In all likelihood the U.S. and Russia will be at war by year's end.

Syria is the flashpoint.

"Provocative" interactions have occurred with alarming frequency in recent weeks with the latest incident involving a Russian Su-27 jet armed with air-to-air missiles coming within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC135 spy plane flying reconnaissance over the Baltic region, on Russia's doorstep Monday.

Tensions between the U.S. and Russia have increased dramatically with the shooting down of a Syrian government jet bomber by a U.S. fighter jet flying within Syrian airspace Sunday. Washington officials claim the Syrian aircraft was bombing U.S. backed "moderate" rebels in Syria. The Syrian government said ISIS was the target.

In response, Syria's ally Russia announced any hostile military aircraft west of the Euphrates will be targeted.

Now we're told that a US F-15 fighter jet has shot down an Iranian drone over Syrian airspace.

This is a huge escalation of the conflict in Syria.

Remember, the U.S. is not officially at war with the sovereign government of Syria. Neither has there been formal congressional approval of military action inside of or against Syria.

Russian officials called the downing of the Syrian aircraft a "stab in the back" by Washington as U.S. officials talk the talk about fighting ISIS, but the real goal is regime change and the partition of Syria.

Qui bono? Who benefits?

"We are aware of the Russian statements," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday, quoted by the Washington Examiner, as reported in ZeroHedge. "We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened," Davis said.

ZeroHedge added that Davis is "seemingly unaware that shooting down a sovereign nation's plane above its own territory is exactly what 'seeking a conflict" looks like.' " 

President Trump promised better relations with Russia in the war against Islamic terrorism. Instead, we are inching closer to thermonuclear war with Russia and only a few U.S. politicians -- Kentucky Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, to name two -- are willing to challenge neocon madmen like John McCain.

Got potassium iodine pills?

What do you think? Do you think the latest close encounter with a Russian military aircraft in Syria marks a turning point in U.S. relations with Russia?

Source: Fox News


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