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12.04.2018 - 01:27 [ Morning Star ]

A US-Russia confrontation in Syrian skies is unlikely to be contained there

There is a similar lack of desire for overseas conflicts in France and Britain, which is why recent involvement by the Nato forces has been restricted to aerial bombardment while proxy ground troops risk their lives in combat.
This meets the requirement of both brass hats and the hand-wringing “we have to do something” B-52 liberals whose consciences are always salved by bombing raids, irrespective of civilian “collateral damage.”
Sending warplanes into Syria’s Russia-defended airspace — or firing missiles from outside its borders — will be no picnic.(…)
Bombing plans should be halted and full assistance given to prioritising scientific evidence over assertions to expose the reality of what happened in Douma.