Sunday, August 28, 2016

China May Be Sending Air Force To Syria

Consider the source but, if true, this is a bizarre escalation.
I mean on top of NATO member Turkey invading and bombing the hell out of U.S. ally the Kurds who are fighting U.S.-and-Turkey-backed al-Nusra and ISIS who...
It's getting really complicated.

From Iran's FARS News Agency:

Chinese Air Force to Join Anti-Terrorism Operations in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Media sources disclosed that a Chinese military delegation in a visit to Damascus explored avenues for the dispatch of a number of warplanes to Syria to intensify war on terrorism in the Middle-Eastern country.
"In a surprising visit, a Chinese military delegation conferred with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij over engagement of Chinese fighter jets in bombardments of terrorist groups' positions in Syria, mainly in Aleppo," Debka file quoted a military analyst as saying.

"Chinese jets may launch bombing of positions of Jeish al-Islami al-Turkistani with over 3,000 Uighur fighter," the analyst quoted senior spy officers of the US intelligence as saying.

Earlier this month, Beijing and Damascus agreed that the Chinese military to provide humanitarian aid to Syria, a high-ranking People's Liberation Army officer said, adding that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors was also been discussed.

Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China's Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus for talks with al-Freij.

During the negotiation, Guan noted China’s consistent diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, adding that Beijing is now seeking closer military ties with Damascus.

"The Chinese and Syrian militaries traditionally have a friendly relationship, and the Chinese military is willing to keep strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the Syrian military," he said....MORE
Oh yeah, Iran has been in there for years which means Saudia is making noise, although the Kingdom seems to have its hands full with the ragtag Houthis who....
And then there's Russia, buddying up to both Turkey and Iran, not sure how they thread that needle but....