Israeli war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu won a war, verbally, that he already lost on the ground in Syria as a gift from his close friend the Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin, by imposing their will, verbally, on the Syrian Arab Republic.
Here’s what happened:
Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad in his latest interview with RT confirmed ‘there are no Iranian troops in Syria, rather Iranian officers embedded with the Syrian Arab Army – SAA’, which is normal for countries with close ties.
Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Walid Moallem in his latest press conference reiterated the same: There are no Iranian troops in Syria, rather there are Iranian officers embedded with the Syrian Arab Army, which is normal for countries with close ties.
Both top Syrian officials, furthermore, confirmed the absolute right of the Syrian state to invite, cooperate, forge alliances, and exchange officers with whomever the Syrian state wishes, practicing its sovereign rights, especially when the country is under the unprecedented invasion by over 80 countries including the super powerful and super-rich in the world with their direct armies, agencies, alternative armies like ISIS, Nusra Front, FSA and other al-Qaeda like-minded terrorist organizations.
Iranian top political and military leaders confirmed that there are no Iranian troops in Syria, rather officers embedded with the Syrian Arab Army based on the long-standing cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorists and the terrorists’ masters in the region, which in turn is the norms between any two countries with close ties.
Israel, on 9th April 2018, illegally bombed, from within Lebanese airspace, the SAA’s T4 air base and a dozen of Iranian officers operating drones engaged in the fight against ISIS were martyred in the aggression. Syria and Iran confirmed the aggression and the casualties, and Iran vowed to retaliate against the Zionist ‘state’. Both Syria and Iran stated there were Iranian officers martyred in the Israeli aggression without hesitating.
On 10 May 2018, in what is now called the ‘night of the missiles’, Israel illegally bombed SAA posts in Baath city in Quneitra province southwest of Syria and fired 9 missiles over the Syrian capital Damascus, the SAA retaliated instantly against Israel’s army posts in the occupied Golan Heights firing 55 missiles and targeting 9 Israeli highly-important bases killing scores of IDF terrorists and causing massive damage to the bases.
Israel retaliated to the SAA retaliation by flying 28 most advanced US fighter jets it has and launched a very wide scale attack against SAA bases to get all its fired missiles destroyed before reaching targets except one single SAA Air Defense unit that was already spent and reloading which caused it to be overwhelmed with Israeli bombing. Israel showed a video of destroying the SAA’s spent then destroyed air defense unit and claimed it took out all of Syria’s air defense capabilities.
Now read again the above 2 paragraphs in the ‘night of the missiles’ confrontation and look for the word ‘Iran’ or ‘Iranian’, and since you won’t find any continue reading below.
Israeli media and the Western and regional mainstream media, under its controls, worked on the already prepared narrative that it was retaliating (false, it started) against ‘Iranian’ troops firing at its army bases in the Syrian Golan Heights it occupies, while claiming it was able to destroy all incoming 21 missiles (false, it was 55) fired by an Iranian (false, it was Syrian) base, while it also claimed that none of its bases were damaged nor any of its IDF terrorists were killed (false, over a dozen were killed including a general, and the bases were largely damaged).
Israel itself, was built based on lies, and they lie as their official policy, but why would Netanyahu and his colleagues lie in this particular claim, which was followed by Western and even Russian media assertion that the Israeli attack was against Iranian troops and the response was by Iranian troops and not the Syrian Arab Army?
That serves multiple causes for the bankrupt Israeli leaders, especially Netanyahu:
1. Claiming Israel was responding to an Iranian attack they try to pull from Iran its promise to retaliate for the Israeli killing of the Iranian officers at the T4, thus Iran, in their views, have fulfilled its promise and its right to respond. Iranian military and political leaders confirmed there were no Iranian casualties in the latest ‘night of missiles’ between the IDF terrorists and the SAA. Syrian military and political leaders confirmed there were no Iranians present in the engaged SAA bases.
2. Israel wants to add further pressure on Iran pointing to its growing regional role using the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) that Trump unilaterally withdrew his country from, and the Iranian support to the resistance movements like Hizbollah. Israel with its close ties to the Al-Saud of Saudi and those of Qatar also plays on their desire to punish Iran for calling on the liberation of Palestine.
