Thursday, 27 April 2017
Damascus Airport rocked by series of blasts – reports
27 April, 2017
Several large explosions have reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Damascus airport, triggering a large fire, according to Syrian media.
The incident was reported by Al-Mayadeen TV, as well as Reuters and AFP citing Syrian monitoring groups.
#BREAKING 'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor
4:10 PM - 27 Apr 2017
Witnesses shared photos and videos showing the blasts and burning fuel or gas, claiming that the incident took place near Damascus International Airport.
The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. Meanwhile, conflicting unconfirmed reports have emerged, suggesting either an airstrike or the bombing of a gas pipeline.
#HappeningNow #BREAKING #Damascus air port under fire tonight. Multiple explosions are rocking the air port where many fighter jets are.
2:03 PM - 27 Apr 2017
According to “senior” Syrian rebel sources who spoke to Reuters, the blasts allegedly struck an ammunition warehouse “used by Iranian-backed forces.” At least five explosions were reported, although it was not clear if they were caused by a missile or an airstrike.
Syrian authorities are yet to comment on the incident.
Damascus International Airport was the country's busiest air hub before hostilities erupted in 2011. Since the onset of the Syrian war, most international airlines have ceased flights to Damascus.
BREAKING: Reports that Israel air raid strikes Damascus International Airport
27 April, 2017
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 A.M.) – Preliminary reports have emerged that an Israeli air raid has targeted Damascus International Airport or its perimeters.
This cannot be independently verified by Al-Masdar News at this moment however.
Photos have emerged of burning fuel or gas at the international airport.
The reports say that there were five airstrikes against the airport or its vicinity.
It has not been revealed yet the nature of the damage to the airport, but the strikes occurred at around 03:25 A.M. local time.
The Damascus International Airport is still used for civilian flights, including routes to Qamishli in Syria’s northeast, Tehran in Iran and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates
Newsweek troll left speechless by Russia's Maria Zakharova
Newsweek’s biggest troll on the subject of Russia and Ukraine, Owen Matthews, was joined in the studio of a Russian TV show by Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson. The subject at hand was the inadmissibility of Western propaganda, as it pertains to Russian Foreign policy – but Freudian slips can be a real menace! Matthews, several times and unbeknownst to himself, stated that Western mainstream media does in deed partake in propaganda against the Russian Federation. Skilfully, Maria pinpoints where he went wrong.
One irony of the situation is that Matthews, working from his Moscow bureau, is probably on triple the salary of his RT counterparts. Imagine if RT employees in Washington, received 3 times the standard industry salary? That would all be part of “Putin’s propaganda machine” surely.
US and Western corporate media are only “non-governmental” in name, but receive funds from moneyed interests ("corporate") as well as “non-governmental” agencies, funded in the end by none other than US taxpayers via USAID.
Therefore, just because one has a ‘middle man company sponsor’ to cover for it, does not mean that the news source is not government sponsored or linked to official foreign policy interest. RT and Sputnik do not hide behind a manipulative façade and state their sources of funding openly – it’s the Western viewer that seems to be duped the most.
PS- when was the last time a US political show hosted a pro-Russian candidate?
I do not believe that tiny North Korea is a threat to the United States any more than other countries that it has invaded and/or bombed back to the Stone Age.
Kim’s regime might be paranoid but they are not suicidal and any response, such as the one described below, will be a direct response to US (and allies’) aggression.
REPORT: N KOREA ‘SPACE NUKE’ PROGRAM GREATER THREAT THAN ICBMS
US largely defenseless to EMP attack from space
Launched from a satellite, a small nuclear warhead only needs to explode 300 miles above the Earth to knock out a power grid – and the US is largely defenseless to such an EMP attack North Korea could potentially deliver.
Can Marine Le Pen Win?
Can Marine Le Pen upset the odds and beat the establishment lackey Macron?
Front National parliamentary candidate Tony Thommes joins me to break it down