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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Possible US/Russia War Over Syria?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Though unlikely, it's dangerously possible.
At a closed-door Thursday Security Council session on Syria, Russia's UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya urged Washington and its partners to drop plans for escalated aggression.
Otherwise, direct military confrontation between Moscow and Washington is possible, he warned, stressing:
The situation is more dangerous because Russian military personnel are in harm's way, adding:
"The immediate priority is to avert the danger of war. We hope there will be no point of no return."
"We cannot exclude any possibilities, unfortunately, because we saw messages that are coming from Washington. They were very bellicose."
"The threat to international peace and security is a violation of the UN charter. We're very concerned with the situation and this dangerous escalation.
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