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Uncommon Enemies
U.S. Launches First Airstrikes Against Syrian Ground Forces

U.S. coalition forces on Thursday launched a series of airstrikes aimed at halting the advance of pro-Syrian regime ground forces against U.S.-backed rebels near the U.S. base at al-Tanf in the far east of Syria near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders. These are the first coalition strikes against pro-regime ground forces, and the first anti-regime strikes since the missile attack on Shayrat airbase last month. The initial statement from the coalition:

Initial reports suggest that the strikes took out a number of tanks and other vehicles, destroying lead elements of a convoy which was advancing down the Damascus-Baghdad highway after initially defeating U.S.-backed rebels. Iranian news media are reporting that “thousands” of Hezbollah troops have been deployed to the area against the rebels.

At a tactical level, the Syrian army (and its Iranian, Hezbollah, and other militia partners) have been pushing east for some time. With Aleppo secured and the southern front relatively stable, Syrian forces have been looking towards making gains around Raqqa and their besieged outpost in Deir ez-Zour.

Strategically, however, this advance and the U.S. response are a preview of the chaotic scramble we can expect as the threat from ISIS recedes in Iraq and Syria. Officially, U.S.-backed forces in Syria are anti-ISIS, not anti-regime. Our base at al-Tanf is there to support the much maligned and at times laughably ineffective effort to have a U.S.-trained force of Arab fighters in Syria. Against Russian advice, Iran and Syria tested our willingness to defend our partner forces and to gain control of a vital highway which would link up Baghdad and Damascus—and by extension Beirut and Tehran. 

These latest strikes are yet another example of the weirdness of the U.S. position in Syria. In the north, U.S. forces are side-by-side with Syrian troops to prevent Turkey (our NATO ally) from attacking our Syrian Kurdish partners, while in the south we’re now defending rebels against Syrian troops with Russia acting as a helpless intermediary.

The coalition have said that these latest strikes were defensive and don’t represent a change in policy, but that statement belies the fact that we have never had a coherent Syria policy to begin with. And until we imbue it with some coherence, we may find ourselves fighting skirmishes on a chaotic battlefield over territory we don’t really even need to hold.  Given that our adversaries in Tehran and Moscow will look to test American resolve whenever and wherever they can, we should not expect these first strikes to be the last.

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  • Unelected Leader

    How is this going to build the wall? How is this going to crack down on sanctuary cities breaking the law? How is this going to correct the trade imbalance with Germany, Japan, China? How is this going to reform the tax code?

    • Andrew Allison

      A response to the Syrian-Russian-Iranian “no fly zone” nonsense perhaps?

      • Unelected Leader

        Possibly. But he shouldn’t care anyway. He was elected to do the things I listed. He certainly wasn’t elected to bomb the Syrian military. I followed the election very closely. Bombing Assad was quite literally the opposite of what Trump talked about. America lost $502 billion on the trade deficit alone and 46,000 more manufacturing jobs last year. Bombing Syria should not even be in the top 50 things on the To-Do List.

        • Andrew Allison

          Couldn’t agree more!

        • D4x

          The bombing was against Iranian militias, and Hezbollah, and to protect all the US/UK/Jordanian Special Ops troops At Tanf. Did you notice the WH language has been about ‘terrorism’, to include Iran/Hezbollah with ISIS.
          Assad’s troops, if any, were collateral damage, NOT the target.

          • Unelected Leader

            Perhaps I haven’t been clear enough? I thought I spelled it out pretty clearly. I don’t care! The Saudi and Iranian regimes are terrible. If it’s such a concern let the evil Saudis kill the evil Iranians and their proxies.

            You can try and rationalize it all day long, just not with me. I’m nobody’s sycophant.

          • D4x

            I already knew you don’t care about anything beyond America. Will resume NOT replying to you.

          • Tom

            Which, in the end, means he doesn’t care about America, because if the rest of the world goes down, we’re going to get hammered.

