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A MISSED SHOT

A Russian military blog, NAVY_KORABEL, released (LINK) an interesting analysis providing a fresh look at the US missile strike on the Syrian Ash-Shayrat airbase and measures that the Russian Navy could implement in order to prevent similar developments in the future. SouthFront provides a translation of this analysis from Russian and recommends NAVY_KORABELas a great blog about the Russian Navy. Translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront; Pics are taken from the original text.  A Missed Shot A few weeks ago, on April 7 2017, at about 4 a.m. (inevitably reminding us of June 22, 1941), American destroyers DDG 78 Porter and DDG 71 Ross of the Arleigh Burke class (forward deployment station in Rota, Spain), from an area near Crete, struck with a massive 59 Tomahawk launches (reference 1) of Block III TLAM-C or Block IV TLAM-E (distance of launch 1600 km) (reference 2) on the Syrian Air Base of government forces in the Homs province. The missiles (36 of them, that is 61%, crashed, went o…

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: A DEAD MAN WALKING

Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared at his webste Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has done the same thing. This is a very interesting point, the meaning of which most people miss. But not Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. At the Valdai discussion club, Putin summed up Western democracy, which I paraphrase as follows: In the West, voters cannot change policies through elections, because the ruling elites control whoever is elected. Elections give the appearance of democracy, but voting does not change the policies that favor war and the elites. Therefore, the will of the people is impotent. People are experiencing that they and their votes have no influence on the conduct of affairs of the country. This makes them afraid, frusrated, and angry, a combination of emotions that is dangerous to the r…

81 PEOPLE KILLED AS RESULT OF MILITARY STRIKE IN SCHOOL IN WESTERN MOSUL

FILE IMAGE A military strike on a school in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul killed 81 people, including 29 women and 19 children, the Turkish pro-government media outlet “Anadolu Agency” reported on May 5. Citing security sources, Anadolu Agency reported that it is not clear what side bombed the school. However, there are no doubts that it was the US-led coalition or its partners on the ground. Nobody else can do this.

SYRIAN MILITARY COMMAND REDPLOYING ELITE TIGER FORCES TO PALMYRA AHEAD ADVANCE ON DEIR EZZOR

Commander of the Tiger Forces, Suheil al-Hassan, (L) and Tiger Forces members The Syrian military command has been redeploying the elite Tiger Forces of the Syrian Arab Army from the northern Hama countryside to the area of the ancient city of Palmyra, according to reports of local journalists and some military souces. The redeployment of the Tiger Forces to Palmyra followed the de-facto end of government forces offensive attempts in northern Hama. The Syrian military had regaimed the all areas lost to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies in March and even gained additional ground. Now, the Syrian military is reportedly concentrating forces in the area of Palmyra for a widely expected push on the key city of Deir Ezzor besieged by ISIS terrorists.