Thursday, September 21, 2017

Russian Defense Ministry: No Tolerance for Shelling of Syrian Army from US & Kurdish Proxies..

Continuing with the very dynamic situation in Syria

 Recent Minimal background:

* Wednesday Sept. 20/2017 - Idlib, Syria- US initiates attacks- Russia and Syria Eradicate US Proxies

US/Trump & Israel: First “official” US Military Base Opens

*Tuesday Sept 19/2017- US Led Coalition & KurdIShIS Proxies Attacking Syrian Army, Impeding Terrorism Fight

*Sunday Sept 17/2017-Head of YPG/PKK /SDF “Damascus Declared War on Us”


Russia has communicated to the US it will not tolerate this activity. Russia has it’s own special forces embedded alongside Syrian army they are not willing to take casualties.

“The Syrian governmental troops have been shelled twice from the areas on the western bank of the Euphrates controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and the US military,” Konashenkov said.”

Konashenkov said that Servicemen of Russia’s special operations forces and Syrian Arab army units are currently working together to destroy ISIS terrorists , adding that Russia warned a representative of the US command in Qatar, that “any attempts of shelling from the areas where the militants of the Syrian Democratic Forces are based will be immediately curbed.”
In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo, a Russian soldier stands guard as a military helicopter takes off at an airport in Deir eI-Zor, Syria. (AP Photo)

Konashenkov also made another statement regarding that KurdIShIS symbiosis

“Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday that Russian monitoring and reconnaissance means haven’t recorded over a week any clashes between ISIS and SDF groups depite the latter have entered many ISIS areas.”
Military Times

“Syrian forces have twice come under massive mortar and rocket artillery fire coming from the areas on the eastern bank of the Euphrates where SDF fighters and U.S. special forces are deployed,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.
See previous post regarding these US/Kurdish attacks
“Attempts to open fire from SDF-controlled areas would be immediately met with retaliation,” he said. “The firing positions in those areas will be immediately destroyed with all the arsenal at our disposal.”

Both sides are seeking to expand their control of the province bordering Iraq. Many oil fields, including al-Omar, Syria’s largest, are scattered on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
 Just a reminder, before the US and their KurdIShIS proxies began the destablization- Deir ez Zor was, and to my mind, still is a province of Syria.. US/Kurdish plans for annexation aside.


  1. Can we see a relation between the attack and the following piece of 'conspiracy theory'?:

    "Turkish media claims Israel is sending Jewish Kurds back to Kurdistan. Conspiracy theory of a mass repatriation is making the rounds, ahead of unilateral independence referendum among the Kurds", By Sue Surkes and AFP, September 14, 2017:

    "Turkish media has in recent days been full of reports that nearly 70 years after the vast majority of Kurdish Jews emigrated to Israel, Kurdish leader Masoud Barazani has reached a secret deal with Israel to have their descendants sent back.
    The scare-mongering conspiracy theories claimed that the mass repatriation would take place after a unilateral independence referendum which the Kurdistan Regional Government has called for September 25, the Washington-based news site, Al-Monitor, reported Wednesday...
    On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his support for Kurdish independence, but stopped short of backing the referendum.
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has also spoken frequently about her support for a Kurdish state, which is bitterly opposed by Turkey, which has fought a decades long battle against the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party.
    These Israeli expressions of support have apparently raised hopes among Kurds.
    “As we approach September 25, more ordinary Iraqi Kurds express hope that Israeli officials’ statements in support of an independent Kurdistan bodes well for their putative state,” Al-Monitor wrote...
    Iraq’s Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani (L) receives Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on September 9, 2017, in Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
    “Iraqi Kurds think that, given the powerful Israeli and Jewish lobbies in the United States, Israeli support for an independent Kurdistan basically means US backing for Kurdish independence. Some Iraqi Kurds think, if Israel and the United States are with Kurdistan, who can stand against us?”

    1. Hey Wizoz: we talked most recently about this a few days back- and of course the Israeli media is spinning this as conspiracy theory.BUT I relinked one of my posts from 2016- cause that's when I first wrote about the topic of relocating ancestors of Kurdish jews into whatever Kurdistan can be mustered
      check it out:

      Mieszko ISeptember 15, 2017 at 1:32 PM
      What do you think of the following ?
      - 200,000 Jewish Kurds headed for Iraqi Kurdistan, howls Turkish press -
      PennySeptember 15, 2017 at 1:45 PM

      I saw the article and I saw Israel was decrying it as fake news- but is it?

      Here's a post from 2016:
      quoting from Israeli news

      "Autonomous Iraqi Kurds appeal to descendants of former residents, promising Jews will be 'freer and safer' there than in much of Europe.
      Looking to distinguish itself from the rest of Iraq and deepen ties with the Kurdish diaspora, the autonomous region of Kurdistan is courting religious minorities, including Jews.

      Some 300,000 Jews are descended from refugees who fled the region after the establishment of Israel in 1948. Today, most of them live in Israel, though a small community, numbering perhaps several hundred families, still exists in Kurdistan. Few if any practice any form of Judaism, but a sizable portion identify as "Kurdish-Jews" and in recent years have sought to reconnect with their Jewish roots.

      In recent months the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has made overtures to religious minorities including Jews, Yazidis, Bahai, and Zoroastrians.

      In October of 2015 the KRG appointed its first Jewish representative, Sherzad Omar Mamsani. Last week the KRG marked its first ever official Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in the regional capital of Erbil.

      Mamsani called upon Jews whose ancestors lived in Kurdistan to return to the northern Iraqi province to visit – and even to live.

      It's quite plausible according to Israeli media.

      The Israeli media was reporting, in 2016, that 300,000 Kurdish jew descendants reside in Israel- It's not outrageous to consider that a whole bunch of them may head back to Iraq- lots of stolen Arab land to take as their own.