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Mattis tried to slow down the strike on Syria. Evidence is not enough

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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis tried to "slow the approaching strike" on Syria. His position was a reflection of the growing concern in the Pentagon that the Assad bombing could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West, writes The New York Times. The material is presented in the retelling of InoTV.


Mattis tried to slow down the strike on Syria. Evidence is not enough


In a private meeting at the White House, Mattis said that the United States, Britain and France should provide convincing evidence that the Assad government’s chemical weapons in the city of Duma, says the publication with reference to government sources.

At a public meeting of the House of Representatives of the US Senate, the head of the Pentagon also issued a warning that the response should be balanced to avoid aggravating the conflict.

We are trying to stop the killing of innocent people. But at the strategic level, it all comes down to not letting the situation go out of control ... if you understand what I'm getting at
- noted Mattis.

According to the source of The New York Times, the US Department of Defense has learned a lesson from the Iraqi campaign: without proper planning, a military invasion could go topsy-turvy. At the same time, the department is trying to make sure that Washington and its European allies will be able to justify before the world their attack on Syria against the background of the "sizzling criticism of Assad's most powerful partner, Russia."

Despite Mattis’s warnings, administration officials doubt that Trump will refuse to attack Syria. Especially since the day before he threatened to use new and “smart” rockets on Twitter.


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  1. impostor
    impostor April 13 2018 21: 07
    +18
    Hiley Likely (Highly likely)
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 13 2018 21: 12
      +3
      Who are we burying? Must be the victims of the Iraqi adventure?
      Quote: impostor
      Hiley Likely (Highly likely)
      1. impostor
        impostor April 13 2018 21: 17
        +2
        Who are we burying? Must be the victims of the Iraqi adventure?

        What do you think?
        1. 210ox
          210ox April 13 2018 21: 20
          +14
          But who knows. They stagger around the world, sometimes and rake in full, not so long ago in the same Nigeria.
          1. impostor
            impostor April 13 2018 21: 27
            +3
            Nigeria ... if not staging - there is justice after all ....
            1. Thrall
              Thrall April 13 2018 21: 41
              +15
              Trump, is it weak to come to Syria as a "winner of ISIS"? smile

              Latakia today
          2. stariy
            stariy April 13 2018 21: 27
            +5
            Quote: 210ox
            . Stagger around

            I would say jackals.
      2. Letun
        Letun April 13 2018 21: 26
        +12
        Quote: 210ox
        Who are we burying? Must be the victims of the Iraqi adventure?

        Listen, do you live on this site or what? You won’t stop by, so your first or second comment ... Sports, alcohol, women ... haven’t tried?
        1. 210ox
          210ox April 13 2018 21: 29
          +7
          He didn’t show up for a couple of weeks. He started drinking alcohol, women ... well, he’ll soon go to bed .. hi
          Quote: Letun
          Quote: 210ox
          Who are we burying? Must be the victims of the Iraqi adventure?

          Listen, do you live on this site or what? You won’t stop by, so your first or second comment ... Sports, alcohol, women ... haven’t tried?
          1. Inok10
            Inok10 April 14 2018 00: 25
            +6
            Quote: 210ox
            He didn’t show up for a couple of weeks. He started drinking alcohol, women ... well, he’ll soon go to bed ..

            ... 12 comments, registration date November 485, 6 ... many Starozhilov-Dear ... 2016-4 times less activity ... with registration dates 5-2012 ... wink
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 13 2018 21: 58
        +4
        Quote: 210ox
        Who are we burying? Must be the victims of the Iraqi adventure?

