Russia Responds To Syria Air Strikes: "We Are Being Threatened"

Evarado Alatorre
Abril 17, 2018

Russian Federation has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and has helped turn the tide of war in his favour since entering the conflict in September 2015.

But Russia isn't acting alone.

In response, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post that "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not towards the lawful government".

White Helmets first-responder volunteer and activists claimed an alleged chemical attack on April 7 by the Syrian government killed over 40 people in the town of Douma, the allegations that drew worldwide outrage and prompted Washington and its allies to consider a military response.

Russia's denial that the Assad government was responsible for the chemical weapons attack, further angered Trump, one of the US officials said.

"Together we have sent a clear message to Assad and his murderous lieutenants that they should not perpetrate another chemical weapons attack". White House Cyber Coordinator and acting Homeland Security Advisor Rob Joyce said the campaign has been ongoing for more than a year, and that targets include Internet Service Providers, government networks, private-sector firms and critical infrastructure providers. She noted in the meeting that Russian Federation "has stopped at nothing to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons".

When the Syrian government launched a chemical attack that killed 83 people last April, the fringe outlet Infowars picked up a Russian conspiracy theory and peddled it to Americans, saying the attack was staged by the White Helmets and describing the humanitarian group as an "al-Qaida affiliated group funded by George Soros".

Some other of Trump's European allies are anxious to avert a US-Russian showdown.

Her Russian counterpart Vassily Nebenzia retorted that the USA and its allies were engaged in the "diplomacy of myth-making".

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"Starting with the poison gas attack itself".

But Harlem Desir, who talks about media freedom for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, said Borodin's death was "of serious concern".

"It will be in defense of a bedrock global norm that benefits all nations", Haley said. "They have no real idea what happened". On Monday he said he would decide within 48 hours on a forceful answer to the attack in Syria, later telling reporters: "When, I will not say, because I don't like talking about timing".

Far-right politicians also helped drive the false flag narrative. All of the deaths in Douma, he said, were fake.

"It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site".

MAYNES: Well, we heard from Russia's Defense Ministry - has confirming the fact that these airstrikes had avoided hitting Russia's bases in Syria.

Russian Federation has described the reports of a chemical attack as a "provocation" created to justify Western intervention.

Trump had repeatedly said he would not telegraph military moves against foes such as North Korea and Islamic State. The top brass, in contrast, remained muted: Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov refrained from any threats, despite a month ago suggesting the possibility of a counter-strike on U.S. platforms if the headquarters in Damascus where Russian advisors worked were ever hit.

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