Pentagon decides to officially support Al Qaeda in Syria. Sets up “exclusion zones” to shoot down Syrian and Russian jets
The US is willing to risk war with Russia to protect Al Qaeda jihadists
23 August, 2016
The masks are coming off.
The Pentagon today made some big announcements.
One, it will protect the Kurds, much to Turkey’s dismay.
Two, it will protect Al Qaeda/Al Nusra jihadists, in a last gasp effort to overthrow Assad.
Three, the US is gearing up for a full on war with Russia. Be assured, Hillary Clinton will not press the reset button if she becomes President.
This is what neocons and the progressive left have been pushing for, and now it seems they will finally get it…war with the multipolar world, and it all starts with Russia.
Breaking: Did Washington Just Declare a 'No Fly' Zone in Syria?
23 August, 2016
Reading between the lines in today's Pentagon press briefing, a bombshell US policy shift is becoming more apparent: Syrian forces and their Russian partners are being told that conducting military operations in some parts of Syrian airspace opens them up to being shot down by the US military.
Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook was asked numerous times in numerous ways whether this amounts to a US "no fly zone" over parts of Syria. His first response was vague but threatening:
We will use our air power as needed to protect coalition forces and our partnered operations. ...We advise the Syrian regime to steer clear of [certain] areas.The policy shift was so apparent that, one-by-one, the press corps asked for clarification. Does this mean that the US would shoot down Russian or Syrian planes if they attacked any US-backed partners even if they were engaged against Syrian government forces? Are those "coalition forces" and "partnered operations" receiving US protection against attack from the air always in receipt of that protection, or only when they are actively engaged in military operations? What are the rules of engagement?
There was no clear answer from the Pentagon spokesman.
"Is this a 'no-fly' zone, then," asked another reporter. It's not a "no-fly zone" Cook responded.
Another journalist tried to get some clarity:
How is telling Syria not to fly in certain areas not a 'no fly' zone?
...only adding fuel to Syria's civil war and [do] nothing to degrade extremist groups, which is Russia's original reason for its military intervention in Syria.