Is The US Intentionally Killing Russians In Syria?

By Brandon Turbeville

After an attack on February 7 by the United States military against Syrian “pro-regime forces,” reports quickly emerged that the U.S. had killed a number of Russians embedded with the Syrian forces. While the Russian government remained silent, the U.S. soon announced that it had indeed killed “scores” of Russians in that air raid. Later, Russia confirmed that Russian “civilians” had been killed but that no Russian soldiers died. Russia put those numbers at around five while the United States stated a few dozen. Western mainstream media reports put the number at over a hundred.

Then, on February 15, another incident took place where 15 Russians died in an apparent explosion outside a weapons depot run by a Russian contracting company. The explosion itself is suspicious, particularly when taken in the context of the previous killing of Russians in Syria by the U.S. military.

There is no doubt that the U.S. killed the Russians on February 7. However, there are a number of questions that arise out of both incidents, especially the first.

Who Are The Russians?

The Russians who were killed in both incidents in Syria are allegedly part of Wagner Group, a Russian contracting firm based in Hong Kong. Although readers should exercise caution when analyzing information produced by CNN, the news agency claims that Wagner has no public offices in Russia. Both CNN and FOX report that Wagner has anywhere from hundreds to thousands of contractors operating in Syria at this moment. The firm is also believed to have been active in eastern Ukraine, supporting separatists who have been fighting Western-backed Nazi forces.

Why Are They There?

As was the case in eastern Ukraine, Russia needs to deploy fighters to Syria that will aid Syrian military forces and allied militias on the ground but it needs to do so covertly. After all, Russia announced some time ago that it was drawing down its military presence in Syria as a result of many of its goals having been achieved. While Russia did draw down a number of its military forces, private contractors can also be used to shore up Syrian forces, help with logistics, and conduct other operations that the Russian military would rather not be publicly involved with. As cover, the contractors are technically on the payroll of the Syrian government and thus appear as if it is simply a private Russian firm engaging in business with the Syrian government.

While private military contracting with the Syrian government is possible, it is much more likely that the Russian military contractors are operating in Syria and Ukraine for the same purpose – to provide the Russian government with boots on the ground as well as plausible deniability (such as being able to state that Russia has no troops on the ground in Ukraine). Russia is therefore able to conduct certain operations unofficially and publicly draw down its forces while maintaining boots on the ground.

Is The U.S. Killing Russians Intentionally?

Obviously, a direct military assault against Russian troops would create an incredibly dangerous international situation. Putin would be forced to respond to those attacks whether he wanted to or not simply by virtue of public outrage, political pressure, and to protect the perception of Russian strength in the eyes of the world. If the United States were to play the incident as if it were an accident, perhaps Russia could avoid physically responding. However, if the U.S. were to admit intentional targeting, there is little doubt that some type of direct military confrontation between the two powers would take place as a result.

Unfortunately, it is possible that the United States has bet on the fact that the plausible deniability aspect also precludes Russia from the required response that would have resulted if the attacks had killed Russian soldiers. Russia is not going to go to war over private contractors and the United States knows this. Killing Russian contractors then becomes a way to exact a price against Russia for its support of the Syrian government without risking World War Three to the extent it would have done otherwise. The U.S. would then force Russia to begin conducting operations with regular forces or stop conducting operations altogether. Likewise, at a more immediate and simplistic level, it is able to physically disrupt any ongoing operations undertaken by the contractors.

Killing Russians on the ground is also a way to project strength in the same perverted way the U.S. has been doing all along. In other words, the U.S. can claim to the world that it is so powerful that it can enter Syria, occupy it, and kill Russians (presented to the world as soldiers all the while claiming ignorance of their presence) and that Russia is too afraid and/or weak to do anything about it. Of course, this is not the reality of the situation but the perception of it has effects both at home and abroad that result in pressure on the Russian government, most notably its president.


While there is no direct evidence to suggest that the United States is intentionally targeting Russians in Syria, the timing of both incidents is hard to ignore. Given that Russia has thwarted most of America’s plans for Syria, it is clear that the United States wants to make Russia pay a price for its support of the Syrian government, whatever form that price may be, i.e. political, military, or economic. Regardless, the bombing and killing of Russian contractors in Syria is a dangerous new escalation on the part of the United States whose very presence in Syria is both illegal and immoral.

Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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9 Comments on "Is The US Intentionally Killing Russians In Syria?"

  1. we poor US CITIZENS have been DUPED AGAIN for/by the JEWS.
    we will never be able to HOLD land in SYRIA like the JEWS DO , we will run away as always and leave a giant MESS behind again, ask HOW MANY DEAD AMERICANS in SYRIA so FAR, no answer ,no truth must be a lot of dead Americans there , the cover up is in full force.

  2. like asking about 911? FORGET IT!!!!

    • What is the context? Who is (not) asking. It is likely Russia has info on 9/11 and is holding it as an insurance policy (just as it likely has dirt on Trump) to force the US to back down if the killing gets too direct. When great crimes are committed, like 9/11, those who have the information are in a position to blackmail those who are guilty or would suffer from the truth being exposed.

      Putin, former KGB operative working with the notorious East GermanSTASI and appointed head of the FSB by dictator Yeltsin, knows how to put the balls in a vice and smile as he extracts the benefits he wants. Trump, who promised him to repeal the sanctions in exchange for helping defeat Clallinton, has failed, as his own party voted 254-4 against him. Putin is holding the handle of the vice and wondering if he should tighten it or alllow Trump to go down flames, bringing the entire Republican Party, which is united against Russia, down as well in 2018.

      Meanwhile,Mueller, who also has a background in Deep State maneuvrers is also tightening the vice around Trump’s balls. This dual pressure, along with the Republicans, including his own appointees, claiming the Russians hacked and intervened to help Trump, may, as the insulted, humiliated, and threatened Republicans are plotting, force him to resign. Either that or start a new hot war to rally the troops and put his critics on the defensive.

      But he is thwarted even there because all 3 most likely targets of attack are military allies of both Russia and China: Iran, Syria, and North Korea.

      Trump is out at the end of the limb, isolated by his own party, with both Putin and Mueller holding the handles, scared shitless and fuming about lack of support.
      This is how unwanted leaders are deposed when other means fail. It is not the power of their rivals but the lack of support by their own team that pushes them out.

      • Ann Coulter for POTUS!

      • Wang Dung Chung | February 21, 2018 at 10:15 am | Reply

        Interesting theory but why would the Russians know anything or have any proof on 911. If they did this would have been released a long time ago for obvious political gain.

        • “(CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country warned the United States several times that Saddam Hussein’s regime was planning terror attacks on the United States and its overseas interests.

          Putin’s comments in Kazakhstan came amid a new debate in the United States about the extent of ties between Saddam and the al Qaeda terrorist network triggered by a preliminary report from the commission investigating the September 11 attacks.

          “I can confirm that after the events of September 11, 2001, and up to the military operation in Iraq, Russian special services and Russian intelligence several times received … information that official organs of Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist acts on the territory of the United States and beyond its borders, at U.S. military and civilian locations,” Putin said.

          The Russian leader did not elaborate on any details of the warnings of terror plots or mention whether they were tied to the al Qaeda terror network.”

          Russia, if it has info on the real conspiracy that enabled 9/11, would hold it for a final blackmail tactic in case of a dire emergency such as imminent threat of US attacks, etc. Like the US, Russia had a Deep State (Putin was KGB operative who worked with East German STASO and then headed the FSB under Yeltsin, which brought him to power) which has all kinds of dirt it uses to expose or blackmail leaders.

          For an example see “–King_suicide_letter
          The FBI–King suicide letter or blackmail package was an anonymously-signed 1964 letter and package by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) meant to blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. “

  3. Since, by our newly released policy concerning the use of nuclear weapons, we have abandoned all restraints formerly in place, including those that disavowed their use against nations that do not possess such weapons and against using them as a first strike attack (like Japan did with “conventional” weapon at Pearl Harbor in 194i), we might want to be concerned that our unlawful acts in Syria, and elsewhere, against Russia could convince them that we intend to destroy them, and act accordingly. Nuclear armageddon seems to me to be a form of insanity. But to our neocon would be world rulers, it seems to be a result preferable to failure in their aims. We need to remember that, other than the tribal wars in Africa, the United States and Israel are the only countries who have initiated wars of aggression in the last 25 years. In the last 17 years, we have attacked and destroyed seven countries, while those our criminals in Washington and their news media whores demonize have attacked no one.

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