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People in Latin America Furious at US Aggression against Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- People gathered outside the US Embassy in Santiago de Chile to protest against the recent strike on Syria ordered by Donald Trump. Protests against the US Administration also took place in other countries across Latin America, such as Bolivia and Argentina.

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Why should US taxpayers care about Ukraine conflict? – Tillerson to French FM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed doubt that the Ukrainian conflict is a point of interest for US taxpayers, his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault has said, Reuters reports.

According to Ayrault, Tillerson openly questioned why American taxpayers should be concerned about the situation in Ukraine. The US official gave his opinion during the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Lucca, Italy, on Tuesday.

The French FM told reporters that his answer to the US top diplomat was: "It is in the interests of the US taxpayers to have a Europe that is secure and is strong politically and economically ... You don't want a weak Europe, broken into bits and feeble.”

Ayrault didn’t specify if Tillerson, who flew to Russia right after the Italian meeting, responded to his comment.

According to Russia's RIA news agency, when questioned about the exchange, State Department spokesman Mark Toner stated that he had no knowledge of it, and that Washington remained committed to supporting Kiev, and the ongoing peace process.

In its closing communique earlier this week, the G7 stated that the Minsk deal, reached between the warring sides in Ukraine in 2015, hasn’t been implemented in full.

The Western powers claimed that Moscow wasn’t doing enough to settle the conflict, saying that “Russia's behavior is not consistent with the rules-based international order.”

“We remain united in using a wide array of foreign policy tools, including restrictive measures and sanctions, with the goal of persuading Russia to return to a path of shared respect of those principles,” the G7 statement read.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that Kiev is not fulfilling its obligations by violating the agreed ceasefire.

Around 10,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the military conflict broke out in Ukraine in spring 2014.

Back then, the new government in Kiev sent troops to Donbass to quell the population, which rejected an earlier coup in the capital.

During the conflict, Kiev and its Western backers have accused Russia of supporting the self-defense forces in eastern Ukraine.

Despite Moscow denying the accusations, the US imposed a wave of sanctions against Russia, with the EU following in American tracks shortly afterwards.

On Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged more restrictions against Russia, this time over the Syrian issue, but his call was rejected by the G7 ministers.
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Ex-MI6 chief fears Trump will launch catastrophic war on North Korea

US President Donald Trump could lead the world into a catastrophic war with North Korea because of his inexperience and temperament, former British spy boss Sir John Sawers has warned.

The former spymaster warned that Trump’s temperament could plunge the UK into a war in the Far East which would be more dangerous than anything that could emerge in Syria.

“[Trump’s] not someone who fills me with confidence,” Sawers told the BBC.

“He doesn’t have the background and the experience and the instincts of being an effective US president, but it is in our interests that we have a US administration that upholds the international system, that supports its allies and supports international norms,” he said.

The more serious figures in the US administration have been stepping in to make up for Trumps’ rashness and inexperience after the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, said Sawers.

“We see the sensible grown-ups within the administration taking charge and the rather ideological figures around Trump himself being marginalized, and that’s to be welcomed,” he added.

The former intelligence chief said the Korean peninsula is by far the most serious potential flashpoint at the moment.

“If you are looking for a world crisis which could bring about the dangers of a clash between great powers then North Korea is a bigger concern than Syria,” he said.

In March, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the strategy of patience with North Korea was over.

The aircraft carrier ‘USS Carl Vinson’ has recently redirected to the seas around the peninsula.

Sawers said that Washington’s increased militarization of the region was designed to show North Korea and China that “the US was willing to use force against another state to uphold international order, uphold international norms.”

He insisted this was a calculated move that would see North Korea treated “very seriously.”

「中国が理解し始めているのは、これが交渉を通じて、圧力によって平和的に解決できなければ、米国には軍事的選択肢が唯一最後の選択肢として残るという重大なリスクがあるということだと私は思う」とSawersは警告した 。
“I think what the Chinese are beginning to understand is that if this can’t be solved peaceably through negotiations, through pressure, then there is serious risk that the US will have only one option left, which is the military option,” Sawers warned.




緊張高まる朝鮮半島 核施設破壊が接近か?



首相 北朝鮮情勢「いかなる事態でも国民守り抜く」




※ Jack Posobiec ‏ @JackPosobiec氏の2017/4/12のツイート
Breaking: North Korea Strike Imminent
From same source that warned me about Syria strikes last Thursday morning
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:24| Comment(9) | 国際・政治

イドリブの毒ガス事件はイスラエルが画策  人権団体

Russian General Staff Warns Against New US Missile Strikes on Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow warned against new US missile strikes on Syria, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said at a news briefing on Tuesday.

"Militants are delivering toxic chemicals in Khan Sheikhoun, the Jira airport, East Ghouta and to the West of Aleppo," the Russian General Staff said, Sputnik reported.

"The aim of these actions is to forge another pretext for accusing the Syrian government of using chemical weapons and for triggering new US strikes."

"We warn against such inadmissible steps," the general staff said, adding that the Russian military is to demand a thorough investigation of the alleged chemical attack by Syrian aviation on the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Human Rights Official: Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Attack Orchestrated by Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- International Human Rights Commission's Coordinator for Middle-East Haitham Abu Saeed blamed Israel for the recent chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun in the Syrian province of Idlib.

"Israel directed the Khan Sheikhoun scenario," Abu Saeed said.

Noting that the terrorists, including Zahran Aloush, the commander of Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic Front, were aware of the chemical attack and its type and materials from before, he said under the conditions that the political developments are moving ahead to the benefit of Bashar al-Assad, the terrorists implemented plots to return everything to the past.

Abu Saeed also referred to the recent downing of an Israeli fighter jet by the Syrian air defense units, and said Tel Aviv never thought about it in its military calculations and it called on the US and other western states to help it and then orchestrated the Khan Sheikhoun incident.

Merkel Calls on Trump to Cooperate with Russia on Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on US President Donald Trump in a phone conversation to continue the Syrian settlement under the UN auspices and cooperate with Russia, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

"The Chancellor stressed that after the clear reaction of the US towards the awful incident with the usage of chemical weapons there is the need to do everything to continue political settlement under the UN auspices," Seibert said, TASS reported.

"At the same time, cooperation with Russia has special importance for launching transitional political process," he said.

Seibert said the goal of these efforts is to "have a peaceful and stable Syria without President Bashar Assad at the helm."

Besides Syria, Merkel and Trump discussed North Korea’s nuclear program, he added.

The White House’s press service said earlier that the US president also held a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May. May and Merkel backed the US action and agreed with Trump "on the importance of holding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable," the statement said.

Syria UN Envoy: Israel Provides Air Support to ISIL in Palmyra

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Permanent Representative to the UN told the Security Council that Israel provided air support to the ISIL terror group fighting the Syrian Army in Palmyra.

