Obama already looked like a dipstick on the world stage, so this just made it way worse.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a bold move Wednesday to take over from the United States as the dominant power in the Middle East by launching airstrikes in the Syrian civil war.
And he leader literally told the United States to get out of his way as the Russian bombing missions began.
According to USA Today, a Russian official walked into the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and gave one hour’s notice for the U.S. to get its aircraft out of Syrian airspace before the strikes began, an order the U.S. refused to obey.
American officials said they did not know yet whether the airstrikes actually targeted ISIS forces, as Russia claims, or U.S. backed rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Russia supports.
The strikes occurred around the city of Homs, where anti-regime forces are known to be, while ISIS forces are generally not.
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