DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:40 P.M.) – The United States decided to re-position fighter jets belonging to the US-led international coalition, Pentagon’s spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway told reporters on Monday.

“As a result of recent clashes with Syrian pro-regime and Russian forces, we took precautions to change the disposition of the aircraft in Syria in order to continue fighting Islamic State, while maintaining safety of our pilots – considering the known threats on the battlefield,” he told Interfax agency.

Rankine-Galloway did not give a straight answer regarding Russia’s decision to halt participation in the Memorandum on incident prevention in Syria.

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According to him, “the U.S. are always ready to work with the Russians on incident prevention to maintain safety of the coalition’s pilots during combat operations.”

“The direct channel on conflict prevention has proved its effectiveness in terms of decreasing the probability of strategic miscalculations and de-escalation of tensions,” said Rankine-Galloway.

In the meantime, the U.S. are going to work with Russia through diplomatic and military channels in order to restore the incident prevention direct line, head of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, told the press on Monday speaking at the conference of National Press club.

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    • Yes. You can trust the voices of the Pentagon and U.S. State Dept. as far as you can throw them…and most of them are overweight and cannot be thrown at all. Very embarrassing to U.S. as a nation to be so dishonest and totally lacking in integrity.

    • Janjak when dealing with a maddened rabid dog as the US Elite are today it is better to use the advanced brain of homo sapiens. Rabid dogs are unpredictable except for their suicidal aggression. The US regime is really no different to ISIS and are foolish enough to walk into WW3 because they believe their own bullshit.

      When all this madness in the Middle East is over history will record that it was President Putin that helped the American People regain their sanity and saved the world.
      All to many Americans are not bad but for decades they have been completely mad with unjustified hubris.

  1. One possible reason for the US shoot down of the Syrian bomber is that the US had given a safe passage out of Raqqa for armed ISIS terrorists to leave and fight the SAA in Deir Ezzor or Palmyra. In that sense the Syrian bomber was attacking US assets, only it was ISIS 🙂 The US likes to be known as a Trustworthy Partner 🙂

    • Have you ever piloted an aircraft?
      Look at pics inside a Su-22 cockpit.
      You have no MFDs with an EOTS to zoom/lock on target. At best, and not on all fitters, far from it, you have a tiny cathodic N/B TV screen to use to lock missiles and don’t even hope to zoom like on a €50 Chinese smart phone which BTW has far better resolution.
      Do you know how people look from only 600-1000m high?
      Like ants in not smaller… And in case you wouldn’t know, Russian AF stroke SAA at least 2 times last year. Do you think then the Russians are with IS?
      BTW, with sats and drones, do you really think that either the Syrian state or Russia wouldn’t exploit the fact US may help IS?
      There is serious IRGC presence in Iraq and maybe you don’t know, but Qassem Soleimani’s even on the US list of terrorists (but maybe not on the kill list)… Thus,when they liquidated Mugniyyah, they could already have had him with the same car bomb as they first walked near the car together. And Mugniyyah more than largely deserved this from the teaming CIA, so was Baderddine and I hope it’s us who got him! When you assassinate about 300 Blue Helmets with 2 SVBIED, incl. 58 of ours, don’t hope too much for forgiveness. BTW, it shows clearly that it was Israel that created Hezbollah. The Blue Helmets were mainly sent in Lebanon to prevent further massacres of civilian Palestinians by the Phalanges who were allies to Israel and to also stop the Civil war. Israel was also delivering billions in weapons to Iran at the time. Later, HB actively helped Haafez al-Assad to oust PLO’n’co from Lebanon.
      Yeah baby, Ariel Sharon creating Hezbollah and Israel ally to Iran! And Reagan delivered serious weaponry to Iran while Russia and France were Arming Saddam… And same for daddy Assad! Never noticed SAA’s Milan ATGM were also used by SAA, mostly in Deir-Ezzor while SyAAF often uses Ecureuil choppers with HOT missiles? BTW, you think China is nice? That’s surely why they deliver Dong Feng ballistic missiles to KSA while US refuses such assets to the al-Sauds’

      • ” And in case you wouldn’t know, Russian AF stroke SAA at least 2 times last year. ” Said no reliable source.
        “Do you think then the Russians are with IS?” No because Russia and its allies do not arm Daesh or any other group that sales their weapons to Daesh.
        When it comes to the elimination of 300+ occupiers in Lebanon I and much of the world can only say well done.
        “Israel that created Hezbollah” And fairies and dragons exist!!!!
        “The Blue Helmets were mainly sent in Lebanon to prevent further massacres of civilian Palestinians” By shelling Lebanese civilians.
        “HB actively helped Haafez al-Assad to oust PLO’n’co from Lebanon.” Main bulk of the PLO left Lebanon in 1982., Hezbollah was created in 1985. You see the problem?
        When it comes to weapons-1th as Lenin said “Capitalists will sell us the rope on which we will hang them” And 2nd- sadly that is how the world works.

      • That’s surely why they deliver Dong Feng ballistic missiles to KSA while US refuses such assets to the al-Sauds’

        KSA got airplanes, and a lot of bombs. largely enough to kill civilians again and again 🙁

  2. “In the meantime, the U.S. are going to work with Russia through diplomatic and military channels in order to restore the incident prevention direct line, head of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, told the press on Monday speaking at the conference of National Press club.” so much for russian tough talk then,,no surprise,as i said before ,we have heard the same tough talk from russia in the last incident where they pulled down communications only to put them back up again like spineless politicians,,did not take long this time either it seems,,i was right on that again

  3. “As a result of recent clashes with Syrian pro-regime and Russian forces, we took precautions to change the disposition of the aircraft in Syria in order to continue fighting Islamic State, while maintaining safety of our pilots”

    Translation: “Syrians and Russian will keep doing their thing and happily interfere with our plans, they’ll simply ignore our threats. We will bigmouth-ing this and that but we actually chickened out once again.”

  4. I totally agree , the US is admitting that they are here at ”fault”, they did it once but they don’t intend to repeat it, without saying it in so many words. They realize that they are unwelcome & uninvited in Syria , but for political reasons have to remain in the area , to stave off criticism that Trump is soft on the Russians. Trump cannot afford politically to appear less than aggressive , so he allows the mad generals some target practice. The US were comprehensively defeated , diplomatically and strategically on the field , for the first time since Vietnam , but they cannot afford to accept it. No President wants to have the blame put on himself for the open admission , in the old school of thought this would mean political suicide.