FULL STORY from Al Manar TV of Lebanon:
Truth of US-Russia Confrontation
A well informed diplomatic source told As-Safir newspaper that „the US war on Syria had started and ended the moment those two ballistic missiles were fired.
„There was conflicting information, as Israel denied the missile attack and Russia confirmed the missile attack.
„An Israeli statement was issued indicating the missiles were fired in the context of an Israeli-US joint drill and fell in the sea, and that they were not related to the Syrian crisis.”
The well informed diplomatic source further told the Lebanese daily that „the US forces fired these two rockets from a NATO base in Spain, and were instantly detected by the Russian radars and confronted by the Russian defense systems, so one of them exploded in the airspace and the second one diverted towards the sea.”
In this context, the source pointed out that „the statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry, which stated the detection of two ballistic missiles fired towards the Middle East, deliberately neglected two points: the first was the location from which the two rockets were fired, and the second was their downing.
„Because the moment the full military operation was launched, the Head of the Russian Intelligence Service contacted US intelligence and informed it that ‚hitting Damascus means hitting Moscow, and we have removed the term ‚downed the two missiles’ from the statement to preserve the bilateral relations and to avoid escalation. Therefore, you must immediately reconsider your policies, approaches and intentions on the Syrian crisis, as you must be certain that you cannot eliminate our presence in the Mediterranean.'”
„This unannounced direct confrontation between Moscow and Washington increased the Obama Administration’s … certainty that the Russian side was determined to support Syria, and that the US did not have a way out of its impasse except through a Russian initiative which would save America’s face…” he added.
The diplomatic source clarified that „Israel denied knowing anything about the rocket firing in its first statement, which is the truth.
„Washington demanded that Tel Aviv take responsibility for the rocket firing to save the USA’s face in front of the International Community…”
Finally, the source pointed out that „One of the first results of the US-Russian military confrontation was the British House of Commons’ rejection of participation in a war on Syria. This was followed by European statements, most significantly, the German opposition to participation in a war – announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel.”