Russia Warns US Airstrikes On Syrian Army Would Lead To War, Air Defenses Are Active

russia-us-warBy Baran Hines

Russia’s Defense Ministry has warned the US-led coalition against carrying out airstrikes on Syrian army positions. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that “any missile or air strikes on the territory controlled by the Syrian government will create a clear threat to Russian servicemen,” during a press conference on Thursday.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson General Igor Konashenkov said that many members of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria are working “on the ground” to deliver aid and “communicating with a large number of communities in Syria,” in his statement.

The statement was also a confirmation that Russia has S-400 and S-300 air-defense systems deployed to protect its troops and assets stationed at the Tartus naval base and their Khmeimim airbase. General Konashenkov said the radius of the weapons may be “a surprise” to unidentified flying objects. He also noted that the Syrian military has S-200 and BUK missile systems, which have been upgraded over the past year.

The Russian Defense Ministry’s statement came in response to what it called “leaks” in the Western media hinting that the United States is considering launching airstrikes against Syrian government forces.

“Of particular concern is information that the initiators of such provocations are representatives of the CIA and the Pentagon, who in September reported to the [US] President on the alleged controllability of ‘opposition’ fighters, but today are lobbying for ‘kinetic’ scenarios in Syria,” Konashenkov said.

Konashenkov then cautioned US officials to conduct a “thorough calculation of the possible consequences of such plans,” as the American strikes would likely lead to a serious response by Russia.

The Russian statement is the latest escalation in a series of warnings by each side. United States Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned on Wednesday that the United States was ready to “destroy” its enemies, saying “we will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before,” in comments that many people interpret to be directed at Russia.

The planned ceasefire to end the Syrian proxy war collapsed on Monday when the US State Department announced it was ending bilateral talks with Russian officials. US officials say they will still negotiate with Russia in international forums on the Syrian war.

The ceasefire agreed to on September 9 required a 7-day period of reduced violence before the US and Russia would begin military cooperation and intelligence sharing to target the Islamic State and the Al Nusra Front, which is recognized as the Syrian Al Qaeda affiliate.

It was claimed that Syrian moderate opposition groups violated the ceasefire immediately and consistently while US officials maintain that the Syrian government and Russian military support were the primary cause of the failed ceasefire. US-led coalition jets bombed positions of the Syrian government forces fighting the Islamic State on September 17, killing 83 troops and wounding more than 100 other people. US defense officials say the airstrike was a mistake; however, Syrian officials claimed the incident was a “blatant aggression” as the attack lasted almost one hour.

Baran Hines writes for ActivistPost.com. He is the founder of WTFRLY.com, where you can read more of his work. This article may be reposted in part or in full with author attribution and source link.

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  • Silverado

    More of the obvious criminal…neocon problem that we have in this country. Arrest them and jail them all and this kind of madness and non-sense will cease. Morally and financially the country and the world would be better off and we could all get back to peace and prosperity minus these warmongering psychopaths…

    • TellTheTruth-2

      Well said .. here is a bunch to arrest first …

      Ziocon = conflation of Zionist and Neocon. Many of these individuals are responsible pushing the US & Britain to invade Iraq. They do the bidding of AIPAC and hence Israel.

      A partial list of Ziocons includes: Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Elliott Abrams, Doulas Feith, David Wurmser, Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, David Frum, Charles Krauthammer, Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristoll, Midge Decter, Dov Zakheim, Robert B. Zoellick, Eliot Cohen, William Kristoll, Robert Kagan, Joshua Muravchik, Meyrav Wurmser, Irwin Stelzer, Michael Ledeen, Daniel Pipes, Lawrence Kaplan, Marty Peretz, David Brooks, John Podhoretz, Neal Kozodoy, Jonah Goldberg

      • Joan Camara

        Hate Israel much? So did Hitler, and so does satan…so blame everyone you can, except the one’s who are really to blame…ignorance is bliss for some knuckleheads…

        • actor44

          Google isreal cohen’s staement he detailed in 1912 .

  • Lombardi100

    The US Army Chief of Staff warned the enemies of the United States they will be beaten very hard, but the fact of the matter is that US is responsible for the spreading of those barbaric terrorists across the world that has caused a massive refugee crisis in Middle East, Europe and North America. It was a good speech to motivate US military troops but the real solution is US and NATO allies need to get out of Syria and let Russia does the fast clean up. US should behave like a strong Nation and stop to be influenced by Israel government which got US in trouble in the past with the mess in Iraq and Libya. With Donald Trump in power in November 8, the new foreign policy will be put in place, along with the collaboration of Russia, the peace and stability in the Middle East will be achieved once again. Assad is well protected by Russia and any possible threat by US right now will not be taken seriously by the world.