“Israel provided air support to ISIL with airstrikes in Palmyra,” Bashar al-Jafari told the audience during the Security Council session on Syria, Al Masdar reported.

Jafari made his remarks during a UN Security Council session held to discuss a draft resolution submitted by the US, Britain and France on the use of Chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province.

Jafari was apparently alluding to the Israeli airstrikes that were conducted near the T-4 Military Airport late last month, this attack provoked a direct response from the Syria Air Defense.

In addition to aiding ISIL, Jafari also accused Israel of providing medical relief and air support to Al-Qaeda in Syria.

Later in the session, Russia vetoed a draft resolution submitted by UK, France and the US to UNSC about claims of using chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun.

Bolivia opposed the draft resolution, three other member states, among them China, abstained, while 10 countries voted in favor of it.

The Syrian envoy also said that the US administration is pushing the terrorist war on Syria towards dangerous levels through moving from a stage of proxy aggression into that on its own behalf through direct military action.

He said that the US administration has felt that the terrorist groups had begun to retreat, so it committed its aggression on al-Shayrat air base.

Jafari said it seems that Britain’s decision to leave the EU pushes it to seek to a new role through an extremist discourse which reminds us of the criminal role of former British prime minister Tony Blair who led Britain into the invasion and occupation of Iraq 14 years ago after fabricating the lie about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, a war to which the Iraqi people continue to pay the cost till this day.
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警告! このブログは海外で起きている戦争やテロの状況を掲載しています。残酷、ショッキングな赤裸々な画像もあります。未成年の方や女性、そして成年男性でも精神的衝撃を受ける方がおられるでしょう。このブログは閲覧されないことをお勧めします。

1 テロリストの側がシリア政府軍の攻撃による人的被害だと主張している画像が多数出回っています。参照12
2 これらの画像の中には単なる演技だと観られるものもありますが、子供の苦しむ画像や遺体と見られる画像も多く、そこに写っている子供の数は相当数に上ります。
3 イドリブの毒ガス弾による被害として最近流れた画像では、子供が裸にされて水をかけられています。まだ4月の初めです。
4 筆者はこのような画像に登場する子供は、撮影の過程で大変な試練にあっており、既に亡くなっている子供もいるでしょうし、これらの過程で命を落とす子供も少なくないのではないかと危惧しています。
5 テロリストは、戦闘地域で子供をさらい、あるいは首を切り落とす残虐行為を行っています。
6 テロリストは、米国がシリアを爆撃する材料、口実を提供しています。
7 米国は、「イドリブでの毒ガス弾による攻撃」について、現地での公正な検証なしにそれを理由としてシリア空軍基地を爆撃しました。
8 米国は、市民に対する毒ガス攻撃があればシリアをさらにミサイル攻撃するとしています。
The US leaves open the possibility to conduct new missile strikes on Syria in case of chemical attacks on civilians, White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said at a news conference. RT2017/4/10
9 テロリスト側は、米国のこのような方針を受けて、毒ガス攻撃の画像資料を作成し、米国にミサイル攻撃をさせる可能性があります。
10 テロリスト側の毒ガス攻撃の画像資料は捏造だと指摘する声もあります。画像資料の捏造の際にも犠牲者が出ます。

Fares Shehabi@ShehabiFares氏は、シリアのアレッポ州出身の国会議員です。



米軍発表の事件現場を示す地図にはHospital Underground とあります。米軍はこの場所で毒ガス弾攻撃が行われたことをどうやって知ったのでしょう。テロリスト側からしか情報が得られないはずです。





Military Source Warns of False Media Operation against Syrian Gov't

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian news sources reported that a number of fake video clips are being produced in Khan Sheikhoun town in Idlib province to raise new chemical attack allegations against the Syrian government.

The Arabic section of Russia's Sputnik news agency quoted rusvesna.su news as reporting that a Syrian military source has warned that based on reliable intel, the video clips are being prepared in collaboration with the White Helmets (officially known as Syria Civil Defense, is a volunteer organization that currently operates in certain parts of rebel-controlled areas in Syria) who play the role of medical personnel.

According to the source, some civilians also play the role of victims of a chemical attack.

The source added that the western newspapers would soon enter the scene to raise new allegations against Bashar al-Assad government, claiming that he is fighting civilians instead of campaign against terrorism.

Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR), a non governmental research organization, disclosed earlier this month that White Helmets are risking civilian lives, rather than rescuing them, for false flag operations against the Syrian government.

Swedish Doctors For Human Rights analyzed videos, the rescue operation by White Helmets after an alleged attack by Syrian government forces, and found that the life-saving procedures seen in the film are incorrect – in fact life-threatening – or simply fake.

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イドリブ毒ガス攻撃 ファクトファインディング 2











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Egypt Declares 3-Month State of Emergency After Church Bombings Kill 44

TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following ISIL terrorist group's attacks on two churches that killed at least 44 people.

"Several steps are to be taken, the first of which will be the declaration of a state of emergency after the necessary legal and constitutional procedures are complete, for three months in Egypt. We are announcing this state of emergency only to protect our country and secure it, and to prevent any interference with it," Egyptian President said during a live televised speech, Al Waght reported.

He added that security forces have boosted their efforts to find those behind the attacks and bring them to justice.

"Today, a decision was taken to form a higher committee for combating terrorism and extremism in Egypt. This will be formed by a law whose goal will be to grant this committee power to allow for the execution of what is required to control the whole situation," he added.

Earlier in the day, at least 27 people were killed and 78 others injured after a bomb went off inside St. George's Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

A few hours later, a terrorist rushed toward St. Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, killing at least 17 people and wounding 41 others, the Interior Ministry said.

The ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for both attacks and has warned that more are still to come.

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緊張高まる朝鮮半島 核施設破壊が接近か?


South Korea has reportedly achieved a goal it set four years ago and successfully developed a ballistic missile with a range of 800 kilometers, which is sufficient to hit any target in North Korean territory from anywhere in the South.

“There was a test-firing recently of a Hyunmoo-type ballistic missile with a range of 800km at the Anheung test site of the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) under the wing of the Defense Ministry,” Yonhap news agency cited a defense source as saying on Tuesday, adding “It’s assessed that it was successful.”

The source said that South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo had overseen the missile test, which reportedly met specifications for accuracy, flight parameters, and warhead yield, though it added the test flight had been shorter than 800 kilometers due to South Korea’s space limitations.

The South Korean Defense Ministry would neither confirm nor deny the success of the test, saying the official name of the missile, which has been in development since 2012, would be published when it is deployed.

South Korea has been under the protection of the US military for decades, but the agreements between the two countries set a limit on the specifications of missiles Seoul could develop until 2012, when Washington allowed the South to review the limitations as Seoul sought domestic deterrence to North Korea.

