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Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement.

“Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in international relations,” the Kremlin statement said.

Meanwhile, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” program that the United States would announce new economic sanctions on Monday aimed at companies “that were dealing with equipment” related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged chemical weapons use.

On Saturday, the United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities in Syria in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Douma on April 7.

(For a graphic detailing air strikes on Syria click

The Western countries blame Assad for the Douma attack that killed dozens of people. The Syrian government and its ally Russia have denied involvement in any such attack.

The bombings marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and ally Russia.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he had convinced Trump, who has previously said he wanted to take U.S. forces out of Syria, to stay for “the long term.”

The United States, France and Britain have said the missile strikes were limited to Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and not aimed at toppling Assad or intervening in the civil war. Macron said in an interview broadcast by BFM TV, RMC radio and Mediapart online news that he had convinced Trump to focus on the chemical weapons sites.


Responding to Haley’s remarks about the plans for new sanctions, Evgeny Serebrennikov, deputy head of the defense committee of Russia’s upper house of parliament, said Moscow was ready for the penalties, according to RIA news agency.

“They are hard for us, but will do more damage to the USA and Europe,” RIA quoted Serebrennikov as saying.

In Damascus, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, met inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW for about three hours in the presence of Russian officers and a senior Syrian security official.

The inspectors were due to attempt to visit the Douma site. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the OPCW’s findings before attacking.

Mekdad declined to comment to reporters waiting outside the hotel where the meeting took place.

Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported.

Russian agencies quoted the lawmakers as saying that Assad was in a “good mood”, had praised the Soviet-era air defense systems Syria used to repel the Western attacks and had accepted an invitation to visit Russia at an unspecified time.

Trump had said “mission accomplished” on Twitter after the strikes, though U.S. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie at the Pentagon acknowledged elements of the program remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future.

Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him.

Though Israel has at times urged stronger U.S. involvement against Assad and his Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah reinforcements in Syria, it voiced backing for Saturday’s air strikes by Western powers.


The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Sunday that Western strikes on Syria had failed to achieve anything, including terrorizing the army, helping insurgents or serving the interests of Israel.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies and inflame the region.


103 Comments on "Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again"

  1. fmr-paultard on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 7:31 am 

    put put the dictator of russia is spreading fake news. all this while i thought the us imperialists are globalists. now why are they saying putin dictator talking about global chaos? hmmm… there’s some flaw here with alt-tard propaganda that i can exploit.

  2. twocats on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 8:11 am 

    based on how badly france was pushing for the strikes you have to wonder if chemical attack was french covert ops false flag.

    can’t put all this imperial stuff on trump, and don’t think for a second hillary would have been better.

  3. BobInget on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 9:45 am 

    “Global Chaos” Either Putin will stop exporting those telescoping wooden dolls, OR… along with
    KSA slow walk oil exports along with allies KSA
    and Iran.

    Here’s a question… ‘Can Russia maintain good relations with BOTH Saudi Arabia AND Iran?”

    Putin, like all dictators thinks he can rule the world. So far he and Iran are winning everything the US touches.

    “In the most recent OPEC Oil Market Report Venezuela’s production fell as expected by 55,300 b/d, taking production down to 1.488 million. The surprise however was that output fell so much elsewhere, including Algeria (-49,500 b/d), Angola (-81,700 b/d), Iraq (-13,100 b/d), Libya (-37,200 b/d) and Saudi Arabia (-46,900 b/d).

  4. twocats on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 10:34 am 


    here’s an article from 2013 that more clearly lays out some of the pipeline conflicts between SA, Russia, Syria. To put this completely through a “putin as dictator” lens is to ignore that SA/Sunni vs Iran/Shi is extremely key element.

    That the US (France, UK) would want to play Sunni (al-Qaeda) against Shia (alawite Assad & Iran) is a strategy going back decades now (arming both sides of Iran/Iraq war). Still works though.

  5. JuanP on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 1:14 pm 

    The USA and its minions perpetrated another criminal and illegal act of war against a sovereign nation with complete disregard to international laws. This is part of a pattern that has been going on for decades. The world is in chaos already. Russia does nothing. Another win for Russia since every single day that passes Russia is stronger and the USA is weaker. The USA is running out of options. Russia will ultimately benefit a lot from all this. We are expecting new US sanctions against Russia at any moment.

  6. Cloggie on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 1:17 pm 

    US empire groupies of der Spiegel fear that the attack could backfire:

    There was no center of chemical weapons destroyed. The scale of the attack was only small. The attack could even have strengthened Assad.

