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Pentagon Is Concerned About Results Of Syria Strike, Prepares To Launch Internal Probe – Sources

by SouthFront, April 15, 2018

A day after the US-led attack on Syria, the suspicion run deep in the public over the results of the massive missile strike carried out by the US, the UK and France.

The Pentagon says that 105 cruise missiles were launched at 3 targets in Syria adding and all of them hit their targets. The Russian Defense Ministry says that 71 missiles were intercepted adding that there were 8 targets of the US-UK-French missiles strike.

Since April 14, SouthFront has been receiving indications that the US military leadership is concerned over the results of its military action.

Informed sources close to the Pentagon say that the US military is about to launch an internal probe in order to get a true picture of the situation, a real number of missiles, which had hit their targets, the reasons behind a minor damage delivered by the strike and the explanations how the Syrian Air Defense Forces had been able to intercept a part of the missiles using their old-fashioned air defense systems.

The Pentagon’s statement that all the 105 missiles hit their targets raises eyebrows because videos showing at least a few missile interceptions are available online.

For example:

It’s also hard to expect the Russian Defense Ministry, which is under a constant media pressure from the Western MSM, may have made a stunning statement about the 71 missile interceptions without an obtained confirmation. [For example, tracking data from Syrian and Russian radar systems]

On April 14, SouthFront noted questionable results of the US-UK-French missile strike on Syria, pointing out that the 71 interceptions could be a result of the employment of Russian state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) systems.

On April 15, former head of the Armaments Department of the Russian Defense Ministry Colonel General Anatoliy Sitnov supported this EW warfare impact version in own remarks to the Russian TV channel Tsargrad.




  1. JMN says

    Here is something to consider. The missiles apparently have a shelf life. Might as well use it instead of lose it.

    • Jonny says

      I wonder who is next on the target list? Bookmakers have Iran, North Korea as favourites. Great point I didn’t know they had a use by date. I wonder if they have ever considered giving old munitions to the Islamists, might as well seeing as they are providing air support for them.

      • Harry Law says

        jonny, “I wonder if they have ever considered giving old munitions to the Islamists” No chance, only the best for their head chopper friends. Just like when they supplied the ‘stinger missiles’ to the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan to defeat the Russians, so they supplied the head choppers with many thousands of the latest Tow antitank missiles and other military supplies via the 15,000 Tow’s the US sold the Saudis.

  2. Thomas Prentice says

    Missile strikes 2017 and 2018: Is it possible the US/England/France/Nato militarists are TESTING Russian technology to see how effective it is in intercepting missiles for further refinement and then use against Russia or China somewhere?

    • Al Harvey says

      Yes. Very possible. All powers play these games in one way or another. Russia and the US may both have an agreement too. They certainly both learn from it don’t they?

      What’s really scary is how little both sets of officials value to lives of people on the ground in these games. That’s truly disturbing.

      • milosevic says

        Seeing as nobody was actually killed in this latest anglo-franco-zionist extravaganza, entirely due to excellent Russian air-defence technology, I’m not sure why you would fault them for utilizing an opportunity to improve it still further.

        The alternative would be that the Russian military carried out their threat to target not just the Imperial missile barrage, but also its points of origin. In which case many people would have been killed in the subsequent war, and not just nato/zio pirates.

  3. As I said on another post it’s not surprising that the Russian’s have more up their sleeves not just their 30 year old ordinance that they’d sold to the Syrians. Didn’t Putin tell people as much recently?

    You might think the Pentagon stuffed shirts would have something more between their ears. Or at least be able to use them.

    Firstly they had their electronics on board the USS Donald Cook neutralised in the Black Sea by a Russian aircraft carrying no bombs

    Then some 70% of missiles a year ago go astray while attacking a Syrian air base one year ago.

    And now this weekend another 70% of their missiles go astray.

