WHAT? U.S. politely asks Russia to take a break, stop hitting ISIS in Syria
WTF! Obama asks Russia to NOT strike Al Qaeda in Syria!
Russia’s foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida’s branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups.
Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. He said in televised remarks that Russia and the U.S. have engaged in close dialogue on how to secure a cease-fire in Syria, but added that fighting the Islamic State group and Nusra should be a top priority.
“They are telling us not to hit it (Nusra), because there is ‘normal’ opposition next .. to it,” Lavrov said. “But that opposition must leave terrorists’ positions, we long have agreed on that.”
In Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters that he discussed the upsurge of violence in Syria in Friday’s telephone conversation with Lavrov.
Kerry said the two talked for an hour and worked specifically on “ways to try to strengthen the enforcement and accountability for this cessation. We have good ideas but we’re not there yet.”
“Washington has asked Moscow not to conduct airstrikes against al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, for fear that members of the “moderate opposition” could also be hit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reported.
“They [the US] are telling us not to hit it [al-Nusra Front], because there are also ‘normal’ opposition groups [on those territories],” Lavrov said in an interview with local Russian media that was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website….”
Putin politely told John Kerry, “Fuck you! We’re going to bomb the shit out of them!”