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There was a product on the market a few years ago in the US called Sham-Wow. Adapting and bastardizing the name, what the Russians are doing (and getting caught doing it) is actually “Damn-Wow” stupid.
Choke On Coffee Warning (COCW) applies, it’s that bad sometimes.
Russians resorting to the same propaganda stunts against UK and OPCW as they did in 2014. The S-300PMU2 debate is going also viral in the media. Media reporting intent to bypass the UNSC using the UNGA.
Russian state-run television used 18-month-old images from a film set in Syria to illustrate reports alleging that suspected chemical attacks are being staged in the war-torn country.
A Syrian-born director has denounced Russian state media for attempting to pass off images from his film set as “evidence” that video footage of victims suffering from a gas attack in Syria was faked. Humam Husari called the Russian television broadcasts a “cheap and desperate attempt to deny the obvious chemical weapons attack” in Douma that triggered western airstrikes against the Assad regime. The media had presented photographs from Mr Husari’s 2016 film Chemical as “obvious evidence” that the footage of victims was faked by the White Helmets volunteer rescue force. The drama tells the true story of a 2013 sarin gas attack on a rebel-held suburb near Damascus. Mr Husari says the film is an attempt to explain why many Syrians took up arms…
A Russian war correspondent appears to have lied to conceal that he interviewed a Syrian boy at an army facility frequented by Russian military advisers.
In a telephone exchange with a pair of Russian pranksters, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu admitted that the chemical, used to poison Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, could have been produced by any state, including the US. Radio Sputnik discussed the latest prank with prankster Alexei ‘Lexus’ Stolyarov.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed to Sputnik on Tuesday that the organization’s director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu, was tricked by Russian pranksters into discussing global chemical weapons incidents over the phone.
Russia may hand over its powerful S-300 missile defense system to Syria in the near future, despite opposition from Israel and other Western powers, the Russian daily Kommersant reported Monday, citing anonymous military sources.
Russia is technically capable of providing its air defense systems S-300 to Syria within one month, a military-diplomatic source has told TASS, adding that for this the launchers already at the Defense Ministry’s disposal might be used after the required reconfiguration, a military-diplomatic source has told TASS.
Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive tone toward the West, the Russian response to the U.S. missile strikes in Syria will continue to be calm, composed, and calculated.
Iran has been filling the airwaves and the Internet with anti-American lies, slander and ridiculous conspiracy theories since the U.S., Britain and France launched missile strikes on Syria April 14.
President Donald Trump is seeking a “detente” with Russia and wants to work with his counterpart Vladimir Putin to achieve this, according to the U.S. ambassador in Moscow.
By EU vs Disinfo An odd but not surprising theme appeared in Russian media during this week. Whereas threatening with the possible use of nuclear arms is a recurring theme in Russian state media, and from representatives of the Kremlin, talk about total annihilation is maybe more rare. On April 16 in one of the main programs on Russian state…
Topics of the Week British Parliament moves toward an effective and comprehensive investigation of Russian influence, setting an example for other national parliaments to expose and counter disinformation and influence operations. The Democratic Party has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, Trump, and Wikileaks for carrying out an illegal conspiracy to influence the outcome…
Idea is to refer chemical weapons issue to UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not apply
Western countries are reportedly planning to bypass Russia’s veto at the UN security council over Syria by referring concerns about the suspected use of chemical weapons to the UN general assembly. Russia has used its veto 12 times to block UN action targeting the regime of its ally, Bashar al-Assad. In November, it used its veto to block the extension of a UN mechanism to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks.
Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN
Rumors that Russia may be moving advanced air defense upgrades into Syria have triggered bellicose rhetoric and threats between Israel, Russia and their respective allies.
Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defence systems in Syria if they were used against Israeli targets. “What’s important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria won’t be used against us,&
LONDON: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Tuesday that if Syria uses Russian-made air defense system against Israeli warplanes, then Tel Aviv will destroy them. In an interview with Israel’s Ynet, Lieberman commented on the Russian plans to supply Damascus regime with improved air defense system.
Russia to send advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Assad, officials said Monday, warning Israel not to attack the new air defense systems
‘Russian systems are in Syria, they are not acting against us, we have an open line & dialogue’ Liberman said
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman promised to attack Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems in Syria if they are used against Israel. “If someone targets our planes, we will destroy them,” Lieberman told Ynet.
As Russia threatens to sell powerful air defense system to Assad, defense minister downplays reports, stresses ties with Russia remain solid
Israel’s defense minister warned yesterday his country would destroy any advanced Russian air defense system deployed in Syria that are used against…
JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday (April 24) that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defence systems in Syria if they were used against Israeli targets.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Israel has urged the Kremlin to refrain from the supply of Russian s-300 to Syria. It is reported by Ynet, citing a Russian diplomat, who made the statement on condition of anonymity. At the same time, the Israeli government refused to comment on this information. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow has not yet made a final decision to supply anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrians. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry said that Russia will not keep the decision secret from the public. Lavrov added that it is unknown what specific decisions will be taken by the Russian leadership, together with representatives of Syria on this issue. Previously, “Kommersant” with reference to informed sources reported that Moscow is ready to soon deliver s-300 to Assad’s army on a Pro Bono basis. In turn, the Russian authorities refused to comment on this information.
Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that his country would attack Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria if they were used against Israeli targets.
Media reports of a possible sale of Russia’s S-300 air defense system to Syria have caused undue alarm, according to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. The
Speaking on condition of anonymity, Russian diplomat says Jerusalem asked the Kremlin to refrain from supplying President Bashar al-Assads army with S-300 missile systems; report comes as Foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia has still not decided on the matter, but would make no secret of it once it had.
A new survey Tuesday said 50 percent of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s airstrikes against Syria this month, and slightly fewer are opposed.
Was the strike in Syria really a “mission accomplished”? The attack itself was quite limited, and an analysis of other paths not taken indicates that better options could have been available.
French President Macron arrives at White House to persuade President Trump to stay in Iran nuclear deal as US president seriously mulls withdrawal, says nuclear agreement is a terrible deal as well as insane and ridiculous; Russia, China aspire to preserve agreement, hoping to secure international communitys cooperation in applying pressure on Trump.
President Donald Trump railed against the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, calling the Obama administration-negotiated agreement “insane” and “ridiculous” for failing to contain Tehran. Still, he maintained he could soon strike an agreement with his visitor, French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hoping to salvage the international accord.