    Definitely shock and awe for the Pentangle it appears…

  4. “On April 15, former head of the Armaments Department of the Russian Defense Ministry Colonel General Anatoliy Sitnov supported this EW warfare impact version in own remarks to the Russian TV channel Tsargrad.”

    Hmm, that article on Tsargrad website refers to the interview of Sitnov. i specially checked the whole interview of Anatoliy Sitnov – he said not a single word about Russia using EW to help Syrian forces to repulse the missiles attack on April 14.
    Yes, he mentioned this possibility (interception of missiles by Russian EW facilities), but regarding to incident on April 7, 2017 (aka “Khan-Sheikhun incident”). In the interview, he does not say anything about the interception of missiles by Russian EW on April 14. 2018.

  5. Francis Lee says

    Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev the Russian British oligarch and owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd, owns the London Evening Standard, The Independent and the TV channel, London Live.

    Reading in today’s Independent an article by one of Lebedev’s hirelings, Kim Sengupta, was worth noting: not for being particularly informative or innovative but which served to amply demonstrate the current affliction – cognitive dissonance – rampant among the overwhelming majority of imbecile journos working for the MSM. In said article a disconsolate Mr Sengupta bemoaned the fact that ‘’The airstrikes make no difference, Assad has won … The Rebels felt betrayed by the West once again.’’

    Oh, dear, poor little Jihadis are getting the little posteriors kicked and ‘’we’’ – the Anglo-zionist empire – will rue the day when we had the chance to destroy the ‘’Assad regime’’ but didn’t. Oh, woe is me, Oh tempora, oh mores. Blah, blah blah.

    My immediate reaction to this was does the above-mentioned gentleman actually believe this or is he just parroting the party line. Or maybe both. Then of course there comes the notorious double standard brain warp where only the sins of one side are paraded and padded out for maximum effect whilst the other side is completely innocent of atrocities. The bombing of Aleppo is trotted on every convenient occasion whereas the destruction of Raqqa, Mosul, Fallujah and Kobani don’t get a mention. As Orwell once noted: ‘’The nationalist’’ (by which he means the partisan who only sees one side) ‘’not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side but has the remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.’’

    What the MSM seems to be saying or at least inferring is the Takfiris/Salafists/Jihadists are the good guys and that the west is offering insufficient aid and succour to these gallant ‘rebels’. Well of course in secret they are offering aid and succour to these people. For example, the Manchester bombing by a LIFG (Libyan Islamic Fighting Group) was aided and assisted by MI6. And this is just one instance, there have been others.

    Of course, this is a quite outrageous position to take. Love or hate Assad, he and his Russian and Iranian allies are the only viable opposition to the murderous Jihadist death-cult. The real threat to the west, has not come from the MSM’s favourite usual suspects, but has come from Islamic terrorism and taken overt and explicit form in the ongoing jihadi terrorist acts – from those lovely ‘rebels’ precisely funded trained and aided by the AZ-empire channelled through Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    But the terrible secret – sotto voce – of this whole imbroglio, which is becoming daily and open secret, is that ‘we’ in the AZ-Empire are allies with the very same people who are at war with us!

    Will Mr Sengupta and his ilk be happy when ISIS raises it black flag in Damascus, looking across the Med and eyeing the soft under-belly of Europe. Fortunately, the question is, due to Syrian-Russian-Iranian obduracy, a rhetorical one.

    • AntonyI says

      ISIS will go the way of the Taliban, Hamas and other Western initiated armed Sunni clubs: out of control. Israel is right next to Syria (and Jordan): why cross the choppy Mediterranean to get a one way ticket to the 70 virgins dry?

      • milosevic says

        The fact that this shows no signs of happening, even as the jihadis are crushingly defeated in Syria, is compelling evidence that they are rather firmly under the control of their anglo-zionist masters, even if most of their drooling psychopathic personnel are unaware, or more likely indifferent, to this fact. Where would they get their guns, money, and drugs from, if they escaped from their masters’ generous sponsorship?

