Saudis Prepare For Regime Change In Syria

Speaking shoulder-to-shoulder with French President Emmanuel Macron from Paris, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced his "readiness to work with allies on any military response in Syria if needed," after anti-government groups reported that the Syrian Army dropped a chlorine-filled munition which killed at least 60 people in the eastern Ghouta region last weekend.

If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present,” said the Crown Prince, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to France.

Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubier hinted at MbS's stance earlier, telling reporters "there are consultations among a number of countries with regards to what steps to take in order to deal with this issue," adding "Our position is that those responsible have to be held accountable and brought to justice."

The announcement from Paris come as President Trump has intensified preparations for a U.S. response to the suspected chemical weapons attack - canceling a planned trip to South America, deploying the Truman Carrier Strike Group to the Mediterranean, and giving a very dire sounding speech on the situation on Monday. 

Apparently Trump feel a bit differently about Syria than he did just a few short years ago: 

So we guess Hillary was right? 

Russia Vetoes UN Investigation

As we reported earlier, Russia vetoed a US-drafted and sponsored UN Security Council resolution to investigate the alleged chemical incident last weekend in Syria. Russia's UN envoy says the draft was designed to fail, which would thus "justify" unauthorized action in Syria.

Twelve council members voted in favor, while Bolivia joined Russia in voting no. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass. Most interesting was the abstention vote by China, which again suggested that when it comes to Syria, Beijing may side with Russia should a conflict break out. 

"This resolution is the bare minimum that the council can do to respond to the attack," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council before the vote, referring to reports of a deadly poison gas attack in Syria's Douma.

To this, Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, responded that "we will not be able to support the American draft," adding that when Douma was allegedly targeted by chemical weapons, the US side declared it already knew who was at fault — "Animal Assad," Russia and Iran — so the US proposal appeared insincere. US President Donald Trump has already promised to respond "forcefully."

As we also reported earlier, Russia is pissed that the United States has parked the Tomahawk-equipped USS Donald Cook off Syrian waters - reportedly buzzing the warship several times. 

According to Pravda, the Chairman of the State Duma Defence Committee Vladimir Shamanov said that the United States did not notify Russia of the approach of the group of US warships to the Russian naval base in Tartus.

"A group of ships of the US Navy has appeared at a distance of 150 miles from the Tartus region. It is common in international practice potential participants of events in the area should be notified accordingly in advance. We have not been notified, although we had legally ratified the agreement on two bases in Tartus and Khmeymim," the official said.

"Moreover, US President Donald Trump said that he would think about the missile attack on Syria despite any resolutions at the UN Security Council. All this smells of something are outside the framework of universally recognised international norms," Shamanov added, suggesting that Russia is preparing for a Syria attack.

"We have repeatedly warned the American side about highly negative consequences that may follow if they apply weapons against the legitimate Syrian government, and especially if the use of these weapons - God forbid, affects our military men, who legally stay in Syria," the Russian Ambassador to the UN said at the UN Security Council meeting. 

Russia Jammin'

As we also reported earlier, Russia has begun jamming military signals for some US drones operating in the skies over Syria, according to NBC, which cited four military officials.

The jammings reportedly started affecting some smaller drones several weeks ago, after a series of chemical weapons attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta, an area near Damascus that's one of the last rebel-held strongholds near the Assad regime's territory. The Russian military was concerned - rightly, it appears - that the US would retaliate for the attacks (despite the US having "not yet conclusively determined whether the attack was carried out by...Assad"). So it began interfering with the GPS signals of some drones.

To sum it up:

Oh, and Eurocontrol issued a 72-hour warning to civilian aircraft over the eastern Mediterranean...

Comments

spyware-free Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:43 Permalink

"When your enemy is nearly defeated, and final victory is at hand,
gas your own people so that nations greater than yours
will intervene and destroy you."

Sun Tzu Trump - Art of the Smear

edit: Was ZH under ddos attack just now? Anyone else have trouble accessing? Someone doesn't like us.

two hoots cossack55 Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:48 Permalink

Gotta feeling we are gonna wake up in a new and dangerous world tomorrow.

All will participate in an attack to show unity and have more than one to blame.  Don't think US will do this solo?

Most have stated their peace, at least we can still do that, now we just see if anyone is listening.  If our people have to go then best to them.  Like us, they can also be victims of poor decisions and leadership.

