Putin: Idlib ‘Chemical Attack’ Was False Flag, More Provocations Are Being Prepared

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Putin: Idlib ‘Chemical Attack’ Was False Flag, More Provocations Are Being Prepared

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Russian President Vladimir Putin called the Idlib chemical attack a false flag, adding that Russia has received intelligence from “multiple sources” that more such attacks are being prepared.

We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” Putin said at a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Moscow.

“President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq. The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [ISIS] on the world stage.”

The same is happening now,” the president said.

Putin made this statement ahead of a meeting between US State Secretary, Rex Tillerson, and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said that new US military strikes on Syria are unacceptable and that Syrian government forces don’t have chemical weapons.

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  • Gabriel Hollows

    The Mainstream Media is now twisting this and saying Putin accused Trump of preparing a false-flag near Damascus.

    • Percival

      This was a great move by Putin. Now the world is aware and this may forestall another Zionist false flag and calls for bombing Assad. Putin has called them out and if they try it, everyone will know even more that these fake attacks are a pretext for ousting Assad and leaving Alawites, Christians, Druze and moderate Muslims open for ethnic cleansing.

      There is only one legitimate authority fighting against terrorism in Syria – The Syrian government of Bashar Assad.

      • Ronald

        And their allies !

  • Djole

    Of course it is false flag, and of course it will happen again very soon. And of course America will bomb Syria again. And of course that SAA can’t defend Syria from America on their own regardless how much AA weapons you give them. And all that is aimed at expelling you mister Putin from Syria so Qataris can make their pipeline. And big question mister Putin is what you will do about that, retreat or fight.

    • Dustil schmit

      Actually if partitioning (which seems more likely then Russia getting kicked out entirely) ever occurs Russia will be in the new alawite state.
      So far all I seen from Russia is trade of words nothing really concrete.
      If partitioning ever occurred many Christians would flee to the three new states and get out of whatever becomes of the sunni arabs area.

      • Brad Isherwood

        With partition,….Hezbollah, IRGC and Syrians will clash with US and Israel
        Running loose in Syria.
        IED and missile attacks….No Way US media can hide the losses
        Israel will roar loudly that Iran is sponsoring the insurgency.
        War with Iran looms.
        US will try to get Putin to dump Hezbollah and IRGC.
        Already,…Iraqi government under pressure to disband the PMU and Shia Militias
        It’s impossible such demands will be resolved peacefully.

    • BL

      It has nothing to do with pipeline, stop accepting the bullshit excuse Zionist shills feed you. For the amount of money they have so far wasted trying to destroy Syria they could have simply bypassed Syria altogether and created a pipeline route through the sea. This is all about the Greater Israel Project and was specifically outlined decades ago in great details. This is about making sure the vulnerable and tiny terrorist state of Israel could never be threatened by any of their neighbors so they can continue expanding their illegitimate borders further inside the Middle East.

      • Terence Silvestre Jr.

        I’m sorry I do not agree with you, friend, but everything the US is involved in has and will always have to do with petrol. Libya, Iraq, Venezuela …
        Perhaps only Syria has beautiful babies being murdered by tens my friend?
        Get a little more watch TV news and you’ll see that not very far in Yemen for example that is a daily thing and Trump does not do anything to respect, because there are no somuch oil wells out of the reach of the United States and its puppets ..
        Do not be fooled by capitalist hypocrisy my friend.

        • BL

          The US is actively aiding their puppet Saudi in attacking Yemen, Trump doesn’t focus on that because it’s not a priority. Syria is far more of a priority since the future of the terrorist illegitimate state of Israel is in danger. As I said before for all the money wasted in Syria they could have building several pipelines going through the sea bypassing Syria entirely, it has nothing to do pipelines.

          • Terence Silvestre Jr.

            What is your source, my friend? I do not think you’re commenting just for comment, right? Even if I do not like Israel, we have to be objective and analytical.
            What do you think is the future of the terrorist illegitimate state of Israel?
            While I remember Israel is the only country in the region with US nuclear weapons at home and is more than capable of defending itself against whoever and whenever.
            On the other hand who do you think benefits from the millions of barrels of Sirius oil being sold on the black market via Turkey by ISIS?
            American puppets, Including Saudi Arabia who is killing beautiful babies in yemen just now.
            I think that you will have to inform you more if not you will become one of those millions who are being deceived an fooled about the hidden murky and malevolent plans in the interest of Americans and their puppets my friend.

