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    Posted: April 07 2017 at 2:35am
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/04/syria-us-creates-new-air-support-request-scheme-for-al-qaeda.html#more

Al-Qaeda and its sidekick Ahra al-Sham welcomed the U.S. strikes. The theocratic government of Saudi Arabia offered its full support as did its British creators.

The U.S. airstrike delivers a message to al-Qaeda. Whenever under military pressure al-Qaeda can now stage or fake a "chemical attack" and the U.S. will act to destroy its enemy, the Syrian government. Acts as the one last night are then direct military support by the U.S. on al-Qaeda's request.

A similar scheme had earlier been established on the Golan heights. Al-Qaeda, fighting against Syrian government positions, would launch a mortar round that would land within Israeli controlled territory. Israel would then launch artillery strikes against Syrian government positions because "the Syrian government is responsible for what happens in the area". Al-Qaeda then used the battle field advantage created by the Israeli strike. The scheme and the Israeli military "reasoning" was published several times in Israeli media:

A number of mortars have landed in Israeli territory as a result of spillover fighting over the last several years, raising fears among residents near the border.

The IDF often responds to fire that crosses into Israel by striking Syrian army posts.

Israel maintains a policy of holding Damascus responsible for all fire from Syria into Israel regardless of the source of the fire.

The U.S. administration has now established a similar mechanism, on a larger scale, of direct military U.S. support for al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Syria.

The Trump presidency had been held hostage by unfounded allegation of "Russian interference" in the U.S. elections in support of the Trump candidacy. The air strikes on Syria might have been the ransom that was demanded for the release of the hostage. His opponents are now gushing about him. The allegation of any Trump-Russia connections may now die down.

Yesterday major Democratic leaders in Congress supported strikes on Syria. Despite that they are also likely to attack Trump over them. The strikes are a "strong man" gamble. As Trump said when Obama ordered strikes such are a desperate move. Most parts of the State Department and the NSC were not consulted about them. The chances that these will "blow back" politically as well as strategically are high.

Open U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria will now cease. U.S. planes in Syrian airspace are from now on constantly under imminent danger. There will also be some larger revenge against the U.S. for last night's strikes. Likely not in Syria but in Iraq, Afghanistan or at sea. A "message" will be send. The U.S. reaction to that "message" will be a decision over a much larger war.


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Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on U.S. Military Action in Syria
April 7, 2017

he very presence of military personnel from the US and other countries in Syria without consent from the Syrian government or a UN Security Council mandate is an egregious and obvious violation of international law that cannot be justified. While previous initiatives of this kind were presented as efforts to combat terrorism, now they are clearly an act of aggression against a sovereign Syria. Actions undertaken by the US today inflict further damage to the Russia-US relations.

Russia has expressed on numerous occasions that it was ready to cooperate on resolving the most urgent issues the world is facing today, and that fighting international terrorism was a top priority. However, we will never agree to unsanctioned action against the legitimate Syrian government that has been waging an uncompromising war on international terrorism for a long time.
The US pretends that it does not understand obvious things, turning a blind eye to the use of chemical weapons in Iraq, officially confirmed by Baghdad. The US refuses to believe the evidence provided by certified documents confirming the use of chemical weapons by terrorists in Aleppo. In doing so, the US is abetting international terrorism and making it stronger. New WMD attacks can be expected.

There is no doubt that the military action by the US is an attempt to divert attention from the situation in Mosul, where the campaign carried out among others by US-led coalition has resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties and an escalating humanitarian disaster.

It is obvious that the cruise missile attack was prepared in advance. Any expert understands that Washington’s decision on air strikes predates the Idlib events, which simply served as a pretext for a show of force.

Russia suspends the Memorandum of Understanding on Prevention of Flight Safety Incidents in the course of operations in Syria signed with the US.

We call on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the latest developments.
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http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1041329.shtml (DJ:China's view)

The US military attack on Friday took place despite no definitive results from the investigation by an international organization, and was carried out in the absence of a UN Security Council resolution. The Trump administration wasted little time in striking its targets, marking a stark contrast with its predecessor. 