The Korean military set a goal of almost tripling the range of its missiles, from 300 to 800 kilometers, with a 500-kilogram payload. With this range, South Korea could hit targets anywhere in North Korea, even if launched from sites in the southernmost part of the country, like the island of Jeju.

The Hyunmoo-2B missile, which has a range of 500 kilometers, was successfully tested in April of 2014. Seoul also has the long-range Hyunmoo-3 cruise missile, which can deliver a 500-kilogram warhead up to 1,000 kilometers away, while an upgraded version currently in development is expected to reach a range of 1,500 kilometers.

US attack on North Korea ‘may be an option,’ says retired US general
In the wake of recent nuclear missile tests conducted by North Korea, retired four-star US General Jack Keane says that bombing the country’s nuclear facilities “may be the only option left.”

Keane told Fox News that, if the US was facing an imminent attack from a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), President Donald Trump would have to act preemptively.

“We’re rapidly and dangerously heading towards the reality that the military option is the only one left when it comes to getting North Korea to denuclearize and not weaponized [intercontinental ballistic missiles],” Keane told Fox News.

“The Trump administration cannot accept a nuclear launch,” he said. “We cannot rely on our missile-defense system to defeat it and expose the American people to a nuclear attack."

On Thursday, Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. Keane, who was Trump’s first pick for secretary of defense, said that the president is likely going to “try the diplomatic option to reverse North Korea’s nuclear program.”

“As for the military option, we’re moving there because Beijing, you’ve painted us into a corner. Let’s work together and denuclearize North Korea. I don’t know if they’re going to do that. But we’ll see,” Keane said.

While Keane said that former President Barack Obama never fully removed the military option, the Trump administration has been more aggressive toward North Korea.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Trump said that the US would be “totally” willing to “solve” the nuclear threat from North Korea with or without China’s help.

“China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t,” Trump told the Financial Times in an interview. “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also said that “the clock has now run out and all options are on the table” in regard to North Korea, according to CNN.

Tillerson issued a short statement Tuesday after North Korea’s recent missile test, saying: “North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.”

On Wednesday, Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea’s recent missile test, and they both “agreed to stay in close communication to enhance cooperation on North Korea,” according to The Hill.

Keane says that Kim Jong-un’s rhetoric is particularly dangerous since he is the only leader that publicly states his intentions to nuke the US.

“There’s not another world leader who says he intends to use nukes against the US...We have to take this threat very seriously,” Keane said.



Operation Orchard





@ 米国の巡航ミサイルトマホークの信頼性が低いこと。

A 迎撃ミサイルの守備範囲は極めて狭く、攻撃範囲は広いこと。


B 弾道ミサイルの命中精度は低い。



C 核施設を破壊する目的での攻撃は、これまでの例では航空機を用いて行われています。放射性物質がばら撒かれる恐れはもちろん強いのですが、建屋を破壊し配管などに損害を与えれば目的は達成できます。




米海軍の空母打撃群が朝鮮半島へ NEW!



‘Catastrophic consequences’: N. Korea vows to retaliate against deployment of US strike group
North Korea has denounced the deployment of the US naval strike group to the peninsula, warning that it is ready for war and Washington will be fully responsible for any potentially “catastrophic consequences” in the event of an invasion.
In a show of force last week, Washington rerouted the Carl Vinson nuclear strike group into Korean waters, after having cancelled its planned trip to Australia. The repositioning of US forces in the region coincided with President Donald Trump’s talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Wary of Washington’s firm commitment to undermine its nuclear and ballistic programs, Pyongyang issued a stern warning, saying, “This goes to prove that the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase.”
“If the US dares opt for a military action, crying out for 'preemptive attack' and 'removal of the headquarters' the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US,” a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry said according to state news agency KCNA.
Calling Trump’s moves to bolster regional military presence “foolish” and “outrageous” the spokesman noted that American provocation could force North Korea to respond with nuclear force.
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Syrian people should decide Assad’s fate, Tillerson tells US media

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the Syrian crisis can only be solved through a political process, claiming it's not regime change but the defeat of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group that Washington is seeking in Syria.

"Our strategy in Syria, our priority is first to defeat ISIS," the US official said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" host, George Stephanopoulos, which was aired Sunday.

Saying that once the battle with the terrorist group is concluded, which according to the US official is "going quite well," Washington plans to turn its attention "to achieving ceasefire agreements between the regime and opposition forces."

Bringing the parties to the table for political discussions "clearly requires the participation of the regime and the support of their allies," Tillerson said in another Sunday interview to the American media, speaking to John Dickerson on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Once a ceasefire becomes a reality in Syria, "we will have the conditions to begin a useful political process," he said.

"It is through that political process that we believe the Syrian people will ultimately be able to decide the fate of Bashar Assad," he told ABC.

Tillerson reiterated the same on CBS, saying that Washington hoped to work with its coalition members and with the UN, "in particular through the Geneva process," to be able to "navigate a political outcome in which the Syrian people will in fact determine Bashar Assad's fate and his legitimacy."

The US Secretary of State underlined the Russian role in the process, saying that the US hoped it could work together with Russia "and use their influence," and that Moscow "will choose to play a constructive role in supporting ceasefire through their own Astana talks, but also through Geneva."

"I'm hopeful we can have Russia be supportive of a process that will lead to a stable Syria. Clearly they are Bashar Assad's current ally, they should have the greatest influence on Bashar Assad," he told Stephanopoulos, but he warned that Russia should be "thinking carefully about its continued alliance with Bashar Assad."

"Every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russia closer into some level of responsibility," he said in an apparent reference to a recent alleged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province. Washington blamed the Syrian government for the incident, while Moscow has said there has been no evidence presented to support such claims.

'Learning Libya lesson'
Speaking of the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, ordered by President Donald Trump "in response" to the alleged use of chemical weapons, Tillerson told CBS that "clearly the message is that the violation of international norms, the continuing ignoring of UN resolutions and the continuing violation of agreements... will no longer be tolerated."

The airstrike is only related to the alleged chemical attack, the US official claimed, adding that Washington has learned its lesson of "what it looks like when you undertake a violent regime change," referring to Libya.

"Obviously the United States' own founding principle is self-determination, and what the US and our allies want to do is to enable the Syrian people to make that determination... We've seen what violent regime change looks like in Libya and the kind of chaos that can be unleashed and indeed the kind of misery that it enacts on its own people," he said on CBS.

"I think we have to learn the lessons of the past," he emphasized on ABC, adding, "Any time you go on and have a violent change at the top, it is very difficult to create the conditions for stability [in the] longer term."

The "message" that any nation can take from the missile strike is that "if you violate international norms, if you violate international agreements, if you fail to live up to commitments, if you become a threat to others, at some point a response is likely to be undertaken," Tillerson said.

