On the eve of the US air force launched another airstrike by government forces in Syria. The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces of the United States Joseph Dunford said that in the future I will try to avoid such events, but ready to use force if American soldiers would be in danger. Political analyst Vitaly Litovkin told iReactor, whether American General his promise.
«The incident occurred near a checkpoint Al-TANF located on the same intersection. This place is located near the border with Iraq, where a fairly large force of Americans. So, theoretically, the General’s words somewhat justify the actions of the military. But only in theory. In fact, to claim that the Syrian army is threatening the us is just absurd. Here General or too confident in the CAA, or disappointed in his subordinates. I have not yet had to hear to the actions of Syrians injured at least one NATO soldiers.
I believe that there is this other thing – At-Tanfa long controlled by the insurgents, which was an Outpost of Americans in the Syrian territory. Their task is to control the road, which there is one for miles. Actually, it is a strategic route, and the Syrians this track take control, that Americans do not like. This was the reason for the strike, and not some kind of threat. And the United States will continue to interfere with Damascus to take control of the border. So, the next time we hear that the CAA takes control of another important section of the border – wait for the news about new attacks, «random» mistakes and other stuff».