          • WarUsesLies

            I am sorry, this is hilarious to believe.
            Just check wikipedia, even if it might lie.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_gas_fields
            15 Billion Euro is nothing? take around 30 cents per m^3, 35,000 km^3

            Obviously they want to fight about it, just check when the regime changes were planned. Only dumb thing about this from russian/other side is the missing of preemptive reaction, the USA planned this long way ago (1990s or some years later coincendently with discovery of that field)
            Another point is the water supply of the region, it all goes through Syria like Isreal etc.

    • John Marks

      Russia will fight, like it did in 1941.

  • Peter Moy

    Very wise analysis by President Putin on this so-called chemical attack. Syria and Russia need to be extremely prudent and avoid making hasty, ill-conceived reactions to these provocations. They know that US actions in Syria are made to cater to the big media company presstitutes and easily pliable morons.

  • John Marks

    It’s all unravelling, faster than a ball of wool in the paws of a kitten!
    Veterans Today’s report (by SouthFront) has really let the cat out of the bag.
    Try just mentioning the names “Osmon Ozon” and “Amir Abou al-Baraa al-Sheshani” on a western media’s comments section (where allowed!) and it’ll be reflexly deleted with no mention of the delete.
    The Wall Street mafia are panicking . . . watch for some new diversion.

  • Rob

    We are living in the era of disinformation of US, UK and Israel.

  • Boris Tabare Ag

    Here: check why USA NATO SAUDI rebels backers want NO any UN investigation about Idlib chemical Attack (share it):
    http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki.com/wiki:Talk:Alleged_Chemical_Attack_Khan_Sheikhoun_4_April_2017

  • Boris Tabare Ag
  • Hrky75

    European members of G7 just gave a big oIIo to US request for new Russia sanctions. Did EU just grow a pair….

  • Boris Tabare Ag

    Check the link I posted in my former comment: there you will see why USA NATO SAUDI want no investigation at all about Idlib chemical attack.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    It bears all of the hallmarks of the Israel faults flag attack on the USS Liberty.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMzvgCLtCG8

  • Terence Silvestre Jr.

    What a great mistake of Russia to cow in front of the first American attack doing nothing to defend themselves!
    Of course there will be more false chemical attacks pretexts for more unpunished attacks from the United States of America.
    Everyone knows that the first attack of the 59 missiles with little damage at all was for Trump to prove how brave and willing Putin was. Unfortunately for fear and cowardice Russia remained as the big muscle guy being beaten by another without doing anything about it which would embolden his attacker to keep beating him more and more without fear of any retaliation.

    • Ronald

      There are reports that 34 of those missiles were “eliminated” by ECM . Check Veterans Today.

      • Terence Silvestre Jr.

        I hope you are right. At least it would be good strategic points in favor of my good beloved Russia my friend.

