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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
I think there was a near run-in in the skies today (Russian/US aircraft). So now our planes have been ordered, if they see a Russian aircraft (within such and such a distance) they are to leave the area.
This is reportedly because our military doesn't trust Russia not to have an "accident". This was on TV, if anybody wants more details I'll go see if I can find something. Apparently today they were both going after the same target.
U.S. jet has close call with Russian fighter over Syria
Washington (CNN)—The U.S. military has had to divert two aircraft over Syria to ensure they could maintain a safe flying distance from a Russian fighter aircraft in the same area, according to Captain Jeff Davis, Pentagon spokesman.
It was the first time the U.S. needed to do so since Russia began military operations in Syria at the end of last month.
The two planes were F-16s that had departed from Turkey's Incirlik air base and were on their way to a location near the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, , a senior defense official told CNN. The U.S. aircraft that diverted were not able to complete their mission.
originally posted by: gspat
The saddest thing is, if there is no one to take over once they do in Assad, what are they doing trying for a regime change in the first place?
Haven't they learned from the examples they created before that just taking the leadership out and hoping for the best hasn't really worked out too well?
Or maybe that's what they were planning?