It said Gerasimov said Russia had "reliable information" about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians.
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Russia's First Deputy Defence Minister, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Valery Gerasimov.
He continued by saying the U.S. would then use this attack to accuse Syrian government troops of using chemical weapons. He added that the U.S. would then plan to launch a missile strike on government districts in Damascus.
"In several districts of Eastern Ghouta, a crowd was assembled with women, children and old people, brought from other regions, who were to represent the victims of the chemical incident, " Gerasimov said, according to RIA.
Gerasimov said Russia would respond to a U.S. strike on Syria if the lives of Russian servicemen were threatened, targeting any missiles and launchers involved.
Even the region, Ghouta, was correctly suspected. This is proof there was credible Russian intelligence that militants would commit a chemical false flag attack, or at least stage one, and blame Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government.
Of course, the militants are backed by Israeli Mossad and the American shadow government.
As soon as Trump announces withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, this false flag attack occurs, and the aim is to pressure Trump into keeping U.S. military there and to physically strike Assad.