Iran, as a regional large country has all rights to grow its sphere of influence especially being surrounded by the US troops which are nowhere near their region and do not serve US interests, but they do serve Israeli interests, but the same is not acceptable for them when it comes to Iran.
3. Since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, there was an onslaught media campaign to dismiss the SAA as a functioning military power by Israeli, Saudi, Qatari, Turkish, of course, Western and to a large extent Russian and Iranian mouths. We are hearing now from Iranian top officials that if it wasn’t for their aid to the SAA, Damascus would have fallen to terrorists long ago, which is really a mockery considering their very little and very late assistance to the SAA in its fight against terrorists, through this day.
Claiming that the SAA is weak and incapable while it was bravely and heroically fighting alone for over 3 years tens of thousands of anti-Islamic Wahhabi suicidal terrorists with the superpowers and super-rich countries supporting those terrorists in all means, on more than 40 fronts all over the country, then was the major force on the ground fighting hundreds of thousands of those terrorists and winning unwinnable battles; that serves their justification for a need for other forces to fight those ‘terrorists’ and allows all parties to send their troops and violate Syria’s sovereignty.
The belittling of the SAA’s powers, bravery and heroism, exceptional capabilities despite the over 7 years long of continuous fighting, also creates the illusion for terrorists to lure more of them to dream of winning a battle against the SAA and come to Syria and share a piece of the country; thus prolonging the war much further.
4. Claiming it is fighting the Iranian presence in Syria enables the more milking of the Gulfies who consider everybody else not in their ‘camp of US slaves’ as their enemies.
5. Definitely, this would help Netanyahu as a distraction from his piling corruption charges haunting him and delay his inevitable indictment and hopefully prison.
6. Claiming they are fighting and winning over not only Syria, but also over the Iranians and Hezbollah and all the allies of the SAA in their hit and run then hide behind Putin and the US, the Israelis want to show their public that they managed to come out of the humiliation of the 2006 war against Hezbollah which brought them to their second defeat against a small party. Nobody in the world would side beside the Israelis if they were not including Iran in their claims, since the whole world now knows that the SAA is the only effective power in Syria fighting the terrorist organizations and winning over them, including defeating ISIS who are now cornered in a couple of pockets where they co-exist with other US-sponsored terror organizations like the SDF and are enjoying the ISIS air force protection.
All observers were surprised and shocked seeing the SAA’s capabilities in shooting down most of the incoming ‘nice, new and smart missiles’ fired at Syria by the triad US and its poodles the UK and France and also by shooting down almost all of the Israeli missiles and the most advanced F16 and a non-mentioned in the press F35 and F15 US fighter jets in Israel.
Even the Russians were expecting that only 20% of the Tomahawks fired by the US-led poodles’ aggression were supposed to be intercepted knowing the capabilities of the SAA’s Russian and USSR supplied air defense systems including the S200 units. 20% of the incoming 107 missiles means about 85 missiles would hit their targets and destroy the SAA’s most valuable and needed airports, air bases and command and control centers the US and its poodles attacked.
Moving from a victory to another, withstanding the aggression by the superpowers and super rich with the very tiny aid it received from its ‘allies’, considering the holding back of much-needed weapons it needs to defend the country like the S300 Syria purchased from Russia in 2010 and Russia refusing to deliver to date, the SAA has proven to be the dominant power in Syria, especially in the Damascus and south regions of the country.
This capability of the SAA with its victories and its withstanding of the onslaught gives it all its rights, justification and power to move to clean each inch of the country from terrorists and their sponsors.
This doesn’t help the Israelis who are seeing the SAA warning the terrorists on two fronts in the southwest and northwest at the same time of surrendering or facing their ultimate defeat, therefore, the Israelis with all their failed plans against Syria lost their last chance of any saying over any territory their terrorists are present in, they needed any victory to claim, be it a mouth victory that might save their faces in front of their public and their own forces.
And what are friends for? Mr. Putin came to their rescue. Upon receiving his Syrian counterpart Dr. Assad, the Russian president made a deliberate tongue slip and asked ‘all foreign powers to withdraw from Syria’, which Israeli-aligned media and officials immediately translated to ‘Iranian and Hezbollah’ troops, forgetting the US, French, UK, Turkish, SDF, FSA, ISIS, Nusra Front, Russian forces themselves among others…
Putin’s special envoy to Syria Mr. Lavrantiev repeated his president’s call on ‘all foreign powers to withdraw from Syria’.
