Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Russian Defense Ministry Releases Video Of Militants Using Aleppo Aid Convoy As Cover



RT: Militants on pickup with mortar use Aleppo aid convoy as cover, Russian MoD shows (VIDEO)

Militants driving a pickup with a mortar sought cover behind the UN-led aid convoy that was destroyed near Aleppo, the Russian military has said, releasing a video from one of its monitoring drones in Syria.

The convoy with humanitarian aid heading to the embattled city of Aleppo can be seen being accompanied by a militant pickup truck, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said.

The convoy with humanitarian aid heading to the embattled city of Aleppo can be seen being accompanied by a militant pickup truck, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said.

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Update: Russian jets carried out strike on Syria aid convoy: U.S. officials (Reuters)

WNU Editor: Why is the Russian MoD releasing of this video? I guess they want to justify the air strike if it is proven that they did it. As to what's my take on who did the military strike .... too many contradictions and unknowns right now. We still are not sure if it was an air strike .... it could have been an artillery strike launched from anyone in the region. Anyway .... my gut is telling me that it was the Syrian army that did it .... but the rebels, the U.S., Russia .... they also do not have an exemplary reputation in Syria, and they could have done this to make the other side look bad. Saying that this is a "false flag" operation done by one side to make the other side look bad would not be a stretch.

8 comments:

Jay Farquharson said...

I think the Russian's are probably "building the narrative" that al Quida "used the convoy",

First for cover, then for a false flag.

The remains of the convoy will be littered with evidence from the weapons strikes, craters, shrapnel, parts of fuses, damage patterns, all which will identify the "perp".

While the site can be "salted" with debris from other sites, it takes a long time to first "sanitize" the site before planting evidence.

Aizino Smith said...

"Militants Using Aleppo Aid Convoy As Cover"

I don't know.

I do know Churchill did this during WW1. So it has been done before.

Jay Farquharson said...

Using human shields is ancient, USAF strikes against Quaffadi in the '80's used Civillian Passenger Aircraft to breach Lybian Air defences.

Illegal under the "Rules of War" but used by all sides when convenient.

Miguel LM said...

What a piece WMU, allways defending the criminal regime of your master "the terrorist putin".

How can you write that bs when we all know that dozens of hospitals bombarded by RU and SYR ?

This night :
UOSSM Canada
‏@uossmCan

#Breaking: 4 medics of #UOSSM NGO killed in Khan Touman Aleppo 1 HR ago.

Wait ... in 24H WMU will write that was a false flag, that russians dont bomb hospitals neither kill civilians. What a joke mn, i cant believe that a "Piece" like you worked at UN lol

As for the canadians that here lic* putin actions, today an organization from your country was attacked. Congrats

Jay Farquharson said...

UOSSM according to the NYT, was wiped out and destroyed in April 2015, quite the rebuilding happening in the jihadi area's.

Maybe you could be of more use to your country, wandering around the fields of Slavansk with a metal detector and a shovel, looking for the missing bit's of the remains of the Ukrainian Army.

Don't be careful, there is lots of UXO.

Anonymous said...

That didn't take long, I jokingly evoked the "Barrel bomb" argument...sure enough. The most accurate indiscriminate bomb in the theater.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37419135

RRH said...

Glory to the heroes!!!!!

Jay Farquharson said...

So some guy on twitter, (google Media activist Zakaryah Junaid) told the BBC it was "barrel bombs".

And this now passes as "news".