Russia To Upgrade Syria Air Defenses, Suspends Airspace Pact With U.S.

Tyler Durden's picture

If Trump wanted to provoke the Kremlin - an odd decision considering all the daily "press coverage" that the Kremlin controlled the president - he has achieved just that: Russia said it will reinforce Syria's air defences and, as reported previously, is sending a missile carrying warship to the eastern Mediterranean in response to a US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian government airbase.

The Russian ministry of defence said in a statement that "to protect key Syrian infrastructure a range of measures will be taken reinforce and improve the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces air defence." The announcement came as the Admiral Grigorevich, a cruise missile carrying frigate, passed through the Bosporus en-route to Russia's Syrian navy base at Tartus.

Also on Friday Russia announced it had halted its air safety agreement with the US, meant to avoid "air incidents" with the US over Syria, saying US air strikes had caused “considerable” damage to Moscow-Washington relations. The memorandum, signed in October 2015, was designed to avoid clashes in the crowded airspace over Syria, with each side giving the other warning over planned strikes.

The defense ministry also said that six MiG-23 fighter jets were destroyed in the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield in Homs province, but the runway remained intact.  The strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs Province destroyed a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station.

Two Syrian servicemen are missing as a result of the US attack on an airfield in the country, while four were killed and six were injured extinguishing the flames, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Friday. "According to the information of the leadership of the Syrian airbase, two Syrian servicemen went missing, four were killed and six received burn injuries during the firefighting," he said.

The runway, taxiways and the Syrian aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement. The ministry described the combat efficiency of the strike as “quite poor.”

“On April 7, 2017, between 3:42am and 3:56am Moscow time, two US Navy destroyers (USS Porter and USS Ross) fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in Homs Province, Syria, from an area near the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.

“According to our sources, only 23 of them reached the Syrian airbase,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said, adding that the points of impact of the other 36 cruise missiles remain unknown.

The ministry also slammed the US actions as “a gross violation” of the memorandum of understanding signed by Moscow in Washington back in 2015 to prevent flight incidents in Syrian airspace.

All justifications for the strike are “groundless claims,” the ministry continued.

"The administrations of the United States are changing, but the methods of unleashing wars have remained the same since Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya. And again, the pretext of aggression is not an objective investigation, but allegations, fact manipulation, showing photos and pseudo-vials at international organizations," Konashenkov said.

“Russia made an earlier statement that the Syrian forces did not use chemical weapons. We are waiting for clarification from the US on undisputed – as they claim – evidence that it was the Syrian Army that deployed chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.”

The ministry also pointed to the events that followed the strikes, a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Army carried out by Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front terrorists. “We hope that this offensive was in no way coordinated with the US,” the ministry said.

"A number of measures aimed at strengthening and improving the effectiveness of the Syrian air defense system will be implemented in the near future in order to protect the vital parts of the Syrian infrastructure," Konashenkov said.

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trumpala's picture

Exactly as has been described before the elections:


"Although it is certain that the neocons and the US deep state prefer Hillary as the next president, Trump is not someone who couldn't handle. No matter what he says, it wouldn't be too hard to be pushed by the neocons in another dead-end war."

Poopy's picture
Poopy (not verified) trumpala Apr 7, 2017 6:44 AM



That's what the ashkeNAZI jew run media is teaching our children, when in reality it is JEW PRIVILEGE.

Who runs 95% of the media? ashkeNAZIS JEWS DO! You don't even know what  'NAZI JEW IS, DO YOU?

WHICH MAJOR TV NETWORKS ARE NOT RUN BY 'NAZI JEWS???? Which ones, Goyim Sheepletards?

Can you name a Major Newspaper not owned or run by an ashkeNAZI jew? Good luck.

Stumped again Goyim and Schvartzes?

Can you name a Major Pro Sport NOT run  by an ashkeNAZI jew? EVEN PRO BOWLING! Nice try though....

Why are over 60% of all Pro Sports Teams owned by 1.8% of the population?  Can't answer, huh? THAT'S ashkeNAZI JEW DIVERSITY for you! FOR ME, FOR YOU, NEVER FOR THE 'NAZI JOO...

How many Rapefugees is Israel taking in???????

Can you name a Major TV network? A Major Record company? A Major Book Publisher? Cat got your tongue? Call me an anti-semite yet?

WHAT THE heck IS A SEMITE anyway? NONE OF YOU GOY SHEEPLETARDS EVEN KNOW! The jew run media controls you!

WHY do ashkeNAZI jews get admitted to HARVARD at such a disproportional rate? Stumped again, Goyim?


