With one hour warning to the U.S., telling the U.S. to stop flying warplanes in Syrian airspace, and 48 hours after meeting with Obama, Russia began dropping bombs in Syria. Not on Islamic State targets. They are targeting Syrian opposition forces.
Explaining the dramatic sequence of events, [State Department spokeman] Kirby said: “A Russian official in Baghdad this morning informed US Embassy personnel that Russian military aircraft would begin flying anti-ISIL missions today over Syria.
“He further requested that US aircraft avoid Syrian airspace during these missions,” he said.
The strikes targeted northern areas in the Homs countryside. Six children were among the dead, while dozens were wounded, the Observatory added. The target was not specified, but is likely to be moderate rebels rather than Isil.
What does Obama do now? CNN notes the situation for Obama is now more complicated. Good observation.
Related: John McCain: President Obama’s ‘Failed Policies’ Caused The Syrian Refugee Crisis [VIDEO]
Russia informed Israel ahead of Syria attack:
Moscow Times: Obama Forced to Deal With Russia, Live With Assad
US carries out air strike around Syria’s Aleppo