        The American oilmen are returning from the shift.
      4. Rostovchanin
        Rostovchanin April 14 2018 05: 10
        0
        Well rushed ...
        1. Rostovchanin
          Rostovchanin April 14 2018 05: 26
          0
          RIA transmits about 20 intercepted missiles, SANA about 13
    2. stariy
      stariy April 13 2018 21: 25
      +2
      Quote: impostor
      Hiley Likely (Highly likely)

      Exactly !!! High probability !!!
    3. loki565
      loki565 April 13 2018 22: 22
      0
      Our Kamaz hikes there traveled the entire desert, pay attention in the video for 3min 25 sec, the Kamaz tires erased to zero))) it’s time to change and in general I thought that the herringbone pattern doesn’t work for the desert, it’s necessary to put it like on DAKAR KAMAZ
  2. 210ox
    210ox April 13 2018 21: 09
    +9
    Raging dog, are you this? And why so, the textures are sweating?
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii April 13 2018 21: 13
      +6
      No need to put him in the paint, he already behaves like a naughty dog smile
      1. 210ox
        210ox April 13 2018 21: 17
        +4
        Vitaly, it’s only Kubrick’s “All-metal shell” sergeant is ready to bite everyone at the same time .. But in reality .. It's not Hollywood, doggie, they can strangle it.
        Quote: ul_vitalii
        No need to put him in the paint, he already behaves like a naughty dog smile
    2. helmi8
      helmi8 April 13 2018 21: 13
      +3
      Quote: 210ox
      Why are the textures sweating?

      Testicles ... wink Unlike some civilians, he understands the possible consequences. Scary, however ...
      1. 210ox
        210ox April 13 2018 21: 22
        +1
        Sorry, corrected. hi
        Quote: helmi8
        Quote: 210ox
        Why are the textures sweating?

        Testicles ... wink Unlike some civilians, he understands the possible consequences. Scary, however ...
    3. MKPU-115
      MKPU-115 April 13 2018 21: 14
      +2
      Quote: 210ox
      Raging dog, are you this? And why so, the textures are sweating?

      The mad dog sensed that they might send it to the soap factory, but she was the only skin.
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii April 13 2018 21: 27
        +2
        Yes, and spring, drawn to the girls. smile
    4. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 13 2018 21: 35
      +2
      Quote: 210ox
      Why are the textures sweating?

      whoever changed his pants, they’ve already suffered ... wink
      1. Solomon Kane
        Solomon Kane April 13 2018 21: 46
        +7
        Why not be afraid - and suddenly, it’s true that Putin took Poseidon for his gills .....
        1. Masya masya
          Masya masya April 13 2018 21: 51
          +1
          Quote: Solomon Kane
          Putin "Poseidon" for the "gills"

          there is no one who wants to check yet ....
          1. Solomon Kane
            Solomon Kane April 13 2018 21: 55
            +6
            And then, like it or not: presidents come and go, but one life .... winked
    5. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 13 2018 22: 01
      +4
      Quote: 210ox
      Raging dog, are you this? And why so, the textures are sweating?

      Sweat here. Previously, they had enough threats, but now they realized that the incorrect presentation of a claim threatens a scuffle with the prospect of losing a dominant position in the global gates.
    6. Lelek
      Lelek April 13 2018 22: 59
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      Raging dog, are you this? And why so, the textures are sweating?

      hi
      Surprised, Dmitry. Really forgot that n ** dos prefer to rake the heat with the wrong hands. There French and British Tobacco expressed a desire to participate in the cutting of the carcass of Syria in front of Sherkhan. The claws are already sharpening and rumbling with anticipation, but what will be the requiem, either they don’t represent, or the tower was demolished.
  3. ALEXXX1983
    ALEXXX1983 April 13 2018 21: 10
    +4
    Suddenly hear this from the US Secretary of Defense.
    Really start to think?
  4. polpot
    polpot April 13 2018 21: 11
    +6
    War is not poker! It can not be announced when it pleases! "
  5. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 April 13 2018 21: 11
    +5
    “Mattis tried to“ slow down ”the strike on Syria. There is not enough evidence” - yeah, everyone believed it, they realized that in return they would miss the change in full. The Saxons understand and respect only power, well, they have such a nature, the genotype is a kind word with a gun attached to the temple, otherwise it does not reach.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun April 13 2018 22: 45
      +2
      Quote: MKPU-115
      Saxons understand and respect only power, well, they have such a nature, genotype -

