Local defense systems didn’t stand a chance against Syria strike - def. expert

  • Published on Apr 8, 2017
  • Only 23 of the nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles hit their intended targets at Syria’s Shayrat airbase Thursday night, according to the Russian defense ministry. The airstrike caused at least 7 deaths. Russia’s military did not use their S-400 missile defense systems to retaliate, but announced that they will suspend their information-sharing with the US. Ian Williams, associate director of the international security program the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Ed Schultz and RT America’s Anya Parampil to discuss potential risks in the escalation of the tense regional situation.
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Comments • 1 178

  • Gegoy Espi
    Gegoy Espi Month ago

    This guy is a liar, he won't tell the truth, he would rather divert ,to favor America , what the Russians have was something the Americans don't, have and they would rather favor the Western media , rather than tell the truth

  • Tchinablue Khurvinus
    Tchinablue Khurvinus 7 months ago

    Stupid guy, really a liar, this is how the Americans divert truths ,this is totally a big lie from the Western idiots 😁

  • Tchinablue Khurvinus
    Tchinablue Khurvinus 7 months ago

    Stupid defense representative ,favoring the Western lies ,idiot 😱😛😜

  • jim nassar
    jim nassar 8 months ago

    uohn 316

  • Jermane Lawrence
    Jermane Lawrence 9 months ago

    More life savin machine two much life takin machines 😍

  • Austin Carlson
    Austin Carlson 9 months ago

    Russia didn't use es400 because then they would have to prove it actually works like all their other pretend weapons that they made with their Atari video game Russia's too scared to tell the truth cuz it makes them small in the world's eyes so they got to play telephone tough guy

  • Renee Giese
    Renee Giese 10 months ago

    Ivan has a Vodka economy and a weak currency

  • James Kelman
    James Kelman 10 months ago

    The U S used depleted uranium munitions in Iraq, that is far more Henious a crime than any gas attack could be!

  • powerone1
    powerone1 11 months ago

    Russia is all over the place with how many missiles it claims were shot down, because it is pulling the number out of its ass. They just don't want to admit how useless the air defense systems it gave to Syria are. 😂😂😂😂😂🤣

  • Dong Disciple
    Dong Disciple 11 months ago

    RT Russian propaganda tv

  • pron777
    pron777 Year ago

    LOL all US missiles hit their targets; look at targets, it's hit multiple times.

  • Merlin5by5
    Merlin5by5 Year ago

    Not according to PUBLIC Satellite photos. The Base looks like a dog dragged it's shitty ass across Syria

  • ARSHAN Soleymanian Far

    still they keep the trash talk jesus..............

  • Alexander Todt
    Alexander Todt Year ago

    Les russes prennent vraiment les autres pour de pauvres cons avec leur propagande infantile (nous avones les plus … les remarquables…, les imparables...les plus rapides...etc). Hitler-putin avait déclaré qu'il descendrait (avec ses merveilleux et imparables missiles) tout avion isrelein qui viendrait bombarder en Syrie. On attend encore. J'aimais bien la russie avant mais depuis quelques mois la propagande frénétique et ridicule de ce vibrion de poutine est insupportable.

  • AnzacPT
    AnzacPT Year ago


  • G Lopez
    G Lopez Year ago

    Gee you tell me that the guys who invented the Cruise missile system did not plan on it being used against them ?

  • Devontè DeShay
    Devontè DeShay Year ago

    Williams is a embarrassing fool and and another mouth peace for the Trump the clown ministration, Syrian army haven't used chemical weapons pretext for keeping the war going in Syria with the United States feeding the fire, next target is Iran .

  • Acuravigor47
    Acuravigor47 Year ago

    Who is lying? US reports all missiles hit their targets. Rt say only 23. Who is lying?

  • Aleksandar be together not the same

    DEAGH yo zionist USA evil country die alredy

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue Year ago

      Aleksandar be together not the same
      Fuck russia

  • Thinker ,
    Thinker , Year ago

    Not true....they can't tell how many hit the ground

  • JC
    JC Year ago +1

    Again, as always, the Russians lie, typical!

  • Alan Dambroso
    Alan Dambroso Year ago

    How do the Russians know what they were targeted for...? They have a spy in the Pentagon ??

