Russia Warns US Against Striking Assad

Tyler Durden's picture

As we reported yesterday, over 50 US State Department officials are now calling for "targeted military strikes" directly against Assad's Syrian government as a means to defeat ISIS.

The irony of course is that we've now come full circle. The US created ISIS in hopes of toppling Assad, and now that the ISIS strategy is losing momentum (due in large part to Russia' relentless pounding of the group), the US now wants to just fast forward to the end game, which is to take out Assad directly (using ISIS as a reason of course).

What has also emerged is that Saudi Arabia has now grown impatient with the fact that Assad is still in power, and have started to press the US to provide more sophisticated weapons to the rebels. Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubeir who is visiting the US just confirmed as much yesterday when he said that "Saudi Arabia supports a more aggressive military approach in Syria to get Assad to agree to a political solution."

In response to calls to take this approach, the Obama administration has expressed concern that attacking the Assad regime could lead to a direct conflict with Russia and Iran, which of course is a rational way to view the situation because Russia has been steadfast in its support of Assad's government, or at least not allowing the US to take it out.

Speaking to Russia's top economic forum, Putin proposed that the Syrian opposition could be offered seats in the Syrian cabinet as part of efforts to encourage dialogue that could lead to new elections being held in Syria. Putin said that creating a new government that will have the trust of most of Syria's population is key to ending the conflict, and that goal can be achieved through drafting a new constitution and holding new elections, something Assad pledged to Putin would happen.

In a sound bite that Putin absolutely must have known would get back to the Obama administration, Putin reportedly said "There is nothing more democratic than elections" - clearly a jab at the US and its hypocrisy of wanting to simply take out Assad militarily as opposed to working with Russia to force Syria holding new elections.

On Friday, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov strongly warned Washington against striking Assad's forces, saying it would "fuel turmoil across the entire region", and that any attempt to topple Assad's government "wouldn't help a successful fight against terrorism and could plunge the region into total chaos."

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the calls for a military action against Assad "can't but worry any reasonable person", adding "who would bear responsibility for that? Or shall we see the same Hollywood-style smile as it happened already in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya?"

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Of course Konashenkov is right, the US has made a complete mess out of the Middle East and it appears as though Russia is not going to allow yet another debacle to take place in Syria. The question is this, will the US fold and pander to its Saudi "friends" who are pushing to have Assad out, or will the fact that toppling Assad will lead to a direct conflict with Russia be enough to have the US stand down. If all of the recent activity taking place on Russia's borders is any indication, we can get a good sense as to which way the US is leaning.

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flaminratzazz's picture

Send in the US fairys against the Russian Spetsnaz, I would like to see the out come of that.

Keyser's picture

The Saudis know that Barry only has 6 months left to fulfill his task to oust Assad during his term and that there is no guarantee that Shillary will be elected in Nov, therefore the urgency to get the job done now... In the meantime, Vlad is warming up the S400's... 

knukles's picture

Clusterfuck Deluxe gonna Get Us all Killed
Ah, old days when I woke up wondering if my milk was spoiled

Moreover, WTF is going on here?
The State Dept making suggestions for war?  Their job is Diplomacy.
Something wrong?

espirit's picture

Don't think I would want to be in the same room with Pootie looking at me like that.

beemasters's picture

Deny Saudi and Israel OR bomb Syria and forced to accept more refugees. Tough choice?

GreatUncle's picture

Better idea, setup Saudi to bomb Israel, Israel to bomb Saudi then as the sickos kill each other eat popcorn.

Syria and refugee problem solved.

beemasters's picture

But they have paid the neocons in Washington to carry out the job and now impatiently waiting for their delivery.

If it doesn't happen under Obama, SA, Israel and the Washington neocons will be working extra hard to get Hillary elected to obliterate Syria. I can imagine her laughing as she says "I will come, I will see and they will die."

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) beemasters Jun 18, 2016 9:00 PM

This is why the US wants to get rid of Assad:

BuddyEffed's picture

"Fuel turmoil" across the entire region. That's a slightly veiled notice given by Putin that the USA will have to respect. Note the use of the terms fuel and oil. Read between the lines a little. To me it suggests refineries at stake across entire region. Those are very high stakes indeed.
The Dirty Day U2 song comes to mind with lyrics that go : be careful where you aim, because where you aim you just might hit...