He also disproved reports that Washington has also sent a warning to North Korea with its unilateral attack in Syria, saying that "in terms of North Korea, we've been very clear that our objective is a denuclearized Korean peninsula.

"We have no objective to change the regime in North Korea," he claimed, speaking to the ABC host.

In his CBS interview, the US Secretary of State also suggested that "the military progress both in Syria and in Iraq has been remarkable since president Trump's inauguration."

Having called the progress in Mosul "tremendous," Tillerson said together with its allies the US military "continued to liberate areas" and "are moving to a position to liberate Raqqa and contain ISIS."




@ シリア空軍基地の攻撃については、シリア軍がガス弾攻撃をした証拠がない、シリア攻撃の国連決議がない、ことから国連安保理では批判的な意見、態度の国が少なからずあった。
A 国内的にトランプは約束を破ったとして支持者が離れる動きが出ている。
B 米国議会でもシリア基地攻撃について議論すべきとの声が出ている。
B シリア、イラン、ロシアが連携して対抗措置、防御体制の整備に踏み出した。
C イドリブでのニセ旗作戦の証拠が出てきている。モスクワは多くの証拠を掴んでいる可能性があります。
D ロシアのメドベージェフが米国を強く批判
E ボリビアなどの国からも強い批判






TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the missile attack on Al-Shayrat Airbase in Syria's Homs province was a strategic mistake typical of the US administrations.

"What Americans did was a strategic mistake, and they are repeating the same mistakes done by their predecessors," the leader said at a meeting with senior Iranian Armed Forces commanders in Tehran on Sunday.

He further blasted Washington officials for sponsoring terrorism in the region, saying that "former US officials created ISIL or helped it, and present officials are reinvigorating ISIL and similar groups".

Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned the US against an instrumental use of terrorism, saying that the same groups would pose grave dangers to the US in future. "Europe is entangled with the mistake that it committed by strengthening the Takfiris and people are not secure at home and in the streets (in there), and the US is repeating the same mistake."

Elsewhere, he dismissed allegations and analyses that the US attack on Syria was a pulse to other actors in the region, saying that violence, aggression and crime is typical of the White House officials, but Americans do not dare to conduct a similar move in all countries.

Confused over Team Trump’s Syria ‘regime change’ flip-flops? You’re not alone (POLL)
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おーっ すばやい! ニセ旗作戦はこのように撮影する

Bassem‏ @BBassem7 氏のオリジナルツイート
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Syria-Iran-Russia Joint Operations Room Warns of Crushing Response to Any Further US Attack

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syria-Iran-Russia joint operations room in charge of war strategy and coordination in Syria warned in a statement issued on Sunday that any fresh aggression by Washington against Syria will be given a lethal response.

"We will respond to any aggression powerfully, as Russia and Iran would never allow the US to dominate the world," the statement said on Sunday.

Describing the recent US missile strike on an airbase in Syria's Homs province as yet "another miscalculation" by Washington, the statement said, "We believe that the events (chemical weaopns use) in Khan Sheikhoun have been plotted by certain states and bodies to be used as a pretext to attack Syria."

The statement stressed that supporters and trainers of the terrorist groups, including the ISIL and al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) are not entitled to introduce themselves as advocates of human rights, and blasted the US for its disrespect for the UN members through its unilateral move against Syria before any official investigation into the chemical incident in Idlib.

Elsewhere, the allies of Syria underscored that "we are not unaware of what the US seeks to be materialized in Northern Syria and Northwestern Iraq".

In relevant remarks on Sunday morning, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that the result of investigations by a fact-finding committee on the chemical attack in Syria will bring another disgrace for the US which attacked the country before any probe.

"In case an international fact-finding committee is set up and the realities behind the issue (chemical attack against Idlib) are studied, another scandal will be registered in the US record of international security violations," Shamkhani said in a phone conversation with Director of the Syrian National Security Bureau General Ali Mamlouk.

He reiterated Tehran's continued support for the Syrian government and people's fight against terrorists, and said the US missile strike against a Syrian airbase in Homs province was an attempt to boost the terrorists' morale.

Shamkhani also underscored that Iran, Russia and Syria are strongly determined to cooperate in the fight against terrorism.

Mamlouk, for his part, appreciated Iran for its supports and aids, and stressed the Syrian government, nation and armed forces' resistance against the terrorist groups and their advocates.

The phone conversation was made one day after Shamkhani and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev exchanged views on Washington's missile attack on Syria.

During the phone conversation on Saturday, Shamkhani underlined the necessity for the formation of a fact-finding committee to clarify the aspects of the suspicious chemical attack in Idlib, and said given the fact that Syria has been disarmed of chemical weapons in the past, the attack has been definitely launched by a third party to create a pretext for military aggression against Syria.

He also warned of impacts of the US aggressive and illegal moves in the region, and said, "Such measures boost the terrorists' morale and disrupt the trend of war on terrorism which is pursued through cooperation among the Russian, Syrian and Iranian governments under the UN supervision."

Yet, Shamkhani underscored that the decisive battle and suppression of terrorist streams will continue through strategic cooperation among Iran, Syria, Russia and the resistance front.

Patrushev, for his part, condemned the US missile strike against Syria as a sovereign state, describing it as an aid to the terrorists and against the international laws.

On Thursday night, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in al-Shayrat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.

Russia described the attack as an aggression against a sovereign state. Following the US military action, Russia decided to suspend its memorandum of understanding on air safety over Syria with the United States, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Syrian opposition claimed Tuesday forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had used a chemical gas on people in the Northwestern province, killing nearly 80 and injuring 200. Assad argued his government has no chemical weapons after agreeing to have them destroyed in 2013. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

Pars Today2017/4/8







ZeroHedge Apr 8, 2017 3:12 AM
Michael Savage Turns on Trump, Says Syrian Gas Attack Was False Flag Operation

Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, who fervently supported Trump during the Presidential campaign, soured on him today. Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin.

Backing up his claim that the attack did not contain sarin, Savage made reference to photos showing first responders attending to bodies without gloves or protective gear. Had sarin been used in the attack, all of those men in white helmets would be dead.

In nearly a 15 minute soliloquy over the attack, Savage lamented that the neocon 'military tweet' by Trump was a ploy to increase his popularity, in light of falling poll numbers. Verbosely, Savage hemmed and hawed with disappointment, dispirited that he spent over a year advocating for Trump, who said he eschewed the interventionist policies of people like McCain, Graham, and Schumer, only to cave in shortly after winning the Presidency.

Savage also questioned the timing of Jared Kushner's trip to Iraq, coupled with Bannon's timely demotion from the NSC -- just ahead of the attacks as being highly suspicious.

