So, Russia appears to have targeted some U.S. allies in Syria…
Human rights groups say Russian airstrikes in Syria targeted US-backed rebels on Thursday, as a new report claims hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived for an upcoming ground offensive. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims the targets of Russian airstrikes included US-backed group Tajamu Alezzah.
… after giving the U.S. one-hour notice (at our Iraq embassy) to get out of the way:
On Wednesday, US diplomats in Baghdad were reduced to the role of meekly receiving a message. Russian air strikes on targets across Syriawould commence in one hour, their visitor told them. For the safety of all concerned, it would be better if the US Air Force stayed out of the way and suspended its own bombing campaign in Syria.
Russia denied the targeting…
‘The rumours that the target of these air strikes was not IS positions are unfounded,’ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told journalists in New York on Thursday after meeting his US counterpart, John Kerry.
… but then again, Russia denied it was moving in on Ukraine.
Hey, remember when President Obama and the New York Times mocked Mitt Romney for calling Russia a “geopolitical foe”? Be sure to pay attention to the consequences of believing that partisan spin and reelecting Obama.