Russia Warns "Cannot Exclude The Possibility" Of War With United States

Update: After a brief meeting, the UK cabinet has backed military action against the Syrian government. They're attacking to alleviate "humanitarian distress" and to further deter the use of chemical weapons by Assad, according to a statement.

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Shortly after CNBC reported that the US is planning to strike 8 targets in Syria, including two airfields, a research center and a chemical weapons facility, after US officials told a reporter they were "fairly confident" the Syrian regime had been behind a gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, Sky News reported - citing Russian officials - that the Russian military would protect its people on the ground in Syria if missile strikes are launched by the US and its allies.

Russia

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said the current situation is a "test for each and every country in the world to protect its people on the ground."

"Russia should protect its people on the ground of course...we came to Syria at the invitation of the people," Zakharova told Sky News Presenter Dermot Murnaghan in Moscow.

Earlier in the day, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo intimated during his confirmation that hundreds of Russian mercenaries had been killed by airstrikes during a clash on Feb. 7. Media reports said the US would give Russia fair warning of the sites it plans to attack.

Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador at the United Nations, said he unfortunately "cannot exclude any possibilities" when asked about the danger of war between the US and Russia.

Comments

NugginFuts Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:41 Permalink

S400:

 

"In November 2015, the deployment of S-400 was reported in Syria, along with the contingent of Russian troops and other military hardware in the course of the air campaign conducted by the Russian forces on the side of the Syrian government.[117] However, those reports were refuted by Russia.[118] On 25 November 2015, the Russian government announced it would deploy S-400 in Syria in response of the downing of its SU-24 jet by Turkey.[119] On 26 November 2015, such deployment was reported by official Russian news media to have been carried out.[120] The first S-400 system was reportedly installed at Humaymim Air Base in Latakia Governorate.[121]

"Between April and July 2017, a second S-400 system was deployed 13 km northwest of MasyafHama Governorate.[121]"

Looney NugginFuts Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:44 Permalink

Today, during the Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pledged “to notify congressional leaders before any attack against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad. … “There will be notification to the leadership, of course, prior to the attack," Mattis told lawmakers.

NOTIFICATION to the leadership? Are you fucking kidding me, you fucking Mad Dweeb!

What legal justification do you and Trump have to attack Syria? Let’s see…

1. There was the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) passed on September 14, 2001. That AUMF applies to terrorists only. That authorization has been stretched out by Dubya and 0bama. Even Trump is using it to “fight ISIS in Syria”, but… Assad, no matter how well or badly he treats his people, is NOT a terrorist – he is a duly elected head of the country. Period!

2. There was another AUMF - the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq enacted on October 16, 2002. The Iraq Resolution applies to Iraq only and has nothing to do with Syria. Period!

3. The War Powers Act of 1973 provides that the U.S. President can send U.S. Armed Forces into action abroad only by declaration of war by Congress, "statutory authorization," or in case of "a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces."

Now, let’s forget for a moment about the obvious False Flag and let’s presume that Assad did gas his own people. POTUS still has no legal right to attack Syria.

The shit we pulled in Libya ain’t gonna fly in Syria - the Russians WILL retaliate and WILL start hunting down and sinking our ships.

Now, who’s gonna be responsible for a sunk aircraft carrier with 6,000+ souls on board? Oh, and just to keep things in perspective, that’s more than Pearl Harbor (2,388 dead Americans) and 9/11 (2,977) combined!

So, my advice to POTUS is simple – stop fucking playing God overseas and get the fuck back to what you promised during the campaign.

Looney

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tmosley Looney Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:47 Permalink

Of course they will attempt to shoot them down. That is the central point of the win-win aspect of this exercise. Remember--Russia sells these systems for money. A demonstration of their ability to take out American "smart" missiles makes for a hell of a feather in their cap.

Remember this one thing: There will be no war.

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FBaggins beepbop Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:22 Permalink

Syria's southern Daraa “buffer” province is what Israel is intending to annex with the fragmentation of Syria by the war, which was instigated and fueled mainly by Israel and Zionists throughout the West.  Israel has already set about displacing swaths of the Syrian inhabitants from that very province. Trump is their instrument and he and his sociopath administration is now threatening both Syria and Russia with war mainly to increase the Israeli bargaining position for that hunk of Syria in particular, leaving the rest of Syria in tatters and hoping to get an agreement from the Syrian government to allow Israeli interests into various areas of Syria to control the rebuilding and re-development. The main purpose of the war is not a simple pipeline but the destruction of the nation to take control of it. Then with a presence and more control and turf, next  in their agenda is Iran. 

 

ISRAELI  LAND CLEARANCES & LEBENSRAUM – THE HISTORICAL PATTERN

The 1948 Israeli-Palestinian War and its Aftermath: The Transformation and De-Signification of Palestine's Cultural Landscape https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8306.1996.tb01753.x

“Particular attention is given to the enforced uprooting of the Palestinians and the obliteration of their rural villages. Empirical findings based on visits to all Palestinian villages (418) depopulated during that war corroborate the radical transformation of the Arab cultural landscape and its concomitant de-signification..

Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession, and Fragmentation                                                                                   https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2018/03/26/renaming-the-1948-war-partition-dispossession-and-fragmentation/

“The Zionist/Israeli spin claimed a readiness to resolve the conflict by way of political compromise while contrasting and denigrating the Palestinian approach to the future of the country as exclusivist and rejectionist, even as genocidal, ...”

