More Russian/Syrian Atrocities in East Ghouta

You won't find this in the mainstream media for some reason.

E. Ghouta militants attack civilian convoy of 300 families, at least 3 cars burnt – Russian MoD

Militants entrenched in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta have attacked a convoy of civilians trying to exit Ghouta, and shelled the area where their relatives and journalists had been waiting, Russian military said.

The armed groups fired on a civilian convoy of some 300 families, who were attempting to leave Eastern Ghouta via a humanitarian corridor, spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin, told journalists on Thursday. The convoy came under fire just a kilometer away from the exit, where relatives of the Eastern Ghouta residents were waiting with journalists. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties in the attack, but at least three cars were reportedly destroyed as a result of the shelling.

The militants then opened mortar fire on the exit area. No one was injured in the second attack, as civilians and journalists in the area were all immediately evacuated.

Source: RT.com Article

Damn those Russkies and Syriaskies!!

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CB's picture

Call in the B52's and bomb the shit out of them just like we did in Mosul.
/s

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Meteor Man's picture

Yep. America is right on the verge of so much winning! Jeesh.

They have a good historical article there too:

1978 was the year when everything changed. In the US, a battle which had enormous geopolitical ramifications was raging within the administration between Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, a pro-détente dove, and President Jimmy Carter’s fiercely anti-Russian National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. Carter zigzagged in his foreign policy, favoring Vance’s stance one moment and ‘Zbig’s’ the next, but over time the latter prevailed.

Afghanistan gave him his opportunity.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/420718-1978-iran-us-pope-brzezinski/

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

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families. Looks like the terrorists are continuing to use civilians as human shields in a last ditch suicidal battle.

Militants can let civilians flee, or leave E. Ghouta themselves – Russian military

The Russian military has appealed to militants in East Ghouta to allow civilians flee the area. Alternatively, it offered free passage out of the city to the armed groups and their families, along with safety guarantees.

“If you do not wish to let civilians out of the areas under your control, we are ready to guarantee you and your families a safe passage out of Eastern Ghouta,” reads an official statement from the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. To that end, the Russian military offered to provide the rebels with any transport necessary to leave the city, as well as ensuring their safety all along the evacuation route.

The statement also called on leaders of the armed groups in Eastern Ghouta to take all necessary measures to allow “unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid for civilians” in order to ease their suffering.

Maybe they will spill some chlorine bleach in the faces of children to call in their protectors - the US government.

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Why. Just why. I'm no fan of Assad, but what do we think will happen if he is ousted? Did we learn nothing from Iraq and Libya? This destabilizing has to be purposeful, it has no "good" outcome any other way. Disgusting what we have done to Syria.

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If it was easy, everyone would do it.

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@Crazytimes
So why do we not let the Syrian people decide for themselves whom they wish to be their president? Why are we preventing this from happening? Is it because what we want is NOT what the Syrians want? What gives the US the God given right to determine who should be the leaders of foreign nations in every fucking corner of the globe?

The US has become a pestilence on the face of the earth. A man-made disease and scourge that has destroyed untold millions of innocent lives in it's rapacious greed for money and control of the earth's resources.

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@CB This is one of the things that bothers me most. Pretending we are doing some noble deed "supporting democracy." is a complete farce at this point, and people still think it's a good thing or a "necessity" to keep us safe. I find it difficult to converse with such people because I cannot stand the blindness to the truth.

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If it was easy, everyone would do it.

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@Crazytimes We've learned that it's great to create a sea of chaos with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia's lesser hangers-on--Kuwait and the UAE--the only ones left standing.

Next up: destroying Iran.

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The ones that have been written by RT or this one by the Guardian? They both can't be right, or can they?

Syria aid deliveries halted amid reports of chemical attacks

The airstrikes and shelling of the enclave near Damascus led to the postponement of aid deliveries to more than 300,000 people under siege, amid military advances by forces loyal to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The suffering was compounded by overnight reports of incendiary weapons and chemical attacks targeting two towns in Ghouta, with doctors reporting symptoms consistent with exposure to organophosphorous or chlorine.

Doctors on the ground said at least 90 people had been killed on Wednesday as the death toll from a punishing military offensive on eastern Ghouta launched on 19 February approached 1,000 civilians. At least 300 people were wounded in the bombardment.

I'm thinking that the article posted by RT might be more credible since most of this information has been debunked by various sources.

The Assad regime has used sarin gas in at least two previous attacks: in 2013 more than 1,000 people were killed in Ghouta in an incident that nearly prompted American intervention in the war, while in April 2017 an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun killed dozens of people with nerve agent.

What reason would Assad and Russia have for doing this when it was Russia who was pushing for the ceasefire?

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Sessions would have taken Jesus away from his homeless refugee parents

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@snoopydawg
in Britain. It's one of the worst offenders for spouting lies and deception in all of Europe. If it was printed on paper, it would barely be usable to wrap fish with.

That is why a group of people started up a web site called off-Guardian.

Video: Syrian Army progresses in rebel-held East Ghouta
Published on March 7, 2018

Comment Set Free: the “head of the White Helmets” begs for intervention in east Ghouta

The Guardian today is running an opinion piece written by Raed Al Saleh the “head of the White Helmets” in which he pleads for intervention in eastern Ghouta. The same newspaper that denied a platform to Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett to respond to the attacks made on them by Olivia Solon, has now given carte blanche to the spokesman for an organisation which, at very best, has terrorists and terrorists sympathisers in its ranks, and at worst is a front and shield for al Nusra and ISIS in Syria. To the surprise of very few the article is not open for comments. So, if you would like to tell the Guardian what you think of the article or of their decision to give this man a platform, feel free to comment here on:

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@CB

I looked for photos of the White Helmets and didn't see any and that is why I wondered if this report was written by them. Hey, at least I didn't swallow it. Smile

I watched the video of the White Helmets rescuing the kids and wondered how long they practiced for their skit.

He asked this question and I thought that he should call Barry and ask him why this was happening at all since it was started under false pretenses. Again!

"Ghouta has endured a barbaric siege for five years, cut off from food and medicine,"

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Sessions would have taken Jesus away from his homeless refugee parents

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@snoopydawg

making secret speeches about what we should and should not be allowed to talk about to worry about the carnage that’s come (and is still coming) from his Middle Eastern/African foreign policy screw ups.

He’s a lot like the Clintons. Everything he touches goes to hell except his bank account balance right along with that of the 1%.

What a co-inky-dink!

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@CB

white helmets? http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/09/23/exclusive-the-real-syria-civil-def...

now i'm not sure where i should drop this in, so i hope this might add, not muddy the waters, of this discussion. and i hope one can see all of greaves' subtweets or whatever one calls them.

but to the guardian and most librul sites of the hegemon's scribes and servants, it's always sarin gas or chlorine.

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