Hacked/Censored: Israel’s Fatal Attack Part of Coverup of Their Role in Idlib Gas Attack Child Abductions (updating)
Hacked/Censored: Israel’s Fatal Attack Part of Coverup of Their Role in Idlib Gas Attack Child Abductions (updating)
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September 18, 2018
Introduction by the Senior Editor
From Haaretz moments ago:
The Syrian and Russian air forces and air-defense batteries work together, in joint operation rooms and air-traffic control centers. The Syrians use Russian-made aircraft and missiles. The Ilyushin would have been equipped with IFF (identification, friend or foe) transponders and both militaries will have procedures to prevent “friendly fire” incidents. A Syrian anti-aircraft missile, made in Russia, should not have shot down a friendly Russian aircraft.
We now have doubts contradicting Russia’s claim that the shoot down was accidental. It is unlikely that a Syrian S200 would or could hit a Russian aircraft with IFF (Identify Friend/Foe) transponder, even if shadowed by Israeli F 16s. This is Israel’s new version of events from Haaretz:
“Something was obviously going on Monday night. Not only Russian and (allegedly) Israeli and French aircraft and missiles were in the air. Civilian radar also tracked British Royal Air Force aircraft, which, unusually, had switched on their transponders and gone into holding patterns – most likely to avoid being somehow involved in the exchange of fire over Latakia. The Ilyushin Il-20 was not so fortunate.
The Russian statements were unusually detailed and quick to apportion blame – to the Syrians for actually shooting down their plane. And to Israel for “intentionally creating a dangerous situation” that allowed it to happen, and for warning them about the impending attack only “one minute” in advance.
Screen capture of Twitter video allegedly showing strike attributed to France and Israel in Syria, September 18, 2018Twitter
There is little reason to doubt the basic details. Israel likely carried out the airstrike (France’s involvement remains an intriguing and still undeciphered element); Russia was given advance warning (whether or not this was sufficient will remain the sticking point); and the Ilyushin plane was almost certainly caught in the line of fire of Syrian anti-aircraft missiles.”
We begin by giving one of the reasons for the Israeli attack. Israel was caught, their security services inside Idlib, kidnapping children who were then murdered to film a fake gas attack to give Trump a rationale to start a war to save himself from Manfort’s testimony.
We then, last night, published a Vanessa Beeley article on the subject, she had just interview parents of one of the kids we now know the Israeli’s kidnapped.
One thing is clear, if Putin doesn’t punish France and Israel for murdering 14 Russians in a despicable ploy, he has put more than a few nails in his own coffin. His opposition in Russia can’t help but watch him eat dirt over Israel over and over.
Now he is seemingly allowing France to “piss on Russia.” Putin is playing with fire here and his normal settled and diplomatic manner has proven a total failure in dealing with Trump/Macron and Netanyahu.
Within hours of running the article, CloudFlare erased it from our servers and delisted it online. So, I am running the Beeley article as a lead in here, then onto the Russia/Israel story.
Israeli planes hid themselves behind a Russian IL20 coming in for a landing in order to make a retaliatory strike on Syria. The attack was in response to the Russia/Turkey/Syria agreement on Idlib which surgically removed the US from any role in the planned upcoming mass attack on Syria.
Israel has now made it clear, it joins the US and Britain in the recent gas attacks in Idlib that killed dozens, their temper tantrum, or rather Trump and Netanyahu’s temper tantrum, is that now, releasing their video, kidnapping and murdering children is a waste.
Our sources in Idlib, who traveled in as delivery drivers from Hatay, Turkey, have been tripping over Israeli “journalists” and “videographers” working hand in hand with the White Helmets and contractors for Britain’s MI 6.
Using British supplied poison gas and Israeli personnel, along with al Qaeda, all under the watchful eyes of Turkey’s security services, kids have been kidnapped and gassed while White Helmet terrorists drag their little bodies back and forth like rag dolls.
They are going to have to do it all over. First from Vanessa Beeley, and then on to the attack itself:
Vanessa Beeley is an independent investigative journalist and photographer. She is associate editor at 21st Century Wire.
