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skuthorp
10-05-2016, 03:58 PM
At likely the worst moment for the US, in the middle of a divisive election campaign, the proposal for a Syrian No Fly Zone signals an increased involvement and a likely confrontation directly with Russia in the proxy warat present in progress. If progress is the word. Seemingly this has support from both majors, but who knows about Donald.

"With hardly a mention of the conflict on the presidential campaign trail, the United States may soon face a critical decision in the Syrian war: whether to establish a no-fly zone to defend civilians against Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
The idea, long resisted by the Obama administration, has been endorsed by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-syria-isis_us_57e997eee4b0c2407cd8c748) and by prominent Republicans, Democrats and defense experts. It would declare a portion of northern Syria and perhaps southern Syria off-limits to Syrian and Russian aircraft, and would enforce it with air-to-air fighters and long-range cruise missiles.

A well-fortified no-fly zone would be a major escalation from the current U.S. posture, which is confined to air strikes and some training and support of friendly militias. But it could provide a safe haven for Syrian refugees and a training base for U.S.-backed rebel fighters. And it would be a thumb in the eye of Syrian President Bashar Assad.".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/syria-no-fly-zone_us_57f29ecee4b082aad9bc832b

Couple of other links with different takes here
http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/10/03/avaaz-washingtons-merchant-of-war-peddles-the-no-fly-zone-in-syria-calls-for-another-libya/

https://sputniknews.com/russia/20161001/1045910777/dunford-hillary-war-syria-russia.html

Lew Barrett
10-05-2016, 07:12 PM
It's hard to think of anybody who deserves a thumb in the eye more than Assad. Don't take that the wrong way.

PeterSibley
10-05-2016, 07:19 PM
It seems inevitable, what Russia is doing is a deliberate provocation. Where do the Russians want it to go?

CWSmith
10-05-2016, 07:29 PM
It's hard to think of anybody who deserves a thumb in the eye more than Assad. Don't take that the wrong way.

A man killing his own people to stay in power? How do we take that the wrong way?

LeeG
10-05-2016, 07:50 PM
It seems inevitable, what Russia is doing is a deliberate provocation. Where do the Russians want it to go?

Except US policy encouraging Assads exit opens up Syria to ISIS/al Qaeda.

LeeG
10-05-2016, 07:57 PM
Lots of fingers in the pot

http://www.alternet.org/world/inside-shadowy-pr-firm-thats-driving-western-opinion-towards-regime-change-syria

Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.