Russian President Vladimir Putin is concerned about Israel’s repeated attacks in Syria, he said, after talking for an hour and-a-half with President Barack Obama early Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Putin agreed that Israel’s security concerns must be taken into account in Syria, but he was worried by the IDF’s periodic strikes on positions in the embattled territory.WaPo
Sunday night, the IDF hit Syrian military targets with powerful Tamuz artillery rockets after two errant Syrian rockets landed on the Golan.
Top NATO general: Russians starting to build air defense bubble over Syria
While Russia’s stated goal in moving into Syria is to fight the Islamic State, NATO’s top commander believes Russia’s new presence includes the first pieces of an intricate layer of defensive systems deployed to hinder U.S. and allied operations in the region.
“As we see the very capable air defense [systems] beginning to show up in Syria, we’re a little worried about another A2/AD bubble being created in the eastern Mediterranean,” said Breedlove to an audience at the German Marshall Fund Monday.
Breedlove went on to suggest that Russia’s presence in Syria had little to do with fighting the Islamic State and a lot to do with propping up Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, adding that the sophisticated air defense systems and other pieces of equipment—including aircraft designed for an air-to-air role—was a clear indicator of Russia’s intentions.IVAN may lose and get beat, but IVAN is always ALL IN, or IVAN doesn’t care.
“These very sophisticated air defense capabilities are not about [the Islamic State], they’re about something else,” said Breedlove. “High on Mr. Putin’s list in Syria is preserving the regime against those that are putting pressure on the regime and against those that they see who might be supporting those putting pressure on the regime.”
Get ready to see GROUND, THAT’S what the A2/AD is for.
No ignorant idiot at State has the least idea of history, they have never had and I doubt they ever will, historians need not apply for a job there. They still don't know why pearl harbour ever happened, it's because the Japs are slant-eyed that''s why. Originally, the Japanese wanted nothing to do with the West and they stated it quite clearly, America says "Fuck You" we are coming in and they sent the fleet, guns blazing. That taught Japan one thing, you have to build a good army, navy and Empire and they did. So when the Russians tried to nibble off bits a Japan, the not only got clobbered, they got clobbered very badly and it was only the threat of US action that stopped Japan from making Russia pay for their aggression. The US civil war is still alive in a lot of peoples memories, does anyone think the Japanese have no memories or they don't last in the east.
For over 50o years Russia has battled Islam, Afghanistan was only the last chapter in a very long saga. Crimea was for hundreds of years the headquarters of the Muslim slavers who almost emptied Ukraine of its people, the very word Slave comes from the Slavs who used to live there. Crimea was bought and paid for with Russian blood. When Kruschev gave Crimea to Ukraine, he gave it like the farmer who gives his chickens to his little girl, she'll look after them. When that little girl leaves home to go to college the chickens stay at home, the family would be aghast at the thought of her taking them
Russia give back Crimea just as soon as the US gives back Alaska.
If the US just sits back and takes a long hard look at the whole world situation they would realize that their best and most reliable ally against Islam would be Russia.
Sorry, but it's difficult to see how getting in bed with Shia will protect anyone from Islam.
Ezekiel 37 and 38. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob--the God of the Bible--will save Israel from the Russio-Muslim alliance. God Himself will crush the enemies of Israel. Then, the Muslims will know it is not Allah who makes war, but it is the God of the Bible who is mighty to save.
ciccio, Japan attacked AS THEIR OWN LEADERS ADMITTED, because the choice for Japan was to either live with the sanctions (and "LICK LIVER AND DRINK BILE") and become a 3rd world country, or go to war to claim the resurces they needed (this BTW is the only time I can think of that sanctions were accomplishing something)
Pete, I have feeling this one will be more likely filed under 'those who help themselves'
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