Moscow Calls On Media Not To Rely On Misinformation On Developments In Syria

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Moscow Calls On Media Not To Rely On Misinformation On Developments In Syria

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The Russian state-run news agency TASS reports (source):

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called on the media not to be guided by “distorted data” in connection with reports on many Russians allegedly killed in Syria.

“We urge [everyone] not to be guided by erroneous information, intentional or unintentional, and be careful about the description of such potentially important incidents in order not to be enthralled by distorted data,” the Kremlin spokesman said in comments on reports on a great number of Russians allegedly killed in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province on February 7.

Due to the lack of specific data on the issue, Peskov said he did not understand a question from a reporter who asked whether or not it was possible to declare mourning over a great number of Russians allegedly killed in Syria on February 7. He noted that the Kremlin had no specific information, which would make it possible to draw conclusions as to the number of Russians in Syria. “One cannot rule out that Russian citizens can be on Syria’s soil. They are not Russian military servicemen, that’s all we can say, but, anyway, our citizens remain Russian citizens, whatever happens,” he concluded.

A source in the Russian Foreign Ministry earlier told TASS that reports on dozens and hundreds of Russian citizens allegedly killed in Syria were misinformation.

Last week, CBS television reported that the Syrian pro-government forces, which allegedly attacked the headquarters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province on February 7, included Russian citizens. The US-led coalition delivered an airstrike against these pro-government forces.

The Russian Defense Ministry earlier said that Syrian militiamen came under fire from the coalition on February 7 due to actions that had not been coordinated with the Russian military. The incident left 25 militiamen wounded. There are no Russian military servicemen in the area, the ministry stressed.

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  • D.Szuster

    Yankees have killed Russians directly. There is no doubt about it. Last time it happened during the Afganistan war few decades ago if I’m not wrong. And Pieskov is saying there is no problem because he “has no specific information”? This is a message to US – let’s kill more Russians in Syria

    • Rodger

      No, it means “we react when we want to react and it’s in our best interest to react.” that’s the reason he left the item unfinished. That’s he’s ‘waiting for information’ is just the excuse.
      Russian chess game vs US boxing match.
      Anyway the US can clear out of the south now. No ISIS or SDF around there anywhere.

      • D.Szuster

        I would insist. If US politics or rather lack of politics is like boxing match, the lack of apparent reaction by Russia will mean for them – let’s kill more Russians in Syria

        • George King

          I guess you have never heard of a poker face? I am not sure of what that may be called in chess game but of course it is the same. One does not show one’s hand or next move. But I have played enough poker to understand bluff as trying to effect the outcome on a whim and a prayer of opponent folding.

          I also understand BS and zionist attempts of control using various repeated attempts and techniques. The modus operandi is written in stone and can never be deviated from. Empire does not resolve things peacefully, never has and never will. Each submission must be complete, total and acknowledged by the defeated and the shackles accepted.

          Earlier in some of my comments and writings I was trying to find an explanation as to why so many fell under another spell of (exposed in US) McCarthyism with simultaneous denial of what was played upon them by the DNC, Super Delegates and election fraud by the same cast of characters.

          I was using cognitive dissonance which refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. Cognitive dissonance does produce a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance, etc.

          I still believe that to be the case however I just ran across an article that builds on this inclusively with adding a term called gaslighting.

          Vanessa Beeley writes the following:

          The psychological term “Gaslighting” comes from a 1944 Hollywood classic movie called Gaslight. Gaslighting describes the abuse employed by a narcissist to instill in their victim’s mind, an extreme anxiety and confusion to the extent where they no longer have faith in their own powers of logic, reason and judgement.

          These gaslighting techniques were adopted by central intelligence agencies in the US and Europe as part of their psychological warfare methods, used primarily during torture or interrogation. I ran across this through an article of one of my favorite writers of late Caitlin Johnstone.

          How The Establishment Propaganda Machine Gaslights Us Into Submission
          Caitlin Johnstone, Steemit.com, Feb 12 2018
          https://steemit.com/propaganda/@caitlinjohnstone/how-the-establishment-propaganda-machine-gaslights-us-into-submission

      • velociraptor

        Dont try to excuse the russian cowardness.

        • Rodger

          Yeah, cowards like when they didn’t do something stupid when Turkey (probably by US request) shot down a Russian plane.
          Now Turkey does more business than ever with Russia and leans more towards them than the US. Now Turkey and the US are at each other throats and the slightest thing can set it off.
          Russia paid 2 lives, made money, won a country from its foe and is a coward. How heroic the US must be then when while they stack up the corpses and destruction at huge expense yet gain absolutely nothing but lose influence by their actions around the globe every second.

