Tensions continue to rise in Syria. Russia now says it has information that the US plans to bomb Damascus under the pretext of responding to a chemical attack which would be rigged. The US presence inside Syria is not legal under international law. There are no UN resolutions authorizing US forces. The US regime change policy to overthrow Sthe Assad government remains in place. The US supports terrorist organizations that are in opposition to conduct a proxy war. Russia is legally there having been invited in by the Damascus government. Iran and Hizbollah have also been legally invited by the Damascus government. The US working with Saudi Arabia and Israel seek to confront Iran and its ally Syria. Western media and politicians cite reports of the "White Helmets" organization about gas attacks launched by Damascus. The Assad government denies these reports and points to the fact that the White Helments are an anti-regime organization working with Western forces. In fact, the White Helmets were started by a British military officer. Reuters reports the Russian say they will take countermeasures,
"....Valery Gerasimov, head of Russia’s General Staff, said Moscow had information that rebels in the enclave of eastern Ghouta were planning to fake a chemical weapons attack against civilians and blame it on the Syrian army.
He said the United States intended to use the fake attack as a pretext to bomb the government quarter in nearby Damascus where he said Russian military advisers, Russian military police and Russian ceasefire monitors were based.
“In the event of a threat to the lives of our servicemen, Russia’s armed forces will take retaliatory measures against the missiles and launchers used,” Gerasimov said in a statement...."