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

Please don't put Hillary and "I will come,.." in the same sentence. Just the fleeting thought makes me wanna barf....

hongdo's picture

Actually the Saudis paid Hillery and trusted her to distribute the money.  So far she has kept it and is betting on her election to conclude her contract hit on Syria using tax money.  If she loses the election it will be like a film noir where the bagman ran off with the gang money and the chase begins.

Badsamm's picture

Putin should go asymetrical and pulverize the Saudi oil infrastructure. They aint NATO. Putin can end the Royal Family's rule and global terrorism over night.



I would love to watch DC try to spin that story. Lets fight Russia to defend Saudi Arabia.

Save_America1st's picture

Fuck the inbred scumbag saudis and quite fuckin' frankly...fuck the treasonous musloid obama and his musloid brotherhood marxist cocksucking buddies. 


And Edit:  9/11 was and inside job conducted with the fucking saudi inbred scum and treasonous factions of our own government.  So o-Traitor is just the next extension of the treasonous Bush's and Clinton's.  I hate both treasonous sides of the false right/left paradigm and they all need to be thrown in jail for life for treason.

If we brought this corrupt fucking government to trial for their treasonous acts against America it would make the Nuremburg Trials look like a slow fucking day in traffic court.


earleflorida's picture

i am soooo sick and tired of the psyops' photo of a few jews dancing in the streets.

this is a diversion.

the seeds were planted in obl's head long before '911'-- he was the bullet-- but the layers of deception behind the crime are well insulated.

a lone-gun scape-goat is the breakfast of champions?

who are the champions-- MIC, MIC`Intel, Wall St., Int'l Bankiing, Corporate America, and of course the Wall Street/DC Law Firms(K-St., Politicians).

conscious being's picture

"i am soooo sick and tired of the psyops' photo of a few jews dancing in the streets."

You are the psyop you fuckin truth warping Zionist crimminal. What photos in your immagination are you so sick of? What about these Israeli Mossad agents arrested in NJ on 9/11? The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

How have you never heard of this? You've been living under a rock the last 15 years? Thanks for outing yourself Zionist AssClown Earl.

Oldwood's picture

Surely you jest. The state department spends all of its time formulating war, moving chess pieces around to create destabilization in all corners of the world....including right here and now. Everybody wants to end the fed...I want to clean out the state department down to the last janitor.

Nexus789's picture

Amusing when you consider that they are committing the defense department to do the dying on their behalf.

ebworthen's picture

So fifty career diplomats at the State Department with their heads up their asses; ignoring history while railing for the death of more of our soldiers in pointless pursuits that keep the cow dung diplomats employed spouting bullshit.

Yes, something is up, the hegemony of the M.I.C. and the Banksters and the parasites of Imperial Mordor on the Potomac. 

"All wars are bankers wars."  - Smedley Butler USMC.  Time for us to root out the rot in D.C.!

StychoKiller's picture

"The wall on which the prophets wrote,

Is cracking at the seams.

Upon the instruments of Death,

The sunlight brightly gleams.

When every man is torn apart,

With nightmares and with dreams,

Will no one lay the laurel leaf

When silence drowns the screams?

Confusion will be my epitaph,

As I crawl a cracked and broken path.

If we make it, we can all sit back and laugh.

But I fear tomorrow, I'll be crying." -- "Epitpah", King Crimson


Phoenix Pilgrim's picture

Cadence and Cascade
Kept a man named Jade;
Cool in the shade
While his audience played.
Purred, whispered, "Spend us too:
We only serve for you".

Sliding mystified
On the wine of the tide
Stared pale-eyed
As his veil fell aside.
Sad paper courtesan
They found him just a man.

" -- "Cadence and Cascade", King Crimson

slammin_dude's picture

State Dept has been the War Dept for a very long time....

Dickweed Wang's picture

Send in the US fairys against the Russian Spetsnaz, I would like to see the out come of that


Or better yet let's see some of Ashton Carter's new "mixed gender" Army Ranger units go up against Russian Airborne Special Forces . . . that will be rich for sure. 

"Political correctness and left wing bullshit destroys the US Military - News at 11"

True Blue's picture

Well, it is hard to sight a rifle when you are laughing hysterically.

Drop 10,000 Triggypuffs on 'em.


DerdyBulls's picture

Sick of international pissing contests man.

flaminratzazz's picture

Tell me about it. It is like the assholes that have to make cheat codes so they can win at every video game they play..


Too bad Vlad plays Xbox with a sledge hammer.