    • Joan Camara

      Keep Israel out of it, and you could have the rest of it right…

      • Laskarina

        The illegal state of “stolen-land” will cease to exist by 2018, after www iii, according to their own prophets.

      • uni_soulja

        Why do you feel the need to criticise anybody that mentions Israel?? you clearly have no idea what you are talking about kid, leave us adults to it, he’s got it all COMPLETELY 100% ‘right’.. Once again, it’s your ignorance thats on show here.. Get off your uneducated high-horse, you’re nothing special – we’ve seen it all before..

  • TellTheTruth-2

    Let’s arrest the US Ziocon war mongers before they can start WW3.

    • Joan Camara

      Well, at least you got the first half right, to arrest…the US war mongers…

      • uni_soulja

        How about you share more of you’re pearls of Wisdom with us?? Protesting Islamic extremist fundamentalism makes one Islamophobic right?? gtfo.. go bak to school kid!! Wow, don’t know whats more staggering – your ignorance, or your arrogance; whatever, people like you are a BIG problem in this world, you’re more dangerous than you’ll ever know.. EDUCATE YOURSELF!!

    • uni_soulja

      dude, why upvote someone who wrongly calls you out as being incorrect?? smh

      • TellTheTruth-2

        Why don’t you go F yourself?

        • Richard Pope

          Please lets not climb in to the gutter with the others.
          GOD Bless and GOS Help us,
          rich!

    • Richard Pope

      . . . . I have news for you. WWIII has been going on for at least 20 years now. The people that need to be defeated are the muslims. They are in the process of conquering the world. They have conquered a large part of the middle east and Europe. London has been conquered a long with about 25% of Britian. The British people and government are just now waking up to the threat. I just hope that it isn’t too little too late.
      . . . . They are now in the process of conquering the US. They have taken over large sections of CA and Minnesota. Our federal government is in the hands of the muslims. barrackie the muslim is a muslim. They have taken over our intelligence service, DHS, FBI, CIA, BPC, IRS. MOst of the high level DC civil servants have been replaced by muslims. This the major reason the hillary should not be elected. She has no clue to what is happening. I also have reason to believe that most of the universities and the msm have been infiltrated. So there something else to chew on.
      GOD Bless and GOD Help us,
      rich!

  • joe

    No worries, this BS will come to an end…The entire world is sick and tired of these lunatics…

  • gmatch

    Oh good – once the Yankee has learned he can only be successful by bombing unarmed countries he will stay home with the other homos!

    • uni_soulja

      Wtf.. your judging 330 million people on the actions of a few dozen in-bred psychopaths in Washington?? Give your head a shake.. Very telling there’s no mention of your rancid little country

      • hangemall123

        I would agree but they re-elected George Bush after he lied us into a war with Iraq and some people still believe some of those lies. Plus I would say most of the people here have not learned anything from our actions in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, etc. We have better choices than Trump or Clinton, but only 11% plan to vote for an alternative. If ever we needed to educate the people with real news and change to a ranked choice voting method in this country it is now.

    • stormy

      Oh oh. Another homophobic, ah man. Come on, get over the Archie Bunker mentality. Homosexuality is nature’s way to reduce the population of ANY animal species. Be happy and love our LGBTQ (major eye roll and sigh) community. If this does not at least slow our population growth well, then we get a plague or a virus…without the help from humans. That will reduce any population to pre-optimum population levels. When you talk like this it shows weakness, your ‘dirty laundry’ and negates anything of value you have to say. It will take time for us to unlearn our parent’s backwards biases, true but until we do we will be limp dicks of any power we need to create positive change.

  • JMG

    What gets me about this is that they send out this spokesman instead of an official to answer a question of this nature. This is a prime example of how far away the officials of the government have gone from the will of the population as a whole. Since the federal government refuses to grant us an audience our ‘we the people’ should just state. We will not help you in a war against Russia, we will know longer pay your bills, and the debt that you owe to the global banking system is not ours.

    • uni_soulja

      it won’t matter, you think our wills or desires are ever factored into the equation?? The debt will be paid by the little people – it’s how it’s always worked and always will unless a point comes when the people arise together and revolt.. How likely is that you think?? The sheeple are too busy with pokemon & kardashians to care :/

      • Earn nest

        You know, I don’t know ANYONE who gives a rip about pokemon or the Kardashians. But I do know those who will vote for Hillary. And no, when this nation was first established it was to be run on coined money and did til the civil war. Just ending the federal reserve would bring the beast to it’s knees. We need a strong military that defends freedom. What the heck are we doing in Syria? Worse than Libya and Iraq and Afghanistan. Heck it’s worse than ‘nam. foolishness and starts a nuclear war.

