Iran Targeted Israel

From Elijah Magnier:

[W]hen Russia was informed of the initial US plan of attack, it naturally informed the partners in arms who have been operating together in the Levant to defeat the Jihadists and effect the return of the Syrian government’s control over its entire territory.

Iran took immediate measures by clearing all military bases and inviting its allies in Syria to act promptly and consequently. Intensive meetings took place in Lebanon, Syria and Iran to coordinate a simultaneous counter attack to be launched after the first wave of firepower from the US and its allies.

Iran didn’t make any effort to hide its military preparations: targets were set against all US military bases in the Middle East and against the US’s closest Arab allies. Syria, Iran and Hezbollah coordinated the preparation of immediate counter attack on that same evening which would unleash hundreds of missiles against selected objectives. This war plan, ready and updated, was presented to Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah. During the course of his leadership he has always looked into the minute details of every single movement of officers, plans of defence and indeed all military plans related to warfare preparation. The Secretary General of Hezbollah is thus not only a political leader but the effective commander of his organised-irregular, well equipped army. So the Syrian command and Hezbollah turned their missiles towards one single objective: Israel…

Over 150,000 militants and jihadists are today under Turkish and US control in the north of Syria and at al-Tanf and can be used again to attack the Syrian army…

The “axis of the Resistance” decided to take the gloves off and use all available means, including a return to the 80s era but where, this time round, every single westerner from the countries involved in attacking Syria, Iran and Hezbollah becomes a potential target, along with their respective military bases around the globe. The situation looked very ugly for everyone. Those starting this kind of war hold the timing to begin it, but not when to end it.

From  M K Bhadrakumar:

Following the Israeli attack on the T4 air base in Syria on Monday, Putin deputed his special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev to go to Tehran on an ‘unscheduled and unexpected’ visit to meet Iran’s powerful national security czar and point person on Syria, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, who is the executive head of the national security council and reports directly to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Evidently, Russian-Iranian coordination is at a very high level.

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The US Chaos Machine

From Tbe Saker:

[T]he AngloZionist Hegemony is a threat for the entire planet, but nobody besides Russia and Iran is willing to take it on.  Ain’t that an irony!

The so-called “Christian West” has become a willing parasite for its Zionist host and the only ones with the courage and moral integrity to take it on are Orthodox Christians and Muslims!

From the comments:

Jung used the axiom of Maria as a metaphor for the whole process of individuation. One is the original state of unconscious wholeness; two signifies the conflict between opposites; three points to a potential resolution; the third is the transcendent function; and the one as the fourth is a transformed state of consciousness, relatively whole and at peace…

The Chinese newspaper the Global Times agrees with the Saker:

“Washington’s attack on Syria where Russian troops are stationed constitute serious contempt for Russia’s military capabilities and political dignity. Trump, like scolding a pupil, called on Moscow, one of the world’s leading nuclear powers, to abandon its “dark path.” Disturbingly, Washington seems to have become addicted to mocking Russia in this way. Russia is capable of launching a destructive retaliatory attack on the West. Russia’s weak economy is plagued by Western sanctions and squeezing of its strategic space. That the West provokes Russia in such a manner is irresponsible for world peace…Western countries continue bullying Russia but are seemingly not afraid of its possible counterattack. Their arrogance breeds risk and danger.”..

[F]ully half of America remains Christian, homophobic and racist. Once Trump is impeached we have a dominionist Christian VP waiting to be sworn in as his replacement. This warrior apocalyptic Zionist Christianity may be different than what Christianity began as, but it is Christian, and they have participated at every step in the further descent into madness that is modern day America…

Just compare photos of the river Jordan now and a hundred years ago.  The truth is hidden in plain sight covered by levels of deception as such a heinous crime would require.  Talk of regime change and gas pipelines are just cover an Israeli state dying from lack of water…

People keep tossing out “The US economy is tanking, it is going to implode/explode/crumble sooner or later” etc., etc. Such beliefs may be soothing to hold but they do not rest on knowledge or economic literacy. Briefly, here is why.

Economies do not tank because of massive credit. Money Supply = M1 + M2 + M3, where M3 is the outstanding credit in the economy. The US M3 is huge because the economy itself is huge. Modern economies have moved away from paper notes and in future all money supply will essentially be M2 + M3. M2 (total outstanding bank deposits) and M3 are in turn fusing into one as credit card payments replace the practice of mailing out cheques.

