Russia won't allow no-fly zones in Syria

It's not a surprise that Russia has put its foot down and told the US that it won't allow any no-fly zones in Syria. What might be surprising is that threat doesn't alter the administration's plans to protect it's training areas for Syrian rebels. Reuters: "I think we fundamentally will not allow this scenario," Lukashevich told a news briefing, adding that calls for a no-fly zone showed disrespect for international law. Lukashevich spoke before planned talks between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a G8 summit in Northern Ireland which were expected to focus on the conflict in Syria that has killed at least 93,000 people. Russia and the United States are trying to bring representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his foes to the negotiating table, but Moscow has criticized U.S. plans to arm rebel forces and to consider imposing a no-fly zone. "All these maneuvers about no-fly zones and humanitarian corridors...(Read Full Post)