      These Saxons are the first here.
      1. Rake up the heat with the wrong hands and pit others.
      2. This nation of shaitans has completely genocidal the people of Tasmania.
      3. This nation has staged millionth calf sacrifices in Ireland, India. And in countries alone, And over 10 million.
      4. This nation is the inventor of the "end of the camps" - Boers.
      5. This nation and the Koralevskaya family, the main accomplices of the 2nd World War.
      6. To list the rot and miasma of this vile culture ... D. Cameron seems to have entered the club of the elite, the genitals suval in the jaws of pork while devoting .... goat worship to an idol.
      7. The deaths of citizens and former ... already rolls over in England .. you can continue for a long time ..... you need to punish hard.
      8. Times are changing and their insular position is no longer an advantage.
      9. This is to the rest of the galaxy of convicts of the Saxons.
      United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand.
      All under attack as a whole naglia.
    2. TiRex
      TiRex April 14 2018 10: 22
      0
      Well? Slowed down?
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 13 2018 21: 13
    +1
    An example of ordinary demagogy and hypocrisy, which simultaneously gives the trump an excuse to pull off with a missile attack by Syria, having been confirmed that he “was waiting for the results of the investigation of the chemical attack in Syria!” Most likely this is a deliberate play-off of trump.
    1. Masya masya
      Masya masya April 13 2018 22: 09
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      a reason to pull off a missile attack in Syria, having been confirmed that he “was waiting for the results of the investigation of the chemical attack in Syria!” Most likely this is a deliberate play-off of trump.

      Or is it a reason to give trump, play back?
  7. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich April 13 2018 21: 17
    +6
    The military are seated in the Pentagon - at least for all the flaws of the Western mentality, for the Western faith in their infallibility and exclusivity, with all double and other standards, UNDERSTAND that there is a certain limit in farce, behind which they are already beating a white and fluffy face. Therefore, if your captain plays with words in social networks, this does not mean. what is reality request So you have to deal with verbal masturbation - in the common people demagoguery - so as not to aggravate the buffoonery as the light of American democracy, and of America as a whole ...
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 13 2018 21: 19
    +4
    Mattis finally realized that they would make him extreme. And Russian missiles will begin to KILL his guys (for the cause, by the way) seriously. The “Wagnerites” have already “strewed” the striped-eared ... and now we have to get acquainted with our air defense, and (possibly) with the “Bastion” and “Dagger” ... Even the drowning of one pelvis Matissu will not be forgiven. And if the attack falls on an aircraft carrier ... They can drown under the guise and a couple of boats - there the British have threatened to move their entire fleet ...
    In short - the military understood - to die for them ... And they didn’t really want to ...
  9. dr.star75
    dr.star75 April 13 2018 21: 20
    +1
    Come on. they’ve almost gone off, and here Russia: nifiga, evidence!
  10. jncnfdybr
    jncnfdybr April 13 2018 21: 24
    0
    Accustomed to impunity. And then the answer can fly in.)
  11. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 13 2018 21: 31
    +1
    But at the strategic level, it all comes down to preventing the situation from getting out of control ... if you understand what I'm getting at

    And you want to live like that! But there is no facts to break away ...
    1. Solomon Kane
      Solomon Kane April 13 2018 22: 01
      +3
      James Mattis tried to “slow down”

      ..... belay Mon Dieu! Mon général! And you have drisch? !!!!! crying
  12. dr.star75
    dr.star75 April 13 2018 21: 34
    +1
    Half-breed, not sts! Crap! I already got sick of waiting from the caches. The strongest will chew.
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 40
      +1
      Buried deeper survive soldier soldier soldier
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    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 14
      0
      They will not appreciate here soldier
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit April 13 2018 22: 24
        +3
        Quote: abvgdeika
        They will not appreciate here

