Russia Warns Any Attempt By Obama To Arm Syrian Rebels Will Be Seen As A "Hostile Act"

Tyler Durden's picture

First, it was China which lodged a protest against the US defense bill, which was signed by Barack Obama late on Friday and which, among other things, contained a provision to establish as US "ministry of truth" and media propaganda. On Sunday, China lodged "stern representations" with the United States after Obama signed the NDAA into law which suggests a plan to conduct high-level military exchanges with self-ruled Taiwan. Part of the $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act "expresses the sense of Congress that (the U.S. Department of Defense) should conduct a program of senior military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan".

In other words, it appears the Trump team is not the only one jeopardising the "One China" policy: as Reuters adds, in a statement late Sunday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with the United States over the Taiwan content of the act and expressed its strong opposition. Taiwan is Chinese territory and purely an internal matter, the ministry said.

It noted that the part of the defense policy bill referring to Taiwan was not legally binding, but said it was an interference with China's internal affairs that China could not accept.


"We urge the U.S. side to abide by its promises made to China on the Taiwan issue, stop U.S.-Taiwan military contacts and arms sales to Taiwan, to avoid damaging Sino-U.S. ties and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait."

Then, overnight, Russia also joined the global opposition to the US defense policy bill when it said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease some restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria.

According to Reuters, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the policy change easing some restrictions on weapons supplies to rebels was set out in a new U.S. defense spending bill signed by Obama while on his last vacation as US president in Hawaii, and that Moscow regarded the step as a hostile act.

Rebel fighter clean a weapon in al-Rai town, northern Aleppo countryside,
Syria December 25, 2016, Reuters photo

"In the administration of B. Obama they must understand that any weapons handed over will quickly end up in the hands of jihadists with whom the sham 'moderate' opposition have long acted jointly," Zakharova said in a statement. "Such a decision is a direct threat to the Russian air force, to other Russian military personnel, and to our embassy in Syria, which has come under fire more than once. We therefore view the step as a hostile one."

Cited by Reuters, Zakharova accused the Obama administration of trying to "put a mine" under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump by attempting to get it to continue what she called Washington's "anti-Russian line."

To be sure, any sabotage attempts by Obama be faced with an uphill climb: a back-and-forth exchange between Trump and Putin over nuclear weapons last week tested the Republican's promises to improve relations with Russia.

The Obama administration and U.S. intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere with the U.S. election by hacking Democratic Party accounts. Russia, meanwhile, has laughed at these accusations, and last week Putin slammed the Democrats as "shameless losers" in his annual year-end press conference, saying "the party that is called the Democrats has clearly forgotten the original meaning of that name" and added that "the use of administrative resources (by the Democrats) is absolutely shameless."

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Croesus's picture

Ah yes...the great "Peacemakers"...making peace a reality, 1 destroyed country at a time. 

JungleCat's picture

Peace through strength. And strength is war.

Get with the MIC program, folks.

Manthong's picture

The magic negro needs to be put in the back of bus headed to the old city of Aleppo..

..they will love him there

VinceFostersGhost's picture



We're so close to January 20 Vlad.........please give us that.


We're gonna have a new sheriff.......and we're gonna kill some terrorists.

Manthong's picture

There is more diplomacy on one of Vlad or Sergey’s ass hairs than in the whole current US “State” department.

.. and I can hardly wait to not have to see uglier-than-sin Samantha disgrace us anymoar.


Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Magic happens when niggers are in charge!

GreatUncle's picture

Its called voodoo ... magic is for white people.

Manthong's picture who trained that c’sucker to clean that cannon?

..who gave him the monster wire brush and swatches the size of king bedsheets?

..who gave him the rounds…

--why is that parking space not a hole in the ground now?

bobbbny's picture

He is trying to create as much of a shitstorm for Trump as he posibly can.

Opening the floodgates for refugees, baiting Russia & China, creating the thought police.

This Kenyan teleprompter reading puppet is the biggest POS POTUS ever.

Hope & change like a Madison Avenue cereal slogan & we fell for it.

