Syrian War Report: April 27, 2018

Russia EW Systems ‘Disabling’ U.S. EC-130 EW Aircraft

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By April 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Liwa al-Quds, the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) and other pro-government factions captured the factories area in southern Damascus and entered the districts of al-Asali and al-Qadam amid intense fighting against ISIS terrorists.

The Syrian Air Force has carried out strikes on ISIS positions in the Yarmouk refugee camp and the district of al-Hajar al-Aswad, according to local sources.

According to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq, ISIS killed four soldiers and an officer of the SAA in al-Qadam, Tadamon and the Yarmouk camp.

Horas al-Din, a coalition of 7 al-Qaeda-linked militant groups, and the Free Syrian Army attacked the SAA position in the village of al-Hamameyat in northern Hama late on April 26. The militants temporarily captured the village but then retreated because of intense artillery shelling by the SAA. However, in this encounter the militants destroyed a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer and an armored vehicle belonging to the SAA.

Russian and Syrian representatives to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and witnesses of the supposed April 7 chemical attack in the town of Douma held a press briefing at The Hague on April 26. According to the witnesses’ words and the presented video of an undamaged gas cylinder, the video provided by the White Helmets was a staged provocation.

OPCW technical experts have interviewed six witnesses out of seventeen arrived in The Hague.

“The others were ready too, but the experts are sticking to their own guidelines. They’ve picked six people, talked to them, and said they were ‘completely satisfied’ with their account and did not have any further questions,” Shulgin said.

The US, the UK, France and some others boycotted the event. France’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Philippe Lalliot described the event as an “obscene masquerade”.

The US military is complaining that Russia allegedly jams US electronic warfare weapons and communications in Syria. According to the head of Special Operations Command, Gen. Raymond Thomas, the Russians are “disabling” even U.S. EC-130 Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft flying near the war-torn country.

When the Russian military first announced that the Syrian Air Defense Forces had shot down most of the missiles launched by the US-led bloc on April 14, some experts immediately suggested that Russia may have employed its EW systems to assist the Syrians in this task. Thomas’ words may be considered as an indirect confirmation of such a possibility.

On April 25, the Russian military provided photos showing the wreckage of the intercepted missiles thus debunking the Pentagon’s claims that all 105 launched missiles hit their targets.

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  1. Almost as soon as Harry Truman became president following the death of FDR in 1945, he ordered the atomic bomb surprise attack on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan killing millions of innocent children and civilians and causing immense suffering from radiation and other effects for decades later. Today isn’t the bully U.S. behaving as Japan was formerly in the world? Haven’t the roles been reversed? Doesn’t Russia, since the fall of the former Soviet Union, look more like a white knight today while the U.S. has become a gangster nation for Israel? What if Russia decided to make a prophylactic nuclear attack on the U.S. to “teach a lesson they won’t forget” like the thugs in the U.S. did to Japan some 70 years ago? What if they turned to ashes NY, LA, SF, Chicago and Miami and Tel Aviv like we did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki then? Wouldn’t they be “justified” in doing so for “self defense”, the argument Israel gives every day for its illegal attacks in Syria? How do we know the U.S. is anything more than a paper tiger? Have we seen any real proof lately? Look at the Naval accidents. Look at the dismal performance with the 70 missiles lost. Look at the dismal performance of the traitorous four star generals on 9/11/01 who obviously did not lift a finger to defend the country that day, their most basic responsibility! Frankly isn’t America more vulnerable today than ever before? Perhaps Karma is on its way to visit us for a change? Frankly don’t the brainwashed fools here deserve such a visit? Remember the words of General Sherman in the Civil War defending his destruction of cities and towns: War is only possible when the home folks provide the resources and impetus for it.

    • “The bigger they are, the harder they fall”. Perhaps history has decided it is time for a “regime change” in the U.S. for a change. Wouldn’t this be a fitting end to the biggest bully on the planet? As Mark Twain so eloquently and intelligently observed, “Man Evolved DOWN from the higher animals”. A former top Indian Physicist and friend and colleague said it more bluntly: “Man is a pot of sh.t”.
      Man is the lowest animal. Isn’t it time for those higher animals, who have demonstrated they respect the Earth, to assume their rightful place as the custodians of Earth and let man descend into Hell where he evidently came from and belongs today back in the dark ages he worships?

    • Here is Mark Twain’s proof that man evolved down from the higher animals: “He placed one Anaconda Snake with a herd of 500 sheep; it took one for its meal. He placed two hunters with a herd of 500 buffalo; they slaughtered the whole herd. He therefore concluded that man evolved DOWN from the higher animals.” “Letters from the Earth” by Mark Twain, 1938.

  2. It’s my understanding that these are late model S-300s with all the best mods installed which make them equivalent operationally to S-400s. The problem is that they are expensive and will not likely be deployed on cheap targets, other less expensive systems will be deployed on them closer in. These S-300s are deployed as a part of the highly sophisticated Russian Federation “Dome of Protection”, their state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems that create an electronic defense shield which is transmitted by satellite, aircraft and from the ground. This is not all the Russian Federation has, like the US they have secret precision satellite based systems which pack a serious punch. They will not use these or the updated and highly modified S-300’s unless a major battle ensues because they do not want the US or NATO to be able to decipher how their systems work. Israel and the US continually tries to provoke them into limited use so their systems and be analyzed and counter measures can be designed and deployed. Putin is far too smart to fall for these provocations. It is rumored that some of the Russian Federation electronic jamming is so high tech, incoming aircraft’s electrical systems can be stopped cold and the aircraft will fall from the sky like bricks. Does the Russian Federation have nuclear powered high powered laser or maser systems in orbit than can be used on incoming targets? It wouldn’t be surprising but they would not use these unless a major battle ensues and Russian advisors or technicians in Syria start being murdered by the US, Israel or their ISIS et al mind-kontrolled mercenary forces in acts of aggression into Syria.

    • Our air defence system at home is traditionally multi-layer. Some systems like S-xxx are for serious targets, this is why we don’t use it against drones and other small targets. It is like cannon against sparrows. For such targets we have multiple short range systems. Around 10-15 of kinds.

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