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Allahuakbar
Member
Sun Apr 08 09:37:24
Will Trump attack?!?!!?


https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

....to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!

If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!
Aeros
Member
Sun Apr 08 10:01:42
Ugh, knowing Trump...yes. Yes he will.
Rugian
Member
Sun Apr 08 10:07:16
The Syrian Army really can't help itself can they. Duma is literally the rebels' last pocket in eastern Ghouta, WMDs are hardly necessary to drive them out at this point.

That's of course assuming that the chemical attack actually happened, which is no guarantee.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 10:22:13

I hope so as long as there are no Russians anywhere near the target area.

Paramount
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:00:20
"Open area immediately for [...] verification" - Trump

What for? Trump already decided it was a chem attack.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Sun Apr 08 11:02:44
the FIRST ever tweet by Trump critical of Putin/Russia

...which probably means he didn't write it
(he's got a guy, Scavino i think, who knows how to write in his idiot-child-speak)

but if Trump did write it, maybe the pee-tape will be coming out... or whatever Putin has over Trump to explain his devotion

not sure why anyone doubts Russia could have blackmail on him... his lawyer apparently pays off hush money so often he doesn't even consult Trump anymore, or at least that's THEIR OWN story
Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:07:16
"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago!"

IF President Obama hadn't allowed so much cash, oil, and heavy weaponry to flow in favor of foreign jihadi mercenaries, indeed, it would have ended long ago.
Paramount
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:10:24
lol, Trump is so dumb. In the first sentence he proclaims it was a mindless chemical attack. In the next sentence he puts guilt on Russia and Syria. Then he calls for verification.

The elevator does not go to the top floor on that guy.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 11:14:47

What makes you think Russia and Iran have minds?

Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:16:27
They're probably wondering the same thing about us giving anti-tank missiles to Sunni headchoppers at the behest of John Jihadi-lovin' Commie Brennan
Paramount
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:17:26
"President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

....to pay."


What price should the USA and Trump pay for backing and arming Saudi Barbaria, ISIS and al-Qaida?
Daemon
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:23:34
"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line"

Uhm?
Aeros
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:36:02
I think twitterman meant that had Obama just went in when he threatened to do so after the first chemical attack, and by all accounts the Air Force and Navy were within hours of doing just that, this would not be Trump's problem now. I still remember that confusing back pedal Obama did, saying he wanted to get Congressional approval first, and then the Russians swooped in with the offer to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons.

We all see how that one went. And now Trump has painted himself into a similar corner as Obama with his bombast the last time Assad did this and that ineffectual cruise missile barrage. Assad has basically taken a big steaming dump on Trump, and twitterman is not one to take such disrespect quietly.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sun Apr 08 11:49:29
"Assad has basically taken a big steaming dump on Trump"

kinky
Dukhat
Member
Sun Apr 08 11:52:09
Virtue-signalling from Trump. He has to leave Syria due to Putin's hand being up his ass. Might be another bombing run on an empty airfield again and then a dishonest, strategically moronic withdrawal.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 12:04:58
"Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.

There has been no independent verification of the reports."

LOL! k.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-43686157
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 12:29:14

Trump is in a huddle with his military advisors.

No response is off the tab;e.


BTW, I think this will give him the excuse to stay.

Not necessarily in huge numbers, but stay.

Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 12:30:21
Trump: time to leave Syria

Couple days later: White Helmets (terrorist agitprop group) say there was a gas attack!

RetardS: let's stay
jergul
large member
Sun Apr 08 13:12:23
Ruggy
Why are you even humouring the idea as serious?

Forwyn
It is actually possible that people have been exposed to chemicals. The Syrian regime captured chemical stockpiles in eastern ghouta earlier.

They are needed for many things, including munition production. And can be bombed.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 13:45:11
Naturally. I don't doubt symptoms. Culpability is a question, especially when delivery methods are said to have been crude (barrel bomb, IED), and when the reporting party is not unbiased.
jergul
large member
Sun Apr 08 13:47:38
Why on earth are barrel bombs still a topic? The regime has been getting munitions from Russia for years now.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 14:11:07
Blame the MSM.