"This whole thing stinks to high heaven,' said Savage. Furthering his criticism of the President, Savage proclaimed: "It looks like Hillary, deep state won, and Trump is doing her bidding."

As it pertained to who was responsible for the attack, Savage reminded his audience that just last week Putin was considered to be the smartest and most diabolical man on earth. If so, why on earth would he permit Assad to launch a chemical weapons attack, when they had already defeated the rebels, which was sure to turn public opinion against them?

"Why would he do it, you morons you?", said Savage.

Who are we supporting? According to Lindsey Graham, the 'free Syrian army.'

Savage exploded: "The free Syrian Army? There is no such thing. The free Syrian Army are our moderate terrorists created by the CIA and John McCain. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are the mouthpieces for this army of murderers."

"The west jumped to a conclusion, before there was any investigation."

Trump considering sanctions against Russia & Iran over Syria – US envoy to UN

US President Donald Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russia and Iran, the US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley has said in an interview with CNN.

Speaking to Jake Tapper, the host of the State of the Union show, on Sunday, the US official said that the issue of the new sanctions is already being discussed.

“I think that’s conversations that he [Trump] will be having and have started to have, going forward. But I think he will have to look at the situation,” Haley told the CNN host when asked whether Trump “wants tougher sanctions on Russia and Iran.”

Nothing “is off the table at this point,” she added.
The discussions are linked to the situation in Syria, she said.

“You saw this terrible tragedy on innocent people, a lot of them children, and the first reaction from Russia wasn’t ‘how horrible,’ it wasn’t ‘how could they do this,’ it wasn’t ‘how did this happen,’ it was: ‘Assad didn’t do it.’ Why was that the reaction?” Haley said.
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US launches probe into whether Russia took part in ‘chemical attack’ in Syria – AP

The US has reportedly begun an investigation into whether Russia is linked to the suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib, which Washington claims was carried out by Damascus. It comes after Russia condemned the US strike on a Syrian air base, which killed up to 15 people.

An unidentified drone, allegedly Russian or Syrian, has been spotted over a rebel-held town in Idlib province after the Tuesday incident Khan Sheikhoun, AP cited US military officials as saying on Friday.

The AP report comes amid an array of reactions to the early Friday Tomahawk cruise missile strike on the Syrian army’s Shayrat airfield near Homs, which US President Donald Trump said he ordered after Damascus “used banned chemical weapons.”

Despite no investigation into the incident, which Russia and Syria said coincided with the bombing of a rebel warehouse storing munitions and toxic substances allegedly used in the production of shells used in Iraq and in some previous gas attacks in Syria, the US and its western allies have jumped to conclusions that Syrian President Bashar Assad bears responsibility for “chemical attack.”

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, commenting on the attack at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, claimed that the US actions “were fully justified” while adding Washington is “prepared to do more,” but “hope[s] that will not be necessary.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington is closely following the Syrian government’s response to the US airstrike on the airbase near Homs, adding that the further actions by the US will depend on if and how Syria decides to retaliate.

“And as we said last night, we will monitor Syria’s response to that strike in terms of whether they attack our own forces or coalition forces, or whether we detect that they are considering mobilizing to take additional chemical weapons attacks,” he said in a briefing Friday.

Moscow has decried the US bombing of Syria. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” in violation of international law, conducted “under an invented pretext.”

Russia’s Prime Minister Medvedev said that the attack was conducted “on the verge of a military clash” with Russia and showed that Trump has already bowed down to the establishment he once used to harshly criticize.

Russian deputy acting envoy to the UN Vladimir Safronkov also believes that the US is “afraid” of “real investigation” into the incident which might show that president Assad did not use chemical weapons.

‘US strike encouraged jihadists in Syria’ – former UK Syria ambassador

While the UK government was among those who commended the aggressive action by the US against Syria, a former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has sharply criticized the move, questioning the mainstream narrative and warning of dire consequences for the Syrian people.

“If it’s only an alleged chemical attack, then the strike by the Americans can’t possibly be justified. They have delivered the verdict without deliberating on the evidence. What needs to happen, and may yet happen, is the proper UN investigation, but the damage is done,” Ford told RT.

Ford said that the US attack will serve to deteriorate the situation in Syria: “What Trump has done has made it less likely that there can be a negotiated outcome and more likely that there’ll be more fighting and more use of chemical weapons.”

Crucially, the US strike will likely encourage terrorists in Syria to launch attacks, including possible chemical attacks, the former ambassador said.

“If you were a jihadi, would you not be jubilant this morning? Would you not be planning false flag operations to make sure more American involvement was brought on Assad’s head? Of course you would,” Ford said.

Such “false-flag operations” have already been launched by militants as documented in the August report by the UN, he reminded, warning that “we’re all being manipulated by the jihadis and their backers.”

“We’ve totally forgotten the lessons of Iraq. Remember the ‘dodgy dossier’? Remember how certain the British and American intelligence agencies were that Saddam [Hussein] had weapons of mass destruction? That he had sarin, indeed? Turned out to be false, utterly false. We’re like a dog returning to its own vomit,” Ford said.

As to Assad’s alleged responsibility, Ford believes that the Syrian government had no plausible motive to launch such an attack at the time when the Syrian forces were heading towards victory and the new US administration was seemingly softening its stance on Syria.

“It beggars belief. They had absolutely zero motive for doing it, and a hundred reasons not to it. Only days after Trump put out an olive branch in their direction, is it credible at all that Assad would respond with a two-finger gesture?”

国連が? デイリーメールが?? 2013年のこと
Washington’s False Flag: United Nations Confirmed that US Supported Syrian “Rebels” Were Using Chemical Weapons

Washington is Lying.
The Media is Lying.

Both Trump and Obama have blood on their hands. The Chemical Weapons Attack is being used as a “False Flag”, a pretext and a justification to wage an illegal war of aggression.

The United Nations in a 2013 report confirms that Syrian opposition “rebels” (supported by Washington) “may have used chemical weapons against [Syrian] government forces.”

The UN report refutes Washington’s allegations that the government of Bashar al Assad was using chemical weapons against his own people.

What the UN mission findings confirm is that the US sponsored opposition “rebels” largely composed of Al Qaeda affiliated groups, financed and supported by the Western military alliance were responsible for these 2013 chemical weapons attacks.

Moreover, as confirmed in an earlier report, the Al Qaeda rebels were being trained in the use of chemical weapons by specialists on contract to the Pentagon.

Washington (which supports the opposition rebels in the use of chemical weapons) rather than Damascus is responsible for extensive crimes against humanity.