          • Unelected Leader

            Someone has to care about America. MNCs and the politicians they own sure dont. And who’s going down other than America and certain EU states? LOL. America is the worlds largest export market and its in debt to be so, while America is the worlds #2 exporter running consistent trade deficits (hundreds of billions/year). Do you see the problem? A good bit of the middle east is down. A fatal combination of low IQs, religious fanaticism, and ethno-nationalism has made sure of that. And what’s not down is basically a one trick pony with the tinhorn pumping oil.

          • Tom

            Yes, and? Got news for you, the global economy is an interlocking whole, and anywhere going down is bad news for us.
            I realize that you want to stick your fingers in your ears and yell “America First” repeatedly, but that’s not my problem. The long-term health and economic growth of the United States is dependent on the rest of the rest of the world’s stability and economic growth, because that’s how people get to the point where they can buy our stuff.

          • Unelected Leader

            Which MNC or corporate “news” channel fed you that revisionist history load of bull? In reality, the US started becoming LESS competitive 40 years ago. The US used to employ tariffs, non tariff barriers, intentional excess capacity, and the rest of the bag of tricks to benefit domestic growth. In other words, the US rose to prominence doing these very same smart things that competitors do today. Started before WWI.

            The US had the comparative advantage, briefly, after WWII because the world was wrecked! Not because it was doing well. American companies then argued for a lowering of tariffs (naturally) because they were the only ones making things. By the 70s, Japan and Europe had recovered and the US enjoyed its last surplus in 1975. Access to the US market became viewed as a bribe to fight the Cold War America’s way.

            Its an antiquated system and was used to bribe up an alliance to fight a war the US won and the USSR is now just a fond memory in Putins bald head. It is time for a total reset.

          • Tom

            Which protectionist twit fed you that line of blarney? Tariffs work to protect infant industries–in mature ones, they foster inefficiency and bad business practices.
            The US started falling behind in the 1970s because corporate America ossified and refused to innovate–and because, by then, the world had recovered from World War II. Had we not kept the system open, we would be even worse off than we are now.
            This is Economics 101.

          • Unelected Leader

            If that’s your Econ 101 it’s no wonder we are losing. Absolute nonsense, and provably false. The numbers do not lie. Japan, Korea, Germany, China, America. All major exporters, and America is the only one that has run consistently huge trade deficits for decades now, and lost millions of jobs in the last 20 years.

            In fact, the US’s situation is becoming so perverse, with capital-intensive goods so far outweighing labor-intensive goods, that even if our trade balanced, we’d still be losing on jobs aka losing on wages.

          • Tom

            The numbers do not lie, but men do.
            The Germans have made their money because of the Eurozone, the Koreans moved from a third-world economy to a first-world one, the Japanese managed to get in on the ground floor of innovations that Americans passed on (and have demographic problems that make ours look lie a tea party), and the Chinese have been undergoing the same transition the Koreans have–and are probably cooking their books, to boot.
            The United States lost its edge because American companies got fat and complacent during the the 1960s and 1970s, and if we’d decided to go protectionist it would have been even worse for the American worker and the American consumer.

          • Unelected Leader

            Precisely! And rather than call you a liar, I’m going to say you’re ignorant. Luckily, that can be fixed:)
            Imports = lost wages. Wages = jobs. It’s not an accident that as long as the trade deficit ballooned unemployment has also risen, namely manufacturing jobs. The US has lost 5.2 million 1998-2016. Unemployment drives down wages. You clearly did not know that of the top world exporters the US is the only one that runs an enormous trade deficit due to being the most open of those economies, and due to currency misalignment.

            Back to the numbers, China has been the most closed, protecting its top 20 export industries these past several years viciously, leading to a very high export-to-import ratio of 4:1. Japan has been actively protecting its top 20 export industries and has devalued the yen more than 35%. With a typical 1 to 2 year lag effect, we now see the benefits for Japan with an export ratio back up to 3:1. Germany was somewhat more open, but still benefits unduly from currency misalignment and does protect at least its top export industries, leading to an export ratio of nearly 2:1.

