But the Kremlin seems to have a warning of its own for those who are pushing for war.
Just as National Security Adviser John Bolton was sitting down with his Russian counterpart, a new report indicates U.S. aircraft bombed an Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia in Syria as an intended warning to Moscow, but the Kremlin had a warning of its own.
The Kata’ib Hezbhollah is one of the many proxies that have been waging war in Syria on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force led by Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. DEBKA reports:
“The attack took place as Bolton sat down with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva, and was presumably meant to warn to Moscow that the US was serious about military action for ousting Iranian forces from Syria. Bolton said later that they had discussed a ‘series of steps’ for removing Iran’s military presence from Syria. Patrushev said nothing had been decided in their talks.”
While Patrushev may have not been as forceful as Bolton, it seems his bosses in the Kremlin were sending a message of their own. A video published by the Ministry of Defense on Wednesday showed the results of their campaign in Syria, which claimed that 63,012 Russian military personnel had ‘received combat experience’ fighting in Syria since September 2015.
The message was clear: the U.S. and Israel may be planning an offensive in Syria, but Russia now has soldiers stationed on Israel’s doorstep.
Full article: Iranian Militia in Syria Bombed in Warning to Moscow (TruNews)