  7. Boat on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 2:03 pm 


    Using your logic Russia, Iran and Syria should keep prevoking attacks so they vcan get stronger. Putin should threaten his enemies and then back down to become an even greater Mastermind. Lol

  8. Boat on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 2:07 pm 


    Russia vows to protect Syria. Syria inhailed 103 missiles. And Russia got stronger. Lol

  9. Boat on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 2:12 pm 

    I love foreigners. Great entertainment. Bagdad Bob on CNN was our first live experiance. Here at amazingly enough, frustrated Putin lovers say the same kind of shyt.

  10. Cloggie on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 3:28 pm 


    “Putin hacks British homes: Russian cyber agents set to cripple laptops, phones and ‘critical’ national infrastructure after secretly accessing millions of computers”

  11. Cloggie on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 3:37 pm

    “BREAKING: Swiss Lab Confirmed That Skripals Were Exposed to BZ, Nerve Agent Used By The UK & U.S.“

  12. twocats on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 5:20 pm 

    Russia and Iran are winning in Syria – they are allied with Assad and control most of syria. SA and USA can’t stand that fact and its driving them crazy. they don’t have a lot of other ways to chip away at Iran and Russia there.

    the US desires to maintain a military presence in the region – and pleasing its Sunni Wahabi allies is as good of that desire. Who else are they going to attack? They’ve already invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. Can’t invade Iran. Own Bahrain. Yemen is SA candyland – “get your own brown people to slaughter!”. Syria is all that’s left.

  13. twocats on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 5:21 pm 

    *as good a use as any for that desire

  14. Boat on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 5:37 pm 

    two cats

    You can’t kill Kurds and Turkey are in Syria. You seen a map? Kurds seem to be doing ok.
    Will Russian and Syrian air forces survive the next chemical attack. Stay tuned.

  15. Davy on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 5:48 pm 

    “Israel Launches Airstrikes On Airbase Near Homs In Syria”

  16. onlooker on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 6:17 pm 

    WAR is a racket. It always has been.

    It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

    A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
    Smedley D. Butler

  17. dissident on Mon, 16th Apr 2018 11:57 pm 


    You are talking about the US and its meddling in Latin America. This is just the ordinary colonial racket.

    WWIII is not going to be anybody’s racket since there will not be any economic gain anywhere as there was during WWII. American politicians probably think that WWIII will be a conventional war where they will be safe on their island continent. They are drooling retards since the US and its economy will be glassed.

    The above “exceptionalism” syndrome will lead the US to attack Russian forces in Syria directly. Putin is warning the US that it will get an instant response. Russia is playing nice for now and letting the Syrians take all the hits (but helping them to at least defend themselves). But the US ships in the eastern Mediterranean will be on the bottom shortly after any attack on Russian targets. The US can threaten to escalate all it wants. But Russia can respond at every escalation level. The US is simply not prepared for this. It has been honing its skills on attacking defenceless 3rd world countries for way too long.

  18. makati1 on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 12:55 am 

    dissident, you see the true picture. That is why there was no serious damage done with this last Us bluster event. The Us generals and admirals know they cannot win a war with Russia with out losing the Us totally.

  19. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 1:32 pm 

    Roger Stone: Trump made a mistake

  20. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 1:38 pm 

    “The US can threaten to escalate all it wants. But Russia can respond at every escalation level. The US is simply not prepared for this. It has been honing its skills on attacking defenceless 3rd world countries for way too long.”

    And then there is China that cannot afford to see Russia losing. And then there is that easy Australian prey that could increase Chinese appetite for conflict with the US. China is preparing in the South China Sea for one reason only: to declare sovereignty over the sea and expel US vessels from the area.

  21. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 1:46 pm 

    US consumer finances hit by higher fuel prices -Financial Times

    American households expected to spend on average $400 more this year on petrol

    Ed Crooks in New York 8 HOURS AGO Print this page1 Tim Rogus, a retired publisher in suburban Chicago, has noticed fuel prices at the petrol station creeping up towards $3 a gallon, as oil has rebounded to four-year highs this month, but he is philosophical about it. “Our prices were nearly $4 at one point,” he says. “Life has to go on somehow.”

    His attitude sums up the expected impact on US consumers of rising oil prices: not a disaster, but another burden to bear, with rural areas and middle-income households hit the hardest.

    Americans are expected to spend an average of $400 per household more on fuel this year than in 2016, as the rebound in crude prices is reflected in the cost of petrol at the pump. By contrast, middle-income US households will on average gain $930 each from the tax cut bill passed at the end of last year, according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

    The average price of petrol in the US was about $2.75 a gallon last week, according to the government’s Energy Information Administration, up $1 from its low point of about $1.75 in February 2016.

