"They silently supply them with weapons, help them move, take them out of the fire, provide them with data from aerial footage, coordinates for government forces' locations, and even locations for Russian troops."
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Dmitry Kiselyov is blistering in his indictment here of obvious US support for ISIS fighters in Syria.
He explains the amazing statement which came out of the Russian ministry of defense last week, that this US support is the only thing blocking Russia from completely wiping ISIS out in Syria.
Of course, nothing doing in the Western media on this.
Hello? Hello? New York Times, anybody home?
(Full transcript follows video with best parts bolded)
Something has become entirely clear in Syria.
When there was already light at the end of the tunnel, when over 90% of the country is free from ISIS terrorists, and from Jabhat Al-Nusra, US starts simply helping these terrorists in secret.
The silently supply them with weapons, help them move, take them out of the fire, provide them with data from aerial footage, coordinates for government forces' locations, and even locations for Russian troops.
It came to a point, when it was the US, not the ISIS combat preparedness, which in Syria became the main obstacle for full liberation of Syria from terrorists. They are the main obstacle.
I' not making this stuff up ... , this is the official position of Russian Defense Ministry.
Igor Konashenkov, Russian Defense Ministry rep:
"The main obstacle in stopping terrorists in Syria isn't the terrorists' combat preparedness, but their support from their US colleagues."
It's as clear as day. Obviously, the US denies everything. But the Russian Defense Ministry don't believe them, preferring to trust the facts.
We remember how hard it was last week, when a part of Palmyra-Deir-ez-Zor road was taken over by fanatics.
This is the main artery for Syrian Army supply, who have active combat from Deir-ez-Zor onto the remaining terrorists forces. Basically, this was a strike on the rear end. It was planned and realized with help from US.
At the same time, on September 28th, a large terrorist group, around 300 people, left a US base At-Tanf, on the Jordanian border. Close by, there is a large refugee camp, Rukban. There are dozens of thousands people in there.
The US won't let anyone approach them, even the humanitarian convoy from the UN. This camp is like a human shield for the base.
Somewhere around here, the US trains their army for the political opposition to Assad. So, in the most magical way, an ISIS group leaves this same region.
There are about 300 men and dozens of Jeeps. They smoothly infiltrate the government-controlled territory.
Interesting, but the terrorists successfully passed all the hidden checkpoints around residential Harbat as-Shemi and Al-Bassiri. This was no pure luck.
They had exact coordinates, which could only be obtained via aerial intelligence, inspected by experts, and then passed on then proceed with the diversion terrorist actions.
With dawn, the terrorists tried to take over the vantage points, right around the Al-Qaryatayn residential area.
As we see, the Defense Ministry of Russia's tone becomes more confident, and the hints are more direct: "We will fight."
If US sees these operations as unexpected accidents, then Russian VKS in Syria are ready to proceed with destroying all such accidents in their zone, But why is this happening? Did Trump come up with this? Surprisingly, but it doesn't look that.
It's more likely to be the result of low-quality control, when the military gets out of political control. Then on the ground in Syria they start roaming uncontrollably, playing their own games.
Konashenkov even said that this was a result of their US colleagues flirting with the terrorists. Either way, the result is very unpleasant. Both for Russia and for the US authorities. Their own Generals push them in for a great adventure.
In Moscow, they see, that the US-controlled zone is like a black hole, according to Konashenkov.
That's where the US At-Tanf base is on the border with Jordan. And Americans train someone there.
At-Tanf turned into a 100-km black hole on the Syrian-Jordanian government border.
Instead of a new Syrian Army, just like jacks-in-the-box, deploying from there for diversion terrorist attacks against the Syrian troops and civilians are mobile ISIS groups.
But even in these conditions, Putin remains positive about victory over Syrian terrorists. No matter who helps them there. And, he believes that the cooperation with the US in Syria is still possible.
On Wednesday, the President spoke about it on the Russian Energy Week Forum.
I'm sure, we'll eventually successfully destroy terrorist formations of Al-Nusra Front and ISIS, together with everybody. We have something that unites us all. And we must concentrate not on out discrepancies, but on our common interests. Then we will succeed.
On Wednesday, Russian VKS struck Al-Nusra Front's positions.
As a result of precise strikes from the SU-34 and SU-35 bombers, 12 high-ranking ringleaders of this terrorist group were destroyed, along with 50 militant guards.
The head of Al-Nusra, Abu Mohammad Al-Julani is seriously injured. He lost his arm and is currently in a coma. It's hard to survive with this condition in the field.
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