After a widespread expected anger from Syrian officials and political analysts, observers, and activists, including yours truly, a Russian spokesperson clarified that it doesn’t include Iranian or other ‘forces’ invited by the Syrian state.
Later, after deliberations with some of Mr. Putin’s ‘Western Partners’, the Russian officials led by Russian foreign minister Lavrov came up with their ‘genius’ idea of gifting Israel an illusion victory of keeping Iranian and Hezbollah troops out of the area near the borders with the occupied Golan Heights, where they were not present at all, especially for the Iranians. Mr. Lavrov, against his own officials, called again on all foreign powers not to be present in the southwest region of Syria, and he included Iran in his calls.
Israeli officials including Netanyahu can now claim a victory that their multiple aggression against Syria has served its goals and kept Iranian forces far from their borders and even far from the borders of the occupied Golan Heights.
But on who’s account? This free ‘victory’ was on the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian leadership and each Syrian account breaching the very essence of Syria’s sovereignty. We did not yet retaliate against any of the Israeli aggressions against Syria, except for the last one. We have a long list of retaliations for Israeli aggressions that needs to be fulfilled. We will move on to liberate the Golan Heights from the defeated Israelis who are now emboldened with the fake ‘victory’ they earned from Mr. Putin.
As a Syrian proud with what my people and army achieved after all what they went through throughout these past years standing, fighting and winning countless battles, mostly alone, against the filthiest filths of the world with their backers, I feel highly disappointed by this Russian generosity on our account. The Russian forces, some might argue, have helped the SAA fight against terrorists, they even lost some of their own, but does any person with two cells of brain think the Russians would have helped if the SAA was not already holding ground for over 4.5 years before they joined, and after other international parties got involved directly in the war against Syria under the US-led coalition?
Had the Russians fulfilled their part of the deal and handed the Syrians the weapons we purchased from them in 2010, the US and its led coalition wouldn’t dare carry out bombings in our country and on multiple occasions attacking our army when it was fighting ISIS tipping the battles in favor of the terrorist organization.
After all, the Russians have fought the war on terror in Syria to save their own cities from the coming similar fate. Tens of thousands of terrorists came to Syria under the very watchful eyes of the Russian FSB and other agencies. Those augmented with other Jihadies have Russia top on their list of targets after they finish off Syria, or if Syria had accepted the 2007 US offer through Qatar of exporting the Qatari gas and Gulfies oil through Syria to the EU and the west. It would have starved both Russia and Iran and would have made them face the hundreds of thousands of terrorist we faced instead of our small nation facing them and paying dearly from its children, women, and men, and its infrastructure.
Mr. Putin is a former spy for the KGB, in such a position there are many principles he had to let go in his career, which seems he’s still letting go in his current post. Syrians, on the other hand, are a very proud nation. Unless Mr. Putin and his political brass learn how to properly deal with the Syrians, his country will lose much of what it thought it achieved ‘appeasing Mr. Putin’s western and Israeli partners‘. We already have a long path to follow after finishing the southwest of Syria, we need to clean our northeast region of the country from the US and its proxies ISIS and SDF, due to a dangerous mistake by Mr. Putin and his political aides trusting his ‘Western partners’ and granting the SDF legality while preventing the SAA from moving northeast within Syrian territories. We hope the same doesn’t apply, as well, to the northwest of Syria with the Gendarmerie of the New Ottoman Sultan dreamer who invaded the country with Putin and the Iranian Ayatollah’s blessings.
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It’s not the first time Putin throws a lifeline to an enemy of Syria on the account of the Syrian people, he’s done so already with the Turkish criminal dictator, more than once, and with Obama when he offered to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons for free which Syria was using as deterrence against the Israeli WMDs nuclear, biological and chemical arsenals. He also offered 1/3rd of Syria’s rich land to the Kurds to create a separatist enclave out of Syria!!! Appeasing his ‘Western Partners’ is becoming very costly to Syria.
It has become laughable to listen Putin talk about his ‘War on Terror’.
“Russian special services have controlled” the flow of jihadists into Syria, where they have lately joined up not only with ISIS but other radical Islamist factions. In other words, Russian officials are adding to the ranks of terrorists which the Russian government has deemed a collective threat to the security and longevity of its dictatorial ally on the Mediterranean, Bashar al-Assad.
