Washington Wants Daesh to Capture Syrian City of Deir ez-Zor – Assad to Sputnik

from Sputnik International

The United States campaign to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh undermines Syrian positions in Deir ez-Zor, indicating Washington’s wish for Daesh to capture the city, Assad told Sputnik.

He said US attacks on Daesh in Mosul mean “they are against ISIS [Daesh], but at the same time, they are supporting ISIS and they allow them to cross the border from Iraq into Syria.”

“It means they helped ISIS to come to Deir Ez-Zor and to undermine the Syrian Army who are defending Deir ez-Zor. They wanted Deir ez-Zor to fall into the hands of ISIS,” Assad said.

Deir ez-Zor and its military air base have been under siege by Daesh for over three years, with food and ammunition only delivered by air…

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Israel attacks Syrian army… again

from the Duran

Israel has reportedly attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in Quneitra near the Golan Heights, a legal part of Syrian territory which Israel has illegally occupied since 1967.

A Syrian source has reported the following information to Sputnik,

“Enemy warplanes of Israel launched two missiles from the occupied territory  at 18:45 on one of the positions of our army. It caused material damage”.

Israel’s repeated attacks on Syria are generally ignored by the US and its allies. The last major Israel attack on Syria resulted in the Israeli ambassador to Moscow being summoned by Russia to explain what had happened.

The Syrian source continued,

“These actions will not stop the fight of our Armed Forces against terrorist groups which are close to Israel”.

Israel earlier claimed that a missile from Syria landed harmlessly on Israeli occupied territory.

 

Putin Addressing Chemical Weapon Attack Using Logic & Facts

US, UK and France refuse to send forensic scientists to site of alleged chemical attack in Syria

from the Duran

More reasons to believe that the Idlib chemical weapons attack was indeed a false flag, for which the US, UK, France (and many western powers) are trying to cover up.

Sputnik News reports

The Organisation For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons has rejected Russia and Iran’s proposal for a new team to probe the suspected chemical attack earlier this month in Syria. Moscow’s pushing for a wider investigation, because it believes the OPCW cannot properly confirm anything until it’s actually visited the site.

The blocking of the Russian proposal at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on investigating the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria’s Idlib province aims to direct attention to the idea of regime change in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

The OPCW is not willing to properly probe the alleged chemical attack in Idlib. This is very odd.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner

by Aaron Mate, The Intercept

One day after her network joined the rest of corporate media in cheering for President Trump’s missile attack on Syria, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was back to regular business: seeing Russian collaboration with Trump at work.

It’s “impossible,” fellow anchor Lawrence O’Donnell told Maddow on April 7, to rule out that “Vladimir Putin orchestrated what happened in Syria this week – so that his friend in the White House could have a big night with missiles and all of the praise he’s picked up over the past 24 hours.”

Maddow concurred, suggesting that only the FBI’s ongoing probe into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russian electoral interference will determine the truth. “Maybe eventually we’ll get an answer to that from [FBI Director] Jim Comey,” Maddow said.

The Washington Post noted that the “conspiracy theory” drew “derision from across the political spectrum.” But it was not out of place.

MSNBC, the country’s most prominent liberal media outlet, has played a key role in stoking the frenzy over Trump’s alleged involvement with Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential race — in lock step with the Democratic Party’s most avid partisans.

Jennifer Palmieri, a senior member of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, captured the prevailing mentality when she recently urged party members to talk about the Russian “attack on our republic” — and to do so “relentlessly and above all else.”

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Russian think tank dismisses report it masterminded Trump victory

from RT

A Moscow-based think tank has dismissed a Reuters report which claimed that it plotted a Russian intervention in the US presidential election. The think tank’s head said the people behind the accusations were merely promulgating a conspiracy theory.

The Reuters exclusive claimed that the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS) penned two confidential documents “providing the framework and rationale for what US intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election.”

Reuters did not see the documents itself but rather relied on accounts from three current and four former US officials, who claimed that US intelligence had acquired the files. None of the sources was named by Reuters, a common feature of US media reports on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election…

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Clinton “Feminists” Still Smearing Bernie – Progressive Feminist Responds (Jimmy Dore video)