Russia’s Warnings Have Deterred a US Attack Against the Syrian Army – Media

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Russia's Warnings Have Deterred a US Attack Against the Syrian Army - Media

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The Russian state-run news agecny Sputnik reports (source):

Earlier this week, reports from military sources in Syria suggested that a US attack against the Syrian Army near the Syria-Iraq border was to be launched “very soon,” though it was unclear what such an attack would entail exactly.

A military monitor told Sputnik reporter and columnist Suliman Mulhem on Friday that the prospect of a US attack against Syria is looking “unlikely for now,” citing his informed military sources as saying they believe the threat level has been downgraded due to recent warnings by Russian officials to the US.

The reporter’s own source in the Syrian Army General Command was unable to confirm this latest development, nor the initial threat of an impending US attack in Syria.

The monitor also reported that many of his sources in the Syrian Air Defense Force (SyADF) are still on high alert, but suggested that the current threat is primarily from Israeli warplanes.

In recent days, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described Washington’s threats and hawkish stance as “unacceptable,” while Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov issued a warning to the US.

“We’ve warned and warned the US that these plans must be unconditionally refused. Any such unlawful use of force, similar to what happened almost a year ago at the Shairat air base, would be an act of aggression against a sovereign state, as defined by the relevant article of the UN Charter,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday.

Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told Sputnik on March 23 that the Arab state’s air defenses are ready to deal with an attack.

“We are ready for any possible situation that Syria may face. Our army is prepared, as well as air defense forces, we are ready to repel any attack in order to preserve the sovereignty on our territory and to protect our people,” Ambassador Riyad Haddad told Sputnik.

The SyADF has played a small, but important role throughout the ongoing multi-sided conflict. The force has mainly been tasked with identifying and destroying militant drones, but has also downed two military jets – a Turkish F-4 Phantom reconnaissance jet in 2012, and an Israeli F-16 multirole fighter jet earlier this year.

Additionally, Syrian air defenses intercepted a number of tomahawk cruise missiles fired by the US during its strike on the Shairat airbase in 2017.

Military analyst Peto Lucem expressed his doubts about a potential largescale US attack against the Syrian Army.

“I don’t expect a largescale attack on Syrian ground forces by the US. To achieve this, the US Air Force (USAF) would first have to attack SAM bases, radar installations and airfields – this is a common tactic. Hitting Syrian Army ground forces in a manner that would diminish their combat value significantly would last for at least several days, if not weeks,” the analyst told Sputnik.

“Even if this phase was successful, the militant remnants in Syria are no longer capable to capitalize on this, as they are very weak. Therefore, for the US to seize and hold territory it will need to deploy a significant number of boots on the ground, and it’s very unlikely they will be willing to do that,” he concluded.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    The appointment of the Uber War Hawk ‘John Bolton’ as adviser to Trump is a worrying event though and US/NATO provocations will only increase as their proxy terrorists capitulate.

    • Jesus

      Bolton is a windbag, Trump is going to get rid of him as he did with other pro neocon character.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Why did Trump allow him to be appointed Jesus ?
        Orders from below ?

        • Jesus

          Trump is recycling the neocon swamp. Bolton was next on the list.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Ah. Smart perhaps :)

          • TiredOfBsToo

            I used to think: he’s either very very smart or very very stupid. For awhile now, I’ve been leaning towards stupid. After Bolton, I now think I may have been wrong… not stupid but moronic!

          • velociraptor

            :DDDDDDDDD

        • Daniel Apaza

          From above

          • FlorianGeyer

            I was thinking the orders came from Satan below him :)

          • Dušan Mirić

            Not Satan, the Most Dangerous Terrorist Gang – NATO designated it that way because evil is in their nature, but Voyvoda, the one one that conducts boy (fight)

      • velociraptor

        you will see in may, false prophet

        • Jesus

          Yes, what you will see in May is a nothingburger.

    • christianblood

      You are right. As a message to the evil empire, Russia should move its air, land and see defense units and missiles and some of its war planes to Iranian bases and Iran should allow this.

      • Joe

        Don’t for a second think US dare to bomb Iran as US cannot even afford their planes being shot down unless they used drones in large numbers.

        Drones can do much and easily shot down

        Boots on the ground? Even 10 Bolton also would not dare to go ahead.

