fault.
      US had next to no footprint in Syria before Russia went in – 2015.

    • Tom Tom

      agree on U.S. President (bush, bubba, bush, obomber, donald) being a puppet of the elites. U.S. will be attacked by Russian and Chinese nuke subs of the coasts once it kicks off. They want to reduce world population by 7.5 billion (out of 8 billion). Plus, demonic hybrids love radiation.

  • PlatosLittleSister

    All bark and no bite so far from the Russians, unless they are willing to shoot down american jets america will continue with their unlawful actions.

    Could kick off world war 3 though..so lets hope Vlads got some tricks up his sleeve

    • Antikapitalista

      Not really. Russia could issue a statement that it carried out a surgical operation to maintaining the peace in Syria and upholding international law as well as well-established deconfliction zones in Syria. :-P

      You know, the sooner the cancerous growth is cut out, the better.

    • Tudor Miron

      Just look at the Syria map in 2014 and now. Than you start understanding what is actually going on. The Bear is not known for knee jerk reactions (thats a habbit of another country), Bear can afford to ignore the little bites of those arrogant dogs and just keeps doing its thing.

  • Tudor Miron

    This is an adult of a country that is enforcing international low and fallow the rules. In contrary to what some of “friends of Syria” knee jerk and childish reactions and provocative suggestions.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    The “interaction” that would make a difference is S-300 meets F-18. Until then, it’s all talk. Sadly, Russia has squandered the deterrent effect of its Syria intervention, and it will be more bloody than necessary to re-establish it, if this is still at all possible.

  • John Brown

    Israel wants there to be a military incident between the USA
    and Russia which is why Israel orders this USA attack so there can be new sanctions
    against Russia and to keep the current sanctions against Russia.

    • Antikapitalista

      As for the sanctions, they have already been both extended and new ones enacted.

      It is high time the Russian Federation stopped behaving like a willing U.S: puppet, stopped assuming that the United States of Aggression acts in good faith and cooperating with it.

      • temujin1970

        Exactly the US are nothing more than a bunch of snakes. You cannot negotiate in good faith with these people. The US is constitutionally incapable if keeping its word. They feel that they have the right to simply ignore their agreements when it is not in their interests.
        Anyone who enters into any kind of contract with an American is a fool.

      • John Brown

        No there are new sanctions against German and Austrian companies for supporting North Stream 2, which they are against.

        • Antikapitalista

          So there need to be reciprocal sanctions against the U:S.A., U.S. companies and U.S. interests at least in Germany and Austria, which would also be supported by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

    • unam_sanctum

      That would be very stupid of them. Russia can shut down Israel’s nuclear threat. If Israel loses its nuclear card, they stand no chance against Iran.

    • Tom Tom

      Exactly.

  • christianblood

    The pro-ISIS U$ and its jihadist allies are seriously worried that the SAA and its allies are winning the war in Syria and they are trying to divert the attention of the SAA and its allies by creating other scenarios.
    SAA and its allies including Iran, Russia and Hezbollah should focus now, even more than before on defeating all the U$ allied terrorist proxies in Syria and defeat them completely. To make this possible, Iran and Russia should send many thousands of ground troops and their equipment and strengthen their air defense units in the field. After its evil, terrorist proxies are defeated U$’s imperialistic ambitions will be totally ineffective.

    • Justin Ryan

      Turkey is going to attack Manbij very soon! Just u wait and see! This will draw SDF forces north! I believe this will happen when the SAA is approaching either Raqqa City or Deir Ezzor!

      • temujin1970

        Perhaps…we will have to wait and see.