        • John Whitehot

          Lol, you jump at your own shadow.

        • Tudor Miron

          Here I see a brave keyboard worrior? Would you provide us an example of your legendary courage? May be start with your real name?

    • Turbofan

      I am pretty sure this isnt the first time. When the US ” accidentally” bombed the SAA in Dier Zor in 2016 Russians may have been among them. Russia then cruised missiled a block housing intel scum from the US, Israel, Turkey , Saudi A and a few other nationalities.That barely made news.. That the problem

      • John Whitehot

        “When the US ” accidentally” bombed the SAA in Dier Zor in 2016 Russians may have been among them”

        Yes, it’s also the impression I got.

      • Attrition47

        Any links to analysis of the Russian retaliation?

    • Tudor Miron

      “Yankees have killed Russians directly. There is no doubt about it” My zio friend… if you say that white is black than nothing happens (white remains white) other than people realize that you’re trying to fool others.
      Russians killed Americans directly. There is no doubt about it. Or is it?

    • John Whitehot

      “There is no doubt about it”

      the exercise of doubt differentiate human beings from goats.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Contract soldiers are Russian responsibility.Allied troops are Russian partners and need to be protected by Russia from USA/NATO attacks.Some developments are true but Russia lies in true events under the umbrella of Russia avoids nuclear confrontation.Why is USA not scared for nuclear confrontation while their are nuclear non proliferation signatories.In most event Russian troops are always warn prior to attack and their vacuate and leave Syrian troops as intended targets.

    We’re is the Russian promised of any attack on Syrian troops will be retaliated.

    • velociraptor
      • Tudor Miron

        Is that why in your wet dreams you see him replaced by western puppet? Do you realize that in this clip he shows the great results of anglo-zionist empire?

        • velociraptor

          I heard, your cover job is car preparation, chassis engineering. Your innovation is to turn back to wood. Nice!
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/325c947aca69cd9fb8f168e8e9b6d31aff95beef7d6d841bd4df7e438ee6be2e.jpg

          • Scaathor

            This is a bus that has been converted into a mobile home… WTF is wrong with your small shrivelled Uh’Murican cerebrum if this isn’t immediately obvious?

          • velociraptor

            Tudor Mirons house? :)))

          • John Whitehot

            how’s the weather in Hicksville?

          • velociraptor

            call them

          • Scaathor

            I think its so cute your gave yourself a handle after an extinct dinosaur… its so apt,

          • John Whitehot

            Especially them, since they got millions living down in the good ol’ trailerhood.

          • John Whitehot

            :DDD although I am spiteful towards your attitude the pic is funny.

          • velociraptor

            I am also funny. This was joke, but the written text looks like always harder.

    • John Whitehot

      see how the africans have cast their vote against Putin.

  • S600

    Russia obviously trying to get out of the quagmire but US wants to get in and drag Russians deeper.
    Russians wanted SAA and others to move away from the east Euphrates but Local Syrians/ISS hunters and their PMCs have different goals. They do not coordinate or listen to Russian re-conciliation center.

    Whatever Russians say now its a fact that Americans have killed Russians (PMC was also invited last year by Russian MOD so they cant say they are just private citizen volunteers).

    Next few weeks will be tough as Russians look to Turkey for escalation at Manbji with US/SDF or they will need to bring back the Air equipment back to play a longer game

    • Turbofan

      Your whole analysis of the situation in naive at best.

      What quagmire? Do you know what a quagmire is?.

      “PMC was also invited last year by Russian MOD” when did that happen. PMCs are not legal in Russia. So when did the MOD invite them..

      “Russians look to Turkey for escalation at Manbji with US/SDF”
      Thats makes no sense…

    • John Whitehot

      “its a fact that Americans have killed Russians ”

      When trolls says it’s a fact, it automatically become bs to me.

    • Tudor Miron

      Fact? Similar to Russian hackers story?

      • velociraptor

        Russian hackers are famous. Like russian football hooligans.

    • Attrition47

      The Washington barbarians are the ones mired in the Middle East, the shame of it is that they are taking lots of decent people with them.

  • AM Hants

    How many weeks until the Presidential Elections in Russia? How many false flags and dirty tricks, with media manipulation will be played before then?

    • telemetrie

      America and Israel are losing ground and temper. Their position is very weak and unsustainable.
      Once ISIS is defeated there is not any possible explanation for the world why US troops stay on Syria soil.
      So they are seeking for escalation which can give them “reason” to stay and “defend” against “aggression”.
      Anyway, those stupid “ISIS hunters” etc. are making poor job for Putin and Assad when attacking US proxies and giving them opportunity to gain political advantage.