        Stupid to even suggest invasion of iran

        • christianblood

          You are right. Still Russia and Iran military cooperation penned now will even greatly deter the empire of evil from doing anything stupid.

        • velociraptor

          you are the walking statue of stupidity :DDDDDD

          • Joe

            Well your name had been equated to that silly old goat Bolton and do explains who is the stupid ones.

            10 you also you would not dare to touch Iran or your entire ME presence would be history.

            You are playing IN THEIR country!
            You have no force capable to invade ANY country at the moment

        • Never underestimate the stupidity of Washington’s Globalist Ruling Elite!

      • velociraptor

        russia pisses on iran. never will be allied with islamist country

        • Joe

          Well go ahead have your orgasm that is convenient to you, Bolton .

          Really stupid imagination. At least in imagination have something that is logical which guys like Bolton will have not and who were proven proven all the time

          • velociraptor

            :))

            little sperm, i know russian politics, you know shit!

          • Joe

            My foot you know next to nothing about Russian politics. Every statement by you I coolly demolished you so far.

            Well challenge me then in any area about russia politics. I am waiting.

            One thing your posts are/were/will be wrong about Russia as proven by your views you expounded so far.

            LMAO.

    • Smaug

      You’re only saying that because he’s pro-Israel. You might as well call Mattis a terrorist.

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Nope, he’s saying that based on Bolton’s history. Oh and being in Syria illegally, giving weapons, logistics, targeting coordinates and bombing the Syrian army fighting terrorists, is being at a minimum a terrorist supporter.

        • Smaug

          Liar. Get a job.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            All you have to do is google it. Or don’t you trust your intelligence agencies anymore..

          • Your reply gave him a brain stroke.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            He does seem to have gone quiet :-)

          • Smaug

            With online arguments it’s best to let the other guy get the last word so it doesn’t drag on in circles.

        • Ariel Cohen

          Save your breath, this whack-job is a Zionist shill . .

          • TiredOfBsToo

            I figured he’s a troll, same thing, not interested in expanding his knowledge base, just pursuing his ideology or getting paid for his efforts.

          • Smaug

            Aha, no I’m a senior in college studying military history with a minor in terrorism studies. I’m probably the only guy on this forum that actually know what I talking about. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/457456ac4d438535a8f56e015ddf07f080bd7c01d9e04a112a9546b44be40608.gif

          • zman

            More likely you’re the only one brainwashed into believing you know something. The only thing you really are capable of doing is showing your bias and poor comprehension skills. Mattis and the rest of the Israeli supporting US military and government officials are in fact traitors and terrorists. The fact that you believe different shows what your so-called education is. Israeli Bullshit 101.

          • Smaug
          • Ariel Cohen

            Careful Smaug . . your head is getting too big to fit through any of your college doorways. Terrorism studies? What’s that? is it the fine art of clandestinely hiring head-choppers to undermine the sovereignty of ME countries to further Israeli interests . . ?

      • FlorianGeyer

        Mattis is ‘retraining’ ISIS in Al Tanf and Eastern Deir Ezzor, so I think that as he uses terrorists Mattis is a de facto terrorist himself.

        • 888mladen .

          He is a Satanist.

    • velociraptor

      where are your trapped nato generals in east ghouta???

      • PZIVJ

        They are busy setting up new HQ in Idlib, which may soon be bombed. :)

    • Manuel Flores Escobar

      John Bolton can be a War Hawk and wants to attack Iran and Syria…but another thing are US military staff…they know that an attack would provoke dead Russian soldiers which will lead a military response with many targets..US base in Jordan& US base in Qatar(Both can be attacked with cruise missile from Mediterranean and Caspian sea), US navy warships in the Mediterranean sea vs Kalibr antiship missile launched from Kilo class subs), US navy warships in the Japan sea vs P-700 missile launched from Oscar class subs….its a scenario that nobody wants!…

      • FlorianGeyer

        It is but the US is in so much debt that they thing that a war can save them as war inflation reduces real debt and plundering Russia would increase income after the war.

        However for that scenario to occur the US would need to win a war with Russia.

