It was Tillerson that had to go to Russia, hat in hand, and explain that his boss had gotten buzzed up, showing off for the Chinese president, stuffing himself with cake and drunk, we are never told about that but he certainly looks like a drunk. When Russia abruptly ended air coordination after the failed US attack on a Syrian base, dozens of Tomahawk missiles splashing harmlessly into the Mediterranean, America’s games in Syria came to an end.
When and it was “when” an American plane would be downed, and it was already in motion, Trump would be blamed. The US is really powerless against Russia militarily. It was this blunder that led Erdogan into a week of air attacks on the US ground units inside Syria.
The collapse of Russo-American collaboration over flight safety in Syria turned out to be a painful experience for the US, Russian academic Nikita Danyuk suggested in an interview with Radio Sputnik, adding that it is unlikely that Washington will continue to infringe on the Syrian state.
Russia’s Izvestia newspaper reported Tuesday that following the request of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Moscow restored the memorandum of understanding on flight safety over Syria concluded between the US and Russia in 2015. Commenting on the issue, Nikita Danyuk, Deputy Director of the Center for Strategic Research and Prognosis at RUDN University, told Radio Sputnik that it appears that the collapse of cooperation between Russia and the US was painful for Washington.
“The restoration of the memorandum comes as a signal that, most likely, the US will no longer make efforts to infringe upon the Syrian state. Apparently, they understand that their combat operations against terrorists in Syria won’t work without coordination with Russia,” Danyuk said. “By maintaining a negative background in its relations with Russia the US risked exacerbating the situation,” the Russian academic noted. “I believe that if such provocations [on the part of the US] happen again, then, obviously, there will be no room for trust [between Moscow and Washington] or in a potential alliance against terrorism,” Danyuk said. According to Izvestia, the decision to restore the memorandum was taken on April 13, after Tillerson’s official visit to Moscow.”Rex Tillerson asked Russia to reinstate the agreement while in Moscow,” a Russian Foreign Ministry source told the media outlet. The memorandum features specific instructions for pilots which ensure flight safety amid Russia and the US-led coalition’s parallel campaigns. A round-the-clock communication channel was also opened between the two countries’ military personnel. The mechanism was officially suspended on April 7 following the US massive missile strike against the Syrian government forces’ Shayrat Air Base. The Pentagon launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airfield used by the Syrian Arab Army for its fight against terrorism in the region. Source: