Assad is the legitimate leader of that country. Nobody but the Syrian people should decide who will lead their country and who shouldn't. Least of all the US government.Bustedknuckle said:Could a coalition of Iran, Russia, Syria and US make quick work of ISIS? Yes, of course..Could three of the 4 then end the Syrian civil war and install an interim government w/o Assad? Sure..Will this happen? Nope.BullsFan22 said:python said:this could be the1st real sign of big crapper to just about hit the fan....
in response to us downing the syrian fighter, russia is suspending the de-confliction agreement and UNILATERALLY establishing a no-fly zone for american and coalition flights
we'll see if they are just talk...regardless, this is the 1st rather unambiguous warning.In areas where Russian aircraft are carrying out military tasks in the skies above Syria, any flying objects, including international coalition aircraft and drones found operating west of the River Euphrates, will be tracked by Russian land and air-based anti-aircraft ground systems as targets
Putin has shown a great amount of patience and restraint here. Hats off to him for not retaliating the way Trump or Obama/Bush before him probably would have. It's obvious that there is one side that clearly knows what it wants to do in Syria, while the other side has no freaking clue. Or else they do have a clue and simply want Assad out of there and want someone else in power, no matter what ISIS does.