ロシア:ミサイルを撃墜し発射施設を攻撃と表明 シリア危機: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年04月12日

ロシア:ミサイルを撃墜し発射施設を攻撃と表明 シリア危機

the Jerusalem Post April 11, 2018 08:22
Russian official: If U.S. attacks, we will return fire to launch positions
IF the U.S decides to attack Syria militarily in response to the chemical attack in Douma, Russia will intercept its missiles and target the sources they were fired from, Russia's ambassador the Lebanon said on Tuesday.
During an interview to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar news site, Alexander Zasypkin accused Washington of using the chemical attack, which Russia denies took place, to stage an attack against Russia's ally Syria.
“If there is an American strike, then we ... will shoot down rockets and target the positions from where they were launched,” Zasypkin said. “In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis."

RT2018/4/11
Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted – Russian envoy to Lebanon

共同2018/4/11 18:58
米、大規模なシリア攻撃検討か
英仏と連携、態勢着々
【ワシントン共同】シリアのアサド政権による化学兵器使用疑惑への対抗措置として、トランプ米政権は昨年4月の攻撃より大規模な軍事行動を検討しているもようだ。周辺に展開する米海軍のミサイル駆逐艦2隻に加え、空母も地中海に向かう予定。英国やフランスとも連携を進めており、フランスのマクロン大統領は10日、近日中に「強力かつ合同の対応」を発表すると表明した。共同軍事行動を想定した態勢を着々と整えつつある。

RT2018/4/11
Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart’!
Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
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 appears to be an unofficial announcement of the "major decisions" which Trump said Washington would soon be making regarding the alleged chemical attack in Syria.

It comes after Russia vowed to shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syria. “If there is an American strike, then we... will shoot down the missiles and target the positions from where they were launched,” Alexander Zasypkin, the Russian envoy to Beirut, said on Wednesday. “In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis."

Trump has been quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Assad regarding the alleged chemical attack, despite the fact that investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to begin an official investigation into the matter.

His allegations also come after the Russian military traveled to the scene of the alleged incident and determined that there was no evidence of any chemical attack.

Trump isn't the only US official to prematurely point the finger at Assad. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was quick to call him a "monster" following reports of the alleged attack. She referred to the Syrian government as a "murderous regime."

Meanwhile, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has warned against the US carrying out an "illegal military endeavor," adding that he hopes Washington "comes to its senses."

Trump has been holding calls with his British and French counterparts. It remains unclear whether the UK will take part in military action, after a report in The Times suggested that Prime Minister Theresa May is waiting until there's evidence of Syria's culpability for the alleged attack.

RT2018/4/11
Moscow to Trump: Are ‘smart’ missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chem attack evidence in Syria?
Responding to a threat from US President Donald Trump, who said Russia should prepare for “nice new and smart missiles” launched by America at Syria, Moscow said if the weapons were smart, they would target terrorists.

“Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria’s] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in response to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday.

She added the US may be seeking to undermine an inspection by chemical weapons experts, who are planning to investigate on the ground in Syria after the alleged attack which sparked the current confrontation between Russia and the US.

“Are the OPCW inspectors aware that smart missiles are about to destroy all evidence of the chemical weapons use on the ground? Or is that the actual plan – to cover up all evidence of this fabricated attack with smart missile strikes, so that international inspectors had no evidence to look for?” Zakharova asked.

Trump’s threat comes in apparent response to remarks by Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, who said Russian troops deployed in Syria have legal grounds to shoot down any American missiles attacking targets there, and may do so in case of an attack.

FARSNEWS2018/4/11
US Mulls Powerful Strike on Syria, 22 Targets Include Russian Sites
TEHRAN (FNA)- While Moscow and Damascus are pressing for a fair investigation, maintaining that it was a false flag attack, US President Donald Trump and his advisers have been discussing a military response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma.

According to the New York Times, White House staffers and national security officials are concerned that an attack of the same scale as last year’s strike on a Syrian base would prove ineffective at halting Damascus, Sputnik reported.

