Invasion of Syria by United States
Large U.S. Military Convoy Seen Heading To New Base In Northern Syria
In what appears to be the second in a ramped up but gradual invasion of Syria by the United States, a massive convoy of U.S. military vehicles was seen making its way from Turkey to their new home in Kobane (Ayn al-Arab), in Northern Syria, Aleppo province.
A new report by Al-Masdar reveals satellite imagery that was able to capture the vehicles on their way to the newly constructed base…
Russia has vetoed a Western-backed Security Council resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation.
Wednesday’s vote on the resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States was 10 in favor, Russia and Bolivia against, and China, Kazakhstan and Ethiopia abstaining.
Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council before the vote that during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow Russia asked for an independent international investigation to examine the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed nearly 90 people. He said U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering the request.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said Wednesday that President Trump should not fight ISIS terrorists in Syria, instead he « should let ISIS be Assad’s, Iran’s, Hezbollah’s and Russia’s headache. »
Former U.N weapons inspector Scott Ritter warned before the start of the Iraq war that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction were false.
Sunday, Ritter wrote that current claims that the leader of Syria launched a chemical weapons attack was false:
Some sort of chemical event took place in Khan Sheikhoun; what is very much in question is who is responsible for the release of the chemicals.
In the wake of the US air strike on a Syrian airbase last week Moscow is sending more ships to Syrian regime controlled waters, a US defence official has said.
Two Steregushchiy-class corvettes, an ocean tug and a fleet oiler left Kaliningrad over the weekend, the unnamed official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.
The Baltic Navy vessels are expected to arrive in the eastern Mediterranean in the next five days and will probably be based in Tartus, which is home to a Russian naval base.
That means that these ships will arrive in Syrian waters by Monday of next week.
But looking at what the US military did in Syria last week, how can one complain at Russia’s beefing up Syria’s defenses in this way?!?
I am looking at the news conference, in Moscow, between Russia’s Sergei Lavrov and Rex Tillerson, and the body language tells me that absolutely nothing has been resolved here.
I March, 2017, Israel launched a series of air assaults on Syria. One attack near the ancient city of Palmyra brought about a series of events we will deal with today. The implications for modern warfare not only change the rules as we know them but expose hypocrisy at the heart of NATO policy.
This Israeli attack which may have brought about the downing of an IAF F15E aircraft by Syrian air defense missiles was allegedly intended, according to Israel, to stop Hezbollah from transferring advanced weapons to Lebanon. Those weapons would be used to resist an expected Israeli assault on that nation or to be used to retaliate against expected Israeli bombing of Beirut residential neighborhoods as seen during the 2006 war.
One issue, of course, is that there were no Hezbollah units within more than a hundred miles of Palmyra, instead Israel was, as has been the case over and over, flying air support for ISIS fighters under attack by the Syrian Army and its Russian allies.