Damascus has S-300’s fully in service and 2 Iranian squadrons at T4
Damascus: “Any aircraft not coordinating with us will be considered hostile and we will shoot without warning”
“Iran sent 4000 IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) equipped with mechanisms, grenades and rocket launchers, with self-propelled cannons to support its offensive operations in Syria. Moreover two squadrons of the Iranian Air Force will be deployed in the T4 –Tiyas airport, located close to Al-Sha’ayrat, when the Iranian engineers will conclude their work at the site. The Iranian Air Force is raising the efficiency of its pilots in combat operations,and is providing air support for all ground forces from Palmyra to Raqqa. Moscow has agreed to provide all maintenance and ammunition needed to the Iranian jets. ”
On the S-300, the source concluded: “Syrian air defense crews completed their training on the S -300 missile system in Russia, and have received the full sets, as agreed between the Russian government and Syrian forces. The Russian-made S-300s can engage 12 targets simultaneously at distances of 200 kilometers and at heights of up to 27 kilometers. They are being deployed in the liberated areas, from where they cover the full Syrian geography.
TAP – You have to bear in mind that that is why the outdated Tornadoes have been deployed to Syria. Hilary Benn says our hearts have to be with the pilots and their families. Yet he knows perfectly well that’s why they’ve been sent into harms way. The Cabal wants British planes to be shot down, That’s how they hope to get WW3 started. Russia has a full array of modern weaponry including nuclear weapons. Yet Washington believes that now is the moment to strike, as they incredibly believe they can ‘win’ a nuclear war against Russia. They need a spark, a reason to escalate the war. General Petraeus has advised the President against sending US forces to face advanced Russian weaponry in Syria. Mere British pilots are the ones chosen to be sacrificed. That way US public opinion can be kept onside.
It is often stated that Russia spends one tenth the amount spent by the US on ‘defence’. Yet costs in Russia are at least 90% less than those charged to Washington by the vast and bloated defence corporations. Russia’s spending on weapons is at least equal to the USA, as a result even though, in cash terms, it seems a lot lower. Many Western leaders in the past have lost wars by underestimating Russian technical and strategic ability – Napoleon, Hitler being just two well known examples. It seems that Cameron just can’t wait to join in their number. The best advice anyone could give to the UK is to get out of there as soon as possible. Labour must regroup, deselect MPs that vote for war, and next time the cocky Conservatives with their Lib Dem lackeys will not be quite so sure of themselves. Meantime the British people are making their opinions known. We have no business invading other peoples’ countries over and over again. It’s high time we were shown that others can do to us what we’ve been doing to them. The sooner our planes are shot down, the better, and a dose of common sense might start to appear amongst the hotheads in Westminster, counting their financial gains from the defence industry friends. The royal air farce will soon be shown for the shower that they are by those who want to defend their country from our intrusions into their affairs.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is accused of bombing his own people
Assad insisted a year’s worth of missile attacks by the US and their allies against ISIS militants in the war-torn country had done little to stop the jihadis.
Only Russian bombing raids had caused the terror group’s territory to shrink, he claimed.
Accusing Britain and the West of “supporting terrorists”, the hated Syrian dictator – who stands accused of using barrel bombs and chemical weapons on his own people – urged the US-led coalition to stop striking targets in Syria.
He also revealed Russia’s bombing was only going to get “stronger”, telling Czech TV that there was now “no way back” for Vladimir Putin and his warplanes.
The Russian support or participation is going to be stronger
And he blasted Turkey over the downing of a Russian jet, saying the Turkish president had “lost his nerve”.
Assad said: “Since the beginning of that (US-led) coalition, if you want to talk about facts, not opinion, since the beginning of that coalition, ISIS (Islamic State group) has expanded and the recruiting from around the world has increased.
“While since the participation of Russia in the same fight, so-called against terrorism, ISIS has been shrinking. And al-Nusra of course and the other terrorist groups. So this is reality. The facts are telling.
“The war against terrorism is continuing. The Russian support or participation is going to be stronger. It is stronger anyway. There is no way back in that regard.”
However, the US defence department said American-led airstrikes had helped rebels claim back 10 per cent of ISIS territory in Syria in just a year.
Pressed on what he thought it would take to rid the country of ISIS, Assad replied: “When those countries that I mentioned – France, UK, US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and some other – stop supporting those terrorists.
“[The next] day the situation will be better and in a few months we will have full peace in Syria, definitely. If they stop.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian bombs being fitted to Su-24 warplanes
Assad speaks during a TV interview in Damascus
The 50-year-old Syrian president, who serves as the commander-in-chief of the Syrian Armed Forces, also spoke about the migration crisis in Europe – a problem in part caused by the war in Syria.
Describing the situation as “very sad”, he said: “Every one of those is a human resource that left Syria. So that will undermine. Undermine your society and your country. Definitely. But at the end we have to deal with the reasons.”