Now we know why the Saudi guy was visiting.....even before the chem attack. 

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Shillinlikeavillan Leakanthrophy Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:57 Permalink

God damn, what are these fuckers smoking?

 

Don't these assholes realize that there are these guys called russians, and they have planes, ships, bombs, guns, missiles, and lots of manpower/resources on tap... and finally, they also have: NUKES.

 

And these guys are in syria... and these guys will generally not be too happy if some other assholes come in and kick their sand castle in syria either...

 

If ur gonna do it, then hurry the fuck up already, because it looks like we ended up electing the male version of hillary anyways, freakin flip flop n chief went to the swamp side faster than I thought he would(but lasted longer than obama thou ^.^)

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Brazen Heist serotonindumptruck Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:27 Permalink

Macron just said the coalition will be targeting Assad's chemical stockpiles?

WTF?

1) Targeting chemical stockpiles is dangerous

2) He doesnt have any

Here's what I think they will do. Drop some chemical weapons in Syria by plane onto some run down warehouse, then drop munitions on it, and voila, you have what may look like a chemical weapon stockpile!

Remember, we are dealing with completely desperate scum suckers here, be prepared for this.

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CatInTheHat Shillinlikeavillan Tue, 04/10/2018 - 20:29 Permalink

Perhaps their hubris is celebration in killing more Syrians. 

Putin promised Hezbollah would go. Assad said no. 

All of this because two murderous paranoid delusional psychopaths are afraid of Iranian influence 

But Putin, pissed as he may be, may well let this happen in order to avoid WW3. But if Russia does nothing about and put JUSA in it's place now, it will have to do it when Iran attacked. It's due or die for Putin 

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Posa CatInTheHat Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

Putin rightfully calculates that any shots fired in Syria will be opening rounds of WW III... If that's the case, he may have other ideas how WW III plays out... certainly it shouldn't start on terms dictated by the US and their Frog allies. I expect Putin will act decisively once Russia is on a complete war footing and under conditions that amount to a sneak attack with a gun to the head of every EU President. Russia may also coordinate with the Chinese and seize assets simultaneously, while blinding geo-synced GPS and communications satellites

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Blankone spyware-free Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:24 Permalink

Putin has contracted to sell the S400 to the Saudis:

https://www.rt.com/business/406116-russia-saudi-arabia-s400-delivery/

It took Iran MUCH longer than 4 yrs. Iran signed a contract with Russia and then Putin, to appease the US, refused to honor it. Iran sued Russia in international court but the court sidelined the proceedings to keep Iran from getting the missiles. That went on for about 7 yrs (I think) and then over the last 2 yrs Putin finally moved forward to sell to Iran. Russia is not a good ally are they?

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FBaggins eXMachina Tue, 04/10/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

Clowns or not clowns, what France and Saudi Arabia are doing is essentially acting as proxies for the USA in this very highly illegal and dirty war.  Entering the fray they, nevertheless, will have to rely on US logistics and on US special forces remaining secretly in Syria. Like the US, the UK and Israel neither France nor Saudi Arabia has a shred of legal legal standing even to enter Syria. They are invaders ignoring international law. Our world has lived too long under the policy of might-is-right ignoring the rule of law by the more powerful nations warmongering, killing, plundering, and exploiting. What our nations are doing is announcing that there are no laws standing between them and anything they want in any other weaker sovereign nation. The war is escalating and will now undoubtedly get very bloody everywhere.

First: In the lawless world of their own making, their open season on a leader like Assad and on innocent Syrians will likely now entail retaliation and open season on every single Western leader, bankster, aristocrat, and oligarch.

Secondly: Dissembling Trump and all his filthy puppet masters are directly serving the globalist cause with their killing, plundering and lawlessness, plus bringing us once again to the brink of a nuclear war, which is the major reason for any one-world-government. They are absolute hypocrites in pretending to protect the right of self determination of the American people by  opposing globalism, while at the same time they are destroying and trampling over any weaker nation, like Syria, which stands in their way.

Thirdly: Blaming the Zionists for pulling most US puppet strings is nothing but a cheap dodge at this stage, because it is just as  illegal and disgusting for any one to be the instrument of such crimes as the parties who ordained them. Anyone, who can see the writing on the wall should be doing their utmost to restore the control of their nation to its rightful owners.   

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