      • @Inc2Get

        Kurds have shown to be mere puppets! Turkish backed rebels have shown to be more reliable during these scenarios. As they already have a Cease fire in multiple large cities, the SAA should begin co-operation with the FSA (Turkish backed) and withdraw from Manbij. Looks like Kurds only follow one policy, US policy. Keep in mind that without Russian support, the kurds wouldn’t last that long because thanks to Russia, kurds and turkish backed forces avoided multiple confrontations because Russia had promised turkey that no kurdish autonomy or independence state would be established in Turkish border. Russia should also use special forces in front line in areas where US backed forces operates. This way, the US won’t strike them and deploy S-300 and S-400 to target any air support of the US. Iran should keep striking ISIS with missiles and perhaps deploy more troops in liberated strongholds so the SAA can shift focus. The cease fire in Daraa should be extended to 1 month and the SAA should focus on capturing Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

  • mark123456

    Well said !!!! From now on, down their fukkin jets so they get a taste of their medicine!

    • zman

      Although I echo the sentiment, I also understand exactly what the statement said. It stated Russian aircraft, not Syrian. The thing that will get the US attention is the ceasing of the de-confliction memorandum. This means ‘accidents could happen’. Russians do not forget so easily. On another note…Hooray for the Iranian attack on ISIS at Deir Ezzor.

      • John

        Hello zman. I agree with you. If this really is the Russian MOD speaking here, then some folks need to be careful. Also, with the Iranian missile attack, this is a message for everybody in the region. I hope the US coalition just calls it a day and starts to pack it´s bags. I don´t think it wil happen so but, he next couple of weeks are going to be interesting. I bid a good day to you.

        • Tom Tom

          got any iodine?

          • John

            Why iodine?

        • Sean Glennie

          The Russian Ministry of Defence actually did threaten to “track & target” coalition aircraft “West of the Euphrates” river.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUxThdLiGbM

  • Smrda

    Empty words… like they did in all previous instances… verbally strong but against USA militarily impotent…
    AA defense capabilities of S-300-400-500-165822-… only a marketing trick… they are afraid to use it not to discover how ineffective it is. It is large military contracts at stake…

    • Night Hunter

      There is a phrase.. diplomacy!
      Us coalition would like continuation of war, ideally with Syria and Iran and their malitia.
      Now dipolomacy must be at work, all these are advance warning from Russia. If they shoot their planes from sky so they have been warn.
      You see, you can’t run before you can walk.

      • Smrda

        What i mind is that Americans are warned multiple times in a few months, and they simply ignored it, just like they are been warned by Eritrea or Gabon.

      • More

        Night Hunter
        Its time for for your Afternoon Tea at the Ritz, Enjoy !

    • goingbrokes

      Nothing empty about those words. Last time they cancelled the agreement USAF couldn’t fly CAS missions for the Kurds and their campaigning ground to a halt. It was quietly reinstated after Tillerson travelled to Moscow as a supplicant and promised to be “a good boy”. They just can’t help themselves. It is clear for all to see that they are out of control, Pentagon has no presidential oversight and their policies (if you can call strings of stupid ideas as policies) are contradictory.

      • Smrda

        I don’t know, maybe you’re right… but it always appears as Moscow is cowardish and impotent. It is just like Cuban missile crisis. Whole world was watching, and everyone were convinced that USSR backed down, brink first, put head down and run away scared by American aggressive posture. In reality, that part of agreement of withdrawing Pershing missiles from Turkey kept secret. Why, for God sake?
        Second thing, imagine Russian aircraft flying around and bombing at will during Iraqi campaign of 2003. Or even Libya war. This war is their mission and everyone should stay away from it.

        • goingbrokes

          I know it seems to suck when an aggressor commits a crime and the other party responds with restraint. But restraint is part of strength. Look why is happening now: ISAF has “decided to” reposition its aircraft! That’s a polite way of saying they are running scared. The other factor is that Russia actually has real objectives in this conflict, and one part of the objectives is to not escalate against the US. It is US that wants the escalation because that will lead to more chaos and more money to Pentagon (you see how the Russian election hacking worldwide-hoax is playing on the public sentiment to be hostile towards Russians).

      • More

        goingbrokes

        You are wrong.

        Russian Air Power and Protection:
        Since the January 2017, Tillerson – Putin meeting.

        Russia is no longer willing to use its air power to support or defend the Syrian Military against the US, Israel or any “US coalition” attack.

        Russia is also doing the minimum against the SDF or any “IS”, “Moderate” “Rebel” force.

