ISIS/ISIL conflict in Syria/Iraq (No OpEd, No Politics)

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    Everyone spins a narrative whenever a snafu is made. Everyone. Geopolitics is why Israel can launch attacks onto Syria unabated, which I'm not sure if it's wise to discuss it here. AFAIK, the Syrians are using the S200s. I haven't found any news of the S300 (purchased years ago) being delivered to Syria. One could argue that they are using the S300 due to news of "upgrades" to the S200. There is ZERO chance of Syria getting the S400.

    I'm not saying the IDF pilot tactics were unfair. It's just a survival tactic which the crew of the IL-20 paid in blood.

    The Syrian War stopped being a civil war a long time ago. There are no moderate rebels left. None.
     
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    as I said Tuesday at 8:28 PM
    any idea?

    another option would be the Red Air Force establishing a no-fly zone over Syria, trying to prevent for example:
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    That would be stretching credulity even in a Hollywood film.
     
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    That assessment is based on the assumption that this was an intentional act by the IDF to place the Russian bird in the line of fire. There is no evidence of that.
    Only sensational conjecture by the Russian defense minister, conjecture not echoed by his boss Vladimir Putin.
    As long as there is fighting it's still a civil war. There are still groups fighting who are not members of the big Terror groups no armesist is signed no peaceful resolution. The beatings will continue until moral improves.
     
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    Tuesday at 8:28 PM
    and now happened to notice the Kremlin kinda answered this:
    Russian military refutes claims Il-20 was hit in Syria over failure in friend-foe identification https://www.rt.com/newsline/438895-...a&utm_medium=miximedia&utm_campaign=Miximedia
     
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    It makes me wonder how the Russians intended to cooperate with the other Warsaw Pact nations in case of a war with NATO way back then.
    There must be a way to solve the problem. Otherwise the system needs to be changed.
     
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    There was.
    " DO AS YOU ARE TOLD!! "
    The Warsaw pact nations defered to Moscow on all defense decisions. I'm the event of war all command reseted with the USSR.
    Syria is not that subordinated.
     
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