A day after the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley threatened to take unilateral action in Syria in the aid of the Takfiri terrorist occupiers of Eastern Ghouta, Russia stated that any such attack on Damascus, which could put Russian lives in danger, would be met with a forceful response.
The Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov has stated that Russia is aware that the al-Qaeda aligned White Helmets propaganda organisation plans to stage a false flag chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta and blame it on the Syrian Arab Army. This is set to be the justification for a US missile strike on the Syrian capital that was all but promised by Nikki Haley during yesterday’s meeting of the UN Security Council.
“According to reports, after the false flag attack, the US plans to accuse the Syrian government troops of using chemical weapons, and to provide the world community with the so-called ‘evidence’ of the alleged mass death of civilians at the hands of the Syrian government and Russia supporting it”.
He continued saying that Russia would respond to any US attacks, including a missile attack in the aftermath of the false flag which Gerasimov explained is already in its preparatory stages,
“We have reliable information about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians. In several districts of Eastern Ghouta, a crowd was assembled with women, children and old people, brought from other regions, who were to represent the victims of the chemical incident.
Despite constant attempts by militants to disrupt peace initiatives in Eastern Ghouta, the situation in the suburb of Damascus shows a trend toward stabilization. Since the entry into force of UN Security Council Resolution 2401 of February 24, 2018, [a total of] 145 civilians and 13 representatives of armed opposition, including 76 people overnight, have been withdrawn from Eastern Ghouta through the humanitarian corridor created by the Russian Federation”.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also warned of “grave consequences” against a US attack on Damascus. Lavrov said,
“If a new strike of this kind takes place, the consequences will be very serious. Mrs. Haley should understand that it is one thing to irresponsibly exploit the microphone in the UN Security Council and it is another thing when both the Russian and American militaries have communication channels and it is clearly stated via these channels what can be done and what must not be done.
The US-led coalition knows well about that. When, against the backdrop of an obvious failure to implement resolution 2401, in as much as it concerns militants and their sponsoring West, new resolutions are put forward under the pretext that it is Russia, Iran and the Syrian government that have failed to provide for the requirements of the previous resolution while Mrs. Haley makes a statement that the US is, of course, a peaceful nation but it may at any time deliver a strike against the forces in the Syrian Arab Republic, as they did a year ago by striking the Shayrat airbase, I simply don’t have any normal terms left to describe all this”.
On the 6th of April, 2017, the US illegally bombed Syria’s Shayrat Airbase in the aftermath of a White Helmet staged “chemical attack” in the terrorist stronghold of Idlib. If the US attempts to conduct a similar strike on Damascus, not only Syrian civilian lives, but those of Russian military and diplomatic personnel will be in danger. It would appear that this time, Russia is not going to take any chances and has issued statements which could yet deter a US missile strike.
Adam Garrie is Director at Eurasia future. He is a geo-political expert who can be frequently seen on Nedka Babliku’s weekly discussion show Digital Divides, RT’s flagship debate show CrossTalk as well as Press-TV’s flagship programme ‘The Debate’.
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