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Russians killed by US strike in Syria

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Reports about the number of Russians KIA, varies from 5 to over 100. They were the members of a private mercenary grup called Wagner. Many of them previously took part in the conflict in Donbas.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/u-s-strikes-said-to-kill-scores-of-russian-fighters-in-syria

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It's no laughing matter, but this is what is useful about mercenaries.  No one cares about them politically and govt leaders can shrug shoulders without loss of face etc . 

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On what legal grounds are US forces in Syria exactly?  :rolleyes: 

I forget.  :mellow:

11 hours ago, LongLeftFlank said:

So the first expansion module for CMSF2 will be.... CMBS?

Funnily enough that's how I'm envisaging the bigger scenario, but I'd say it should probably be the second.....Fairly sure Iran will be the focus for the first.  ;)

 

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2 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

The counter-position:  http://tass.ru/politika/4942734

It is true that the legality of the US' presence in Syria is questionable.  Less questionable, from a legal standpoint, is Russia's direct support and enabling of the Syrian regime to commit warcrimes, including chemical weapons attacks on civilians, on a daily basis.  So, if they want to start arguing about international law, I'm all for it.  And while we're at it, I'd love to hear Russia's legal defense of their activities in Ukraine.  You know, since they are so concerned military forces on foreign territory only when they are invited there.  Of course this would require Russia admitting to waging war in Ukraine.  At least the US is not trying to hide its presence in Syria.

And with me kicking this thread into the political dumpster discussion it was bound to go into anyway, I'm locking this one up.  We all know how I'm going to have to do it anyway :(

Steve

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