            America has had an export-to-import ratio of an astonishing 90 or 91% for its top 20 export industries for years now. In other words, America does not even enjoy a surplus in its top 20 export industries, and instead manages a 9% or 10% deficit.
            These other countries enjoy their trade surpluses and healthy exports and associated jobs/wages thanks to a myriad of smart, protectionist policies (once upon a time used by America), which include strategic currency manipulation, intentional maintenance of over production capacity, subsequent dumping of that capacity, tariffs and nontariff barriers, capital controls, and other subsidies.

          • Suzy Dixon

            That’s a really great way to put it. Imports simply equal lost wages. It’s not difficult stuff to understand. I remember so clearly the Clinton lies in 1999 and 2000 as he tirelessly worked for Chinese interests to get them into the WTO. All turned out to be exactly what the more astute among us thought-lies lies lies.

          • Unelected Leader

            Oh yes. “…allowing [China] into the WTO would create a win-win result for both countries. Exports to China now support hundreds of thousands of American jobs, and these figures can grow substantially with the new access to the Chinese market the WTO agreement creates.”

            This Clinton quote is appropriately on an epic fail meme floating around accompanied by the numbers. 2001-2011. 538,000 jobs created. 3,280,000 lost. The 2.7 million net loss had higher average pay, too. Disaster on top of disaster.

          • Tom

            And by “smart” you mean, “over the long term, stupid.” We’ve been over this, so I’m going to repeat myself. Over the long term, policies like that end up making everyone worse off, including you, as your so-called “smart” policies mask the weaknesses of your economy until they eventually don’t, as China is finding out right now.
            The fact is that tariffs work for industrializing nations, but retard the growth of industrial ones, barring special circumstances like those of Germany, which managed to tie the countries around it into a single currency union that allowed it easier export of its goods to its immediate neighbors–and those chickens are coming home to roost right now.
            As to Japan–their economy is better off than China’s, but realistically speaking they’re still coasting off the decades they spent as the biggest industrialized nation in Asia.
            As to the “imports=lost wages” schtick, that depends on whether you use the imported goods to create more wealth at home.
            Now, as it happens, I happen to agree with you that America’s free trade policy has been conducted in a foolhardy manner, and we should have been conducting it as a matter of reciprocity instead of how we’ve been doing it. But tariffs are not a long-term solution to this problem, and if you keep playing beggar your neighbor eventually your neighbor can’t buy your products.
            But then again, maybe that’s what you want.

          • Unelected Leader

            You’re saying something and not backing it with evidence. This is because the evidence is not on your side! We already know the answer. The US has been smart and made use of protectionist policies before. Germany, Japan, Korea, China are not industrializing lol. They are industrial. They grow thanks to protectionism and their exports literally paying for their imports, and having a surplus after that. America used these same tactics to better compete and protect domestic industry readily and to its advantage through the 70s and even in the 80s.

            Bad economics = losing politics. Trump knows. He’d better do what he said now of course.

          • Tom


            Yes, the 1980s, when we had a negative balance of trade for the entire decade. In fact, after 1970, we had a positive balance of trade for two years–1973 and 1975.

            Also, if you think China is actually industrialized to the same level that the US is, I have a bridge to sell you.

          • Unelected Leader

            I already told you that lol. I am very well aware that the last year the US enjoyed a net surplus was 1975. China is the worlds largest exporter, major investor in foreign infrastructure (through SOEs = smart protectionism and strategic investment), energy, and enjoyed about $600 billion (nearly 40%!) of worlds $1.5 trillion trade surplus.

            What you don’t know is that in the 80s the deficit grew much more slowly, especially with china. First, the 1985 Plaza Accord temporarily corrected the currency misalignment and that helped some, but it had no long lasting effect because structural changes were not made in Japan, China, and certain other countries. They remained protectionist aka smart.

