Russian Fighters Killed In Clash With US-Led Coalition Forces In Syria

With the calm of global capital markets shattered in the past two weeks, the ongoing military conflict in the Middle East has taken an understandable back seat to monetary matters. And yet, tensions involving Syria, Iran and Israel continue to escalate, most notably with this weekend's outright attack by Israel on Syria, allegedly in retaliation for an Iranian drone launch from a Syrian army base, and which led to the first downing of an Israeli F-16 jet in decades.

Yet what has so far prevented the proxy way from spinning out of control, was that Putin - as guarantor of the Syria-Iran axis on one hand, and Netanyahu as his nemesis on the other, had expressed restraint. For now.

That may change, however, following a Reuters report  that Russian fighters were among those killed when U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with pro-government forces in Syria earlier this month.

While Russia’s Defense Ministry said at the time that pro-government militias involved in the incident had been carrying out reconnaissance "and no Russian servicemen had been in the area", the story changed on Monday when it emerged that at least two Russian men fighting informally with pro-government forces were killed in the incident in Deir al-Zor province, their associates told Reuters.

One of the dead was named as Vladimir Loginov, a Cossack from Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave. Maxim Buga, a leader of the Cossack community there, said Loginov had been killed around Feb. 7 along with “dozens” of other Russian fighters.

The other man killed was named as Kirill Ananiev, described as a radical Russian nationalist. Alexander Averin, a spokesman for the nationalist party he was linked to, told Reuters Ananiev had been killed in shelling in the same fighting on Feb. 7.

If the deaths are confirmed, it could turn into a political scandal for Putin, with the public demanding why the government is keeping military deaths under wraps. Already Grigory Yavlinsky, a veteran liberal politician who is running for president in elections next month, has called on Putin to disclose how many Russians had been killed in Syria and in what circumstances.

“If there was large-scale loss of life of Russian citizens, the relevant officials, including the commander-in-chief of our armed forces (Putin), are obliged to tell the country about it and decide who carries responsibility for this,” Yavlinsky said in a statement released by his Yabloko party.

Of course, if indeed Russian soldiers were killed while fighting under covert circumstances - in the same way as killed US "military advisors" are kept under seal - that is the last thing Moscow would like to publicize. Unless of course the political calculus shifts, and Putin decides that it is time for a full-blown military escalation, in which case the deaths will be used as the justification behind any armed conflict.

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JSBach1 Deathrips Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:09 Permalink

Slightly OT, but interesting reads about the downed Isreali F-16 (and the narrative being parroted thereabout)

“The Syrian command and its allies have decided to impose a new rule of engagement on Israel: for every violation of Syria’s airspace, Damascus will fire dozens of missiles above the Israeli inhabited areas along the Golan Heights. The intention is not to hit a specific target but to make sure no Israeli on the borders and within range of the fired missiles will live in peace. They will be in the shelter, and this will happen every time the Israeli air force violates Syrian sovereignty”,

 

https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/syria-does-not-fear-war-with-…

https://elijahjm.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/when-red-lines-are-crossed-in…

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Billy the Poet The_Juggernaut Mon, 02/12/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

Do you mean the lesson that the United States incites radicals to do its bidding?

 

Zbigniew Brzezinski to the Mujahideen: "Your cause is right and God is on your side!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9RCFZnWGE0

 

 

Declassified Pentagon report reveals that the West created ISIS to oppose Assad in Syria.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-28…

 

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LiteBeeer lloll Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:09 Permalink

WW1 destroyed the Ottoman in 1922 and enabled the way for Israel to be established thereafter in 1948. Else this would have not been possible.

WW2 caused the mass migration of hated Jews from the world back to their new established country. They gathered back into one spot.

Germany was punished by fire (by British RAF and American USAAF) for persecuting the Jews with as example 650,000 incendiary bombs that were dropped just in Dresden alone, generating 1000 °C of hellfire heat. Like Sodom/Gomorrah, this was an example set by God.

WW3 will be soon, when the entire pagan world will persecute Jews and attack Israel, just as Germans did prior WW2. Then 15,000 h-bombs / a-bombs will burn the entire earth with such a fervent heat.

You will get what you ask for.