        Where are yours? The entire Arab world (and not only) is sharpening its teeth on Israel. Not scary? In which case, you have nowhere to hide. Or are you so cool, out of state?
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 41
          0
          Our homes. And I have a bed M16 soldier
          1. Orionvit
            Orionvit April 13 2018 22: 45
            +1
            Quote: abvgdeika
            A skill on the bed M17

            Will help? I would be in your place, I did not really hope, especially when a crowd of brutal Arabs, or Iranians, lurks. The laws of karma, even though you do not believe in it. Times change, nothing lasts forever.
            1. abvgdeika
              abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 00
              0
              We ourselves are a crowd, come take soldier
              1. Orionvit
                Orionvit April 13 2018 23: 05
                +1
                Yes, you like us to one place. We have enough of yours. I understand that you live there, so think.
                1. abvgdeika
                  abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 16
                  0
                  It’s good, I wouldn’t want to quarrel with the Russians !!!!!!
            2. sounddoc
              sounddoc April 13 2018 23: 07
              +1
              Quote: abvgdeika
              Our homes. And I have a bed M16 soldier

              "Aunt Gretchen had three toilets ....." Well, you know))))))
          2. Golovan Jack
            Golovan Jack April 13 2018 22: 52
            +1
            Quote: abvgdeika
            I have M16 on the bed

            Javelin did not lie there, where is the thread near the wall? wink
            And about M16 - I know these your habits, I visited you, I saw.
            1. abvgdeika
              abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 01
              0
              No Javelin, I'm not kidding about M16 soldier
  14. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 13 2018 22: 00
    +1
    mad dog hike only with mad dwarfs
  15. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 13 2018 22: 02
    +1
    run fools
  16. abvgdeika
    abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 11
    0
    The Pentagon is trembling, but NATO soldiers will tremble it
    1. prapor75m
      prapor75m April 13 2018 22: 21
      +3
      You wrote it yesterday, boredom, NATO soldiers are already thinking about mass demobilization lol
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      2. abvgdeika
        abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 36
        0
        If you are bored, NATO soldiers will make you laugh good
        1. prapor75m
          prapor75m April 13 2018 23: 16
          +2
          and soon the Palestinians, just do not make laugh and upset wink
          1. abvgdeika
            abvgdeika April 14 2018 00: 00
            0
            Yes, I do not like to hurt people
      3. Terenin
        Terenin April 13 2018 22: 51
        +6
        Quote: prapor75m
        NATO soldiers are already thinking about mass demobilization

        Well, if so, then there are still sane people. NATO should read correctly on the stone: you’ll go to the right - a massive demobilization, drinks and you’ll go to the left - mass burial crying
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 03
          0
          And just how?
          1. Terenin
            Terenin April 13 2018 23: 10
            +6
            Quote: abvgdeika
            And just how?

