Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russian Three-Star General Requests U.S. To Leave Syrian Air Space

WNU Editor: In this FOX News report .... Russia launches airstrikes in northern Syria, senior military official says (FOX News) .... there is an eye opening statement ....

.... The development came after Pentagon officials brushed aside an official request from Russia to clear air space over northern Syria, where Moscow intends to conduct airstrikes against ISIS on behalf of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to sources who spoke to Fox News.

The request was made by a Russian three-star general who spoke with U.S. officials at the American embassy in Baghdad, sources said. The general, who was not identified, used the word "please" when delivering the verbal request, known as a "demarche," according to the written transcript of the exchange.

"If you have forces in the area we request they leave," the general said.

A senior Pentagon official said the U.S., which has also been conducting air strikes against ISIS, but does not support Assad, said the request was not honored.

This tells me that U.S. - Russian talks to have a "coordinating framework" for military operations over Syria have not succeeded. The Russians are now forcing the U.S. to make a decision.

Update: The above FOX News video report has more details on this Russian demand that U.S. air assets leave Syrian air space.


Unknown said...

Turn back before its too late brother's

RRH said...

"The Free Syrian Army..." Whatever.... Get out of the road and let the Russians and the SAA grind them into powder. Stop running cover for them.

All US/allied forces should leave Syria. Now. The game is over "we" lost. Welcome to the new world. Whether "we" like it or not. It's not worth a war with some very very serious people.

phill said...

Sure why not the Russians can have it.....they win lol.