Did we ever imagine that the US and Russia would go to war over Syria…a war where Russia is siding with the secular, internationally recognized government in Syria, and the US is siding with AL Qaeda / Al Nusra and ISIS.
This is exactly what is shaping up with each passing day.
Russia will not allow an ISIS black flag to be raised in Damascus, and the US has invested too much time, money, and hope in seeing the ISIS and Al Qaeda proxy army lose the war it was sent in to win, six years ago.
The United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government’s intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity.
Zerohedge adds some more insight into what may very lead to a full on world war…
Why now and what happens next? According to US officials, the Obama administration is now considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military options. According to Reuters, the new discussions were being held at “staff level,” and have yet to produce any recommendations to President Barack Obama, who has resisted ordering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s multi-sided civil war.
However, now that diplomacy with Russia is set to end, this will give the greenlight for Obama to send in US troops in Syria, with Putin certain to respond appropriately, in what will be the biggest military escalation in the Syrian proxy war in its five and a half year history.
If Obama decides to escalate then we can be almost certain that a trip wire will be tripped.
With US fear mongering its citizens into believing that Russia is evil, Assad is a brutal dictator, and America is actually helping democracy loving “moderate rebels” in the region…an all out war with western popular support is very possible.
The escalation started yesterday when a panicky John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia which can be paraphrased…
‘How dare Russia bomb the ISIS army we spent so much time training and supporting!’
AP reported on Kerry’s precise ultimatum towards Russia…
The United States is “on the verge” of ending Syria talks with Russia in response to days of deadly attacks on Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
Kerry said such discussions make no sense at a time when Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing rebel-held areas of Syria’s largest city. He said the U.S. has no indication of Russia’s “seriousness of purpose.”
Speaking Thursday at the Atlantic Council, Kerry outlined no new approaches for bringing peace to Syria. The Obama administration has made clear it won’t use military force against Syria’s government.
“We’re on the verge of suspending the discussion because it’s irrational in the context of the kind of bombing taking place,” Kerry said.
He appeared to offer Russia another last chance, however.“It’s one of those moments where we’re going to have to pursue other alternatives for a period of time, barring some clearer indication by the warring parties that they’re prepared to consider approaching this more effectively,” Kerry said.
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