The Russians have warned the Obama administration to think twice before attacking Bashar Al Assad’s Syrian troops (who are fighting alongside Russia’s own troops). This coming just a few day after both parties spoke on Syria.
Reporters were told by Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry Major General that:
“I would like to remind the American strategists that the air cover for the Russian bases in Khmeimim and Tartus is provided by the S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft systems.”
Also stating that any ‘unidentified’ aircraft fired upon would not necessitate a landline call to the United States for military confirmation. Those weapons systems are more than capable of taking down not only fighter jets but drones and cruise missiles as well. This warning comes to us from Russia in the response to an article published by the Washington Post. In the post, it said the United States was considering striking Assad’s forces inside Syria rather than using its proxy fighting force of Sunni rebel forces to do so. We have been given this warning less than a month after the United States bombed and killed 62 Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour.
In the post, it said the United States was considering striking Assad’s forces inside Syria rather than using its proxy fighting force of Sunni rebel forces to do so. We have been given this warning less than a month after the United States bombed and killed 62 Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour. While the United States says that the bombing was a mistake The Free Thought Project has reported that the Syrians claim to have an audio recording that proves the U.S. knew they were attacking Syrian troops.
The Syrian and Russian governments have it seems, always thought the United States was working with ISIS in order to effect regime change in Syria:
“The Syrian government puts all the responsibility for the aggression on the US, as the facts show that it was a deliberate attack, but not a mistake – even if America says the opposite,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at the U.N. General Assembly last week. Muallem added the bombing “proves that the US and its allies are accomplices of Islamic State and other terror groups.”
It is appalling how the Obama administration could even think they have a slight chance at overthrowing Assad considering it is not only supported by Russia but China as well. Why are we all in such a fuss over something like this, and why can’t the United States just let it go and leave Assad alone? It all has to do with gas, of course, the war in Syria is actually just another fight over natural gas. A fight over who should be in control of it and who is going to profit from it.
Assad declined the Qatar-Turkey pipeline (a natural gas pipeline that was proposed to pass through Syria,) if this pipeline has been completed the Russians would not be able to sell 80 percent of their natural gas supply to Europe. It all boils down to which country gets to be in charge of the natural gas. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote for Politico and stated that:
“Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria. It is important to note that this was well before the Arab Spring-engendered uprising against Assad.”
This irresponsible creation of war will cause severe death and destruction if things continue on the path they are currently on. We have been meddling in Syria for far too long. Kennedy Jr. also wrote that from the Syrians perspective:
“In their view, our war against Bashar Assad did not begin with the peaceful civil protests of the Arab Spring in 2011. Instead it began in 2000, when Qatar proposed to construct a $10 billion, 1,500-kilometer pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Qatar shares with Iran the South Pars/North Dome gas field, the world’s richest natural gas repository. The international trade embargo until recently prohibited Iran from selling gas abroad. Meanwhile, Qatar’s gas can reach European markets only if it is liquefied and shipped by sea, a route that restricts volume and dramatically raises costs. The proposed pipeline would have linked Qatar directly to European energy markets via distribution terminals in Turkey, which would pocket rich transit fees. The Qatar/Turkey pipeline would give the Sunni kingdoms of the Persian Gulf decisive domination of world natural gas markets and strengthen Qatar, America’s closest ally in the Arab world. Qatar hosts two massive American military bases and the U.S. Central Command’s Mideast headquarters.”
There is no doubt about it this is going to end badly. For more information on this issue please watch the video below.