Syraq SITREP 48: Russian MoD Says Syria Shot Down More Than 2/3rds of Anglo-American-French Missiles, Pentagon Insists Not a Single Missile Downed by Damascus Defenders

Syraq SITREP 48: Russian MoD Says Syria Shot Down More Than 2/3rds of Anglo-American-French Missiles, Pentagon Insists Not a Single Missile Downed by Damascus Defenders

Nearly two days have passed, multiple satellite photographs of destroyed buildings have been released to the world since Saturday morning's U.S.-British-French missile strikes in Syria...and the Pentagon has a serious problem. An issue much larger than just 'PR' or the 'Russian disinformation' that Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned about, which is said to have included trolling activity increasing by 2,000% (from what baseline and over which period of time this percentage increase was recorded, the DoD spokesmen and women wouldn't say).

Perhaps in part because the blow was telegraphed last week by President Trump's tweet taunting Russians that the shiny new 'smart missiles' were coming, or due to the limited scope of targeting (just three sites allegedly related to a covert Syrian chemical weapons program), or just plain hubris and smug underestimation of Syria's defenders and their Russian big brothers watching the skies -- the attack was a dud. Such that even those who rushed to praise President Trump for striking Assad the alleged chemical bomber of children were left disappointed, pining for more multi-100 million dollar fireworks to show Vladimir Putin who's the global superpower boss.

While the Russian Analyst does not know if Moscow's tally of 71 out of 103 missiles fired from US-UK-French warships and aircraft intercepted is accurate...we can confidently assess that the U.S. Department of Offense spokesman's claims -- that every missile fired hit its intended target and that there were no launch failures or weapons falling short -- is false. We also know the Pentagon, likely due to the current hysteria over all things Russian in Washington, denied giving Moscow any strike warning on Friday beyond the usual deconfliction channels -- whereas the French immediately contradicted that point. What remains to be seen is how much wreckage from downed Tomahawk and StormShadow (French and British deployed) missiles the Russian generals will present in Damascus as proof their American counterparts are lying.

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Neocon Crazies Push War Provocations, Undermine President Trump: They Must Be Defeated!

Neocon Crazies Push War Provocations, Undermine President Trump: They Must Be Defeated!

This week it was the turn of the Dutch security services and their chosen media mouthpieces to do their part to prop up the 'Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and sent the emails to Wikileaks' Narrative. The sensational story from De Volkskrant and the TV program Nieuwsuur claims that AIVD, the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service technicians observed the SVR's 'Cozy Bear' group hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in real time. This latest story sourced to anonymous spooks, the Dutch-owned English-language Moscow Times explains, may account for the otherwise inexplicable failure of the FBI to subpoena physical access to the DNC's servers controlled by private, Atlantic Council-linked security firm Crowdstrike. A firm that has been conspicuous by its absence from more recent stories, including from the Associated Press, sourced to other cyber security companies concerning the DNC 'hack'.

However, as Crowdstrike critics like cyber security expert Jeffrey Carr have pointed out, 'Cozy Bear' aka Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 29 is not a proven group of Russian hackers, but a set of tools and techniques which have been 'in the (dark web) wild' for several years and used by online criminals likely based in multiple countries, including on at least one occasion intruders linked to domains in Ukraine (through if not from which John Podesta's Gmail account was allegedly spearphished). The anonymously sourced story is also inconsistent with previously reported 'confessions' from Russians under prosecutorial duress that they hacked the DNC on Kremlin orders off site, chock full of inconsistencies and seriously suspect timing. The Russian Analyst started his analysis with the ridiculous claim that Russia's external intelligence service Sluzhba vneshney razvedki (SVR) would hide a notorious hacking team targeting the White House and State Department in plain sight, literally steps from the Kremlin inside or beneath a building (judging from the article's description) belonging to the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University's faculties of journalism or African and Asian studies. Such a set up could be easily infiltrated by NATO spies posing as visiting students, looking for signs of top secret facilities on the premises. For debunking of the Anglo-American-Dutch deep state article and explication of its curious timing, see New Zealand Internet Party activist Suzie Dawson's "10 Reasons the Dutch-Russia Hacking Story is Fake News" posted on Steemit.

With this intro out of the way, we present Harley Schlanger's latest piece written earlier this week for the German magazine of the LaRouche movement, Neue Solidarität. -- JWS

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Syraq SITREP 20: #Trump WH/UN Amb @NikkiHaley Accuses #Syria of Plotting Chemical Attack

ISIS (or as some prefer to call it, USUS) is collapsing across the Syrian deserts, and Iraqi Shi'a PMU militiamen are pouring into the country by the thousands to aid Syria's armed forces in the drive to lift the Daesh siege of Deir Ez Zor. With Raqqa now besieged by Kurdish SDF fighters, and the previously escaping Daesh convoys getting pummeled by Russian airpower, Washington's options to stop Damascus and its allies from Tehran uniting the vast majority of the country's non-Kurdish areas under Syrian Arab Republic sovereignty are dwindling fast. Not surprisingly, the neocons who infiltrated the Trump White House and installed their Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley into office have decided now would be the perfect time for Assad to order a chemical weapons attack to 'justify' his troops being bombed by the US.