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BobEore LiteBeeer Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:23 Permalink

When i covered this story

Sunday morning

I was aware that the Russo talmudic sock puppets infesting this site were still hanging upside down in their filthy guano smeared caves, torporously snoring in the sleep of the 'half-dead' but would soon awake to repeat their mistake...

of baring their fangs at the only real reporter anywhere NEAR ZHEEPLEDOMS NEWS EMPIRE. And now... after a weekend cirque d'sack sacks which saw a 'lil big horns' of blustery sockpuppet custers shooting their paper arrows, then go down before the 'truth in media' Injun assualt.. and

fake news princesses painfully suffer for their sins... I knew that eventually the mafiyas would have to GIVE IT UP ...

and say Bob.. you've done it again! We surrender. Jeep Jeep

Ol skool journalism vs the mendacious modern mediaz.... NO CONTEST!

EDIT: pitiful effort scrubs! Best to hang em up. Your paper arrows and dead votan god are yesterdays news. This jus in! Man with the scar round his neck is back. Comin for yas Capt Wilsons. Watch the walls move in!

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JSBach1 BobEore Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:50 Permalink

Hi Bob and thanks for your links...I will read them...

I suspect you would agree that it is a challenge to navigate the turbulent seas of deception as Icarus was made legend in his pursuit catapulted by hubris in his own ambitions (but not by turbulent seas as in his case); we are all prone to misinformation campaigns, but it is a challenge, especially when it is made for that purpose: to cause turmoil and confusion.

In the meantime, I hope you have a chance to read my response to nmewn's rather colored commentary, which I suspect reaffirm his bias, and one he is entitled to hold...

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BobEore JSBach1 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 01:00 Permalink

Ok, He's talking about what is basically an Ismaeli-sect with a mix of Mandean and other archaic muddled eastern roots which are taking up quarters within Srael as a result of the fractured politics of Lebanon and the rest of the 'levant.'

As such, they are refugees of political utility to the talmudists, as they can be paraded as an example of 'diversity' to the naive and witless... whereas in truth they are simply moar... expendable puppets to be thrown into the mix.

I do hope you will pursue my links shortly/ as its extremely important for folks to understand the following two(interconnected)points

  • Any & EVERY 'journalist' who wrote under their own 'real name'... gets snagged... and either - eliminated... or turned. In the case of those we see now trotted out to 'expertly' analyse geopolitical events - it is the latter - of which "elijah" is a sad example... Pepito another, Thierry Meyssan.. I could go on. Here in my neck of the woods... it is the latter - ALL real journos are - dead... in prison... in exile. Therefore
  • my decision, long time back... to become invisible, anonymous, a nobody reporting from nowhere, has left me the sole independent witness to the affairs ongoing here. The hacks, fifth columnists, sockpuppets and suckup of the kabbalist medias would love to change that - to my err... negative consequence. There is no middle ground no more. Choose your friends - and your sources wisely as serpents... companero!

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BobEore BobEore Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:47 Permalink

he he heh

looks like at least one pooper-scooper troooper got away from Sundays' massacre! And is still shooting

paper arrows. [aka - small concession speech of speechless defeat! As the silent audience of readers watches Bob mow the grass!]

We'll rake em all up ... sooner or later.

As kabbalist sock puppets litter the lawn of zheeple H~Q

long with the usual detritus of used condoms... Maga hats n tees... Bibi bi -ographies...

and splayed body parts.

let the good time roll!

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BobEore BobEore Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:48 Permalink

Keep those paper arrows flyin, lil butt buddies! I gots room for ai thousand 'odd' scalps

in this here mobile morgue n forensic lab or a tory, lab ratz!

Now the whole world watches... as  Bobee slowly chops the puck back n forth behind the net... waitin quietly for ONE

chicken HAWK... one rump RANGER.., even une poutine drippin CANADIENNE... to skate in with a spearin expedition in mind...

where's rooso-talmudo bouy#1> with his insults in place of a puck/

WTF>? where's all the tuff muffs n storm troopers of the pooped out altie right now>? nows yur chance... to dance in the ring nancy-boys... with Bob in a "slewie-the-pi-rat style 'death match(tm) whose droppin the gloves on Bob!

free nettle tea for the first 10 custer-flusters! he he heh...

nuthin in those gloves!

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BobEore willspeaks Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:20 Permalink

Fail dudette.

When I speak to the tards in their own 'safe space' ... I use their own 'frames of reference' ...

When articulate men conduct a conversation with me, I handle that dialogue seamlessly too. That appears to frighten you - to the point of requesting us to go away.

My sole obsession is 'truth in media' though I suspect you would wish to project motives more in keeping with the sordid nature of the Merikan psyche of the moment. So telling!

Keep bangin your buttons... to 'make the bad man go away!'

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Billy the Poet LiteBeeer Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:18 Permalink

True Torah Jews

 

1. Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.

