— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 8, 2017
Things are moving very quickly in the ongoing Syria crisis.
As you know, last week, President Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to fire Tomahawk missiles at an air base in Syria, as a response for the alleged chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Fox reported that the air base was largely destroyed.
Then, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the U.S. attack:
Russian President Vladimir Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.”
While it’s too early to tell, the situation may be escalating with Russia. They have reportedly cut off a major de-escalation communications line with the U.S., meant to keep our forces from hitting each other over the skies of Syria:
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The move is in response to U.S. airstrikes on a Syrian airfield carried out in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime.
“Russia suspends the Memorandum of Understanding on Prevention of Flight Safety Incidents in the course of operations in Syria signed with the US,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
Russia and the United States set up the so-called deconfliction line in October 2015 after Russian air forces intervened in the Syrian civil war.
This was the very communications channel President Trump used to warn Russia of the incoming missiles over Syria.
This is a breaking story.
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Maybe Putin needs to have a long look at why he is there to begin with.
The U.S. attacks Syria, so Russia retaliates…
And cuts off funding for Trump supporters.
Syria lost six MIG-23 fighters, worth $40 million or less. U.S. used 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, cost to replace $60-90 million. Considering that Syria had 450 fighter planes, it might have been worthwhile to destroy more than six targets with 59 missiles.
Hey, Trump is a shrewd businessman. Spend $90 million to do $40 million of damage to the enemy. Of course, he bought stock in Raytheon before ordering the attack.
Hey Popp, 30 million is a pretty good chunk of change for a country like Syria. Do you really think we should let them test WMD’s on innocent women and children? There is no way you really believe Trump did that to increase his stock profits. If you liberals started looking at things without that bias democrat attitude this country would be a hell of a lot better off.
60-90 million dollars worth of work more for the US economy, and Assad can’t replace them over nite, so now Putin will have to bait the US into shooting down one of his jets, I don’t know why they haven’t set up a no fly zone like they did in Bosnia some yrs back, that way any air craft is legal target, and war is reduced to the ground.
Well, what’s $40 million to a liberal like you? Why, Obama funneled $600 million to a former classmate of Michelle’s for that classmate’s company to create a healthcare website that didn’t work.
DUMB ARTICLE WE WILL HAVE PEACDE BETWEEN RUSSIA & THE USA NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE TO BE SUBMISSIVE AT THIS POINT & TIME LOL!
This bluster is just a face saving gesture by Putin! I would not read too much in to it. The strength of the Russian army is based on a Land war. But they are still out classed in the air. We have a first class air force on our Flank in Israel, we have air bases open to us in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Iran’s air Force is second class and could be swept from the skies in a matter of hours, and his closest air support is 1,000 miles away. Putin was happy to tweak Obama’s nose because he knew Obama would sit on his butt and do nothing, but he is still taking measure of President Trump, and is not likely to do anything rash! I look for Putin to try something in Ukraine, gambling that we will not go to war over it, while we are pre-occupied in Syria.
Hoffhack: I would have to agree with you and Cajun. President Trump has let Putin know that Obama is out of office for good and that America has returned to reality. The issue is really the use of poison gas. If this can be done by terrorists to Syrians, then, why could it not be done to Europeans or Americans? President Trump sees this a making a statement which Putin will easily understand and very likely not challenge at all.
There is also this consideration, too. Poison gas was used a few years ago and Assad got the blame. It turned out that this was really something rebels there did to make Assad look bad and to accomplish their ends, whatever those may be. Since the Beslau school massacre in southern Russia along about August of 2003 or 2004, Putin called together his top dogs within two weeks of that incident and they made an historic change in Russian foreign policy. They moved huge segments of the Russian military away from their historic stance facing the west [meaning Europe] to their southern border facing Iran. Our satellites confirm this. This contravenes about 600 years of Russian policy.
Russia is at base a Christian country and has no use for Islam. The recent St. Petersburg subway bombing shows this. That was demonstrably a Muslim act. Assad may not be Russia’s favorite ally, but he beats the alternative in their view.
Can you back up this statement, ” There is also this consideration, too. Poison gas was used a few years ago and Assad got the blame. It turned out that this was really something rebels there did to make Assad look bad and to accomplish their ends,” he got the blame because he did do it, the Turban Obama got Russia to agree to eliminate them from Assad’s arsenal, looks like they didn’t. ? do the rebels have the means to distribute WMD ‘s
Putin and Assad are bullies and will only pick on people who are weaker than they are.
The neo-cons are salivating. He earned the supreme praise of Hillary and Netanyahu.
We elected a neocon, more pliable than Bush. Prepare yourself for many false flags. He obviously likes to use them to his own advantage.
because…. you have more military intelligence information than the Commander in Chief. Interesting. I am betting they would like to meet you personally.