        The other examples you mentioned — Taliban, Hamas — left the reservation (to use the CIA term of art) because they were associated with, and most of their personnel drawn from, a large popular constituency, which exerted pressure on them to serve their interests, rather than their enemies.

        What popular constituency does al-Qaeda/DAESH/Jabhat-al-Nusra represent? (It appears that DAESH initially did have some support among the Sunni population of Iraq, as they fought against sectarian Shia militias, but quickly lost it, due to their psychotic barbarism.)

    • Mulga Mumblebrain says

      Everyone but lying, hypocritical, Rightwing scum were ejected from the Western fakestream media by owners like Murdoch, years ago. You can see from the fear in their eyes whenever a ‘rogue’ guest goes ‘off narrative’, that these vile swine no that their well-paid (such a rarity these days) jobs depend on TOTAL reliability.

  6. vexarb says

    One of the three is the British journalist who seems to be sniffing the wind of change, and feels secure enough in his career to shuffle sideways a little away from the serried ranks of the MSM. A long way from Vanessa Beeley but all the more significant for that. I expect more uneasy shuffling of feet and then a stampede — as in Rene Claire’s magnificently comic satire on industrial grade conformism, A Nous La Liberte’.

  7. Harry Law says

    The most disturbing thing about this episode is that the ‘head choppers now have an air force. “Mattis said the mission was over but the U.S. stood ready to strike again if Assad once more used chemical weapons” This means the head choppers are encouraged [are obliged] to stage a chemical attack using chlorine, a chemical so easily obtained it is used in every home, used to make drinking water safe and to treat swimming pools. Large amounts of chlorine are used in many industrial processes, such as in the production of paper products, plastics, dyes, textiles, medicines, antiseptics, insecticides, solvents and paints. Remember, there has to be no proof, just an accusation, then ‘bombs away’. TPTB are crazy.

  8. Louis Armstrong says

    And I think to myself – what a wonderful world. . . .

  9. Harry Law says

    I don’t know why there is all the hype over the downing of these missiles
    1/ They travel on a preset course.
    2/ They travel at the speed of a commercial aircraft approx 550 MPH.
    3/ They have a low trajectory.
    All the above means they can be brought down with a range of defensive measures including MANPADS which have a range of 5 to 7 Kilometres.
    “Over water, the Tomahawk uses inertial guidance or GPS to follow a preset course; once over land, the missile’s guidance system is aided by terrain contour matching (TERCOM). Terminal guidance is provided by the Digital Scene Matching Area Correlation (DSMAC) system or GPS”.

  10. I am certain the Pentagon will do a stellar job investigating itself for doing something it has been doing with impunity for decades. If there is any investigation it will likely involve an inquiry into why so many of their “state of the art” missiles were shot down by Soviet era AA rockets.

    Most people still buy the official narrative or don’t care one way or another. South Front/the Saker are dreaming if they/he believe public scepticism over this event is on the rise. Stop pretending the Pentagon/MSM are trustworthy when part of their narrative says something you want to hear.

  11. AntonyI says

    “71 interceptions could be a result of the employment of Russian state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) systems”
    The no.1 result for the Israeli and US military is exactly to test and probe Russia’s state of the art EW. Those fake chemical weapon sites are just the excuse for PR purposes and they know it well. Their no.2 intention was to launch Sunni Jihadis from Jordan into Damascus during the ruckus the but that apparently failed.

    • padre says

      what a stupid bunch the Russians are, aren’t they?you trck them time and time again, and they still don’t get it!

      • vexarb says

        @padre. And how Macchiavellianly clever these Israeli and US military are, sending 100 missiles carrying hundreds of tons of explosive at a cost of only $200 Million dollars to obtain the no doubt priceless information that 2/3 of them were easily shot down by an antiquated air defense system and the remaining 1/3 did not hit any significant targets.

