Russia’s shocking secret was just exposed to the public. Fighter jets are reportedly on the way and the world is stunned — and the United States has responded strongly. There is no turning back now.
According to U.S. Air Force Col. Chris Karns, Russia is signaling support for the leader of the Libyan National Army. “At least 14 advanced Russian aircraft, a mix of MiG-29 fighters and Su-24s, is definitely of concern,” he said.
The Russian fighter jets were moved “into a desert airstrip in central Libya,” reported the Washington Examiner as part of the publication’s brief call with Col. Karns, who provided comments from a U.S. base in Stuttgart, Germany.
“It’s suspected that Wagner mercenaries will operate the aircraft,” Karns continued. In short, he is referring to the Wagner Group, a private military contractor bought and paid for by the Russian government.
It is suspected that Russia is “clearly trying to tip the scales in its favor in Libya,” said Gen. Stephen Townsend, and support for Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Haftar, who has threatened an air campaign, is part of that.
Ultimately, Haftar opposes the U.S.-supported Government of National Accord, which was formed after Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed during the nation’s bloody civil war.
U.S. forces are prepared should Haftar, potentially backed by Russian bombs, tries to take the Libyan capital and oust the nation’s legitimate government to replace it with a military dictatorship.
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