Tuesday, August 28

Yoohoo White Helmets, the Russians are watching you

The very ground has sprouted eyes and ears in Idlib, and all the busybodies there have the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties on speed-dial. 

I do have one quibble with Moscow based on the following report. Why haven't they also called on the British government to intervene against a 'chemical provocation' in Syria? Why just Germany and the United States? Oh wait, I forgot the White Helmets are a British invention even though the U.S. is throwing them funding.   

Russian MoD: White Helmets Preparing to Stage Chemical Attack in Idlib
August 28, 2018 - 23:04 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Representatives of the White Helmets group have delivered a large shipment of toxic substances to a warehouse used by Ahrar al-Sham militants in Idlib province, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov, head of the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, said on Tuesday.

"According to information received by the Russian Center for reconciliation of warring parties in Syria from independent sources located in the province of Idlib, a large shipment of toxic substances, accompanied by eight representatives of the White Helmets, was delivered from the village of Afs to the settlement of Saraqib, to a warehouse used by the militants from the Ahrar al-Sham group to store weapons and fuel supplies. They were met by two high-ranking commanders from the above-mentioned illegal armed group," Tsygankov said at a daily briefing.
"A part of this shipment in unmarked plastic barrels was later transported to another militant base in the southern part of Idlib province in order to stage a false-flag chemical attack and subsequently accuse the government forces of the use of toxic agents against civilians," Tsygankov added.
Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday that the White Helmets group in Syria plans to film videos for Middle Eastern and English-language media outlets after staging a false-flag chemical weapons attack aimed at sharply destabilizing the situation in the war-torn country.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier on Tuesday that Moscow has called on Germany and the United States to influence the armed opposition in Syria's Idlib province [against] possible provocations with the use of chemical weapons in the area.
Ryabkov stressed that the Nusra Front [aka al Qaeda] terrorist group, which now refers to itself as the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham group, was plotting a very serious provocation in the Idlib area with the use of chemical weapons. According to the deputy minister, the White Helmets group in Syria will film a video of the 'chemical attack,' and the provocation might be used [by U.S. coalition] as a pretext for massive strikes on Syria.

See also: U.S. commits funds for Syria's White Helmets; June 14, 2018, Washington Times


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