The already hapless condition in Syria has become all the more aggravated with the superpowers participating in what they all claim as war against the ISIS. China has joined forces with Russia and Iran — both known adversaries of America. Analysts were quick to say that with these enemies acting in Syria, accidental collisions could spark a bigger war of what could be the World War 3.
Although Russia and Iran have been relentless in its support for Syria’s Bashar as-Assad, the two countries’ recent action of sending bombers from Iran caught the Americans off-guard. After all, this was the first time that Russian president Vladimir Putin deploys bombers from a military base in Iran.
What made the situation all the more tensed was that Russia, which signed an agreement with America involving their safe participation in Syria, did not gave follow the standard operating procedure. According to a report from the website Military.com, Russia only gave the U.S a short notice that its flying some of its bomber jets from Iran.
World War 3 looms in Syria
The report was confirmed by Col. Chris Garver, spokesperson for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. Garver said Russia violated the agreement it signed by the coalition to which Russia is a signatory country.
Garver, however, was elusive and did not give away hint that the situation did not sit well with America.
“The Russians did notify the coalition. They informed us they were coming through. We assured safety of flight as those bombers passed through the area and toward their target and then when they passed out again,” he said Garver was quoted as saying by the Military.
Garver was referring to Russia’s Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers. The bomber jets took off from the Iranian city of Hamedan, just 175 miles southeast of the capital Tehran. It was also the first time since 1979 that a foreign-power bomber jets took off from the Iranian soil.
World War 3 – Russia, Iran, China against America
Meanwhile, apart from the strengthening alliance between Russia and Iran, it appeared that the U.S. has to deal with another major player in the scene — China. This, after China is reportedly siding with the Russians and Iran in bombing Syria, the state-run news website Xinhua reported.
Since the current Syrian war erupted in 2015, China has maintained a somewhat neutral position in the conflict, considering it has some other issue it has to deal with in the South China Sea. China’s support will come in a form of joint military training with Syrian military, the report added.