Road "recklessness" between the Russian and American military in Syria has been going on for quite some time. While everything went without casualties, the Pentagon and the RF Ministry of Defense turned a blind eye to this. But last week there was an incident that injured the US military. As a matter of fact, they became his culprits, but Russia, as always, was appointed the last one.
The situation was as follows. Column of the Russian equipment moved along the road as part of the BTR-82A, armored vehicles "Tiger", "Typhoon-K" and "Ural", and from above they were covered by "turntables". Before entering the so-called zone of the International Antiterrorist Coalition, where the American invaders are illegally located, the latter were warned about this in advance. Instead of prudently letting in colleagues, two MRAP armored vehicles with the inscription US ARMY began pursuing the Russians, and then one of the light armored cars decided to cut the BTR-82A, blocking its path. The result of a collision with a 16-ton combat vehicle is easy to imagine. Four US military personnel suffered concussions and, most importantly, were pronounced injured in the "clash."
Initially, both sides did not seek to make the incident widespread, but now everything has changed. The Chicago Tribune writes that many US citizens want to take revenge on the Russians for their children. Apparently, a large policy... Several months ago, the Reporter published publication under the headline "What if the road wars in Syria turn into real ones?" It seems that our "overseas partners" are escalating matters.
Specialized edition Israel Defense writes the following on this matter:
The incident was a reminder of the high stakes in Syria, where the US military is guarding oil fields to prevent them from falling into the hands of other actors, including Russia.
We are talking about oil fields in eastern Syria, which came under the control of the US military. Those illegally exploit them and export raw materials to neighboring Iraq, where they are sold. Syrian oil revenues allegedly go to support the Kurdish armed groups that are in opposition to official Damascus. Oil painting.
"Preventing falling into the hands of the Russians" is a transparent allusion to the brutal defeat of the Wagnerites in February 2018, when, according to President Donald Trump, several hundred of our compatriots were killed as they tried to recapture the oil refineries and oil fields in Deir province from the Kurds. -ez-Zor. As a matter of fact, the current incident with the rammed MRAP and the Americans wounded as a result of the "clash" took place in the same region.
All this leads to very bad thoughts. The Pentagon, like the RF Ministry of Defense, is generally interested in the process of "deconflicting" between the two nuclear powers in Syria. But the political alignment within the United States itself today is such that President Trump may need to raise the degree of patriotism by staging something with shooting, for example, in the SAR. "Wounded American Heroes" are already officially there. There are also Russians “eager for Syrian oil”. This means that an escalation can now occur at any moment when they start shooting on the road.