            And directly - it is necessary to remove the "stone" from the road in the form of "American exclusivity." And, with the rest of the members, the fantasy will end quickly and return home alive.
            1. abvgdeika
              abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 58
              +2
              In principle, I agree, the Americans go too far !!!!!
  17. Vard
    Vard April 13 2018 22: 16
    +1
    Everything repeats ... At first it’s a tragedy .... Then the circus and the clowns .... He’s a general, an informed person ... So he knows that the American and Russian armed forces really stand .... He counted and decided ... It’s not worth it it is ...
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 47
      0
      When I left the USSR, I also thought that the Russian bandits are the most gangsters in the world laughing
      1. rrrd
        rrrd April 14 2018 00: 54
        +1
        I thought so too., But then changed my mind. The Triad and Yakudze are the most gangster.
  18. Orionvit
    Orionvit April 13 2018 22: 20
    +1
    the day before, he threatened to use new and smart rockets on Twitter.
    As I understand it, diplomatic channels of interaction between countries no longer work. Facebook and Twitter rule. laughing
  19. Guillon
    Guillon April 13 2018 22: 23
    0
    Proof of? Yes, the US has no evidence! Nebenzya at the UN proved this, as well as Konashenkov at a briefing! There is no evidence and never will be! stop
    So roll up the mattresses and take your manat from Syria, until you have raked in full !!! angry soldier
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 55
      0
      Forward soldier soldier Homeland is calling ....
      1. AleksPol
        AleksPol April 13 2018 23: 02
        0
        Well, why are you showing off, the laurels of Zhvanetsky peace do not give?
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 14
          0
          I do not sleep at night !!!!
  20. bone1
    bone1 April 13 2018 22: 25
    0
    What, with a smart look, discuss what Trump will do? fellow Trump himself does not know what kind of thinking, in an hour, he will come to his head. laughing
    1. Beltasir matyagu
      Beltasir matyagu April 13 2018 22: 39
      +1
      Trump is acting on the circumstances. There is a complete serpentarium. Or didn’t you notice what kind of squabble in the states? Anyone who survived several bankruptcies and did not go to the trash can not be a fool
      1. bone1
        bone1 April 13 2018 22: 47
        +1
        Under what circumstances? The president who governs the world via Twitter is already a diagnosis, and this one during the day posted: 1 attack will be in the next 24-48 hours 2 let's disarm, 3 but I did not say that there will be an attack at all. fellow
        And as for serpentarium, there is a proverb- "what is such a pop and parish."
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 54
          0
          There will be an attack, do not worry soldier
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          2. Do not care
            Do not care April 14 2018 04: 25
            0
            Quote: abvgdeika
            There will be an attack, do not worry soldier


            Already coming
            1. YELLOWSTONE
              YELLOWSTONE April 14 2018 05: 17
              0
              started on Friday the 13th? America will remember this for a long time (at best).
  21. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu April 13 2018 22: 26
    +1
    Seeing the signal from the secret heads of the global hydra came in the form of a friend hanging from a dog’s collar or intelligence showed a disappointing alignment smelling very good for a military group. We saw the imperial stormtroopers on the pier with binoculars and casually sheathed turbolazers along the coastline and the silhouette of an unfinished death star surrounded by starships in the light of the rising moon over Manhattan. Or maybe over Oklahoma at hypersonic speed they suddenly entered the atmosphere and self-destructed by no-not-observable “meteorites” causing the whole command to be strongly substantiated. Such a spectacle can sometimes even sober up sobering. And they are all conceived as if in an alcoholic intoxication. Something like that.
    1. bone1
      bone1 April 13 2018 22: 50
      0
      Not exactly, they are conceived by the parents conceived in a drug intoxication.
    2. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 22: 57
      0
      Burn ischo ..... Respect .....
  22. newcomer
    newcomer April 13 2018 22: 53
    0
    I’m sorry, colleagues, but the news is serious, the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Army Haftar Emer in a Paris hospital, like a stroke. subtracted on the “Comte“.
  23. kaserog
    kaserog April 13 2018 22: 54
    0
    Quote: abvgdeika
    Our homes. And I have a bed M16 soldier

