On September 30th, 2015 Russia began airstrikes against ISIS and its affiliates in Syria. These strikes were conducted at the request of the Syrian government. Iran followed announcing that they were preparing to send in ground troops
These developments completely change the geopolitical equation, and not just in Syria.
Western politicians and their corporate media lapdogs are obviously not happy about where this is headed, and they have taken to the airwaves in force to voice their condemnation. First they claimed that Russia was hitting “moderate”, U.S. backed rebels rather than exclusively focusing on ISIS.
Wait, on September 16th General Lloyd Austin of the US Central Command testified that there were only 4 or 5 U.S. trained fighters in all of Syria, and now these fighters are supposedly in control of an entire region?
This assertion would be absurd enough on its own, but the reality of the matter is that the area in question has been controlled by Al-Nusra, for at least two years. And just so we’re clear here, Al-Nusra is Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch, and they have direct alliances with ISIS.
Not that this distinction between Al-Nusra and the FSA would really change the equation. The FSA has publicly acknowledged on several occasions that they are cooperating Al-Nusra, and the FSA command itself has been dominated by Islamic extremists since at least 2012…
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The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that President Putin has authorized combat ground operations to begin in Syria utilizing strategic Aerospace Forces protection operations in support of the internationally authorized military forces under the control of the legitimate government of Syria.
According to this report, President Putin issued this order after the Obama regime notified the MoD that there were only militants in the areas of Russia’s military operation against Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) forces in Syria. Which was confirmed by Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces, who stated: “The Americans informed us during contacts that there was no one except terrorists in this region”.
Further leading President Putin to issue this order, this report continues, were battlefield reports showing ISIS / ISIL forces fleeing from those areas in Syria being targeted by massive Aerospace Forces strategic bombing attacks so fearsome the Islamic State was forced to call prayer services yesterday.
Of the authorized military forces in Syria who will be protected in their ground operation against ISIS/ISIL by Aerospace Forces, this report notes, are all elements attached to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) by official documentation provided to the MoD by the Syrian government. Though not explicitly stated in this report, those forces currently operating within the SAA are widely known to include Shiite armed fighters associated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran’s Revolutionary Guards along with various Iraqi Shiite militia forces pouring into this war zone.
Interestingly too is this MoD report stating that both the Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are, likewise, to be afforded Aerospace Forces protections.
These US-Kurdish allies have welcomed Russian airstrikes and have offered to fight alongside Russia against the Islamic State and have, also, asked Moscow for weapons. The YPG, it’s important to note, has recently had to slow its offensive against ISIS/ISL forces after Turkey, a US-NATO ally and bitter rival of the Kurds, objected to its success, and US bombing missions over northern Syria have dropped precipitously since leaving them at the Islamic States mercy…