The U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday after it bombed U.S.-led Syrian rebels.
In response, the Russians threatened the U.S., saying that they would openly retaliate if such an action took place again.
“From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria, any airborne objects found west of the Euphrates River, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles belonging to the international coalition, tracked by means of Russian land and air anti-aircraft defense, will be considered air targets,” read the Russian Defense Ministry statement, according to CNN.
Now, the U.S. military has officially responded to that Russia threat and what they said demonstrates why our military is the best on the planet.
“We are aware of the Russian statements,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. “We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened.”
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