            Also, specific to China, during the 80s there was no permanent normalize trade relations (PNTR), and in fact the senate had to review the Chinese Communist Party and it’s human rights record each year to approve expansion of trade. Tying America’s openness to the level of reciprocation and other things, like human rights, doesn’t always correct the imbalance, but it definitely slows it.

          • D4x

            Plus, this looks like America is standing with our allies, esp Jordan, and Israel, both are Major Non-NATO Allies, by treaty, no mutual defense.

            Most of the Syrian refugees in Jordan come from this southern area, Deraa.

            Plus, Jordan is under consideration as an alternative to Incirlik, by the USA and Germany.

      • D4x
      • D4x

        The words we long to see before the pundits jump to premature conclusions: “…But there is more to the story: …” Specifically, that story is: “…But there is more to the story:Hezbollah’s forces were not demobilized, they were merely redeployed. It appears that Hezbollah has repositioned its men for the ongoing battles in Syria. …”

        “Analysis: Hezbollah redeploys forces after withdrawal from Syrian-Lebanese border positions”

        By David Daoud | May 20, 2017 | [email protected]

        Very detailed report. No wonder now why that convoy headed to Al-Tanf got bombed on May 18.

    • Dale Fayda

      I understand your concerns and have much the same ones, but one doesn’t preclude the other. Events on the ground in Syria move fast and require a swift reaction one way or another, domestic agenda notwithstanding.

      Should the US have just passively given up control of the vital highway this article mentions, even after warning the Syrians to halt? What would you have said if that had happened?

      • Unelected Leader

        Yes, I would’ve let it happen. Who are these rebels, we don’t even know. Trump said that. He also said we’re gonna bomb the you know what out of ISIS, not Assad. It’s all upside down. America is just a mess. Playing overlord in Syria is at best a luxury, and America cannot afford luxuries. America is losing. It’s not winning. America is the drunk wealthy guy who wanders onto the football field and gets put in a coma. No helmet, and no pads. We’re playing ball with serious, smart, protectionist aka smart, grownups and we’re losing.

        • Dale Fayda

          That’s a little overwrought, don’t you think? Calm down and give it a little time. A few missiles up Assad’s rear end doesn’t change much in the big picture, but it shows that our warnings are not to be ignored. Even the Russians tried to dissuade Assad from making this move. He did it not because he had to, but because he chose to, just like the latest chemical weapons attack and he got smacked down the same way.

          As far as Trump touting his achievements, I say “yay!” If he doesn’t, who will? Certainly not the MSM, who hate him with the burning passion of a thousand dying suns and would rather drive needles into their scrotums than give him an ounce of credit for anything positive.

          • D4x
          • Dale Fayda

            Makes even more sense now. Thanks.

          • Unelected Leader

            I’m very calm. I’m very calmly surveying a flip-flop on Syria, and where attention is being misdirected toward unimportant things.

            Priority #1 for Trump domestically is tax reform. He promised it, and it needs to be finished by absolutely no later than early 2018. If it’s not wrapped up until this time next year it’ll probably be too late for people to really see and feel the effects before they vote in the midterms.

            Priority #1 for foreign policy should be trade and North Korea. Real costs need to be imposed on Beijing to address both. Thus far, he has done next to nothing. Sadly, sounds like Obama, Bush, Clinton all on repeat. We know how well that worked out.

      • Charles Martel

        Since when is it a vital US security interest to blockade Syria from land communications with Iraq? It’s an idiotic excuse, when what the US is really trying to do is prevent the PMU, an allied Iraqi militia, from linking up with the Syrian Army to campaign against ISIS, their common enemy.

        The supposed Beirut-Tehran land route existed before the Syrian Civil War without terrible consequences, and I’m not sure why we are supposed to believe that it’s somehow a terrible thing now.

        • D4x

          Stop believing this post.

    • ——————————

      Those things you list take time. This type of thing can be done in an instant.

