ダマスカスへの攻撃も含めロシア軍人の命が危機にさらされたら反撃するとゲラシモフが宣言: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年03月15日

ダマスカスへの攻撃も含めロシア軍人の命が危機にさらされたら反撃するとゲラシモフが宣言

RT2018/3/13
Moscow is ready to respond if lives of the Russian servicemen are endangered, including by strikes on Damascus, head of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov said.
“There are many Russian advisers, representatives of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and [Russian] servicemen in Damascus and at Syrian defense facilities,” Gerasimov stated.

However, in case lives of Russian military personnel are put in danger, the Russian Armed Forces will respond with certain measure to both “missiles” and “lauchers” which are delivering these projectiles.

Russian MoD says it has information that militants in Syria are planning to stage chemical attacks against civilians under the guise of the Syrian government. According to Gerasimov, they have already sent ‘civilians’ in Eastern Ghouta who will ‘play victims’ of chemical attacks.

Members of the White Helmets and film crews are already there, he pointed out.

・・・引用終わり・・・

テロリストが化学薬品を使用しシリア政府がやったと宣伝
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米国が制裁を口実にシリア軍施設を攻撃
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ロシア軍の兵員に危険が及ぶ
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ロシア軍が反撃
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米ロの戦闘激化 or 限定的なものに終わる
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米軍が戦略核兵器を使用(最悪シナリオ)

RT2018/3/13
Russian FM Warns of ‘Grave Consequences’ of US New Strike Against Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that the consequences of a new US strike on Syria, the possibility of which was stated in the UN Security Council by United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley, will be very serious.

"If a new strike of this kind takes place, the consequences will be very serious," Russia’s top diplomat stressed, TASS reported.

"Mrs. Haley should understand that it is one thing to irresponsibly exploit the microphone in the UN Security Council and it is another thing when both the Russian and American militaries have communication channels and it is clearly stated via these channels what can be done and what must not be done," Lavrov added.

"The US-led coalition knows well about that," the Russian Foreign Minister stated.

ラブロフは、Haleyの次の発言を念頭に上のように述べています。
“It is not the path we prefer, but it is a path we have demonstrated we will take, and we are prepared to take again,” Haley told the UN Security Council meeting on Monday. "When the international community consistently fails to act, there are times when states are compelled to take their own action."

RT2018/3/13
Lavrov has ‘no regular terms’ to describe US threat to attack Syrian troops
The US is trying to cover up its own failure to force armed groups in Syria to de-escalate violence as it blames Russia and Iran for ongoing hostilities in Eastern Ghouta, the Russian foreign minister has said.

Sergey Lavrov was referring to accusations voiced by US Representative at the UN Nikki Haley, who said the US may take military action in Syria in the same way it did last year in response to an alleged chemical-weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun.

“Our Western partners, who don’t hide the close contacts they have with [militant groups] in Eastern Ghouta, have failed in their commitment under the UNSC Resolution 2401, which was to influence their proteges, rein them in, and make them stop shelling residential areas [in Damascus]. Our Western colleagues led by the US have failed to do that,” the Russian minister said on Tuesday.

He added that the US is now proposing a new draft resolution, which would be limited to the situation in Eastern Ghouta. It would also protect UN-designated terrorists – like the group formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, which Russia says is playing the lead role in this area – and give the militants time to regroup.

The US accuses Damascus and its allies of using excessive force in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital that had been controlled by Islamist armed groups for several years. The militants have launched regular attacks on Damascus residential and governmental areas from this location. Moscow says its goal in Eastern Ghouta is to force the fighters to either lay down arms or leave the area, saying the outcome of a similar conflict in Aleppo could serve as a model.

Haley said attacking Syria was “not the path we prefer” and said the UN Security Council’s “failure to act” would be the cause, if Washington chooses to take military action.

“Ms Haley states that the US is a peaceful nation that can at any moment attack the forces of the Syrian government. I have no regular terms left to describe this,” said Lavrov. “A new [US] strike would have very serious consequences. Ms Haley should realize that abusing a microphone with irresponsible statements at the UN Security Council is one thing, but the communications between American and Russian militaries is another thing, which details what is allowed and what is not.”

