Are We Edging Closer To War With Russia?

I read a somewhat alarming report on the internet yesterday that says RAF planes have been given the ‘go-ahead’ to shoot down Russian jets over Syria if they are endangered by them.

RAF Tornado Fighter Bomber

RAF Tornado Fighter Bomber

The RAF Tornado aircraft have now been armed with air-to-air missiles, and the pilots have been given the green light to defend themselves if they are ‘threatened’ by Russian pilots.

An unidentified source from the U.K’s Permanent Joint Headquarters Said, “The first thing a British pilot will do is to try to avoid a situation where an air-to-air attack is likely to occur — you avoid an area if there is Russian activity, but if a pilot is fired on or believes he is about to be fired on, he can defend himself. We now have a situation where a single pilot, irrespective of nationality, can have a strategic impact on future events.”

Both sides are supposed to be attacking ISIS but it would seem from the report that Russia is spending a lot of its time attacking opponents of Assad. It is clear they have an agreement with Assad, and consider him to be the leader of all Syria, even though he is a despot. The West meanwhile is concentrating on ISIS and wants to wipe them out.

UK defence officials said: “It took six days for Russia to strike any Isis targets at all. Their air strikes have included moderate opposition groups who have been fighting to defend their areas from ISIS. Among the targets hit were three field hospitals.”

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fighter Bomber

Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fighter Bomber

Meanwhile, the Russians insist they have been attacking ISIS and have recently destroyed  “53 fortified areas and strong points with armament and military hardware, seven ammunition depots, four field camps of “terrorists”, one command centre, and artillery and mortar batteries.”

The disparity between the claims needs to be cleared up for it is impossible to say who is telling the truth. It is clear that the situation between Russia and the West is getting steadily worse and it only needs one plane to be shot down by the other side and we could find ourselves in a full scale war.

The Russians want Assad in control of the country for he has offered them military bases. They are clearly supporting him in this war against terrorism because when the fighting is over they will have permanent military bases on the Mediterranean coast.

The Caption Says It All

The Caption Says It All

With all this bickering we are slowly getting closer and closer to a full blown war between the West and Russia. If that happens we can say goodbye to humanity on this planet, for it only takes one person to ‘push the button’ and the skies would be full of nuclear missiles. If that happens mankind would be finished on this Earth.

Roy.

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