BBC, CNN News Caught Staging FAKE News Chemical Attacks In Syria

Wag the dog: How to cook-up Syrian drama
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とてもおもしろい日本の報道 頭の体操にもってこい

米国務長官 ロシアを優先 NATO外相理事会は欠席か
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EU シリア政権退陣要求で一致
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2017/4/4 21:43

共同2017/4/5 10:38

毎日新聞2017年4月5日 13時38分(最終更新 4月5日 13時38分)
シリア化学兵器 トランプ氏が非難声明
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毎日新聞2017年4月8日 16時00分
シリア化学兵器 米軍高官「露関与の可能性」
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AFP=時事 4/8(土) 15:15配信
アサド大統領は化学兵器使用を命じていない? イランの可能性も 識者ら
【AFP=時事】シリア政府による化学兵器使用疑惑をめぐり欧米諸国が非難を強めるなか、解けない疑問が残っている。ロシアの支援を受けて内戦で相次いで勝利を収め、外交の舞台にも復帰し始めたバッシャール・アサド(Bashar al-Assad)政権がなぜ化学兵器攻撃に踏み切ったのか
 ドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)米大統領は4日の「恐ろしい化学兵器攻撃」にシリア政府が「直接関わっている」と述べた。同攻撃では子ども27人を含む少なくとも86人が死亡した。
 中東・北アフリカ地域を専門とするコンサルティング企業シェイク・グループ(Shaikh Group)の創業者兼最高経営責任者(CEO)のサルマン・シェイク(Salman Shaikh)氏は「(今回の件は)類例がないわけではない。彼らはかなり前からやっている」と指摘。アサド政権は欧米諸国の「出方を見るために」化学兵器攻撃を行ってきたという。
 シェイク氏によれば、今回は大統領の弟で、強い権力を持つマーヒル・アサド(Maher al-Assad)氏をはじめ政権上層部が「パニックに陥っている」兆候がいくつもあり、彼らの承認なしに化学兵器攻撃が実行された可能性がある。
 英王立防衛安全保障研究所(RUSI)のマルコム・チャルマース(Malcolm Chalmers)氏は、化学兵器攻撃は「私たちが繰り返し見てきたパターン」の一部だと語る。
「シリアを犠牲にして交渉を進めるロシアへの仕返しとして攻撃を命じた強硬派が政権内にいると思う」と語るのは、ワシントン近東政策研究所(Washington Institute for Near East Policy)のアナリスト、ファブリス・バランシュ(Fabrice Balanche)氏だ。
 バランシュ氏はまた、ロシアのウラジーミル・プーチン(Vladimir Putin)大統領はシリアの化学兵器使用に激怒している可能性が高いが、アサド大統領を「支えざるを得ない」と思っているのではないかとの見方を示した。
 シリア国内で働いているため匿名を希望したレバノン人研究者は「イランの可能性を排除すべきではない」と語った。「彼らは米国とシリアの関係改善を見たくないのだから」 【翻訳編集】 AFPBB News
いゃー驚いた! よくもこんな妄想話をでっち上げられるものだ。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:10| Comment(4) | 国際・政治


シリアの和平は遠のいた ロン・ポール

‘They’re terrified that peace was going to break out’ – Ron Paul on US Syria strike

“A victory of neo-conservatives” – that’s how Ron Paul, a former member of the US House of Representatives and three-time presidential candidate, described the US strike on Syria, adding that he does not expect peace talks to resume any time soon.

Speaking to RT, Ron Paul said that there is no proof of Damascus’ guilt that could trigger such a rash and violent response from the US.

“I don't think the evidence is there, at least it hasn’t been presented, and they need a so-called excuse, they worked real hard, our government and their coalition.”

This is not the first time something like this has happened in Syria or elsewhere, Paul said, but now it is convenient to pay attention and react immediately.

“If any of this was true, I don’t know why they couldn’t wait and take a look at it. In 2013, there were similar stories that didn’t go anywhere, because with a little bit of a pause, there was a resistance to it built in our Congress and in the American people. They thought that it was a fraud and nothing like that was happening, and right now, I just can’t think of how it could conceivably be what they claim, because it’s helping ISIS, because it’s helping Al-Qaeda.”

“From my point of view, there was no need to rush. There was no threat to national security. They have to give a reason to do these things,” Paul added.

A factor that contributed to the speedy reaction was of course the US president, the politician told RT.

“I have no idea what his purpose was. Maybe he just didn’t want to hear the debate, because the last time they debated it, they lost. And this time, it was necessary for them to jump onto this, before people came to know what was really going on.”

The Syrian situation now is “a victory for neo-conservatives, who’ve been looking for Assad to go,” Paul said.

“They want to get rid of him, and you have to look for who is involved in that. Unfortunately, they are the ones who are winning out on this, and the radicals, too! There is a bit of hypocrisy going on here, because at one minute we say, well, maybe Assad has to stay, the next day he has to go, and we’re there fighting ISIS and Al-Qaeda. At the same time, what we end up doing is we actually strengthen them! It is a mess.

“I don’t believe that our people or the American government should be the policemen of the world, it makes no sense, it causes us more trouble and more grief, it causes us more financial problems, and it’s hardly a way that we could defend our constitutional liberty.”

This policy clearly does not lead to peace, Paul told RT.

“The peace talks have ended now. They’re terrified that peace was going to break out! Al-Qaeda was on the run, peace talks were happening, and all of a sudden, they had to change, and this changes things dramatically! I don’t expect peace talks anytime soon or in the distant future.”

Last but not least, the politician spoke out about the deeper reasons – and potential disastrous consequences – of the latest attack’s timing.

“I was wondering about the fact that the announcement came when Trump was talking to Xi [Jinping, the Chinese president]. And of course, [North] Korea’s high on the list of targets for our president and our administration. It might be a warning: this is what’s going to happen to you if you don’t do what we tell you. I just don’t like us being involved in so many countries, in their internal affairs; I think it’s so detrimental.”
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Airbase hit by US missiles ‘heavily involved’ in anti-ISIS campaign – relative of strike victim

The US bombardment of the Syrian airbase only serves to encourage Islamic State terrorists as the base was actively involved in the anti-terrorist campaign, including in Palmyra and Raqqa, a man whose relative was killed in the airstrike told RT.

RT spoke to Qusai Nasr from Homs, who lost a relative when the US attacked the Shayrat airfield with dozens of Tomahawk missiles early Friday.

“All of the officers [stationed] there have actually taken part in the Syrian campaign against ISIS [Islamic State],” Nasr said, referring to the base, which is located near Homs.

According to Nasr, 15 people were killed in the airstrike although it has not led to an extensive damage to the airfield. The airstrike, however, resulted in the death of five officers and soldiers who were at the base, he said.

The pretext for the attack, that the Syrian government and the air force stationed at the base in particular, were allegedly behind the chemical incident in rebel-held Idlib province on Tuesday, is hard to believe, Nasr argues.