  • Störtebembel

    “Sarin gas delivered to Al-Nusra from Turkey
    It has emerged that the raw materials used to produce sarin gas, the use of which caused the death of thousands in Syria, was transported to Ahrar-ı Sham and Al-Nusra Front under the supervision of the Turkish state.
    ANF ISTANBUL Thursday, 22 Oct 2015, 14:00
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    It has emerged that the raw materials used to produce sarin gas, the use of which caused the death of thousands in Syria, was transported to Ahrar-ı Sham and Al-Nusra Front under the supervision of the Turkish state and within the knowledge of police and intelligence departments
    Main opposition party CHP Istanbul deputies Erdem Eren and Ali Şeker shared at a press conference the details of a lawsuit brought by Adana High Criminal Court against 13 Al-Nusra members in 2013. While the lawsuit was then rapidly concluded with a decision of non-prosecution, the CHP deputies said the indictment prepared in the scope of the case constituted a proof of a war crime was committed within the boundaries of the Turkish Republic.
    Despite the propaganda produced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that the chemical attacks in Syria were carried out by the Asad regime, it came out that the chemical materials used for the production of sarin gas were transferred to the gang groups in Syria from Turkey within the knowledge of the Turkish state.
    The truth emerged with the exposure by CHP deputies of the indictment prepared by Adana Republic Prosecutor Mehmet Arıkan against Ahrar-ı Sham and Al-Nusra Fronts in the scope of a lawsuit brought on the issue in 2013.
    CHP deputies Eren Erdem and Ali Şimşek reached the indictment and shared detailed information at a press conference they held at CHP Istanbul Office.
    The records of phone conversations by Al-Nusra members, which were included in the indictment, reveal that the delivery of chemical raw materials from Turkey to Syria was carried out within the knowledge of police and intelligence units and under the supervision of the Turkish state.
    One other point that grabs attention in the indictment is the release of Syrian citizen Hytham Qaasap, who was accused of procuring the raw materials used in the production of chemical weapons to Ahrar-ı Sham and Al-Nusra, and five Turkish citizens who helped him.
    Speaking at the press conference, CHP Istanbul deputy Ali Şeker told about the lawsuit brought by Adana Public Prosecutor’s Office about the production of chemical weapons in Turkey and their delivery into Syria. He said the technical assessments carried out in the scope of the lawsuit revealed that the chemical materials used in the production of sarin gas were delivered to Syria from Turkey.
    The indictment involved the records of phone conversations between Hytham Qassap, member of the Al-Nusra front affiliated to Al-Qaeda, which revealed how the chemical materials were procured and how the rockets to carry these materials were produced.
    Remarking that the Geneva Agreement which bans the use of chemical gas in wars could not hinder the production of chemical weapons, Şeker recalled that the production of Nerve Gas was started in 1936 and the Sarin gas in 1938.
    Şeker pointed out that the Sarin gas is five hundred times more effective than Cyanide, the use of which caused the death of over 5 thousand people in Aleppo.
    Şeker said the indictment also mentions a procurement of white phosphorus, which is also classified as very dangerous chemical material, which –when used somewhere- burns the human body to bones while the clothes remain intact.
    CHP deputy noted that these chemical weapons were last used in Syria on 7 June and August of 2013, and stressed that the case was dropped and all the suspects were released although the lawsuit brought by Adana Public Prosecutor’s Office openly revealed the production in Turkey of these chemical weapons and rockets to transport them.
    “At first stage, 13 suspects had been detained. Out of them, 7 were immediately released, and the investigation continued for 6 of them, who were also released a while later”, reported Şeker, stressing that the release of all the suspects in such a probe is thought-provoking. Calling attention to AKP government’s claims that all necessary investigations are being conducted against “terrorist organisations”, CHP deputy said the situation remains extremely dangerous for not only Turkey but also the neighboring countries.
    Speaking after, CHP Deputy Eren Erdem said the indictment is a proof of the war crime committed in the territory of the Turkish Republic, and documents the background of the Sarin gas attack carried out in Syria, the blame of which was then put on the Assad regime by the mainstream media.
    Erdem said Turkey’s Machine and Chemistry Institute was also involved in the business, saying that the indictment also demonstrates that the names that procured material to the Machine and Chemistry Institute had no problems with passport control at the customs. He said this revealed the fact that Turkish police and intelligence units had all been informed about all these preparations.
    Erdem also drew attention to the fact that all the suspects detained in the scope of the investigation were released and cited allegations that these persons were later sent abroad. CHP deputy added that then Minister of Interior and the PM have to give account on the issue and shed light on it before the public.”

  • WarUsesLies

    SF, can you please use another form of discussion? Relying on US googlesyndication, google-analytics is pretty awkward. Is this some form of honeypot?
    javascript is very unsafe and the provider is under US law, thereby you have a chance to get hacked whatsoever

  • Boris Tabare Ag

    No CNN or BBC idiot would dare to deny such solid proofs about new false flag chemical attack, Idlib this time, after analizing the next report:
    http://acloserlookonsyria.shoutwiki,com/wiki/Talk:Alleged_Chemical_Attack_Khan_Sheikhoun_4_April_2017

  • gustavo

    What does it means that US military strikes on Syria are unacceptable ? I Russia first has declared that Russia will not stop Israel or US attacks on Syria land. Even more, does it means that the first strike was acceptable ?

  • Dahlqvist

    US and Russia cannot solve anything because they are not the problem. The solution are in the hearts of the middle east people. The have to fight the extreme rasism they posses in their minds and move into the modern world and leave the old often hateful theologies behind and only keep the mindfulness of these religions. Otherwise this will go on and on and……