      And remember, Trump was not in politics before, so had little clue as to what really goes on behind the scenes.
      So he went from zero politics, to politics-to-the-max (president)…so give him time to do what you are expecting, and give him the benefit of the doubt as to why he did this.

      Remember, none of us has ever had a full presidential briefing, nor do we get a daily one….

      • Unelected Leader

        That’s not good enough. I don’t care if the rebels are beautiful cherubs handing out lollipops (not likely!). Trump said he was going to bomb Isis and work with whoever is willing, not pick sides and attack Assad.

        I can give Trump a temporary pass on the sanctuary cities and the wall because he is beholden to appropriations and the courts. I cannot give him a pass on the very menial action on trade. Worst of all, I condemn his blunders on touting the Softbank plans as a good thing, and for his claiming this itsy-bitsy deal with the Chinese to import some beef as some kind of real accomplishment. He should know better!

        • FriendlyGoat

          Keep talking to yourself about this. The more you truthfully note reasons why you feel “had” on the rhetoric and the campaign compared to reality, the more you might be willing to switch sides.

          • Unelected Leader

            Switch sides to pro-TPP, pro-tax hike land? No thanks. Even if a pledge to act was mostly a lie, at least trump paid lip service to the real issues.

          • FriendlyGoat

            “Paying lip service” has other names that are not as polite. I’m not here to harass you, but one always has to hope that some of the smarter folks will abandon the present national deception. My time for noticing that political conservatism is a hoax was the eighties. Your time could be now.

          • KremlinKryptonite

            Finally a post of yours I can like! Look at NAFTA. Conceived during the Reagan administration, hammered out by HW, signed by Bubba Bill. The American worker hardly stands a chance

          • FriendlyGoat

            Yes, thanks for acknowledging the origin of NAFTA. Few do.

          • Anthony

            In line with your current patriotic enlightening, here’s a must read:

          • FriendlyGoat

            Thanks. One of the better pieces, but not for its excess in running down Donald Trump on a personal level. It’s a good article for a clear-eyed look at how we got to this point. I happen to be an “old white man” who does not like other old white men who have immersed themselves in Fox, talk radio, and the ruination of church with similar obsessions and delusions. This stuff was going on “lite” in the Reagan years which is why I flipped away from all of them decades ago. The last twenty years of Fox and talk radio nonsense have been more of an immersion than people think—-a lot like a total drowning. We can’t get out of the deep lake until we realize that we actually are at the bottom of a deep lake.

          • Anthony

            “We can’t get out of the deep lake until we realize that we actually are at the bottom of a deep lake.” (FriendlyGoat)

            I linked article (despite its Trump analysis) because a friend sent it to me and I thought it represented ideas you’ve been attempting to convey here at TAI. The article certainly clarifies for me a demographic and sheds light on the mysterious and hysterical sense of “fear” I have been wrestling to get my hands around – the vast failure of critical thinking that appears to afflict political discussion in many precincts here in America, perhaps.

            A side note, when I was a younger man, a republican friend of the family told my uncle that the republican disposition implied prudence, restraint, and humility. What happened?

            And, you’re welcome.

          • FriendlyGoat

            Yes, I too was raised on a kinder and much more honest version of Republicanism. As for what happened? Someone said “tax cuts (especially at the high end) create jobs”. They obsessed on that and we have been going downhill ever since. Those who wanted the tax cuts perpetuated the false rumor. They co-opted other “social” issues to get them. A lot of people ended up actually believing something that, at the root, simply is not true. Then, prudence, restraint and humility went right out the window. If people correctly understood that tax cuts did not, do not, cannot and will not “create (good) jobs”, the rest of the excesses of modern Republicanism would not exist as they do today. (IMHO)

          • Anthony

            The tax cuts bait and switch is a part but I think “The Long Con” practiced and successfully executed in some media venues helped to dilute the Conservative Disposition. The reflex of lying becomes okay and institutionalized and the prudence, restraint, and humility are dismissed anachronistic or hamstringing.