    • batavian01

      You’re mistaking the S-400 for an F-35.

      • Smrda

        You are right, it is the same crap, too.
        Everything is just a marketing trick unless it is proven in a battle. Same as Armata, Zummwalt, THAAD etc.
        It’s sole purpose is to make massive military contracts, with just making up new lies about improvements, new capabilities…
        Oh, fuck it, gimme my good old T-72!

      • More

        batavian01
        Both are the same, waste of money.

  • Jesus

    Have a radar lock on all coalition aircraft west of Euphrates.

  • Gesellman

    Russia should airdrop 100k troops into Raqqa and take it immediately no matter what the cost. The uphrates river is a perfect border boundry for the us and the terrorist pkk to protect easily. Taking Raqqah would deal a severe blow to their ambitions in the northeast corner of Syria…
    Once Russia takes Raqqa they should leave a small 5k soldier security force with about 10k syrian forces to enforce Syrian law and protect that part of Syria. They cannot create a de facto country there without Raqqah

    • Jesus

      Forget Racca, let SDF and ISIS fight out, advance on Tabqa and throw the Kurds in the Eufrates river and deny any US ambition of establishing a base there.

    • @Inc2Get

      Everyone is willing to risk it all, until it’s their own soldiers at stake. Russia will never risk their own soldiers, that is why they haven’t deployed forces in the front lines which would force the US to not strike the SAA as it would be a defacto war.

    • Ma_Laoshi

      The loyalists were *already* at Tabqa over a year ago, until they got their overextended asses kicked way back, even losing Palmyra. If there was no Russian commitment then to send substantial ground troops of their own, why should there be now with Yanks and Kurds already entrenched.

  • adzsiam

    Now i get it. Its all a matter of perception. The recently terminated ‘Memorandum on the Prevention of Incidents and Ensuring Air Safety’ between the US and Russia was in place to prevent such ‘incidents.’ Depending on which side you’re on and who you believe, this is an ongoing game of chicken with high stakes. Seems like Russia won the eye blinking contest (despite looking like its doing nothing to prevent such incidents) by following the rules and looking like the ‘good guy.’

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    I am very very dissapoint by Kurdish forces their real traitors just like Saudi Barbarics and Erdogan full of hate and greed.Thanks to Qatar for telling the truth.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    The Russians never stop if their start a war and their will tail down USA to the far corners of the earth.If Russians attack USA every single country who hate USA/Nato will take out their nuclear faciality and bases.Countries that are harbouring USA/Nato will be destroy and taken back to stone age or totally wipe off the map. The bear is on the move totally betrayed and frustrated.

  • DJ Double D

    Blah Blah Blah. Same old stuff. Simply show some serious Guts and that will be the end of and further such incidents. That is if they have brain, if not then …. Bring it head on.

  • Attrition47

    Ooh-er missis.

  • Aurelian

    We have been free to overthrow democratically elected governments around the world under the guise of bringing them democracy. (AMERICAS LEGACY TO THE WORLD)

    1953

    Iran – CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the Gestapo.

    1954

    Guatemala — CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.

    1954-1958

    North Vietnam — CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the Diem government is opposed to true democracy, land reform and poverty reduction measures. The CIA’s continuing failure results in escalating American intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.

    1956

    Hungary — Radio Free Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev’s Secret Speech, in which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills 7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.

    1957-1973

    Laos — The CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA even creates an “Armee Clandestine” of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After the CIA’s army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in caves.

    1959

    Haiti — The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.

    1961

    The Bay of Pigs — The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

    Dominican Republic — The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.

    Ecuador — The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.

    Congo (Zaire) — The CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public support for Lumumba’s politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.

    1963

    Dominican Republic — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.

    Ecuador — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana, whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human rights.

    1964

    Brazil — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down “communists” for torture, interrogation and murder. Often these “communists” are no more than Branco’s political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the death squads.

    1965

    Indonesia — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians accused of being “communist.” The CIA supplies the names of countless suspects.

