Trump Warns Russia "Missiles Are Coming" At Syria After Moscow Vows To Shoot Them Down

A shooting war between the US and Russia appears imminent.

Following overnight speculation that the US may launch an airstrike on Syria at any moment, this morning, in his latest fiery tweetstorm, after slamming the failing New York Times and again lashing out at the Russia collusion probe and Cohen's office raid, Trump tweeted that "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia,  because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

The tweet prompted several observers to point out the following Trumps statement from the historical archives:

In any case, Trump's comment came in response to a statement by the Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin who said overnight that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria will be shot down and their launch sites targeted in response to Trump promise of a forceful response to an alleged chemical attack on a rebel enclave near Damascus.

"If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President [Vladimir] Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired," Zasypkin told Hezbollah's al-Manar TV.

In response, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that US "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism for several years on its territory" and sarcastically noted that the US "smart missiles" could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the alleged "chemical attack" on the ground in Syria.

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia “categorically” disagrees that a chemical attack took place in Syria. "I still want to hope that all parties will avoid any steps, which in reality aren’t provoked by anything, that can destabilize the already fragile situation in the region."

Peskov also said that Putin has no plans so far for phone talks with Donald Trump, while adding that Russian market volatility is partly emotional, partly speculative; Russian economy has sufficient durability, Peskov says

Meanwhile, indicating that a US strike on Syria is imminent, on Tuesday Trump canceled a trip to Latin America to focus on the Syria incident, the White House said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also canceled plans to travel to California in the coming days, as Trump told reporters all options were on the table regarding Syria.

As we reported on Monday, the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, left a port in Cyprus on Monday. The guided missile destroyer is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, which were used a year ago after an alleged sarin gas attack on Syrian civilians.

Also overnight, Eurocontrol, the European air traffic control agency, warned airlines Tuesday to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to possible airstrikes in the next 72 hours.

Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former head of NATO and an NBC News analyst, warned that any U.S. strike on Syria would likely require manned aircraft and characterized it as a "high-risk operation."

“Last year was about sending a signal,” Stavridis said, referring to the April 2017 strike ordered by Trump. “This year its about destroying actual Syrian capability."

Of course, if Russia is serious and it intends to shoot down not only US missiles but their sources - including ships and fighter jets - what happens in the next several hours could unleash World War III. Which would be bizarre if the only purpose for that is for Trump to prove to Mueller that he is not, in fact, a Russian puppet, even as the Military Industrial Complex enjoys its final victory.

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, futures did not like the news that war between the US and Russia may be coming, and slumped to session lows.




Slack Jack D.T.Barnum Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

This latest chemical attack in Syria is yet another FALSE FLAG.

Just like all the previous chemical attacks in Syria were FALSE FLAG events.

Just like the Skripal "chemical attack" in Britain was a FALSE FLAG event.

Trump is a Jew (so is Theresa May, by the way).

It seems the Jews want war,.... yet again.

If you wish to see how real wars are conducted, read:

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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strannick Slack Jack Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:24 Permalink

America ruins the world to rule it.

Russia warned of false flag chemical attacks 3 weeks ago.…

America has been trying to destroy Syria since 2014 when Iran Iraq Syria announced their pipeline. 

Like America destroyed Iraq for Euro oil trade.

Like America destroyed Libya for its gold dinar oil trade.

Like its trying to destroy China (tariffs) Russia (sanctions) for their PetroYuan Ruble oil trade. Look how the Yuan keeps going up. Look how oils been pushing up and now this morning is breaking thru its 3 year high. Commods going with it.

Zio Deep Statists will push us towards nuclear war for their Greater Isreal Petrodollar schemes. Putins patience keeps the world intact. Trump pushes against these evil men to take America from Syria. Muellers FBI Gestapo invade his lawyers office to blackmail him to keep him there.

What a piece of shit country

Pray for Putin and Trump. Prayer is powerful. "the One in you is greater than the one in the world".


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skbull44 strannick Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:26 Permalink

As I've been saying:

I miss the Trump that campaigned speaking truth to power and promising to bring home the troops and stop policing the world. The President Trump seems to be far from that person...and doing exactly what many of us expected Hillary to do.