  12. US gorilla beats chest like Tarzan, hyping its fleabite attack on Syria.


    Syrians celebrate withstanding missile blitz from US-UK-France who engaged in illegal act of aggression over an alleged incident in a faraway country without bothering for proof.

  13. By Syrian Girl.

    Published on 17 Apr 2018

    This video is posted as a citizen journalist for the purpose of documenting news.

    • @Vierotchka. I thank you, Syrian Girl from Oz, and the Citizen Journalist in Syria who filmed those Tomahawk missiles coming toward them slowly, silently, relentlessly, a fiery eye in the night sky — and being shot down, Praised be Allah!

      Talk about calm! I think my Buddhist friends could learn about calm from those Muslim and Christian Syrian voices on that video. I’ve noticed the same calm in Gaza city: Palestinians were crossing the road without even bothering to look up while the F16s of the IDF were dropping bombs, and buildings were going down. I suppose when one is up against that sort of “irresistible armed might” (UK War Minister Robertson) one simply says to oneself, That one won’t get me unless it has my name on it.

      • Brutally Remastered says

        Second that. I’m in awe of these people, especially Palestinians, those in Gaza, who have nowhere to go in this obscene Medaeval siege and constant threat of israeli ultra-violence. Such dignity.

        • Mulga Mumblebrain says

          Your comment indicates that you are an ‘antisemite’. Hand yourself in for ‘re-programing’.

      • Anandamide says

        It’s so disgusting to watch so many high explosive missiles aimed at such a heavily populated city… Absolute disregard for human life.

        Nothing but praise and awe, in relation to the composure of the people living here… No doubt there was alarm in their nervous system, but that is of course understandable and natural when confronted with such an aggressive attack upon their sovereign boundaries by an alien force, and to know that the hungry wolf pack is prowling within striking distance again.

        So so glad that so many of the terrorist missiles were shot down, and yes it was perhaps the Ugly imperialist States of Aggression testing out the defence capabilities, but if more of the missiles had landed then many innocent people would have been killed or seriously maimed.

        Whether you align with the spiritual dimension of life or not, then let’s keep sending out powerful thoughts of wellbeing and empowerment to all people caught up in the violence of the warmongering institutions..

    • Thomas Peterson says

      some of the clips are fake, the one at the start with multiple rockets is a gran launch from Ukraine i believe.

      • kweladave says

        @Thomas Peterson
        “one at the start with multiple rockets is a gran launch from Ukraine i believe”

        What reason for it being a grad launch from Ukraine? Please give us the facts/your rationale for your ‘belief’.

  14. What do psychopathic war criminals do after they launch a murderous illegal and immoral attack on another nation? They ask each other why their missiles didn’t kill more people! But of course!
    I mean what other question could possibly come to mind?

    • notheonly1 says

      They mourn that they did not kill enough innocent women and children.

  15. In stead of worrying about how many targets they hit, they should be worrying that their original premise in striking in the first place. It is very possible that the whole accusation related to a false flag!

    • Of course it was related to yet another false flag! They do very well at creating those don’t they? Honestly speaking, if the Ziocons had the sensibility of reflecting upon their actions – looking at why they do what they do and why they say what they say, the world would not have been the battlefield, it is today.

      • Zara Ali. I think not: “they” [the FUKZUSA regimes] do not “do very well” the pretexts for their atrocities. They are unashamed, arrogant, bare faced Liars: like Lincoln’s jocular farmer, “Cain’t lend you this here axe, Neighbour, cos I needs to shave today”. A million people marched against TB.Liar’s mass murder in Iraq; but the regime exercised its power “naked and unashamed”. They peddle obvious falsehoods because they know that Great Britain is The Servile State. So are France, USA, the Nordic countries etc. All of them issue crude propaganda, mere fig leaves that hardly cover their criminal intentions: this is naked abuse of State Power Combined with Capitalist Power (the classic definition of Fascism).

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