Manthong's picture one observation is that it is interesting to watch a monkey throw his shit around…


But if I had one of those big guns, I could get rid of all of the squirrels at once.


caconhma's picture

Dear Prostitutin,

Do you asshole remember Afghanistan after Ronald Reagan provided anti-aircraft Stinger missiles to Al Qaida and the Soviets lost the war and the USSR became a history?

Syria is your own "New Afghanistan" and there is nowhere you and your family and your Zionist friends in Russia can hide!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Sorry to interrupt your cartoons, but if you insist on living in the past, your feeble commentary should be directed at Leonid Brezhnev.

UnschooledAustrianEconomist's picture

Apparently your sarcasm is lost on the ZH crowd.

beemasters's picture

"Russia Warns Any Attempt By Obama To Arm Syrian Rebels Will Be Seen As A 'Hostile Act'"

C'mon, Russia...Will be? You know it's been happening.

OverTheHedge's picture

I think this means that we just went to Brown Alert

HowdyDoody's picture

Too late - massive arms warehouses discovered in recently liberated east Aleppo.

A video of just some of the stuff from one ISIS warehouse stocked courtesy of Uncle Scam (some US/NATO stuff 2:18 onwards), plus loads of computers and IDs.

bobbbny's picture

Too bad for Cankles D. Pantsuit.

She could have had her cherished shooting war from day 1.

Blankone's picture

Either Putin is incompetent or is very weak.  Yes, everyone else already knows it has been happening for a long time but all Putin can do is pretend it has not yet occured and make a feeble warning (if they do what has and is being done).

Putin cannot even admit his military jet with the choir was taken down in an effective symbolic attack and futher warning.

Putin gave Turkey special economic deals/pipeline promise as a response to Turkey shooting down his fighter jet.

Israel is the greatest influence over the military actions and terrorism related to the middle east and uses terrorism directly against those who criticise them or get in their way.  Yet Putin pursues a free trade agreement as his bold response.

If there was anything even close to a big bad bear in Putin/Russia he would not make another empty media release but would have taken strong action and hit the supply.  RT has not given a confirmation but there were reports of large numbers of US/France/Israel advisors/coordinators taken into custody in Aleppo.  And Putin simply gave them safe passage to a US base.  There have been confirmed reports of mass graves of those tortured and killed in Aleppo.  And Putin gave the perpetrators a ceasefire and safe passage to another town (for the third time).

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

You have an ideological obsession and the game characteristic of ukro-trolls. Burning tires have inhaled too much?

fbazzrea's picture

you think maybe he doesn't want war and he's hoping Obomber won't keep pushing beyond his ability to constrain his own war hawks in his country without subjecting himself to irreparable political harm?

thank you for your patience, President Putin. President Trump will help you rid Syria of terrorists. and maybe jail a few American traitors for illegally aiding and abetting terrorists. this recent legislation was designed to give 'em cover but it's after the fact. no good. no place for the treasonous scoundrels to hide.


Byte Me's picture
trumpala Dec 27, 2016 8:04 AM

It's official: the US is funding Middle-East jihadists!

You don't say..

I've been on holiday for 5 years in the Galapagos. What else has happened? Have they found a cure for White House Wookiitis? Do pray tell........

.........zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. (fart)

Darktarra's picture

WTF is Obama doing?!? 

CuttingEdge's picture

Every fucking thing he can.

The cunt has no credibility left and is post-election attempting to make himself more pathetic with every passing day.

HowdyDoody's picture

"Fucking up everything he can."



markar's picture

Strutting like a chicken around the chessboard, knocking over the pieces and declaring "WINNER"!

tuetenueggel's picture

Russia will get rid of this assfucking muslims rather fast.

Throw Obimbo into one of Hawaii´s fireholes. A muslim asshole into a firehole.

Arnold's picture

Trust me,

it would not appease any god.

Prolly piss 'em off.

AVmaster's picture

Yeah... prolly toss that shit back at us...

GreatUncle's picture

You can see it and the whole atmosphere goes black with ash ...

