Finally Russia Enters Syrian Conflict!
I've said all along that we needed the Russians to kind of go into Syria and fisk it. With that familiar Russian er um pragmatism yeah that's it pragmatism.
Posted by: Tom at September 15, 2015 11:13 PM
Russia already had a base there in Tartus and the flights in there have been in our news Friday and Saturday.
Weapons and words: Russia has a strategy in Syria
The US fears that Russia may decide to use military force in Syria. At the same time, governments in Washington and Moscow have been finding common ground, at least in terms of their stance toward the Assad regime.
To the United States, it seems like Russia has been boosting its military commitment in order to prepare for possible military intervention. The armored infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small firearms delivered in the past days arouse such suspicions.
Posted by: Phil at September 16, 2015 12:38 AM
Posted by: LaZrtx at September 16, 2015 08:57 AM
Maintain a market for continued arms sales?
Fight them there so we don't have to fight them here?
Just to laugh at Obama, perhaps, but setting up
a magnificent photo-op for Putin, standing on
a pile of corpses. THAT would be worth it.
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at September 16, 2015 08:59 AM
Posted by: LaZrtx at September 16, 2015 08:59 AM
Elsewhere I read that a couple of years ago, Putin offered to grease the skids for Assad's departure but President Obama, confident of his omniscience declined.
Posted by: 11B40 at September 16, 2015 10:31 AM
Posted by: shadescale at September 16, 2015 06:57 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at September 19, 2015 03:33 PM
Nothing is certain in the Middle East.
Posted by: Greyrooster at September 21, 2015 01:03 PM
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