“Leave our children in peace. Let our children play, stop ‘playing’ with our children.” These are the words of a mother whose child was stolen and is being imprisoned in Idlib by terrorist groups and the White Helmets.
I met Wafaa at her home with her husband Mohammed Ibrahim and her two sons Hamza, 9, and Lotfe, 14. Both Wafaa and Mohammed are lawyers, they met while studying at the same university. Wafaa is strong, her expression is defiantly hopeful and optimistic despite fears for her kidnapped son, Ahmed, who is now 11.
“Ahmed was born mute, he couldn’t speak,” she told me. “I believe this is why he was taken from us, because he cannot protest or resist.”
Ahmed was kidnapped by terrorist groups only 200 meters from his home one year ago. The location of their home will not be disclosed to protect the security of the family, but they know that Ahmed is now being held with other children in Idlib. The locations change regularly, according to information the family has received from friends and family still trapped inside Idlib.
Collage of photos of Ahmed supplied by the family © Vanessa Beeley
On August 30, 2018, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem stated that the US Coalition-sponsored White Helmets had kidnapped 44 children in order to use them as ‘props’ in the staging of a chemical weapon attack in Idlib. The White Helmets have a history of providing the scenarios required to precipitate FUKUS aggression against Syria.
Their most recent chemical attack hoax attempt in Douma in April 2018 was proven unreliable by the OPCW interim report. Sensationalist suggestions of sarin use by the Syrian government during the last moments of the liberation of Douma from the murderous Jaysh al-Islam fanatics was dismissed by the findings in the report. The chlorinated elements detected in the samples taken by the OPCW could come from any manner of household items and no conclusions of chlorine use by the Syrian government have been drawn. Western media and their governments have ignored the findings of the OPCW and are once more preparing the ground for a “chemical attack” in Idlib to enable further unlawful aggression against Syria during the Arab Army’s campaign to cleanse Idlib of the terrorist infestation.
Wafaa’s greatest fear is that Ahmed will be used alongside other children as actors in such a staged chemical attack.
“I stopped working when Ahmed was taken from us. About six months ago, a friend came from Turkey to Idlib. As they were crossing the border between Syria and Turkey, they stopped to rest. Their son knows Ahmed very well. Ahmed has a particular way of communicating by making a sound that is very recognizable by those who know him. Their son heard Ahmed making this sound. He told his parents that Ahmed was close by,” she said.
Wafaa’s voice trembled as she described this identification of her son. At least he was alive. Shortly after the family were given this information, an alleged chlorine gas attack was carried out in Saraqib to the east of Idlib city. A recent OPCW report on this alleged incident concludes that:
“Chlorine, released from cylinders through mechanical impact, was likely used as a chemical weapon on 4 February 2018 in the Al Talil neighborhood of Saraqib.”
However, the FFM (Fact-Finding Mission) was unable to enter Saraqib due to the risk of being executed or kidnapped by the “moderate” fanatics occupying the area. They instead relied entirely on “open-source” testimonies and evidence provided by compromised sources such as the White Helmets.
“Shortly after the Saraqib reports of a chemical attack, we received a phone call from the groups who were holding Ahmed. The man told me that the reason for kidnapping Ahmed was gone and that he would probably be returned soon,” Wafaa informed me.
I asked her if they knew who was holding Ahmed captive.
“Shortly after Saraqib happened, some women who managed to leave Idlib came to me. They told me that Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda in Syria) were in charge of the children and the White Helmets were helping them with this. When I reported it, the White Helmets accused me of being ‘Shabiha.’ This is a death sentence if you are caught by the armed groups.”
Wafaa still has a sister in Idlib who is able to pass some information on to her directly or to people leaving Idlib via the Russian/Syrian established humanitarian corridors, which evacuate civilians to safety ahead of the ground campaign to liberate Idlib commences.
“Abu al-Duhur corridor is going to reopen, but we know that the terrorist groups are charging civilians 300,000 Syrian Pounds ($600) to leave by these corridors. People are leaving with nothing except the clothes on their back and yet we are told these monsters bring us ‘freedom and democracy.’”
