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US Syria Strategy “A Succession Of Failures Divorced From Reality”

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It is now confirmed that the US' claim that all its missiles hit their targets in Syria is a propaganda lie, and that Russia's claim of intercepting 71 of 103 or 105 missiles is either very accurate, or entirely accurate. We know that the US claim is false right off the bat, because video proof shows one of the US' missiles being knocked out of the sky above Damascus: https://youtu.be/Vx5ez_KuV5c So, we know that the US' claim of all its missiles hitting their targets is false. But how false? And, conversely, how accurate is Syria and Russia's own claim about the number of missiles intercepted by old Soviet-era anti-missile systems? Well, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based anti-Assad human rights organization which is regularly quoted by US and UK mainstream news media,

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It is now confirmed that the US' claim that all its missiles hit their targets in Syria is a propaganda lie, and that Russia's claim of intercepting 71 of 103 or 105 missiles is either very accurate, or entirely accurate.

We know that the US claim is false right off the bat, because video proof shows one of the US' missiles being knocked out of the sky above Damascus:

https://youtu.be/Vx5ez_KuV5c

So, we know that the US' claim of all its missiles hitting their targets is false. But how false? And, conversely, how accurate is Syria and Russia's own claim about the number of missiles intercepted by old Soviet-era anti-missile systems?

Well, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based anti-Assad human rights organization which is regularly quoted by US and UK mainstream news media, observed the US attack on Syria, and reported they witnessed in-excess of 65 of the US' missiles that Trump bragged about being successfully intercepted:

http://www.syriahr.com/en/?p=89324

And Syrian MP also cheered the overwhelming failure of the US' newest "smart" missile on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/985057769270235136

Additionally, Syria has just agreed to purchase a bunch more Russian anti-missiles after witnessing the performance of the ones they already have against the US, UK, and France's best missiles.

All in all, I think it looks like the US government is extremely humiliated by the overwhelming failure of its newest "smart" missiles, and is trying to cover up its extreme embarrassment. And the motivation for the US government to lie is obvious (though entirely unjustified):

The US government wants to protect its pride after a mostly-failed attack using its bragged-about newest "smart" missiles. It would be an absolute PR nightmare for the US if it was revealed that its best missiles were no match for Soviet ancient anti-missile systems (which Russia is selling much newer versions of).

The US' largely-failed attack is a huge threat to US arms sales, and to the appearance and assumption of US power, control, and domination.

And at the same time, the US likely wants to deny Russia the highly positive PR and marketing win for its anti-missile systems that the US / UK / France attack failure has created (hence Syria is now buying a bunch more anti-missile systems from Russia).

But the blatant propaganda lies that the US is now seemingly spreading are not justified by that.

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