Russia (and VT) ‘prevented’ potential NATO launch of 624 cruise missiles in Syria

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Russia ‘prevented’ potential NATO launch of 624 cruise missiles in Syria – Defense Minister

 … from Russia Today,  Moscow
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[ Editor’s Note: I must admit that running across this on RT was a big surprise, not only to have Mr. Shoigu himself taking the stage to say this, but the age old Intel analysis question of “why now”?
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Playing the card to remove the chemical weapons from Syria was a brilliant move on Russia’s part, and did box Washington and the Pentagon into a corner. But we know the Russian Defense Ministry monitors VT and is aware of our reporting on the faked Syrian officer cell phone gas attack call, which Israel actually did to get the red line triggered to bomb Assad out of power.
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The Israelis are famous even for their voice actors that they have used in a past war with Egypt, where they tapped into their military communications and through impersonating command officers, gave orders and countermanded orders to create chaos. They even had someone that played Sadat.
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During the Cold War, if a modest attack was desired where it had to look like a defensive move, pre-planned imminent threat-type operations would be pulled off the shelf and put into operation. These would include “intercepted communications” of say a planned attack by an opposition group chosen as the patsy.
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With both Russia and Turkey wanting to improve relations with Israel, neither wants to bring up this aspect of the story, despite our having gotten a big thank you from where we put in the appropriate call. What either country thinks they can get from Israel is beyond me. The Zios don’t participate in relationships where they don’t take more than they give, the kind of friend that should not be high on anyone’s list.
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The Turkish PM made a big splash again yesterday on wanting to work with Russia to solve the Syrian mess, but with the caveat that Assad must be gone as part of the process. Maybe Shoigu was asked to send Assad a reminder that it could have been over for him several years ago. But that would have meant the end of Russia’s bases if the West and Gulf states had Balkanized Syria, like they wantedJim W. Dean ]
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July 24, 2012 -- Syria is believed to have one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons and warns that it could use them in the event of foreign intervention. Graphic shows facts and facilities of Syria’s chemical weapons.
July 24, 2012 — Syria is believed to have one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons and warns that it could use them in the event of foreign intervention. Graphic shows facts and facilities of Syria’s chemical weapons.
– First published  …  August 16, 2016

Moscow’s actions following the Syrian chemical weapons attack in 2013 could as well have saved the country from a possible massive strike by NATO forces, Sergey Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister, said. Such a strike could have involved over 600 cruise missiles, he added.

“What would’ve happened if our president [Vladimir Putin] failed to be convincing and implement the idea of surrendering and destroying the chemical weapons? If we only talk about cruise missiles … 624 cruise missiles, as far as I remember, were prepared to carry out a massive strike against Syria within 24 hours,” Shoigu told state television channel Rossiya-24.

It would’ve been “very hard” to restore the Syrian state structure after such a large-scale attack, he said.

Back in 2013, US President, Barack Obama, authorized strikes against Syria, blaming Assad’s government for a sarin gas attack on a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.

But Russia’s involvement managed to avert NATO attacking the county as Moscow brokered a deal, during which Syria renounced its chemical weapons arsenal and joined the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.

In terms of current events in Syria, Shoigu said that Russia and the US are in direct talks aimed at the resolution of the crisis in Aleppo.

He expressed hope that this would help to ensure “peace at this long-suffering land and allow the people to finally return to their homes.” Moscow began an anti-terror campaign in Syria in September 2015 at the request of President Bashar Assad.

The operation was concluded this March after Russia’s involvement shifted the balance of power on the battlefield in favor of Syrian government forces. However, a part of the Russian force remains in Syria to assist the country’s authorities with military and humanitarian tasks.