The incident in Khan Sheikhoun remains uninvestigated, with the scene of the attack inaccessible to chemical weapons inspectors. The evidence used by the US to justify an attack on a Syrian airbase came from questionable sources, and may have been manufactured. The US military does not have proof that Damascus was responsible for the incident.

FARSNEWS2018/3/13
Russian Envoy to UN: Al-Nusra Terrorists Used Chlorine Chemicals in Eastern Ghouta
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia accused militant groups in Eastern Ghouta of using chlorine gas, while stressing that the Syrian government has every right to eradicate the “terrorism hotbed” near its capital.

Nebenzia has defended Syria’s government and the ongoing anti-terrorism operation in Eastern Ghouta, asserting that it has “every right to try and remove the threat to the safety of its citizens”, RT reported.

“According to information at our disposal, on March 5, Al-Nusra militants used chorine substance in Eastern Ghouta, which injured 30 civilians. All this is done to prepare the grounds for unilateral military actions against sovereign Syria,” Nebenzia stated, adding that “The suburbs of Damascus cannot remain a hotbed of terrorism. And it is being used for continued attempts by terrorists to undermine the cessation of hostilities.”

The ongoing operation in the Damascus suburbs does not violate resolution 2401, which allows the continuation of the battle against terrorists, the diplomat stressed.

The terrorists, unlike Moscow and Damascus, do, in fact, frequently attack hospitals and other civilian facilities, and the attacks are well-documented, he said.

“Since the resolution was passed, more than 100 people died from this and a considerably higher number were wounded. More than one hospital... was shelled,” Nebenzia said, adding that “These were true hospitals, genuine hospitals, not headquarters of fighters which they very frequently claim to be hospitals.”

The militants also are preventing the civilians from leaving the combat zone, raining mortar and sniper fire on them.

“They [militants] are constantly striking humanitarian corridors and checkpoints, including during the humanitarian pauses,” Nebenzia stated, stressing that “They intensified the use of tunnels in order to provoke the Syrian military and the exits of those tunnels are in the areas of public buildings, first and foremost mosques, hospitals and markets.”

The Russian diplomat pointed out that the conflict in Syria, and in Eastern Ghouta in particular, is used by Western countries only to “produce endless accusations against Russia,” while “doing nothing” to improve the situation in Syria.

“What’s being done – is a political issue, caused not that much by concerns about the humanitarian needs of the Syrians,” Nebenzia underlined.

The official has also cast a shadow of doubt on the figures on casualties in Syria provided by the UN, wondering about their sources and asking them to be more specific about them next time.

“The death of any number of civilians in an armed conflict is a tragedy, but our delegation has always been interested in the origin of the statistical data that is being used within the UN,” Nebenzia explained.

“Given how politicized the subject is, it's very important. In Eastern Ghouta, we hear very frequently assessments of the losses among civilians. We expect that, in future reports, we will see the source of this data, how reliable it is, and who exactly is meant by ‘trustworthy sources’ on the ground,” he underscored.

Russia, unlike many other countries, takes concrete steps to implement the resolution 2401, Nebeznya said, dismissing the claims, made by some diplomats, including US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, that Moscow was somehow responcible for continued violence in Syria.

“We believe it’s important for everyone to understand: the resolution 2401 is not about an immediate secession of hostilities, which would be an utopia, it’s about the sides [of conflict] reaching a preliminary agreement on a stable de-escalation in all regions of Syria, not in Eastern Ghouta only. It’s the only realistic way, and the resolution has a clear statement on this issue, which we’re trying to speed up,” Russian diplomat added.

Haley, who was speaking earlier at the Security Council meeting, accused Russia and Syria of violating the resolution and of killing “innocent civilians” using the “anti-terrorism loophole” in the document. She also warned that the US might take unilateral actions if the Security Council fails to address the situation in Syria. The diplomat referred to last year’s attack on Syria's Shayrat air field, in the aftermath of Khan Sheikhoun chemical incident, as an example of possible US actions.

FATSNEWS2018/3/14
Lavrov Says Russia Will Respond If US Attacks Syrian Forces – What Next?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned of “grave consequences,” and the Russian military is talking retaliation, if the US occupying troops attack Syrian government forces under any alleged reason.

