Monday, September 19, 2016

We strike their soldiers, they strike an aid convoy...

Thanks to SvD for the link!

via EuroNews.
An international aid convoy has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo according to the Syrian Red Crescent.
At least 18 of the 31 vehicles were struck as they were delivering assistance for 78,000 people in a rebel-held area.
One report said at least 12 people were killed, most of them drivers.
UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said it was an “outrage”.
“The convoy was the outcome of a long process of permission and preparations to assist isolated civilians,” he said in a statement.
Aid deliveries to besieged areas were a key part of the cessation of hostilitiesdeal brokered by the US and Russia seven days ago.
However earlier the Syrian military announced in a statement that the effect of that “truce regime” which came into force on September 12 was now at an end.
Airstrikes began almost immediately on Aleppo and other major cities.The Syrian military and rebels had accused each other of violating the truce.
And the idiocy continues.  We strike Syrian forces and the Russians call an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council and we basically blow it off.

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought that there would be no repercussions?  Someone thought that an aid convoy could be sent in without penalty?

People in leadership are making basic mistakes that's getting other people killed.  In what world do you think that you can "talk shit" without a response?  Fantasy land is not how the real world works!  It would be funny except that real people are dying because of this stupidity.

My predicted next step?  Russia will move in more anti-air systems, station a few anti-air frigates offshore and declare a no fly zone over Syria.  We're heading to the point of an allied warplane getting shot down.

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