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Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Joseph The Carpenter, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Joseph The Carpenter

    Joseph The Carpenter Well-Known Member

    http://hosted2.ap.org/APDefault/*/A...tes-Syria/id-8a92d6bae00846daa1d1bbf8ab54c719

    The U.S. had not shot down a Syrian regime aircraft before Sunday's confrontation, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. While the U.S. has said since it began recruiting, training and advising what it calls moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight IS that it would protect them from potential Syrian government retribution, this was the first time it resorted to engaging in air-to-air combat to make good on that promise.
     
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  2. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Somebody check the fan.
    I think it smells funny.
     
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  3. Hol

    Hol Worships Him Staff Member

    Important news, thanks for posting.
     
  4. Hol

    Hol Worships Him Staff Member

    The NY Times just reported it too.
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Well known member

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  6. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Interesting.
     
  7. sara ann

    sara ann Well-Known Member

    It took me a minute...
     
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  8. Watchman35

    Watchman35 Well-Known Member

    Ever struggle to light a match against the side of the matchbox? Here is the analogy of the Middle East that comes to my mind. Seems to me the Middle East is like a drought-afflicted forest, with crispy dry deadwood and parched trees just waiting to go up in flames. Each of these types of incidents is like a camper attempting to strike a match. One of these days, the match is going to actually spark and ignite. When it does, a raging fire will ensue throughout the region. Not sure if we will be here to see it.
     
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  9. Hol

    Hol Worships Him Staff Member

    :groan

    Oops! Took me longer than a minute...
     
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  10. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

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  11. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    It's no fun if it's really obvious.
    And I had to disguise the cliche for other reasons.
     
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