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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #960 on: November 14, 2017, 06:40:20 PM »
TomCat, surely you do not think that the U.S meddling in Syria (Iraq, LIbya, Ukraine, Afghanistan) is about nation building and peacemaking do you?

While it seems that there are conflicting power groups involved in U.S 'intervention' in Syria, overall U.S interests are served by chaos, destruction and instability. They do not need to win any wars to take benefit from their presence.

Andrew,

Just weeks before he got himself killed in Benghazi, Former Amb Stevens and I indirectly discussed this. He was one tall angry Liberal.

Yes, State considered 'nation building' to be their prime directive. "Bush did it;' 'So what if we funded the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow Egypt and we overthrew Libya;' 'Democracies are peaceful;' 'Democracies do not support Terror;' 'It is good for business;' 'We are NOT doing anything in Syria.'

I met SOF on the way into Syria when I got home, And the ObamaNation was all over the news saying we were not in Syria until some SOF got killed IIRC.

In the minds of the Political Elite in D.C. they actually believe their 'friends' are the 'good actors' ...

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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #961 on: November 27, 2017, 03:43:09 PM »
Over the past few months Russia has made great progress in Syria, but the western media kept silent. But the western media is very quick to post questionable news that is blaming Russia for bombing civilians.

Russian Military Denies Claims of Airstrikes on Village in Syria

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201711271059473001-russian-military-denies-airstrikes-village/
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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #962 on: November 27, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
Reporters Without Borders seeks to cancel press event critical of White Helmets

https://www.rt.com/news/411116-reporters-white-helmets-censorship/
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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #963 on: December 04, 2017, 08:34:02 PM »
Putin: Almost all Syrian territory freed, including historic Christian regions

https://www.rt.com/news/411909-syria-freed-terrorists-putin/
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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #964 on: February 12, 2018, 11:22:18 AM »
Israel becoming isolated due to their continued push to overthrow the Assad government. If Obama could receive a Nobel Peace prize for nothing but rosy posturing and speeches then perhaps Putin should for actual actions in Syria.

Meanwhile Israel allegedly made terrorist threats on Assad’s life.

According to the Jerusalem Post, a senior Israeli official accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a recent visit to Russia warned the Kremlin that if Iran continues to “extend its reach” in Syria, Israel would bomb the presidential palace in Damascus.


https://www.mintpressnews.com/why-conflict-syria-was-always-israels-war/231532/

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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #965 on: February 12, 2018, 11:32:09 AM »
WikiLeaks cables exposed Israel’s nefarious plan.

The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad,”

Adding

Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel’s security, it would also ease Israel’s understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly.”

The email also notes:

A successful intervention in Syria would require substantial diplomatic and military leadership from the United States” and states that “arming the Syrian rebels and using western air power to ground Syrian helicopters and airplanes is a low-cost high payoff approach.”

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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #967 on: February 14, 2018, 12:05:41 AM »
This is NOT good.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-02-13/u-s-strikes-said-to-kill-scores-of-russian-fighters-in-syria

I have read another article (Zerohedge), I suspect the Bloomberg article is based on the Zero report. My GUESS this 'incident' is a combination of fantasy and conjecture. None of this fits in what seems the actual reality of the region.
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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #968 on: February 14, 2018, 03:25:40 AM »
Igor Girkin ( Strelkov - 'Rifle' ) of Donbas infamy is bitching that RU military contractors were targeted on RU media ... 

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France will strike Syria if Gas attacks used on civilians
« Reply #969 on: February 14, 2018, 07:32:21 AM »
Seems the old colonial powers are 'waking up' to the reality on the ground in Syria ... WHO could trust this evil regime or support it ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43053617


France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven







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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #970 on: February 14, 2018, 12:55:45 PM »
It's kinda like the vacations in eastern Ukraine Russia can't say for sure how many Russian  tourists have joined the fight. 

Don’t be misled by distorted data – Kremlin on reports of Russians killed in Syria
Published time: 14 Feb, 2018 18:0

https://www.rt.com/news/418819-distorted-data-peskov-syria/
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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #971 on: February 14, 2018, 02:06:09 PM »
It's kinda like the vacations in eastern Ukraine Russia can't say for sure how many Russian  tourists have joined the fight. 

Don’t be misled by distorted data – Kremlin on reports of Russians killed in Syria
Published time: 14 Feb, 2018 18:0

https://www.rt.com/news/418819-distorted-data-peskov-syria/

Given that Mr Peskov has a proven record of being economical with fact - No Russian personnel used in the coup in Crimea [ yeah right ]  'being misled ' is quite a hoot

The Kremlin spokesman needs to note the Igor Girkin ( Strelkov of Donbas infamy) has posted his version in Russian press .... 

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/us-airstrikes-kill-100-russian-syrian-fighters-reports-say-60445

Article from Feb 9th

"According to Igor Girkin, an ex-commander of Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two tactical units of the Wagner private military group had been hit by the U.S. strikes on Feb. 7.

"One [unit] is practically totally destroyed, and the second is smashed ’to smithereens,’‘ he wrote in a post on the Vkontakte social network on Thursday, citing an unnamed source."

Some losses from last year

https://citeam.org/list-of-ru-mercenary-losses-in-syria-grows/




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Russian Military Forces Arrive In Syria
« Reply #972 on: April 11, 2018, 11:00:56 AM »
Russia will shoot down US missiles fired at Syria and target launch sites, warns ambassador
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/russia-shoot-down-missiles-fired-12341890


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Re: Russian Military Forces Arrive in Syria
« Reply #973 on: April 11, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
Seems the old colonial powers are 'waking up' to the reality on the ground in Syria ... WHO could trust this evil regime or support it ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43053617


France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven

What is an evil regime Noby? (as in No Brain Yet!)

ISIS was a creation of Israel, this is a fact and an Israeli military commander has admitted to it. It's also well documented that Israel provides emergency medical care for their proxy fighters against Syria, including some real nasty Wahabi types from KSA.

Grow a brain Noby! Stop spreading lies and propaganda!  :coffeeread:


https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/04/09/isis-is-us-israeli-creation-top-ten-indications.html

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Re: France will strike Syria if Gas attacks used on civilians
« Reply #974 on: April 11, 2018, 01:30:05 PM »
Seems the old colonial powers are 'waking up' to the reality on the ground in Syria ... WHO could trust this evil regime or support it ? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43053617


France's Macron threatens Syria strikes if chemical weapon use proven

General to Assad: SIR, we have 90% of houms under our control, ISIS, the rebellion and terrorists are on the run. We made good agreements with all factions to make a speedy and controlled exit. We will soon control ALL of houms, what do we do now?

Assad: Lets GAS those people just to piss off America/Europe.

General: Good idea sir, that'll teach them.


The first statement is true, the other 2 make no sense to me. so lets try that again:

General to Assad: SIR, we have 90% of houms under our control, ISIS, the rebellion and terrorists are on the run. We made good agreements with all factions to make a speedy and controlled exit. We will soon control ALL of houms, what do we do now?

Assad: Continue on this path, allow them to exit we will catch them later.

General: Good idea sir.

ISIS: Lets gas a few people on our way out, and blame Assad!

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