The US Administration officials expect that use of force is the only credible deterrent against further chemical attacks, suggesting hitting a few targets and extending strikes beyond a single day.

The White House has also canceled the President’s long-scheduled trips to Peru and Colombia so that Trump may focus on response to Syria.

At the same time, US authorities are not disclosing the details of the potential military response, however, the President has recently spoken with several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and agreed not to allow chemical weapons to be used in Syria, while it remains unclear whether any of Washington allies will take part in the strikes.

Earlier, the US Navy had announced its decision to deploy the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. While the Navy has described the move as a “planned redeployment”, it came shortly after Washington had accused Damascus of using chemical weapons.

According to a report by Turkish media, the US has designated 22 top targets on Syria’s territory. The targets are reportedly located in the province of Homs, as well as near Russian naval facility in Tartus, where Russian servicemen are currently deployed.


It added that the United States, the UK, France and Israel will carry out coordinated airstrikes against Syria, paying particular attention to military airbases in Homs, Damascus, Tartus, Hama, Deir Ezzur, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah. The allies will reportedly use land, sea and air missiles to attack Syria.

Washington is weighing a military response after several media outlets reported, citing militants, that the Syrian authorities had used chemical weapons against civilians in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, with the infamous White Helmets posting unverified pictures and videos allegedly showing the aftermath of the chlorine gas attack. Mainstream media immediately picked up the story, with some reporting that tens of people had died of “widespread suffocation”.

The United States immediately accused Damascus of the attack, claiming that the Syrian government, who has a "history" of using such weapons, was “not in dispute”. The US President held a phone conversation with his French counterpart, having “exchanged data” allegedly confirming the weapons’ use in Douma, and then made another call to the UK PM to discuss the issue. The three leaders have agreed to cooperate closelywith international partners to hold the perpetrators accountable.

Meanwhile, Syrian officials have denied the allegations, arguing that the chemical attack was staged by terrorists, and the government did not need such measures to curb the militants, as the armed forces had nearly liberated Douma.

Responding to the typically unverified claims, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the reports about the alleged use of weapons of mass destruction by the Syrian forces were being spread by the White Helmets, who have been repeatedly busted for fabricating stories and providing fake footage. According to Moscow, no traces of chemical agents had been found in the area where the alleged attack had taken place, and the information was being used to undermine the ceasefire in Syria and prevent the envisaged evacuation of militants from Douma.

The Russian Reconciliation Center has spoken with doctors in the town, as well as the Syrian Red Crescent, who reported that they had not received any patients with signs of chemical poisoning.

A year ago, the US President ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria’s Shayrat military base in response to another unverified chemical attack, when his daughter Ivanka, “heartbroken and outraged”, showed pictures of babies allegedly affected by sarin gas used by Bashar al-Assad.

Media reported, based on data provided by the White Helmets, that a chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province which killed 80 people and injured over 300 – the incident was blamed on Damascus, which vehemently denied the accusations, saying that the government could not use chemical weapons, because it had one, as was confirmed by the OPCW.

FARSNEWS2018/4/11
Official: Russia to Respond Instantly If Its Military in Syria Hit by US Strike
TEHRAN (FNA)- First deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's Defense Committee Yevgeny Serebrennikov said Wednesday that Moscow will respond immediately if its military in Syria gets hit by a possible US airstrike.

Russia’s Hmeymim airbase and Tartus naval base, as well as Russian servicemen deployed in Syria are under firm protection as the United States is anticipated to carry out airstrikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapon attack in the city of Douma, Serebrennikov told Sputnik.

“As the Defense Ministry has already pointed out, the Russian military bases in Hmeymim and Tartus are under firm protection. At the same time, we expect that in the event of US strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger. I think that the United States understands this and will not allow it, because otherwise Russia's response will be immediate, as the chief of the Russian General Staff has said," Serebrennikov stressed.