Since 2011, nearly 1 percent of the total population of Novosasitili has gone to Syria—22 out of 2,500 residents. Of that figure, five were killed and five have returned home. But they didn’t leave Russia without outside help. The FSB established a “green corridor” to allow them to migrate first to Turkey, and then to Syria. (Russians, including those living in the North Caucasus, can catch any of the daily non-stop flights to Istanbul and visit Turkey without a visa.)
“Many are youngish boys who get recruited in Russia or Dagestan and then go to Istanbul. Then they get taken to ISIS territory, usually Raqqa. Are they on watch lists? How’d they get passports to leave the country? Here’s the weird thing: Some of the radical preachers from Dagestan are turning up in the ‘caliphate,’ too.”
and so on.
Is Putin actually guilty of the crisis in Syria?
It was crystal clear from the very early days of the Syrian crisis that each country in the world wanted to dump its filth it sends them to Syria as ‘Jihadists’ radicalized by the Saudi Wahhabis, those countries include Russia and that was when we started calling the crisis in Syria as the Syrian Mincer (for unwanted terrorists at home).
Yes, the FSB is fully aware of those fleeing, you’re mentioning 22 out of 2500 from one city, as early as January 2014 there were 14,000 from Chechnya alone, how about that?
But on a side note: we do love our dictator in Syria, a dictator who grew up with the people and who managed to keep Syria united in the War of Terror waged against it by over 80 countries. Any other country under any other ‘dictator’ or non dictator – the populists are turning out to be sellouts- would collapse within weeks at most.
It is unfortunate that Putin imagines he can tame rabid dogs (Ambassador Karlov would surely disagree), or that any alliances with the capo di tutti capi could make him a ‘made man’ among the world’s leading perps in genocide.
ArabiSouri, first of all apologies for copypasting a sentence with ‘dictator Assad’, it was not my intention. If Mr. Assad is a dictator, then pigs can fly!! Even the hard-core Westeners are beginning to realize, that the Syrian people LOVE Mr. Assad and that the West invented the whole dictatorship thing, just like in Iraq, all the mass destruction weapon and Saddam’s ‘dictatorship’ – but it was already too late for Iraqis, when Westeners finally realized the truth.
There is a reason why the MSM never ever interviews Syrian civilians. Only the ‘moderate rebels’ and their family members. Syrian people – those we claim to care so much about – are never interveiwed. Never. It makes me sick and ashamed of the West. So called ‘compassionate’ Western people don’t even want to hear what Syrian people have to say.
Which is the reason why I cheered for Putin and Russia, seriously believing they were on the good side aka the Syrian people’s side. Lately so much has happened, that I have lost all trust in Putin – Syrian people and Assad was the only reason I praised Putin for – they are also the only reason why I now hate him.
Earlier I also prayed for Russia and Putin, when praying for Mr. Assad, the Syrian people, SAA, Iranian forces and Syria…. but dropped P and Russia immediately when it became clear, that he is not a friend of Syria, he only pretends to be one.
Putin dumping his own trash in Syria, while pretending he is there to clean up the trash from all countries except Russia of course is the utlimate betrayal. He even makes the West look good when compared to him.
If the Western MSM had taken a real interest and real concern in Syrian people, then we would have known much earlier what Putin’s ‘help’ really is about. Westeners hate Putin, so the narrative ‘Assad-dictator-Putin-dictator-helping Assad to kill Syrians’ will fall apart when more people learn of his betrayal – and they will immediately side with Syrian people and Mr. Assad!
What about the Chechen MPs, who flooded all liberated areas? Are they also devil in disguise?
I apologize for the West and the Westeners.
Finland was attacked by Russia in 1939. 1,5 million Soviets were sent to the Finnish Winter War, 500.000 made it back to Russia.
The West did nothing, neither did our ‘ally’ Sweden. Oh yeah, we got Swedish and Norwegian ‘volunteers’ three weeks before the war was ended. It was a PR-stunt. Sweden stole Finnish children under the guise of ‘helping’ them. 300 foreign reporters were in Finland. Nothing was reported.
We were left alone and we united as a nation, like Syrians. You will show the world!!!!
