[–] Runaway-White-Slave [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Even if the U.S. military wishes to somehow justify attacks on the troops of a sovereign nation inside that nation’s borders, under the premise Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must be deposed, firing upon troops actively engaged in thwarting the nefarious terrorist caliphate — considered everyone’s enemy — is, at the very least, counterproductive.

Actions wholly contrary to the War on Terror’s arguably most formidable foe began when the U.S. declared a no-go ‘deconfliction zone’ — inside Syria — and warned the military would attack anyone breaching its boundaries.

On Tuesday — acting without an official declaration of war — the U.S. conducted an airstrike against Syrian Arab Army forces near At Tanf under the guise those troops posed a threat to “partner forces,” garnering the condemnation of both Damascus and its allies, Russia and Iran, in the process.