Nor is high foreign indebtedness in itself a sign of future imminent collapse. Yes, it is worryingly high presently, but no it is not imminent that some sort of disaster will befall the US Treasury. No one forces the rest-of-the world to buy US treasuries, bonds, and stocks. Yet governments, corporations, and individuals from all over the world line-up to buy these. Ask yourselves why. The answer is: Money and Capital flows to low risk and high return zones. This is how it always has been, and this is how it always will be. Why do Alibaba and the other Chinese majors seek listing on American stock exchanges?

Yes, there are plenty of things wrong with the USA, and yes it may end up paying a dear price for its arrogance, aggression, and cruelty all over the world (not to talk of its collapsing morality, ethics and social cohesion at home) but there is nothing the matter with its economy. Those who wait for its supposedly “Ponzi scheme” to collapse will wait to eternity, I am afraid…

[T]he first thing Russia should do, a long with Iran, Hizbullah and Syria, is exactly what it has been doing: securing more and more of Syria. Since the last time AZ axis did this, Syria’s situation on the ground is much improved. By the next time they try, it will be much better still. Eyes on the prize…

Russia and China are winning on the most important Grand Strategic/Moral level of warfare for global public opinion. The UN votes are illustrative of that moral victory. Also, Qatar, Turkey and the Philippines switching sides are examples of moral victory…

It will be over when israel is taken over by Palestine or runs out of proxy cannon fodder…

“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi…

As things stand, no escalation occurred, and Russia comes out looking cool-headed and mature. In effect the good guys…

The Russians need to get it through their head and accept that the lunatics in DC are coming for them in no uncertain terms. To the jackals, failure to act with force is seen as extreme weakness and only emboldens them. All this talk of waiting for the empire to fail and playing the long game is nonsense. This is a beast that will take down the world in its death throes…

The involvement of France is not clear, as the reports are contradictory, with the Russians saying that they could not detect any French involvement. This means that out of all NATO members, only the US and UK participated in the attack. And the others ? Why didn’t they participate ? This is a very bad sign for NATO…

Talk from Russian Generals saved the day. Russia has a military. The US has a Chaos Machine.

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Russia Prevents Attack on Damascus

From Elijah Magnier:

Sources in Damascus explain that the Syrian Army and its allies, supported by Russia, were carrying out a large attack on rural Idlib and had reached Abu al-Duhur airport when, all of a sudden, the military operation stopped. The entire spearhead force was moved to Ghouta. What happened?

Russia had informed the Syrian leadership of a large gathering of forces at Al-Tanf US-occupied military base on the Syrian-Iraqi borders, where tens of thousands of US proxies have received continuous military training. The Russians identified unusual military movements and understood that the US was preparing to push Syrian proxy forces to reach eastern Ghouta, linking itself with around 30,000 jihadists in Ghouta itself. This attack was planned to take place simultaneously with a diversion from Daraa, southern Syria, attacking south of Damascus so as to deceive the Syrian army and its allies into leaving smaller forces around the capital.

The US plan – said the sources – consisted in supporting its proxies and the Ghouta jihadists to reach Damascus and take full control of it. But the shifting of the military operation from rural Idlib to Ghouta spoiled the US plan to impose on Russia an enforced stay in Lattakia and Tartous confined to a limited place, and to finally change the Syrian regime. This “genius’s plan” would have spoiled all Russia’s efforts deployed through almost three years of heavy involvement in the war in Syria, and would have given the US the upper hand , just at the moment when Moscow and the Syrian Army were about to end the war, with only few more pockets left to liberate.

Russia’s hit in Ghouta broke the US plan into pieces, and imposed the withdrawal of tens of thousands of militants from Ghouta along with their families, to the north of Syria. The capital is now much safer, with the remaining area south of Damascus occupied by Al-Qaeda and the “Islamic State” group (ISIS) in Yarmouk camp and al-Hajar al-Aswad…

Mattis accepted “an honourable strike” to save his boss’s inexperienced face…

Turkish President Erdogan expressed his support and later satisfaction with the US strikes on Syria. Russia answered by asking him to deliver the city of Afrin to the Syrian government.

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Trump Bombs Nobody Again

From Zero Hedge:

According to the Russian Defense Ministry,  most of the missiles launched by the US, UK and France had been intercepted by Syria’s air defenses. Employing Soviet-made S-125 and S-200 air defense systems as well as Buk and Kvadrat units, Syria reportedly shot down 71 of the 103 cruise missiles. These included 12 cruise missiles which had been headed toward the Dumeir military airfield – which was completely spared, thanks to the Syrian counterstrike.