    The “driving season”, the peak of petrol consumption in the US, is April to September, and the EIA expects prices this summer to be at their highest for four years, up 10 per cent from 2017.

    Oil has been pushed higher by the success of Opec’s strategy of restricting output, and international risks including Saudi Arabia’s war with Houthi rebels in Yemen, and tension between the US and Russia over Syria.

    A decade ago, before the shale oil boom, prices at these levels would have loomed large for US policymakers. The surge in US production, which has cut net imports sharply, has calmed those fears.

    “Ten years ago, White House economists looking at gross domestic product and job creation would be quite concerned if oil prices rose significantly,” says Jason Bordoff, a former official in the Obama administration who leads the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. “It’s a different world now.”

    When oil prices fell sharply after the summer of 2014, the net stimulus to the US economy was “effectively zero”, wrote economists Christiane Baumeister and Lutz Kilian in a Brookings paper in 2016. The boost to consumers from cheaper fuel was cancelled out by a slump in investment in the oil industry. As oil prices rebound, the overall impact on US growth is similarly likely to be very small, Mr Kilian says.

    But while growth may not be much different overall, its composition will be affected, with an investment boom in the oil industry offset by a drag on consumer spending.

    Cheaper oil handed a windfall to middle-income households, more than half of which was spent, according to research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Now, some of that boost is being withdrawn.

    The impact varies widely across different types of consumers. Rural households spent about 16 per cent more on petrol on average than urban households in 2016. Fuel accounted for 4 per cent of total household spending for middle-income Americans, but only 2.6 per cent for the highest earning fifth.

    There are already signs that higher fuel costs may be starting to have an effect. US retail sales excluding fuel, food and cars have been roughly flat since November, data from the commerce department showed on Monday.

    In effect, the boom in the hotspots of the oil industry such as west Texas, where truck drivers are being hired for $100,000 per year, is being paid for by consumers.

    One effect not yet seen from higher fuel prices is a drop-off in demand. Petrol consumption is likely to be slightly higher this summer than it was last year, the EIA has forecast.

    “People aren’t going to start cancelling trips with gasoline at $2.75, and probably not at $2.95,” says Tom Kloza, head of research at Oil Price Information Service.

    “If the economy keeps chugging along, you’ll have to see more than 25 cents more on the price before you see a significant demand response.”

    Additional reporting by Patti Waldmeir in Chicago

  22. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 2:11 pm

    “Former UK Ambassador to Syria: Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack Was Staged by Islamic Jihadi Propagandists, It Is Likely No One Died”

    Some honest British left.

  23. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 3:59 pm 

    Russian options in the Middle East, in case of war with the US:

    The Gulf can be sealed of for 100% by Iran and Russia. Hence Russia controls most if not all European oil supply.

    WSJ: “The better U.S. strategy is to … turn Syria into the Ayatollah’s Vietnam. Only when Russia and Iran began to pay a larger price in Syria will they have any incentive to negotiate an end to the war or even contemplate a peace based on dividing the country into ethnic-based enclaves.”

  24. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 4:28 pm 

    Putin NOOOO!!

  25. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 4:49 pm 

    False flags are real – US has a long history of lying to start wars

  26. Davy on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 4:50 pm 

    “The Gulf can be sealed of for 100% by Iran and Russia. Hence Russia controls most if not all European oil supply.”

    The US can seal off the gulf too dummy. That is a no brainer but brain dead people don’t get it.

    nedernazi, quit the empty links. If you are referencing something show the intelligence to say what in the reference is being used to support your assertion.

  27. Davy on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 4:55 pm 

    “The US is simply not prepared for this.”

    Sure dissident, what do you even know about the military situation there other than you are a rabid Canadian anti-American Russophile. Of course you are going to say that. This is the bedrock of your stupid agenda that is only concerned with Russian propaganda and could give a shit about the truth of what is happening there good or bad. You belong with the other groupies nedernazi, billy 3rd world, and greggie circle jerking your ignorance.

  28. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 5:03 pm 

    “The US can seal off the gulf too dummy. That is a no brainer but brain dead people don’t get it.”

    Of course it can. But you are missing the point that in both cases Europe would be driven in the arms of Russia (and by implication China).

    You are angry again, meathead… because you know you are losing.

    2025 at best.

    Chinese economy growing with 6.8% in Q1

  29. Cloggie on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 5:04 pm 

    “You belong with the other groupies nedernazi, billy 3rd world, and greggie circle jerking your ignorance.”

    Do you have any friends other than supertard? No? Can you think of a reason?