  • Paul Panza

    Capitalism VS Capitalism this is what happens when you pay your income tax controlled by psychopaths working under the direction of the banker gatekeepers and their Reptilian Overlords.
    Greed, guns, god and the german work ethic in action to destroy you. Extinction is eminent!!
    A vote for Hillary or Donald is a vote for more of the same.

    • uni_soulja

      yup.. a vote for both is a vote for war with Iran.. because Israel

    • JoAnn Dolberg

      Extinction is imminent in this country only under the obama or a hillary administration. There is nothing at all wrong with Trump wanting to restore law and order to this country, which is a corporation and needs to be run by someone with expertise in that area.

  • Mick McNulty

    If a US plane is shot down and the crew eject it will be telling if they land in ISIS-occupied country and are released. Whether such an event leads to war is another story, but if US military personnel are not beheaded like innocent Arabs are by those baboons it will confirm beyond doubt who ISIS always was.

    • uni_soulja

      its already confirmed and backed up with masses of evidence lol

    • Earn nest

      Doubt?

  • TStephen

    Warnings of impending disaster and destruction fall on deaf ears in Washington, D.C., particularly among the current administrations idiocracy elite.

    • Joan Camara

      It falls on deaf ears, cause their the ones instigating it all…

  • I Am Who I Am

    You All Heard Bush Said (5 Countries) In The East To Take Over, It’s All Land Grab For The (Cabal = Khazarian Mafia), That’s The Bottom Line , While We Here In America Have People Frm The( Cabal Running The White House), Wake Up Tell The Truth.

  • I Am Who I Am

    Hey PUTIN, If You Are Going To Blast Us! Go Ahead & Do It , And Don’t Advertise It Just Do It Too It, It’s Time For A Cleansing Any way Just Make Sure You Hit The White House First That’s Where They Are Hiding , & Where Is Gen Dunford Was ‘nt He Supposed To Clean Up This Mess For The GCR In The First Place , They Said Russia Was Not Signing Nothing Until Gen, Dunford Cleaned Up First, So What’s The Rush ??? Or Is This A False Flag Again? .

    • Joan Camara

      Yup, I wouldn’t mind Russia taking care of them all in washington! Leave the little people alone, we have nothing to do with all of it!

      • stormy

        Yeah but the Elite and their puppets are but a few. It is insanity to BOMB Washington DC just to take out a few frickin’ idiots. We need JAMES BOND!!! How can we have such yummy movies where a few good men and women can save the day being very specific and surgically remove these bad people creeps?

        And then there is the fact that it would be those same self centered, arrogant, above the law creeps who would have to hire this 007 type dude or dudette. A conflict of interest?

        • Earn nest

          Yeah, you do it okay?

  • Pamela Cohen

    Rather than allow punk bully leaders to involve innocent people in war, in ANY country, it is time to do a Hil/Bill/O drone hit and extraction for the ISIS creators and supporters in the US. No more defense budgets for repeated assassination attempts and harm to humans with their war profit/NWO Agenda. World peace through mature world leaders and irate citizens deciding vs. waiting for more lack of leadership and ethics. An ethic cleansing. If Martha Stewart’s prison cell is clean, let’s fill it with the lot of them, and then have a public tribunal. Certainly treason, serial murder and crusty corruption can trump a little bit of ‘insider trading’ allowed for the Congressional Club ‘benies’ but nobody else.

  • Paschn

    With millions of lives they’ve ended? The trillions they’ve stolen? The chaos/misery they’ve created? I think this calls for an extinction – level event, for this pond-scum, their “Judas Classes” through out the world…. and their self-satisfied boot-lickers in law enfArcement/military/government. Our kids and their kids will thank us for it.

    • Laskarina

      agreed

    • stormy

      Sure be nice but in this Universe we are all fighting among ourselves; road rage style.

  • Undecider

    The U.S. has been waiting for this. They’re going to send in an unmanned fighter, allow it to be shot down, then blame the Russians for killing a pilot.

  • Andrew Pate

    Where is Obomber when we need him to sort his hierarchy out and tell them to pull their head in and lets hear start talking about a peaceful settlement and using diplomacy and cool this Syrian conflict down. I understand the US has some mercenaries trapped with the terrorists in Aleppo which could be embarrassing for the US if they come home in body bags.

