Saturday, November 14, 2015

Preemptive mission creep

Reuters --

"There is no justification for terrorist acts and no justification for us not (to do) much more to defeat ISIS, al-Nusrah and the like," [Russian foreign minister Sergei] Lavrov told reporters ahead of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry and U.N. special envoy Steffan de Mistura. 

Al-Nusra is not known to be implicated in any of the recent terrorist attacks outside Syria, and his addition of "and the like," based on current Russian military operations in Syria, includes all groups opposed to Bashar al-Assad.

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