US General: Russians Are Jamming Our Gunships, Knocking Down Our Comms in Syria

Russian Insider   Via: RT News     Fri., April 27, 2018

The US has experienced “aggressive” electronic warfare from its “adversaries” in Syria, a top US general said. While media pointed finger at Russia, it denied involvement, saying it has better things to do than harass US aircraft.

The claim was made Tuesday by the head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Army General Tony Thomas. The “daily” interference in Syria disrupts US military communications and hampers aircraft missions, the general told the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s 2018 GEOINT Symposium.

“Right now in Syria, we’re in the most aggressive EW [electronic warfare] environment on the planet from our adversaries,” Thomas said. “They’re testing us every day, knocking our communications down, disabling our AC-130s, et cetera.”

Some reports suggested that Thomas was referring to the EC-130H Compass Call. The EC-130H is an aircraft specifically designed to counter and wage its own electronic warfare, and if the machines were rendered inoperable by some “adversaries” on their own field, it would have been quite an embarrassing revelation.

Footage of his speech, however, clearly shows that Thomas was talking about the AC-130 close air support (CAS) gunships, which fall under SOCOM command. While the General did not point fingers at anyone, the media, which reported on his remarks, implied and even explicitly claimed that Russians were behind the electronic interference.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis weighed in on Thursday, stating that he was not ready to pin the blame for the electronic interference in Syria on Russia. Apart from Moscow, Syrian government forces and Iranian servicemen are also present in the country, the official told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

Moscow has firmly rejected allegations of its involvement. Russia “has other things to do in Syria” than tamper with US gunships, Deputy head of the Federation Council defense committee Senator Yevgeniy Serebrennikov stated, namely helping Syrians to achieve and maintain a peaceful life.

“I don’t know who are they calling ‘adversaries’ exactly, but Russia has nothing to do with it, and all the allegations are unsubstantiated,” the official said.

Source:  https://russia-insider.com/en/us-general-russians-are-jamming-our-gunships-knocking-down-our-comms-syria/ri23306

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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