ロイター2018年4月12日 / 07:11
トランプ米大統領、シリア対応の具体的な日程まだ策定せず=報道官
[ワシントン 11日 ロイター] - 米ホワイトハウス報道官は11日、トランプ大統領は化学兵器使用疑惑が出ているシリアに対する行動の具体的な行程表をまだ策定していないと述べた。
サンダーズ報道官は、大統領が軍事行動以外にも複数の選択肢を持っており、すべての選択肢はなお検討段階にあると説明。トランプ氏は化学兵器が使用されたことの責任はロシアとシリア政府にあるとの立場を示していると述べた。

トランプ氏はこの日、シリアでの化学兵器使用疑惑を巡りアサド政権を支持するロシアを批判した上で、「ロシアはシリアに向け飛来する全てのミサイルを撃墜するとしているが、ミサイルは飛んでくるので備えた方が良い。立派で新しくて高性能なミサイルだ」とツイッターに投稿。

・・・引用終わり・・・

トランプのこのツイッター投稿に関してロシアのザハロバがただちに化学薬品使用の検証ができなくするためか、スマートなミサイルはテロリストに向けて撃つべきではないかと応酬。クレムリンはツイッター外交はしないと応じました。

上のロイターの記事にありますが、米軍の方針決定が遅れているようです。できるだけ多くの同盟国を巻き込みたいと働きかけを行っているのでしょう。そして、米軍部自体にためらいがあるはずです。地中海東部に集結した艦船からシリアに向けてミサイルを打つ予定ですが、ロシアはミサイルが撃ち込まれたら発射元を攻撃すると述べ、軍出身の国会議員が登場して決然と米軍を威嚇しました。

ロシアがS400や航空機から米国の艦船を攻撃し、それが沈没するようなことになれば、何十人の単位で死者が出ます。米国内でもシリア国内での偽旗作戦を批判する人は多く、ましてやそれを口実に軍事行動に出て多数の米国人犠牲者が出たら、軍部が批判され責任を問われます。

いくら狂犬と呼ばれるマッチスでも、無謀なことはできないでしょう。戦争勃発時にミサイルを発射した敵の基地を叩くのはこれは常道です。米軍がミサイルを発射、ロシアがインターセプトすると同時に米軍の艦船を攻撃するとなれば、逃げ場のない足の遅い艦船が圧倒的に不利です。

ロシアはこの1か月ほどの間に兵器や弾薬を大量にシリアに運び込んでいます。そう簡単に弾が切れることはない。やられればやり返す。

米国がどのような作戦を編み出すのか注目です。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:05| Comment(4) | 国際・政治
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米国は、ニミニッ級空母トルーマンを中心とする空母機動部隊を編成しました。この空母機動部隊は、米国の母港を出て地中海にむかつています。空母は、巡洋艦と駆逐艦と原子力攻撃潜水艦と補給艦で巨大な戦闘集団を作ります。兵士は、2万人ぐらいです。トモダチ作戦の時も空母機動部隊として活動しました。だから1万6000人が被爆しました。大きな軍事作戦です。トランプが、軍事知識ゼロで無学で戦いを知らず、修羅場を経験していません。忍者プーチンに勝つことができますかね?
Posted by 西 亨 at 2018年04月11日 21:54
負けても撤退の口実になります。
どう転んでも悪くない両睨みなの対応ではないかな?
じっさいそうでなければ動けないでしょう。
Posted by SY at 2018年04月11日 23:11
負けたから撤退とは言えないのでは?
とっくに負けています。悔しくて負けたとは言えない、言われたくない、そのために攻撃する、シリアやロシアの兵器を破壊した実績を残す。そして米国の海外侵略作戦がこれで終わりでないことを示す、それが目的であり、せいぜいその程度の効果しかないだろうと思います。
Posted by ずくなし at 2018年04月11日 23:34
金もないのにトランプはそこまで粘りますかね?
押すだけ押して、あっさり掌返しをしそうですが

諦めないのなら大規模戦闘しかないでしょう。
それでイスラエルが持つかどうか微妙です。
Posted by SY at 2018年04月12日 01:37
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