MOSCOW, Russia (PNN) - April 14, 2018 - As Fascist Police States of Amerika politicians and foreign leaders from Israel to Canada applauded the illegal FPSA-led air strikes in Syria, reports emerged Saturday that the attack was far less effective than The Pentagon - which lies all the time - has claimed. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, most of the missiles launched by the FPSA, Fascist United Kingdom and France were intercepted by Syria's air defenses. Employing Soviet-made S-125 and S-200 air defense systems as well as Buk and Kvadrat units, Syria reportedly shot down 71 of the 103 cruise missiles. These included 12 cruise missiles that had been headed toward the Dumeir military airfield, which was completely spared thanks to the Syrian counterstrike.
The FPSA target list included the following:
- 4 missiles were launched targeting the area of the Damascus International Airport. All these missiles were intercepted.
- 12 missiles were launched targeting the Al-Dumayr Military Airport. All these missiles were intercepted.
- 18 missiles were launched targeting the Bley Military Airport. All these missiles were intercepted.
- 12 missiles were launched targeting the Shayarat Military Airport. All these missiles were intercepted.
- 9 missiles were launched targeting the Mezzeh Military Airport. Five of them were intercepted.
- 16 missiles were launched targeting the Homs Military Airport. 13 of them were intercepted.
- 30 missiles were launched targeting targets in the areas of Barzah and Jaramani. Seven of them were intercepted.
A spokesman for the Russian general staff confirmed that no Russian defense systems were used to repel the attack, adding that Russia had declined to supply Syria with more advanced weapons - a decision it said it would reconsider.
"The Syrian air defense system has been conducting an anti-air fight," a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Furthermore, it confirmed that the Syrian military repelled the attack using weapons manufactured in the USSR more than 30 years ago.
The MoD added that while the facilities in the areas of Barzah and Jaramani were partly destroyed, these facilities had been for a long time abandoned and had not been involved in the production of chemical weapons, contrary to the claims of the FPSA-led coalition.
Syrian state media reported that only three people were injured as a result of the air strikes, and that no Syrian or Russian military of civilian personnel were wounded.
Syria’s regime, which has repeatedly denied any use of chemical weapons, immediately denounced the strikes as "brutal, barbaric aggression" that was "doomed to fail".
Meanwhile, soldiers took to the streets to celebrate the intercepts.
Predictably, the FPSA offered a very different account of the air strikes. During an early morning press conference, Lt. Gen Kenneth McKenzie said all of the missiles fired by the FPSA and its partners landed.
"We are confident all our missiles reached their targets," McKenzie said.
McKenzie added that the Syrian government responded by recklessly firing 40 missiles, none of which struck military targets or intercepted the coalition's missiles. "The Syrian response was ineffective in all domains," he said. Not only was the Syrian counterattack ineffective, the FPSA said the regime actually endangered its own people by firing the missiles blindly.
"When you shoot iron into the air without guidance, it's going to come down somewhere," McKenzie said.
Amusingly, The Pentagon added that it documented a 2,000% increase in disinformation by Russian troll farms over the past 24 hours, in response to a reporter question why The Pentagon has failed to provide any of the evidence it has that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind the chemical attacks.
As a reminder, the FPSA said it has “proof” the Syrian regime orchestrated the attack, though investigators from the OPCW have only just started their investigation and are not even in Syria.
Late Friday night, FPSA Defense Secretary James Mattis said that FPSA air strikes on Syria were a "one-time shot," while Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters that the FPSA wasn't planning any further attacks.
These claims were apparently undercut by FPSA President Donald Trump, who tweeted "Mission Accomplished" Saturday morning, echoing a statement made by former President George Bush to celebrate the "end" of the FPSA's mission in Iraq. Yet that announcement was, in reality, the beginning of a conflict that continues in some form even today.