Thursday, September 22, 2016

The War Of Words Intensify Between The U.S. And Russia Over Syria

VOA: US General: 'Russians Are Responsible' for Attack on Syria Aid Convoy

CAPITOL HILL — America’s top military officer said Russia bears ultimate responsibility for an airstrike on a U.N. humanitarian convoy in Syria, and that he does not favor sharing military intelligence with Moscow in the Syrian conflict.

“Two Russian aircraft were in that area at that time [when the convoy was attacked],” said General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifying Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“I can’t conclusively say it was the Russians, but it was either the Russians or the regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad],” Dunford said, adding that, either way, “the Russians are responsible” for Monday's deadly attack near Aleppo that destroyed 18 trucks. Syria and Russia have denied any role in the attack.

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WNU Editor: So true .... US, Russia Poised for New Battle Over Syria (AP)

More News On The War Of Words Between The U.S. And Russia Over Syria

'No doubt' Russia to blame in Syria convoy attack: top US general -- AFP
Russia, U.S. Trade Accusations Over Syria Convoy Strike; Kerry Pushes No-Fly Zone -- RFE
Russia Dismisses John Kerry Call to Ground Aircraft in Northern Syria -- WSJ
US, Russia Abandon Diplomatic Niceties in Testy Syria Debate -- ABC news/AP
US and Russia Play Blame Game Over Syria Cease-Fire Breaches -- Foreign Policy
US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy -- VOA

Update: I do not see any progress possible coming from this meeting .... More talks at UN as Syria's future 'hangs by a thread' (Al Jazeera).

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

In other news Kerry brays at the Russian ambassador, again.