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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: U.S. F-15 Patrols of Turkey-Syria Border Put U.S. in ‘Head-to-Head Conflict with Russia’

Dec. 4, 2015 (EIRNS)—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) on Dec. 1 again sounded the alarm that U.S. actions in Syria, going on right now, could lead to “world war ... nuclear war.”

“We have U.S. F-15 planes patrolling that border between [Turkey and Syria] at the same time that Russia has put in place a very sophisticated anti-aircraft missile defense system. This is deeply concerning to me because this again puts the United States and Russia at a head-to-head conflict, with the possibility—or even an accident—that one side will shoot down the other side’s plane, kicking off what is a much larger, potentially world war, and a nuclear war between and Russia,”

Rep. Gabbard said in an appearance on CNN-TV.

“And the thing is, we have to ask ourselves this, what will the cost of this be? Devastation to the American people, to the world. For what? For what benefit? Why are we trying to do this in Syria? Why are we trying to go to war with Russia, over this disagreement of overthrowing the Syrian government of Assad? It’s crazy.”

And it’s illegal, Gabbard added.