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In Videos: Russian Warplanes Pound Militants Across Greater Idlib

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On August 24, the Russian Defense Ministry released 3 new videos showing airstrikes on militants positions across Syria’s Greater Idlib. The strikes hit targets near the settlements of Alteh and Sidi Ali.

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  • Pave Way IV

    The video is clear evidence of the RuAF striking the last cat hospital in Idlib with banned intermediate-range chemical barrel bomb cluster munitions, killing several White Helmets who were just there trying to save the cute animals. Video of crying White Helmet carrying dead, smoking kitten will be out soon from the media shop in UK. UN Security Council will be announcing an emergency meeting over the incident when White Helmet video released. Trump to increase sanctions on Russia and increase Chinese tariffs as a result.

    • AM Hants

      Talking of Trump and Russia, completely off topic, but, this has interested me:

      Zarif Makes Unexpected Arrival At G7: Iran Oil Waiver Resumption In The Works?… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-25/zarif-makes-unexpected-arrival-g7-summit-us-oil-waiver-resumption-works

      I wonder what Maccron and President Putin discussed, when they met up, just before France hosted the G7 summit? Funny, how Russia dictates events in the G7 summit, even without being there. As shown in every G7 summit, since they refused to attend the Russian summit, back in 2014.

      Over on Moon of Alabama, there was a brilliant article, with regards Yemen, and the Saudi Oil Fields taking a hit. Funny, how the UK, France, Germany and Italy then rushed over to Iran, for talks. Not that long ago and does it all tie in with Foreign Minister Zariff arriving in France, shortly after President Putin left?

      Long Range Attack On Saudi Oil Field Ends War On Yemen…

      ‘…The visit in Tehran proved that the Houthi are no longer an unrecognized, isolated movement:

      Officials from Iran, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, as well as Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, exchanged views about political resolution of the protracted war in the Arabian Peninsula country.
      The meeting was held at the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran on Saturday with delegations from Iran, Ansarullah and the four European countries in attendance.

      The delegates at the meeting explained their respective governments’ views on the developments in Yemen, including political and battlefield developments as well as the humanitarian situation in the country.

      The delegates stressed the need for an immediate end to the war and described political means as the ultimate solution to the crisis…’

      https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/08/long-range-attack-on-saudi-oil-field-ends-war-on-yemen.html

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        Yeah Bernard from MoA is one of the best analysts in Alt-Media. Actually the first Alt-Media site i ever read, and i still daily do after many years.

        • AM Hants

          Do like the site and you always find something interesting there. Surprised nobody else has picked up or followed this story.

          • ruca

            It’s always worth checking out his articles. Usually one each evening during the week.

            Google or duckduckgo “how Moon of Alabama is made”. Very interesting.

          • AM Hants

            Thanks, with regards ‘How Moon of Alabama is Made’ – will go and check it out.

          • AM Hants

            Just found the article and a lovely read. Did not realise it was just one person, whose first language is not English. Wonderful site, that so needs to be shared.

          • ruca
          • AM Hants

            What an ugly, motley crew, inside and out. Just starting to watch the video, but, no doubt, will view in instalments, owing to time factors. Well worth watching, including to remind yourself of the history behind it all.

            How much money has the US tax payer, without realising it, spent on war in the Middle East, to date? Has it benefitted the people of America, who are still reliant on food stamps and in dire need of updating their infrastructure.

            With San Francisco, an open human sewage, you would have thought the US tax payer, had more need to focus on domestic problems, than non-stop invasions, all over the globe.

          • AM Hants

            Have watched it, but, had it on in the background. What I seriously liked, was how they linked so much into the video, including the ‘leaked tapes’ of Kerry and also interviews with President Assad. Thanks for the posting the video.

          • AM Hants

            Watching it again, as too interesting to have on in the background.

            I do like when President Assad asks why would the moderate terrorists, with no aircrafts, go for the Syrian Air Defence Systems, before going for anything else?

            Good point and why are Israel so concerned about Syria’s air defence system? Now they would not be working hand in hand with the moderate ‘liver eating, head choppers’ would they?

            Also, repeating yet again, why does Israel have no problem with the ‘liver eating, head choppers’, occupying the borders of the Golan Heights and vice versa? You never see ISIS/Daesh/Al Qaeda/White Helmets or whatever they call themselves today, ever attack Israel or NATO member states, military bases, over in the Middle East. I wonder why?

