1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    A series of stories from Russia Today (RT) seem to be leading up to something, one version of the story a day, for four days:

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/436783-us-syria-chemical-attack-bolton/ (http://archive.is/xUQTk)
    https://www.rt.com/news/436812-syria-chemical-weapons-provocation/ (http://archive.is/l8QHl)
    https://www.rt.com/news/436876-idlib-fake-chemical-attack/ (http://archive.is/MQBAu)
    https://www.rt.com/news/436933-us-fake-attack-syria/ (http://archive.is/nbvH2)
    It's a remarkably specific prediction:
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
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  2. Paul Edward

    Paul Edward New Member

    RT have been running "stories" against the White Helmets for some time now.
  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Hmm, a search of RT for "Chemical" reveals the follow up stories:

    https://www.rt.com/news/437090-russian-ships-syria-nato/ (http://archive.is/y2Mm5)

    https://www.rt.com/news/437091-militants-syria-chemical-weapons-provocation/ (http://archive.is/2UlPj)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437092-us-syria-resources-control-russia/ (http://archive.is/Fmlrl)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437136-idlib-provocation-lavrov-nusra/ (http://archive.is/uC0f3)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437200-syria-idlib-us-chemical/ (http://archive.is/kWj5s)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437201-idlib-syria-chemical-provocation-meeting/ (http://archive.is/LCjvv)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437212-us-allies-strike-syria/ (http://archive.is/ASYkd)

    https://www.rt.com/newsline/437229-terrorists-syria-idlib-mistura/ (http://archive.is/p9C8V)
    https://www.rt.com/newsline/437253-syria-chemical-weapons-moallem/ (http://archive.is/E3CmZ)

    https://www.rt.com/news/437256-lavrov-warning-syria-west/ (http://archive.is/gsWYk)

    https://www.rt.com/news/437287-russian-warship-mediterranean-drill/ (http://archive.is/4GWMl)
    https://www.rt.com/newsline/437344-syria-terrorists-idlib-humanitarian/ (http://archive.is/hvBY1)
    https://www.rt.com/news/437364-russia-syria-chemical-weapon-opcw/ (http://archive.is/5JBM2)
    Quite a barrage! These later stories clarify that Russia claims that the US will USE a fake attack, not directly create one, except by indirect encouragement. (I'll edit the headline to reflect this)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  4. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    In the case of the B-1B Lancer it is strange how the Russian MoD is not informing Russia Today that it was just one B-1B replacing another?

    One B-1B call sign MYTEE13 last week flew from US to Qatar. The B-1B that it was replacing call sign MYTEE12 diverted into RAF Mildenhall, UK as it returned from Qatar.

    Both B-1Bs fully tracked by aviation enthusiasts using High Frequency communications.

    The returning B-1B landing at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk UK due to a technical problem.

    Image at following link.

    Source: https://twitter.com/lucachadwick20/status/1033361507327852547

    The B-1Bs rotating to and from Qatar is a perfectly routine event.
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  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    https://www.rt.com/newsline/437379-us-envoy-syria-chemical-attack/ (http://archive.is/X8poM)
    The comments on that page make interesting reading.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  6. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    https://www.rt.com/news/438158-staged-chemical-attack-idlib/ (http://archive.is/0Zc0K)
    I find all this quite remarkable. If there is a chemical weapons attack in Syria then it will be a high level false flag attack. Either (as RT claims) it's the US-backed rebels staging the attack as a pretext to attack Damascus, or (as seems more likely to me) it's the Russian-backed Syrian government carrying out an actual attack to provoke a US response to bolster local (Syrian) support for the attacks on Idlib.

    Other possibilities are that it's all just talk to distract from the the Idlib offensive — with the constant barrage of accusations having the same effect as actual events. Or it might be a more complex plot, yet to become clear.

    RT/Russia predict the event for sometime today. It's currently morning in the US, approaching evening in Syria.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  7. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Opposing takes from Western media:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...tle-un-russia-air-strikes-assad-a8531976.html (http://archive.is/X6p6P)
    http://time.com/5392072/john-bolton-syria-chemical-attack/ (http://archive.is/Y847w)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...65d92a3585d_story.html?utm_term=.33f656a36e5b (http://archive.is/i578k)
    (Note for non-US readers, State Senators, especially from small states like Virginia, are local politicians with little national relevance).

    Black is a very strong supporter of RT.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
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  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

  10. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The "Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria" has a light Wikipedia page: