Source: Darius Shahtahmasebi at theantimedia.org
As hawkish as presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton may be, the fact the Obama administration ispressing for direct war in Syria before she even has a chance to be elected raises serious questions about the urgency underpinning the U.S. establishment’s push to unseat Syrian president Bashar al-Assad from power.
Just this week, Russia deployed its S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria’s western coast in a move to preemptively counter any threat from U.S.-coalition airstrikes. The move came shortly after a number of reports surfaced in the corporate media claiming the Obama administration was mulling over attacking Syrian troops directly.
The U.S. coalition targeted Syrian troops as recently as September of this year in an attack which, according to Assadhimself, lasted for over an hour. At least 80 soldiers were killed while another 100 or so were injured. An ISIS advance followed almost immediately.
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