Russia is sending combat helicopters into Syria, according to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.Clinton said the U.S. is concerned as the helicopters “will escalate the conflict quite dramatically,” reports the AP.
The uprising in Syria against President Al-Assad’s government has been down-spiraling into a civil war.
Russia’s deployment of helicopters suggests it is willing to be condemned for defending the Syrian government, which has been blasted by the international community for violence against its own people.
The AP points out this turn of events follows Russia’s previous statements saying it wouldn’t supply weapons to the Syrian government to shut down the uprising. Secretary Clinton is now trying to persuade Russia to join the U.S. in promoting a “political transition” in Syria instead of supplying military hardware that could escalate the conflict.
We recently reported the Pentagon stating “We get paid to be ready” in response to questions about U.S. preparedness concerning the deteriorating situation in Syria, which has been characterised by massacres and horrific bloodshed.
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