        The US will not but the madmen and women in government think they will :)

        • Manuel Flores Escobar

          I dont think that US military staff think that they can win a war vs Russia!…beside many US allies fear the destruction of their countries as we seen in Korea crisis!

      • velociraptor

        From caspian see they can not attack anything. will get no permission for flight in airspace of countries in the flightway of missiles.

        • Joe

          Silly again ….look at the previous strike from Caspian sea. All thru friendly countries. Even Iran can send Salvos .

          Any more silly post that I can demolish you?

          • velociraptor

            Attack against jihadists and us army are two absolutely different situations.

          • Joe

            There you go again stupid post.
            What is pointed out was Russia and Iran CAN fire cruise missiles to hit US ships and from land based they can out fire your entire fleet with lots to spare while you have to replenish.

            So US strategy of relying on floating coffins no way can challenge land based missiles

        • Manuel Flores Escobar

          jaja yeah of course…Do you think that Iran will get no permission?…

          • velociraptor

            I am sure. One thing is support Syriam quite another get involved in war with USA. ruskies and yanks after 3 days come to agreement, but the war between Iran and USA would continue.

            Btw., there are lot of signs, that they slowly move away from each other. Tussia ALWAYS want be partner of West, not islam countries. And this 400 years old plans and mentality will nothing change.

          • Manuel Flores Escobar

            Russia with Iran and China are the new powers in mid east!…

          • velociraptor

            no way. and they are not allied. china always was isolationalistic country. china will not act in ME. russia and iran are not allied. and after 2 iranian provocation, 1 in golan, 1 in SEZ russia has very cold contacts to iran. if western countries tell putin, that they accept annction of crimea if russia cut contacts to iran, putin will do. immediately. better you put here analysis of latin america. you dont know russians.

          • Manuel Flores Escobar

            China support Syria with money and also have economic ties with Iran!…Russia need Iran to keep al assad in power and his military bases there!…

          • velociraptor

            but china will not go in military confrontation with usa. shina does not give mone to syria. they give to no country. china sends only health care materials in syria.

          • Manuel Flores Escobar

            China bougth all Hama province and have many investment there!…you have to learn be informed!…China will go to a military confrontation with USA if Taiwan declares independence and USA will protect them!..thats why taiwan never be an independent state and member of UN!

          • velociraptor

            First China has bought nothing. Second if were, this is so little piece of shit for chinam that would let fall the business.

          • Manuel Flores Escobar

            China buy everything in every countries…included Syria!..

          • velociraptor

            write us please rather about brasil

        • Aimo Huikka

          It’s time to take a map in your hand. Russia is shore state of Caspian see. Russians have stroke many times from Caspian sea to Syria using Kalibr from buyan-M corvettes. Only arrogant idiot from states does not have this kind basic knowledge of geography.

          • velociraptor

            Because Iran allowed it. If No country opens th airspace, ussia can not hot any country from Caspian see.
            You cant send missiles through another country.

          • Aimo Huikka

            In case of major war I think they don’t ask permissions, they fires those missiles and that’s about it.

          • velociraptor

            but all countries will shot them down. and thosle cruise missiles have low velocity, so it is easy to take them down.

    • John Mason

      China needs to be more actively involved in supporting Syria and Iran, especially if they want the Silk Road project to succeed.

      • 888mladen .

        Not gonna happen. They are dreaming about New Silk Road.

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    • hhabana

      Agreed. This maniac hawk is scary. What is going on in Trump’s head???

      • FlorianGeyer

        I would suspect he is thinking ‘ How did I ever get into this mess ‘. :)

    • 5commando

      I don’t like Bolton any more than the next human, and haven’t forgot what he did to Iraq, but Bolton is probably there to stop the deep state remnants who are leaking top level info to the press. Bolton’s an ass-kisser and a heartless boss, seem like the perfect guy to plug some leaks. It’s wait-and-see time tho.

  • Sephy

    Sputnik?? hehe

  • Jesus

    Air attacks without boots on the ground are ineffective, US is highly allergic to casualties and downed planes, I think Syrian air defenses integrated with Russian air assets including EW would make the skies over Syria perilous for US aircraft. Just do not present them with any sizable targets on the ground, and if there are any “sizable targets” they are meant to trap/attract US aircraft into a well established field of fire. US hubris would suffer greatly if a few of their planes are shot down, without inflicting any serious damage.
    As far as cruise missile attacks, we have seen the rate of success of the Tomahawk missiles last year, since then the Syrian air defenses have been consolidated and integrated, and the Tomahawk would embarrass itself even more.

