It seems that United States is becoming increasingly convinced that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is preparing to a wage war, since Russia sends more forces to Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin just sent fleet to Aleppo ahead of planned airstrikes, that according to a NATO source, force that Russia sent this time could change the tides for Bashar al-Assad regime.
As the EU leaders were thinking about imposing more sanctions, the decision to send more forces came.
Since the Cold War to Syria intended to support the massive campaign airstrikes in the region, it appears that Putin is ready to bring hellfire to Aleppo following Russia’s largest navy deployment.
“They are deploying all of the northern fleet and much of the Baltic fleet in the largest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War,” quoted by anonymous NATO diplomat, The Daily Mail reported.
“This is not a friendly port call. In two weeks, we will see a crescendo of air attacks on Aleppo as part of Russia’s strategy to declare victory there.”
“With this assault, it should be enough to allow a Russian exit strategy if Moscow believes Assad is now stable enough to survive.”
In the same way, United States was increasingly convinced that Russia will shoot down a U.S aircraft ahead of a no-fly zone order be put over Syria.
“I wouldn’t put it past them to shoot down an American aircraft if they felt that was threatening to their forces on the ground,” Clapper said, speaking with CBS’ Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York about several national security issues.