Dramatic development in Middle East acc. to Mossad and Russian media: Gog and Israel at loggerheads (Ezekiel 38,39).
DEBKAfile 28 Aug. 2018: Jerusalem finally responded on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to the signing of a new Iranian-Syrian military pact two days earlier in Damascus.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged that the IDF “will continue to act with all possible resolve against Iran’s efforts to transfer military strength and weapons systems into Syria.
During the latest week, Russian President Vladimir Putin lined up squarely behind Iran. He is strongly backing the expanded military cooperation pact signed with Syria, and has moreover promised the two allies to provide a Russian naval umbrella for neutralizing any US and/or Israel attacks on Iranian targets in Syria. In two months, the Russian president abruptly dumped the understandings for Syria he reached with Donald Trump and ditched the deals he struck with Netanyahu.
Reuters 28 Aug. 2018: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is believed to be considering an assault on the last big rebel-held enclave, Idlib in the north.
(This is a thorn in the eye of Israel and the US
Russia Today 11 Apr. 2018 – and the small texted photos below from this article.
Sputnik News 29 Aug. 2018: Maj. Gen Alexei Tsygankov “According to information from independent sources located in the province of Idlib, a large shipment of toxic substances, accompanied by eight representatives of the White Helmets (Al Qaeda), was delivered from the village of Afs to the settlement of Saraqib, to a warehouse used by the militants from the (Salafist) Ahrar al-Sham group (Al Qaeda).
“Part of this shipment in unmarked plastic barrels was later transported to another militant base in the southern part of Idlib province in order to stage a false-flag chemical attack and subsequently accuse the government forces of the use of toxic agents against civilians,” Tsygankov stressed.
Russia Today 28 Aug. 2018: John Bolton on August 22, stated: “...if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons we will respond very strongly and they really ought to think about this a long time.” (As I wrote on 23 Aug., the Russian Minister of Defence warned that such a false flag attack was imminent – that all “experts” and chlorine were in place).
Beyond the tattered veil of moral superiority that is US war propaganda, Bolton’s words were clearly a very public command to Al-Qaeda and co-extremists to stage yet another fake chemical attack.
Bolton’s statement was preceded by an August 21 France-UK-US (FUKUS) joint statement, likewise threatening further illegal bombing of Syria if a chemical attack in Syria occurred
In Syria Tensions are skyrocketing acc. to Russian media and Mossad´s DEBKAfile 28 Aug. 2018
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Syrian rebels in Idlib were preparing to stage a false flag chemical weapon attack against civilians in order to blame Damascus and give the US and its allies a pretext for a punitive strike against Syria (as so often before).
Russia stages its largest post-Cold War exercise next month
DEBKAfile Aug 28, 2018 @ 12:24
Moscow: US is conducting a military buildup for strike in Syria
DEBKAfile Aug 27, 2018 @ 17:05
Russia Today 26 Aug. 2018: “Foreign specialists” have arrived in Syria and may stage a chemical attack using chlorine in “the next two days,” the Russian Defense Ministry said. “This will be filmed for international media to frame Damascus forces”.
Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said the operation is planned to unfold in the village of Kafr Zita in Syria’s northwestern Hama Province in “the next two days.”
FILE PHOTO A US Air Force B-1B Lancer Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus & provide pretext for US strikes – Russian MoD.
Konashenkov said that “English-speaking specialists” are already in place to use “poisonous agents.” While a group of residents from the north has been transported to Kafr Zita and is currently being prepared “to take part in the staging of the attack” and be filmed suffering from supposed “‘chemical munitions’ and ‘barrel bombs’ launched by the Syrian government forces.”
The groups of residents will be used to assist “fake rescuers from the White Helmets.” They will be filmed apparently suffering from the effects of chemical weapons and then be shown in “the Middle Eastern and English-language media.”
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov earlier warned that the US is not finished looking for pretexts for regime change in Damascus.
Russia Today 25 Aug. 2016
USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer already deployed to the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he added.
The destroyer has 56 cruise missiles on board, according to data from the Russian Defence Ministry. A US Rockwell B-1 Lancer, a supersonic bomber equipped with 24 cruise missiles, has also been deployed at the Qatari Al Udeid Airbase.
Reuters 28 Aug. 2018 Russia to hold its biggest war games since fall of Soviet Union, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies.
The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military districts and involve almost 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 military aircraft, two of Russia’s naval fleets, and all of its airborne units, Shoigu said in a statement.
The war games, which will take place from Sept. 11-15.
NATO: “Vostok demonstrates Russia’s focus on exercising large-scale conflict”.
“Imagine 36,000 armored vehicles – tanks, armored personnel carriers and armored infantry vehicles – moving and working simultaneously, and that all this, naturally, is being tested in conditions as close as possible to military ones,” Shoigu said on Tuesday.
All this war hysteria is hopefully just sabre rattling in connection with the Autumn maneuvers which have, however, this year taken vast proportions.
What a single destroyer with 56 and a plane with 24 cruise missiles can do will be relatively limited – most of them will be destroyed by Russian S400 missiles, anyway.
The question is rather: what will Israel do?