Putin: "Idlib Was A "False Flag" Attack And We Have Learned That More Are Coming"

Tyler Durden's picture

With Rex Tillerson on his way to Russia, moments ago Russian president Vladimir Putin shocked reporters when he said that Russia has received intelligence from "trusted sources" that more attacks using chemical weapons are being prepared on the Damascus region, meant to pin the blame on the Assad government.

“We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” he said at a joint press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Moscow

The Russian President announced that Russia will officially turn to the UN in the Hague for an investigation of the chemical weapons' use in Idlib.  Moscow has dismissed suggestions that the Syrian government that it backs could be behind the attack in Idlib province.

"All incidents reminiscent of the 'chemical attacks' that took place in Idlib must be thoroughly investigated," Putin said.

Damascus denied the allegations, noting that the targeted area may have been hosting chemical weapons stockpiles belonging to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) or Al-Nusra Front jihadists.

The incident has not been properly investigated as yet, but the US fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in a demonstration of force over what it labeled a chemical attack by Damascus.

Putin also pointed out that the latest US missile strikes in Syria bring to mind the United States' UN Security Council address in 2003 that led to the invasion of Iraq, an address which has now been thorougly debunked as using flawed information to garner global support for an invasion.

“President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq. The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] on the world stage,” he added.

The Russian president also slammed the Idlib attack, officially denouncing it as a "false flag" attack.

Putin also said that there is no meeting with Tillerson currently on his schedule.

Following Putin's presser, Russian General Staff released a statement announcing that it has information of militants bringing poisonous substances to areas of Khan Shaykhun, West of Aleppo and Eastern Guta in Syria.

Chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said that the militants are trying to provoke new accusations targeted at Syrian government for alleged use of chemical weapons. The militants aim to incite the US to conduct new strikes, Rudskoy warned, adding that such measures are impermissible. He said that according to the Russian general staff new US airstrikes in Syria are unacceptable and that the Syrian forces posses no chemical weapons.

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Bigly's picture

Vlad has better intel than our in the bag agencies

NugginFuts's picture

Or at least he has more common sense. Who couldn't see this coming? War is inevitable. We're just looking for a pretext. In the absence of one, we will create one.

WWIII - brought to you by DJT.


spastic_colon's picture

trusted source = democrat/clinton/psyop

The Juggernaut's picture

I'd like to see Vlad and Trump settle it with Trial by Combat.  No proxy... Vald versus Trump.  My money is on Vlad.


bigdumbnugly's picture

trusted source =  hacking into McStain's emails.

BullyBearish's picture

good luck with the un vlad...israhell has proven it is worthless...

BaBaBouy's picture

The Thumper, Looks Like He Likes Woar ...

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

By way of deception "thou shalt do war"

Until "you" can't!...

BaBaBouy's picture

IMO Tillerson Is Gonna Resign Soon???

I Don't think he signed up for this Woar Shit thats been strapped onto his back...

swmnguy's picture

I hope you're right but I worry you're wrong.  Why was Tillerson named Sec. State in the first place?  He has no foreign policy background or credentials.  He was put in the position to facilitate the energy aspects of the Zbigniew BrzezinskiChessboard Strategy.

That part of the job involves Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, all the Baltic States, Syria, Iran, Qatar and the other Gulf Despotisms, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and of course Russia, China, and the E.U.

War is one of the few tools remaining to the Superpower.  If any or all of these entities stop using the US Dollar, war is the only remaining tool.

I can't think of too many other reasons for Tillerson to have been appointed to the position.  War to control the flow of Energy is about the only one.

Perimetr's picture

When Russia says that more US strikes on Syria are "impermissible" and "unacceptable", 

it means they are getting ready to shoot back. 

Donald, is this the way you were planning on having detente with Russia?

Oh regional Indian's picture

swmguy makes an excellent point.

That, and of course BIG OIL = BIG WAR

Big oil loves wars bigly.... so yes, tillerson actually knows very well how to repress, rape and pillage. Look no farther than the Niger Delta...

