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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Press that re-set button again: Russia providing Syria with attack helicopters

Someone pressed that re-set button with the Russians and they have once again become the bad guys. The Obama administration admitted on Tuesday that the Russians are providing Bashar al-Assad's regime with attack helicopters (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
The Obama administration said Tuesday that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and is warning about a dramatic escalation in the Arab country’s 15-month conflict.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the delivery represents the “latest information.” She said the U.S. is concerned as the helicopters “will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.”

Speaking at the Brookings Institution, a liberal-oriented research and policy organization, Clinton called instead for Moscow to help the U.S. push forward a political transition plan for Syria.

There was no immediate response from Russia. Russia has consistently said it would not condone the use of outside forces to end the conflict and has said that it would not supply arms that would aid the government in quelling the uprising.
It should be obvious that the Russians sense a weak administration in Washington that is on the verge of allowing them back into the 'superpower' classification, and they are now pushing the envelope in order to prove that the violence in Syria cannot be stopped without their cooperation.

This much is certain: If that cowboy Bush were in charge, the Russians would be nowhere near as provocative.

How's that re-set going Barack?

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