Trump's decision to attack the Assad government is a show of force from the US president. He wants to prove that he dares to do what Obama dared not. He wants to prove to the world that he is no "businessman president" and that he will use US military force without hesitation when he considers it necessary. 

US military action opens the door for other direct foreign military attacks on the Assad government, a signal that outside interference in Syria is rapidly escalating. Before today, Assad's forces had gained an obvious advantage in the civil war, but foreign military interference could spell an end to their dominance. 

The Middle East is poised to be the center of attention once again. Neither Russia nor Iran will remain silent on the attack nor sit idly by and accept the fallout. The Syrian civil war is entering a new phase. More refugees will flee the region and Europe may have to pay the price.
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NO RUSSIA RESPONSE: THE BEST WORKING HYPOTHESIS

The small Russian Air Force contingent in Syria tested all their radars and carefully tracked those lumbering, telephone pole Tomahawks passing for missiles. Cost of the op for the Pentagon: around $93 million for 59 Tomahawks. Cost to the Russian military – in material losses; as it stands, zero. And probably no Russian casualties. Moscow will NOT show what the S-300 and S-400s can really do until the heavy s**t really hits the fan – if it does. And yes, it will be nasty. And the Pentagon knows it, thus the heads up.

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http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_143082.htm

The Syrian regime bears the full responsibility for this development. NATO has consistently condemned Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons as a clear breach of international norms and agreements.

Any use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, cannot go unanswered, and those responsible must be held accountable. NATO considers the use of chemical weapons as a threat to international peace and security.

NATO supports all international efforts aimed at achieving peace and a political solution in Syria.

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DJ: Israel does not want (pro)Iran forces near its borders. Does not want a Iran capable of possible nuclear weapon production. Saudi Arabia and Iran are almost at war with eachother-fighting eachother in proxywars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen. 

Even when the US would keep it at this attack on Syrian airfield(s) there is a serious danger of escalation from other parties involved. 

IS did attack Syrian Arab Army positions during the US attack. This may suggest knowledge in advance. 

"Rebelgroups" could stage attacks into Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon-hoping that the west would blame the Assad regime. 

Russia and Iran proberbly knew the US attack was coming (Russia proberbly was informed by the US and did inform Iran and Syria https://twitter.com/vkthakur/status/850293409038295040). They choose to let it happen but will react in a way they choose. 

Russia, Iran and Syria consider all foreign uninvited forces inside Syria as invaders. An ultimatum demanding that those forces leave Syria is a possible reaction. Also "pointing air defense systems"at "uninvited aircraft" could be a reaction. 

Turkey, NATO, Jordan, Gulf States-have enough forces to crush the Syrian army and its allies. Russia and Iran will react in such a scenario.

This could be the start of a major conflict.
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Fog of war, news that will not be confirmed; 

https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/status/850341713944203265 "New Syrian Army (with US special forces) attacked by Russian/Syrian planes in Daraa-Syria. https://twitter.com/JakeGodin/status/850367533890891776 Al-Balad Daraa. 

http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFR4N1HD011 Medvedev-US one step away from clashing with Russian military. 

https://twitter.com/BTelawy/status/850286232890474497 One of the cruise misiles landed in Tartous (were Russia has a navy base). 

DJ there will be a lot of things not getting the media. It will proberbly be unclear-for a while-how things develop.
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https://www.rt.com/news/383991-us-probe-chemical-attack-russia/

As far as it get in (alternative) media nu further escalation yet in the Middle East. 

Israel or Saudi Arabia did not attack Iran or v.v.. No large scale Russian action in Syria on US backed forces. North Korea still did not do its nuclear test yet. 

In Yemen https://twitter.com/adammbaron/status/847894729291378688 3th night of US airstrikes at al qaeda positions. 

DJ, I hope there will be no further escalation. Pres. Trump did change his Assad/Syria-story in one week. From accepting Assad as president to airstrikes-international that puts a lot of questionmarks on US-leadership.  

updates: (Superstation claiming that Syria did still have (Soviet ?) chemical weapons-or are the containers used for all kind of goods ? Russia is moving a navyship in between Syria and US navyships to shoot at further missiles. Also communication in Syria between the Russians and US stopped ?)

