The mainstream media paid little attention when Hillary Clinton advocated killing citizens and starting a war with Russia during the most recent presidential debate, this is most likely because the media is cheering on these very actions. This is a position that Clinton has stood by for quite some time (surprise, surprise) even when a leaked transcript of her paid Wall Street speech she openly acknowledged this fact, yet the American media still will not report on it.
The only real news coverage that was generated from the mention of no-fly zones was about Donald Trump, the media slammed Trump for saying he does not advocate using military aggression against Syria despite Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence’s opinion to the contrary.
If you understand what a no-fly zone is, you are probably outraged by her comments! A no-fly zone can be scaled from small to large, from a complete ban on enemy aircraft to a partial block on military aircraft. It essentially means controlling the airspace of an entire region. Once in place, a no-fly zone would require bombing out air defenses, attacking airports, intercepting aircraft, etc.
According to the New York Times, “[i]mposing a no-fly zone, [Gen. Martin E. Dempsey] said, would require as many as 70,000 American servicemen to dismantle Syria’s sophisticated antiaircraft system and then impose a 24-hour watch over the country.”
Creating a no-fly zone in Syria is extremely harmful to Syrian civilians because many of Syria’s air defenses are located in highly populated areas. Hillary Clinton even acknowledged this in a leaked speech to Goldman Sachs leaked by Wikileaks:
“To have a no-fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians… So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians.”
In her own words, Hillary Clinton is knowingly advocating killing “a lot of civilians.”
And if Hillary wants to establish a no-fly zone in Syria, she will have to bomb Russian air defenses. In turn, Russia, as promised, will shoot down any American aircraft that threatens its military presence in Syria.