    • stormy

      Oh but they’ll be able to hide opium in those body bags to make money…

  • JoAnn Dolberg

    And these mindless creatures being used by the current administration, probably think obama loves them. They’ll find out soon enough.

  • Common Sense

    Any sane person would say in a healthy and responsible society these lies, criminal activity, and violations could never exist in a republic such as ours.
    Especially by our leaders!!!
    How could people openly allow criminals to engage in the same tactics as in hitlers regime. You would have to be completely mindless to not notice.
    But look at where most of our attention goes. Sports, Facebook, Twitter, tv, celebrities, shopping, phones.
    This is how and why the criminals have been so successful.
    But even with all the distractions, the truth still invades and people are forced to plug their ears, close their eyes and say la la la very loudly.

    • hangemall123

      Some people are finding the news on computers. But the vast majority are too lazy or too busy to take the time to find out what is really going on. They just accept the government version of things if they listen at all. That is why we have Trump running against Hillary. An uneducated and uninformed population is the death knell for democracy(not that we ever had one…It’s a republic.)

  • Common Sense

    KNOW THIS TRUTH.

    We are not doing anything to separate ourselves from the criminals that have stolen power. When the world looks upon us it sees us all as criminals just like this lost and rogue leadership and just like the German people during hitlers rise. We must show a clear and definite distinction between ourselves and the criminals guilty of these atrocities or we will be seen as one and the same. It cannot be a mere declaration by words or text that will ring hollow, but a firm and courageous ACT that defines who and what we really are.
    If we do not show enough self respect to stand up and say no to what is going on, we will not be respected by others.

    All that is necessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing.

    • stormy

      At the beginning of 2016 there was a great man who went up against the government with a ragtag group of ranchers. Lavoy Finicum. He and a few others were trapped by a good 100 or so Feds, LEO’s, mercenaries on a quiet highway. Mr. Finicum decided to continue to their destination where 400 or so people waited to listen to what he had to say and be educated about our constitution. He ran into a blind road block, swerved to miss an idiot Fed that ran out of the gaggle of heavily armed idiots. He knew it was he that they wanted not the others in his truck nor the one left behind at the other road block. He stepped out into a couple of feet of snow with his hands raised saying ‘just shoot me’….(Shoot ONLY me)…and then he was shot 3 times in the back and killed. This man is one of my heroes. The media and other Americans mostly sided with the Feds. Someone needs to write a book ‘How to do our duty to protect our constitutional rights..for dummies’. Look up Malheur, Burns, Hammond, Bundy, or Lavoy Finicum. After a 40 day peaceful ‘sit in’ the rest of the group is in prison, has been in prison and they just finished with the trials in court. All swept under the rug. An amazing preview of what we will be up against. You can watch the entire debacle and travesty via ‘drone’…

  • stormy

    I sure hope that others see OUR LEADERS (?) are criminals, murderers, con artists…far worse than any other country. Silverado, wouldn’t that be wonderful? To round them up, put them in jail forever, their money going into education, hospitals, housing better, more intelligent programs!

  • uni_soulja

    they’ve always been Ziocons dude.. the title ‘neocon’ somehow makes it a little more palatable in some circles, thats all.. 🙂

  • Paschn

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/281947d47a4c2de8f04b6bcb2b6cd22dfdcbe7ac8ef305619206074303d3bf9d.jpg As do most members of Idiot Culture having their ears “tickled” by the Evangelical shills, you’re confusing LITERAL “Israel” with SPIRITUAL Israel. Rise off of your knees from before “The Synagogue” and tell me WHY a loving, sentient creator would have us grovel before the demons who framed, tortured, murdered his only begotten son, have the blood of tens-of-millions on their hands AND speak openly of what they have planned for we “Goim” in toto;

  • Sunshine49

    So now we know what Obama is planning to do to stop the election if it looks like Hillary is losing too bad. After Obama and Hillary ILLEGALLY armed the Syrian rebels that became ISIS it looks like they are planning on starting WWIII if it looks like Hillary will lose the election. Reminds of the airstrikes that Bill Clinton did during his impeachment hearings to divert attention off of his lying to the people and Congress about his molesting so many women. The House impeached him, but the Democrats in the Senate wouldn’t do their job like they were paid to do and finish the job. They have done the same thing with Hillary and have refused to indict her for her crimes against the US and the people! Now we may end up in WW III to keep the Democrats in power. Is there nothing these criminals won’t do to control the US?

    • stormy

      But have you been watching the congressional hearings? Trey Gowdy, Chaffetz, Jordan? Wow. Way better than any other show on the internet/tv!!

