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    Russian Defense Ministry believes that the leaks to the media about possible US strikes on the Syrian army could be a preface to real action, spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.

    Russian Defense Ministry believes that the leaks to the media about possible US strikes on the Syrian army could be a preface to real action, spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.

    "A number of Western media outlets have published "leaks" about the talks held in the White House administration about the possibility to hold missile and airstrikes on the positions of the Syrian army," Konashenkov said. "As history has shown, such "leaks" often prove to be a preface to real action."

    "I point out to all the 'hotheads' that following the September 17 coalition airstrike on the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor we took all necessary measures to exclude any similar 'accidents' happening to Russian forces in Syria," Konashenkov said.

    Konashenkov also said that any missile or air strike on the territories controlled by the Syrian government, would pose clear threat to Russian military personnel.

    "Today, the majority of Russian officers from the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic, are working on the ground, providing humanitarian help and holding talks with the leaders of local communities and militia units in the majority of Syrian provinces."

    He commented further that "Russian S-300, S-400 air defense systems deployed in Syria's Hmeymim and Tartus have combat ranges that may surprise any unidentified airborne targets. Operators of Russian air defense systems won't have time to identify the origin of airstrikes, and the response will be immediate. Any illusions about "invisible" jets will inevitably be crushed by disappointing reality."

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    • avatar
      Marques rouges
      They see there is a good chance that Trump is going to win, so they have anywhere between November and march to start a real war that would completely destroy Syria !
    • avatar
      maxxusin reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      slimyfox, the U.S. is controlled by mil and intel factions. The presidency is almost ceremonial. Currently it seems the neocon/NSA faction of the Pentagon rules. Think of 9/11 as a neocon/Israel firster coup. That's whose interests American blood is spilled for.

      The neocons are gnashing their teeth in fury but I believe they will stand down in the face of the S-300VM and public fury (as expressed by Trump's popularity).

      Russia needs to know that the attack on Syria is an existential threat to themselves. A stepping stone, with Russia being the final one, to the desired unipolar dictatorship of the Neocon World Order and their precious end of history.
    • Gregory K
      Major General Igor Konashenkov This is the type of talks I love to hear from the Most Awesome Powerful Russian Federation!! to the point, and directed to the cowards hiding behind people. But what I like mostly is this: Any illusions about "invisible" jets will inevitably be crushed by disappointing reality."!!! Hohohohohohohoho!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!
    • avatar
      maxxusin reply toGregory K(Show commentHide comment)
      Gregory K, No kidding!! What kind of immature, childish, wishful thinking idiots ever sponsored the idea of invisible stealth jets??
    • Gregory Kin reply tomaxxus(Show commentHide comment)
      maxxus, The pentagon, and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.... captain obvious.
    • avatar
      peaceactivist2
      Russia, a true invited guest to the Syria war dinner table must not allow moral compassion to misguided and allowing too many immoral and no manner beggars to enjoyed the table at will.
    • avatar
      RobertBeal
      "...following the September 17 coalition airstrike on the Syrian Army in Deir ez-Zor we took all necessary measures to exclude any similar 'accidents' happening..."

      Is this an indirect verification of reputed ship-to-shore missile strike on "NATO" field operations room that could have coordinated the Deir Ezzor attack?

      Read more: sputniknews.com/news/20161006/1046061966/cia-pentagon-strikes-syrian-army.html
    • avatar
      anne00marie
      Soros is a whinging and a moaning, and it would be quite funny if it was not so tragic.

      SOROS SLAMS PUTIN FOR ‘HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’ IN SYRIA
      “The world is witnessing a humanitarian catastrophe of historic proportions... It is being perpetrated by the president of Russia..." www.infowars.com/soros-slams-putin-for-heinous-crimes-against-humanity-in-syria

      He must be getting his big, fat, a*s whipped and losing so many high ranking officers in his terrorist teams?
    • American Socialist
      Konashenkov is AWESOME.
      Go Home Yanks!
    • avatar
      francescoslossel
      in others words: keep out of trouble and mind your own business: you are not welcome!
    • avatar
      deshepherdishere
      I'll believe Russia will react when I see it. To date they have done nothing against enemy aircraft.
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      florsolitariain reply toslimyfox(Show commentHide comment)
      slimyfox,
      If it gets to that, there won't be any world left for them to control.
    • FlorianGeyer
      We are all truly living in momentous times of change. This could be equal to the fall of the Roman Empire or the Byzantine Empire. There is a long list of defunct empires. Is it now the turn of the US Empire. The common denominator of all the failures has been Avarice and debauchery.
    • turex
      The need something very big to happen to stop Donald Trump to become US president, they don't need Obama neither, to cancel US elections they cannot afford civil war in because it could be massacre, but WWIII (outside US) is applicable.
    • FlorianGeyerin reply toturex(Show commentHide comment)
      turex,

      A civil war in the US would be Karma indeed.
    • avatar
      jas
      Any illusions about "invisible" jets will inevitably be crushed by disappointing reality."
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      I like how he expresses himself. This is a professional.
    • avatar
      ron
      U.S., Get Out of Syria - petition
      petitions.moveon.org/sign/us-get-out-of-syria
    • avatar
      copius
      Let it be known that SYRIAN AIRSPACE IS A NO FLY ZONE TO ALL EXCEPT RUSSIAN AND SYRIAN AIRCRAFT.
      Anything else will be deemed a UFO and immediately shot down with no warning.
      This message will not be repeated.
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      gbiyanju
      Another US coalition air strike 'accident' happened today in Iraq at the precise moment Islamic States leaders were surrounded by militia loyal to the Iraqi people and govt. About 17 of those fighting against Islamic States were killed. The 'accident' killed no Islamic States fighter or leader.
    • FlorianGeyerin reply togbiyanju(Show commentHide comment)
      gbiyanju,

      Yes, the US military are continually bragging 'how precise and accurate ' US weapons are. So either they are lying or they are terrorists themselves. Or both perhaps.
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