“There is no evidence that the chemical attack was led by [Syrian aircraft] from this spot,” Nasr said, adding that neither the US nor rebels “show evidence of an aerial strike, the aerial deployment of the chemical weapon.”

“If it was the case thousands of people might have been killed in a town that has a lot of people inside but the number that they said, and I think, they are exaggerating, are very, very little,” he added.

While the strike has dealt little damage to the key airbase infrastructure, it will embolden terrorists, as was the case when the US-led coalition “mistakenly” launched an hour-long raid on the Syrian army positions in Deir ez-Zor in September, killing up to some 100 soldiers and injuring 100 more.

“On the same day of [the Deir ez-Zor] attack, ISIS launched a massive attack on the Syrian army and they gained ground. Today also after the attack on Shayrat Airbase, there was also an attack on the Syrian post in eastern Homs [province] that the Syria army managed to repel,” Nasr said.

Earlier, it was reported that the Syrian forces struggled to quash the terrorist offensive in the area due to the lack of air support from the airbase.

Homs Governor Talal Barazi told RT on Friday that Islamic State attempted to use the airstrike to gain control of strategic oil areas near Palmyra, but the Syrian army thwarted the move.

Judging by the developments on the ground, Nasr said that the US attack “actually helps the terrorists, and helps ISIL and Al-Nusra [Front militants].”

“ISIL and Al-Nusra are actually put on the terrorism list by the US. It is really strange that the United States would attack an airbase that is heavily involved in a campaign against ISIL.”

Speaking to RT earlier on Friday, Homs Governor Barazi said that 14 people were killed in the strike, including nine civilians. At least thirteen women and children, living in the nearby villages, have been injured in the attack, he said.

The strike has caused mixed reaction within international community. While Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey and Syrian rebels and a number of western countries, including the UK, France and Germany, have expressed support for Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to attack Syria, others, including Russia, Iran and Bolivia have decried the strike as unwarranted aggression, bearing resemblance to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Russia’s President Putin has denounced the strike as an act of “aggression against a sovereign nation” while Russian deputy acting envoy to the UN, Vladimir Safronkov, said it had “raised the spirits of terrorists,” accusing Washington of unwillingness to conduct a “real investigation” in the suspected chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:52| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

トランプは変わったのか もともとこうなのか

※  Vera Van Horne‏ @VeraVanHorne 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
Suddenly I miss Obama... At least, he wasn't impulsive.

※  Ian56‏ @Ian56789 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
The #FalseFlag #SyrianGasAttack was manufactured by the CIA & Al-Qaeda terrorists b/c Insane McCain wants to murder some Russians

※  John Iadarola‏認証済みアカウント @johniadarola 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
It sickens me to see Donald Trump claim concern for Syrian children's lives as his motivation, after years of demonizing child refugees.

※ Lana‏ @LanaLokteff 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
America launched missiles against the government that is trying to stop ISIS based on claims made by terrorists!

※  The chosen 1‏ @darren_dazmav 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
Because the USA has been painted as the world's saviour who keeps us safe from the bogeyman, the great deception is the USA is the bogeyman!


※  The chosen 1‏ @darren_dazmav 氏の2017/4/7のツイート
Thanks to all the propaganda from the MSM thousands of children in Syria won't see their 6th birthday, America will kill them via bombs!!!!

※  The chosen 1‏ @darren_dazmav2017/2/22のツイート
It's my little girls birthday today, she's 6..... my kids are the reason i fight for our future..... let's all do it for our children!! 手(チョキ)ハート

Once-dedicated passengers are now disembarking the ‘Trump Train’ following his administration’s actions against Syria. Previous supporters including Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Ingraham made public their opposition to the US president’s missile strike.

Infowars Editor-At-Large Watson tweeted that Donald Trump “wasn’t 'Putin’s puppet' after all,” describing him as “another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.” Watson said he would be turning his efforts instead to French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

※ Paul Joseph Watson@PrisonPlanet
I guess Trump wasn't "Putin's puppet" after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.
I'm officially OFF the Trump train.
11:19 AM - 7 Apr 2017

※ Laura Ingraham@IngrahamAngle
Missiles flying. Rubio's happy. McCain ecstatic. Hillary's on board. A complete policy change in 48 hrs.
10:27 AM - 7 Apr 2017

※ bo‏ @jackiemopsy 氏の2017/4/8のツイート
Via @CulturalCombat
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:00| Comment(2) | 国際・政治


Russian military bases in Syria under ‘ensured’ air defense cover − MoD after US strike

Russia’s S-400 and S-300 anti-missile complexes are among the systems providing protection for its military bases in Syria, the Defense Ministry said following Washington’s missile attack.

The S-400 Triumph missile system and the Pantsir complex, which is a short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system, are ensuring the protection of Russia’s Air Force at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria, Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov told the media on Friday.

Additional defense systems, including S-300 complexes, have been deployed to provide “guaranteed” cover for a station in the Syrian port of Tartus that provides technical support for the Russian Navy, Konashenkov added.

“Combat units of Russia’s air defense systems in Syria are on duty 24/7,” Konashenkov said.

The S-300 missile systems were deployed at Syria’s port of Tartus in 2016, to provide protection for both the base and Russian military ships in Syrian waters. The S-400 air defense complex, the Russian Army’s most modern air defense system, was delivered to Syria in November of 2015, after a Russian Su-24 fighter jet on an anti-terrorist mission in Syria was shot down by a Turkish aircraft.

While the Pantsir complexes protect the Russian military and its infrastructure from lower-flying missiles, Russia also has Bastion coastal defense missile systems in Syria that can engage a target both in the water and on land at a distance of up to 450 kilometers (280 miles).

At the same time, Syria’s S-200 air defense systems have been restored with Russia’s help, TASS reported, adding that those complexes are also deployed to provide protection for the Russian military in eastern Syria.

The efficiency of the Syrian air defense systems will be beefed up, Konashenkov told reporters several hours after the US conducted a missile strike on a Syrian airfield.

“To provide cover for the most sensitive targets of the Syrian infrastructure a set of measures to bolster” the defense systems would be “shortly implemented,” he said.

Earlier in the day, the US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian military’s Shayrat airfield in Homs province. The attack killed at least six people and injured several others.
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US missile strike against Syria
The US fired almost 60 cruise missiles at an airfield of the Syrian army, claiming that it was used to conduct a chemical weapons attack at a rebel-held town in the province of Idlib on Tuesday.
Bolivia has requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to be held behind closed doors on Friday to discuss the US missile attack against Syria, a senior Security Council diplomat told Reuters.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington did not contact the Russian leadership or “any other level within Russian infrastructure” before conducting the airstrike on the Syrian base.
“No contacts were made with Moscow, with President Putin,” Tillerson told reporters at Mar-a-Lago.

The governor of Homs province said the American strike against the Syrian army installation was helping terrorist forces.