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EuroPox skbull44 Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:29 Permalink

This is all looking very risky.  Can’t Trump just lie and say that the US has attacked Syria and it has been a total success.  Get Hollywood to put together a fake video, then declare victory and say everyone is coming home.  Mission accomplished!

Who needs proof these days anyway?

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Slack Jack EuroPox Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:33 Permalink

Remember, the evil people, Theresa May, Stoltenberg, Trump and the rest, are damning Russia with obvious lies.

The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.


The Novichok nerve agents are supposedly much more toxic than the nerve gases VX or Sarin (and yet the Skripals are still alive!?).

Mirzayanov's book, published in 2008, contains the formulas he alleges can be used to create Novichoks. In 1995, he explained that "the chemical components or precursors" of Novichok are "ordinary organophosphates that can be made at commercial chemical companies that manufacture such products as fertilizers and pesticides."…

Basically, Mirzayanov claims that it is relatively easy to make the Novichok nerve agents.

So, some enterprising Arabs could buy a few chemists to make a few tons of it and then spray it all over the little Satan.

Do you really think that the Jews who run the United States would allow the publication of information that could lead to thousands of deaths in Israel?

Do you really think they would protect the publisher of such information by giving him residence in the United States?

Remember, Mirzayanov was given residence (and a University position) in the United States after he was kicked out of Russia.

There are also a number of "people who should know" that have stated that there is zero solid evidence for the existence of the Novichok nerve agents. For example: Robin Black in Development, Historical Use and Properties of Chemical Warfare Agents (2016):

"In recent years, there has been much speculation that a fourth generation of nerve agents, ‘Novichoks’ (newcomer), was developed in Russia, beginning in the 1970s as part of the ‘Foliant’ programme, with the aim of finding agents that would compromise defensive countermeasures. Information on these compounds has been sparse in the public domain, mostly originating from a dissident Russian military chemist, Vil Mirzayanov. No independent confirmation of the structures or the properties of such compounds has been published."…

And, Alexander Shulgin, Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (2018):

"There has never been a ‘Novichok’ research project conducted in Russia,... But in the West, some countries carried out such research, which they called 'Novichok,' for some reason."

CONCLUSION: The Novichok nerve agents don't even exist.

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JimmyJones Slack Jack Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:36 Permalink

Is this a distraction? It's pretty rare the media gets moving like it did last night and then nothing. A few days ago Steve Pezineck said that Kelly would resign before we would go to war, General Mattis would too. They have not. The military is not for another war especially to back up the CIA Frankenstein aka ISIS. 

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various1 Manthong Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:48 Permalink

So, right after Trump disciplines his generals to pull out of Syria, mysterious chemical attack without any proof is trumpeted by media.
Trump does the 180 and tries to attack Syria.


This feeble guy is unstable.


Declare that rebels did it, and help Syria and Russia to eradicate all the rebels and restore Syria to democracy.

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two hoots HopefulCynical Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

 "bombs will be "nice and new and smart"    A adult with new toys.  What kind of talk is that?  Is Syria the weapons test ground?

Trump has moved on……..over us, passed us.    He is getting to play on the big screen, world stage, name in marquee lights and he loves it.  Think he also might have made BS comments to the Saudi guy and who knows what he told Bibi and he’ll stick to them,  but not to us.  George Carlin comes to mind.

He might have had good intentions but what he can do for us takes Congress to cooperate and they, Congress, have also……moved on.


He threw us a bone yesterday by saying wanted to look at welfare abuse?   “That will appease the little thinkers.”


2 years from now a look at the ME/Israel, trade balance, national debt will define Trump vs his BS.

I see lots of resignations, military retirements in the near future. 

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tmosley two hoots Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:27 Permalink

The extent of the delusion in both the author and in the peanut gallery is really amazing.

Human brains are fundamentally flawed. When they go into "mass hysteria mode" they can't even process the most BASIC logic.

IE Trump publicly warning Russia that he is going to shoot missiles DAYS before he does it is not an invasion, and the Russians shooting them down is not a "shooting war".

