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

  • Опубликовано: 8 апр 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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Комментарии • 1 206

  • Austin Carlson
    Austin Carlson 17 дней назад

    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 24 дня назад

    Ivan has a Vodka economy and a weak currency

  • James Kelman
    James Kelman Месяц назад

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

  • powerone1
    powerone1 Месяц назад

    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 2 месяца назад

    RT Russian propaganda tv

  • pron777
    pron777 2 месяца назад

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

  • Merlin5by5
    Merlin5by5 3 месяца назад

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

  • ARSHAN Soleymanian Far
    ARSHAN Soleymanian Far 3 месяца назад

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

  • Alexander Todt
    Alexander Todt 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад


  • G Lopez
    G Lopez 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue 3 месяца назад


  • Aleksandar be together not the same
    Aleksandar be together not the same 3 месяца назад

    DEAGH yo zionist USA evil country die alredy

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue 3 месяца назад

      Aleksandar be together not the same
      Fuck russia

  • Thinker ,
    Thinker , 3 месяца назад

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

  • JC
    JC 3 месяца назад +1

    Again, as always, the Russians lie, typical!

  • Alan Dambroso
    Alan Dambroso 3 месяца назад

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

  • Patrice Ortovent
    Patrice Ortovent 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад

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

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue 3 месяца назад

      Bruce MacKinnon
      You dont know shit

  • Classical music 74
    Classical music 74 3 месяца назад

    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 3 месяца назад +1

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

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue 3 месяца назад


  • Egypt Son
    Egypt Son 3 месяца назад

    is he talking facts or paranoia?

  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis 3 месяца назад

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

  • J Bolo
    J Bolo 3 месяца назад

    Please replace Ed Schultz

  • Jimmy world
    Jimmy world 3 месяца назад

    Youre all uninformed and guessing. Go away.

  • Ronny S.
    Ronny S. 3 месяца назад

    Fuck this guy. Lying Zionist POS.

    • DeepBlue
      DeepBlue 3 месяца назад

      Ronny S.
      The truth hurts lol

  • Paul Kersey
    Paul Kersey 3 месяца назад +2


  • Michael Warhurst
    Michael Warhurst 3 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад +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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Saul Acosta
    Saul Acosta 4 месяца назад

    What the world needs is a CIA/NSA style type covert organization compose mostly of professional assassins that relentless hunt down corrupt war mongering politicians and Journalists and wipes these mofos out. If we had that then I say we might have a chance as humans to survive another 50 years on this shitty planet. I think that in order for us humans to survive we need to move past peaceful PROTESTING, demonstrations and lame letters to Congress and start lynching these politicians. These mofos are immune and laugh at our peaceful protests and I am sure wipe their asses with our stupid letters. The people's goal ought to be total iradication of these mofos from the planet. Kill them all and prevent them from procreating.If we don't I am afraid that we won't be here on this planet to much longer. The US,UK,Israel and France are the creators, architects, and designers of all global ACTS of TERRORISM and WARS. We fund and arm all terrorist organizations globally and we brainwash and program our Sons and Daughters to believe that we are the good guys. WAKE UP LAMBS. We are the TRUE TERRORISTS and we are expanding terrorism more and more each day.
    The American people, aka..."The Lambs" need to realize that the DEEPSTATE/SHADOW government of ours which it s owned by the fascist corporate oligarchs, are pushing for WW3 with Russia.

    Watch "#14 American Bullshit" on RUclip

  • mvpmickey1
    mvpmickey1 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • Abraham Philip
    Abraham Philip 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад +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 3 месяца назад +1


  • Elijah
    Elijah 4 месяца назад

    How did it get from 105 to 60

    • Hildugard
      Hildugard 3 месяца назад

      Elijah This is from last year.

  • Micheal Beers
    Micheal Beers 4 месяца назад +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 4 месяца назад +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 4 месяца назад +1

    literally russian propoganda

  • Arlan T.
    Arlan T. 4 месяца назад +2

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

  • David Williamson
    David Williamson 4 месяца назад +1

    Hahahaha he shit that gobby woman up 😂

    THIS IS OUR TIME 4 месяца назад +2


  • william hicks
    william hicks 4 месяца назад +1

    I think, ya gotta agree. This dudes Hitler mustasch ain't making it

    ROBIN WILTON 4 месяца назад +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 3 месяца назад

      No S-400 were destroyed but a pantsir was

  • Steven Bennett
    Steven Bennett 4 месяца назад +1

    God help us alll

  • Pete Rhein
    Pete Rhein 4 месяца назад +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 4 месяца назад +3

    Bullshit. 59 hit.

