Lets begin with the US bombing of Syrian targets “by accident” after signing a deal with Russia that presumably said they were not going to do exactly that.
How interesting that the Islamic State seemed prepared to grab all the territory the US made safe for them pretty much instantly after the bombing run.
DEIR EZZOR (8:25 P.M.) – Al-Masdar News was just told by a senior officer in Deir Ezzor that the U.S. Anti-ISIS Coalition attacked the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Thardeh Mountains.
The U.S.’ airstrikes on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions allowed the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) to capture the strategic Thardeh Mountains that were originally under government control.
According to local activists, the U.S. attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions with phosphorous bombs, killing several soldiers and paving the way for the Islamic State to capture the whole area.
Interesting choice of weapon. Almost as if the US wanted to provide tactical cover for an invading ground force.
Syria’s army general command said in a statement that the air strike was “conclusive evidence” of U.S. support for Islamic State, noting that the strike was “dangerous and blatant aggression”.
The Russians had an emergency meeting about this move. THere is a video of a Russian military senior officer making a statement I have sent out for translation but we are all volunteers here so no idea when it will come back, or if it will. If any people reading are fluent in Russian and English and would be willing to help with timed translations of videos, please leave a comment under this post and I’ll contact you.
Meanwhile, this appears to be an official statement by the Russian government, and one that conveys a great deal of gravitas. Here is the Wiki on the speaker, Vitaly Churkin.
US-Russia cease fire deal in question thanks to US actions in Syria:
The Obama admin issued a press conference about the high level meeting the Russians held in the wake of the surreal and serious actions the US took in Syria, the severity of which should probably be measured on the Richter scale.
In this presser, the US admits they did the bombing, but blames Russia for having a meeting about it, calling it a “stunt.”
How odd that in the US there was also THREE terrorist attacks on that same day.