Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ISIS On The Run, Russia Sends In The Feared Spetsnaz Special Forces,

ISIS ON THE RUN: Russian Airstrikes Totally Obliterate Terrorist Forces in Just 72 Hours

Russia has just achieved, in 72 hours, what the West failed to do in an entire year.
Numerous news outlets are now reporting that ISIS forces are in total disarray and even, in some cases, completely on the run following the start of Russian airstrikes last week.
Russian Lt. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov said that “intelligence has captured that militants are leaving the areas under their control“, and, most importantly, he added that “panic and desertion have begun in their ranks. About 600 mercenaries have left their positions and are trying to get to Europe“.
Due to this runaway success, Kartapolov said “we will not only continue conducting our airstrikes, but will also increase their intensity“, where the Russians will be targeting “command and control centers, ammunition and explosives warehouses, communication centers, mini-factories for the production of weapons of suicide bombings and militant training camps“.

The Su-34 – World’s best machinery for annihilating terrorists. (Photo Credit: Alex Beltyukov)
ISIS have no chance against the advanced Russian jet and bomb technology, and the spokesperson commented that “No operable air-defense systems have been spotted in the Russian Air Force zone of action in Syria“.
Terror analyst Dr Afzal Ashraf commented saying that ISIS “vastly exaggerated their military strength“. He said “this mythical state will disappear in a matter of hours once the international community decides to act. It won’t take very long at all to drive them, if not out of all of Iraq or Syria, then certainly the majority of their territories“.

Russia has sent its crack special troops into Syria to back up ­ President Bashar al-Assad’s bid to wipe out his opposition.
Vladimir Putin’s feared Spetsnaz unit and a covert para battalion ghosted into the war-torn country and are preparing for an all-out assault on rebels fighting the regime – including moderate units such as the western-backed Free Syrian Army.
A military source said: “Putin’s marines are there to guard the airbases they are using against ­sabotage by rebels. 
"But Spetsnaz and air-assault troops are not there to provide security to static objects, they are extremely aggressive and highly trained.
“They are there to mop up after air strikes, call in air strikes, go on extremely covert missions against rebels and ultimately wipe them out.

“And they will not be as accountable as British or US special forces. They are there for one reason, to wipe out anyone threatening Assad. By any means. 
"And by doing that they will be consolidating Russia’s position on the Med and in the Middle East.”
Putin claims the mission is to defeat IS – but his warplanes have been helping Assad by smashing rebel ­positions. 
Most of the targets in Northern Syria have been al-Qaeda affiliates or less extreme rebel groups opposed to the leader, some of which are CIA-trained and MI6-backed.
Spetsnaz – Special Purpose Soldiers – have been joined by the 7th Air Assault Mountain Division.

Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west.

This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club in late 2014. Send this to anyone who still thinks that ISIS is an organic terrorist uprising.

What’s the opposite of a gift that keeps on giving? A mistake that keeps metastasizing.
Which pretty much sums up the US role in the Middle East. Beginning with the CIA’s 1953 overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected president and continuing through the multiple regime changes and invasions of recent years, various American governments have behaved like they both understood that region and had the power to mold it into a docile client that pumped oil, suppressed dissent and otherwise caused no trouble. 
Instead, each intervention turned up the heat on an already-boiling pot of corruption, sectarian rivalry and geopolitical anger that has finally erupted into regional civil war. The whole world, at long last, understands that the situation is beyond both US understanding and control. 
And that’s the good news.

The really scary part of the story is that Russia has jumped — decisively — into this vacuum and is building a coalition to take over the Middle East. In partnership with Iran and China it’s propping up Syria’s dictator and bombing both ISIS and US-trained rebels back beyond the stone age. The next step will presumably be to bring Saudi Arabia into line and thus dominate the region’s oil reserves. Israel, in this scenario, has no good options.
Unless, of course, the US pushes back, which will mean escalating from Russian and US proxies shooting at each other to actual Russian and US soldiers going at it, with China and Iran helping the former and Saudi Arabia the latter. This is a nightmare scenario on every level, and it’s closer than most people seem to think. Here’s a sampling of headlines from just the past couple of days:

Just as there was a chance in the 1990s to get developed-world entitlement programs under control and we blew it, there was once a chance to let the Islamic world work out its differences, have its Reformation, and emerge as a more-or-less stable, comprehensible power. But we blew that monumentally as well. 
Now the US is financially and politically exhausted, with neither the money nor the will to expend trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives to impose “peace” in a place where the word can’t even be defined. Yet, as the last headline says, support for a Syrian “no-fly zone” is growing — in air space that includes Russian jets.
In some ways today’s situation is reminiscent of the late 1930s, when the last thing anyone outside of Germany wanted was another big war, but that’s exactly what they got.

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