    • christianblood

      Very well-said, thank you Jesus!

      • Langaniso Mhlobo

        Christian so call blood is thanking man made Jesus what a fuck blasphemy and false prophet.

        • christianblood

          You sound very legalistic and religiously dogmatic, which is what Jesus fought more than anything else! Listen: The name “Jesus” is a very common name in all over Latin America and it is not a sinful thing if one takes the name Jesus or Yeshu. Get over your unchristian legalistic attitudes buddy! Have a nice day!

          • Langaniso Mhlobo

            Christian blood Chris blood waters our freedom.Not that fake blood.Why don’t you call yourself devil’s blood or demonic blood.

    • Joe

      Fully agreed

    • velociraptor

      Air attacks without boots on the ground are ineffective

      we saw in libya, yugoslavia, etc.

      • Jesus

        Boots on the ground was provided by proxies, in Syria US proxies are kaput.

        • velociraptor

          sure not. i saw 100 dead russian mercenaries and no one yankee :P

          • Jesus

            You saw 100 dead russian mercenaries? In your dreams? The post was emphasizing the US proxies have been defeated to a point where they are not a viable military force. Turkey is taking care of their only remaining proxie, US wants to play war in Syria, they need US boots on the ground, not SOF, but real units with heavy equipment, something they are not going to do.

          • velociraptor

            Wagner told this number not 10,30,300,500, but around 100.

          • Jesus

            Where is the link?

          • velociraptor

            look at RT

          • Jesus

            I followed RT, their reporting suggested 10-20 casualties……not 100. Where is your link of 100 mercenary casualties? You make a statement, you better be able to fact check it, otherwise you can be a reporter for CNN and the rest of the alphabet media.

          • velociraptor

            i saw a report

    • FlorianGeyer

      I wonder if Russia and Iran have the electronic ability to turn any Tomahawks around and ‘Return them to sender ‘ ?

      That would really be rather funny :)

      • Jesus

        That would be nice, hack the navigational system and take control of the cruise missile and direct it anywhere you want. I do not think the Russians have the means to do it, their EW capability is intended to interdict the flight path of the cruise missile.

      • zman

        Yes, that would be quite the reply to an attack. How would the US spin that? Although doubtful they could do it, it none the less would be a real problem for the US. I mean, would they be able to convince Israel that they didn’t intentionally attack them if these missiles did go rogue and end up in Tel Aviv? Then again, the Iranians did hijack a US drone, which is of course a different story, but it does give one hope. With all the tech leaps in the last several years, is anything out of the realm of possibility?

  • Serious

    Give S-400 to Syria with every modern weapons and let Hezbollah operate them. Hezbollah knows how to operate weapons.

    • Jesus

      Low tech weapons upgraded for present day requirements are just fine against Israel and US.
      The simpler, the better; let the Russian EW warfare capabilities debilitate high tech weapons without a shot being fired.

      • Serious

        S-300, S-400, submarines, … and every brand new weapons. Destroying every aircraft carriers, submarines and military bases near Syria should be the only objectif for Syria.

        • Jesus

          No, just make their “highly vaunted” weapons ineffective using EW. Russia can use their EW technological advantage over US to render them ineffective

          • Serious

            Useless to make them ineffective. Destroying them is better.

          • PZIVJ

            BS, your comment is useless and ineffective!
            It’s hard to take you Serious :)

          • Serious

            I find it hard to take you seriously. It seems like you prefer to have all these weapons ready to shoot you instead of destroying them. XD. Of course, you are not in Syria and it’s not your life.

            Most people think only with their little stupid perspective. If your family was the target, you will start thinking differently.

            All you propose to Strians is to live under constant threat of being eliminated by Turkey, USA or israel. XD. What a fucking great idea. I propose that you go to Syria and propose them your strategy. XD.

          • PZIVJ

            Oh, you mean taking out the missile launchers.
            Perhaps Syria can send it’s “navy” out to take on the 6th fleet? XD

          • Serious

            Yes, Syria should and if Russia doesn’t want, let Syria been ruled by Turkey and USA and Putin can go back to Russia. XD.

