NATO illegaly deploys AWACS in Syria

from Voltairenet.org, translation by
Pete Kimberley

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At the end of a meeting of the Ministers for Defence of the European Union, the General Secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, who had been “invited”, gave a Press briefing.
He declared that he had been shocked by the battle of Aleppo, which he equated with the attack on a humanitarian convoy. He went on to qualify both events as «violations of international law».
However, the attack on the humanitarian convoy was perpetrated on the ground by the «Local Council of Aleppo» against the Syrian Red Crescent, while the battle of Aleppo is being fought by Syria and Russia in application of UNO resolutions calling for the struggle against terrorism. During the Aïd cease-fire, the “Local Council of Aleppo” considered themselves to be linked with organisations listed as terrorist by the UNO, and refused to stipulate the distinction.
Responding to a question from Reuters, Mr. Stoltenberg indicated that NATO would deploy AWACS to improve the Coalition’s view of the sky.
However, Syrian air-space is legally used only by Syria and Russia, and illegally by the Coalition and Israël. The rebel or terrorist armies have no air force. It seems that NATO intends to test the methods of aerial surveillance which still function despite the deployment of the Russian system for disconnecting the Alliance’s command and control.


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james carless
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To think, if the crazies in the Pentagon make their wet dream a reality and trigger WW3,the overwhelming majority of the people targeted,will be even more clueless as to why it came about than our ancestors had in 1914 or 1939,yet it will make Verdun,the Somme,Stalingrad,Dresden and Hiroshima combined, seem like a minor car crash in comparison . Not a bloody peep on the MSM about seriousness of the situation. Where are the CND rallies ? Who will survive to write the history,make the sequel ‘Dr Strangelove,how we leared to ignore the warnings’,or to simply add the date to Raymond… Read more »

Jdf
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Jdf

The Pentagon does not act independently. This is coming from Obama, who needs to face immediate impeachment.

Norman Pilon
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You have it backwards, in my opinion.

Norman Pilon
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Some recommended reading by The Saker: by Alexander Mercouris. The nub: Quote begins: “As I have said previously, given the fanatical nature of some of the people in Washington it is impossible to be sure that a dangerous escalation will not happen. Advocates of imposing a no-fly zone and of attacks on the Syrian military and by extension on the Russian military in Syria (eg. Senators McCain and Lindsey Graham and General David Petraeus) are certainly still there. “However the risks seem so wildly out of proportion to the potential gains that it is difficult to believe that such things… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

Putin holds the cards at the moment – I suspect that barring an ‘October Surprise’ (which won’t be forthcoming from Assange or so it now seems) – Obama will keep swinging his d*ck for the next month before swanning off in January. The problem could be if that ‘deranged nurse in the mental asylum’ Killary succeeds him. She has already painted Assads face on the warhead of a cruise missile and signed it “To Bashar, love Hillary” – to be part of the firework display that crowns her inauguration!

Doug Colwell
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This article states that the aid convoy was attacked by the “Local Council of Aleppo” but cites no source. Can anyone confirm this?

Norman Pilon
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Hi Doug, I tried to reply to you below (twice), but WordPress won’t post my replies. So I’ll try it here: You wrote: Hi, Norman, I wouldn’t be too sure that the US could overwhelm the Russian air defences. I think there is an s-400 and two s-300 in operation (one marine, one land). One version of the s-300 can track 300 targets. I’m not saying nothing would get through, but for the US the possibility of being humiliated might be daunting. I agree: the S-300 (or S-400) is capable of shooting down anything the U.S. can throw at it.… Read more »

Doug Colwell
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Norman, I understand and agree overall, but someone (I don’t recall where) made the point that if Russian hardware appears effective then US allies/vassals will be very uncomfortable and their response is something the US would want to avoid. Mind you, Washington seems so filled with hubris they might not even consider it.