            “…yet this stuff is as important to understanding the conservative ascendancy as are the internecine organizational and ideological struggles that make up its official history – if not, indeed, more so. The strategic alliance of snake-oil vendors and conservative true believers points up evidence of another successful long march, of tactics designed to corral fleeceable multitudes all in one place – and the formation of a cast of mind that makes it hard for either them or us to discern where the ideological con ended and the money con began.” (The Long Con)

      • Andrew Allison

        I suspect that, as has so frequently been the case, the President is being underestimated. As noted below, I think it may have simply been a response to the preposterous Syrian-Russian-Iranian “no fly zone” nonsense. Hopefully, they are no longer under the illusion that there’s still a red, er pink, er pass-the-Vaseline pussy in the White House.

    • KremlinKryptonite

      I don’t disagree with anything you’re saying. I think you’ve got the priorities right, but I do want you to remember that Trump delegated a huge amount of latitude to the JCS (joint chiefs) and their subordinates to make military decisions. There is some chance that Trump did not even know a lot of detail about this attack before it happened.

      Perhaps he will rescind some of that deference and latitude, or maybe not. Attacking pro-Assad forces is certainly a departure from his campaign promises. It is certainly not a popular thing to do with many of his soft supporters it appears – those that put him over the top in the Rust Belt states

      • Unelected Leader

        I know about that. And I know you’re in the navy, so you know that can’t be used as an excuse. He’s the commander in chief. He owns whatever the joints chiefs do. And he certainly knew about the cruise missile strikes and told General Secretary Xi about it over chocolate cake.

        • KremlinKryptonite

          Well the buck does stop with him no doubt. I sure hope he didn’t delegate that latitude and authority to the JCS as a way to cover his own butt when unpopular things are done. Little chance that will work.

      • D4x

        You got me to re-read this post. The author conflates Assad’s Syrian army with Iranian militias and Hezbollah. The bombing was to thwart Iran+Hezbollah, with Assad’s army as collateral damage. That is what I am reading, which confirms a key goal is Jordan’s stability and security, and also to protect US/UK SpecialForces At Tanf base.

        POTUS spoke with King Abdullah II on Tuesday. I am confident they both knew more details on THIS operation.

        This operation is not about ‘getting into the Syrian Civil War’. It’s about stopping Iran and Hezbollah from occupying southern Syria from AT Tanf west to the Golan, one of the Russia-Iran-Turkey proposed de-conflict zone.

        • KremlinKryptonite

          Yeah that maybe so. That’s going to be of little consequence to soft supporters who don’t have any interest in bombing official Syrian government forces or pro-forces, or basically anyone besides ISIS.

          • D4x

            There are tens of millions of Americans who are just fine including Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah in the bomb sights.

            My bet is most really want to stop Hezbollah. Far more of a proven threat. At best, contain them in Lebanon, their home.

            This CinC is not a politician, calculating how military actions will poll. This is going to be an intense end of May, living history.

  • D4x

    The real story is not about ISIS, but about what comes after, to the Syria/Iraq/Jordan borders: Iran/Hezbollah. Where does TAI think the 2,000 Hezbollah troops (also known as “Pro-regime forces” as described in these 3 Inherent Resolve Tweets) went when they handed over border crossings to the Lebanese Army on May 11? NOT back to Lebanon as assumed by this writer:

    For more detail, Al-Monitor and Debka provide insight:
    “Summary: Amman and Washington’s concern about an Iranian land corridor from Tehran to Beirut through Iraq and Syria has raised questions about steps Jordan might take along its border with southern Syria, into which extremists are expanding. Author Osama Al Sharif Posted May 17, 2017”

    DEBKAfile Special Report May 16, 2017, 4:40 PM (IDT)
    “Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S. Syrian borders The pro-Iranian Hizballah Tuesday, May 16, rushed 12 companies of 1,000 fighters to the Homs, Daraa and Quneitra (Golan) regions of southern Syria to block off the entry of “US-backed militants” from Jordan
    through the Al-Tanf border crossing. On Sunday, May 14 – as first revealed by debkafile’s military sources – US, British and Jordanian special operations forces entered southern Syria in an operation for saving Syria’s southern borders from a grab by pro-Iranian forces that was timed for the run-up to US President Donald Trump’s visit next week. …”

    Debka has a subscription service for premium content – tempting to read this: The article “Trump Launches 8-Nation Operation to Block Iran’s Takeover of Syrian-Iraqi Border. ISIS Left for Later” is an exclusive article and can be purchased.

