[ Update: Sun, Feb 25, 11:33 EST – We are in the process of reviewing what is a very complicate process of verifying this video, which came from a major source. So far we have fingerprints on it from Diego Garcia, and the original in Russian.
But with further digging the Russia version turned out to be from Latvia, via a Booz-Allen CIA front company. This is a complexity that we have not seen before, with fingerprints of “both sides” involved. The question now is what their motivations would be, and at what stage of the process.
From a technical analysis we now see a new conundrum. It can be hard to distinguish if something was authentic, and altered/dumbed down to look like a simulation to be released “in the open”, or vice versa. Something can be dressed up from a simulation to look real.
This puts all video footage for which there is not a chain of command control over it always suspect for partial or even full alteration. We will want to dig into this further for a second follow up article but wanted to bring you current as to where we were now.
That said, we know the US killed Russian contractors as they admitted attacking the force, and we know funerals were held in Russia for the dead. No wounded numbers have been put out, but those numbers would be consistent with the engagement viewed in the video.
That’s where we are now… Jim W. Dean ]
[ Editor’s Note (first one): As far as we know we are the first to publish this, possibly because no one else would, thinking there might be consequences. But that is what we are here for, to help the public know what it’s country is really doing.
This is night time footage, a C-130 gunship engagement. The purpose was not to just take the vehicles out, but to inflict as many casualties as possible. For now, everyone will make their own evaluation on whether the US knew these were Russian contractors, and these to not look like combat vehicles.
You are about to watch a slaughter. Take note, their all running in the same direction was a mistake. You want to run at a right angle to where everyone else is when you are under fire like this, just far enough to lay down and play dead.
And you want to be praying for deliverance while doing it… Jim W. Dean ]
The video, graphic and sickening, asks some questions: “Why does Russia stand for this?” …and, “What kind of people are we?
These are Russian military contractors fighting ISIS hit by an American C130 gunship, providing fire support and protection for ISIS units inside Syria.
This isn’t fake. Reminds me of the six or more Broward County sheriff’s who waited for the killing to stop and real cops to arrive during the recent school shooting.
They worked for Sheriff Scott Israel, good friend of Donald Trumps, regular at Mara Lago and, according to our sources, complicit in protecting sex trafficking at Trump’s Florida properties, using his deputies who turned “total chicken” or for some other reason let the killing walk right past them….let him kill while they fiddled.
(CNN) When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
With direction from the Broward deputies who were outside, Coral Springs police soon entered the building where the shooter was. New Broward County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, and two of those deputies and an officer from Sunrise, Florida, joined the Coral Springs police as they went into the building.
Nahed is VT Damascus Bureau Chief. She is a member of the American Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (USA) and serves as Assistant Director of the Arab-American and Muslim Congress (Detroit, USA). She has a Diploma in English Literature from Damascus University (1987).
She’s also been a reporter for Turkish newspaper Aydinlik, Special Coordinator for Arab-Armenian International Law Assembly, Correspondent for Qatari News Agency, Al Ayam news Paper in Bahrain, Al Liwaa in Lebanon, Correspondent for Petra News Agency in Jordan, correspondent for the Associated Press in USA, and worked as a freelance journalist for CBS, ABS and CNN in Syria. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.