No Fly Zone Over Syria: Trigger Point For Larger Conflict !
“The planned deployment by NATO countries of Patriot air defense systems on Turkey’s Syria border will actually amount to an imposition of a no-fly zone for Syrian aircraft in circumvention of the UN Security Council.” This is according to Vladimir Kudelev, a leading research fellow of the Russian Institute for Oriental Studies, reports Voice of Russia.
Kudelev argues that the mere presence of the Patriots will “drastically” influence events on the ground in northern Syria, because the insurgents will automatically get a 200-250 km wide “umbrella” along the Syrian-Turkish border (Kudelev’s numbers aren’t quite right. The maximum range of the Patriot PAC-3 missile is actually on the order of 160 km). More importantly, the deployment of the Patriots would undermine the role of the UN Security Council, by taking another step towards creating a no-fly…
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