  • Skynyrd777

    The USA, always there to support terrorists abroad and stab in the back elected governments. Shame on globalist Trump, the neocon puppet.

  • ФАК Ю-С-ЭЙ

    One of the most authoritative journals in the world in the field of nuclear research – the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – in early March 2017 unveiled news that caused panic among military experts.

    A nuclear brothel for Europe: why does the US involve the Old World in a dangerous game-America thinks that others will die for its dullness? Russia will erase America at the first nuclear threat, and mines will not be needed. There are enough two submarines off the US coast, More! Victory will not be, it’s an illusion, such idiots as McCain and others.
    Scientist Hans Christensen said that the US Strategic Forces radically modernized all nuclear warheads deployed on nuclear submarines of the country. As a result, the precision of the warheads of the main US nuclear missile Trident II was increased three-fold: from 300 meters to 100.

    And now the director of the Nuclear Information Project is trying to convince everyone that the probability of destroying a heavily fortified Russian mine with nuclear missiles with the help of a modernized US warhead is 86 percent, but even if that were so, they would take off long before the arrival of American missiles and America would be 1,000% Destroyed with a retaliatory blow! And what about the missiles on the wheel and train bases, they are completely elusive for the US, AND GIVE THE DEATH ANSWER!

    Drown half of California in one stroke: what is capable of ICBM “Sarmat”

    According to a number of experts, the United States has been deliberately preparing for the conduct of a nuclear war over the past 15 years, and specifically to the imposition of the first so-called disarming and decapitating blow. The goal of such a strike is the destruction of the silo launchers of Russian strategic nuclear forces.

    At the same time, Russia has the most sophisticated systems in the world capable of destroying any enemy nuclear missiles. They will protect not only the cities, but also the mines, which in case of an attack will release their missiles to meet the enemy. In order to detect the attack in time, our country also has a powerful Early Warning System on missile attack.

    Experts warn that the explosion of just one interrupted warhead with a capacity of one megaton in the center of Washington will lead to disastrous consequences. It is obvious that the leaders of the major nuclear powers will do their best to prevent a global nuclear war.

    However, judging by the latest findings of Hans Christensen, in the US there is growing confidence that they will be able to inflict on Russia the first disarming strike, after which the return missiles will no longer fly in their direction.
    America, if not cured of stupid faith in its exclusivity. That 100% fantasy based on lies, then Russian missiles will cure you forever!

  • ФАК Ю-С-ЭЙ

    When Demin becomes president west will whine on his knees!

    Thus, if we assume that Alexei Dumin is really regarded as one of the candidates for Putin’s successor in two years or, most likely, in eight years, the West will not like it very much. We remember the long-term western screams: “Who is this Putin?”, Which ended in the fact that the West could not counter anything against the KGB lieutenant colonel. Immediately on the horizon appeared the figure of a whole lieutenant general.

    But I’ve been warning the liberal public for years now, demanding that Putin go away: you’re losing your game. The next one after Putin will be much tougher, in comparison with which Vladimir Vladimirovich will seem to you a kind, kind liberal.

    In eight years on March 11, 2024, Alexei Dumin will be only 50 years old. It is the ideal age to occupy the highest state office in the country.