In other words, US strikes would not be consequence-free in Syria anymore. Rather a US strike under any justification would risk a long feared direct war between the US and Russia. That’s a concern long-standing among US officials – and those fired. Even during the 2016 campaign, President Trump made clear he was very aware of the risk of a Syria war leading to a Russia war. Trump will have to manage constant pressure to do more against Syria to avoid steering into such a disastrous conflict. But that’s not the real problem here:

A- Various US officials have been suggesting substantial attacks on the Syrian military are imminent. This talk of attacking Syria has provoked a warning from the Russian Foreign Ministry, and a second warning from top Russian generals. Russia’s military chief of staff warns Russia would retaliate “against the missiles and launchers used” by the US in such a strike.

B- The Russian threat is a game-changer. The US can no longer drum up pretexts for strikes, much less carry out the occasional attacks against Syrian military targets with impunity. Russia will act over and that would be an escalation of a conflict that has so far cost the lives of tens of thousands of people.

C- The same could be said about US officials drumming up attacks on the pretext of non-documented chemical weapons incidents, which they all now have always been carried out by their Qaeda-allied terror proxies, so-called Syrian rebel factions, in Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere, including those near or in the de-escalation zones in Dara’a province.

D- The US is wading deeper into the second phase of its regime-change war, and the strategy is moving from fighting ISIL (if there’s any) to fighting the Syrian government forces, including the downing of Syrian fighter jets. This adds a whole new dynamic to America’s involvement and military skirmishes. It increases the risk of something that would have once been unthinkable: US and Russian planes shooting at each other. After all, Moscow says it will now “target” US-led coalition aircraft flying above Syria. It’s even cutting off contact with the US.

E- US forces on the ground need to have the authority necessary to attack Syrian targets. But at this point the lack of a clear policy on the part of the Trump White House is a major problem. That, paired with the Russian threats, is making an already dangerous situation even riskier. Lavrov’s recent warning just made things much more dangerous. The US must now account for a more antagonistic stance by Syrian and Russia forces.

Like it or not, Russia’s military action threats against US occupying forces are real. There is, however, a way out for Washington, before the warmongering hordes in the Pentagon make a very dangerous conflict much more worrisome:

The allied forces of Iran, Syria, Russia and Hezbollah have defeated the terrorist group of ISIL on all fronts. This means there is no other pretext for war-party Washington to get directly involved in Syria’s war against the remnants of ISIL and other foreign-backed militant groups. Indeed, troop withdrawals would be a major step for the US to take, at a time when it’s even more unclear exactly what the Trump regime is trying to accomplish in Syria.

On the one hand, the history of US-led regime-change campaign makes the United States a particularly inappropriate advocate for freedom and democracy, much less military intervention in post-ISIL Syria. On the other, the US has backed Israel in its illegal occupation and colonization of Southwestern Syria, which Israel invaded in June of 1967.

This kind of history leads to one conclusion only: America’s military occupation is bad news for Syrian people. The best hope for Syria is for American occupiers to withdraw. Their military presence will only escalate the tragic violence and lead to a greater war with Russia. The War Party doesn’t care about democracy in Syria any more than it does about democracy in Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, but is using the “promotion of democracy” as an excuse to divide Syria and overthrow a government that happens to oppose Washington’s hegemonic designs on the region.

FATSNEWS2018/3/14
Moscow Certain Washington Eyeing Long-Term, Even Permanent Foothold in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Moscow has used all channels to strongly warn Washington against attacking Damascus.

"Yesterday, we used all channels to sternly warn the United States. I hope that those irresponsible plans won’t be implemented," Lavrov said following talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday, TASS reported.

Cavusoglu had also said Turkey is “at breaking point in relations with the US”, as the two major NATO partners have recently been at loggerheads over various issues.

“People in Turkey have a very negative attitude towards the US because it doesn’t keep its word [and] constantly lies,” Cavusoglu stated addressing the students at Moscow State Institute of International Relations on Tuesday, RT reported.

The relations between our countries are “at breaking point”, he added, reminding that back in February both states had established working groups to normalize bilateral ties.
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This kind of history leads to 〜 が全てを説明してくれていますね。
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