The American claim that Syrian forces were getting ‘too close to their partners’ is a pathetic reason for them to continue the obvious lust for Syrian blood. We should all be thankful for a very patient Russian Government. If the US are not transgressing on Syrian soil, where was the danger? The US and British have admitted they are training forces to confront Assad but have claimed it is inside Jordan, have they in effect already invaded Syria? Furthermore, are the Syrians and Russians not partners? So the US has just done a lot more than threaten Russian allies and to do so they had to illegally fly over Syrian airspace to do it.
The US military action appears to violently warn the Syrian Government from venturing too close to it’s own borders and at the same time dismiss Russian alliances with Syria as irrelevant.
This kind of arrogance is breathtaking. The message to Russia is loud and clear. The big question is: Will Russia back down to US perceived primacy? The people driving US policy in Syria, McCain, Graham and co, clearly think Russia will. Reports from Al Tanf, the place were the coalition are training the rebels, indicate that Syrian Arab Army and its allies are now being covered from the air by both Russian and Syrian fighter jets. Also, ground to air missiles are being moved to the area for more security against US attacks.
John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Joe Lieberman are leading advocates for attacking Syria, even though it would mean confronting Russia militarily. McCain takes after his father when it comes to his treacherous behaviour. McCain Senior was instrumental in the USS Liberty cover up, which wrongly concluded that an Israeli attack on Liberty was a mistake. McCain Junior has continued to support this lie, even though all the evidence points to Israel deliberately attempting to sink the vessel. McCain has been accused of being central to a disaster on the USS Forrestal too, where 134 US servicemen lost their lives. McCain and his warmongering pals have only one priority – Israel.
So why would we in the UK have to dig bunkers for what happens in Syria? Well, conflict could escalate very quickly and Russia knows we are a lapdog to the Americans so any European ally of the US would be targeted, to eliminate the closest threats first.
This isn’t the first provocation by the US toward Russia and it seems Putin is very shrewd and deliberate with his apparent lack of response. Maybe McCain and his cronies believe that it’s a sign of weakness. I don’t.
As I type this article, reports of Syrian forces being 15kms from Al Tanf and currently giving the American partners chance to retreat from Syrian territory. I hope it’s accurate.
At least we can forget about the bunker….. For now.