Hey save the world on more global warming the black ash (that's racist) creates a nuclear winter (implied white racist) instead.


Everybody throw you leaders into the volcano nearest to you ...

Save us all from the global warming! Hooray, hooray ... do it for your people assholes.

Well it could work ... remember it might not work on the 1st go, or the millionth go ... but it will work in the end or we run out of corrupt politicians.

Really it does.

SoDamnMad's picture

Perhaps one of the MPADS Hillary got out of Benghazi with Petraeus' help found it's way up to the Black Sea off Sochi and downed the TU-154. If so then Langley is going to receive a Kaliber soon.

God Bless America

The Star Spangled Banner


Red Army Choir

Blankone's picture

Did you notice that it is known and confirmed that Turkey shot down Putin's fighter jet.  And in response Putin is giving Turkey a pipeline deal if they will stop doing that? 

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

I wish that next year the prolonged liquefaction of your brain have stopped.

nightwish's picture

Our fault millions of dregs have been dumped throughout europe. Sick of this shit already.

YHC-FTSE's picture

Should have deemed the US/israel/Qatar/Saudi Arabia arming of variously rebranded terrorists in Syria an overt hostile act and crimes against humanity 3 years ago.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Arnold Dec 27, 2016 8:40 AM

I have no sympathy for anyone that willingly and knowingly serves ZOG

cheech_wizard's picture

You need to educate a lot of Americans about that. They are stuck in a perpetual stupor. I was on, and brought up the subject of how exactly is Israel America's ally and friend...some of those deplorables are completely I put some new thoughts into their heads. (evil grin inserted here)

Standard Disclaimer: People always fight when their world view is threatened. So then I just heaped it on in spades.


Killdo's picture

I think that's cultural - luckily not in every country - mostly here and in England in my experience. 

It's done on purpore - sheeple are brainwashed to think admiting their mistakes means the end of the world as they know it. 

It works very well at keeping them dumb and exploited. 

It builds on the old totalitarian message: "Whatever you do, you are not allowed to eat from the Tree of Knowledge - you must only believe my lies and BS..."


"Am-ass-ador" Stevens was an al-see-eye-a-duh war mongering, murderous, theiving, gun running, gold stealing pos. Thats why he died. Wake the fuck up. Serves his ass right.

HowdyDoody's picture

He was just making sure ISIS got the right (as in kosher) stuff, taking out things like MANPADs that could blowback seriously against the US.


GreatUncle's picture

Makes me wonder, I know the Saudi's are fighting in Yemen, but is this not "by thy ally" another US proxy war?

Actually run around the world and look at all wars being fought and see how many have the US on the prefered winner side?

All of them.

I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

Better get a grip and quick murkans, or it may be open season on you wherever you are in the world. Everyone can see you for what you are now.

GreatUncle's picture

It's getting to obvious ain't it! I want a space manpad not this ground based shit.

The USA elite (not the deplorables) do not seem to get this point. There is a cost and they expect the world to keep paying it without question because if not they likely believe they can threaten to end the world = OBAMA on UK for BREXIT a prime example.

Well little fuckers I am not bothered, if the world ends and I am not tormented anymore and they are all dead it is a win-win in my mind. Like ZH continually reminds us ... on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. To live the rest of your life in globalist torment, best choose the 1 day nuclear extravaganza of all them radiation flashes and fireballs.

Light this bitch up already ... think of the suffering you prevent if we make the planet inhopsitable for human life ever again so what is the cost of 8 bilion dieing today and the human suffering never returns to forever of continual globalist shit. Worth it ain't it?

Elites best learn space travel pronto and hope they don't meat no pizzagate aliens who like to fuck a human or two or eat ya for breakfast.

Charming Anarchist's picture

CLUE: The sky is the limit. The elite have the Antarctic rim.

Space travel is for Hollyweird suckers.

soniii's picture

can't obozo just leave already ? he has done enough damage on the world ... or die not that i care 

Txpl9421's picture

The US is about to get bitch slapped from two different directions before the Kenyan leaves office.

How cool is that?