Forced evictions in Israel-Palestine http://statecrime.org/state-crime-research/forced-evictions-in-israel-p… by Amelia Smith and Penny Green

International law and Israeli settlements https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_law_and_Israeli_settlements

Settlements   https://www.btselem.org/settlements

Israel’s Creeping Annexation of West Bank Speeds Up https://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-elsner/israels-creeping-annexati_b_…

'WITH SYRIA IN PIECES, IT’S TIME TO RECOGNIZE ISRAEL’S ANNEXATION OF THE GOLAN'

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/With-Syria-in-pieces-its-time-to-recognize-Israels-annexation-of-the-Golan-488381

Israel Bombs, Shells Syria in Latest Attempt to Justify More Land Grabs https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/israel-bombs-shells-syria-latest…

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East                                                                                                               https://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

The Israeli Plan To Capitalize On Syria’s Civil Warhttps://www.mintpressnews.com/the-israeli-plan-to-capitalize-on-syrias-civil-war/226328/

ISRAEL’S “SAFE ZONE” IS CREEPING FARTHER INTO SYRIAhttps://theintercept.com/2018/01/23/israel-syria-safe-buffer-zone-golan-heights/

Is Israel Trying to Take Over More than Just the Golan Heights in Syria? https://www.albawaba.com/news/original-is-israel-trying-to-take-over-mo…

Soros Plays Both Ends in Syria Refugee Chaos
Soros’ Syria NGOs Beat War Drums 
https://journal-neo.org/2015/12/18/soros-plays-both-ends-in-syria-refugee-chaos/

Syria and the city of Deraa: How the CIA engineered the civil war in Syria                                                                              http://theduran.com/syria-and-the-city-of-deraa-how-the-cia-engineered-the-civil-war-in-syria/

Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp - ABC News abcnews.go.com/amp/.../syrians-adapt-exile-jordans-year-zaatari-camp-49532165

Zionists, please do some disinterested research. Liberate yourselves from your Zionist exclusiveness and support for terrorism. Find out about Yahshua the true Messiah.

 

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edotabin HenryHall Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:12 Permalink

Yeah..... ok Whatever........

Since everyone is so sure about WWIII starting, stop paying any and all bills and don't bother putting any affairs in order. Say goodbye to your families, do the horizontal salsa with the wife tonight and just sit and wait.

Personally, I'll be watching reruns of Mr. Ed. He's the only one who can remind us all of the incredible amount of horse shit being spewed everywhere.

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Dindu Nuffins Bring the Gold Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:43 Permalink

The Nuremberg trials were about jewish vengeance, often torturing confessions out of the defendants.

Rudolph Hoess confessed under torture and threats to his family that he killed 4 million Jews in his camp, which was later reduced to 1.1 million on the Aushwitz official plaque by mainstream historians, although the true number is closer to the 68,000 death certificates that the Soviet troops captured and stored unannounced in the Moscow archives until the USSR fell and the death certificates were discovered. Detailed documents with lots of details of each victim and their causes of death, each hand signed by a doctor like Mengele.

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greven40 HenryHall Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:45 Permalink

This practice of tip-toeing around the US regime's paid mercenary forces and allowing them to go unscathed is only encouraging them to further act with lawless and reckless abandon.  Russia is already guilty of this in Syria, manifesting ceasefires just as they surrounded US assets, only to allow them to move elsewhere and continue operations.

To stop the US regime once and for all, severe punishment must be dealt to their paid mercenaries, if not to the regime itself.  The people in the States are content to be well-fed slaves as long as they don't feel the pain.

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Bring the Gold mvsjcl Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

Tmosley you seem to have total confidence in the absolute omniscience and omnipotence of whatever powers you think are in control of this situation. I have no doubt that many elected leaders or financial leaders do NOT want WWIII in terms of nukes etc. That said, this situation is far from in control currently and any escalation risks it spiraling out of control rapidly. Dying empires, especially if they are dominated by hidden forces who think they are supernaturally special, do really stupid shit. That's the concern Dude.

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Perimetr mvsjcl Thu, 04/12/2018 - 19:23 Permalink

The Brits will wind up getting some Russian 800-kiloton warheads on various places 

like London, with a likely fire zone of 152 square miles/389 sq km

see https://thebulletin.org/sites/default/files/styles/scale_width_700px/pu… 

and https://thebulletin.org/what-would-happen-if-800-kiloton-nuclear-warhea…

just like NYC, Wash D.C. and every other city in Europe and the US

We're #1 !!!

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Brazen Heist sarz Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:24 Permalink

Lol...am I the only one who noticed that Vitaly Churkin is back from the dead?

Come on Tylers, what is this?!

Meanwhile, Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador at the United Nations, said he unfortunately "cannot exclude any possibilities" when asked about the danger of war between the US and Russia.

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Dickweed Wang chunga Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

An aircraft carrier and all that goes with it seems like major overkill for 8 targets.

 

I guess that point of view is easy to take if you're not the country that has the eight targets.  What in hell's name gives the USA (or anyone) the right to destroy another country's property and kill their people when no state of war exists??  That's right, NOTHING gives them the right.  It's time that countries around the world start treating those kinds of acts of aggression as acts of war. 

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Count Cherep tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:01 Permalink

The world is run by psychopaths.

Behavior which would be reasonable to expect from a normal person cannot be expected from psychopaths, who have no fear or conscience and are incapable of feeling love or compassion or other emotions due to the structure of their brain.

Underestimate them at your own risk.

The List of Psychopathy Symptoms: Hervey Cleckley and Robert Hare

https://psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-list-of-psych…

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DarthVader101 tmosley Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

Agree. Putin and his cohorts are nothing but a bunch of cowards.  Until I hear from Putin himself the words “if you and your lapdogs launch ANY attack on Syria, period, THERE WILL BE WAR! and we will destroy your planes and battleships.  If you think I’m bluffing, TRY ME.”  

If the West knew that Putin was that sort of LEADER, they never would have dared to do the sort of shit that they’re doing now and things would have never gotten that far.  

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