The JNN position on Syria is this: It is all about Saudi and Qutar Oil and Gas pipelines to Europe anyway so Obama and Clinton are willing to risk WAR with Russia to back the Big Petro (Aramco) play in wiping out Assad, Russian and Iranian influence in the region?    What the Hell are they thinking???

Excerpt: The Pentagon has warned Syria and Russia that the US is ready to shoot down their planes, which Washington claims threaten American advisers in northern Syria.
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis claimed on Friday the US fighters attempted to intercept the Syrian planes to protect American advisers – the term US military often uses for its Special Operations Forces – working with Kurdish forces after the Syrian government jets bombed the area. On Monday, another Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook, said, “We would continue to advise the Syrian regime to steer clear of those areas.” We are going to defend our people on the ground, and do what we need to defend them,” Cook told reporters.


He said, “it’s not a no-fly zone,” but added that “the Syrian regime would be wise to avoid areas where coalition forces have been operating.”
When asked about Russia, Cook said the US would also do the same with the Russian jets, which have been striking Daesh targets in Syria at its government’s request since last year.
“If they threaten US forces, we always have the right to defend our forces,” Cook said.

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Meanwhile today on the other side of Syria…..

Israeli jets have carried out an airstrike in Syria’s Golan Heights, claiming that the attack was in retaliation for stray fire from Syrian fighting factions that landed inside Israel.

On Monday, the Israeli army announced that it had hit a “Syrian army launcher” after a stray shell from fighting in Syria landed close to an Israeli fence in central Golan. Nobody was injured in either of the incidents.


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