Save_America1st's picture

By "US fairys" I hope you mean the scumbag, treasonous pussy politicians and beaurocrats who comprise the vast majority of the government from the local city, state, and federal levels.  Because those are the scumbag traitors causing this whole mess.  Since those scumbags want wars then let's send them and their families to war and see how they fucking like it.  If they want war then they should go and risk dying in war. 

I sincerely hope you weren't referring to our U.S. military.  Because the vast majority of them are awake and brave and honorable and don't want anything to do with the corruption of the criminal, psychopathic, so-called "civilian" goverment shitbags who are causing all this mess and forcing them to take part in these criminal conflicts around the world.  Same goes for every other government in this fucked up world and the good people who are stuck in the military as pawns in this whole shit-show. 

They've been lied to, indoctrinated, brainwashed, coerced, forced and threatened to do what they're told.  They are being abused at the whim of the sociopaths and psychopath scum in all governments.  And it's the scumbag politicians who should be brought down and jailed or executed for their treason.

What would be great at this point would be a world-wide civilian and military coupe against the NWO scumbag "governments" in every worthless, treasonous government in every country to restore order and rule of law again. 

And the UN needs to be destroyed as well.  The center of evil, drug trafficking, sex slavery, and corruption world-wide. 

As I've said before...if we brought these treasonous scumbag criminals in our government to trial for their corruption it would make the Nuremburg Trials look like a slow day in traffic court.

But don't ever disparage our U.S. military.  There are dark parts or "mercs" who are doing the bidding of the corrupt NWO elitist scum.  But they are a small, corrupt minority and only those sell-out traitors are who should be labeled as traitors just as all the gov-scum should be. 

Zip_the_Zap's picture

Nice rant. However, as we see in Venezuela, the "... Vast majority" of the soldiers are murdering their civilian counterparts who are just trying to get food. And buster, it was a piece of shit military sniper who shot an Idaho woman holding her baby, killing them both. So, please shove that honorable military personnel horseshit somewhere else. Because we KNOW a squad of citizenship seeking Guatemalan's wearing, US Marine uniforms, would love nothing better than to light up some nice white bread suburb if ordered to do so by their citizenship seeking Somali Muslim US Marine sergeant.

BarkingCat's picture

If they were awake, they would not be in.

There is nothing honorable about people who travel half way around the world to kill complete strangers.

They are ignorant fools at best and murderous psychopaths at worst.


conscious being's picture

I smell hasbra, applauding the cows that will die on their behalf.

Bay of Pigs's picture

The AIPAC driven State Dept. has lost its collective mind and Wolf Blizter is hungry in the Situation Room and smells blood.

Fucking maniacs.

flaminratzazz's picture

I am wondering if 2015 was our last Christmas. This is past crazy. it boggles my mind to think anyone is really considering nuclear exchange to be a good idea.


The Kazharians have gone off the reservation.

FreeShitter's picture

The queen and pope thinks so.

45North1's picture

They are going  "All in".


Humanity are the chips.

Save_America1st's picture

this must mean the elitist treasonous scum of the .0001% have completed all their underground bunker preparations so that they can duck out and commense wiping out nearly all of the planet's population.  This is why they have built a genetic database of all the major animals and plants.  They figure they can regenerate everything they wipe out and clone plants and animals once the radiation dies down. 

Frito's picture

I remember that Obama said that the last White House correspondents dinner would be the last one. ...ever

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

Well, you can only talk and theorize for so long. With nukes, eventually somebody is going to have to use them to see if the talk/theories are correct or not.

Coldfire's picture

What these war criminals in the State Department are savagely advocating is the supreme international crime.

iAmerican's picture

Note the correlation between the signatures on the memo at State and those who were taught from birth all we Black, White, Yellow, Red, and Brown Americans are "sub-human animals," "Goyim," "a mindless herd of cattle" their duty is "to lie to, cheat, rob, enslave, and kill, with impunity," as did their Bolshevik mishpochas scores of millions of Christian Russians.

conscious being's picture

Now for a word on this topic from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn -

"You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators."

TradingTroll's picture

Love the pic. Obamas teleprompter is down and Putin is trying to understand the gibberish

Urban Roman's picture

mark my words ... uh, uh, uh, ... make no mistake ... uh, ...

espirit's picture

I think Putin had just said, "Did I hear you correctly".

IndyPat's picture

Nice one.
What did that even mean? Okie doke. I saw that and it just didn't make sense.

Site's picture

Could be some form of sand nigger gibberish that it picked up while getting it's oil checked by the wookie