Here is a pretty accurate – very rare to find one – about the Winter War:
We never claimed we have a perfect shape of ruling system in Syria, but at least it’s a system that was made in Syria and was ruled by Syrians.
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You Syrian people are one of the most ancient people in the whole world, possessing wisdom and culture, that should NEVER be touched by an outside country. You should teach the world lessons, not the other way around. What do all attacking nations have in common: they are young nations with no culture or heritage of their own.
You should NEVER be put in a position where you have to defend your nation, or your ruling system or your customs or your culture! It is pure evil from the attacking countries. In the West Syria was an ancient nation and deeply respected for that. Then all of a sudden the regime change -propaganda started. People were like WTF ?! in the beginning, but it was repeated again and agan that Assad is a dictator. period. There was never any intelligent debate or justifications over the matter. We were like Pavlov’s dogs, fed with a lie and when the bell rings, all we can think is ‘Assad. dictator. period.’
Syrians are fighting for the whole Mankind. If Syria is wiped out, then it will be a huge tragedy for Mankind. Nobody can replace the Syrian people or Syria or it’s ancient heritage.
Sorry for comparing our war with your ongoing war, there are just so many common factors. If we made it, then you will also make it and with flying colors.
[syrianews] .cc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTUAc7hLCc
[syrianews] .cc http://ar.to/2010/08/red-blood-white-snow
This kind of information should be published over and over again.
As for Russia again, Putin only creates Russia’s near future. He will not be allowed to keep Russia sovereign and it will be occupied by foreign countries. Then he will only notice, that he has no friends left he can turn to.
Oh and the first article, the link didn’t show up:
[syrianews] .cc https://www.thedailybeast.com/russias-double-game-with-islamic-terror
KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT SYRIA!!! WE ARE UNDER ATTACK HERE IN THE US BY OUR OWN GOVERNMENT WHICH THINKS IT HAS GOT AWAY WITH BOMBING OUR WORLD TRADE CENTER TO START A FAKE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHILE ISRAELI AGENTS CHEERED. THEY HAVE DESTROYED MOST AMERICANS SAVINGS AND HAVE RUINED ARE ECONOMY WITH OUR JEWISH CONTROLLED FEDERAL RESERVE. MANY ARE ARMING THEMSELVES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT PLOTS TO TAKE AWAY OUR GUNS.
I am still in two minds about Vladimir Putin.
Whilst I think we all agree that actions by Russia since 2016 prevented the defeat of Syria or, at least, stopped the war from becoming much more bloody and destructive, it seems possible to me that, since then, the Syrian war may have been needlessly prolonged by the Russian forces failing to finish off groups of terrorists on a number of occasions.
However, elsewhere on the web, it has been plausibly argued that Putin has acted to prevent a direct confrontation with America in Syria as he has judged that it could lead to nuclear war.
Whilst surrender to nuclear blackmail from the United States in Syria can only, not too long from now, lead to even worse for Russia and Syria, I think, if it is possible, without surrendering in Syria, Russia avoided confrontation between the armed forces of the America and the armed forces of Russia, then that may be defensible according to that hypothesis.
I would be curious to know how you see Josef Stalin, a former leader of Russia and the former Soviet. These days Stalin is idolised even more than Vladimir Putin by many members of the global Resistance (notably by those resisting the Ukrainian Nazis in Donetsk). On at least one occasion, when I have posted, in response to an article about the Second World War, a comment critical of Stalin, it was deleted.
Sadly, much of the history of the former Soviet Union is difficult to find these days, However “The Kapetanios” (1970) by Frenchman Dominique Eudes (https://monthlyreview.org/product/kapetanios/) shows how, as a result of the infamous “Percentages Agreement” between Stalin and Churchill (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percentages_agreement) of October 1944, the heroic Greek ELAS Resistance fighters were, very soon after, tricked or coerced into disarming by the Greek Communist Party (KKE), whilst former Greek collaborators, “under arrest” by the British ‘liberators’, were secretly re-armed.
As a consequence, the ELAS guerrlllas were crushed by the former collaborators with the help of British forces and, later, American forces. I have written a little about this at https://candobetter.net/GreekCivilWar . Whilst I think it would be wrong to equate Stalin’s treachery with Vladimir Putin’s actions as described above, if your hypotheis that Vladimir Putin has surrendered is correct, then there are similarities between these two historical events, nearly 74 years apart.