Russia US Direct Confrontation Looming in Syria

The US President Donald Trump is not fully in control of the US policies in the Middle East and the continued presence of US forces in Syrian grounds may complicate Russian-Syrian operations to recover Idlib province from the CIA terrorists.

China’s entry into the war with more troops to eradicate the Uyghur’s threat on its own border where the CIA is planning to relocate their terror assets should send a strong message to the White House that the game it is playing will not be tolerated anymore.

So far, the US Pentagon’s response is to launch a naval military drill in Persian Gulf, and multiple airstrikes on Deir ez-Zor with banned phosphorous bombs to send a message to Idlib residents about the impending carnage that will happen should their own government and allies initiate an armed confrontation with terror assets in their turf.

This is an age old strategy employed mostly by street thugs to subdue the stronger opposition by hurting those whom the latter wants to preserve and protect.

Organized intelligence veterans have spoken out to warn Trump of an impending catastrophe that has the potential of escalating beyond Syria.

Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria – Consortiumnews

As Syrian forces back by Russian launch the final showdown in Syria against jihadist extremists, the potential for a U.S.-Russia confrontation has never been greater, as VIPS warns in this memo to the president. September 9, 2018


FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

SUBJECT: Moscow Has Upped the Ante in Syria

Mr. President:

We are concerned that you may not have been adequately briefed on the upsurge of hostilities in northwestern Syria, where Syrian armed forces with Russian support have launched a full-out campaign to take back the al-Nusra/al-Qaeda/ISIS-infested province of Idlib.  The Syrians will almost certainly succeed, as they did in late 2016 in Aleppo.  As in Aleppo, it will mean unspeakable carnage, unless someone finally tells the insurgents theirs is a lost cause.

That someone is you. The Israelis, Saudis, and others who want unrest to endure are egging on the insurgents, assuring them that you, Mr. President, will use US forces to protect the insurgents in Idlib, and perhaps also rain hell down on Damascus.  We believe that your senior advisers are encouraging the insurgents to think in those terms, and that your most senior aides are taking credit for your recent policy shift from troop withdrawal from Syria to indefinite war.

Big Difference This Time

Russian missile-armed naval and air units are now deployed in unprecedented numbers to engage those tempted to interfere with Syrian and Russian forces trying to clean out the terrorists from Idlib. We assume you have been briefed on that — at least to some extent. More important, we know that your advisers tend to be dangerously dismissive of Russian capabilities and intentions.

We do not want you to be surprised when the Russians start firing their missiles.  The prospect of direct Russian-U.S. hostilities in Syria is at an all-time high.  We are not sure you realize that.

The situation is even more volatile because Kremlin leaders are not sure who is calling the shots in Washington.  This is not the first time that President Putin has encountered such uncertainty (see brief Appendix below).  This is, however, the first time that Russian forces have deployed in such numbers into the area, ready to do battle.  The stakes are very high.

We hope that John Bolton has given you an accurate description of his acerbic talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva a few weeks ago. In our view, it is a safe bet that the Kremlin is uncertain whether Bolton faithfully speaks in your stead, or speaks INSTEAD of you.

The best way to assure Mr. Putin that you are in control of U.S. policy toward Syria would be for you to seek an early opportunity to speak out publicly, spelling out your intentions.  If you wish wider war, Bolton has put you on the right path.

If you wish to cool things down, you may wish to consider what might be called a pre-emptive ceasefire. By that we mean a public commitment by the Presidents of the U.S. and Russia to strengthen procedures to preclude an open clash between U.S. and Russian armed forces.  We believe that, in present circumstances, this kind of extraordinary step is now required to head off wider war.

For the VIPS Steering Group, signed:

Philip Giraldi, CIA Operations Officer (retired)

James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate Republican leadership (Associate VIPS)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain, U.S. Air Force, Intelligence Officer, and former Master SERE Instructor (retired)

John Kiriakou, Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and Former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

Ray McGovern, Army/Infantry Intelligence Officer and CIA Presidential Briefer (retired)

Elizabeth Murray, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East, National Intelligence Council (retired)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army reserve colonel and former U.S. diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War


Sept 12, 2016:  The limited ceasefire goes into effect; provisions include separating the “moderate” rebels from the others. Secretary John Kerry had earlier claimed that he had “refined” ways to accomplish the separation, but it did not happen; provisions also included safe access for relief for Aleppo.

Sept 17, 2016: U.S. Air Force bombs fixed Syrian Army positions killing between 64 and 84 Syrian army troops; about 100 others wounded — evidence enough to convince the Russians that the Pentagon was intent on scuttling meaningful cooperation with Russia.