That's ashkeNAZI jew Saul Alinsky (see Hillary's College Thesis Hidden by 'NAZI Jew Media) Rules For Radicals 101....Name Calling....

Speaking of Calling Names.....

What does the socialist jew media call it when they lie about whites, Christians or heterosexuals?
"FUNNY" how they have no made up name to call (themselves) for that!  oh wait....JEWrnalists!

Telling the truth about racist ashkeNAZI  jew media or JEW Federal Reserve Bank= Anti-Semitism
Telling the truth about disease spreading homosexuals = Homophobia
Telling the truth about violent low IQ blax = Racism

Saul Alinsky Jew Attack Tactics 101


Is it just a coincidence that almost all white countries are being invaded by illegal immigrant scum who are intent on taking over?
Russia is not playing along, and the ashkeNAZI JEW MEDIA is bashing and blaming WHITE PUTIN at every turn.

So the 'NAZI jews are instigating a nuclear confrontation with Russia for what????? TO WIPE OUT ALL THE WHITE COUNTRIES THEY JUST FLOODED WITH THE SCUM OF THE EARTH,
as well as the Ruskies who won't commit suicide by illegal.

White people, and white countries have a long history of fighting back against kings, tyrants and dictators...SO DIE-versity was hatched...



It all seems pretty clear to me.....and nobody has ever pointed out where my facts are incorrect or my logic and reasoning are faulty.....SO THE 98% JEW RUN MEDIA BANS ME!

FrozenGoodz's picture

Russia in headline = fake news



Chuck Walla's picture

We are currently fighting ISIS in a country that did not invite us.  Now we have this "gas attack" that may or may not be by the legitimately elected and lawful government of Syria. I agree with Dr. Paul, it makes no sense with Assad winning the war to do this. We already have a history of false flag attacks there.

Now, will we be also fighting Assad? What if the Russians intervene for their ally, the lawful government of Syria? As I recall, Russia is in Syria at the invitation of their ally, unlike the US.  So, do we go to war with Russia, too?  Just what exactly are all these warlike goals in a part of the world that really isn’t any of our business? How much more Islamic hate do we want to generate?  What exactly are our goals and interests in Syria? I mean besides the pipeline to the EU?

Max Hunter's picture

Let's just hope this 1 trillion USD defense doesn't turn out to be the Maginot Line part Deux.. 

AVmaster's picture

"The ministry described the combat efficiency of the strike as “quite poor.”"


Thats interesting.

And a 36% successful missile strike?

That's even more interesting. 

Where did the other ones go? Were they shot down? It is surpriseingly easy to shoot down a tomahawk, it cruises at less than the speed of sound. If you are ready for it, you can shoot it down with convential anti aircraft guns that are manned by competant crews.


Or was this a "half-hearted" attack?

"Make it look like a bunch of shit is happening, like they are catching LOTS OF HELL... but in reality they are not"....

Déjà view's picture

Time to trade in Mercedes-Benz S500 fleet made by NWO lackey Germany for S500 missiles made by Russia

barndoor's picture

Russia is investing in some serious equipment to mitigate the damage caused by this sort of attack.  It's a bunch of push brooms that the Syrians can use to sweep the runways.

you know they are lying because they are talking's picture

We are all going to die, and you make jokes. I like that. LOL

msamour's picture

Like i stated before, this could have been a test to see how the Russian air defence systems work and operate. S varieties of defence systems use active seeking radars on multiple bands, and they also use algorithms that Americans may or may not be familiar with. Each time the active functions of a radar system are activated, it exposes its signature. I would not be surprised if there were a few AWAC's flying about to collect the data from the radar systems. They sacrificed a few missiles last night to get something else.

ParticularlyStupidHumanoid's picture

Or, more simply, they showed Russia's hand, which is that they have advanced systems in Syria. Such systems are not to fight rebels, but to defend Syria from attacks by the US/coalition/NATO.

Zero Point's picture

Wait a second. I'm "reliably" informed by the internet, that Putin has the S-400 systems in place in Syria, which are a one platform war winner for Russia, so attackes like this can't possibly occur. Must be fake news. According to armchair experts Syria can't possibly be attacked.

NumberNone's picture

Trump bombed 1 base that was pre-warned by the Russians that the missiles were coming.   It really was just a slap on the wrist to satisfy the warmongers in the US itching to take out Assad and confront Russia.  The problem is that this will not satisfy the blood lust.   

