"ISIS launched attacks on the Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor only 7 minutes after the US-led coalition's airstrikes on Saturday, a military source said, adding that the air and ground assault were highly coordinated, According to FNA report." This seriously cuts against any US claims about this being an accident. additional information, in the below, also corroborates this. What's big is not just the bombing action on the part of the US itself, but Russia's now public and irreversible statements, all to be understood in the context of recent events. Israel bombed the SAA earlier in the week and as a response from the SAA, had several of their crafts shot down. Of course the Obama administration is going to be pressured by its 'only democratic ally in the region' to take direct action against the SAA, diplomacy be damned. So of course the US had to do something. Things need to be set up so that the course of events and the dependent relationships have the effect of pushing Clinton and/or her successor into the White House. Samantha Power's statements at the UN were deplorable, a real 'low point' in the history of US diplomacy. Of course the US has long been an imperialist power, only before it was able to couch this as the fight against communism. But this total lack of refinement, tact, comportment, sophistication, composure, and basic diplomacy on the part of the US's Foreign Ministry and Press Secretary represents a new low in US history. It's the Israelification of US diplomacy.
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