For those who are NOT participating in the mass hysteria (I think at this point I may be writing this for myself only), watch what how the peanutz react when it becomes plain as day that it is a nothingburger just like last year. They will NOT calm down, they will get more extreme in their hate. This is a cult attractor (…) and it will PROBABLY be the end of the ZH comment section. There will still be people here, but they will be cultists with zero useful insight. Just a quasi-libertarian circlejerk.

Those participating in the mass hysteria--WAKE UP. If you can. A few dozen missiles impacting empty airfields had no effect last time and this time will be no different. Don't let this place turn into a circlejerk, which it will if I and any others like me do decide to leave (read the above link).

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IH8OBAMA General Fuster Cluck Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:20 Permalink

It looks like this is the bash America and bash Trump thread so I might as well chime in.

This will be a good test for our missiles/bombs and tactics vs Russian defensive hardware.  I'm sure Trump will make sure no Russians are harmed unless they are sleeping with the Syrians.

I don't believe Putin would be so foolish as to try and sink a U.S. vessel or attack a NATO ground installation.


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Jim in MN Pinto Currency Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:30 Permalink

What the world needs, desperately, is smoking gun-mushroom cloud evidence of the planning and complicity in such atrocities by the US and UK deep state rogue spooks.

That would blow this all to Hell, where it and they truly belong.

But it has to be the real deal--inside documents, validated on-the-ground video, stuff like that.


Step forward!  You will be recognized!


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FBaggins BullyBearish Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

In these dark days never has anyone with an ounce of self respect been given such startling evidence to realize how all of mainstream media together with 90% of our elected representatives LIE, LIE, LIE, repeating in unison with the same words what they are told to say by some establishment-deep-state insider either paying them or threatening them – saying over and over again without a shred of any real evidence, mantras like, “the Russians did it” or “Assad poisoned his people.” They and anyone stupid or dishonest enough to believe and follow them are equally to blame for all the unjust wars and slaughters the Western puppet masters continually engineer.

There is not a spot in the body politic of our Western nations which is not covered with the sores and puss from the corruption of payoffs, threats and lies, and nothing now can be changed by any peaceful means, even if there was a will in the masses to just rebel – and there isn’t.  Except for a distinct few there is no real resolve out there even for a more peaceful cure to our sickness.   Our only prayer in the war to come, which our establishment has so carefully engineered, and the corrupted, weak, and brainwashed masses have so readily approved, is that not just some of the tentacles of this monster be destroyed in the process but all of its arms and its many heads be completely cut off and destroyed.

Our Western establishment is thoroughly corrupt. Our governments have been thoroughly corrupted. Our politicians have been thoroughly corrupted. Our elections and voting systems have become thoroughly corrupted.  Our media is thoroughly corrupt.  Because they play their reality games and shed the blood of innocent people, all of them must pay the ultimate price. The same should hold for all the functionaries and button pushers who think they will have a defence by saying they were only following orders.

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snblitz FBaggins Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

I agree that the west is thoroughly corrupt, but there is still a peaceful means of change at least in the US:

It is your choice to do something or pretend there is nothing you can:

1) Close your big 5 bank account and open one at a credit union or regional bank

2) Vote independent in November

3) buy local (from US firms using US materials)

"Evil succeeds, where good men do nothing"

The fact is that the corruption, theft, and lies are going to continue to get worse until **you** choose to do something about it.

I am sincerely sorry that your fellow man is so selfish and corrupt, but there are things you can do.

"Concentrated benefits and dispersed costs"

If you let them rob you a little they will rob you a lot.


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FBaggins snblitz Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:20 Permalink

If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the US is the most powerful nation the world has every seen, then it will also be the most corrupt. This also means that the corrupted power system will be more entrenched and harder to correct than in any other nation. Despite these difficulties, it is mainly in the US were the spirit of populism has been awakened and did make a real difference in the last presidential election. Whether Trump was faking it at the time does not matter. He went for the votes of middle America - the working and middle class people - and he got elected to bring back jobs, drain the swamp, and get out of ME wars. Despite him turning out to be a whore for the Zionists, the globalist banksters, and multinationals and their ME agenda, what is important to realize is that there is in most of the American public a strong sense of decency and a  strong aversion and even hate  of present tyranny and corruption. The populist movement needs genuine leaders in an entirely new party which is totally independent of the present establishment and the deep state running things. Taking over the Democrat or the Republican parties is clearly a lost cause. 

