In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
According to SANA (Syrian Arab News Agency), the Army general command announced on Sunday that the U.S. air force targeted one of the army’s warplanes in the al-Rasafah region in Raqqa southern countryside while it was carrying out a combatant mission against ISIS terrorist organization, causing it to down and lose its pilot. On the other hand, the coalition headquarters in Iraq stated that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who are backed by the U.S. led coalition.
No matter which version of what really happened on the ground is the truth, both versions are equally fishy, and should ring lots of alarm bells for everybody.
If what the Syrian army claims is true, the U.S. led coalition is preventing the defeat of ISIS, and is trying to keep them as a useful enemy. There are hundreds of such incidents, reported by reliable sources, that the U.S. is actively and directly helping ISIS. I am not sure about this particular incident, but people in the U.S., and their representative in congress and Senate should question their government about the way they conduct War On Terror and its objectives.
If what the U.S. Army claims is true, the United States is now actively engaged in the Syrian civil war, without the Security Counsel resolution or any international sanction. The United States starts a war without declaration of war with the Syrian government, or even with a presidential executive order. The U.S. was supposed to fight terrorism, but targeting the Syrian regime’s fighter jet, over their soil, is not fighting terrorism.
If you do not get what is going on, let me explain more:
When an army shoots down the fighter jet of a legitimate government, over its soil, their own fighter jets become a legitimate target. The Syrian army has a good air defense capability, and targeting the U.S. jets is not that hard. It’s just a political decision for them to decide if they want to shoot down foreign fighter jets. One or two of such incidents can easily end-up as a full scale war.
So if the U.S. government is begging for a war, people in the U.S. and other coalition nations should ask why they should engage in an unprovoked war, and what the real motives are.