Meanwhile, Nikki Haley lies, not only about the reason for, but also the result of the Syrian missile strike.

From TASS:

There are no casualties among civilians and Syrian military servicemen after the US missiles strikes, according to preliminary data, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Directorate Sergei Rudskoi told reporters at a press briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday.

From Zero Hedge:

Trump’s mission in Syria may be “accomplished”, but Israel’s is just getting be getting started (as we speculated).

According to a reports by SkyNews Arabia and Al Arabiya, a huge explosion was heard at the Iranian base Jabal Azzan located in Syria’s Aleppo after it was struck by “unidentified warplanes.”

From Moon of Alabama:

Last night some 107 missiles and cruise missiles were fired against two research sites and eight military airports in Syria by U.S., French and British forces. The Russian and Syrian forces were warned. People and equipment had been moved. The Russian forces did not directly respond as their areas in Syria were not targeted…

Israel has often used Lebanese airspace to attack targets in Syria.  It will soon lose that luxury.

From the comments:

The US inflicted a great defeat on itself on Friday night…

It would seem Mattis managed to talk some sense into the Orange Genius, probably on the strength that he was the only one in the room that didn’t draft dodge. Chickenhawks like Bolton and Trumpty (bone spurs) would hate being reminded what cowards they were when called to “defend” the banksters’ wars…

So Trumpty wasted at least $100 million to find out even decades-old Russian S-150/200 anti-missile tech is more than adequate against the US’ crap Tomahawk systems.

From Paveway IV in the comments:

Russia certainly would have defended against attacks directed at their bases. That’s where you have kind of a WW III problem, though. Tomahawk and Storm Shadow cruise missiles would never use a direct path – they program in complex mid-course paths and the missiles are programmed to approach the target from whatever direction is best. It may look like it’s zig-zagging towards one base, then turn abruptly mid-course and target another, then another. You can’t tell where their target is on radar until they actually hit something. Any of the Tomahawks fired from the Red Sea ship(s) or a B-1 over at Tanf may be targeting Damascus, or they may continue on and take out Tartous – you just don’t know.

See the problem with that for Russia? They would normally just assume any modern cruise missile traveling any direction within several hundred km of their base is a direct threat, and the aircraft/ship that fired it are also direct threats. The US would do the same. Nobody is going to wait until it’s obvious they are the target.

Russia had two choices last night:

1) Depend ENTIRELY on assurances from the US/UK/France that Russian sites/personnel would not be targeted and no missiles would turn at them the last minute. That’s insanely risky by ANY nations’ standards, especially if the neighborhood bully is making such a promise to you.

2) React like any normal military and assume any approaching cruise missile or launching aircraft/ship is targeting you. You make the problems go away – that’s your job. Then WW III starts, with ZATO shrieking about an unprovoked attack on our aircraft/ships.

I have to wonder what Mattis and Dunford are thinking today. They, more than anyone in the nuthouse, have to understand the effect this cheap-assed, dishonorable, humiliating trick has on Russian commanders and Putin…

Syrians understand that Russia, by remaining meticulously disciplined within its stated red lines and protocols, saved enormous loss of Syrian lives.

Russia’s inaction lends credence to the belief that they were told the targets beforehand and trusted the intel.  It looks like they held up their end of a deal for the West to leave Syria.

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Are the Skripals Dead?

From Moon of Alabama:

Neither in its press statement nor in its public Summary Report (pdf) does the OPCW speak of finding a ‘nerve agent’. But what is this ‘toxic chemical’? Saxitoxin, a natural poison that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) which would be consistent with the symptoms the Skripals showed shortly after eating a Risotto Pesce with mussels? Or some artificial agent designed as chemical weapon? Neither the OPCW nor Porton Down will say.

From the comments:

All the evidence seems to point to both Skripals being long since dead…

If the nerve agent was pure, as the OPCW appears to claim, then the attack would have to have taken place on the park bench – which for many reasons is infinitely more plausible from the point of view of the timeline of the Skripals’ response to the poisonings. All incriminating cctv evidence would have been destroyed already…

Sergei was obviously the prime source of the Steele dossier, and had to be silenced at all costs…

Also, if the Skripal’s are dead (as seems likely) and were poisoned on the park bench, SD Nick Bailey seems to be a prime suspect…

Here’s the nub of the proposition. How to get the Novichok into the now hospitalised Skripal’s bloodstreams…

The fiance is also reported missing.

 

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USS Donald Cook

Since Israel launched 8 cruise missiles at Syria last night, it’s been a tense day awaiting Trump’s response.