      • Pave Way IV

        FUKUS + Germans and Italians talking to Houthi terrorists at the Evil Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran – yeah, who would have thought. The choice of targets was interesting, given that KSA and UAE have far more valuable targets the Houthis could have chosen, which would have been impossible to cover up or downplay.

        I was going to post this comment on MoA, but couldn’t find anything about the details until a few days after the MoA thread went up. Nobody seems terribly interested in exactly what was hit or questioned ARAMCO’s dismissal of resulting damage as ‘a small fire’. Saudi Arabia censors everything, so even seeing an ARAMCO rep admitting the attack happened was shocking. I’m pretty sure the damage to Shaybah was far more serious and expensive than the Saudis let on – at least judging by what is at that location and sat imagery after the attack. Did the Houthis do that on purpose, sending the Saudis (and UAE) a seriously expensive message but allowing the Saudis to save face by denying or dismissing the attack?

        https://southfront.org/houthis-strike-largest-saudi-oil-field-as-uae-backed-and-saudi-backed-forces-clash-for-aden/

        • AM Hants

          Thanks for an informative and interesting comment. I enjoyed reading the link and find it strange that so many are keeping away from the story. Which no doubt plays a far larger role in events in the Middle East, than most of us realise. Or am I assuming too much?

          • Pave Way IV

            Lots of stuff at play here:

            1. UAE gave the Saudis the territory and petroleum rights for the region west of the current UAE border in 1974 in return for the Saudis recognizing the UAE. The UAE had no idea a supergiant oilfield the size of Shaybah was there.The UAE has been pissed off about that ever since.

            2. Saudis still occupying and colonizing Yemen’s far eastern al Marah province for the Saudi’s dream of a pipeline/port that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz. A 1,300 km drone strike was a Houthi message to the Saudis that stealing eastern Yemen will not protect the pipeline or port from attack – they will be within armed drone range. https://www.mintpressnews.com/new-routes-oil-pipeline-saudi-arabia-tightens-grip-al-mahrah-yemen/260572/

            3. The UAE is also pissed about the Saudi pipeline. The UAE is doing all the had work on the ground to kill/starve Yemenis in order for the Saudis to reinstate their puppet president. The UAE figured that the entire Yemeni coastline and ports were their war booty, so it was worth it. Except the Saudis took their own slice first. Worse yet, it will export a LOT of Shaybah oil that the UAE got screwed out of in 1974.

            4. The UAE ‘pullout’ was mostly a farce, but they did abandon Aden, emphasizing to the Saudis that the only reason their puppet Yemeni government has ANY presence in Yemen is due to UAE efforts. If the Saudis want Aden back as their ‘temporary’ Yemeni capital (Sa’ana=real capital), then they can send Saudi troops to retake it!

            5. The Saudis have Patriots for long-range Houthi missile attacks, but no adequate point defense (like a Pantsir) for drones. They have a lot of radar, but mostly dedicated to looking across the Persian Gulf. They would need a hell of a lot more to protect their southern/southeastern areas, and drones might still be difficult to detect until they get close (tens of km). I suppose they could buy 5,000 Pantsirs from Russia to protect all the mil and oil infrastructure targets in KSA from the Houthis.

          • Vitex

            Well, the you-know-who-owned media lie about every other news story so why shouldn’t they suppress this?

      • ruca

        That was a great article from MoA

      • Vitex

        Amazing how one becomes politically-relevant by threatening the US fuel supply.

    • PZIVJ

      Only dead rats and no cats. :) In video 2 note that target building collapsed from near miss.
      Video 3 appears to be direct hit in center of one of the structures. Note how most of the force goes out 90 degrees from the walls (path of least resistance). I have noticed this in many videos.

      • Jim Prendergast

        Suspect underground munition stores in video 2.

    • Vitex

      You forgot the pictures of kids with cement dust rubbed on their hair.

  • Joe Dickson

    It is almost 2020 and Russia still doesn’t know how to make accurate bombs.

    • Martin Petrovski

      Its almost 2020 and you sir still do not know how the use google to do some reading up on the subject before you talk about it.

    • ruca

      As I wrote above, the cross hairs are for the camera, not the targeting.

  • David Parker

    So much for precision and a CEP of 5 meters.
    The second and third videos showed hits missing the crosshairs by 40 meters.
    Questionable elimination of target. The head-choppers survive at this rate.

    • ruca

      The cross hairs are for the camera, not for the targeting.