Last week, US President Donald Trump ordered a precision strike against Syria in response to allegations that the Assad regime used chemical weapons—chlorine and Sarin gas—against civilians living the Syrian province of Douma. The Pentagon said over one hundred cruise missiles were fired at strategic targets, primarily supposed chemical weapon facilities, on the outskirts of Damascus. Although the Syrian government claimed to have intercepted upwards of seventy percent of the ordinance, the Department of Defense said all missiles struck their targets, and President Trump, echoing the words of George W. Bush, triumphantly tweeted, “Mission accomplished.”
During the strike, the world held a collective breath; the assault had ramifications that could have served as a catalyst for World War III. People watched and waited for Putin’s response, and then waited even longer. Only days earlier, Trump and Putin fought a proxy war via social media and news outlets: Trump tweeted America’s new smart weapons were unbeatable; Putin said diplomacy ought not to be conducted over Twitter and vowed to retaliate against any platforms launching strikes toward Russian assets in Syria.
But nothing happened. Not really. After all, President Putin is Assad’s ally and has since 2011 supported the internationally recognized government of Syria. In September 2015, the Federation Council, Russia’s upper House of Parliament, authorized Putin to use armed forces in Syria. Russia acknowledged that Russian strikes targeted not only ISIL, but also rebel groups in the Army of Conquest coalition like al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch–organizations purportedly funded and armed by the CIA.
In theory, Putin had every right to defend his ally and counterstrike the American, British, and French coalition. Instead, he issued only a verbal condemnation, saying the US and its allies had conducted an illegal attack and were trying to destabilize Syria’s lawfully elected government.
The question is why Putin risked losing face by not authorizing his own military response.
On the night of the attack, a Pentagon spokesperson said Russia was not given advance warning. If our sources are to be believed, that statement is an outright lie, evidenced by eleven Russian warships departing Syria’s Port of Tartus less than twenty-four hours beforehand. A Trump confidante, speaking under condition of anonymity, said the White House not only notified the Kremlin but also provided a comprehensive target package list two days before the first cruise missile struck Syrian soil.
His testimony is corroborated by the words of Strelnikov Isaac Stepanovich, who says Putin agreed to not respond militarily unless Russian troops came under fire, direct Russian assets were targeted, or the US led coalition suddenly opted to broaden its scope of targets. Putin, he said, had pressing issues on his mind that outweighed the significance of a limited strike that might kill a few dozen soldiers and a handful of civilians.
“President Putin still believes the Assad chemical strike never happened, that it’s a false flag event made by western Deep State operatives, probably acting on behalf of Isreal. But Trump promised to act, and Putin knew failure to act would result in Trump being humiliated by the western press, his people, and the democrats, too. Having Trump in power is better than Pence or the rise of another Obama. So Putin promised restraint. Because of that and he has greater problems to worry about—the Anunnaki.”
Was it not for the Russian-Anunnaki war raging through parts of Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan, the outcome of the Syrian attack might have been different. But Putin, Stepanovich added, is preoccupied with destroying a malevolent extraterrestrial race that one day could threaten all human life. The Anunnaki, experts at manipulation, may have insinuated themselves into American politics and be part of the Deep State working so desperately to foster anti-Russian sentiment among western nations.
“The Anunnaki love conflict, especially when it is between others,” Stepanovich said. “In this case, they misjudged Putin. If they were behind the Syria strike, they probably expected Putin to launch. We know now how these Anunnaki villains operate and think, and we pray others figure out their agenda before it’s too late.”