22 sep

Mer om de senaste dagarnas händelser i Syrien –

Joaquin Flores – RUSSIA’S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy

As a matter of record, it was the planned US and ISIS joint attack on the Syrian Arab Army forces at Deir ez-Zor on September 17th, 2016, that led to the Syrian government unilaterally calling off the ceasefire hours before the attack on the Red Crescent convoy. The diplomatic crisis was compounded by the ‘heavy handed’ and ‘unprofessional’ ( in the words of Russia’s UN rep, Churkin,) approach of the US’s UN representative Samantha Power at an emergency session of the UN Security Council.
Therefore, the western media focus on the aid caravan attack seems to aimed at deflecting blame on the collapsed ceasefire away from the US, and diverting public attention onto a more recent news story – this is in line with the use of the ‘recency effect’ in psychology. Human memories are not recording devices, and the public is prone to remember things based cues and references independent of reality.

fort-russ.com – RUSSIA CONFIRMS: UN convoy explosion was a US diversion

Below is the official statement of Russian Defense Ministry official spokesperson Igor Konashenkov in response to allegations spread by US presidential advisor on national security, Ben Rhodes, that Russia launched an airstrike on the humanitarian convoy in Aleppo on September 19th..

However, on the same evening of September 19th, in this area, in the air at an altitude of 3600 meters and moving at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour was a strike drone of the international coalition that had taken off from the Turkish Incirlik airbase.
According to effective reflective surfacing, the aircraft was identified by our air control systems as an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Predator type. This aircraft flew into the residential area of Urum al-Kubra where the automobile convoy was several minutes before its explosion. The drone then left after around 30 minutes.
I want to emphasize that, as in the case of the tragedy at Deir ez-Zor on September 17th, when more than 200 people were killed and wounded as a result of a coalition airstrike, we did not draw any unsubstantiated conclusions.
For what purpose this drone was at this point at this time and what tasks it carried out are known by its commanders.
We will explain this especially for Mr. Ben Rhodes: this type of drone can not only monitor a situation, but can also launch direct ground attacks as well as launch high-precision strikes on land targets.

russia-insider.com – Lavrov to UN: ‘Coincidental’ Coordination Between US and ISIS in Syria Must Be Investigated

It’s difficult to overstate what Lavrov’s statements will mean going forward: In the most diplomatic way possible, Lavrov just accused the United States of military coordination with ISIS and Al-Nusra. Or, at the very least, he is suggesting that the U.S. acted with full knowledge that these terrorists groups would immediately benefit.

På Steigan – Hvite hjelmer – helter eller terrorister?

Kommentarer av Syriens president om USA’s bombningar av syriska soldater och om den förstörda hjälpkonvojen –

Hela intervjun finns här – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x27HpR2qcVc

eller utskriven som text – http://sana.sy/en/?p=88686

Helt klart fanns det fraktioner i USA som inte gillade avtalet mellan Lavrov och Kerry om samordnade attacker mot ISIS –
presstv.ir – Unwise to share intelligence with Russia on Daesh: Top US general

Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that the Pentagon had no intention of forging an intelligence sharing arrangement with Russia.
”I do not believe it would be a good idea to share intelligence with the Russians,” he told the Senate Armed Services Committee while testifying with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Dunford said any such coordination between the US and Russia against Daesh would be extremely limited.

Afraa Dagher – Here’s How the US, Israel, al-Qaeda and ISIS Work Together in Syria

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