MFitz
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MFitz

Does the author understand that E-3 AWACS does not have to enter Syrian airspace in order to monitor it?

mohandeer
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Putin is in the unenviable position of giving an inch to the US coalition and having them take a mile. He may still be hoping that diplomacy will work, but sooner rather than later he will have to acknowledge that the egos of the coalition parties will rule over common sense – of which there is a great paucity of – and they will, because of blind arrogance, force his hand.
I don’t wish to be alarmist, but does anybody know of a good place to hide on this planet, to escape the consequences of arrogant egotists?

Norman Pilon
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“I don’t wish to be alarmist, but does anybody know of a good place to hide on this planet, to escape the consequences of arrogant egotists?” I would say that the safest places to be are in areas that are pretty much self-reliant in terms of local food production and distribution. Most of the people in the advanced economies are pretty much screwed. It doesn’t take very much time to starve. Seriously disrupt transportation and distribution networks, and people begin dying in a month or so. And then winter in the Northern regions must be survived. Large cities are the… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

Iceland? New Zealand? Two of only ten countries in the world that can be called peaceful according to the Global Peace Index. UN Charter: Article 1 – To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the… Read more »

mohandeer
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Reblogged this on Worldtruth.

BigB
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BigB

Just a thought – is this a coded message? Do we need to deploy AWACs because we lost our Forward Operating/ command and control redoubt in the Samaan mountains (re: the unconfirmed reports of a Russian Kalibr missile attack)? Is this a tacit admission that we have lost our ‘ears on the ground’ so to speak? Also, “the rebel or terrorist armies have no air force” – no, but the USAAF, RAF, Dutch, Austalian etc. air forces seem to be providing a useful stand in. Is this to further this end? In reply to Norman – the Russians are adding… Read more »

Jerry "Peacemaker"
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International law as it pertains to war and peace has evidently disappeared, gone extinct, from the face of the Earth in October 2016. For those interested, the link below is of an outstanding, critically important, revealing interview about Syria of Dr. Henry Lowendorf (U.S. Peace Council) and Gerry Condon (Veterans for Peace), hosted by Gary Null. One of the guests stated the organized media push for war on Syria is the “…greatest propaganda, psychological military operation ever.” That makes immediately conducting the “greatest global truth and peace operation ever” a matter of ultimate urgency:
http://prn.fm/progressive-commentary-hour-10-04-16/

adambaumsocal
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Wiser words have not been written…

Norman Pilon
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My feeling is that the U.S. and NATO are gearing up for a major attack, probably by means of cruise missiles. They will hit both the Russians and the Syrians from afar, and there won’t be much that Russia will be able to do to counter the attack given that it currently has limited means on the ground in Syria with which to counter cruise missiles were they to come in their hundreds. Therefore, in my opinion, the U.S. and its toads and vassals are counting on the pause that the Russians would have to take, logistically speaking, and contemplate… Read more »

Doug Colwell
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Hi, Norman,
I wouldn’t be too sure that the US could overwhelm the Russian air defences. I think there is an s-400 and two s-300 in operation (one marine, one land). One version of the s-300 can track 300 targets. I’m not saying nothing would get through, but for the US the possibility of being humiliated might be daunting.

Yonatan
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Yonatan

The S-300V system shipped to Syria includes cruise missiles as designed-for targets. The tracked S-300V transporters are also capable of moving over a wider range of terrain that the wheel-based S-400 transporters.

Norman Pilon
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No doubt you are quite correct. However, these systems can be overwhelmed by numbers. The U.S. military will have a fairly exact idea of those numbers are, and the expense will be acceptable, especially to the companies with the for-profit contracts to replenish stocks.

adambaumsocal
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At least the Russian Government has the support of the citizens who unlike Americans are kept in the dark about geopolitical matters ablaze.

Xi Wangmu
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Cue the S300. More of my ‘so it begins’ mantra I really don’t want to be repeating.

Le Ruscino (@LeRuscino)
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This was the Russian Checkmate to a potential US imposed No Fly Zone !
Its all theatre & hot air by the US to disguise their evil intent & the plain fact that they have lost in Syria. Russia is being very careful not to humiliate the US as these clowns are very capricious & might just start WW3 by accident.