The world is a dangerous place. The U.S. military work tirelessly to keep us and our allies safe.
But that often comes at a price. The United States is often forced into action to keep our people and resources protected.
That angers some nations, who don’t like the idea that America is involved in world affairs. This one just warned us that they’ll take action, if we continue to do so.
On June 18, a fighter jet belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime bombed the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in the Raqqa province, near the de facto ISIS capital. American forces responded by immediately shooting down the Syrian aircraft…
According to the BBC, the Russian government, which backs the Assad regime, was angered by what it calls a “flagrant attack” that will have “dangerous repercussions,” despite the U.S. claiming it used the proper communication channels to warn the Syrian aircraft…
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement:
“Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates river, will be tracked by Russian anti-aircraft forces in the sky on the ground and treated as targets.”
It’s clear Russia has its own agenda in Syria. And it might not have anything to do with getting rid of ISIS.
Russia’s backing of Syria dictator Assad—a man whose attacked his own people—suggests they are after more. Should the rebels and terrorists be driven from Syria, with Assad maintaining power, Russia could very well be ruling a puppet regime.
The United States and other nations have made it their goal to remove Assad from power. The priority is to destroy ISIS, but Assad cannot remain once that’s done. Russia might be standing in the way.
Does this mean a larger conflict might unfold? Will Russia shoot at American planes, simply to protect their scheme in Syria?
We’ll just have to wait and see.