Category: World News
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 07:28
UPDATED 7:50 PM EDT -- (See bottom)
- Important events occurring in Syria today:
- Turkey continues to move units closer to the border and past bolstering its presence in the region.
- Israel strikes Iranian targets.
- Russia conducts limited airstrikes and continues Mediterranean Sea drills.
- US issues warning to Syrian gov
- - USS Newport News attack submarine noted entering Med yesterday
- Turkey deploys a limited number of combat vessels to Med
- Syrian units continuing massing near #Idlib"
- ISRAELI FIGHTER JET HIT BY SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE, MAKES EMERG. LANDING IN TURKEY
Less than 48 Hours ago, on September 2, this web site reported to the world that the Syrian Arab Army offensive to re-take Idlib Province from Terrorists and Rebels had begun (HERE). Yet within a couple hours, that "Offensive" stopped dead in its tracks without any public explanation.
Yesterday, September 3, it was revealed that the "offensive" was halted because the United States told Russia and Syria that it would not simply sit-by and do nothing as a Province with 2.3 Million people came under attack. The US made clear it felt such an attack would be a humanitarian disaster and urged both Syria and Russia to refrain from such activities, despite Idlib Province being the final holdout of Terrorists and Rebels who have torn Syria apart for the last 7 years.
Today, September 4, Russia answered those US concerns by conducting at least twenty-six (26) air strikes upon Idlib. Some photos are beginning to emerge from the area:
The Kremlin also stated this morning that "The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to solve the Idlib terrorism problem" which seems to indicate the SAA is not yet prepared for the major offensive planned.
Yesterday, RUMORS indicated the SAA offensive was delayed until "at least Friday" but again, these were merely RUMORS.
UPDATE 7:50 PM EDT --
The US and its allies supplied weapons to isis and Nusra Front terrorists via third countries such as Ukraine, according to Alaa Saeed Din Hamdan, the first secretary of the Syrian Foreign Ministry's international relations department.
"It is obvious that the United States and its allies are supplying a huge amount of ammunition and weapons, using third countries such as the Eastern European countries, Ukraine, and the Balkan states, to fuel the Nusra Front and ISIS," the official said.
Syria has made progress in the destruction of international terrorism, but the actions of external players are hampering its victory, he added.
Israel Airport Authority announces changes to international routes & expected delays to Ben-Gurion airport due to huge Russian military drills in coming days. Russian buildup in Mediterranean has significantly increased recently to it’s largest presence since entering Syria.
Several explosions rocked the strategic town of Masyaf in western Hama.
According to the source, an Israeli warplane was spotted flying along the Syrian-Lebanon border before crossing into the Homs Governorate.
The source added that five missiles struck the Wadi Al-‘Ayoun area.
A second explosion around the coastal city of Banias, north of Tartus, is confirmed, the cause of the explosion remains unknown, could be an Israeli air strike or a failed ground to air missile that was launched at Israeli warplanes\missiles.
Lebanese Sources are informing me they heard possible Israeli warplanes in the skies over Beirut 15 minutes ago, reports of some explosions in Maysaf in Syria now, unconfirmed reports of Syrian Air Defenses engaging targets"
Turkey deploying even MORE fighting vehicles to Syria Border at Idlib:
Syrian officials blaming Israel for the numerous strikes reported throughout the area, video showing jets flying over Lebanon have been shown over Twitter.
WHITE HOUSE: US will "respond swiftly" if Assad uses chemical weapons again, says White House
Could be Syria related:
"The IDF Chief of Staff cancelled all prior engagements for tonight. Israel"
(HT NOTE: Unusual movement of high-ranking government officials is one of the things we look for when deciding how serious a crisis might be.)
UN Security Council will meet Friday regarding Idlib Syria"
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Tuesday over the phone with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, about the situation in Idlib, Syria.
The statement on the call, attributable to State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert, takes a stronger position against than the one taken by US President Donald Trump the day prior.
"President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy," Trump tweeted on Monday. "Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!"
Now, it appears that the State Department and the White House aren't exactly on the same page. While Trump cautioned against a "reckless attack," the State Department, in conjunction with the Turkish Foreign Ministry, is calling "any Assad military offensive" in Idlib "unacceptable."
Pompeo and Cavusoglu "agreed that any Assad regime military offensive in Idlib would be an unacceptable, reckless escalation of the conflict in Syria," the statement reads.
An Israeli fighter was hit by a ground air rocket from Tartous base and made a forced landing on Incirlik base, Turkey.
NOTE: The situation in Syria is very dangerous and World War 3 could very realistically start over what's taking place there right now. This will be a major topic of discussion on The Hal Turner Radio Show, Wednesday evening from 9:00-11:00 PM eastern US time (GMT -0400). You can tune-in to the show, worldwide via High Frequency (HF) stations WBCQ on 7.490 (AM) and WRMI on 9.455 (AM) as well as on regular AM station WYAH 540-AM Delta, UT. You can also tune-in right here on the Internet using the LISTEN LIVE Button in the menu bar immediately above the main News Section of this web site. The LISTEN LIVE links do not become active until about one hour before my show begins. During that hour, they stream commercial-free music until my show starts. Tell your cell phone to set a Reminder - or an alarm - to remind you to tune-in to hear the show. Be SURE to tune-in Wednesday for all the latest on this dangerous and developing situation!
Senator john McCain, that evil, political brain tumor that plagued our nation for decades, is dead. The wars which that political brain tumor got us involved in, should die along with him.
I am monitoring the situation and will continue to report with updates below.