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Old 02-03-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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An incident like this moves us closer to a direct conflict with Russia. I say we have no business involving ourselves on any level of any conflict in that part of the world.
More foreign policy ineptness.

Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria's Idlib province - BBC News
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A Russian Sukhoi-25 fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria's north-western province of Idlib.
The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance.
Although he survived the crash he was killed in a ground fight, Moscow said.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham - formerly linked to al-Qaeda - said it had shot down the plane.
The Syrian government, backed by Russian air power, launched a major offensive in December against rebel groups in Idlib.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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I am wondering where they got the anti-air from, how many they have, and what measures are there being used to ensure they are not going to commit terror attacks with it.

Where it says this is a US backed group?
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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An incident like this moves us closer to a direct conflict with Russia. I say we have no business involving ourselves on any level of any conflict in that part of the world.
More foreign policy ineptness.

Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria's Idlib province - BBC News

I'd say there are many parts of the world we have no business involving ourselves in any level of conflict in but those lining their pockets with the proceeds of those conflicts strongly disagree and unfortunately have much more powerful ($$$) lobbies then we do.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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I am wondering where they got the anti-air from, how many they have, and what measures are there being used to ensure they are not going to commit terror attacks with it.

Where it says this is a US backed group?
Man, who knows. Im sure its a leftover weapon that Obama gave to ISIS. Front he sources I read. This rebel group is aligned with al-nursa front... so I doubt it is a US backed group
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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I am wondering where they got the anti-air from, how many they have, and what measures are there being used to ensure they are not going to commit terror attacks with it.

Where it says this is a US backed group?
Well... was it ISIS?
If not, who else is supporting "the rebels" as usual?

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Old 02-03-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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How reckless of the guv,and eventually such weaponry gets used against our own troops.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ebels-manpads/
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The Russian Foreign Ministry declared U.S. intentions to provide Syrian “rebels” fighting the Assad regime in the Syrian Civil War as a “hostile move.” Barack Obama signed the 2017 Defense Authorization bill on Dec. 23rd of this year. The bill provides authorization for the Department of Defense to arm the rebels with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles or ManPADS.

The Russians have a long memory of the Stinger missiles that were provided by the CIA to the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan, which turned the tide of the conflict and forced Soviet withdrawal from the country.
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Old 02-03-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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How reckless of the guv,and eventually such weaponry gets used against our own troops.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news...ebels-manpads/

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The Russian Foreign Ministry declared U.S. intentions to provide Syrian “rebels” fighting the Assad regime in the Syrian Civil War as a “hostile move.” Barack Obama signed the 2017 Defense Authorization bill on Dec. 23rd of this year. The bill provides authorization for the Department of Defense to arm the rebels with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles or ManPADS.

The Russians have a long memory of the Stinger missiles that were provided by the CIA to the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan, which turned the tide of the conflict and forced Soviet withdrawal from the country.
It sure did, but we all remember what happened in Afghanistan next, don't we?
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