Wafaa described the foreign fighters occupying Idlib: “Most people in Idlib avoid the foreign fighters, they are very extreme and dangerous. My sister told me that a few days ago she walked past some Uyghur children in her district. They started taunting her because the hem of her skirt was too high. People see the White Helmets in the same way. They are foreign, and they are well paid. They are wealthy like the foreign extremists. Most people in Idlib don’t allow their children to go to school because they fear that the White Helmets will kidnap them.”
Wafaa explained that the White Helmets don’t ask for money for the safe return of the children, which was the practice of the armed groups earlier in the conflict, according to her family.
“Why don’t they ask for money? This means they want to use the children for something else. They call anyone who questions them “shabiha” because they need to keep their image clean in the West. They are not ‘humanitarians,’ they are terrorists in a uniform, that’s all.”
Wafaa is terrified that these US coalition proxies, which include the White Helmets, have already used Ahmed for one of the reportedly staged events that have been prepared in advance, in order to criminalize the Syrian government and its allies as soon as the SAA liberation campaign begins in earnest.
“Ten days ago, a woman came to see me. She had just arrived from Idlib. She showed me a photo of Ahmed and confirmed he is still alive but imprisoned with many other children. She told me that the White Helmets move the children from place to place depending upon where the attacks might be staged. They are kept in prisons all the time. I worry so much that he is sick or scared and he can’t speak. I am convinced I will see Ahmed’s face in one of these chemical attack videos or reports,” said Wafaa.
As we were talking about Ahmed, his younger brother Hamza was reacting strongly and becoming increasingly agitated.
“He does this every time we discuss his brother, Ahmed. He is deeply disturbed by the loss of his brother,” Wafaa explained. “I used to take more care of Ahmed because he had special needs but now I try to protect Hamza more also.”
Throughout the interview, Wafaa remained composed and eloquent. She presented facts in a considered and objective way. Her child has been abducted, he is imprisoned by some of the most brutal extremist groups in Syria, but Wafaa displayed a fortitude that defied fear or pity. She remained proud and resilient. Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed’s father, was quieter and more withdrawn but the unbreakable bond between the couple and Ahmed’s brothers was evident. They were united in hope and determination that Ahmed will survive his ordeal and will be returned to them.
“If Idlib is liberated, we know that our army will bring Ahmed home to us. They will rescue him.”
Wafaa’s first display of anger and frustration came when I asked her to describe the reality of the “moderate” occupation of her homeland to people in the West.
“We have no voice. We are the forgotten Syrian people. Nobody listens to us when we tell the world that these monsters are killing us, killing our children, stealing our lives and destroying our homes. These ‘moderates’ don’t bring freedom or democracy, they bring only bloodshed, fear and loss. We want Idlib cleansed of their presence, we want the West to take their terrorists out of our country. What did we do wrong to deserve this? Why should my son suffer, for what? Please bring this to an end, let us live in peace as we did before 2011.”
Just before I left this family, I filmed Wafaa as she gave perhaps the most powerful message of her interview – “Leave our children in peace. Let our children play, stop ‘playing’ with our children.” In Syria, children have been cruelly exploited to promote war to ensure the deaths of more children. Wafaa is demanding that people in the West recognize this fact and do all they can to prevent more children suffering at the hands of the Western client fanatics and affiliated White Helmets. We should hear her plea and act upon it before it’s too late for Ahmed and all the other children who will suffer the same fate if we do nothing.
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A Russian IL-20 military aircraft heading to the Hmeymim airbase went off radar late on September 17 during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia.
The Russian Defense Ministry had said earlier that Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase had lost contact with the crew of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft with 14 servicemen on board late on Monday. The ministry has shared a map of the area of the accident.
Netanyahu Offers All Necessary Info to Investigate Incident With Downed Russian Il-20
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to keep acting against Iran during the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussing the incident with downed Il-20 in Syria.
“Netanyahu expressed regret over the death of Russian servicemen and said that Syria is responsible for the crash of the aircraft,” Netanyahu’s office said in a press release.
Netanyahu: Israel Ready to Assist Russia in Il-20 Incident Probe
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Tuesday that Tel Aviv is ready to provide Moscow with all necessary information to facilitate the probe into the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria, Netanyahu’s press service said.
