Russia Warn Against U.S. Cooperation With Terrorists
By Moon Of
The Syrian Army was on
its way across the Euphrates river to liberate the
oil- and gas-fields east of Deir Ezzor city. The
U.S. countered the move. It sent a small forces of
Arab tribal mercenaries who were
earlier allied with
the Islamic State (ISIS). These proxy forces came
from a northern direction and moved through Islamic
State held areas without fighting and casualties up
to the walls of Deir Ezzor city.
Syrian army was about to win the race when it
started to cross the Euphrates. But it suddenly was
surprised by a large al-Qaeda attack in southern
Idleb province. That area had been quiet for months.
29 Russian troops who were supervising a
deescalation zone there were nearly encircled by
al-Qaeda forces. They only escape after an emergency
relief operation had cut through al-Qaeda lines. The
Russian Ministry of Defense
accused the U.S. of
having communicated the position of the Russian
platoon to al-Qaeda.
Shortly thereafter a Russian general, visiting Deir
Ezzor city to supervise the Euphrates bridge
extremely well aimed mortar fire by the Islamic
State. The general and two other high ranking
officers were killed. During years of fighting
around Deir Ezzor ISIS had never shown the
capability for such a precise strike. Someone must
have communicated with the terrorists and
transferred the exact position of the local
headquarter, as well as the time of the Russian
later a concentrated ISIS attack on the main supply
road between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor was attacked by
a large number of ISIS forces. It is trying to
retake al-Suknah in the middle between the two
cities. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the
attacking ISIS forces came from southern areas of
al-Tanf near the Jordan border which are under
control of U.S. forces. Should ISIS take al-Suknah
the Syrian-Russian contingent in Deir Ezzor would
gain be cutoff.
those three attacks the Syrian-Russian move towards
the eastern oil-fields came to a near standstill.
U.S. proxy forces are now slowly taking the area.
obvious that the U.S. military is again cooperating
with terrorist groups in Syria. There must be at
least some information flow between U.S.
intelligence and al-Qaeda and ISIS. It seems that
deconflicition data the Syrian-Russian alliance is
sharing with U.S. forces in Syria is ending up in
the hands of the extremists. This explains how
al-Qaeda and ISIS can suddenly and very precisely
attack critical Syrian and Russian positions which
are known to only very few people.
have protested several times and had warned the U.S.
not to continue with their nefarious scheming. The
third severe warning came yesterday with statements
by the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and direct
accusation against the U.S. military by the
spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry.
interview with the semi-official Saudi paper
Foreign Minister Lavrov was extraordinary frank (the
full interview was covered only in the Arabic
US-led forces' activities in Syria cause
many questions. In some cases
these forces mount allegedly accidental strikes
against the Syrian Armed Forces, after which the
Islamic State counterattacks, in other
cases they inspire other terrorists to
attack strategic locations over which official
Damascus has restored its legitimate authority,
or stage fatal provocations against our
military personnel. I would also
mention numerous "accidental" strikes against
civilian infrastructure that have taken hundreds
of civilian lives," Lavrov said in an interview
with the Asharq Al-Awsat pan-Arab newspaper
ahead of the Russian visit of Saudi King Salman
accusations, from a very high level of the Russian
Federation hierarchy, should not be ignored. But the
"western" media were silent over Lavrov's
accusations. Only AFP
picked up some bits
but missed the central point.
Russian Defense Ministry was even
spokesman for Russia's Defense Ministry said on
Wednesday that a series of attacks
launched by Islamic State in Syria on government
forces had come from an area near the border
with Jordan where a US military mission was
spokesman, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said
in a statement the attackers had the
precise coordinates of the Syrian government
forces, which could only have been
obtained through aerial reconnaissance.
Konashenkov accused the U.S.
with the terrorists
and warned that, should similar happen again, Russia
will take severe countermeasures.
accusations fly, and the relation between U.S and
Russian contingents in Syria further deteriorate,
Russian diplomacy is winning the day.
week the Russian President Putin
visited Turkey. (At
about the same time the Egyptian chief of
intelligence was also in Ankara. He allegedly met
his Turkish colleague. A few days later he
Yesterday the Saudi King
arrived in Moscow
for an unprecedented visit. Meanwhile the Turkish
touched down in
Tehran in an unusual amikal atmosphere.
Instead of reporting on diplomacy and the increasing
chances of a military conflict between super powers
in Syria, U.S. media asks if Secretary of State
Tillerson called President Trump a "moron" or a
"fucking moron". (For the record - the NBC
journalist who overheard Tillerson's outburst
says it was
have now been three significant incidents against
the Russian-Syrian alliance in which, according to
Russia, U.S. malignancy played a role. Each time
Russian officials warned of consequences. To some
extend the U.S. hostility is incited by
But the record shows that CentCom, the U.S. military
command in the Middle East, is overtly aggressive
and not always following Washington's line. It is
high time for the White House to get the situation
The bear is
a docile animal. But it should not be provoked.
There is reason to believe that the Russian forces
and their allies in the Middle East have the ability
to surprise the U.S. military with unforeseen and
these U.S. provocations continue Moscow will have no
choice but to order harsh retaliations.
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