U.S. would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 22:58
That's a big problem, and Russian Federation felt obliged, the day after that incident, to warn that USA warplanes operating in much of Syria would be treated as hostile military targets by their substantial air defense units inside Syria.
Russian Federation has threatened to treat United States coalition aircraft as targets in Syria, according to The Washington Post.
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement that warned US planes would be in danger "if they take action that poses a threat to Russian aircraft".
Russian Federation launched its military intervention in Syria in September 2015 after an official request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups.
Assad and his allies think the Syrian government has won the war and merely needs time to mop up the remaining "terrorist" opposition. When President Obama began bombing ISIS in Syria and when he broke his pledge to keep troops out of the country, he justified those decisions by pointing to the 2001 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) that allows for the targeting of al Qaeda and groups affiliated or associated with al Qaeda. But according to Anna Borshchevskaya, an expert on Russia's foreign policy in the Middle East at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, it's all just bluster from Putin.
Ossoff, taking the stage at his own party after conceding the race, told his supporters his campaign "is the beginning of something much bigger than us", adding, "The fight goes on". "He never wanted it", Borshchevskaya said. "There were multiple ways that Putin reacted" to Turkey's shoot down "but certainly not a direct war", said Borshchevskaya. This amounts to a full-scale US-NATO intervention in the Syrian war - an intervention which seems to be clearly on the side of jihadist terror groups.
Russian officials immediately warned that Russian radar would target US war planes flying in western Syria.
Klintsevich wrote on Facebook that Russian Federation was provoked because of the attack. Similarly, Iran has sent in proxy militias to fight on Assad's behalf but likely wouldn't dream of lining up their armed forces against the US's.
But it later emerged that Russian Federation and the United States continued to use the hotline even after Moscow said it was hanging up.
Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing US -backed rebels.
A USA aircraft shot down a pro-Syrian regime Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, June 20, the US-led coalition said in a statement. They've tried to target only the Islamic State (IS) who held sizable portions of the country. ". We've done quite a lot since April that the previous administration said was impossible without the conflict spiraling". Georgia voters steadily streamed into suburban Atlanta polling places Tuesday, set to decide the most expensive House race in USA history and put weeks of television ads, phone calls and ringing doorbells behind them. But Iran can do that through proxies, and Assad can do it knowing the U.S. won't advance west toward Damascus.
It's a question the Pentagon has needed to answer on the fly a lot lately; pro-regime militias and USA military personnel have engaged in an heightened pace of skirmishes over the last month, to the point where the US -led command was forced to make hard decisions about using force for the purposes of self-protection with significant policy ramifications.
"Putin responds to strength, and if he perceives weakness he always pushes ahead".
Trump's actions in Syria run counter to his campaign promises, said Daniel McAdams, executive director of the libertarian-leaning Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity in Washington, D.C.