Russian ambassador, Alexander Zasypkin, said Tuesday that Russia will shoot down any missiles fired by the US or its allies and fire back on the locations that launched them.
“If there’s an American strike, then we’ll shoot down the rockets and target the positions from where they launched,” he said, “In the past few days, we’ve seen an escalation towards a significant crisis.”
Social media exploded in fears that a US strike in response to Assad’s recent chemical attack on civilians could trigger a major retaliatory response by the Russians, possibly leading to World War III.
This comes after mainstream media outlets pointed to various threats from the White House and Ambassador Haley that should the UN fail to act, then the US, France and possibly others must take matters into their own hands.
It was reported early yesterday that the US military were in position to carry out such an attack, but were awaiting orders from the White House to proceed. In that time, our own sources indicated that a vast majority of Assad’s assets have been moved to a Russian air base in fear that the original locations could be a target for US forces.
It’s now being reported that a US strike on Syria, which was originally expected to take place within 24 to 48 hours, having since passed, will now possibly occur by the end of the week. During that time, we expect Russia to continue moving Assad’s assets to more secure facilities in anticipation of any upcoming attack.
Some are under the assumption that Russia, in a classic Cold War style bluff, doesn’t believe the US will target their own installations in order to destroy the Assad regime’s ability to carry out future war crimes against the Syrian people.
In what may be the biggest US-Russian standoff since the last cold war, it now appears as though Russia may be willing to take on US forces directly in an effort to protect the Syrian Assad regime, leaving open the potential for major escalation upon escalation.
Despite the lack of mainstream media attention up to this point, comparisons are being made by experts to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, which was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War ever came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.