Sept 26, 2016:  We can assume that what Lavrov has told his boss in private is close to his uncharacteristically blunt words on Russian NTV on Sept. 26. (In public remarks bordering on the insubordinate, senior Pentagon officials a few days earlier had showed unusually open skepticism regarding key aspects of the Kerry-Lavrov agreement – like sharing intelligence with the Russians (a key provision of the deal approved by both Obama and Putin).   Here’s what Lavrov said on Sept 26:

“My good friend John Kerry … is under fierce criticism from the US military machine. Despite the fact that, as always, [they] made assurances that the US Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, supported him in his contacts with Russia (he confirmed that during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin), apparently the military does not really listen to the Commander in Chief.”

Lavrov’s went beyond mere rhetoric. He also specifically criticized JCS Chairman Joseph Dunford for telling Congress that he opposed sharing intelligence with Russia, “after the agreements concluded on direct orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama stipulated that they would share intelligence. … It is difficult to work with such partners. …”

Oct 27, 2016:  Putin speaks at the Valdai International Discussion Club
At Valdai Russian President Putin spoke of the “feverish” state of international relations and lamented: “My personal agreements with the President of the United States have not produced results.” He complained about “people in Washington ready to do everything possible to prevent these agreements from being implemented in practice” and, referring to Syria, decried the lack of a “common front against terrorism after such lengthy negotiations, enormous effort, and difficult compromises.”

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) is made up of former intelligence officers, diplomats, military officers and congressional staffers. The organization, founded in 2002, was among the first critics of Washington’s justifications for launching a war against Iraq. VIPS advocates a US foreign and national security policy based on genuine national interests rather than contrived threats promoted for largely political reasons. An archive of VIPS memoranda is available at

Will the White House positively respond in time?

13 thoughts on “Russia US Direct Confrontation Looming in Syria”

  1. This is at least as dangerous as the Cuba Crisis was 56 years ago! And there are severe doubt that Trump is as intelligent and conscious as JFK was those days, the more as Trump knows he could end up the same way!
    “US „Schizophrenia“ is the Symptom of War Within the US Power Elite”:

    1. Maybe more dangerous than the Cuban crisis. At least the US had some measure of right on its side back then given that Cuba is little more than a stone’s throw from mainland USA and Cape Canaveral. What the hell are they doing in Syria?

  2. The lead sentence of this article alludes to the gist of former USAF colonel, L. Fletcher Prouty´s semi-autobiography, “The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World”. President Kennedy´s dealing directly with president Kruschev, superceded the influence of the CIA, and avoided an outbreak of hostility in the Cuban Crisis. The influence of the terrorist entity, “Israel”, seeking to expand into Syria, was not evident in the “Cuban Crisis”. Whether our president, Donald Trump, can exercise the same authority in the current crisis, that president Kennedy exercised in the Cuban Crisis, remains to be seen.

    1. And of course Kennedy had to give a little back then, in terms of pulling a few missiles out of Turkey. We didn’t know that then – and not everyone knows it now!

      1. Agreed. Of course, such information is beyond the comprehension of the average person, who is unacquainted with “behind-the-scenes” information and activity. For example, very few know that Lyndon B. Johnson was a secretive “Jew” and collaborated with “Israeli” leadership to attack and destroy the USS Liberty in June, 1967, killing 34 Americans and wounding another 174. Sinking the USS Liberty and killing ALL of the crew, would remove all American witnesses, he thought. Nor did the pilots of the “Israeli” attack know they were carrying out the request of the occupant of the U.S. presidency. Fortunately for American patriots, and the truth-supporting segment of the world´s humanity, suppressing the recordings of radio transmissions made by the AWACS aircraft, circling above, would not suppress the honesty of all the crew members. Lyndon Johnson´s treasonist stance in the assassination of president Kennedy was repeated in the Viet Nam debacle, again in the USS Liberty aggression, reflecting his continuous, treasonous involvement while occupying the POTUS slot. Of course, his dishonesty was previously reflected in his “oil mogul” cooperation with George H.W. Bush(zionazi element of the CIA) in the subversion of Texas government. There was one major difference between Johnson and GHW Bush; Johnson was born in the USA.

  3. Remember folks…ALL WARS ARE BANKER’S WARS…THEY Fund ALL sides of their wars using “Dumb-Down” and STUPID “Citizens” (Slaves of their System) who STILL actually BELIEVE that Governments are here to Protect US?!

  4. Dr Phillip Callahan knew enough about Consciousness and the Earth Grid / EM Fields to go to the Amazon, measure the EM in the GROUND and determine exactly where the tribes would go to war.

    Russia and its Crimean control have upset the MIC control over the Grid using Torsion Field generators ( Scalar Mechanics ) which is much more effective than meeting aggression with force.

  5. Trump will start world war, to avoid impeachment. Just kidding. Russia will win in World War, but the world would be in a big mess afterwards, and underground bases won’t protect elites. So far Russia and US army worked well together, with a few small exceptions, to avoid a big war, and unless one party falls into a proovocation, there won’t be a world war.

    1. NO World War will EVER be “Allowed” Here…Even though those PSYCHOPATH’S in Charge desperately want one…They don’t even have the “Mind-Set” for PEACE….The IDIOTS are STILL inventing newer weapons as we write!

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