  • Matt Rountree
    Matt Rountree 4 месяца назад

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

  • Greg pitsch
    Greg pitsch 4 месяца назад

    Russia could have stopped it, but chose not too

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 4 месяца назад

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

  • James wordy
    James wordy 4 месяца назад

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

  • 3DManShadowland
    3DManShadowland 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    Western propaganda from this dumb ass

  • Manuel Svensson
    Manuel Svensson 4 месяца назад

    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. 4 месяца назад

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

  • Russell Cranford
    Russell Cranford 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    Fuck you russia

  • dawunderdog
    dawunderdog 4 месяца назад

    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 4 месяца назад

    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.

  • Angel Jiminiam
    Angel Jiminiam 4 месяца назад

    They believe u can stop at least 36 missles fired differently and at different times they're kidding right ? Fucking retards jesus christ

  • ark angel
    ark angel 4 месяца назад

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

  • plum plum trim trim
    plum plum trim trim 4 месяца назад

    RT has some sexy journalists

  • Vinny !
    Vinny ! 4 месяца назад +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.

  • belfasta
    belfasta 4 месяца назад

    Cruise missile's should rain down on Washington

  • Sparkie Lyle
    Sparkie Lyle 4 месяца назад

    Ian the Face of a Western Sock-Puppet Tool !

  • Sparkie Lyle
    Sparkie Lyle 4 месяца назад

    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
    Tchinablue Khurvinus 4 месяца назад

    This idot guy is a liar ,😁

  • Tom B
    Tom B 4 месяца назад

    Msnbc retread..unwatchable Ed

  • bill smith
    bill smith 4 месяца назад

    You poor clowns love bullshit propaganda!

  • MrVasja46
    MrVasja46 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Geert van Schaik
    Geert van Schaik 5 месяцев назад

    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 5 месяцев назад

    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 5 месяцев назад

    US and CIA should stop approving and supplying weapons

  • John Ellis
    John Ellis 5 месяцев назад

    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 6 месяцев назад

    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 6 месяцев назад

    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 8 месяцев назад

    Syria should sink US ships

  • bgcvetan
    bgcvetan 8 месяцев назад

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

    DADDY DANIEL OMING SR 8 месяцев назад

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

    • Duke Of Prunes
      Duke Of Prunes 4 месяца назад

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

  • Shaid Nawaz
    Shaid Nawaz 8 месяцев назад


  • Andy Osten
    Andy Osten 8 месяцев назад

    the "expert" is a dumbass

    DADDY DANIEL OMING SR 9 месяцев назад

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

  • I_Lean_ Right
    I_Lean_ Right 9 месяцев назад

    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 9 месяцев назад +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 9 месяцев назад

    Napalm anyone

  • web2baba
    web2baba 9 месяцев назад

    @ 4.19 she pout lol

  • Navin Rajkumar
    Navin Rajkumar 10 месяцев назад

    fuck Illuminati
    and its puppets

  • Zachary Zier
    Zachary Zier 10 месяцев назад

    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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Van Wallace
    Van Wallace 10 месяцев назад

    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.

  • BIlly the SMall Bong thorton from india
    BIlly the SMall Bong thorton from india 10 месяцев назад

    dumb ass kids in comment section.

  • michael ossano
    michael ossano 11 месяцев назад

    wat a fucking crap only 13 tom missile hit the target the rest shot down nathing will passe the s 400 200 missiles the same time will be down by the s 400

  • Live Free
    Live Free Год назад +1

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

  • Piontro Pechetrini
    Piontro Pechetrini Год назад

    Just Blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah. the USA Failed miserably. the faggot is trying to find a Stupid excuse to explain their Failure.

  • Piontro Pechetrini
    Piontro Pechetrini Год назад

    But they were taken down assholes

  • Ben Cola
    Ben Cola Год назад +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 Год назад

    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 Год назад

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

  • Talha K
    Talha K Год назад

    i hope indian seeing this

  • MajorEasley
    MajorEasley Год назад +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.