"The US is nurturing a plan of a full-scale intervention of Syria. Instead of establishing contacts with the legitimate Syrian government, Washington prefers violating international law and acting by force in favor of terrorist groups," he said.

Gurbuz also said that the ultimate goal of Washington’s policy in Syria is to establish a "puppet government," in order to pressure and control other sovereign states in the region.

"Their attempts to help establish a Kurdish entity on Iraqi and Syrian territories are also part of this plan. Thus, the missile strike in Syria is another step towards this goal," he concluded.

https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3625

https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3624

https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3623

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-07/trumps-north-korea-options-place-nukes-south-korea-or-kill-kim-jong-un

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Why the hell would Assad use chemical weapons on the eve of a historic peace deal?

He had basically won the war...
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@cobber, a possibility could be that Assad does not have full control over all those that are fighting "on his side". (Assad proberbly does not control the Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah forces but they know that Assad can ask them to leave-there is a sort of balance.)

I find the Russian story more plausible. What exactly took place is still unclear-for the most of us-but it is possible that 1-rebel held storage of chemical weapons was hit by bombing (but I think the US reply proberbly also is correct-when hit by a bomb the gas would burn) or 2 "moderate al quada rebels" (paid by Saudi Arabia, Turkey NATO) did release a mix of sarin and chloride gas during the bombardment. 

The rebels were losing the battle in the region-there were new peace talks planned. 

In 2013 sarin was transported from Libya-via Turkey to Syria. Seymour Hersh and others claim h.clinton, erdogan and several other "western leaders"(UK, France,Israel) knew it. That did not stop them blaming Assad for "his crime". 

The awfull thing is that IS exists because "the west" needed them against Assad, Iran and in a way against Russia and China. The spread of IS (fighters) suggests "logistic support" on an "international level" IS now is active from Nigeria, Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Sinai, Libya, Iraq, Russia, China (Uyghurs), Indonesia, Philipines etc. 

Hitler worked for UK and France as an "observer" inside what later on would become the nazi-party. Those nazi's were financed by big corporations inside and outside Germany and their (royal) shareholders. The Bush-family, Henry Ford, several other US citizens helped hitler to get "to the top". The "international elite" did loose a lot of money during the Russian revolution in 1917 (everything became state-owned) so with hitler in power in 1933-and Germany responsible for putting Lenin in Russia (to end the eastern front by his revolution)- it was "pay back time". 

The "international elite" only did gain more power after the war-they did good bussiness. Eisenhower warned for the "Military Industrial Complex"-that "elite" has maybe even more power via Trump.

The Syria-war is just another oil-war with Exxon as a foreign secretary. These wars have nothing to do with human rights-every 10 minutes a Yemeni child dies thanks to the US/UK war in Yemen via Saudi Arabia-it is all about the money. 

That also goes for Putin/Gazprom, China, Iran have energy interests. So much for civilization....




US and Turkey opening new air-bases inside Syria.



The west and the east are getting ready for "a big war".

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Hey, I just bought more iosat just in case the nutty fat kid in N. Korea can send a nuke to California. I just prep because I can't control what any leader of any country decides to do. Instead of trying to figure it out I just read the news and get'er done.
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https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3630 US navy North Korea http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/09/asia-pacific/u-s-navy-carrier-strike-group-heads-toward-korean-peninsula-amid-rising-tensions/#.WOnMt7iLS3C

https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3631 US tanks enter Syria from Jordan. (proberbly local after an IS attack on a FSA/(NATO) position). https://www.rt.com/news/384058-lavrov-tillerson-syria-us-strike-call/ US and Russia realize they need to talk.


@Flu Mom, hope we can stay out of a (limited ?) nuclear war. Maybe something good can come out of these crises. Humanity has a choice; do we want to survive or are humans selfdestructive ?



see also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1xfyP0ngXA Israeli News Live (Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense not suiteble for low altitude strikes ?)




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Regarding sanctions on Russia....if Trump turns on his boyfriend Putin, expect some nasty retaliation including release of the "whore pissing" video to the Western media.  
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That's right - I forgot about the video. I'm still wondering if this isn't an elaborate ruse to give the appearance that they're not working hand in glove. The "alleged" ties to Russia are hurting the Trump administration.
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Originally posted by Dutch Josh Dutch Josh wrote:

CRS,DrPH, jacksdad, I can only hope that the present crises are there to show "Trump an independent leader of "the free world". 