"It blamed a barrel bomb allegedly dropped by a helicopter which it said contained Sarin, a toxic nerve agent."
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Sun Apr 08 16:18:56
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaSThwkXUAAlhpd.jpg
obaminated
Member
Sun Apr 08 17:08:24
Bomb the shit out of syrian military locations and call putins bluff, he wont go to war over assad.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 17:10:57

Good one swordtail.

obaminated
Member
Sun Apr 08 17:13:25
Also, the stache has arrived just in time.
Aeros
Member
Sun Apr 08 17:13:34
pretty much. If Trump actually does do something Russia will have limited options. If they try amd attack 6th fleet to stop the bombardment the entire Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean will get destroyed and leave Russia even more humiliated then if they just autistically screeched at the UN over it.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 17:18:37

Trump will have to do something, I'm just not sure what.

I forgot the 2000 US military in Syria. They will become a very big target if Trump missteps.

chen
Member
Sun Apr 08 18:15:55
"I think twitterman meant that had Obama just went in when he threatened to do so after the first chemical attack, and by all accounts the Air Force and Navy were within hours of doing just that, this would not be Trump's problem now. I still remember that confusing back pedal Obama did, saying he wanted to get Congressional approval first, and then the Russians swooped in with the offer to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons. "

Had Obama done just that, these same people who are today calling him a pussy for not doing anything would have impeached him. It's quite a neat trick the GOP have: they blocked Obama from doing much in Syria then call him a pussy for doing nothing in Syria.

Hell, Trump has been at the forefront of this and his mindless drones seem ok with whatever he does.
Forwyn
Member
Sun Apr 08 19:17:42
"they blocked Obama from doing much in Syria"

Nonsense, we did plenty. We just didn't get Libya Part Deux, featuring Assad getting sodomized to death by a bayonet by a pack of headchopping "moderates".
Rugian
Member
Sun Apr 08 20:17:47
Obama opposing his own administration on Syrian intervention was one of the few good things he did office. Let's not deny him that.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 20:24:00

"and then the Russians swooped in with the offer to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons."


All the Russians did was to change the locks on the doors and then give Assad a set of the new keys.



Aeros
Member
Sun Apr 08 21:03:28
Ahahaahaha we just pulled a putin. Syrian airbase has been attacked. US denies all knowlege.

Those cruise missiles just came out of nowhere. Prove we didnt shoot them. Lol
obaminated
Member
Sun Apr 08 21:21:15
Trump is awesome if this really happened.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Apr 08 21:47:20

How many missiles were there?

Aeros
Member
Mon Apr 09 00:45:01
It would honestly cut the gordion knot. The US would have attacked the Syrian government for its use of chemical weapons, done so in defiance of the Russian government saying they would retaliate, and then by denying we did any such thing force moscow to do what its been forcing western governments to do for years now.

I eagerly await the Russian Ambassador to the UN trot out reams of evidence proving that the US carried out this attack and being met with casual claims of fake news and fabrication and offers to hold a joint investigation into the incident provided Moscow lets Washington view all their sources and methods that led them to sucb a salacious conclusion that the USA would dare to attack a Russian ally.
Aeros
Member
Mon Apr 09 00:49:23
This is of course assuming the US even fired those missiles. I mean, its entirely possible Israel or Turkey shot them in order to manipulate the US and Russia into a conflict. Who knows!
Forwyn
Member
Mon Apr 09 01:39:18
I'm guessing Das Juden
Asgard
Member
Mon Apr 09 02:49:34
No missiles coukd be fired without both the US and Russia know who fired them.
Asgard
Member
Mon Apr 09 02:50:38
That is, they know eveeything but keep quite about it.
Asgard
Member
Mon Apr 09 02:50:50
Quiet*
Bleh
Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 03:49:36
That Asgard's all of a sudden shows up here, is proof that it was Isralie who fired the missiles.
Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 03:50:09
*Asgard (scratch the 's)
Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 03:54:54
Aeros

"I eagerly await the Russian Ambassador to the UN trot out reams of evidence proving that the US carried out this attack"


Why would they do that? The West has shown repeatedly lately that you do not have to have evidence. It's just to act on your belief.
jergul
large member
Mon Apr 09 04:47:43
Israel did it. From Lebanese airspace.

8 missiles fired. 5 missiles intercepted.

Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 04:51:59
"That Asgard's all of a sudden shows up here, is proof that it was Isralie who fired the missiles."

Yup, I was right.


Syria, Russia say Israeli war planes carried out strike on Syrian air base

http://www...pentagon-denies-041934138.html
murder
Member
Mon Apr 09 05:41:13

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago!"

Except that Trump opposed any such intervention.

=================================================
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!

