SUBJ GAME WITH BIG BOYS
Once again, the emergency hotline connection from Qatar to wherever was ringing off the hook as the Russians, or perhaps the Syrians, Turks, Jordanians, or even the Iraqis, bombed a target they thought was the enemy. It came in close enough to a US team in the field, that accusations flew that it may have been intentional.
Townsend said Wednesday that the deconfliction hotline worked to stop the bombing, and that in al-Bab different kinds of forces are “literally within hand-grenade range of each other.”
“This is something that goes on daily in the air,” Townsend said of deconfliction. “Not every day on the ground, but daily in the air there’s a deconfliction arrangement with the Russians. And we used that mechanism and it worked.”
There's been no word from the ad hoc Syrian Observatory as to what really happened.
It wouldn't be a stretch of military efficiency to send a team of experts into the area and find the bomb craters, round up fragments and put them under the microscope to prove just who dropped the bombs.
At any rate, it's just another report of the Russians, deadeye, missing the side of the barn, again..
FWD ALL KP SCULLERY FIELD UNITS, RLT 27, DODGE CITY--