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Lt. Gen. Flynn and Volga Dnepr Airlines

On March 16 Yahoo! News Michael Isikoff reported that the speakers bureau for then retired Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, was paid $45,000 for Flynn’s appearance at RT TV’s 10th anniversary gala in Moscow. In reality, the speaking fee after Washington D.C.-based Leading Authorities Inc. collected a 25% commission was $33,750.00.

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Alt-Media Sites 'Listed' as Kremlin Agitprop by Faceless Ukro-Trolls of @PropOrNot Threaten to Sue for Libel

U.S. News and World Report says several news outlets and aggregators smeared as conduits for 'Russian propaganda' to reach at least 15 million Americans are preparing legal action against the people behind @PropOrNot. It isn't clear from the US News article if these individuals are also weighing a libel lawsuit against the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), the neoconservative-dominated, Cold War 2.0 promoting think tank based in Philadelphia and Washington that pushed @PropOrNot's 'methodology' to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg. Turning the tables when it comes to the use of anonymity, a private citizen who wishes to remain anonymous is offering a $10,000 reward, payable in bitcoin, for verified exposure of the identities behind @PropOrNot...

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U.S./Russian Jets Have Another Close Call Over E. Syria, #DraftOurDaughters for Hillary's WW3 with Russia Meme Goes Viral

Even though there's yet to be an 'October Surprise' incident of actual combat or collision between U.S. and Russian air forces over Syria, that won't stop the pro-Hillary Deep State from pushing the next best thing: close encounters in the skies over the war torn country. Where, let the Russia Analyst remind you, the Russians operate at the invitation of the internationally recognized government in Damascus, whereas the U.S. has no mandate under international law to be present.

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Escalation: Washington Claims Strike That Killed Scores of Syrian Soldiers Was a Mistake, Russian MFA Calls UNSC Closed Session, Asks If U.S. Deliberately Aiding ISIS

The Russia Analyst had intended to write a short Syraq SITREP regarding whether the fragile ceasefire deal struck between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov would hold. As with Friday's news that CIA, Turkish, Saudi and Qatari-backed 'moderate' 'Free Syrian Army' jihadists cursed and threatened American special forces as infidel pig-dog occupiers, our analyses keep getting overtaken by events on the ground. As one astute commenter to our post from late Friday night/early Saturday morning observed, the evidence supporting Dr. Jim Willie's assertion that the CIA's jihadists are at war with the Pentagon's Kurdish proxies (while not killing U.S. soldiers...just yet) keeps piling up.

While New Yorkers in the Guerrilla's home town were talking about the (conveniently timed) IED blasts that injured at least 29 people in Manhattan Saturday night, across town the United Nations Security Council was convening in a closed door session. According to Russian AND (post)Western media, Moscow's envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin stopped just short of accusing the U.S. of deliberately killing Syrian soldiers in support of ISIS. But he also questioned exactly WHO is in charge in Washington, the civilian leadership at the White House, or the Pentagon and CIA?

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Charlie Foxtrot: U.S. Special Forces Cursed as 'Infidels' and 'Pigs', Threatened by 'Moderate' FSA Jihadists Washington/Langley Spent Billions to Arm and Train

Charlie Foxtrot: U.S. Special Forces Cursed as 'Infidels' and 'Pigs', Threatened by 'Moderate' FSA Jihadists Washington/Langley Spent Billions to Arm and Train

The filmed stream of curses for American special forces soldiers happened this week in the Syrian-Turkish border town of Al-Rai, occupied by U.S. and Turkey-backed 'moderate' 'Free Syrian Army' jihadis

Sens. John McCain, Mrs. John McCain Lindsey Graham, Rep. Adam KinzingerThe Daily Beast's Michael D. Weiss, Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins, Charles 'Doha/Ahrar-al-Sham' Lister, Hillary 'muh No Fly Zone to protect these bastards from getting bombed by Russia' Clinton and many other advocates for the 'moderates' of the 'Free Syrian Army' could apparently not be reached for comment on this. Perhaps they'll just memory hole the whole thing and pretend it never happened with a lot of help from the press -- but that didn't exactly work in covering up #HillarysHealth due to that whole viral YouTube videos thing. Another example of what the Guerrilla calls the Obso-elites stupidity and incompetence.

As Italy-based American expat writer Theodore Robert Beale aka Vox Day says, "There is clearly some brilliant stategery taking place in the Pentagon these days. These gentlemen are clearly ready to fight WWIII against a Sino-Russian alliance."

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