Syria has been engulfed in deadly civil war since 2011, with the government fighting a number of rebel groups, in addition to radicals such as Islamic State (Is, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Jabhat al-Nusra.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Israel and Russian connections are probably do to the 1 million Russian speaking people in Israel. Haida is Russian speaking and who is Bi Bi s right hand man – an old Soviet born dude who has lived in Israel – a long time. It’s no surprise that there are probably 2 or 3 different Mossads as their are 2 or 3 different CIA agencies. Washington is a layered agency with a hundred back-up agencies in case one of them needs to stand down. It was built to last – but not for we the people.

  2. How will the war in Syria be won when there is a nearly endless oversupply of young men in the world with no hope that be cheaply hired as cannon fodder, until the war is taken to country* arming and paying these proxy forces, Israel?

    *Saudi and the US are left off the list, since they take their orders on foreign policy from Tel Aviv.

  3. Trakkath, with respect

    The Pope Francis/Lucifer reference is premised on a pathetic translation, inciteful wordplay and propaganda by an ignorant bigot. Don’t be so easily deceived by someone of an anti-Catholic, Talmudist mindset. The proper translation in true literal context is:

    May the Morning Star which never sets
    find this flame still burning:
    Christ, that Morning Star,
    who came back from the dead,
    and shed his peaceful light on all mankind,
    your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

    • I know what it means, learned latin and greek in school myself, studied medicine. Don´t tell me any BS plz.

    • It has the same meaning as Vade Retro Satana with the opposite, darker and evil connotation to Lucifer, but you knew that, being so bright yershrelf.. Never studied Greek or Medicine being born at the age of 40 with a perfect memory but no classroom experience to account for it. Latin came innately, being a Catholic.

    • Leuren Moret: Radiation Omnicide, an interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre
      ht tps://youtu. be/_e8LMl1MM0Y

    • Pope Francis : Last Warning – The Antichrist Will Certainly Come on 30 August 2016 .
      ht tps://youtu. be/x1mI0UfcRxg

  4. It is agreed. “with friends like you, who needs enemies’. This sage advice must be heeded by any nation dealing with Israel. The Zionist entity Israrel must be transient. It is evil by nature, and natural law will shut it down. Sadly the US has been inculcated by Zionists for so long that we have adopted the “chosen people” attitude, and renamed it “American Exceptionalism”. This ideaology makes it ok to break contracts, and borders. We demonize a country’s leader. Then bomb their cities, turning progressive (Lybia, Syria) nations into rubble. We allow Soros and others to use their wealth in immoral, and illeagal ways to destabilze nations and profit from the disorder, and death. These people, Obama, Soros, Bush, Cameron, Gates et al are paid actors who know no borders. They are using their tactics on America now. Milwaukee? 4 sameday Bombings in Thailand? Anyone connecting dots?

  5. Blind following blinds will only lead you into a pit. Read Malachi Martin and you will know more.Oh, they will never betray you, not even your gov, right ? None said that there are no true honest christians and priests in catholic church

  6. Putin is nothing if not ingenious.

    While it appears there is much to be done, realists see Russia has the Syria task in hand. So, in a case of ‘Keep your friends close, but enemies closer’ cultivating ties with Israel is in Russia’s best interest while it has the upper hand – and long may it continue. Turkey, however, still scarred by the August putsch has wisely chosen to realign with Russia and thrown out a line to closer ties with Israel I can only assume on the weak premise that the West and NATO have Russia under the cosh. Once this latter fallacy is exposed for what it is Turkey will cosy-up to the comfort emanating from the Kremlin.

    Israel on the other hand will be scrutinized for the deceptive entity it is: proven time and again by its Talmudic take on everything and everyone foolish enough to allow it scope to infiltrate and inveigle its way and consolidate a hidden agenda. An anti-Russia agenda, needless to state, with only Israel’s interests at heart.

    Any diplomatic embrace of Tel Aviv by Putin will be accompanied by a wide-eyed take on the US main stream media and its NeoCon/Zionist propagandists – that six-headed corporate ‘Cerberus, of blackest midnight born,’ loathing Russia and everything it stands for.

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