September 30, 2015

Three Articles On Russia's Military Intervention In Syria And Its Possible Consequences

In the eyes of the evil Western mainstream media the statesman Putin is worse than the genocidal terrorists of ISIS.

Putin has managed to piss off Sultan Erdogan, King Salman, Caliph Baghdadi, and Emperor Obama at the same time. The man is a god. His face should be on every Russian coin there is in circulation if it is not already. 

The four corrupt leaders he has pissed off have coordinated the destruction of Syria since day one.

The Syrian army, Hezbollah, and the PKK have fought valiantly against ISIS on the ground but they were never enough to take them on.

This genocidal terrorist group has an endless supply of well-armed mindless recruits from all over the world. It was clear from the very beginning that it was not acting by itself.

ISIS would not be able to sustain itself without coordination, aid, and direction from large states and intelligence agencies. There are many hands involved. Saudi Arabia is indoctrinating them, Turkey is housing them, Israel is treating them, and America is arming them.

So it's good to see a bigger power step in on the other side for once, and genuinely contribute to the defeat of this terrorist group that has been legitimized in the evil Western mainstream media as both Islamic and as a coherent state. This is the same pathetic media that has tried to vilify Putin but has thankfully failed.

An excerpt from, "What Does Russia’s Power Move in Syria Mean for Turkey?" by Kadri Gursel, U.S. News & World Report‎, September 29, 2015:
Turkey's July decision to finally open its air bases near Syria and Iraq, including Incirlik, to the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State was a game changer for the region. It meant the coalition's air raids against IS would become more effective and less costly.

Only days after the first detachment of six American F-16s was deployed to Incirlik in early August, the media reported the deployment of six Russian MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor fighter jets to the Mezze air base near Damascus. Russia's military presence in Syria continued to grow thereafter, with the number of Russian warplanes said to have reached 28, including long-range Su-27 Flanker interceptor fighter jets.

The Russian military buildup, backed with air-to-ground assault aircraft, attack helicopters, drones, air defense systems, ground assets and a large number of military personnel, is said to have two aims: fighting IS and preventing the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. In this sense, the impact of the Russian intervention is much stronger. By dramatically boosting its force and weight in the Syrian equation, Russia has turned upside down the game plans of others, chief among them Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). 
An excerpt from, "Russia Buildup Seen as Fanning Flames in Syria" by Helene Cooper and Michael R. Gordon, New York Times, September 29, 2015:
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter warned last week that Moscow’s military buildup could amount to “pouring gasoline on a fire.” But as American officials see it, the buildup enables Russia to simultaneously pursue several longstanding goals.

They see Russia as trying to avert the collapse of the Assad government for as long as it can while it establishes its most important foothold in the Middle East in decades. That military presence in Syria could remain in place even if Mr. Assad is eventually supplanted by a new government, because Russia would be a part of any transition talks. And if Russia, in the middle of all of this maneuvering, can also damage the Islamic State, then so much the better for Moscow.

In his Monday address at the United Nations, Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president, alluded to reports that thousands of volunteers had left Russia to join the Islamic State. “We cannot allow these criminals who have already felt the smell of blood to return home and continue their evil doings,” Mr. Putin said.
An excerpt from, "Think the U.S. and Russia Disagree on Syria? Think Again." by Michael Hirsh, Politico, September 29, 2015:
The bad blood between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin and their so-called dueling speeches at the United Nations on Monday masks a deeper reality: The two presidents are today in more alignment than they have been in years on what to do about Syria. As a result, some sources suggest that despite the tough rhetoric on the surface between the two countries, there’s a much higher likelihood of an accommodation with Moscow—an accommodation that will prolong Bashar al-Assad’s regime and place the U.S. and Russia on the same side against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL).