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Russia is warning the U.S. against any “military intervention” in Syria over the government's alleged chemical attack against civilians this weekend, saying any such response would be “unacceptable” and lead to the “most serious consequences”.
The foreign ministry in Moscow also says in a statement on its website that allegations of the chemical attack are “fabricated,” suggesting the claims were invented by rebel forces and the Syrian Civil Defense known as the White Helmets.
“It is necessary to warn again that military intervention under invented and fabricated pretexts in Syria, where at the request of the lawful government there are Russian military personnel, is absolutely unacceptable and can lead to the most serious consequences,” the statement reads. “The aim of these false speculations, that have no basis, is to shield the terrorists and the irreconcilable radical opposition, who reject a political solution, at the same time while trying to justify possible armed strikes from outside.”
The alleged attack on Saturday killed 40 in the rebel-held town of Douma, multiple opposition and rescue groups including told The Associated Press, which was unable to independently verify the reports.
It came a year and a day after President Donald Trump ordered dozens of strikes on a Syrian regime air base for its alleged use of sarin gas on April 4, 2017, that killed approximately 100 people, according to the the State Department. More than 30 of the victims were children. The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied carrying out the attack.
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Mr. Yellow Cake Bolton gets hired on. Check.
False Flag gas attack. Check.
Trump gets "outraged". Check.
Trump reneges on getting out of Syria and MAGA. Check.
The NWO wins again! Check.
More of the same. Same as it ever was.
Look on the bright side, at least a war will help the stock market from crashing due to the massive Credit Debt Bubble.
The White Helmets, also known as the Syria Civil Defense, is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization led by Raed al-Saleh, a Syrian who helped found the group, and funded by Mayday Rescue, an organization founded by James Le Mesurier, a former intelligence officer with the British military. According to the web site for his Mayday Rescue organization, funding for the program does come from outside Syria, largely from the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Japan, and Germany. The organization also has the backing of the United States. The White Helmets have a tendency to draw criticism from Assad and his supporters because of their Western funding sources.
Whatever their motives may be, we found no credible evidence that the White Helmets are linked to terrorist organizations. The accusations seem to be levied at the group based on political motivations, not evidence.
The organisation is run by Rami Abdulrahman (sometimes referred to as Rami Abdul Rahman), from his home in Coventry. He is a Syrian Sunni Muslim who owns a clothes shop. Born Osama Suleiman, he adopted a pseudonym during his years of activism in Syria and has used it publicly ever since. After being imprisoned three times in Syria, Abdulrahman fled to the United Kingdom fearing a fourth jail term and has not returned. In a December 2011 interview with Reuters, Abdulrahman claimed the observatory has a network of more than 200 people and that six of his sources had been killed. In 2012, Süddeutsche Zeitung described the organisation as a one-man-operation with a single permanent worker, Rami Abdulrahman. In April 2013, the New York Times described him as being on the phone all day everyday with contacts in Syria, relying on four men inside the country who collate information from more than 230 activists, while cross-checking all information with sources himself.
SOHR has been described as being "pro-opposition" or anti-Assad and has been criticised for refusing to share its data or methodology. Since the end of 2017, SOHR is increasingly called "pro-SDF" by opposition sources, because of reports about opposition losses. See also