    keep on outstretched arms so that the molten metal does not drip on the official uniform winked
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 13 2018 23: 11
      0
      So M16 is also public laughing
      1. askme
        askme April 14 2018 00: 43
        0
        Yes, no difference. You will have solid glass. You are lucky there, you won’t even have time to feel anything, if that ....)
        1. abvgdeika
          abvgdeika April 14 2018 01: 35
          0
          Who will bomb it ?????
          1. askme
            askme April 14 2018 02: 27
            0
            Materialized Mutual Hatred.
  24. Whisper
    Whisper April 14 2018 00: 28
    +1
    Who wants to quarrel with a Russian soldier?
    1. abvgdeika
      abvgdeika April 14 2018 05: 21
      0
      NATO soldier
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE April 14 2018 05: 25
        +1
        it passes quickly, Israel is near, radiation in the desert is especially dangerous
        or do you have a kibbutz for the production of the food mix of the future from cockroaches?
  25. askme
    askme April 14 2018 00: 40
    0
    The loop of Anaconda is tightened on the necks of Trump and Mattis ....
  26. rrrd
    rrrd April 14 2018 01: 01
    +1
    Let's be realistic. Our base is against the coalition, and now if the AUG is still suitable. There is nothing! about 200 plus or minus tamagawak + active interference, with 400 it will choke.
    1. askme
      askme April 14 2018 02: 34
      0
      those who sincerely believe this are stupid people.
    2. Z_G_R
      Z_G_R April 14 2018 02: 59
      +1
      here the essence of the issue is much wider. Yes, we have less power there and yes, if desired, they will smash us there. But immediately after that, even if a full-scale nuclear war does not start, Putin will understand that he has two allies, an army and a navy, and no partners in the west or elsewhere. And then Russia will embark on the path of full-fledged independent development, and this for the West is tantamount to a large-scale nuclear war. This is the beginning of the end for them. In the meantime, we play according to their scripts and do what they need. Therefore, do not expect anything serious)
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE April 14 2018 05: 31
        +1
        therefore, it is necessary to stop, and for example, begin to concentrate on the Baltic states, especially since there were 10 NATO troops there and they have something to lose in Europe, as well as in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria itself, Norway, Turkey, and Alaska.
        let the rest of Europe still think about whether this psycho, exceptional, is on her way.
  27. Clone
    Clone April 14 2018 01: 04
    +2
    At a public meeting of the House of Representatives of the US Senate, the head of the Pentagon also warned that the response should be balanced in order to avoid exacerbation of the conflictbut...
    ___________________
    I can assume why the Americans and the other democrats who were roaming in unison did not utter the short, but weighty in content, word "Boom!"
    I am sure that they "sit", but do not shine, on all our domestic Sites and Forums relevant analysts from foreign countries and carefully monitor the reaction of Russian citizens to the opening "prospect" of the third world ... Naturally, these are subjects not only Russian-speaking, but also thinking Russian. Who! It’s clear that the defectors ... but not the stupid propagandists of "universal values" working for sugar bone, but real specialists ...
    What analysts could see ... The population, under the threat of war, "took up the pitchfork" and requires immediate resignation, do you know whom? No! Are Russian citizens rushing about in fear and panic, buying up cereals and begging for friendship with the "civilized world"? Also no! More and more the situation is being traced, as they say, - "Cap on the ground!" For the motherland! For Stalin! For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland! In principle, the slogan is not important, the general mood of society is important ... And such unanimity not only surprises, deserves respect, but also scares.
    What are the conclusions? The Russians, for some purely Russian reasons, were not afraid of either sanctions or possible hostilities with disastrous consequences for everyone! The opinion of the overwhelming majority of Russian citizens can be denoted by one sentence- "And let's pull America to the very end!" And this is the most intelligent expression ...
    Not, of course, there is another opinion of liberally painted subjects of law, but against the all-Russian background it looks like a cowardly and miserable squeak of a tailed creature caught in a rat trap.
    Something like this. My opinion. request
  28. viktor.
    viktor. April 14 2018 01: 32
    0
    [/ b] We are trying to stop the killing of innocent people. [b] I have no words request , can someone tell me how to name it correctly so as not to be banned? recourse
  29. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov April 14 2018 03: 00
    0
    World War III lasted 40 minutes on Trump's Twitter account. Trump capitulated. Russia, as usual, did not appear at war.
  30. Moskovit
    Moskovit April 14 2018 04: 18
    0
    How everyone had fun when Trump came to power. Now the hangover has come. Will it come to the American people
  31. Livonetc
    Livonetc April 14 2018 05: 15
    0
    Wait ....
  32. 76rtbr
    76rtbr April 14 2018 05: 17
    0
    already hrenachat in Syria s, paddling and creaking !!
  33. ochakow703
    ochakow703 April 14 2018 05: 23
    0
    The Americans hit with their pack! Have we sent them our indignation?
  34. igorka357
    igorka357 April 14 2018 05: 28
    0
    Yes, they’ve already hit ..