Oddly enough, both sides are claiming victory over the U.S. led airstrikes on Syria over their chemical attacks.
And Assad is even MOCKING U.S. weaponry:
Syrian President Bashar Assad praised Russian weaponry on Sunday, days after Western powers launched a missile strike on chemical weapons facilities in Damascus, according to Russia’s TASS news agency.
Assad reportedly made the comments during a meeting with Russian lawmakers in Damascus.
“From the president’s point of view, that was an act of aggression, and we share that stance. He spoke highly of Russian weapons, which turned out to be superior to the aggressors’ weapons,” Russian lawmaker Sergei Zheleznyak said, according to the outlet.
The Syrian leader also reportedly mocked U.S. weapons.
“Yesterday we saw the American aggression, and we were able to counter it with Soviet missiles manufactured in the 1970s. The American films have shown since the 1990s that Russian-made weapons are ‘backward.’ However, today we can see who is really lagging behind,” Russian lawmaker Dmitry Sablin quoted the Syrian president as saying.
Yeah that sounds like a bunch of BS to me, but dictators always have to claim victory, no matter how obvious the lie is. They are claiming that 71 of 103 missiles were shot down with Russian weapons – that seems very unlikely.
Here’s video of the damage:
Yeah I think I’m gonna trust the Pentagon long before I trust Moscow…