9:20 AM · Sep 5, 2013


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375609403376144384?s=19


Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Apr 09 05:43:37

I wish they would make up their minds. I thought it was missiles.

Asgard
Member
Mon Apr 09 05:47:15
"scratch the 's"

Thank you, I really needed that. I was sitting for too long.
Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 06:47:27
"AGAIN, TO OUR VERY FOOLISH LEADER, DO NOT ATTACK SYRIA - IF YOU DO MANY VERY BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN & FROM THAT FIGHT THE U.S. GETS NOTHING!"


Maybe Trump isn't that dumb after all. I would not say he is the most intelligent president since James Madison... but he's not THAT dumb.
jergul
large member
Mon Apr 09 07:14:45
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese military has released an official statement confirming that Israeli warplanes were behind the missile attack on Syria’s T-4 military airbase on very early Monday morning.

According to the Lebanon’s Army Command-Orientation Directorate, four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace between 3:25 A.M. to 3:35 A.M. on Monday, firing missiles whilst over the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Jounieh.

Given that Russian military authorities claim that two warplanes conducted the T-4 airbase attack, it is possible that the additional 2 aircraft mentioned by Lebanon where only part of the mission to provide electronic countermeasure support – a standard practice.

Lebanon is now the third country, in addition to Russia and Syria, to officially call-out Israel for the missile attack. Israeli military and diplomatic authorities are still yet to comment on the event.

=============

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-pictures-show-aftermath-of-israeli-missile-strike-on-syrian-airbase/

Nothing to see really.
Rugian
Member
Mon Apr 09 07:21:09
What proof so we have that the Lebanese military actually saw Israel fire the missiles though? For all we know, Russia just told them Israel fired the missiles and Lebanon believed it. How many external investigations have been conducted to determine whether there were any actual missiles and if Israel shot them? This is all very suspicious.
jergul
large member
Mon Apr 09 07:49:51
Ruggy
Its all good fun until people take action on unsubstantiated claims.
Rugian
Member
Mon Apr 09 07:54:32
You really picked the wrong career in life jergul, you would have been an excellent public spokesman. That's a very convenient argument given that neither Russia or Syria can reasonably take any retaliatory measures here.
jergul
large member
Mon Apr 09 08:28:42
Ruggy
Uhm, yuck?

http://twi...tus/974331050187993088/photo/1

Russia has few unplucked hens with Israel. Their politicians cater to the same demographics is my theory.

There are tons of measures Russia could take if it wanted to, but those would be at odds with a whole slew of things (none of them military).

Fact of the matter is that both Israel and Russia want to maintain friendly relations.

The outcome here will be that Russia will increase delivery rates on close-in-defence-systems to placate Syria, and to some extent Iran and Hezbollah.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Mon Apr 09 09:11:59
Israel Told US Officials About Plans To Strike Syrian Air Base

by Tyler Durden

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:26

While the US didn't directly order the airstrike against Syria's T-4 airbase late Sunday night (Russia and the Syrian government had initially blamed the attack on the US), American officials reportedly confirmed to NBC News that the US had been informed of the impending strike by its ally, Israel.



The pre-dawn attack was intended as retaliation for a poison gas attack on the last rebel stronghold near Damascus. That attack has been blamed (with no supporting evidence) on the Syrian regime.

Since 2012, Israel has launched more than 100 airstrikes on Syrian territory. Israel had previously struck the T-4 base in February after an Iranian drone purportedly violated Israeli airspace.

The T-4 base is near the Shayrat air base, which the US struck with nearly 60 tomahawk cruise missiles last year in response to another chemical attack that was blamed on the Syrian government (again, with no evidence).

President Trump threatened both "animal Assad" and Putin following the attack, saying there would be a "big price to pay" for masterminding the attack.

Trump is preparing to meet with senior military leaders and his new national security advisor - the infamously hawkish John Bolton - to discuss the administration's Syria strategy.

Meanwhile, Assad's government has denied any involvement in the chemical strike.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called reports of the attack a "provocation." The Russian military says it found no evidence of chemicals weapons used at the scene of the purported gas attack.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed with its network of activists on the ground that 14 peopled had died during the strike, including Iranians and three Syrian officers.

Rami Abdurrahman, head of theObservatory, said the strike targeted a mobile air defense unit and some buildings inside the base.

The missiles also struck outposts near the base that have been used by Iranian soldiers.