Blankone's picture

Putin was pre-warned to show him as too weak to do anything about it. Putin not even giving warning to Syria makes him a snake. Putin was warned but he did not then give warning to Syria. As is clear considering no planes were quickly flown away from the base.

So much for Syria being a red line for Russia, forget the BS about Russia ever directly resisting the US/NATO, so much for "Don't Poke the Bear!!!!!!" nonsense.

So now Putin is to sail another ship along Syria. And to end the air agreement. SO WHAT PUTIN, is to damn late. You had defenses and did not use them, you did not fire on the ships, you did not even warn Syria - the US does not give a damn about any air agreement. Damn, the US can call you, tell you they are going to bomb your ally and then freely and with impunity do so. There is not concern that Putin will fire upon any US plane or ship. Putin you were show to be Trump's bitch so get ready to be abused.

moneybots's picture

"So much for Syria being a red line for Russia, forget the BS about Russia ever directly resisting the US/NATO, so much for "Don't Poke the Bear!!!!!!" nonsense."


Putin reannexed Crimea. Putin is in Syria.

Ofelas's picture

"as too weak to do anything about it"



hmmm, why do I think that a country with 5000 active nuclear war heads is not "weak", ultimately this US posturing will bring the nuclear winter. Hope you have a warm coat 

scrappy's picture

That may be, but it still seems the problem of corruption within all of our institutions are insurmountable under our current broke and broken system.

That is not good enough sir.

It requires the fountainhead of true legitimacy. That would be ordinary americans. The final check and balance.

Too many crimes have been committed with no justice, no rule of law.

If we continue to consent, we are a party to the crimes. We must act in a peaceful rational manner.

The camels back is broken, it’s over. The .gov is illegitimate. The contract is broken. The only thing to do reminds me of the sugar ray song, “When it’s over, that’s the time I fall in love again” We fall in love again with our own community, we give no energy to the criminally run under color of law fraud corporate .gov. What I mean is our only avenue is to form non incorporated self governing assemblies like the founders. Here is the guide. FROM DE FACTO TO DE JURE Do not protest, it gives them legitimacy. They are abbetting criminals. Here is what I mean. We, the good community decides what is lawful. We come together. We form assemblies. We form grand juries of the people and present the evidence to all. We the people decide, and banish the criminals from the circle of our legitimate community together. I believe this lady is on to the great fraud. Learn and begin. When we do, a new day will dawn for us true patriots, and lovers of freedom and justice.


Start with your self, then your family, your friends, your community.


It's a good day, the beginning of something special, see above.


I am jammin on sugar ray.

Every Morning

Sugar Ray - When It's Over

Someday - Sugar Ray

Fly - Sugar Ray

It's a matter of perception, free your mind Neo.


Lower Tones's picture

Thank you for those links to Sugar Ray.
With all that is happening, it brought a tear to my eye listening.
Also, prompted me to start looking for a place to live in the southern hemisphere. serious.

BennyBoy's picture


Its about the Saudi oil and gas pipelines thru Aleppo to eurotrashville.

War with russia is about taking over their oil and gas pipelines to euroland. 

Many false flags to come.

DeadFred's picture

This is a long game by Trump (and Putin). The minimal damage done in the strike is evidence of it. At some point evidence will emerge that the intel Trump was given was false and Trump will use the revelation that he was pushed into an act of war and to the brink of WWIII by subversive elements in the IC as justification for dismantling and reforming the part of .GOV that is the deep state. This is my belief. The other option is that Trump is an idiot or has always been one of them and I choose to believe the better option until the cities around me start to vaporize.

SilverRhino's picture

I really hope you are right.   

I'm more worried that Trump has been effectively captured by the Deep State. 


NumberNone's picture

You have to think that the 'Russian lap boy' comments were getting to Trump and his internal team.  I'm sure his team was letting him know that to not act quickly would only feed the fires that he was waiting on orders from Russia on next steps.  So he took a couple potshots at a pre-warned airforce base to show he was not Russia's bitch.  

Now that he's 'proven' he's not in Russia's pocket maybe now he can actually negotiate with Russia and settle this shit in Syria and get us the hell out of there.  We can only hope.  

BarkingCat's picture

If Trump was a real man he would not let comments from his political opponents shape his actions in such a manner.

As a matter of fact he would have had flow to Moscow as his first state visit and then rolled back all of Obama's anti Russian actions, then told his political opponents that he is the president and he sets foreign policy and not them.

They rolled him like a 3 year old.

Lea's picture

As it seems you haven't been following, let me update you: the USA is NOT fighting ISIS, and never has been.

