Voices from Russia

Friday, 7 April 2017

7 April 2017. Brother Ajamu sez “Demand and Struggle for Peace!”

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As Frederick Douglass put it so well, “Power concedes nothing without a demand”… read n’ heed, kids…

BMD

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Minoborony Rossii to Suspend Communications Hotline with Pentagon as of 8 April

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On Friday, Major-General I Ye Konashenkov, Head of the Minoborony Rossii Department of Information and Mass Communications, told reporters that as of 8 April the Minoborony Rossii would suspend a communications hotline with the Pentagon, saying:

About an hour ago, we summoned the US military attaché in Moscow to the Minoborony to get an official note, which said the Russian side was suspending as of 00.00 8 April observing its obligations under the memorandum of understanding on preventing incidents and ensuring flight safety in the course of operations in the Syrian Arab Republic.

General Konashenkov refuted US media reports claiming Russia decided to keep the hotline open. He said that the Minoborony sent an appropriate notification to the Pentagon via military-diplomatic channels earlier on Friday. Reports on plans to suspend contacts in the format of the memorandum emerged on Friday afternoon. The Russian side made the step after the USA delivered a strike with Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase in Shayrat. The sides signed the memorandum in October 2015. It spells out rules and restrictions to prevent incidents between Russian and US aircraft in the skies over Syria. The two countries maintained round-the-clock operative communications and specified a mechanism of mutual contacts inclusive of mutual assistance and aid in critical situations.

7 April 2017

TASS

http://tass.com/defense/940208

Liar! Five Promises Broken by Donald Trump in 24 Hours

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In the early hours of 7 April 2016, Donald Trump violated every essence of his most endearing campaign promises. He became everything he claimed to hate, he has told every lie he once criticised others for telling, and gone to a war none of his most steadfast supporters wants. The one thing Trump has remained is efficient; in a matter of hours, he broke virtually every single foreign policy promise he made during his campaign, inauguration speech, and speech to Congress. I can’t remember as many promises broken as rapidly. Here’s a short list of promises Trump broke on this day.

  • Peace with Russia

By attacking a country Russia aided in a war against terrorism and apparently destroying some of the infrastructural capabilities of Syria to fight its war against terrorism, Donald Trump brought US-Russian relations lower than they were even during the Cold War and I’d include the Cuban Missile Crisis in that calculation. Trump hasn’t just invaded a Russian ally (like Vietnam), he invaded a country where Russia deploys troops and military aircraft. This is even lower than the levels to which Obama stooped.

  • Non-Intervention in the Middle East

No explanation required.

  • Assad Isn’t the Problem

Just this week, the Trump White House said that régime change in Syria was off the table. Now, Trump begins a war for régime change.

  • America First 

This war puts terrorism, Turkish interests, Israeli interests, Qatari interests, and Saudi interests above the safety of the American people.

  • Knock the Hell Out of ISIS

ISIS praised Trump and are on the offensive for the first time in months.

Everyone from Vladimir Putin, Russian opposition leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, President Assad himself, and many figures in alternative media were either supportive of Trump or willing to give him a chance they wouldn’t normally give any other US President. That trust is now shattered. The support is now gone. Donald Trump is a liar. The only question is this… was he made “an offer he couldn’t refuse” by a Deep State who wanted him out of office or did Trump betray world peace and all of his promises of his own volition? If the leaks from his White House continue, we might find out. However, as it is, the leaks will probably stop. This placated the leakers. Perhaps, as Gaddafi realised when his newly found western “partners” betrayed him, you can’t trust any western leaders? This is a question that many must now ponder.

7 April 2017

Adam Garrie

The Duran

http://theduran.com/liar-5-promises-broken-by-donald-trump-in-24-hours/

OFFICIAL Minoborony Rossii Statement on the American Aggression in Syria

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OFFICIAL

On 7 April, from 3.42 to 3.56 (MSK), two destroyers of the US Navy (USS Ross and USS Porter) launched a massive strike with 59 TLAMs (Tomahawk Land Attack Missile) from the area near Crete (Mediterranean Sea) against the Syrian Shayrat Airbase (Homs Governate). According to objective monitoring data, 23 missiles reached the Syrian base. As a result, they destroyed an equipment depot, a training building, a messing facility, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars, as well as a radar station. The strike didn’t damage the runway, taxiways, and Syrian Air Force aircraft at parking revetments. According to information received from the Air Base Command, two Syrian servicemen are missing, four are dead, and six suffered burns fighting the fires. Therefore, the combat effectiveness of the massive American missile strike on the Syrian airbase was extremely low.

These actions of the American party are a serious violation of the Memorandum on prevention of incidents and providing security during operations in the airspace of Syria signed in 2015. The Minoborony Rossii suspends its coöperation with the Pentagon within this Memorandum. All the accusations against Damascus that it violated the Chemical Weapons Convention of 2013 given by the USA as reasons for the strike are groundless. The Minoborony Rossii repeatedly explained that Syrian troops hadn’t used chemical weapons. We’re looking forward to receiving explanations from the USA on the existence of irrefutable proof that the Syrian forces used chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun.

We should emphasise that in 2013-16, the Syrian government undertook all measures to eliminate chemical weapons, delivery systems, and production facilities. They eliminated all chemical weapons stocks. They transported the components for their production from the Syrian Arab Republic to the USA, Finland, UK, and Germany ,where they destroyed them. The US administrations changed, but the methods for unleashing wars remained the same since the bombardments of Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Libya. Allegations, falsifications, grandstand playing with photos and test-tubes with pseudo results in international organisations became the reason for aggression initiation instead of an objective investigation.

We should emphasise that a large-scale offensive of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra armed formations began right after the massive missile strike against the Syrian airbase. The Minoborony Rossii hopes that the activities of the insurgents weren’t coordinated with the American party. Today, it’s obvious that the Americans planned this cruise missile strike long before this event. It’s necessary to conduct reconnaissance operations, to plan and prepare missile flight paths, and put them on full combat alert. It’s clear to any specialist that the Americans decided to launch the missile strike on Syria well before the events in Khan Sheikhoun, which were just a formal reason for the attack, while reasons of internal politics were the sole reason for this demonstration of military power. In the near future, we’ll improve the effectiveness of the Syrian Armed Forces air defence system to cover the most important objects of the Syrian infrastructure.

7 April 2017

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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Editor:

What happened to the other 36 TLAMs? The statement is silent on that. However, I believe that Russian warships and PVO units shot down the remainder. Eat shit and die, Sean Hannity… you’re not only a liar… you lied knowing that the raid failed in most of its aims.

Mistrust anything from the corporate American media… lying dogs like Serge Schmemann and Rachel Maddow work for it.

BMD

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