US, France Offer Condolences Over Incident With Russian Il-20 in Syria – Missions to UN
“I would like to express sorrow to our council partners Russia for the tragic loss of life when the Russian plane was downed yesterday,” US Special Envoy for Syria James Jeffrey said during a UN Security Council meeting.
De Mistura Calls on All Parties to Refrain From Military Actions After Russian Plane Crash
“Just as we are seeing the crisis in Idlib averted, and that is very good news, we are seeing worrying military activities elsewhere,” United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said during a meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday. “We call upon all parties … to refrain from military actions elsewhere that would only exacerbate an already complex situation.”
IDF Says Israeli Jets Already Returned to Country’s Airspace When Syrian Air Force Hit Russian Aircraft
F-16s Were Already in Israeli Airspace When Syria Hit Russian Aircraft – IDF
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The IDF stated earlier in the day that Israel would share all information on the incident with Moscow, also expressing regret over the deaths of the Russian troops and put the blame on Damascus and Tehran.
Israel Breached Agreement on Actions in Syrian Airspace – Former Israeli Top Intel Official
Israel Unlikely to Fly Freely Over Syria After Il-20 Incident – Ex-Official
ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Israel is unlikely to freely use Syrian airspace in the wake of the crash of a Russian Il-20 military aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Yakov Kedmi, a former high-ranking Israeli intelligence official, told Sputnik.
Russia to Respond to Israeli Actions That Caused Downing of Il-20 Plane – Shoigu
“Today, we notified our Israeli colleagues, in particular, I notified the Israeli defense minister, that we will not leave such actions, such steps, unanswered,” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with senior military commanders in Moscow.
Downed Il-20 Was on Recon Mission Over Idlib De-Escalation Zone – Russian MoD
The Russian Hmeymim airbase had lost contact with the crew of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft late on Monday during the attack of four Israeli F-16 aircraft on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia.
Putin Says Il-20 Tragedy Can’t Be Compared With Russian Plane Downed By Turkish Military
Putin: Israel Didn’t Down Il-20, Chain of Tragic Circumstances Led to Incident
Vladimir Putin has addressed the downing of a Russian IL-20 by a Syrian surface-to-air missile on Monday evening. Earlier Moscow blamed Israeli jets for having provoked the tragic accident.
Alleged Video of Russian Il-20’s Destruction Near Syria Appears Online
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Expects to Speak to Vladimir Putin “Shortly” – Diplomatic Source
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to hold a telephone conversation in the next few hours with Russian President Vladimir Putin following the destruction of a Russian reconnaissance aircraft near Syria, a diplomatic source told Sputnik.
“In the near future, there will be a conversation between the two leaders,” a diplomatic source told Sputnik.
Israel Recognizes Its Aircraft Bombed Syrian Military Installation At Night – IDF
Israeli Deputy Ambassador Arrives at Russian Foreign Ministry Following Downing of Russian Il-20
A Sputnik correspondent reported that Israeli Deputy Ambassador to Russia Keren Cohen Gat had arrived at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry told reporters that it had summoned the Israeli ambassador “in connection with the current situation.”
Israel Ready to Provide Russian Gov’t With All Required Info to Investigate Crash
Later in the day, Israel commented on the incident, which it blamed on Syrian military forces.
The Israeli government stated that it is in constant touch with the Russian government and armed forces in connection with the destruction of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft off the coast of Syria.
IDF Blames Damascus, Iran and Hezbollah for Russian Il-20 Downing in Syria
Ten Injured in Israel’s Night Strike on Latakia
The number of those injured in Israel’s night strikes on facilities in Syria’s Latakia province has reached 10; no one on the ground was killed, hospital officials told Sputnik.
Earlier, human rights activists had told Sputnik that seven people were injured.
Kremlin Says Situation Is Being Analyzed
“I won’t give any estimates now. The situation is being analyzed. You know that the first data revealed by this analysis have already been presented in the Defense Ministry’s statement, and quite an unequivocal estimate has been given of these actions, which have been called provocative, so there is no need now to add anything to the clear message given by our Defense Ministry. All the rest [will be announced] later,” Peskov said, commenting on the situation.
