Skip to comments.US responds to Russian threat after shoot-down of Syrian jet
Posted on 06/19/2017 11:19:19 AM PDT by ColdOne
U.S. pilots operating over Syria won't hesitate to defend themselves from Russian threats, a Pentagon spokesperson said Monday in the latest escalation between the two superpowers since a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian aircraft on Sunday.
"We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened," Capt. Jeff Davis told Fox News.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford doubled down on that rhetoric during a Monday speech at the National Press Club.
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I sure hope Syria-2017 does not end up equaling Serbia-1914.
Neocon scum have sunk their teeth into Trump. He has twice attacked Syria, not ISIS, and he arms wahabis with the largest arms deal in US history.
Get us the hell out of that part of the world! Let them stew in their own foetid juices.
Retweet that to him. Stop with this nonsense. Screw neocons. the same rino never trumpers blocking all positive policy from POTUS.
Juan McCain woke up with wood this morning.
It as a free shot and Trump took it. What’s the repercussion? Russia is not going to down a US aircraft there and the US will not down a Russian aircraft piloted by a Russian.
Syria loses a plane they will have to buy from Russia, the US sends a message that says, we are operating here, stay away and Russia gets to threaten the US with rhetoric, which again helps Trump in that he isn’t puppet.
The only one losing here is Syria.
“US sends a message that says, we are operating here”
WTF are we doing engaging the Syrian air force? Nuts.
I think I am willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. We were up in arms with the last attack, but it did NOT turn out to be a campaign against Assad.
Not too very long ago, candidate Trump was saying we should stay the hell out of this mess Obama and Clinton created.
What is all this caterwauling?
Go march if you don’t like the policy, but don’t tell Americans they can’t defend themselves.
Its the same pearl clutchers over and over again. Rinse and repeat. Trump always shows them up eventually.
Escalation over a stupid Islamic civil war.
So next up is the shooting of a plane and then WW3.
Because we knew Russia would be pissed off.
There is no other explanation for risking war with not only Russia but China and Iran too.
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