EASA Issues Alert to Possible East Mediterranean Airstikes on Syria
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Issues rapid alert notification for "Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR Area" due to possible airstrikes on Syria in next 72 hours.
According to the agency, the alert was issued "due to the possible launch of airstrikes with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR area".
According to the European-based media reports, the initial alert notification was issued by the Network Manager Operations Centre (NMOC).
Russia Vetoes US Resolution on Syrian Chemical Weapons Probe
Russia has vetoed a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution to set up a new expert body that would assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria.Vassily is certainly correct in his statement- What’s the US doing but attempting give cover to their desired attacks?
Addressing the Security Council, Vassily Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the UN, said: "Why do you need this mechanism when you have already appointed the guilty party before the investigation?"
Three UN Resolutions being Voted On
One put forth by the Americans. Two by the Russians
Not sure about the other one- The US Vetoed one Russian resolution. Russia Vetoed the US Resolution- Another Resolution has been 'suspended' pending further consultation
“The key difference between the two drafts is that the US one would mandate an inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, while the Russian draft would require investigators to report to the Security Council, which would then attribute responsibility”
“US, UK and France can prove they want to establish truth by supporting this move,” Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy posted on Twitter on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia Could Take Part in Military Response to Syria
Saudi Arabia has been part of the problem in Syria since day 1!
When asked whether Saudi Arabia could be part of such a response, Jubeir declined to comment.
“I’m not going to get into speculation about what may nor may not take place but all I can say is that there are discussions with regards to the options that are available to deal with this matter,” he said.
SAA on high alert- That’s a given.
Syrian regime forces were on high alert and taking precautionary measures on Tuesday at military positions across the country amid fears of a US strike in the aftermath of an apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus.Macron: France to decide within days with US, UK how to respond to Syrian regime over suspected chemical weapons attack
Syria on Tuesday invited the international chemical weapons watchdog to send a fact-finding mission to investigate the poison gas attack in a rebel-held town over the weekend. The Foreign Ministry said Syria will help the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate the alleged attack, which opposition activists say killed 40 people.
PARIS — Macron: France to decide within days with US, UK how to respond to Syrian regime over suspected chemical weapons attack.
U.S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to deploy in Mediterranean, M.East
The US say’s this is routine. Perhaps some of their ships will drive themselves into some poor unsuspecting cargo carrier...
Update # 1
The Russian Foreign Ministry has reportedly summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren for consultation following the attack on the T-4 airbase in Syria, the Arabic-language Sputnik news website reported on Tuesday.The Israeli Embassy in Moscow declined comment, while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem said "We have ongoing conversations with the Russians all the time, and the ambassador will indeed meet with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov today."