And what advantage might that be?
Nobody has asked (or said) “WHO manufactured the Sarin?” I believe that it was the US, just like the last time. It is apparently easily identifiable through chemical analysis. For those of you who follow; I reported several years ago that the entire mid-east is in chaos for one reason–and ONE REASON ONLY–and that is the Jewish International Cartel along with the Saudi Royals and the Qatar regime with the “love” provided by the Europeans have but one purpose and that is to get the natural gas pipeline running through Syria from Qatar so the Europeans can keep warm in winter. They are currently dependent on Russian natural gas–which is why Putin backs Syria. He has a “monopoly”….but then….so does Warren Buffet and his Burlington Northern RR hauling natural gas from the Dakota/Canadian oil fields. Everyone loves a monopoly–except the peasants who pay. Bottom line–if you have a brain at all–BELIEVE little from the Soviets and Isis and not much more from the US Government and the Jew Cartel of Bankers–Rothschild, Warburg, Lazzard, Goldman, Seif and of course the primary DORK–Soros. It’s all about the hundreds of trillions to be made during the next century–NONE of which will benefit anyone who is not already rich.
Correct–Buffet hauls OIL….left out the “Rockefeller” cartel among the Jewish Cartel of International Bankers–Cartel for short; SPECTRE for Bond fans.
there’s a possibility it wasn’t sarin.
Obvious false flag! Check out infowars.com for TONS of evidence that it was the rebels, who did this! Including a post from the day before, saying they would be covering exactly this type of attack the next day! We need to be FIGHTING these al quida/ISIS rebels NOT AIDING THEM!
Russia made a deal. They breached that deal, as did their client, Assad and his Ba’athist Alawite heretics. They made the breach egregiously and irrefutably public. They got what they deserved.
Russia should realize that it best cooperate with the United States if it wants to preserve its gains between the Mediterranean Coast and the Alawi mountains, as well the backdoor to these areas in Aleppo. Indeed, it should sit on Assad. Accept the rump of land, the Alawi homeland and limit the warfare to the corridor from Hama through Homs to Damascus. Let the Turks, Jordanians, Kurds, US and allies resolve the eastern areas of the country, by wiping out Al Nusrah and ISIS.
By sit on Assad, I mean force him to accept what he actually controls and to stop trying to deny territory to his opposition through use of chemical weapons.
this is a false flag event, that chemicals were stacked on the ground where the rebels were. Hillary brought it there and armed the rebels when libya went down.
Assad was winning….there is no way he did this.
Welcome to the hidden hand that runs the show folks….even our duly elected POTUS has to yield to it.
This is all bullsh!t…..anyone with 2 braincells to rub together can see through it….but that didn’t stop military aggression…..
we are doomed….nice knowing you folks
I agree he is winning,and no reason to do this. The EU held a meeting wed. To vote and approved how much they would give Syria to rebuild. The globalist do not want another strong hold that will stand against them as Russia has done the last 10 years.
Of course, there’ll be some sort of Frakas about how since they’re colluding… it’s really just Trump and Putin co-operating to hold the whole world hostage for tokens at a Trump resort and to raise the price of Vodka.. No wait, that wasn’t Frakas (sic), it was Rice, no, it was really Nobody. Somebody named Nobody was asking for ways to use political pressure and surveillance and to name names and pin stuff together … and stir all the crap up, so we would forget Hillz Server Sale..
yeah, a little snarky here..
Putin has the nerve to accuse us with “interfering with a sovereign nation” while he is occupying the Ukraine. What we do in Syria is nothing more than a humanitarian effort.
The Ukraine was an ally of Russia until the cia pulled a coup and placed their own people in the government ,the president of the Ukraine sought the safety of Putin . The usa is the nation overthrowing other nations.
Absolutely correct and few know. The US–(Muslime Mutant Metrosexual and his WH handler) sent in the little Jew princess Vicky Nuland with $14 billion or so to start a “color revolution” (or false flag) to drive the duly elected president of a sovereign nation (Yanukovich) out of power. I don’t know if Yanu was a good guy or bad guy….but if we can elect a Muslime Mutant to run our country why can’t they elect who they want?
Putin countered by giving Obama the big “middle finger” as he took over Crimea–his only warm water port….but then again….we took over Guantanamo from Cuba which is pretty much the same thing….grabbing what you want and/or need. The US is every bit as GUILTY of war crimes as any nation you read about in the “FAKE” Jewish controlled news.
Ah yes, Sani the Fanni sure spit out a mouthful. And he is clever too…!