  • Patrice Ortovent
    Patrice Ortovent Year ago

    How painful people can be to listen, more idiocy for entertaining the masses who are tied watching futile talks. Next please

  • Joao Cruz
    Joao Cruz Year ago

    Portugal wants a multipolar world without petro-dollars and the military-industrial complex design by zionist to fade out and disappear from the new world order and the Russian China Iran Syria European partners creat a new globalised humanity! End Nato and create with peace and prosperous nations a better world without the axis of greed USA UK And Israel.

  • Bruce MacKinnon
    Bruce MacKinnon Year ago

    This American guy believes manufacturers bulldust. Very difficult to hit? Funny, majority were, often with 40 year old missiles.

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue Year ago

      Bruce MacKinnon
      You dont know shit

  • Classical music 74

    This guy on RT better study on his information to the public. This channel must be a hater of America. Syrian's defense system is not comparable to ours and tried to shoot down after the raid was completed. There was an American ship in the area but real attacks came from the Red Sea. That was the reason there were no shooting down on the missiles by Russia even though they threatened the attack.

  • atomic3939
    atomic3939 Year ago +1

    Syria didn't shoot down a damn thing. This is just Russian comedy at it's finest.

  • Egypt Son
    Egypt Son Year ago

    is he talking facts or paranoia?

  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis Year ago

    Thumb down due to the hosts on RT. They pretend to be Americans but are obviously supporting Russian disinformation.

  • J Bolo
    J Bolo Year ago

    Please replace Ed Schultz

  • Jimmy world
    Jimmy world Year ago

    Youre all uninformed and guessing. Go away.

  • Ron G
    Ron G Year ago

    Fuck this guy. Lying Zionist POS.

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue Year ago

      Ronny S.
      The truth hurts lol

  • Paul Kersey
    Paul Kersey Year ago +2


  • Michael Warhurst
    Michael Warhurst Year ago

    Assad is preventing the Saudi's and huge American corporations from completing a natural gas pipeline from the Emerates to Europe depriving Russia of valuable income from their gas pipeline through the Ukraine
    (This is why Obama & friends - Soros- coordinated and backed $$$ to get rid of a duly elected pro detente with Russia - President of Ukraine, in the 'orange' revolution; which installed an America paid off fascist klepto as President who would use every method to provoke Russia including depriving the vast majority Russian population in eastern Ukraine for the last 300 years or so, of food, medical supplies, all government resources for schools, hospitals etc. in an effort to starve them out! )
    Getting back to Assad who refused this pipeline to go through Syria which is the only possible route.. So America created ISIS (see Clinton & Libya "rebels") and via Clinton/ISIS (NOT rebels!!) - GAVE weapons to ISIS/Sunni terrorists) to go get Assad which fortunately even with billions of aid to ISIS (fake rebels labelled and re-branded by NWO into rebels but truly ISIS) Assad's army was on the verge of defeating and driving ISIS out of Syria. THERE WAS NO REASON FOR ASSAD TO USE POISON GAS - HE HAS THE ISIS/REBELS DEFEATED EXCEPT FOR A VERY FEW WHO HE WAS ABOUT TO WIPE OUT AS A FIGHTING FORCE!!! HOWEVER IT WAS HUGELY TO THE ADVANTAGE OF ISIS/NWO,MINIONS, HANGING BY A THREAD, WHO WERE FIGHTERS AND THEIR WALL STREET CRIMINAL BANKER BACKERS!!

  • Steven Yuen
    Steven Yuen Year ago +1

    What the u.s has in its arsenal is beyond doubt the most advance something all you commenting on this thread will ever know. They dont parade their weapons like other countries. A conventional war u.s all day hands down

  • son vult
    son vult Year ago

    PROOOOOOOPAGANDA. Pretty sure more than 20 something hit. Shouldn't be in bed with terrorists who use chemical weapons.

  • mvpmickey1
    mvpmickey1 Year ago +1

    Probably made in China
    Buy 1 Take 1, Black Friday deal

  • Abraham Philip
    Abraham Philip Year ago

    The Pentagon assement can be taken with a pinch of salt, considering that the whole episode was based on a "Lie" through a "False Flag" operation , rather notorious at it, off the synagogues of satan.