Oldwood's picture

Of course. We should ALWAYS insist on veteran Washington insiders to set policy. Business people are simply evil self-interested shills whereas public servants...well that says it all....they have SACRIFICED their lives for our service, endured years of schooling and policy indoctrination (and in many cases sold their souls) to KNOW without question what their course of action will always be. How could we even question this? Private interests should NEVER be allowed to interfere or influence State policy. We the people are far too ignorant to prescribe our destiny and business is simply untrustworthy. Politicians on the other hand would NEVER lie to us, and lifetime public employees, while dependent upon an ever growing government, would NEVER allow that to influence their actions.

eclectic syncretist's picture

Seems like Putin is just about ready to publically call a spade a spade and link all this American caused destruction and mayhem in the Middle East just a bunch of evil in the name of protecting the petrodollar.

Nobody For President's picture

If Putin calls a spade a spade, is that racist?

beemasters's picture

Sure, but Trump is now proud of his own flexibility to believe MSM fake news much more.

froze25's picture

God bless Victory Newlands heart.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Government and corporate interests have coalesced into some sort of Gordian Knot.  The man who can separate business interests from national interests is a better man than I.   You CANNOT do business in the 21st century 'capitalism' without enlisting the government as a partner.  Control of the government and legal system (by big multinational corps) is basically used as a barrier to entry for competitors.

I did some work for a company that was trying to set up wind energy in liberal GREEN Canada.  Well, the gov't took 18 months+ to do their '12 month review' and by the time all the hoops had been jumped through, the gov't said "Oops, your contract has expired!  Sorry about that!"  Even though it was government delays that caused the project to not be completed in time, they are left to adjudicate their own wrong-doing, and of course, find themselves blameless!  Meanwhile the public is told that the government supports green energy!  LOL

DownWithYogaPants's picture

I suspect big New York banking that recycles the petrodollars likes war in the mideast much more than the petroleum companies.

laser's picture

Tillerson told Bush that it's cheaper to buy oil than to steal it.

Rich Stoehner's picture

Everyone forgot about the wiretapping bs now that some missles got launched.

froze25's picture

Yeah, it was getting pretty ugly for Susan Rice.

JohninMK's picture

Just a thought on that missile strike.

Given that the loadout of those destroyers is normally a mix of missiles where land attack is just one of the potential targets, along with submarines, aircraft, missiles, how come they had so many Tomahawks on board?

The USS Ross was at its base on the Atlantic coast of Spain 2 days prior so must have rushed to Crete to be on station.

Was this event planned in advance?

therover's picture

"Was this event planned in advance?"


HowdyDoody's picture

The Russian military (who have some experience in running long distance cruise missile attacks from sea and air) think so based on an assessment of the logistics. Does any of the ship monitoring systems cover naval vessel movements?

new game's picture

what if one of those carriers becomes a sunken vessel? hmmm, russia did it, of course...

scaleindependent's picture

The whole deep state, all of the media, all of the American elite, 99% of our congressmen, senators, democrats, republicans ALL want control of Syria, Iran, oil conduits, control of Energy, even if it means war.


None  of them want detente.  


Therefore we will get war, even if it risks nuclear war. 

eclectic syncretist's picture

A war on radical islam, a war on Syria, and a war on North Korea.....all at the same time. Sounds like a sure recipe for failure, especially since a war on radical islam and the Syrian government necessarily equates to a war on every living being in Syria right now. We shall see how many our countrymen and other innocents will get unnecessarily murdered due to the deep state's greed in protecting the petrodollar, but at least the elites time in hiding is running out. Putin is certainly risking a sudden and completely unexpected life ending stroke by openly exposing the cabal's intentions regarding false flags.

The Bretton-Woods agreement should have never been dishonored. The evil inherent in the creation of the petrodollar appears ready to come home to roost soon.

Mr.BlingBling's picture

No. They want what the Zionists tell them they want. No more, no less.

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

One thing is for certain, We The People are pawns in this big game.


Choose which side you want to believe.  

Yog Soggoth's picture

Pretty sure most here voted for Trump and are believing Putin right now.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"I Don't think he signed up for this Woar Shit thats been strapped onto his back..."

Oh really?...

And how do you think he made his way up the ladder to become an executive and Exxon following the Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom not to mention the series of little misadventures he was indirectly involved in once the "smoke cleared" in Indonesia?...

Mr. Universe's picture

Putting Tillerson as SoS is just eliminating the middle man. Now we know exactly what big oil wants and we will be able to carry out those plans so the oil masters can maintain their dominion.

Mr. Universe's picture

That's a LOT of analysis. Mostly accurate from what I could read so far.

phaedrus1952's picture

Excellent  analysis, as usual, from the Saker.

Thanks for the link.

