The US’ sudden attempt to “help” the Syrian army fighting ISIS in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in a strike that killed and injured dozens of soldiers, does not look like an honest mistake, Russia’s UN envoy told journalists at the UNSC meeting.
“It is highly suspicious that the United States chose to conduct this particular air strike at this time,” Russia’s ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.
Churkin questioned why the US suddenly chose to “help” the Syrian army defend Deir ez-Zor after all these years, recalling how American forces just observed terrorists’ movements and did “nothing when ISIS advanced on Palmyra.”
“It was quite significant and not accidental that it happened just two days before the Russian-American arrangements were supposed to come into full force,” Churkin added.
Churkin made the comments to the media this evening at the UN. You can go here to see a video of his entire remarks (18 minutes long). I suggest people go and watch the entire video. It will give you a keen sense of the gravity of the situation. I have never heard a high-ranking Russian official speak this bluntly before. The words “our American partners” do not come out of his mouth once.
US Ambassador to UN: Emergency Meeting a ‘Stunt,’ Blasts Russia and Assad ‘Game’
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations took a truculent tone during the emergency meeting on Saturday accusing Russia of bombing civilians and blaming the Assad regime for the rise of ISIS calling the meeting “grandstanding,” a “stunt,” and a “game” after 80 Syrian Army forces were killed in a US-Led airstrike.
During the emergency UN Security Council meeting on Saturday called by Russia only hours after a US-led airstrike degraded Syrian Army positions leading to the death of some 80 soldiers and “paving the way” for a major Daesh offensive, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations refused to offer remorse but instead laid the blame for the crisis in Syria directly at the feet of the Russian Aerospace Forces who she says is “bombing civilians” and the Assad regime who she claims gave rise to Daesh.
Interestingly, as the world hovers on a dangerous precipice, the two major presidential candidates seem to be in La-La Land.
Trump’s latest tweet as of Sept. 17, 9:15 p.m.:
Clinton’s latest tweet as of roughly the same time:
If the number of “likes” and “retweets” are any indication, it would appear that Trump is solidly out in front of Hillary. Could this have anything to do with why elements within the US government are now, at this present time, trying, at least to appearances, to provoke a confrontation with Russia?