Russia reportedly informed the U.S. to clear the air space over Syria just one hour before they started bombing targets in that country.
John Kerry, speaking at the U.N. today, said he doesn’t necessarily have a problem with that as long as Russia’s going after certain people:
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) September 30, 2015
Kerry: If Russia’s ongoing actions in Syria are a genuine commitment to fight ISIS, “we are prepared to welcome those efforts"
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) September 30, 2015
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 30, 2015
It doesn’t look as if Putin really cares if Obama and Kerry roll out the welcome wagon or not:
But a senior U.S. administration official told CNN’s Elise Labott the Russian airstrike near the city of Homs “has no strategic purpose” in terms of combating ISIS, which “shows they are not there to go after ISIL.”
The 80’s called, Secretary Kerry…
It's a sign of how effed up Syria is that our reaction to Russia bombing them is "let's see who they're bombing" https://t.co/DuHO1MMjoV
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 30, 2015
— Mark Jacobs (@mr_markjacobs) September 30, 2015
WTF? U.S. will support Russian expansion in Middle East? https://t.co/G9QYPgnVb9
— F. Jeffery (F.J.) (@MrPolyatheist) September 30, 2015
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 30, 2015
— Omri Ceren (@cerenomri) September 30, 2015
The White House never quite seems to be able to figure out Putin’s intentions.