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    US Air Force General: "ISIS Is a Sideshow", the Real Fight Comes After"

    We all know this... but this is a stark revelation.. Trump has turned them loose. Better buckle up.


    US Air Force General: "ISIS Is a Sideshow", the Real Fight Comes After"

    Brigadier General Charles Corcoran of the US Air Force is fighting ISIS,
    but he also believes that fight is a "sideshow" to the real "state-on-state" fight which will start once ISIS "goes away". spoke to Corcoran in his HQ in the United Arab Emirates; the most interesting part of the report reads:
    During an interview in his office, Corcoran underscored, "We're here to fight ISIS," but he also pointed to a map of Syria and Iraq to outline areas as "red," or controlled by the Islamic State.

    "It's pretty clear that at some point the 'red' is going to go away," he said, "and we're going to have state-on-state" forces fighting. "ISIS is a sideshow ... but what happens when the [other] two meet? Strategically, when ISIS goes away, that's the real issue."
    Let's hope Corcoran is rambling here rather than speaking about actual US plans.
    The US Air Force is—along with the special forces—traditionally the most war-crazed of all the branches of the Pentagon.

    There are very few wars the air force has ever seen and not liked.
    USAF generals—chiefly Corcoran's boss, Lt. General Jeffrey L. Harrigan—
    also very likely deliberately sabotaged the Kerry-Lavrov ceasefire deal in September 2016
    by staging an attack on Syrian troops in the encircled eastern city of Deir ez-Zor and killing some 100 of them.

    Corcoran tells that when US fighters shot down the Syrian Su-22 and two Iranian-supplied drones,
    in each of the three incidents the decision to take the shot was made by pilots in the air:

    In each of the shoot-downs, which involved aircraft from other locations,
    the U.S. pilots made the call to shoot within the parameters of the rules of engagement, Corcoran said.
    In all three cases, "defenseless aircraft" such as tankers and airlift planes left the airspace
    because of the uncertainty of what the Syrians or Russians would do next, he said.
    This if anything, means that US Air Force and Navy
    have prescribed very permissive rules of engagement for Syria.

    Last edited by goldenequity; 06-28-2017 at 11:51 AM.

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    keepin' the tradition alive.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Now we know.
    The 'hot line' btw the militaries was not used WHY?


    The comm channel is still 'closed'. Russia shut it down.
    West of the Euphrates... the air defense system is (now) set to track and LOCK on 'targets'..

    Check out what Mattis just said today:

    The US has “a very active deconfliction line” with Russia in order to not “get drawn into a fight” in Syria, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said.

    Mattis touched upon the ongoing operation in Syria at a press briefing on Tuesday. He said that while the US has coordinated with various “converging forces,” it has to maintain high-level interactions with Russia to keep moving against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

    “We deconflict with the Russians; it’s a very active deconfliction line,” Mattis said. “It’s on several levels, from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the secretary of state with their counterparts in Moscow, General Gerasimov and Minister Lavrov.”

    “So we just refuse to get drawn into a fight there in the Syria civil war,” the secretary of defense said, adding that the conflict can be ended “through diplomatic engagement.”

    Mattis added that while US forces open fire only on Islamic State enemies,
    they will fire back
    “under legitimate self-defense”
    if somebody
    takes a heading on us or fires on us.”

    See what I'm sayin here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    An off topic question, will our great grand children be taking of their shoes and undergoing TSA patdowns say 100 years from now?
    No, your children will not be able to afford flying. They will work as TSA agents checking random orifices for explosives.

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