State Department spokesman John Kirby accused Russia of "intensified attacks against civilian areas" and for being responsible for a September 19th attack on a humanitarian aid convoy.
"This is not a decision that was taken lightly," Kirby said in a statement. Then he went on to explain just how hard we tried to make a case in the negotiations, but when we have people like the two Johns, Kerry and Kirby, you can expect the worst. Their total incompetence is palpable.
"The United States spared no effort in negotiating and attempting to implement an arrangement with Russia aimed at reducing violence, providing unhindered humanitarian access and degrading terrorist organizations operating in Syria . . . Unfortunately, Russia failed to live up to its own commitments," Kirby said, obviously not taking into account that Russia is buddies with terrorists.
The U.S. is withdrawing personnel that it had sent to the area as part of a joint center between our two nations.
Evidently, Putin sees that we are operating from a position of weakness and by recognizing that, we have just learned that they have deployed an anti-missile system to Syria. It's their way of flipping us the bird as they continue to support weak-chin Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
The new missile system could counter any of our cruise missile attacks in Syria.