“The Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change,” Talal Barazi said in a phone interview with state television, as cited by Reuters. “This targeting was not the first and I don't believe it will be the last.”
He also said firefighting and rescue operations were underway at the Shayrat airfield.

The American attack against Syria came a day after its UN envoy, Nikki Haley, threatened unilateral action against Damascus unless the UN Security Council acted collectively on the alleged attack. The US and its allies Britain and France wanted the UNSC to pass a resolution blaming the Syrian government for the incident. Russia opposed it, saying a proper investigation was necessary before blame could be assigned in the case.

Tillerson added that the US had a high degree of confidence that sarin gas was used in the alleged chemical attack. He didn’t offer an explanation of why the people responding to the incident were apparently not affected by sarin despite not wearing any protection gear, as footage released by the activists suggests.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Russia of failing to carry out the 2013 agreement to secure Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, claiming that Moscow was either incompetent or complicit. The mandate to remove and destroy the weapons was never laid on Moscow. The Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW) did the job and has been verifying that Damascus kept its part of the bargain jointly with the UN.

Conflicting reports came from Syria on whether the US missiles caused loss of life on the ground, with some reports saying they did and others saying they didn’t. The Syrian state TV called the attack “American aggression”.

US President Donald Trump said the attack against Syria served “vital national security interest of the United States” in a statement to the nation. He claimed that there could be no dispute on whether Damascus was guilty of the alleged attack. He further called on “all civilized nations” to join the US “in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria, and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types.”


攻撃された基地はShayrat Air Baseのようです。

Saudi Arabia ‘fully supports’ the US strike against Syria, Al Arabiya reported.

US lawmakers have been sharply divided on President Donald Trump’s decision to order a missile strike without consulting lawmakers.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has criticized the decision, saying that the incursion is hardly justified given the past experiences of the US in the Middle East.

“Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be no different,” Paul wrote on Twitter.

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu sided with Paul, pointing that “attacking the Assad regime requires congressional approval,” as opposed to the actions that are carried out “in defense of the US.”

Hillary Clinton’s former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine took a similar stance, calling Trump’s decision to go war unilaterally “unconstitutional” and “unlawful.”

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) argued that if the issue was not urgently debated in Congress it would mean the “abdication of our responsibility.”

Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who used to voice highly critical opinions on Trump, praised him this time, saying that Trump “deserves the support of the American people” as he "confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) also commended Trump.
“The action in Syria was appropriate and just,” he wrote on Twitter.

Russia suspends flight safety memorandum over Syria after US missile strike – Foreign Ministry

“This time, they didn't even care to provide any facts, just referred to some photos, speculated on the photos of kids yet again, and of course speculated on the testimony of various NGOs, including the infamous swindlers from the White Helmets, who stage different situations to provoke activities against the Syrian government,” Lavrov said.

6 MiG-23 aircraft destroyed in US strike on Syrian airfield, runway undamaged – Russian MoD

Six MiG-23 fighter jets were destroyed in the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield in Homs province, but the runway remained intact, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs Province destroyed a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station.

The runway, taxiways and the Syrian aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement.

The ministry described the combat efficiency of the strike as “quite poor.”

“On April 7, 2017, between 3:42am and 3:56am Moscow time, two US Navy destroyers (USS Porter and USS Ross) fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in Homs Province, Syria, from an area near the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.

“According to our sources, only 23 of them reached the Syrian airbase,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said, adding that the points of impact of the other 36 cruise missiles remain unknown.

The ministry also slammed the US actions as “a gross violation” of the memorandum of understanding signed by Moscow in Washington back in 2015 to prevent flight incidents in Syrian airspace.

All justifications for the strike are “groundless claims,” the ministry continued.

“Russia made an earlier statement that the Syrian forces did not use chemical weapons. We are waiting for clarification from the US on undisputed – as they claim – evidence that it was the Syrian Army that deployed chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.”

The ministry also pointed to the events that followed the strikes, a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Army carried out by Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front terrorists.

“We hope that this offensive was in no way coordinated with the US,” the ministry said.

"A number of measures aimed at strengthening and improving the effectiveness of the Syrian air defense system will be implemented in the near future in order to protect the vital parts of the Syrian infrastructure," Konashenkov said.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has amounted the situation in Syria to “an international armed conflict” following the US strikes on Syrian airfield in Shayrat, Reuters cites a spokesperson as saying.

“Any military operation by a state on the territory of another without the consent of the other amounts to an international armed conflict," Iolanda Jaquemet said.
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Kirkuk to Dunkirk: Kurdish journalist fights to stay in UK after fleeing assassins (RT EXCLUSIVE)

Official: ISIL Leader Escaped from Mosul Months Ago

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Kurdish official disclosed that ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi escaped from the siege of Mosul two months ago when the road to the West was briefly re-opened by a fierce counter attack by ISIL militants.

“ISIS [ISIL] used 17 suicide car bombs from Mosul and some of their units from Syria to clear the road leading out of Mosul for a few hours,” Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to Kurdish President Masoud Barzani, said in an interview with The Independent.

He added that he and other Kurdish leaders believe that ISIS would only carry out such an elaborate operation, in which they suffered heavy casualties, in order to bring al-Baghdadi to safety.

The escape took place after the fall of East Mosul and before the Iraqi security forces began their final attack on ISIS-held West Mosul in February.

Hussein said that ISIS “brought 300 of their fighters from Syria and it was a very fierce fight.” The only possible escape route out of Mosul for ISIS is to the West, through territory held by the Hashd al-Shaabi forces who were forced to retreat, enabling ISIS briefly to gain control of the road.

“I believe myself that they freed al-Baghdadi,” Hussein said, adding that the ISIS unit from Syria returned there immediately and monitoring of ISIS radio traffic showed that they were jubilant that they had carried out a successful operation.

Iraq PM: Intelligence Reports Show ISIL Chief Al-Baghdadi Not in Mosul
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the information available about the ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi indicates that he has fled Mosul a long time ago.

Abadi pointed out that the Iraqi forces liberated the left side of Mosul completely, and more than half of the right side has so far been liberated, adding that “We liberated the province of Nineveh after we were away from it 300 kilometers,” Bas News reported.

He stressed that the ISIL militants are left with with only two choices, “surrender or death.”

Regarding the location of the ISIL leader al-Baghdadi, Abadi said he escaped from Mosul a long time ago according to the intelligence services.

“We will soon control Iraq’s entire border with Syria,” Abbadi said.
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Obama's rule changes opened door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands

[ワシントン 5日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領は5日、証拠は示さず、オバマ前政権時代に国家安全保障担当の大統領補佐官を務めたスーザン・ライス氏が犯罪を犯したとの考えを示した。米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(NYT)とのインタビューで述べた。
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