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ALERT: US Shoots Down Jet, Furious Putin Issues Serious Warning
The damage done by Obama has been far reaching, but mending fences between our two nations was a stated goal of Trump’s on the campaign trail. And for some reason, the Left has decided that doing so is a bad thing.
So they’ve been trying to sabotage any possibility of reconciliation since Trump took office.
That being said, even though Trump wants to work with the Russians, it doesn’t mean he won’t stand up to them when need be.
However, Obama was quick to undo all the progress made during Bush administration, opting to behave in an antagonistic fashion ad undermine previously signed treaties.
Which is exactly what he did this weekend when the US shot down a Syrian plane in Syria on Sunday.
As reported at Allen B. West, in response, the Russians have issued a serious warning.
The Kremlin said it will now treat US-led coalition planes in Syria that fly west of the Euphrates River as targets.
The Russian Defense Ministry also demanded a full explanation why the US thought it was justified in shooting down the aircraft.
US-coalition forces attacked the plane after it dropped several bombs near their position.
“Following the Pro-Syrian forces attack, the coalition contacted its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established ‘de-confliction line’ to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing,” the statement said.
“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.“
Furthermore, the US says it undoubtedly complied with proper “rules of engagement,” seeing how they repeatedly tried to de-escalate the situation and communicate with the Russians.
But they didn’t care to listen, so the tough choice was made.
And that choice was the right one. While working with the Kremlin is important, Putin cannot be allowed to take advantage of Trump’s attempts to make peace with them.
It’s not weakness to want to work with adversaries, just common sense and pragmatism. But at the same time, a red line must be drawn on the kind of behavior that will be tolerated.
The Russians can whine all they want, but they’ve been antagonizing US-backed forces for some time now, thinking we’ll just let them get away with it.
But Trump showed strength in his willingness to take down their plane. Hopefully, Putin gets the message and stops this juvenile game. If not, he can expect to lose a lot more than a plane, so long as Trump’s around.