This becoming a very familiar pattern. Every time Lavrov and Kerry appear to be making some sort of progress on ending hostilities in Syria, an unwarranted, and oddly timed attack on forces sided with the Syrian government occur.
On September 9th Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary John Kerry agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria, and an ultimatum for the US to finally separate the “moderate rebels” from the Al Qaeda-Al Nusra jihadi fighters.
As pressure mounted to have the full text of the Lavrov – Kerry agreement published for the international community to understand the exact conditions outlined (something the US was admittedly opposed to), the American air force “accidentally” attacked the Syrian Arab Army positions at Deir Ezzor, which resulted in the death of 80 soldiers who were making strong gains against ISIS.
The Duran’s Adam Garrie noted…
–the timing of the event, the political response, the way in which the US has disregarded the UN as a serious forum, and the uncertainty over whether the crime was an intentional or unintentional blunder, cannot be ignored.
The Russian Foreign Ministry have said quite frankly that the US airstrike has been an aid to ISIS. This is material fact and will be recorded in the annals of military history.
This morning, The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris reported that the Syrian army is rapidly moving closer to taking back Aleppo from US-Saudi backed Al Qaeda jihadists…some predict the end game is days away, the Syrian army predicts final defeat of Jihadis “within weeks”.
Lavrov and Kerry are once again discussing a diplomatic end to hostilities in and around Aleppo. The US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the EU, are anxious to save whatever remains of their Al Qaeda regime change investment.
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spelled out clearly the terms Russia is giving to the US and to the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo: “they must all leave the city by a fixed date or be treated as terrorists.”
As diplomatic talks between Lavrov and Kerry intensify, to bring an end to fighting, the pattern of oddly timed attacks on forces sided with the Syrian government once again hit the news wires. This time the victim is not the Syrian army, but Russian doctors.
RT reported today that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo…
A female Russian medical specialist has been killed and two more medics have been injured in a militant shelling of a mobile military hospital in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Some local residents attending medical appointments were also injured during the shelling that targeted one of the field hospitals set up in the government held part of the city, the ministry added.
Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo’s eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.
— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) December 5, 2016
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov issued a statement on the sudden attack that may ensure a decisive end to any sort of diplomacy that remains between Kerry and Lavrov.
The statement not only condemns the attack, but clearly places the blame on “terrorists’ patrons from the US, UK, France and their sympathizers” who, according to Konashenkov “provided the militants with information on the Russian hospital and its exact coordinates.”
“Today, between 12:21 and 12:30pm [local time], a medical center of the Russian Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital in Aleppo was shelled by the militants during the reception time.”
“As a result of the direct hit of the reception ward, one female Russian military medic was killed [and] two medical specialists were severely injured.”
“We know who provided the militants with information on the Russian hospital and its exact coordinates. Therefore it’s not only the actual perpetrators who are responsible for murdering and wounding our medics who were administering aid to Aleppo children.”
“The hands of those who instigated this murder are also coated with the blood of our servicemen. Those who created, fed and armed those beats in human disguise, naming them ‘opposition’ for justification before their own conscience and voters. Yes, [this blood is on your hands], terrorists’ patrons from the US, UK, France and their sympathizers.”
The Russian Defense Ministry is calling on the international community to condemn the attack. We will wait and see if the establishment mainstream media even mentions the story within their news cycle.
We may also expect a western inspired false flag attack on, “say a UN convoy“, so as to divert attention away from this crime and thrust some good old “fake news” blame on Russian aggression.
“We calls on the entire international community, as well as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and other international organizations to strongly condemn the murder of Russian doctors who carried out their duty by delivering medical assistance to the civilians in Aleppo. All perpetrators and all those who ordered the shelling of the Russian Defense Ministry’s hospital in Aleppo must be held accountable for their actions.”
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