Dutch Josh, I make no assumptions about this situation.  Throwing some missiles at Assad was, in my opinion, perfectly justified (and something Obama should have pushed to do earlier).  

However, we do notice that it has changed the tone of the conversation in Washington DC - the House inquiry into Trump/Russia connections has suddenly been put on the back burner, and the news media are now chasing Syria and North Korea.  

Was this a ruse?  I think it was more likely a political calculation, and Trump's advisors have probably been looking for an opportunity to rattle sabers so Trump can look "presidential." 

Nobody knows what the hell is going on over here, I've never been so confused in my life!! 
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Moon of Alabama has a story on how Trump is dealing with Syria. When Assad was behind any gas-attack on civilians I would welcome missiles on him-not on an airfield. But both in 2013 and 2017 I have serious doubts. 

I do not know what the goal was of firing missiles at that airfield. It was back working in a very short while. The outcome is that western aircraft can not fly over Syria any longer. 

Maybe the missiles were meant to send a message to North Korea-but they will not learn anything new from it-it only re-affirms their vision of the US. 

From other sources the impression I get is a powerstruggle in the White House etc. and that is bad news-it gives "others" the chance to do their own "thing". The US has no realistic foreign policy left.
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Originally posted by Dutch Josh Dutch Josh wrote:

Moon of Alabama has a story on how Trump is dealing with Syria. When Assad was behind any gas-attack on civilians I would welcome missiles on him-not on an airfield. But both in 2013 and 2017 I have serious doubts. 

I do not know what the goal was of firing missiles at that airfield. It was back working in a very short while. The outcome is that western aircraft can not fly over Syria any longer. 

Maybe the missiles were meant to send a message to North Korea-but they will not learn anything new from it-it only re-affirms their vision of the US. 

From other sources the impression I get is a powerstruggle in the White House etc. and that is bad news-it gives "others" the chance to do their own "thing". The US has no realistic foreign policy left.

Good question!  This is an interesting article, I like the title referring to "killing a chicken to scare the monkeys!"  


One practical effect of lobbing ordnance at military targets is that their military "gets it," i.e. they know that, if we go all out, we can cream them badly, even without invading.  The Israelis are masters of this...they slapped Syria around a few times, and Syria has largely left them alone.  (these overflights shattered every bit of glass in Assad's palace from what I've read).


Israeli warplanes flew over one of President Bashar al-Assad's palaces on Wednesday to warn Syria against supporting Palestinian militants who abducted an Israeli soldier, the Israeli army said.

Israeli media reports said four planes carried out the overflights at low altitude, early in the morning, and created several sonic booms.

An army spokeswoman said the planes flew over Assad's palace near the city of Latakia, "because the Syrian leadership supports and harbours terrorist leaders, among them Hamas, the kidnappers of the soldier".



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North Korea:

China talks with South Korea about North Korean nuclear program.

South Korea downplays chances for pre-emptive strike on North Korea.

Nuclear test before new South Korean government.:"The possibility of North Korea pushing ahead with a nuclear test before the (85th) anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army on April 25 cannot be ruled out," Cheong said in a forum in Seoul.


Syria:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-09/isis-attacks-us-led-base-southern-syria-assad-said-use-white-phosphorus Qatar (IS sponsor) claiming Syria used white phosphorus (so the US should drop more bombs on Syria) The US has troops in the Jordan-Iraq border area-in west Jordan close to Israel, in  Israel and Lebanon, in Turkey/Northern Syria and in Raqqa. The US military is getting a grip on Syria-and Russia is not stopping that.
 
CRS,DrPH, I do not doubt that the US/NATO/Gulf States can crash Syria-but the problem is what then ? Another Iraq ? War with Iran ? War with Russia ? War with China ? We can not afford to be on that road-we have been there since 9/11-2001 (or maybe even since 1989/90 end of Soviet Union-Yugoslavia-wars). The "war-on-drugs" made the drugs-problem larger, the "war-on-terror" also made the world more unsafe. 

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