[ Editor’s Note: The Russian Defense Ministry must be channeling VT because we were discussing this staged bombing possibility yesterday.
With the pummeling the phony opposition terror groups are getting, and the US-NATO Russian smear campaign going down in flames, they might pull a false flag to blow up some Palmyra stuff or a mosque or a hospital. There would certainly be no one on the ground there to say, “Oh no, that would not be morally right.”
The Pentagon has nasty people who will do anything they are told, under immunity, and there are defense contractors who will do things like this, without immunity, but at a much higher price… just another day at the office for them.
The Jihadis have killed so many civilians in Syria that murdering a few more will not put them out that much. Ziggy Brzezinski joined them in a way today, with his “do whatever needs to be done” thing by stating that the US had to take the Russian air power and Navy out to restore confidence in America’s ability to lead.
He coyly used the term “disarmed”. It might be time to send Ziggy over to the looney bin for a checkup. Maybe they will name a new mental affliction for him, “Grand Chessboarditis Syndrome”.
The US is already being exposed for its phony war on IS, with Turkey and Israel doing the same thing. To engage Russia militarily for fighting the terrorists too well might make Syria into Obama’s Hitler bunker, in terms of his foreign policy reputation, except for the Iran deal. Ziggy has lost his mind. He and Poroshenko can be cellmates, with McCain maybe across the hall. You can just imagine the conversations… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 06, 2015 –
The Russian Defense Ministry does not rule out that Islamic State terrorists may blast mosques in Palmyra and other settlements in Syria to blame Russian military aircraft, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.
“We don’t rule out that terrorists may be preparing provocations in this and other settlements — to blast mosques and then demonstrate fake photo and video materials with accusations against Russian aircraft on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the general said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters that Islamic State gunmen were hiding from Russian airstrikes in mosques. He explained that terrorists knew very well that Russia would “on no condition strike at not military targets”.
Russian Su-24M warplanes dropped guide bombs at an Islamic State munitions plant in the Syrian province of Damascus, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov added.
The plant was located in the district Ghouta, he noted.
“The facility was hit by guide bombs. Fire followed the bombardment. Objective control data confirm complete destruction of the source supplying terrorists with explosive substances meant to kill personnel and destroy armoured vehicles,” he stressed.
Apart from that, Su-25 warplanes delivered an air strike at an Islamic State stronghold at Telu-Dakua in the Damascus province.
“All Russian warplanes returned to the Hmeymim base in Syria after the combat mission,” Konashenkov said.
Russia’s warplanes made about 20 sorties and hit 12 Islamic State targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“Russian Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes flew about 20 sorties. Air strikes were delivered at twelve targets of the Islamic State logistics infrastructure, control centers and training bases,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, the Defense Ministry Spokesman, said at a briefing at the National Defense Management Center.
Russia’s aerospace forces launched pinpoint strikes against the Islamic State targets in Syria on September 30. The Russian air group in Syria comprises more than 50 warplanes and helicopters.
According to Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, air strikes are delivered at military hardware, communications centers, transport vehicles, munitions depots and other terrorist infrastructure facilities. The military operation is conducted at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.