Russia’s Il-20 Downed in Syria Was Fully Operational – Manufacturer
Russia’s Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft, which was shot down in Syria’s skies, was fully operational and could be used until 2021, the aircraft’s manufacturer, Ilyushin, said Tuesday.
“Il states that the Russian Defense Ministry’s Il-20, downed in Syrian skies, last underwent an overhaul in 2011, was fully operational and was to have been operated at least until 2021,” the company said.
Sputnik / Vitaliy Belousov
Israeli Ambassador is Summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it had summoned Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren over the crash of Russian Il-20 military aircraft in Syria.
“The Israeli ambassador has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the current situation,” the ministry’s spokesperson told reporters.
Kremlin Extremely Concerned About Events that Led to Il-20’s Destruction
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his sincerest condolences to the colleagues, families, and friends of the crew of the Il-20 that was brought down near Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted.
He also stressed that even if the Kremlin is extremely concerned about the events that led to the plane’s destruction, the incident with the aircraft will not affect implementation of the Russia-Turkey memorandum on Syria, adopted by the countries’ leaders on September 17.
“No, this incident will not affect it in any way. This is an important, breakthrough agreement. It is crucial for the future of Syria; it has once again confirmed the ability of both Moscow and Ankara to reach a compromise and effective decisions in the interests of the ultimate goal: settlement of the Syrian conflict, by political and diplomatic means,” Peskov said.
Israeli Side Is Fully Responsible For Il-20 Crash – Shoigu
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu has fully blamed Israel for the crash of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft off the coast of Syria and the death of its crew.
According to the ministry, Shoigu held talks with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, earlier in the day.
The Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly called on the Israeli side to refrain from attacks on Syrian territory, which threaten the security of Russian servicemen.
Russia Registered Launches From French Frigate
In addition, Russian radar registered missile launches from the French frigate Auvergne, which was in the area.
Reacting to this information, French military Colonel Patrik Steiger said that Paris denied “any involvement in the incident.”
Eight Russian Vessels Involved in Search Operation
“Eight ships, including Russian Naval cutters and supply vessels, are participating in the operation to located the crew of the Russian Il-20 aircraft which crashed off the coast of Latakia,” the ministry said.
The bodies of the crew of the downed Il-20 and their personal belongings, as well as the wreckage of the aircraft, have been located and pulled up on board the Russian ships off the coast of Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry stated.
Il-20 Crash Site in Latakia Province Located
“At the moment, the location of the plane’s crash is found 27 kilometers to the west of the village of Banias [Latakia province],” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Syria’s Army Has No Comments
Syria’s army has not yet commented on the destruction of the Russian Il-20 over the Mediterranean near Latakia province.
“There are no comments on this issue,” the press service of the Syrian political administration has stated.
Russian Defense Ministry Views Provocative Israeli Actions in Syria as Hostile
“We see these provocative actions of Israel as hostile,” Konashenkov said, adding that 15 Russian servicemen were killed as a result of the “irresponsible actions” of Israel’s Defense Forces, which violated “the spirit of the Israeli-Russian partnership.”
According to the spokesman, the Russian Defense Ministry reserves the right to an “adequate response” following the Israeli attack.
Israeli Embassy Refuses to Comment on Accusations Over Russia’s Il-20 Plane Crash in Syria
“No comments,” the diplomatic mission’s spokesperson told Sputnik.
Search-and-Rescue Operation Is Underway – Russian MoD
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov noted that the search-and-rescue operation near the Russian aircraft’s crash site off the coast of Syria continues.
Russian Defense Ministry Accuses Israeli Military of Il-20 Plane Crash in Syria
The Il-20 aircraft has been downed by Syrian military forces after Israel jets put it under attack off the Syrian coast, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated.
“Using the Russian plane as a shield, the Israeli pilots put it in the fire of Syrian air defense systems … Il-20 … was hit by the S-200 system’s missile,” Konashenkov stated.
According to the spokesman, the Israeli jets deliberately created a dangerous situation in Latakia. He stressed that Israel’s aviation control systems could not but notice the Russian aircraft as it was landing.
“Israel did not warn the command of the Russian troops in Syria about the planned operation. We received a notification via a hotline less than a minute before the strike, which did not allow the Russian aircraft to be directed to a safe zone,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
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