News that the US knew of - and therefor tacitly approved of - the Israeli strikes will only serve to further strain relations between the US and Russia, which have officially deteriorated to their worst state since the Cold War.

And it also begs the question: How will Syria and Russia react?

http://www...aeli-airstrike-syrian-air-base
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Apr 09 10:19:15
Why the fuck does anyone care about syria?
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Mon Apr 09 10:29:14
I am unsure it begs the quesion. What was the reaction the other 100 times? Nothing or very little. It is uncertain what efficacy these raids have. I am sure it serves so purpose for the internal politics of Israel, but beyond that?
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Apr 09 11:21:15

We have the ability to obliterate Syria's air force completely and totally.

It would be interesting if Trump would go to that extreme.

Forwyn
Member
Mon Apr 09 12:09:13
Yeah, definitely interesting. Give a dead jihadi rebellion some new legs to stand on.
Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 12:52:59
So *if* Syria used chemical weapons in an attack on rebels, then maybe they did it to save lives. Because maybe a whole lot more people, including civilians, would have died if the Syrian army invaded the area. Kinda like how the US used nuclear weapons to save lives.

Besides, if some civilians died it may be because the terrorists are using them as human shields. Right? I’m also sure that neither Syria or Russia is targetting civilians.
Allahuakbar
Member
Mon Apr 09 12:58:07
HE WILL ATTACK!!!!!!!!

http://twitter.com/StateDept/status/983381624212500480

"We're making some major decisions over the next 24-48 hours"
Rugian
Member
Mon Apr 09 13:06:19
He's just giving time for Assad to make amends.

"In a surprise move Monday, the Syrian government announced that it was renaming the Great Mosque of Damascus to the Great Trump Mosque. In unrelated news, the Pentagon said it would not be taking any retaliatory measures against Assad at this time."
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon Apr 09 13:32:55

A missile cruiser is on the way to the area and I think I heard a carrier is on the way too.

Paramount
Member
Mon Apr 09 13:40:49
...on the way to defend al-Qaida terrorists.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Mon Apr 09 13:42:54
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaTJ0DwU8AE0aWT.jpg
Aeros
Member
Mon Apr 09 23:08:57
Rumor mill is in overdrive that the coming response will see Israel involved in a major way due to their fears over Irans involvement in the war.

Lots of pieces moving. The Russians are freaked for good reason as this has provided the "in" everyone on the sidelines have been waiting for. For the US, this breaks the agreement Russia signed with us in 2013. The chemical weapons were clearly not removed. Assad has also blown right past the warning lines Trump put in place when he launched those cruise missiles last year.

The French are also bitting the bit now. Apparently when Obama called off the strikes in 2013 the French Airforce was already in the air. Macron has threatened to strike unilaterally if the US won't so anything.

Israel for its part has already fired the first shots so Netenyahu is clearly on board.
Forwyn
Member
Mon Apr 09 23:11:37
Imagine literally giving aid directly to ISIS simply because they're on the opposite side of Iranian advisors.
Aeros
Member
Mon Apr 09 23:14:18
and lord knows nobody is going to put the brakes on this at this point. Europe has been howling over the refugee crisis for the last 3 years and with it just getting worse as time goes by the usual voices for moderation are silent. Ditto within the white house now that is controlled by yes men and neo cons.

This won't be a limited strike this time. I think its going to be a decapitation strike aimed at destroying the assad government and senior leadership.
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Apr 10 00:27:05
That is a bad idea. Assad in power = fewer refugees.

Especially if potential refugees get gassed... haha
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 02:34:56
Aeros
Boy, you are gullable. Anyways, Russian deployment in Syria is pinned on nuclear weapons same as always.

Their SAM batteries are going to have quite the turkey shoot if anyone goes for decapitation.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 04:35:15

I look for a mission involving the Stealth Bombers.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Apr 10 04:35:34
So it will not be Bekaa Valley 2.0?
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 04:41:42
HR
That would be a waste of money. Ships are more cost efficient if the platform has to stand off over international waters anyway.

Nimi
Nah. Even the Syrian pantyrs and upgraded BUKs are not even targettable due to Russians being embedded in their operation.
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 04:41:55
Pantsyr*
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Apr 10 04:50:50
Every day of the week, I am on the side of team West, every day but the days she decides to repeat old mistakes.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 04:51:33

The Russians will be warned.


The ships can do little with their missiles whereas the bombers can cause major systemic damage.

