Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Did Russia Threaten To Retaliate Against The U.S. Military If They Should Bomb Assad's Forces In Syria?

MIG-29 fighters. © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Rodionov

Russia Threatens To Retaliate Against U.S. Military -- WND

Warns airspace over Syria under protection of Moscow

TEL AVIV – Russia has delivered a behind-the-scenes threat to retaliate if airstrikes carried out by the U.S. or its allies target the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Middle Eastern security officials told WND.

The security officials said Russia complained Sunday in quiet talks with United Nations representatives that the Obama administration’s current aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria is a violation of international agreements regarding control of Syrian airspace.

The officials said Russia warned it could potentially retaliate if U.S. or Arab airstrikes go beyond targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and instead bomb any Syrian regime targets.

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My Comment: WND is the only news group carrying this story, and my sources in Russia who can confirm and/or deny this story are asleep right now (it is after midnight in Moscow). I am sure that a denial and/or explanation will be issued soon from Moscow .... probably within 24 hours.

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