Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Breaking: US-Backed Free Syrian Army Group Shoots Down Russian Jet, Kills Pilot

Photo courtesy of Daily Express

By Daniel McAdams, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

Photo courtesy of Washington's blog
The Jaysh al-Nasr rebel group in Syria, part of the US-backed Free Syrian Army, has posted footage of its fighters celebrating the shoot-down of a Russian Suhkoi-25 jet fighter in the Idlib province of Syria. It is the first time a Russian fighter has been shot down by Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The plane was apparently brought down by a man-portable air defense system (ManPADS) surface-to-air missile. According to press reports, the pilot ejected from the plane safely but was killed by the Syrian rebels on the ground.

Photo courtesy of Pakistan Defence
The 2017 US military spending bill provided authorization for the Department of Defense to arm the rebels with shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles or ManPADS. At the time, the Russians vigorously objected to the dramatic US move to provide sophisticated weaponry to the rebels, claiming (rightfully it turns out) that “[t]he relevant decision also poses a direct threat to aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces…”

The scenario where a US-backed, US-supplied jihadist group in Syria uses US weapons to shoot down a Russian plane and then murders the pilot on the ground should be seen as a near-nightmare escalation, drawing the US and Russia terrifyingly closer to direct conflict.

Now this is all very Interesting to me, as I have heard very little of this news on American media channels, but Wait, There's More!!! I probably did not catch the follow up here as I do not watch Fox News...

Ok, so now we have seen the retaliation video, but let me ask you this, why is the Pentagon saying this??? Click link below this comment...

No anti-aircraft weapons sent to 'our' Syrian rebels – Pentagon after downing of Russian jet 

So, someone is either Lying or not telling the Truth, Geee I wonder who that could be, What are your thoughts???