Syria News: WW3 Looms As Russia Bombs US Ally, America Ready To Retaliate

Syria News: WW3 Looms As Russia Bombs US Ally, America Ready To Retaliate
Bombed out vehicles Aleppo during the Syrian civil war. Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria / Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
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The most recent revelation in Syria news was brought up by a top U.S. commander who warned Moscow and Damascus that the United States would retaliate if threatened.


Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said that the U.S. “will defend itself if threatened” after fighter planes bombed an area in Syria where Americans are operating.

Syria News: Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend’s Warning

According to the Daily Mail, Townsend is based in Baghdad. The U.S. commander took an oath to protect U.S. special operations forces based in northern Syria if they are attacked by Russian and Syrian forces.

“We’ve informed the Russians where we’re at,” he told CNN. “(They) tell us they’ve informed the Syrians, and I’d just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened.”

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It was reported that Lt. Gen. Townsend is the first senior military commander to make statements on the record regarding the U.S. possibly challenging the Syrian Air Force. The commander said in the interview that he is preparing to keep up the pressure on ISIS. Adding to that, he gave out a very ambitious military goal.

In the interview, he said that he hoped the U.S.-led coalition could vanquish ISIL in Iraq and Syria next year. He also explained that he is aware that it might be ambitious; however, he would put effort on achieving this goal.

Syria News: Thursday’s Incident

According to CNN, the Lt. General’s warning came after a peculiar incident took place on Thursday. This “unusual” incident was formulated when President Bashar al-Assad’s regime sent warplanes to bomb an area where U.S. special operations forces were functioning.

The special operations forces were in the location to act as aides to Kurdish forces in their battle against the terrorist group ISIS. However, the U.S. troops were compelled to defend special operations forces.

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  • grumium

    Upgrade NATO security mechanisms in the Middle East.

  • Dan1369

    Daniel McAdams nailed the craziness of this bulltwinkle:

    “Just when you thought US foreign policy could not get more absurd. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who is listed as “commander of US forces in Iraq and Syria,” has issued a warning to the Syrian military that if its counter-insurgency operations on Syrian soil leave US troops on Syrian soil “feeling threatened,” the US military would “defend itself.”

    That needs to be broken down to even be believed.

    The Syrian military is fighting an armed uprising on its own soil. The US government is training and equipping several factions of that armed insurgency, in this case the Kurdish YPG militia. The US military is also operating on Syrian soil alongside and in support of the YPG militia. Members of the YPG militia have, over the past several days, been firing on Syrian government forces. The Syrian air force returns fire on its own soil and the US military that is illegally operating on Syrian soil issues a warning to the Syrian government to stop firing on insurgents on Syrian soil!

    The US government has a military “commander” commanding US forces operating illegally — according to US and international law — on a foreign country’s soil.

    Logic might suggest that if the US military does not want its Special Forces to feel threatened by Syrian government counter-insurgency activities, perhaps it should remove them from that foreign territory in which they are illegally operating.

    But the empire creates its own logic and it is not for we mere mortals to understand it. If the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex want to threaten war in Syria (which will be de facto war with Russia) it is not our place to question it. We just plug in to our television screens and feel that soothing sound of state propaganda telling us it’s all being done to keep us safe. There, that feels better…”