      • John Whitehot

        “those stupid “ISIS hunters””

        while you is a beacon of intelligence.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Just get a kick out of the bogus claims by the US and those who are too stupid to fall for their fake news. This warning about that fake incident to undermine Russian support in the middle east with false stories, there are no confirmations by any government sources. They are tracking down the sources of the stories so we should see some sites being complained against as fake news.

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      • leon mc pilibin

        Those stupid isis hunters were doing just that Hunting down isis,,BUT they never expected to be bushwacked by the brave jewSA scumbags that went to protect them..At least next time they will be prepared.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        They didn’t say or do anything as that was old footage so never even believe what you think other than the truth being that west are liars and said 600 were dead and the SDF lost 300-600 in a Green on Blue incident. Now if they had that firepower ask one question why didn’t they use to keep that SDF position from being overrun by ISIS where the 11 SDF made it to Hash’d and ISF forces in Iraq who eliminated the ISIS in pursuit.

      • Merijn

        But them is ISIS-Hunters….. if ISIS is spotted on the other side you go out to hunt’m right?

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Putin should know information is viable.People have access to information and technologies.Russian only have nukes and artillery which get destroyed by partners and friends.My sympathy to brave national call volunteered soldiers of Russia who got killed by USA.

    • telemetrie

      bullshit. Your reliable sources are Soros’s propaganda, sorry.
      They claim 200 killed russian contractors and the reality is some small number (20 or so) dead “ISIS hunters” which is poor result comparing for price spent on US air strikes and all this “smart” ammunition. From military point of view it is totally insignificant loss.

      • John Whitehot

        in reality, there were probably no Russians killed and the whole issue is still very suspicious.

        One gets the doubt that Kurdish forces are passing to the Syrian side and the US bombs them, as social medias were also saying that the US killed “hundreds of kurds for mistake” in airstrikes in the area.

        • Ronald

          Now that makes sense .

          • John Whitehot

            it’s speculation, but sometimes it helps to reason starting from alternative points, especially when no media, social or not, can be trusted.

    • Tudor Miron

      Fake sympathy to non existent casualties? Shlobo, you happen to be waisting your time here – this kind of BS doesn’t work here.

      • velociraptor

        Check the hospitals in Moscow and Leningrad.

        • Tudor Miron

          What? Should I take your moaning as evidence?

          • velociraptor

            I know, what i know. One day i will visit you. ;)

          • Ronald

            Ya , your really scarry , get out of here with your threats .

          • velociraptor

            Why threats? I will invite him to restaurant.

        • John Whitehot

          Leningrad? Another one typing from 30+ years ago?

          • Scaathor

            He probably thinks the Russian gov is Communist… or that the country is still the soviet Union…..

            Too much moonshine and copulation with his own sister?… YEE-HAAA BOY. MAKE THEM PIGGIES SQUEEL…

          • velociraptor

            No, the KGB officer in Kremlin brings back the old times. So, Leningrad is correct.

    • John Whitehot

      “People have access to information”

      Normally, the false kind of.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    This was obviously a direct killing to Russian soldiers by USA.

    • John Whitehot

      if you say so.

      • David Pryce

        ISIS hunters where attacked by sdf/isiI in the area reported
        Obvious who where aggressors

        • Ronald

          I’ve heard it was the ISIS Hunters as well , but I’ve also read that it was oil field contract workers . Most likely considering the timing , its just a made up “flack” story to keep attention away from Damascus and Israel .

    • Tudor Miron

      Any photo or video confirmation? Nothing other than fake news pumped up by zio media abroad as well as here in Russia.

      • velociraptor

        Paid agent, dont try. We are enough intelligent to see the truth.

        • Tudor Miron

          You? Intelligent? Lol. That made my day :)
          Harder shlomo, harder :) This way you would not earn much.

        • John Whitehot

          “We are enough intelligent to see the truth”

          nah, just stupid enough to ask for factual evidence.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Why don’t you shut off your keyboard Hajji , think too much shirabbi has gotten to your brain, take a dip in the Tigres.

  • Tudor Miron

    All this story about “huge losses” of Russian PMC operators is nothing other than another element of brainwashing compaign.

    • velociraptor

      Its true. Painfully for you, but its true.

      • Scaathor

        Be silent fool…. we have better things to do than read your redneck inbred idiocy…

        • velociraptor

          Then dont read, cock!

  • S600

    SF has posted a very informative report with analysis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xTZS9RXrr0