  • ФАК Ю-С-ЭЙ

    I am asked about America, what am I saying, that I am so prophetic? I spoke, speak and speak, what I know, what I saw, what I’m shown. I foretell the spirit of God, the economic decline of America and the revolution in it, similar to that which Russia experienced in 1917! The whole of Wall Street is already shaking, right now, but the fall of America’s economic power is not far off, and perhaps only a temporary recovery, the prolongation of this agony, or the game of “we are doing well.” Hundreds of thousands of people will lose their homes, the States will cover terror. The mountain of debts is already an acute problem of America, especially of young people. Not less than half of America, these are people who simply live in debt, this can not continue indefinitely. Once we read in the newspapers about the fall of the United States. How can I say this, because I am an American myself? Yes, I am American, but not a liar. I had such a vision: “The President of the United States looks very long through the window, at all the horrors that occur below in the streets, then slowly turns to his advisers and asks them:” How could this happen? “. Below fires, robberies, violence, in one word revolution. America will fall overnight, and this fall will affect the whole world, and the whole world will live in fear.
    I predict full economic collapse of the United States, wicked people are not completely ready for this, but Christians should be ready for this. I also had this vision: “New York, 42nd Avenue, young people set fire to cars, revolt, self-will, anarchy.” How can you say that? Often I am asked this question. I answer: I know a little America and its youth! America, and especially its youth, wants to live as it has long been accustomed to, full, free, rich, comfortable, but America will be completely different and will not be able to provide them all, then they will just go to the shops and take everything they need like. The US youth is too accustomed to comfort, therefore, for the sake of this comfort, for the sake of maintaining the position of this comfort, it can afford to cross any line! The worst thing, however, is not this, the most terrible thing is that the US church is absolutely not ready for this in its majority! Most of the churches are in seduction by comfort and prosperity, satiety and contentment. They do not understand the time in which they live, I will say more, they do not even want to understand.
    You Russia, the Russian church, will have to give an example to the world, a church that is ready for it! God does not need lovers of comfort and prosperity with sermons about the same, but selfless, sensible “doers” who are not afraid of what is happening to their country and its economy. It is always visible on such people, on any day of sorrow, that the blood of Christ is their main, only support and reliable and unshakable hope. The hope for prosperity has already led America to a spiritual catastrophe, the economic catastrophe is just around the corner.
    And now about the most important thing: As you all know, in all this (what happened with America and the whole world), the collapse, accuse the Jews and a surge of hatred towards them will coincide with the fall of the United States, which has been the main partner and patron of Israel for 50 years now . The fall of the United States will produce an unprecedented upsurge of hatred towards Israel, and all demonic centers of anti-Semitism will dramatically strengthen their activities and behave: brazenly, cheekily and defiantly! US patronage today is a serious deterrent to the manifestation of open and widespread hatred of Jews, but when it disappears, then the pressure on Israel and anti-Semitism around the world will intensify like never before.
    CHURCH-ESFIR, YOU SHOULD BE READY TO THIS! Then only the people of God will remain with you, but this is enough to gather Jews to Israel from all over the world! First the outcome, then the awakening! First a Jew, then a Hellenist! At first, Jerusalem “was moved by the heart”, then only Peter and Paul went to the Gentiles! Do not you believe all this? Then just wait until the TV shows how the Jews blew up the Al-Aqsa Mosque and began building a third temple in its place, on Mount Moriah! Then you on your TV “will see everything coming true”! And when you see it, then I implore you, help all Jews who are around you to get to Israel!
    After the American Revolution, 2012-2017 is possible, Israel will have only two reliable and faithful ally, God and His church. What to say about Russia? I can say very seriously, you will see the real “canines of a Russian bear” only when the United States falls. Then you will have to save all Russian Jews already “as if from a fire” and then it will be no longer to jokes and theological discussions! Then pastors, leaders, just parishioners, sit in your cars and travel all over Russia, and take out of it every, at least one Jewish family, why would not it cost you! Who does not have a car, do CHCHCh all to ensure that all of your Jewish neighbors are UEL! You are welcome! I ask you to! I beg you! For the sake of this time, “Esther is a church,” God raised you. “

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