It’s the two-facedness that’s really pissing me off

EU officials have “warned” the Russian government w.r.t. the air strikes their forces are flying:

EU foreign ministers meeting on October 12 warned Moscow to focus its military actions in Syria on Islamic State extremists and not target moderate opposition fighters.

Let this sink in for a second! Governments of states that fly air strikes within Syria without having been invited by the Syrian government to do so tell an independent government, not a NATO member, which has been invited by the Syrian government which targets to attack. And that after staying largely silent when Turkish forces, technically those of a NATO member country, flew uninvited attacks against Kurdish forces – opponents of IS – in Syria.

I am under no illusions about Russian interests in Syria – those attacks do nothing to improve the situation in Syria, and I doubt that the Russian government has any scruples when it comes to the means used to back the Syrian government. But the hypocrisy of European governments is always breath-taking!

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