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Eyes Opened tmosley Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:54 Permalink

"Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"


Such Statesmanship... 


He's an embarrassment...I thought his tweeting to stay connected with his base was a good plan...

Now he seems to tweet to talk smack, his "base" must really think he is a lying cunt at this stage... all those promises to honest decent hardworking people who supported him over Hildabeast...

& he is NO BETTER... 😔


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Mineshaft Gap Jim in MN Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:51 Permalink


Trump is “way better” than Hillary if you believe that smoke and mirrors are more gratifying than plain monstrosity. Their outputs are very similar. One feels and sounds better. So what? We have in him What’s The Matter With Kansas? all over again—populist variety.

There is one way in which Trump is worse than Hitlery. She was incapable of betraying ordinary Americans because she hates and caricatures them. Trump professed to love, to champion “the forgotten men and women” (Steve Bannon channeling Frank Capra). 

The psychic costs of his McDonald’s-fueled, Wall St.-led and neocon-infested shitwagon of a regime to the people he has betrayed are almost incalculable. They are salt in the wounds of the opportunity costs—what he could have, should have done, if he’d known how to believe, honor, think, fight. None of which are synonyms of “sell.”

At this late hour in neoliberalism, there really aren’t any do-overs or second chances for the opioid wastelands. Trump will go down as their tragicomic lost dufus saint: Saint Lemonhead in Orange, who inclines his golden crown as he watches over every hit of fentanyl.

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Give Me Some Truth Luc X. Ifer Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:29 Permalink

Re: The silence on North Korea.

I don’t think the neocons care which war “takes” or doesn’t. For their purposes any will do. If and when a “world war” commences, North Korea will also and quickly become hot.

Plus, that brief silence on North Korea will go away soon enough. You think North Korea is going to voluntarily give up any nuclear deterrence it may or may not possess NOW?

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veritas semper… chunga Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:03 Permalink

Nobody believes US anyway ,anymore.

that's the thing : US lost any credibility it might have had before with this FUBAR action in Syria .

The Russians have decided that it is a waste of time to try to talk to US ,to try any diplomacy or treaty with demented criminals ,who  are also idiots .

 They understand only force.

And you know why ? because even if the Russians  will concede here in Syria   ,the demented criminal US will continue to press and try to move further ,after this concession.

 The Russians have come to the conclusion that a war with US is inevitable ,as US continues to push and push . Look at the last 16 years only ,with NATO movement toward Russia , Ukraine , ME ...

 This is the stand. Here and now against the evil AAZ empire.

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maxwellsdemon Give Me Some Truth Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:49 Permalink

The Israeli firsters only want to take out NK because of their paranoia that they will sell nukes to Iran.  Israeli as you can easily verify, sold nukes to apartheid South Africa in the 1970s.  The psychology of the Israeli's is very clear and in your face; the only way to coexist, as the Russians are figuring out (and Hitler didn't) is to see them as a global force controlling all levers of power in the West.  Hitler felt he could negotiate with England and the US, that the Jews controlling both countries would be logical.  As we see now, that isn't the case and only by threatening the destruction of every country that is controlled by Jews (France, England, US, Israel, Saudi Arabia...etc) can a basis for coexistence be formed.   However, I'm afraid the Russians now are not willing to take any chance so WW3 is coming now.   It's not what the Jews want; they want Russia to back down by the way.

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JimmyJones Luc X. Ifer Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:39 Permalink

They aren't serving their purpose of being the boogey man, so the media has moved to this chemical weapon false flag, Russia and Iran as the new Boogeymen.  I think if Trump can drag this out another couple of days the media push will die on the vine and they will have to do another gas attack.  What is odd and openly admitted is that the sight of the Gas attack controlled by our "rebels" is off limits to our military for inspection.

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