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US shoots down Syrian aircraft

serfserf Member Posts: 7,317 ✭✭✭
edited August 2017 in Politics
It seems that the proxy war is ending and The USA and Russia will be shooting each other down before long!

serf

http://hosted2.ap.org/APDefault/*/Article_2017-06-18-US--United States-Syria/id-8a92d6bae00846daa1d1bbf8ab54c719

The U.S. military statement said it acted in "collective self defense" of its partner forces and that the U.S. did not seek a fight with the Syrian government or its Russian supporters.

According to a statement from the Pentagon, pro-Syrian regime forces attacked the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces-held town of Ja'Din, south of Tabqah in northern Syria, wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town.

Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force and stopped the initial pro-regime advance toward the town, the Pentagon said. Following the pro-Syrian forces attack, the coalition called its Russian counterparts "to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing," according to the statement.

Comments

  • Dads3040Dads3040 Member Posts: 13,788
    edited November -1
    Yes, 1 incident certainly indicates an overwhelming trend.
  • serfserf Member Posts: 7,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Dads3040
    Yes, 1 incident certainly indicates an overwhelming trend.


    Well not quite just one incident.The USA attack a convoy a while back with a plane with the Russians warning us never try that again and Iran just launch six missiles traveling over Iraq to hit ISIS terrorist today in Syria!

    The tide has turned and it's heating up over there,no doubt about it!

    serf

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/18/middleeast/iran-launches-missiles-into-syria/index.html

    The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major escalation of Iran's role in the war in Syria.
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 21,759 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    We are playing a dangerous game by supporting groups that have the dual goals of destroying both isis and Assad.

    While it is a pretty safe bet that the SDF is better than isis, it is only speculation that this brand of lessor islamists would be better than Assad.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    It is a mistake to shoot Syrian planes down. Assad is a leader like the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi was. They kept the peace and didn't allow ISIS to exist or start trouble.

    We don't need a war with Russia. That's EXACTLY what OBAMA wanted, two White Christian nations fighting and at each other's throat.

    Get a dictator in charge of Afghanistan if you want peace and leave Syria to handle Syria.
  • serfserf Member Posts: 7,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by p3skyking
    It is a mistake to shoot Syrian planes down. Assad is a leader like the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Gaddafi was. They kept the peace and didn't allow ISIS to exist or start trouble.

    We don't need a war with Russia. That's EXACTLY what OBAMA wanted, two White Christian nations fighting and at each other's throat.

    Get a dictator in charge of Afghanistan if you want peace and leave Syria to handle Syria.


    Looks like a Shiite-Sunni the War of Northern Aggression with the winner taking the Afghanistan mineral wealth for The Sultan's/Caliph expensive habits and desires for wives like in Kuwait,Saudi,Jordan and Qatar !

    Which we have 10,000 troops stationed in Qatar!https://blogs-images.forbes.com/niallmccarthy/files/2017/06/20170607_Bases_Middle_East.jpg

    serf

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-arabia-egypt-bahrain-united-arab-emirates.html?_r=0

    Those Arab nations not only abruptly suspended diplomatic relations, as they have in the past, but also surprised many by cutting off land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar. All but Egypt, which has 250,000 people working there, ordered their citizens to leave Qatar.

    The move created an immediate crisis for Qatar, whose only land border is with Saudi Arabia and which imports about 40 percent of its food from the Saudis. Residents said that people were stocking up on food and cash. And Qatari diplomats and citizens were scrambling to meet a 48-hour deadline to leave some Persian Gulf countries where they had been posted.

    RUSSIA THREATENS US AIR FORCE JETS!!

    http://hosted2.ap.org/APDefault/*/Article_2017-06-19-Syria/id-371357b2c20e4aaa982d07da071a7f7a

    The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that as of Monday, all coalition jets and drones flying west of the Euphrates River will be tracked as potential targets.
  • mogley98mogley98 Member Posts: 17,498 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Mother Russia isn't going to like that
    Why don't we go to school and work on the weekends and take the week off!
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    exactly ..and that's why china will not slow NK tubby down...he is causing big problems and that keeps our focus off of china's worldwide expansion and our dollars still pouring in while they manufacture everything we use ..can't even build a widget in America anymore...similar game...gotta stump trump by blaming the ruskies
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