    Dominican Republic — A popular rebellion breaks out, promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.

    Greece — With the CIA’s backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.

    Congo (Zaire) — A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country for billions.

    1966

    The Ramparts Affair — The radical magazine Ramparts begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire “professors” to train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the National Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.

    1967

    Greece — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the “reign of the colonels” — backed by the CIA — will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans for Cypress, Johnson tells him: “Fuck your parliament and your constitution.”

    Operation PHEONIX — The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation killed about 20,000 “Viet Cong.”

    1968

    Operation CHAOS — The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

    Bolivia — A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.

    1969

    Uruguay — The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.

    1970

    Cambodia — The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own people.

    1971

    Bolivia — After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.

    Haiti — “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.

    1972

    Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.

    1973

    Chile — The CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a coup (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a crackdown on labor leaders and the political left.

    1975

    Australia — The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the nation.

    Angola — Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola. Contrary to Kissinger’s assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills over 300,000 Angolans.

    1979

    El Salvador — An idealistic group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Soon, things are back to “normal” — the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust.

    Nicaragua — Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator, falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.

    1980

    El Salvador — The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter “Christian to Christian” to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in 1982, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed.

    1983

    Honduras — The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people. Honduras’ notorious “Battalion 316” then uses these techniques, with the CIA’s full knowledge, on thousands of leftist dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.

    1986

    Haiti — Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that “Baby Doc” Duvalier will remain “President for Life” only if he has a short one. The U.S., which hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN), which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.

    1989

    Panama — The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA’s payroll since 1966, and has been transporting drugs with the CIA’s knowledge since 1972. By the late 80s, Noriega’s growing independence and intransigence have angered Washington… so out he goes.

    1990

    Haiti — Competing against 10 comparatively wealthy candidates, leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country, as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats. As popular opinion calls for Aristide’s return, the CIA begins a disinformation campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.

    1993

    Haiti — The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that President Clinton has no choice but to remove the Haitian military dictator, Raoul Cedras, on threat of U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest Haiti’s military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country’s ruling class.

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  • Kim Jong

    Finally!!

  • Mountains

    FROM the US pov is all about saving the Dollar because a very large reserve of OIL AND GAS have been found along side the euphrates river. Raqqah and Deir Ezzor is important for the Americans. The reservers found is 100-times larger then Saudi arabia’s oil.

    I have seen some fake reports saying it’s in the golan heights but that is totally false info but it’s in fact in the euphrates river.

    The US might even try to storm Deir Ezzor from Raqqah with the Kurds if they can’t make it in time with FSA from al-tanf and the closer by regions.. Now one thing to keep in mind is that both Iran and Russia are well aware of this hence why Iran started bombing Deir Ezzor from Iran this is desparate move and the Russians have even escalated this situation further saying US aircraft is a target.

    Russians and Iranians are not the only hungry forces in here but the US is even more hungry for resources in attempt to save the Dollars existens.

    ISIS is basically just a cover up for both sides but things far greater then that is on the line but people just don’t realize it now. All these countries knew from the get go ISIS would not remain their militarily due to not having allies whatsoever not even from the population itself.

    ISIS is basically made up by youths from across the world and nor are they a nation but a group of individuals. Tunisians, Algerians, Arabs, Europeans, Chinese and Americans. They are just a group of individuals who came to the same place from different cultures and backgrounds. They don’t have much support in the area from both the Iraqis, Syrians or Kurds. Without Russian or American involved they would have fallen their anyways so all this attention is exaggerated beyond belief.

    The truth is that the euphrates have uncovered ridiculous amount of Oil and Gas resources and one the world hasen’t seen before.

    Expect the Americans to give their best in order for their own economy to survive and the same for the Russians, Iran, Hezbullah.. You will all find out the truth when ISIS is gone and everybody and their moms and grandparents know ISIS is finished while the rest is just a formality

  • Mountains

    A very large Oil and Gas resources found in the Euphrates 100-times larger then Saudi Arabia’s and I have seen false reports saying it’s the Golen Heights but it’s in fact the Euphrates. Note how the SAA trying hard to block the FSA and SDF from the DEZ corridor and they don’t want them in Raqqah also.. All parties in this fully know about this info

  • Hassadnah Abraham

    DEER PUTIN, TRACK AND FOLLOW ARE NOT ENOUGH AT ALL. SHOOT THEM DOWN ONCE THEY ENCROACH SYRIAN AIR SPACE.