          • velociraptor

            :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

          • Jesus

            Do you have any intelligent response based on facts?

          • velociraptor

            on facts sure, on bullshits only laugh

          • Jesus

            I can support my statements with facts, your statements are BS, unsubstantiated, biased or mere lies. You can laugh all you want, you live within your CNN reality.

          • FlorianGeyer

            He does not . That’s why I blocked him :)

            I listen to the imbeciles in my government every day and reading Velocraptors drivel is too much to expect :)

          • PZIVJ

            I did not block him.
            Sometimes I like to argue with SoloRaptor. :)
            BTW, You seem very angry today.

          • Nexusfast123

            I blocked the idiot as well. Enjoy your dialogue.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I watched a few UK News programmes yesterday and the lack of any individual thought with regards to Russia is depressing, dishonest and bloody dangerous. The Scripal Narrative gets more absurd every day.

          • I blocked the idiot. His brain is rotten to the core.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Better to give the US a warning to evacuate the crew, say 30 mins, and then sink the carrier :)

      • velociraptor

        :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

        • PZIVJ

          This is not an valid reply, solorapter does not have time to type today? :D
          Do you deny that Russian EW had an affect of taking tomahawks off course. :/

          • velociraptor

            i am laughing on this idiot. why should i tell something on his idiotisms? :DDDD

  • Serious

    Russia should be glad that there are Hezbollah and Syrians ready to remove USA from the middle east. If you give them weapons, they will be able to remove USA influence, what is an advantage for Russia. But, remember that Putin is probably working iwth the globalists.

  • Smaug

    Good to see that relations between Moscow and Washington have stabilized, although I still wonder what went on behind the scenes in Deir ez-Zor.
    Everyone gets the point that any major offensive would require a significant, and visable, movement of forces. It is regretable that Americans and Russians do not understand each other.

    • Joe

      That’s because Russia showed their super weapons . U S now know they are not on top .

      You never see US ever respect Russia all these while

      • velociraptor

        :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

        • Smaug

          Both of you clearly do not understand Russians.

          • velociraptor

            i understand. i speak russian, i visited several times ussr and russia, i have friends. as former officer of warsaw pact i know perfectly the russian mentality and army concepts.

          • Smaug

            Then why are you giving anyone credit for anything? These machinations were predictable from the start, and what sort of superiority complex can be undone with a threat? These threats and ‘unpredictable’ factors are a symptom of a mutual lack of understanding.

          • velociraptor

            i dont understand you.

    • velociraptor

      wagner mercenaries were there also befor this inciden. they simply guarded oil field. In Deir ez-Zor attacked iranians and sime syrian troops. on station, there were also yanks. and when came the american counterattack, they were simply in way…

      truth, yanks warned russian high command in syria. and ruskies, as 10 000 times in their hostory, did nothing. they left die own citizens.

      you must know, in the beginning wagner mercenaries got weapons from russian army. also heavy weapons. in 2016 went something wrong, the army took back weapons and from that time ammo gives the syrian government. putin and his bloody, russian-killer generals purposely let them die.

    • Doom Sternz

      Heres what actually happened…………….A small area across the Euphrates north-east of Deir Ezzor had been taken by Syrian government forces months ago. It is near some oilfields which the U.S. wants to keep away from the Syrian government. The valuable oil and gas fields are currently in the hands of local Arab tribes who earlier worked with the Islamic State and are now allied with the YPG/PKK Kurds under the name Syrian Democratic Forces. The YPG/PKK is a registered US terrorist organisation which the CIA renamed SDF for obvious reasons. Local deals were made between the Syrian government side and local Arabs holding the oil fields. When the exchange started the U.S. simply told the SDF to move out of the way and when the government aligned groups started to take over the field the U.S. bombed them.

      There is no way you can coordinate B-52 strategic bombers, the flying artillery battery AC-130, as well as MQ-9 drones, F-15 fighters and AH-64 helicopters in a few hours. This was a premeditated attack planned a few days prior. More than likely planned when the US got whispers of a controlled hand over by Local Arabs holding the oil fields.

  • as

    Those phone calls did their job.

  • Joe

    Most of which I had earlier posted.

