Before I move onto the American moves in Syria, the Clinton News Network/CNN has an article out about how you shouldn’t believe your lying eyes. America is doing GREAT under the Obama Administration. Jobs are plentiful and the economy (which has had 1% growth in each of the 8 years of the Obama Presidency) is booming. The stats cited are gaffed and are worthy of an e-mail from Hillary R. Clinton – total bunk. There is desperation on the part of the Left (and the CNN propaganda machine) to portray Barack and Hillary as competent.
On to the War
The US called the attacks an “accident” but I have difficulty believing that.
The Russians reported: “The American air strike on positions of the Syrian government troops killed 62 people, injured 98 more, and destroyed 11 pieces of military hardware.”
“A spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense criticized the US airstrikes on the 17th. Maria Zakharova said the strikes jeopardized a Russian-US agreement on Syria and looked like evidence that Washington was helping the Islamic State (ISIL) militants.
“We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: that the White House is defending ISIS. Now there can be no doubts about that,” according to Zakharova who spoke on Rossiya-24 TV.
“We demand a full and detailed explanation from Washington. That explanation must be given at the UN Security Council.”
“If these strikes were due to an error in the target coordinates, that would be a direct consequence of the US’ refusal to coordinate with Russia its fight against the terrorist groups in Syria,” the Army statement read.
The Russians – along with the Iranians and Lebanese Hizballah – are present in and conduct military operations at the request of the UN-recognized Syria government. The US is operating as a “maverick” element because we are really not in favor of any of the parties presently engaged. Yes, there is the so-called “moderate Syrian cadre”, funded by the CIA, but it’s very small, and is not capable of doing much of anything in the foreseeable future. This covert action (which is anything but covert) has been completely bungled by the Obama Administration. The US attack on the 17th has destroyed any possibility of effective coordination, much less cooperation, between the Russian and American military contingents. The ceasefire is likely to collapse soon, possibly this week, because the Russians will never believe the attack was an accident.