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Duran Reports, Russia Is Getting Wheat, Oil, Medicines to Syria

April 26 , 2021 (EIRNS)—Alexander Mercouris, editor-in-chief of The Duran gave a lengthy report from Southwest Asia sources on his video blog April 25, that Russia has succeeded in conveying significant amounts of wheat, oil and pharmaceuticals to Syria despite the killing “Caesar Act” sanctions imposed by the U.S. Congress. This was implied in an April 17 report in the Lebanese news agency Al Masdar News, and Mercouris was able to confirm and expand the report from other sources.

His Syrian diaspora sources, for example, reported that extremely dangerous situation of food insecurity and deprivation in the country has improved due to Russian deliveries of wheat; these are to continue through June, with the aim of providing wheat stocks sufficient through 2022. Russia is the world’s largest wheat exporter. In addition, Mercouris reported that Iranian oil tanker convoys with Russian naval escorts have begun. The original Al Masdar report was that pharmaceuticals were also coming in “from another country,” unnamed; Mercouris says this certainly refers either to Russia or to China.

There is a military side to this report as well, related to a separate report about a Russian air attack on a significant jihadi base; Mercouris makes the point that Syrian national elections are only a month away and are likely to return President Bashar al-Assad to Damascus.

But the report points to a broader Russian resistance to U.K.-U.S. Malthusian population destruction policies in several parts of the world, often in tandem with China. See the separate report on Britain’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) complaining of Russia’s economic and military influence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Uganda. That is resistance to the British/European “green” campaign to destroy technological development there while looting the strategic metals for mass lithium battery production.

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