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https://www.rt.com/news/394412-russia-us-syria-attack/

Moscow has warned the US against taking unilateral action in Syria, as there is no threat from the Syrian military, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes after the US accused Syria of preparing for a chemical attack, without giving any evidence.

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“We believe that it’s unacceptable and breaches Syria’s sovereignty, isn’t caused by any military need, and there is no threat to the US specialists from the Syrian Army. So it’s incendiary, provocative action,” Gatilov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

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In the latest statement, Deputy Foreign Minister Gatilov said that Russia doesn’t rule out that “there may be provocations”following the announcement from Washington.

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 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson © Sergey GuneevRussia hoping Tillerson can stop 'Pentagon provocations' in SyriaThe statements by the US administration complicate the [peace] negotiations in Astana and Geneva, and Moscow believes such attempts to boost the tensions around Syria are unacceptable.

"The statements on Syrian armed forces getting ready to use chemical weapons is complete nonsense… These assumptions aren’t based on anything, no one provides any facts," the Russian diplomat said.

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davidgmills
Maybe now that the Trump/Russia story is history this nonsense will stop.
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beebee
Or hopefully not because the collusion thing is running out of steam,
that the PTB decided to switch back to this tactic instead.

Did you read Nikki Haley's statement saying they'd go after Syria AND Iran and Russia too? Even without evidence?

Personally I think they, the WH came out with this bluster on Monday in an attempt to deflect from what Seymour Hersh published on Sunday.
'Trump's Red Line'.

That was pretty damning! Trump relied and acted what he saw on TV, and didn't/wouldn't listen to the intel?

But they backed off of that post haste, with Assad having 'supposedly' heeded the warning.
'Now we see it, now we don't'. All in the course of just a couple of days.

I'm calling BS on that. It was all ego driven...until they probably started to worry about the Russians reaction to that and quickly backed off before they got themselves  Khilbiny'd. 

Then in no more tv for you Trump! [nono]
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davidgmills
Who listens to Haley?  Or any of the cabinet?  It's just noise.  None of them are on the same page.  Whatever the memo of the day is, none of them ever seem to get the memo. There couldn't be more discordance.  It's like a band with every instrument out of tune.

I just listen to Trump and see how he backtracks once shit blows up in his face.
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beebee
I agree the messaging is very disjointed.
Tillerson seems very upset with being over-ridden, and Trump is issuing statements without an united front, that are contradicting what Mad Dog Mathis just said and then the WH coming up with well each have their own opinion bs. It seems like a very poorly run ship.

But as to Nikki Haley and who is listening, she's the ambassador to the UN for crissakes!
The world is listening and obviously Russia was too. If nothing else it makes us look in a complete disarray.

Saying they need to get their act together, isn't likely to happen with Trump at the helm.
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I am kind of enjoying all of the discordance.  Trump is a neoliberal and his cabinet and advisors are neocons and they can't seem to agree on shit.  The neoliberal approach to hegemony just doesn't quite accelerate with wild abandon like the neocon approach to hegemony.
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beebee
I have to agree with that.
We should be more worried if everything was running smoothly, like clockwork and according to plan.
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