    • hangemall123

      Her main and worst crime was talking Obama into destroying Libya, which he holds as his biggest regret. It’s not Benghazi, it’s the whole bloody mess. We bombed billions of dollars of irrigation that Kaddafi had built with the oil money and then we bombed the factories that made the pipes needed to repair it. And just how did that help to “protect” the Libyan people? And what happened to the 143 tons of gold owned by the Libyans? Or Saddam’s gold for that matter?

  • metal

    If you had watched “0bama’s America” you would know that WWIII is and always has been 0bamas goal. It will happen.

  • stu magoo

    JUST FRKN NAPALM THE WHOLE DAMN MIDDLE EAST MINUS ISRAEL AND JORDAN!

  • needful

    we look like a bunch of clowns to the world!!!

  • Richard Pope

    . . . . I am glad that you went through this step by step. It is a big help. Thank-you! I would like to clear up a misconception about muslims. There is no such thing as a radical or moderate muslim. All muslims follow the koran and sharia law to the letter. All others are infidels. All infidels are to converted or killed. This is true except for muslims who have turned their back on islam. They are also infidels but they have committed an unpardonable sin. They are to be killed out right. There is no reprieve. This doesn’t just apply to ex-muslims that have converted to Christianity or some other religion. This also applies to practicing muslims that are not following the koran or sharia law to the letter.
    . . . . Another point is that islam is not a religion. It is a system of government and a plan for conquering the world. mosques are not places of worship. They are forts that are used for recruitment, training, and logistical support of these troops. I hope that this helps. I don’t use the term radical or moderates. Moderates are not muslim because they don’t follow all of the tenets of islam.
    . . . . We now have a standing army of at least 250,000 muslims in this country. It could be well North of 1 million. We can’t find out because barrackie the muslim has ordered our intelligence services to purge all of the records. I would strongly suggest that everyone read ‘See Something Say Nothing’ by Philip Haney and Art Moore.
    GOD Bless and GOD Help us,
    rich!

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    The MSM did not say that the attack by mistake lasted 1 hour, to long for being a mistake.

    • hangemall123

      And they (The Mainstream media) never retract any of their misinformation when it fits their agenda unless they bury it on say page thirty-four at the end of an article dealing with some other news issue. “Fitting the intelligence around the policy” as in the Downing Street Memo.

  • Redeemed

    What a time to have an incompetent coward as President…..

  • Gary Woodburn

    The US military is supposed to be for defensive not offensive purposes. What is the benefit for the USA for our military adventure in Syria? If we are successful in toppling the Syrian government an extremist is very likely to take the helm and have lavish funds from the gas pipeline across Syria to Eastern Europe to fund terrorism. Saudi Arabia and Qatar desire a gas pipeline across Syria to Eastern Europe that requires regime change and this pipeline would compete with a Russian pipeline. Why do we risk blundering into a war with the Russians when we derive no benefits? I read that Hillary plans to make Huma Abedin Secretary of State if she wins. Huma has connections to Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood and would probably escalate our involvement in Syria and increase the risk of war with Russia. If we elect Hillary will there be the world war that the Bible warns of?

  • fidel

    Obama’s the problem, deep throats got to go first. Then the clintons. The circus is a diversion to keep the focus off Obama’s sic agenda to harm the USA Further. He’s got to go.

  • hangemall123

    You can’t seriously believe anything in that old book. Some people only believe in a self fulfilling prophecy. Hallelujah..Armageddon is coming and God will save us.” Nonsense, but likely will happen because people believe it will and help let it happen.

  • alexander the new yorker

    perhaps the Syrian Republic should consider joining the Russian Federation as the Crimean Republic did. ??

  • Matthew Bowman

    Way to go Obama and Hillary, you have almost gotten us into a war with Russia. You are directly responsible with your “don’t cross the red line” feckless warning. Maybe we should give you another Nobel peace prize you communist bastards!

  • stormy

    I have to keep repeating THERE IS BUT ONE ‘RACE’…ONE. Otherwise, I agree!!

  • stormy

    I didn’t catch your reply. Just a quick point…there is but ONE race of human. ONE. Race is a weird word that means nothing. It isn’t scientific at all. This is a tough one to change. Really, that word race is dividing us into ‘the blond group the black group and whatever group of people I don’t understand thus I am fearful of that group’..my goodness!

    Not to worry as we are definitely on the same page. I have my little things I try to enact change…one person at a time. The word Race…people actually think we are different if we live in another country with different opinions, colors and smells…just my gig. I just don’t see much change happening within our life time. Hope we make it but just not looking good as a species. Sadly.

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