“Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria”

{Also see: Those Permanent War “Progressives” and Locked & loaded: Russian S-300s & S-400s roll out in huge military war games (VIDEO) and The US: The Century of Lost Wars}

One day soon, when the fearsome millennia-old BEAR finally tires of all this capitalist pig bullshit, he will tear the bald eagle to shreds and devour it. And on that day, the entire planet will rejoice:

Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

By Aaron Kesel

Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are heating up in Syria. Russia is now accusing the U.S. of using phosphorus bombs, a claim the Pentagon has denied, while the U.S. is planning for potential conflict with Russia in Syria on the ground in Al-Tanf (a key U.S. outpost base).

Russia’s military accused two U.S. F-15 fighter jets of dropping white phosphorus bombs over Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Saturday, the TASS and RIA news agencies reported.

In a statement to Reuters, a Pentagon spokesman denied that U.S. planes dropped phosphorus bombs.

“At this time, we have not received any reports of any use of white phosphorous,” said Commander Sean Robertson. “None of the military units in the area are even equipped with white phosphorous munitions of any kind.”

The U.S. airstrikes targeted the village of Hajin, the final major stronghold of Islamic State in Syria.

Meanwhile, the last rebel hotbed against Syria’s government in Idlib is being threatened by Russia through threatening a U.S. training camp in Al-Tanf.

This comes after Russian jets bombarded Idlib earlier this week, hours after Trump warned in a tweet that Assad “must not recklessly attack Idlib Province.”

This has prompted the U.S. to send more than 100 U.S. Marines to a remote coalition outpost in southern Syria at Al-Tanf after Russia threatened to attack militants in the area, the Pentagon said.

The base is used by U.S. special forces as a training ground for Syrian fighters who are confronting Islamic State militants, according to Stripes.

U.S. military officials sternly warned Russia and Syria not to go forward with an attack within a 35-mile-wide security zone that the U.S. maintains around Al-Tanf.

“The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war,” said Lt. Col. Earl Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. “However, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend U.S., coalition or partner forces.”

If Russia does attack, this might prompt the U.S. to respond using similar weapons, especially if a Russian attack causes casualties to the U.S. or its allies, officials said according to Stripes.

The U.S. is working with France and the U.K. on plans for a coordinated military strike in Syria if the regime does use chemical weapons, WSJ reported.

U.S. officials have accused Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of approving the use of chlorine gas in Idlib, the last rebel stronghold.

Recently, U.S. National Security Advisor and ZioCon, John Bolton, threatened Russia by stating that any use of chemical weapons, will “result in a much stronger response than previous airstrikes.”

This is the same John Bolton who stated that regime change in Iran was the only way — way before Trump even considered Bolton for National Security Advisor in November 2016.

“The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East,” Bolton told Breitbart News Daily, a radio program run by the hard-right website with close ties to Donald Trump. “Now, their ouster won’t bring sweetness and light to the region, that’s for sure, but it will eliminate the principal threat.”

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“I think the people of Iran would long for a new regime,” Bolton continued, later suggesting that the U.S. should support opposition groups looking to overthrow it. “I don’t think the regime is popular, but I think it has the guns. And I think there are ways of supporting the opposition that does not involve the use of American military force, that does involve helping the opposition to get a different kind of government.”

It’s worth noting that the CIA very recently set up a new organization tasked with focusing on Iran.

Back in June the Wall Street Journal published a report saying that America’s Central Intelligence Agency had set up a new organization whose sole task would be to focus on Iran under the direction of “Ayatollah Mike” D’andrea who is also an Iran warhawk like Bolton.

One only needs to have eyes, to see what’s going on here, no educational degree in politics is needed. If you don’t see what’s happening, the only clear explanation is that you are physically blind. In which case, you wouldn’t be reading this article. It’s that obvious that the U.S. is setting up regime change operations in Iran; you need to be completely living under a rock for the past few months to ignore the geopolitical moves by all countries involved…

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One thought on ““Tensions Continue Rising Between Russia and The U.S. In Syria”

  1. I don’t know, Dave. I think this ‘Punch & Judy’ narrative obscures more than it clarifies, although to be sure, the situation in Syria, and by implication, in the Middle East, is so tangled as to be virtually impossible for us ordinary Westerners to disentangle.

    A video for you (if and when you can muster the energy, for I know your health is plaguing you, so . . .):

    And a link to something you may already have read:

    The Trump-Putin coalition for Assad lays waste to Syria: Imperial agreement and carve-up behind the noisy rhetoric — Michael Karadjis | Syrian Revolution Commentary and Analysis

    In keeping with the schema of the two forgoing pieces of analysis, although they specifically pertain to Syria, it’s my understanding that uprisings are also brewing in Iran. So, if the entire region is on the cusp of another and even broader explosion, from what direction might rescue for the local oligarchs come?

    I suspect that if the U.S. does go into Iran, although the narrative will be that it’s going in to topple the regime, it will really be going in to, so to speak, herd the natives back onto the reserve.

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