US shoots down a Syrian fighter jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.
The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday’s confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. While the U.S. has said since it began recruiting, training and advising what it calls moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight IS that it would protect them from potential Syrian government retribution, this was the first time it resorted to engaging in air-to-air combat to make good on that promise.

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7 Responses to US shoots down a Syrian fighter jet

  1. BTDT says:

    Soooo, we shot down a syria plane, who is trying to exterminate AQ/ISIS. Who we seem to be using for Deep State Gains.
    Yeah, thats about The Real Truth, at least to guys i know personally and for a fact who have been over there training the bastards!
    I ain’t impressed!!!

  2. Tom W. says:

    There was a time in American Foreign Policy History, that we simply dispatched these rogue little dictators and tyrants. Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK come to mind, not global scale wars, but annoying little fucks.

    We simply ENDED the problem. We don’t anymore. As far as downing a Syrian aircraft? Ask the Libyan air Force how that worked under Reagan. It took 15 minutes to clean their clock back in the 80’s.

    Time for a little whoop ass to make a comeback. Fuck the UN, fuck the liberal hippy peaceniks, time for a speak softly and carry a big stick comeback.

    Fuck shit up and leave.

    • Even better we bring our troops home to guard our borders and tell the rest of the world to go perform an unnatural sex act. Nothing in the Middle East is any responsibility of the US tax payers or worth one drop of American blood. Close our borders and there is no foreign threat to the US from anyone.

      Remember, we have invited every Muslim terrorist in the past 20 years to come here. We need to completely shut down all immigration for at least 50 years. Most problems we have with terrorism today is because our presidents have gone around smacking these “annoying little fucks” and then inviting every goat humper to move here. Mind our own business and these “annoying little fucks” can annoy Russia and China all they want.

      • bettysteve says:

        and take all the troops and spying equipment out of Australia too? please.
        Then Australia can turn to shit on it’s own and the peasants have nobody to blame but themselves…

  3. Timbo says:

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    • Wirecutter says:

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      Thank you.

      • Timbo says:

        Ok, ill try and figure that out.
        When i do, ill throw out a newcomnent – to maybe give some inspiration!

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