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    Russia says that the situation in Syria is worsening finding that the rebels have intensified their attacks since the ceasefire came into force on September 12 and laying the blame at the feet of Washington for failing to crackdown on jihadists.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a scathing response to the Obama administration after a US Central Command statement suggested that the US-led coalition had warned Russia prior to the airstrikes against Syrian Army positions at Deir Ez-Zor that left some 62 Assad regime soldiers dead. 

    The statement by the Foreign ministry comes in the wake of accusations by Russia that the United States has not been dealing in good faith in the ceasefire agreement with Russian General Vladimir Savchenko saying that "the situation is worsening" with rebel forces escalating their attacks since the agreement went into force on September 12.

    "Russia is exterting all possible effort to restrain Government troops from returning fire," Senior Army General Viktor Poznikhir said.

    The harsh response by Russia comes not only after the United States attempted to flip the blame on Moscow for the attack that killed 80 forces according to the SANA news agency, but also after reports that Daesh terrorists engaged in a major offensive right after the American airstrike crippled the Assad regime's forces.

    Speaking on Rossiya 24 Television the Rusisan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova said: "If earlier we had suspicions that the Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today's airstrikes on the Syrian army we come to a really terrifying conclusion for the entire world: the White House is defending IS [Islamic State or Daesh)."


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      This is Obama's, Plan B.
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      jasin reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, Russia will do what is best. As I stated in other comments, a nation can't just start shooting US jets out of the sky. That's exactly the kind of response someone like Obama wants. As painful as it is, the right process must be followed.

      But now, the masks are off and the curtain is pulled back to reveal the ugly truth. No more NATO (US) excuses.
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      If people want WWIII, keep supporting Obama and the other neocons, including the Clintons, McCain, Cruz, Ryan, etc.
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      Paul Ryan also needs to be replaced as House Speaker.
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      OK, Obama, this is your war, if you want it. Obama has been pushing for this for his entire term, and now his opportunity is here, WWIII and martial law in the US.
    • FlorianGeyerin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)

      And postponed US elections as well as Martial Law which will be used to disarm all the US Gun Lobby and intern all dissenters in Fema 'Concentration 'camps.

      The mass of the American People will then be no better off than the people of Mexico.
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      I have been called for Mr Lavrov resignation for a very long time, but in Russia they think diplomacy is the one who works. Mr. Lavrov policy has been a disaster for years, but no one seems to see that. I suppose the Syria government should ask Russia out and Bring China in, maybe it could works!! I find it very strange, when Russia joined the US to condemn North Korea when that tiny country just are stringing to defend themselves. That is a double hypocrisy, Russia helps the US destroy Iraq, Libya almost destroy Iran and is keen to help the US to destroy North Korea as well. Bring China to Syria to sort that out!!!
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      With Russia back down the US and NATO get more and more confident, that encourage them to make an attempt to take Moscow too. Do not be surprise if that happen in the near future!!! They can call as many UN meeting as they want, does the NATO or US give a monkey about that? Of course, not!!
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      Bob, agreed, that's a given. But they are also the employer, so they are part of the conspiracy and not just the guy with the gun as it were. :)
    • Adrienne Adonis
      Tell me something I don't already know ! I called it in my last write up that there is no such thing as a cease fire. !
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      Bob, the sad thing is too that the idealists and the good (in the military) do the dying.
    • Jupiter
      Russia should stop military talks with US. Day by day US is getting more upset by Obama administration...Obama is making greater mistake than what he told as Libya is one of his biggest mistake was his greatest mistake.
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      Putin got hoodwinked again. He will sign CoH after CoH until the Syrian state is overthrown, and replaced by Al Qaeda, aka al Nusra, aka whatever the hell these terrorists call themselves now.
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      Leaders play politics and ordinary people die, which means all I hear is everyone else but the Syrian people get to decide what happens in Syria. I had thought in the beginning of Russian involvement, that airstrikes combined with Russian combat troops, fighting alongside Syrian Government troops, would bring the US led insurgency to an end within 6 months, now I know better,[Russian Families don't want their sons coming home in body bags just like any other Families don't]. The US does what it wants when it wants and Putin is always one step behind and playing catchup. Turkish airstrikes as well as combat troops assisting rebels against IS, have quickly taken over large areas of Syria and will probably never leave, [no matter what Erdogan promised Putin] not what I wanted to see but still an example of what I think Russian troops should have done 6 months ago. Now I'm starting to think it's too late for that and Syria is about to be divided up for the outside players interests, God help the Syrian people.
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      hello, what took you so long to figure this out?
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      Jetsin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      FlorianGeyer, You're right. I think that Putin will wait for the election to be over before taking other measures .......
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      The US Obama Administration is an out of control War Machine. Only Trump can turn it off - he is a businessman and understands nuclear war is bad for business. Unlike the idiot bitches Clinton and Powers. As an American, I hope God damns both of these women to hell.
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      Jetsin reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, Yes, but not before the election has passed. So, hold on to your seat.
    • Jammyin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, "a nation can't just start shooting US jets out of the sky"

      Yes they can if the US is attacking a soviegn state and the jets are in it's airspace. I've given in trying to cover up for Putins excuses and I now think that Russia needs a new leader and one with some balls.

      Send some nukes to Syria, point them at Israel and tell the bankers to call off it puppet dogs in the USA or else and No Israel you won't be getting any free land in Syria.
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      Al Nusra Front, you mean, don't you?
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