Having made the distinction between a neocon and a Zionist with Tillerson and Bolton, Trump triumphs over both.

Trump’s foreign policy is to speak loudly and carry a broken stick.

#Trump is saying “Fool me once with #Shayrat, shame on you…”

A lot of people owe Trump an apology for what they said about him last night…

The primary objective of Trump’s response will be to remove focus on al-Tanf, where US troops are massed in Syria.

According to my Twitter feed, which has morphed from a Trump echo chamber into a first rate collection of Kremlin trolls, the world is waiting on the appearance of a tactical nuke.

Therefore, the safest thing Trump can do is nuke the US and blame Russia.

The timing is perfect for one of our 23 GE Mark I nuclear reactors to go Fukushima.

Trust me, the next false flag has already begun. We’ll hear the music shortly.

From Zero Hedge:

As the situation in Syria continues to escalate, guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook has weighed anchor off Syrian territorial waters, and is reportedly being “harassed” by low-flying Russian warplanes, which have buzzed the “Arleigh Burke” class warship at least four times according to CNN Turk.

From Voltaire Net in 2014: 

The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device…

As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegissystem, now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.

The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft – unarmed – repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.

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Skripal False Flag Unravels

From Alexander Mercouris:

They were able to identify the poison as a Novichok by the weekend prior to Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons on Monday 12th March 2018 because they were told in advance what to look for

In other words the entire British case against Russia derives not from identification of the poison as a Novichok but from information about the supposed existence of a ‘secret laboratory’ making Novichok in Russia which British intelligence had obtained – or thinks it had obtained – before the attack took place…

That the entire British case against Russia depends on intelligence is further shown by a further strange development in the case today.

This is that the British authorities are now apparently claiming that the fact that the poison which was used to poison Sergey and Yulia Skripal was supposedly found on Sergey Skripal’s door knob is the ‘smoking gun’ which points to Russia.

Whether that is so or not – and I share Craig Murray’s deep skepticism about this – the alleged presence of the poison on the door knob cannot be the reason why on 7th March 2018 the British government’s COBRA committee had already come to the conclusion that the attack on Sergey and Yulia Skripal “was almost certainly” the work of Russia.

That is because the theory that Sergey and Yulia Skripal were poisoned when they came into contact with the poison on the door knob only appeared several weeks after 7th March 2018

If this claim was made before the poison was found on the door knob it suggests that the source knew in advance that it was there, which would tend to implicate the source in the attack.

If the source provided the information about the alleged ‘assassin’s manual’ after reports appeared in the British media about the poison being found on the door knob – which by the way is what I suspect – then that strongly suggests that the source is adapting its information to the changing news, which suggests manipulation of the intelligence in order to implicate Russia.

Sergei was a naughty boy and CIA/MI-6/Mossad decided to pin his botched assassination on Russia, while taking the heat off Christopher Steele.

From John Helmer:

The evidence now accumulating is that the hospital is detaining and isolating the Skripals against their will, preventing contact with their family…

Article 35 of the treaty is also explicit in allowing the Russian Embassy to identify Victoria Skripal,  or a British lawyer,  or both together, to represent the Skripals in hospital, and to meet with them without obstacle or hindrance.

To date, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko in London and the Foreign Ministry in Moscow have not attempted to exercise this entitlement…

Another British law applies, too. Article 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms — incorporated in the UK Human Rights Act of 1998 — orders that “noone shall be deprived of his liberty” except for six specified circumstances. These cover arrest on suspicion of crime, conviction by a court, or “for the prevention of the spreading of infectious diseases.”..

This is also the habeas corpus provision in longstanding British law, explained here

This is a shutdown by the hospital of all communications regarding Yulia Skripal on the ground that she has given her consent, and that said, the hospital has the authority to safeguard her privacy.  Neither the consent nor the privacy can be independently verified…

If… Yulia Skripal made her telephone-call to Victoria Skripal on a telephone not her own, she was disputing her consent, and exercising her right to speak to her next of kin…

In short, the UK can order Director-General Üzümcü, a NATO ally, to accept its “designation” for information it wants to keep secret from Russia, including the names of the member states which  refused to agree with the UK in the vote to implement Article IX of the Convention, and make the OPCW investigation of the British allegations open, transparent, accountable to the Convention itself.

This is what Üzümcü did. When he told the Council in his published statement “the United Kingdom has expressed its wish to be as transparent as possible”, he was faking. By telling Choubey to stonewall, he turned the Convention into a deadletter.

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