RT: ‘Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags’: US warns Moscow if Syria violence goes on
Unless Russia “stops the violence” in Syria, extremists would “exploit the vacuum” to attack Russian interests and even cities, the US State Department has said.
“Extremist groups will continue to exploit the vacuums that are there in Syria to expand their operations, which could include attacks against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities. Russia will continue to send troops home in body bags, and will continue to lose resources, perhaps even aircraft,” John Kirby, the State Department's spokesperson, told reporters at Wednesday's press briefing.
If the war continues “more Russian lives will be lost, more Russian aircraft will be shot down,” Kirby said.
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WNU Editor: Russian officials are reacting angrily to these comments .... Russia goes after State spokesman for 'body bags' comment (Washington Examiner). What's my take .... Russia's participation in the Syrian is going to produce body-bags and blowback .... no suprises there. The problem is how U.S. State department Spokesman John Kirby said it .... he should have used more tact.