On Sunday the U.S. military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had fired at American-backed rebel forces.
A report emerged the following morning claiming “Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are present as ‘targets,'” according to The U.K. Independent:
The country’s defence ministry said the change in position would apply to all aircraft, including those operating as part of the US-backed coalition.
It will also suspend a hotline between Russia and the US set up to prevent mid-air collisions.
The ministry said in a statement: “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets.”
It’s like that, b?
Keep in mind Syria invited the takedown of its plane all by its lonesome self.
As I explained for the Conservative Tribune, the rogue regime first attacked Pentagon-allied Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria. And even after we conducted a show of force AND rang up Russia to ask them to tell the Syrians to cut it out, the asshats continued dropping more bombs.
And then this happened: “At 6:43 p.m., a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces, was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet.”
The pilot reportedly died, but what the hell did he expect? When you mess with da Americacrabo, you get an el stabbo!
The Syrian regime released a statement afterward claiming the pilot had been targeting ISIS militants and that the United States’ decision to take him down “reveals the evil intentions of the US in administrating terrorism and investing it to pass the US-Zionist project in the region.”
Yeah, uh, go eat meat. Better yet, go eat Russia’s meat!