  • manzanaresantonio
    manzanaresantonio Year ago +2

    Russian technology= garbage full of propaganda!
    Has anybody ever seen a Product made by Russia besides Vodka, Gas and Whores? Of course the answer will be "No"!! :))
    Comparing Russian Technology to The standards of world Technology which is Western, Japanese and South Korean technology is pretty naive and laughable!

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue Year ago +1


  • Elijah
    Elijah Year ago

    How did it get from 105 to 60

    • Hildugard
      Hildugard Year ago

      Elijah This is from last year.

  • Micheal Beers
    Micheal Beers Year ago +1

    The Russians didn't engage there air defense system....the Russian made Syrian air defense system launched 40 missiles....AFTER the last cruise missile struck its target. The 40 missiles launched by Syria didn't hit a mother fucking thing.

  • Victorious Yankee
    Victorious Yankee Year ago +1

    I guess the silly russians decided not to use their highly touted hypersonic missiles to defend their pals in Syria.It seemed like the perfect time to show us Capitalist pigs what russian tech was all about bit I guess bilbo putin was too scared.What a sawed off little pussy putin is...just like trump.

  • jcfartson
    jcfartson Year ago +1

    literally russian propoganda

  • Arlan T.
    Arlan T. Year ago +2

    "RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government"

  • David Williamson
    David Williamson Year ago +1

    Hahahaha he shit that gobby woman up 😂

    THIS IS OUR TIME Year ago +2


    ROBIN WILTON Year ago +1

    Ed the Head is an Russian agent. He gets paid by Tiny Penis Putin. He has become anti American. During the air base Attack where the Iranians were flying out drones. 2 Russian S-400 missile battery's were completely destroyed. Russia is being very quite about this. This is why they didn't use the S-400 in fear of the rest being taken out and totally umiliated. Putin stated that he would take out everything and anything that launched missels at Syria. Well not one Russian weapon system was used against the coalition. He new that the Russian military would be used for toilet paper by the coalition. And at last resort Russia would have to result to nuclear weapons. Ending the world as we no it.

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue Year ago

      No S-400 were destroyed but a pantsir was

  • Steven Bennett
    Steven Bennett Year ago +1

    God help us alll

  • Pete Rhein
    Pete Rhein Year ago +1

    Same ol' English language anti-American media outlet spinning same ol' anti-American rhetoric. "Why would Assad" since he's such a nice guy who never would do such a thing "use chemical weapons on his own people" when he could more effectively kill his own populace with conventional weapons? DUH! Because chemical weapons are weapons of TERROR! And when you're trying to scare civilians you don't go for efficiency with targeted weapons that have low risk of collateral damage! Stupid spin.

  • Charles Ringling
    Charles Ringling Year ago +3

    Bullshit. 59 hit.

  • Matt Rountree
    Matt Rountree Year ago

    Don't say "we Americans", you are no American.

  • Greg pitsch
    Greg pitsch Year ago

    Russia could have stopped it, but chose not too

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith Year ago

    What a load of shit, once the stealth drones took out the radar, it was good night, 🙄🤣😋😋😋

  • James wordy
    James wordy Year ago

    Carl's Jr. Is better then Mcdonalds just saying!

  • 3DManShadowland
    3DManShadowland Year ago

    Russia did not see the missiles, could only count the ones in visual theater. There was anti-ballistic missiles fired, but not able to lock onto incoming threats, track and shoot down in time.

  • Jose G
    Jose G Year ago

    Western propaganda from this dumb ass

  • Manuel Svensson
    Manuel Svensson Year ago

    RT=Russian propaganda
    Tomahawks won't miss that percentage they show there. Putin knows the truth, but there is nothing they can do about, except to bitch about it. I do not like the american way either.

  • T C.
    T C. Year ago

    This news reporter is very uneducated.
    What a stupid human being., He's too old to be speaking.

  • Russell Cranford
    Russell Cranford Year ago

    Ed Schultz has always been a damn American communist since his days on MSNBC and now it is good to see he is openly admitting his hatred for the United States and our way of life by airing on the Russian News Network (RT). Do you have your Soviet Membership Card in your front pocket mate?

  • Francisco Lopez
    Francisco Lopez Year ago

    Fuck you russia

  • dawunderdog
    dawunderdog Year ago

    The original report was over a 100strikes
    Now its 60ish??? The local videos show more than 60 explosions... I'm confused lol

  • Lucian Smith
    Lucian Smith Year ago

    Just out of curiosity, does everyone in the comments section know that RT America is a Russian state-owned propaganda outlet? Wikipedia it if you disagree. RT formerly Russia Today.