  • XRGRSF

    IMO four things are certain: 1. Russia will do nothing other than bluster. 2. The US knows that Russia will do nothing other than bluster. A new Kurdish nation will be created. Wars will continue in the Middle East.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    From latakia to Raqqa…290 km..S-400 ( 400km range), 350 km radar attack range to lock on…

    • Solomon Krupacek

      Why raqqa? most of planes shoot missiles from outside of syria. what now?

      • More

        Solomon Krupacek
        “…what now?…”

        Russia has no intention of targeting or shooting anything down.

        At present Putin’s focus is to keep a lid on escalating EU sanctions and complete the build and make operational:
        Nordstream 2
        Turkstream 1

        This is the bottomline:
        Putin – Russia will not waste time, money or resources by shooting any US, UK, France, Turk, etc war plane over Syria.

        The slow motion war in Syria makes good money for Russia, Iran has to pay hard US$s for every piece of equipment supplied to Syria.

  • Garry Compton

    President Assad today is Moses from the Bible – Let my people – Go – but the Jews haven’t changed over the centuries. They are still killing real Christians and too many good Muslims – not to mention hiding/ extorting the Empire.

  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    Pure words as always and nothing actually congruent to the height of the aggression received.
    Thus losing respect and military deterrence in the eyes of both his allies and his enemies.
    What would happen to my beloved and glorious Russia!

    • Solomon Krupacek

      yes. tracking and shooting down are two extremly different things

    • John Brown

      Under standard US operation procedures they shoot down or bomb any who
      track them so Russia is daring the USA (or actually the master and
      controller of the US Israel) to start something big.

  • Tom Tom

    WW3 on the way. The elites want to destroy both the U.S. and Russia.

    • More

      Tom Tom
      “…WW3 on the way….”

      Your opinions are delusional fantasy. The elites are Neoconservatives

      There is no chance of WW3 if Russia shoots down US “Terror Axis” airplanes over Sovereign Syrian Territory.

      The Neoconservatives would be the losers in a nuclear escalation with a strike on London or NYC even if accidental, apart from the deaths it would cause the global financial markets to collapse.

      The Neoconservatives who love Israel and Money, both would be wiped out financially and it would take them 20 or 30 years at least to recover.

  • Alex Popoff

    Raqqa is arab city, not Kurdish, so this is the bite that will stuck in SDF throat.

  • Ted

    This is about as pathetic as it gets. First off it is an act of aggression? Well it sure was not a hug and a kiss! How about 39 Tomahawks? Was that an act of kindness? As one poster already noted Russia is not willing to go all in in Syria. Otherwise they would have already sent thousands of troops to fight and capture territory and hold it. Sadly there are hundreds of ideological radicals in Washington salivating at the idea of attacking Russia.They just need a reason to push it over the cliff. Any attack on US forces will be just what they are hoping for. Truth is they will probably find a way no matter what, but gift wrapping it for them is something I hope we do not see. Is Russia willing to fight NATO? Because I think its a given NATO intends to fight Russia.

  • Gesellman

    Poor Syrian people…. I hope they can reclaim their country back… so sad…

  • More

    This announcement is just to placate the dissenters and keep the brainwashed on side.

    Russia has no intention of targeting or shooting anything down.

    At present Putin’s focus is to keep a lid on escalating EU sanctions and complete the build and make operational:
    Nordstream 2
    Turkstream 1

    This is the bottomline:
    Putin – Russia will not waste time, money or resources by shooting any US, UK, France, Turk, etc war plane over Syria.

    The slow motion war in Syria makes good money for Russia, Iran has to pay hard US$s for every piece of equipment supplied to Syria.