    US would not dare to lose even one plane or risk their ships being sunk

    There is no chance US can stay put in Syria with existing force far toooooo small

    US always think others are afraid of them….where even lowly Houthis can defeat them

    • velociraptor

      som again your bullshits

  • John Mason

    Deterred for the moment only, US and coalition with Israel will eventually find an excuse and then Russia either shuts up or do the “walk”.

  • Good news! Haley’s Howling does seem to have subsided lately, and the liberation of East Ghota in spite of Washington’s sabre rattling is indisputable.

  • wwinsti

    I’m convinced that this is way too early to call, even if US ships appear to be breaking their battle formations.

    From today’s debka file:
    https://www.debka.com/moscow-us-attack-on-damascus-is-imminent/

    • Nexusfast123

      How do you know that? You have satellite and other intelligence source to show that?

      • wwinsti

        There’s no proof of this hunch. I’m just less trusting of neocons than you are.

      • wwinsti

        Im sorry that my response to your reply remains in the disqus cue, it should have become public after 8 hours or so.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    We don’t care anymore wither USA/NATO attack was detered or not.What we simply wants yo know is when wil Russia as a VETO POWER force USA/NATO to hand back Syrian oilfields through rubbish UN security Council.Syrian oil fields and has fields are not fake ISIS=SDF.

    Whatever territory USA/NATO claim back from non existent fake ISIS should be hand back to legitimate sovereign government of Syria.Not USA/NATO building bases in Deir Ezzor.USA/NATO aggressive bases have amount to more then 25 in Syrian legitimate sovereign territory with plus minus 40 secret underground intelligence controls rooms in terrorists operating strongholds.
    USA/NATO was never invited by sovereign Syrian government which their threatening every time on Syrian sovereign landscape.The point remains at such without any changes.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    The US already has an invasion force poised to invade Syria via the border with Jordan. The US base at Al-Tanf will be the staging post for this invasion and they’ll expand and beef it up just before they do. They already have the equipment in Jordan they need to do it [as quickly and secretly as they can], but the Russians will probably see it coming, and I’m sure they’re already anticipating it.
    But don’t expect a massive army to invade because a token force is all that will be required for this operation, they already have several groups of fighters already waiting there. The large pocket of [so called] Isis fighters that Assad can’t dislodge from Homs, have been conveniently using the 55 km exclusion zone at the US base at Al-Tanf, to retreat to every time they’re threatened by Assad’s forces, and that’s no coincidence, the Russians know that too. They will quickly disappear when the invasion begins, rebranding themselves as legitimate rebels and join any forces the US has fighting against Assad. I’m sure the rebels in Homs and also suspect the ones in Dara, will all join in on the fun too, so there may possibly be fighting on 3 different fronts, which would be disastrous for Assad.
    If this were to happen the Russians would have to do the unthinkable, and possibly unforgivable, making large parts of Syria unlivable for hundreds of years.
    Much better to make an example of Erdogan and wipe out half of his military infrastructure with them, hopefully avoiding heavily populated civilian areas but sending a very clear message to the rest of the world.
    WW3 if it starts will mean the end of Turkey as we know it, they will be the first place nukes start falling and the US and NATO won’t risk retaliating with nukes no matter what happens. When they’re actually faced with the choice of either losing Turkey or losing everything, I know what they’ll do, nothing.

  • Nexusfast123

    Not sure the lunatics have backed off. They appear to be doubling down on nastiness via the appointment of that bigoted idiot Bolton. The West is desperate for a diversion and the orange jesus Trump via his current policies is pushing the US off an economic cliff. US Government debt growth is accelerating.

  • Rick0Shea

    Maybe Russia has had enough – the sanctions, provocations, subversions, false flags – all the precursors to war, and they have made it clear that they’re not taking it any longer and they’re ready to fight if that’s how it’s going to be. An absolutely _insane_ position to put a massively armed nuclear power in. Cuban Missile crisis all over again, here’s hoping humanity can win the survival lottery twice.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    and the 40 tons of chemical weapons SAA found recently may have just saved the world, it was definitely gonna be used in a false flag so that US could attack

  • Blucross

    Good deal

  • slayern2

    So where is that wanker @wanklord to admit he failed again?