2. Zionism has not only denied our fundamental belief in Heavenly Redemption it has also created a pseudo-Judaism which views the essence of our identity to be a secular nationalism. Accordingly, Zionism and the Israeli state have consistently endeavored, via persuasion and coercion, to replace a Divine and Torah-centered understanding of our peoplehood with an armed materialism.

http://www.truetorahjews.org/mission

 

Zionism was supported by the German SS and Gestapo.[3] [4] [5] [6] Hitler himself personally supported Zionism.[7] [8] During the 1930's, in cooperation with the German authorities, Zionist groups organized a network of some 40 camps throughout Germany where prospective settlers were trained for their new lives in Palestine. As late as 1942 Zionists operated at least one of these officially authorized "Kibbutz" training camps[9] over which flew the blue and white banner which would one day be adopted as the national flag of "Israel".[10]

http://www.truetorahjews.org/antisemitism

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greven40 Billy the Poet Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

Zionism is part of Pharisaism(judaism).  Don't let them fool you.  Those rabbis are lying through their teeth and know full well that Messiah was prophesied to come before the destruction of the temple.  They are just trying to do as they always do, split hairs.  They may not like all the policies, but their traditions teach the same principle, that they will rule the world and the non-jews.

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FBaggins Billy the Poet Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:18 Permalink

Zionism is much like Hitler's Nazism. Both involve ethnic groups claiming superiority and entitlement to oppress and exploit those they deem inferior. Neither were or are connected to the true God. The Nazis in Germany cast away their Christian Torah and New Testament God and returned to the pagan gods and myths of Woden and Thor to sustain their exclusive nonsense. 

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TheJuiceDid911 LiteBeeer Mon, 02/12/2018 - 23:10 Permalink

The self-designated 'chosen' have fleeced this world for hundreds of years, and been the instigating cause of wars and atrocities that have caused well over 100 million deaths, in exchange for personal profit. 

 

I tend to think when the schiff really hits the fan, you're going to be very, very quiet about your Jewish supremacist beliefs, my little friend. People are waking, and people are very angry. 

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LiteBeeer TheJuiceDid911 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:16 Permalink

Sure. Jews do and did evil. They even have Jesus crucified. How about you? Are you better than them?

The fact that people hate me or them shows that they're no different. That is due pride. Jesus would say to remove the plank in your eye first to have a clear view before trying to fix the speck in your brethren's eye.

Expose evil, but do not hate. Instead, love one another, forgive. Love your neighbor. Obey God's commandments. They're not burdensome.

Else you will not enter the kingdom in heaven. Humble yourself. Accept that you're a sinner. Why judge and throw a stone being a sinner yourself, while sinless Jesus forgave?

The wages of sin is death. Hating is disobeying God. Israel is a test and uncovers the true state of your heart. It's not for you to condemn Israel or the Jews for their misconduct. Judgement is reserved for God. We're all condemned already. Jesus did not come to condemn, but to save us condemned.

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greven40 LiteBeeer Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:02 Permalink

Jesus said not to judge as the hypocrites, not that you shouldn't judge at all.  That jewish state is not Israel.  Those people are not scriptural Jews.  You left the scriptures and sought the world's wisdom.

Read the letters of John.  The "jewish state" is an antichrist state.  Those people calling themselves Jews, but are not, deny Jesus Christ.  Christians are told to not so much as wish God speed to those who don't hold the doctrine of Christ lest they be partakers of their evil deeds.  Putting a stop to those devil worshipers isn't being hypocritical or judging unrighteously.  Your line seems to be to let evil doers murder and cause mayhem unhindered.

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greven40 LiteBeeer Tue, 02/13/2018 - 07:58 Permalink

Those are the Synagogue of Satan.  They are not Jews according to the scriptures.  There is no such thing as a "jewish state of Israel" in the scriptures.  God calls Israel his son.  Jesus is Israel.  That zionist state is an abomination.  The "judeo-christian" cultists who trample over the blood of Jesus and worship an idol in the Middle East should stop forcing the world's opinions on the scriptures or they'll never understand them.

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zvzzt The_Juggernaut Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:13 Permalink

Not seeing any large scale formations of Russian units moving around in difficult terrain, nor are they supporting an unpopular government, nor are they pacifying hostile and/or tribal civilians.... Correlation Syria <--> Afghanistan in the 80's is 0. 

I guess the only one not learning a lesson is the US on this one.... One characteristic the Russians do not have (nor ever had, it seems) is hubris. Even when they went into Afghanistan back then, most of the army command weren't too pleased/eager. 

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