  • ark angel
    ark angel Year ago

    Ian Williamson ! Idiot ! Guidance systems of U.s . Missiles can be fried , by Russian technology !

  • plum plum trim trim

    RT has some sexy journalists

  • Vinny !
    Vinny ! Year ago +1

    Lord, the reporter saying " both superpowers and the chinese " first of all there is only 1 Superpower and it is the U.S, and if there were 2 superpowers that would be the U.S and China. Russia is nowhere near a superpower anymore. They are barely an economic power let alone a super. Im sorry but it is gods honest truth.

    • Johnny M
      Johnny M 5 months ago

      Dickhead Russia is military superpower not China but Economy Usa and China are not Russia these are officall report by yours country military and Integel

  • belfasta
    belfasta Year ago

    Cruise missile's should rain down on Washington

  • Sparkie Lyle
    Sparkie Lyle Year ago

    Ian the Face of a Western Sock-Puppet Tool !

  • Sparkie Lyle
    Sparkie Lyle Year ago

    The Western bcked Rebels r the 1's doin the Gassin. Assad would not Gas his own Ppl. Period. More Lie's & Deceit by Mossad & the West . . .

  • Tchinablue Khurvinus

    This idot guy is a liar ,😁

  • Tom B
    Tom B Year ago

    Msnbc retread..unwatchable Ed

  • bill smith
    bill smith Year ago

    You poor clowns love bullshit propaganda!

  • MrVasja46
    MrVasja46 Year ago

    Ha ha ha, zato ste razen ene rakete zgrešili vse druge?

  • Geert van Schaik
    Geert van Schaik Year ago

    The interviewer is talking about 'the two superpowers', but can Russia be reffered to as superpower, since it has only like 8% of the defence-budget of that of the combined Western states. I would think not.

  • Sean Steel
    Sean Steel Year ago

    So 50 missiles each costing over $1.5 Million to kill 7 people and stop the airport use for 2 days? What an embarrassing fucking waste !! A single dumb WW 2 bomb costing $500 would have done more damage FFS !!

  • William Tan
    William Tan Year ago

    US and CIA should stop approving and supplying weapons

  • John Ellis
    John Ellis Year ago

    As the young Empire builder knows that Assad has no motive to use chemical weapons and also great fear of being bombed by USA if he did such a war crime, what is the probability that being an Empire builder earning $200k a year requires that you be a pathological liar?

  • Baselio Masoud
    Baselio Masoud Year ago

    The U.S. lost its influence in the region, causing all this destruction. Time to clean up the mess and behave. Fight the head of the snake Saudi Arabia and Turkey and help the others to becom secular somehow.

  • John Miranda
    John Miranda Year ago

    This guy is a tool of the Amerikan Empire. “Germany was the dress rehearsal for the United States.” Sid Haddad, NYC, 1970

  • Roger Gonzalez
    Roger Gonzalez Year ago

    Syria should sink US ships

  • bgcvetan
    bgcvetan Year ago

    What a joke if russian used that no cruise missle would have hit.


    he said super powers and the Chinese 1:50 wtf? chinea is more powerfull than russia

    • Duke Of Prunes
      Duke Of Prunes Year ago

      DANIEL OMING SR Actually, both Mexico and India have bigger economies than Russia! Russia is a broken down old woman.

  • Shaid Nawaz
    Shaid Nawaz Year ago


  • Andy Osten
    Andy Osten Year ago

    the "expert" is a dumbass


    23 were real the rest were just decoy to overwhelm air defence. most people had no idea.

  • BestCommenter OnYouTube

    Still struggling to understand Assad would gas his own people. That never sat right with me. Doesn't feel legit. John McCain funded "rebels" likely did it to promote to war in Syria

  • Shadow X
    Shadow X Year ago +1

    Shitty americans with their old shit.Lmfao what a joke.Russians or even Iranians probably jammed and downed the missiles just like Iran landed the american drone and then copied it. Pathetic fat fucks

  • jimmi hotdog
    jimmi hotdog Year ago

    Napalm anyone

  • Navin Rajkumar
    Navin Rajkumar Year ago

    fuck Illuminati
    and its puppets

  • Zachary Zier
    Zachary Zier Year ago

    There are some known rules on RUclip:
    1) Don’t feed the trolls
    2) Don’t get into arguments
    3) Don’t give credit to computer-talk “news channels”
    4) Don’t listen to RT

  • Mathew Bateman
    Mathew Bateman Year ago

    Pretty young news readers wearing tight short dresses - Damn! Will they get any shorter...

