The Russians are pissed

Russia has threatened to shoot down US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces operate amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet.

The country’s defence ministry said it would also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.

The statement followed after a US F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian army SU-22 jet on Sunday in the countryside near Raqqa.

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8 Responses to The Russians are pissed

  1. Dave says:

    So by shooting down a Syrian jet, we are now fighting on the same side as Iranian militias. Can anyone explain this to me ?

  2. orlin sellers says:

    Russia has shown plenty of restraint, but now have officially warned the U.S. Will they provoke the Bear?

  3. Unclezip says:

    That F-18 was sitting on station, just waiting for the opportunity. We are now officially at war with Syria, who with Russia is fighting ISIS, whom we are supplying and fighting.

    This shit is going to get out of hand, and we’re all gonna die.

  4. Doug Williams says:

    man its a good thing Trump has been colluding with Russia and is such good friends with them

  5. partyzantski says:

    This most likely is a “bump” strategy. When the Russians bump back, it will be somewhat inscrutable and bewildering as to how to reply in kind. It may not be limited to Syria, and it may not be a jet. The asymmetry is literally going to be to die for. The game is to not make it so obvious that the US has a causus belli, but painful enough that tank session calculus gets modified in a more cautionary direction.

    Subtext will be, who controls military… President, or deep state? (or even someone else).

  6. anonymous says:

    But . . . but . . . Trump and Russians are friends ! This can’t be happening – friends don’t shoot down each others planes.

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