Trump the Chump should dispatch to Syria fellow neocon warmongers Old Lady Clinton, Crazy John McSwine, Kid Bush, Lindsey Graham Cracker, and Sid ‘Vicious” Blumenthal.
As long as China doesn’t get involved….. Trump needs to put a strike down Assads chimney.
Have any of the commenters seen evidence that proves Assad was behind the attack? NO. THEY/ WE ARE TOO WILLING TO TRUST THE NEWS FROM… THE DEEP STATE, THE MAINSTREET MEDIA, THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. WHY IN THE WOULD ASSAD DO SUCH A THING TO BRING THE WORLD’S WRATH WHEN TRUMP HAD JUST SAID WE WOULD LEAVE ASSAD ALONE? FALSE FLAG PROBABLE. BEATING THE WAR DRUMS FOR PROFIT, DE-STABILIZING THE WORLD.
Well this is not Obama nor H. Clinton. No BS from Russia anymore. And, no doubt, Russia is siding with Syria so its cards are dealt. World opinion seems to favor the United States; we are back. Barbaric aggression using chemical weapons on women and children have got to faced with force; it is the only thing these maniacs understand!!!! And, if this were Obama and H. Clinton the whole incident would be pretty much ignored—had enough of this weak, cowardly do nothing administration for 8 years!!!!
Jackel01″No BS from Russia anymore …Russia is siding with Syria”. I did not know BS (Barry Soetoro) was from Russia. (Irrelevant, but true in 1964 I earned a BS degree.) Russia will be one of the major sources for BS – as with all – who have only a love for their own voices and nothing but words to back up their rhetoric. Nice to know POUSA Trump did not mark an invisible line in the sand. It will take quite a lot of work to remove Trump’s ‘line’ (the airfield at al-Shayrat) from the shifting sands of Syria.
…except…Jackie….that if a chemical analysis is done, it is quite likely that the Sarin was manufactured right in the good old US–so–that begs the question “Why did we make it?”
The Ruskies dont have the money to fight a long drawn out war so nukes are the only option open for them,I hope we have out anti nuke defenses up and running.A price needs to be put on Bastard Assads head with wanted dead or alive posters plastered all around the world.
This is all bluster, the Russians are going to talk tough and do nothing.
Putin should never be trusted. He must be reminded time and time again to act civilly. He also must get out of Ukraine and return Crimea. Now that we have new Sherriff in town he may get the message.
The Russians prefer communism to America’s free type life. This gives them much more power and money, but way less freedoms……… Their country is in shambles also……..
Hillary Clinton when presenting the reset button to the Russian ambassador: “We want to help Russia become a stronger country”.
The use of poison gas is an international war crime. Putin knows that yet still defends Syria’s criminal action. This is telling about the real Russian aggression and objectives. Lesson: Never, no never, trust Putin and his boys.
This is Obama’s fault…seriously. Obama led from behind, i.e., he was a coward that let things go. When Syria gassed its citizens a few years back, Obama got all huffy, drawing a red line and warning Syria if they crossed that line, the US would react. Yeah, well, Syria crossed the line, and Obama went running for the hills like a coward.
Obama created many vacuums in the Middle East, including the one in Afghanistan/Iraq which allowed terrorists to form a new, more powerful and sadistic terror group, ISIS to retake all the gains our soldiers made, allowing them to grow and threaten the world…they are now in more than 22 countries and continue to grow.
Without a US power evident anywhere in the world, Putin took advantage of the situation of another one of Obama’s vacuums and created a powerful triumvirate of Russia, Syria and Iran, controlling the Middle East. Believing the crap and lies of Democrats, Putin basically figured Trump wasn’t a threat, and so he worked with Syria closely, setting up a military base in Syria. And now it is protecting Syria and pushing Trump further in the hopes of creating a clash of power.
Syria thought nothing of retaliation for gassing his people because he’d been getting away with it for years, and was part of the triumvirate that ruled the ME as they were protected by Russia.
What’s more telling to me is the fact that Putin is pissed and going after Trump…first with this communication line, and I just heard (don’t know if this is fake news yet) that Russia has sent one of its warships into the Mediterranean towards the two US ships that launched last night’s missiles. If there was this great love fest going on between Trump and Putin, and/or they colluded to swing the election, this should set people straight in recognizing that once again, Democrats have lied and misrepresented the facts and it is THEY who are causing the most unrest here and worldwide. Again, THAT is more telling than Putin’s protection of Syria. We already knew he was their protector as soon as he created that triumvirate of power!
Itrail, “poison gas is an international war crime. Putin knows that yet still defends Syria’s …” actions because he is poorly prepared to do much more (logistically, financially and/or militarily) Russian ‘red tape’ is no match for our ‘duck tape’ and ‘other resources.’