  • Tyler Cat feline
    Tyler Cat feline Year ago

    The whole thing is about pipelines to built across siria, and this order was request by the globalists so all of this is bullshit. It's common sense US used cheap missles.

  • America
    America Year ago

    dumb ass kids in comment section.

  • Live Free
    Live Free Year ago +2

    59 fired, 23 hit.
    RU EW systems take down more than half of the US missiles without firing S400.

  • Piontro Pechetrini

    But they were taken down assholes

  • Ben Cola
    Ben Cola Year ago +2

    I heard they gave an advance warning as well. If Russia had shot all the missiles down, they wouldn't have had any information as to what the targets of interest would be. They did shoot down enough to prove that they have some serious skill in shooting these tough fast moving low flying targets down. I wonder this,,, if they shot 59 missiles from offshore of Maryland and Virginia towards Washington if we could have done as well. I don't know and I don't want to find out. I wouldn't bet the farm that they or we in the reverse scenario could have shot them all down even with a 30 minute warning. We're talking about 59 cruise missiles in the air at night. I don't know but remember, they needed some to get through so they could file complaints. Had they shot them all down they would have lost complainer's rights and would have lost the intel as to the targets as well. I don't think that any Russian men were hit so I think that speaks volumes about their abilities to pick and choose the targets and I'd keep that in mind if you are a scorekeeper as to these things.
    Had they been able to hit Russian troops then I would be amenable to change my position and say that they couldn't shoot them down and that they did the best they could. I do not think they did their best in the shoot down effort. The other thing is that I would be surprised if the Russians couldn't at least see all of the targets from their satellites via heat trails, and for those warhawks out there, I would say that I'm sure they know where the missiles came from and I suppose they could have legally returned fire and that would have been a potential total nightmare for everyone. I really wish we had some awesome statesman that could negotiate a Grand and comprehensive Syrian / Middle East bargain that would allow all major industrial countries to participate in the huge work it will take to rebuild the place, (believe me, it will take decades to rebuild Syria), followed by a comprehensive mineral work and profit extraction sharing and use agreement with Syria, as the recognized legal owner (they are a legally recognized UN country) receiving the better part of the profits. Perhaps these type of sharing agreements can be recognized by other countries as well, especially when you have poorer nations that don't have the technical or financial ability to extract on their own. If we fight everywhere for these last mineral rights, it will for sure end with WW3 and all of us dead vs we all have cheap fuel while we focus our minds on developing better ways to power our world. Also to remember is the cost of these weapons and cost to fight if added to the cost of the fuel after the fight probably triples the cost of fuel. We do have other things to worry about that need funding, manpower and brainpower. Everything that is wrong with the earth can be handled by proper management. I get the feeling that we have been mismanaged and I know why but as I said everything can be fixed and managed. If we keep going like this, any advanced alien race that ever visits the Earth will simply say,
    How sad, they had it all and ruined it and themselves". Let's put them in the "Logbook of the Universe" as the nicest first class "Goldilocks Zone" world that died due to greed and mismanagement. "Additional Comments, they almost made it." Reason for failure, "Mismanagement, Greed and War.

  • Dux D
    Dux D Year ago

    The whole premise of this story is bull. If you look at the sattelite images taken after the strike and released by the US you can clearly see at least 44 distinct targets that were hit. Since a number of targets were hit multiple times the assessment of 23 hits is clearly impossible, and 59 like the US claims very much within the realm of possibility.

  • lightspeed72
    lightspeed72 Year ago

    The main anchor looks like the American version of Kim Jong Un. Check out that dictator hair cut.

  • Talha K
    Talha K Year ago

    i hope indian seeing this

  • MajorEasley
    MajorEasley Year ago +3

    It's puzzling to me. He has a 100% proof Assad used chemical weapons but zero proof on where they are. Sounds similar to the Iraq lies.

  • dublux
    dublux Year ago

    Stop watching russian TV lol