PhilofOz's picture

That Saker article should be put up at the top of ZH. Very insightful.

Radical Marijuana's picture


A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences


... Legal aspects of the attack:

The US attack happened in direct violation of US law, of international law and of the UN charter.  First, I would say that there is strong legal evidence that the US attack violated the US Constitution,  Presidential War Powers Act and the 2001 Authorization of Military Force (AUMF) resolution.   I refer you to two pretty good analyses of this issue (see here and here) and just simply summarize the argument of those who say that what Trump did was legal.  It boils down to this: yeah, it’s illegal, but all US Presidents have been doing it for so long that they have thereby created a legal precedent which, uh, makes it legal after all“. 

... following the long and prestigious list of other US Presidents before him, Donald Trump is now a war criminal.  In fact, he is a “supreme war criminal”.  It only took him 77 days to achieve this status, probably some kind of a record.

As for the UN Charter, at least for articles (1, 2, 33, 39) ban the kind of aggression the USA took against Syria.

... Political consequences (internal)

Trump’s actions have resulted in:  

those who hated him still hate him while those who supported him now also hate him“.

Instead of fulfilling his numerous campaign promises

(and his own Twitter statements)

Trump decided to suddenly make a 180

and totally betray everything he stood for ...

... In all my years of training and work as a military analyst I have always had to assume that everybody involved was what we called a “rational actor”. The Soviets sure were. As were the Americans. Then, starting with Obama more and more often I had to question that assumption as the US engaged in what appeared to be crazy and self-defeating actions. You tell me – how does deterrence work on a person with no self-preservation instinct (whether as a result of infinite imperial hubris, garden variety petty arrogance, crass ignorance or plain stupidity)? I don’t know. To answer that question what is needed is not a military analyst, but some kind of shrink specializing in delusional and suicidal types. Some readers might think that this is hyperbole. I assure you that this is not. I am dead serious. Not only do I find the Trump administration “not agreement capable”, I find it completely detached from reality. Delusional in other words. ...


See my other long reply here in order to attempt to understand how and why Globalized Neolithic Civilization is behaving in ways which are exponentially increasing criminal insanities, which require theoretical understanding of some sort of social psychiatry, rather than any other old-fashioned ways of attempting to understand geopolitics, AS IF what is happening was NOT deeply delusional.

eclectic syncretist's picture

However, this shot across the bow tells them (and us) that Putin is ready to expose them for what they are; protectors of the petrodollar at all costs to human life, whether it be American or otherwise.

BigCumulusClouds's picture

Tillerson is a Mason, no doubt a 33rd degree Mason.  Subject to the penalty of death, Masons must always do what their "higher ups" tell them to do, even if it includes murder or treason.  "Masons must always help other Masons."  These facts are the reason Tillerson got his job as SOS.  It has little to do with Big Oil.  It has everything to do with a system of control.  If you know who has control of Masonry in the US, then you know who Tillerson really works for, and it ain't you or me.

Son of Loki's picture

Tillerson is proving to be a rabid Cheney twin. His car bumped sticker reads, "make Exxon great Again!"


We'll see $150 oil within two years imo. Gold will probably inch up to > $2,000.

scaleindependent's picture

We will see oil go up in prize only when they let oil go up in prize and that will happen only after we control/own the production and movement of oil.  Will that be in two years?

BigCumulusClouds's picture

There is an indefinite amount of oil within the planet. There is a definite amount of Au, and a lesser amount of finite silver, above ground anyway.  Therefore, oil will not move higher faster than gold.  And silver will move higher faster than both.

Cognizant Millennial's picture

Remember...he didn't want the job. His wife told him to do it because it was "the right thing to do", or something a long those lines. I think there's almost a bit of naive innocence in her recommendation. She felt the country could use a man with his experience and intelligence, not realizing he'd be forced to bow to the warmongers pulling the strings on every major world event.


I really don't see what's in it for him. He's worth hundreds of millions and wanted to retire to spend time with his family. He seems uncomfortable having to oppose Russia. I highly doubt he wants to continue but there's not much he can do about it now.

emersonreturn's picture

& he was in russia when the sanctions went through, he & putin had just signed the kara sea deal.  it was a shock...& indicated that tillerson had no real influence in DC @ least under the clinton obamanation.

JRobby's picture

Seems pretty obvious. "While the War Machine keeps turning"

VinceFostersGhost's picture



The scary part is.......you can't believe what anyone says right now.