You do know that we have the capability to completely obliterate their total airforce, don't you?

jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 05:00:27
HR
You know Russia has the capability to completely obliterate your society, right?

Since we are talking about being genocidal.

The bombers cannot penetrate Syrian Airspace.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 05:07:51

I doubt this will turn nuclear. Because as soon as they launched we would retaliate. Then instead of two countries, we would have two burned out cinders.


They would not know the bombers were even there until they were on their way out.

jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 05:13:10
Russia would know before the aircraft finished taxiing onto their take-off runway HR.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 05:18:02

Yes, but how would they know when they entered Syrian airspace?



jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 05:52:45
They would use radars.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 06:12:04

There is a reason they are called "Stealth" Bombers.

jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 06:28:33
They are called stealth because they have relatively low radar cross-sections from some vectors.

"In 2012, Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz stated the B-2's 1980s-era stealth would make it less survivable in future contested airspaces, so the USAF is to proceed with the Next-Generation Bomber despite overall budget cuts.[57]"

Russia would just ping them off (make the bomber aware that it was discovered by radar), so you could always try before breaking off on approach to the Syrian coast.

Syria might not be as nice about it.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 07:57:59

So, Trump will try something else.

You can bet it will be something serious.

Sam Adams
Member
Tue Apr 10 08:37:49
Lol@jergul
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 10:38:19
HR
Yah, like stand-off cruise missiles launched from ships.

rofl@sammy
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Apr 10 12:44:10
Tue Apr 10 12:43:35
'You don't need permission!' Tony Blair STAGGERING call for UK to BACK airstrikes on Syria

FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair said it is “not strictly necessary” to gain parliamentary approval before launching strikes on Syria following a suspected chemical attack that left over 70 people dead.

http://www...cal-attack-Donald-Trump-Russia
Rugian
Member
Tue Apr 10 12:50:38
"Tony Blair says UK should launch military action in Syria because 'non-intervention has consequences'"

http://www...cal-attack-us-un-a8297336.html

If there is a Hell, I hope Tony Blair is definitely going there.
Forwyn
Member
Tue Apr 10 13:32:18
"'non-intervention has consequences'"

More dead jihadis and a shorter war?
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 13:40:43
The election of Corbyn?
Rugian
Member
Tue Apr 10 14:11:15
Nah, Corbyn's election was due to Labour being a bunch of secret anti-Semites.
jergul
large member
Tue Apr 10 14:33:24
I meant non-intervention could lead to a Labour Government. Thatcher rode to victory on the back of sheep. Blair no doubt thinks goats might serve the same purpose (new labour would rather a conservative government than a communist one).
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Apr 10 19:23:38
If russia keeps behaving like animals, they might have to be destroyed.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Tue Apr 10 20:42:28

AFP news agency‏Verified account @AFP


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#BREAKING Any French strikes on Syria regime would target chemical facilities, says President Macron



11:12 AM - 10 Apr 2018
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Apr 10 21:38:54

The longer it takes to get ready, the more through it will be.

I look for the allies to take out the Syrian air force, their munition dumps, their chemical storage, and their military repair facilities.

And, the attacks will all happen at the same time. Except for one thing. They will send in fighter jets or drones first to take out the radar.



Forwyn
Member
Tue Apr 10 23:27:11
Why do you support terrorists?
jergul
large member
Wed Apr 11 00:42:09
These threads do not give me much faith in alliance assurances.

If we accept that Syria is a Russian ally, and accept that this alliance status offers it no protection from attack.

Then we need to question exactly why Russia would think being a member of Nato offers any particular country protection from attack.

Repriocity is the cornerstone of international relations. Do onto others what will be done on yourself.
jergul
large member
Wed Apr 11 04:05:21
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces have been conducting a large number of flights along the Syrian coast in response to the U.S.’ latest threat of force against the government in Damascus.

According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, Syrian and Russian jets have been conducting nonstop flights along Syria’s coast since 6:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), with both air forces sharing the Hmaymim Airport in Jableh.

The source added that the Syrian Air Force has moved several jets to the Russian operated Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia.

The reason for the Syrian Air Force moving their jets to the Hmaymim Airport is due to the threat posed by the possible U.S. attack on their military installations.

Similar to the precautionary measures they took before the U.S. attack last year, the Syrian Air Force is attempting to protect their air assets by moving them to the Russian base.
Paramount
Member
Wed Apr 11 05:13:34
http://twitter.com/The_Cyrenian/status/983804709780664320
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