Russia: Washington Plays ‘Very Dangerous Game’ in Syria

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Russia: Washington Plays 'Very Dangerous Game' in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov © Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti

Washington plays a very dangerous game in Syria, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said commenting on recently appeared reports that the US is considering military strikes on the Syrian army. Lavrov noted that Moscow has enough capabilities to protect its military instalations in the country, including the Khmeimim Air base and Tartus naval base.

“This is a very dangerous game, given that Russia, being in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of this country and having two bases there, has air defense systems there to protect its assets,” he said in an interview to the Russian state-run “Russia One” TV channel on October 9.

Lavrov also added that Moscow can’t see that Washington is seriously battling the Jabhat al-Nusra [another brand is Jabhat Fateh al-Sham] terrorist group in Syria and added that, though US fighter jets make a lot of flights, they don’t hit many targets.

Moscow is suspicious about the United States’ calls to cease air strikes on terrorists in Aleppo.

“And it’s also suspicious that they call on us and the Syrian air force not to fly over Aleppo because, yes, the main force of Al-Nusra front is there, but there are also allegedly representatives of the ‘moderate opposition,’ who are surrounded and have nowhere to go except to Al-Nusra,” the Russian Foreign Minister said, mimicking US officials “So don’t touch Al-Nusra, because it is not humane in relation to the normal guys [moderate rebels], and we will fight Al-Nusra later.”

However, the later never comes.

On October 8, the UN Security Council (UNSC) vetoed two competing resolutions on Syria proposed by Russia and France.

France’s draft resolution called for reactivating the cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and putting a halt to Syrian and Russian air raids in eastern Aleppo.

Russia submitted a counter-resolution on Syria, calling for an immediate halt to the violence in war-ravaged Aleppo, but not for a ceasing military strikes. The proposal also stressed the need to separate the ‘moderate rebels’ from terrorist groups like Al-Nusra in Aleppo.

Russia insists that any peace plan for Syria and Aleppo will not bear fruit until the US-backed militants are clearly separated from Al-Nusra and other terrorist group.

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  • paul

    This is a dangerous game indeed. All I can say is if the game turns
    violent the I hope Russia will not any longer show its patience.
    Nothing short of a vigorous response will have any effect on the
    western mind set. Measured response have run their course.

    • Gue Bjuen

      the problem is that if the US admits it’s defeat, the great domino effect will accelerate more and more. the Philippines is only a start. if these continues the US will not be able to force the whole world the only accepted dollar fraud based world economy system.
      if the dollar fraud based economy system collapse it will take a lot of countries with it.
      that is something the US and israel will not never ever allow to happen
      .
      i asume there are also a lot of US citizens who are visiting southfront.
      you have to be aware of the effects of an end of the dollar fraud. your life standard will drop really bad. but this is the only way to end israel-US tyranni or may be not, because i am not so sure about the china’s role. there are people who are saying the chinese SDB is an upgrade version of FRB+IMF+world bank all combined together. so to say the real future WORLD BANK.
      as we know the russians are not fighting against the US. it’s fighting against the group of people who have full control over the US. the same group of people who now are preparing china’s SDB. the chinese version of FRB+IMF+world bank.

      • paul

        Yes I am sure what you write is true. All I will say here is to make a
        general point. You don’t have to be an expert in history to see that
        there have been periodic massive upheavals accompanies by chaos and
        suffering. May be things are OK for a few decades or even a few
        centuries but the turmoil still comes. My point is that I don’t think
        this pattern has stopped just because we see ourselves as ‘modern’.

      • Rahman Dauharry

        I agree. Added to that is the relationship between Israel and the US. Since the US is not free to act as an independent state because of its commitment to Israel it has to follow a certain line of conduct which is not necessarily in the interest of the American people. The main interest of the US in the Middle East is that of Israel and whatever war it may carry there is to protect Israel. Up to now the aim of the wars whether in Iraq, Libya or Syria have been to destabilize potential enemy states of Israel. This may lead to a very dangerous situation.

      • 888mladen .

        I’m nor sure if you have read what I’ve written about Vatican US conspiracy. 10 days or so after pope’s visit to US and his speech in Congress the mage change has happened in Pentagon command structure. How it comes. A new chairmen of the Joint Chief of Staff trained at Jesuit Georgetown University has been appointed. Find out how many of the US ruling elite has been trained at it.

  • Gue Bjuen

    this is a good docu to see how the so called “regime change” works.
    technical explanation of a regime change. sadly chavez couldn’t deal with crimes and corruption also among his own party before passing away. it is what it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2MTn9tG68https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZajyVas4Jg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZajyVas4Jg

  • trid2bnrml

    So the french idiots think the answer is to stop Syria from flying IN IT’S OWN COUNTRY and defending Syrians from third party invaders? Those morons have been kissing US neocon ass for too long. Sheesh – do they understand how stupid they sound?