  30. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 5:31 pm 


    Macron: Europe Entering Age of ‘unprecedented’ Mass Migration, ‘shares Destiny’ With Africa

    He is just following orders! Don’t worry those big African migrants will have no problems planting seeds in little young whitey! They will get that birth count up! Problem solved!

    On a side note. I worked at a hotel once and there was black dude who worked there and was only 34 years old. And he had fathered 23 kids. And child support took half of every paycheck he received. Which is the max amount they can legally take.

  31. Davy on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 6:13 pm 

    “You are angry again, meathead… because you know you are losing.”

    You are the one obsessed with a fantasy world where you win. You are a very deranged person that could give a shit about the truth good or bad. It is all about a fantasy victory in your little mind. SICK

  32. Davy on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 6:15 pm 

    “Do you have any friends other than supertard? No? Can you think of a reason?”

    I have real friends not fake digital friends. You must be one lonely old man with no one. No wife, no kids, and no family just ugly people like your groupies to befriend.

  33. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 6:31 pm 

    Cash Me Outside girl gets her own reality show

  34. Boat on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 6:51 pm 

    You got to love the Clog sealing off the gulf throwing the EU in the arms of Russia. Clog you need to write movies for Netflix. That’s where the money is. PS, could you make that fence out of turbines please? You could call it….The greening of WWIII.

  35. fmr-paultard on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 7:05 pm 

    wow awesome women in combat news
    Female ex-Navy fighter pilot saved more than 100 passengers on Southwest flight after engine exploded at 32,000ft

    DailyMail shouldn’t mention female. Next time coordinate with me first before writing. more effect if left to tards like me to promote gender

  36. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 7:23 pm 

    I think clogg has severe mental illness everyone. We shouldn’t laugh at him. For example he keeps calling me Apeman..and I have no idea who that even is. He believes things based on no evidence. I bet he kills himself in a few years when the oil starts to run out. He would rather die I bet then admit he was wrong.

  37. Boat on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 7:50 pm 


    Clog was around when they invented dirt. You will be that age with doomers predicting demise of oil. Lol

    In a more serious note Putin is shutting down his opposition in Russia.

  38. makati1 on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 7:58 pm 

    Wow! what a collection of SUPERTARDS! MM, Davy, Boat and the tard himself! Those minds are so closed to reality that it must hurt. To live in a dying empire and no way out must be severely painful. But they have their 60″ TVs and 600 channels of porn aand propaganda to distract hem from reality.

    Cloggie may have a techie dream that will never come totally true, but a lot of his observations about Europe and Russia may be possible, and sounds reasonable, if Europe wakes up and tosses the Us/Uk on their asses outside the continent.

    The SUPERTARDS are perfect examples of America today. Ignorant, immature, immoral, greedy and totally brainwashed. Wave that flag covered in the blood of babies, children and innocent adults all you want. It will not save you from the coming pain and death, so well deserved.

  39. makati1 on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 8:21 pm 

    Escape route for Us tards…

    “4 Ways to get a Second Passport and Foreign Citizenship in 23 Countries”

    Good luck!

  40. fmr-paultard on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 8:49 pm 

    aswang, you scrawny little sh*t. did you rape a minor? come back to face justice

  41. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 8:51 pm 

    Madkat is easily duped because he is quick to hope! Here are six peer reviewed studies that prove a global collapse is near…

  42. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 8:54 pm 


    I am not a doomer I am a human. That is all.

  43. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 9:19 pm 

    Looks like Trump shut down that warmongering NeoCon Nikki “the babe” Haley.

  44. makati1 on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 9:25 pm 

    MM, “Peer reviewed” means shit. You have been totally brainwashed by those four years you claim to have been in college. You have shown no indication that that is a fact. Just the opposite, you constantly demonstrate your lack of education and maturity. A piece of paper does NOT indicate intelligence or education.

    You found a new source of bullshit I see.

  45. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 9:40 pm 


    Only one of those six papers have to accurate for you to be doomed. Just one. And if one is true than they all are true automatically. Sorry I will take evidence (Reason) over no reason like what you claim.

  46. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 9:46 pm 

    Famed War Reporter Dr Robert Fisk Reaches Syrian ‘Chemical Attack’ Site, Concludes “They Were Not Gassed”

  47. makati1 on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 9:46 pm 

    MM, none of then are ‘accurate’. They are already old news when they are published. Sorry.

  48. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 10:17 pm 


    No matter how much we deplore something it does not stop it from being true.

    -Richard Dawkins

  49. MASTERMIND on Tue, 17th Apr 2018 10:40 pm 

    Opioids of the Masses

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