ZorroHedge's picture

Why would Assad do a gas attack when winning the war ? Thisis just nonsense. These moderate rebels are throwing gay people from roofs, beheading innocent people, killing children and I don't hear the US crying too much about that. Just like I don't hear them cry about lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

USA Headline = Fake News.

Would appear that Journalism the world over is a step below a lawyer.  But the good news for them is that they are a half step above child molester.  So they have that going for them.

Blackfox's picture

No he should not be banned you faggot - this is fight club, if you think he is wrong then tell him you soft fuck...

TungstenBars's picture

Nah, he should be president. Fuck the ashkenazis.

Laddie's picture

White Americans have NO IDEA that the Tribe intends their demise.
Putin tried to appease the Tribe, but they are NEVER satisfied.
Putin is a TOUGH GUY, I mean a REAL tough guy, and so is Assad.
Yet both are decent men. This is a HARD world and they HAVE to be HARD also.

It was about a month ago that Putin laid it on the line to the Tribe:

Putin to Israel: “The Game is Over”

"The Jews tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad."
Bashar al-Assad
"The disappearance of the Jews", The Economist (May 10, 2001)

Assad Hosts Massive Christmas Celebration in Liberated Aleppo

Back in 2001 I met a lady from Spain who was Catholic and lived in Syria. She told me that Assad was a GOOD and DECENT leader. She LOVED living in Syria, she said all faiths were respected and it was as good a place as she had ever lived. I lost contact with her in 2011. May God have mercy on Mr Assad, Vlad, I feel, already has SOMEONE WATCHING OVER him.

Déjà view's picture

Putin probably uncircumcised...feels NO kinship to ISISrael...

Ink Pusher's picture

You are a fuckin idiot.

29.5 hours's picture

Unpredictable dynamic. Unforeseen consequences.

BandGap's picture

The best is the statement that this is a "one off" which was used to "calm" the markets. Doesn't every fucking war start with a "one off"? I reached my ridiculousness quota fucking early today.

They will keep the masses calm by programming the algos to ignore shit like this.  In the meantime we head foor a debt ceiling debacle at the end of the month coupled with Iran/Russia/China no longer using the dollar as reserve.  Quite a coincidence that.

FreeShitter's picture

When all ese fails, these motherfuckers start a war. The ponzi needs moar/fresh blood. When it comes to trump, most of us have been saying his bankster bosses and especially that cocksucker bibi, run things. Now will you all get it that voting solves nothing?

redtie's picture

I hoped, I voted for the first time this pass election, never again.

FreeShitter's picture

That represents the ussa 100%, 50+ years of brainwashing MSM has done more damage than anything. Free your mind....people.

Max Cynical's picture

Farage criticises Trump for launching strikes on Syria as UKIP leader Paul Nuttall describes the attack as 'trigger happy and nonsensical'

Déjà view's picture

Probably uncircumcised...otherwise he would not question master race...

skbull44's picture

For all those desk-pounding supporters of Trump who believed he was goIng to drain the swamp and make America great again...hahahahahaha.
As Mark Twain observed: If voting made a difference, they wouldn't let us do it!

4freedom78's picture

Trump will be the last president

Miss Expectations's picture

Mark Twain backed the overthrow of the Czar and did everything he could to support a Russian Revolution.

"...knife a Romanoff whereever you find him..."


Twain raised millions to destroy the Czar...

Tchaykoffsky said that my talk depressed him profoundly, and that he hoped I was wrong.

I said I hoped the same.

He said, "Why, from this very nation of yours came a mighty contribution only two or three months ago, and it made us all glad in Russia. You raised two millions of dollars in a breath -- in a moment, as it were -- and sent that contribution, that most noble and generous contribution, to suffering Russia. Does not that modify your opinion?"

"No," I said, "it doesn't. That money came not from Americans, it came from Jews; much of it from rich Jews, but the most of it from Russian and Polish Jews on the East Side -- that is to say, it came from the very poor. The Jew has always been benevolent. Suffering can always move a Jew's heart and tax his pocket to the limit. He will be at your mass meetings. But if you find any Americans there put them in a glass case and exhibit them. It will be worthy fifty cents a head to go and look at that show and try to believe in it."

Hannibal's picture

Russian dithering could be their downfall.

HowdyDoody's picture

Darn right. They should make knee-jerk reactions based on wishful thinking and ignorance of the evidence.

IridiumRebel's picture

I do not like them SAM I Am.....

Colonel's picture

"War is the health of the state" - Randolph Bourne