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Assad Goes On Offense, Bombs Isis "capital", Deploys New Russian Weapons

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:23 PM
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SOURCE: www.zerohedge.com...

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uk.reuters.com...

Now that Moscow has officially confirmed that Russian boots are on the ground at Latakia and that the Kremlin is actively ramping up its technical and logistical support for the Assad regime, one point we've been keen to drive home is that rebels, "freedom fighters", and marauding, black flag-waving jihadists alike will now have a much tougher time routing government forces and taking control of the country.

After all, battling Assad's depleted army (which is effectively fighting a three-front war with limited resources) is one thing, but fighting Russian special forces is entirely another, which is of course why the US is so "concerned" about the Russian presence in Syria. Put simply: if the Kremlin doesn't want Assad to fall, then Assad will probably not fall if the only challenge comes from various ragtag militias and Islamic militant groups. That calculus obviously changes if the challenge suddenly comes from a US-backed coalition consisting of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, France, Britain, Jordan, and Qatar.

It's with that in mind that we go to Reuters, who reports that the Russians may have breathed new life into Assad's forces which have reportedly begun using new weaponry and launching offensive strikes on Raqqa (the de facto ISIS capital). Here's the story:

The Syrian military has recently started using new types of air and ground weapons supplied by Russia, a Syrian military source told Reuters on Thursday, underlining growing Russian support to Damascus that is alarming the United States.

"The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely," the source said in response to a question about Russian support. "We can say they are all types of weapons, be it air or ground."

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Very good article, please do read, and observe the nice little map as of 14th of Septemer 2015..

additional reuter links found in the article:uk.reuters.com...
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edit on 9/19/2015 by semperfortis because: Corrected all CAPS




posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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It's about time, as we know western's wars can last forever



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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Down with the proxy FSA and ISIL ninja armies! Its about time!




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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:53 PM
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Aljazeera News is confirming these reports, but their talking heads are opposing it, as they want Assad OUT. They are saying Putin is not generally trying to be helpful, but is trying to win political points, and take the focus off Ukraine.

I see a bad moon rising. I see more trouble on the way.
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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: tony9802

The US is so full of crap here.

Even if they did send this coalition to take out Assad they wouldn’t have any sane group to govern the country.


They would have to occupy it like they did in Iraq or they’re would be another Afghanistan or Libya with the ragtag nutty jihadist armies fighting each other and each one claiming they are the army of God


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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: tony9802

I'd rather Russian boots on the ground in Syria than American, or any western ally. Let someone else take a crack at fighting these terrorist scum for once and Russia is perfect nation to do it.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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South Front YT has good updates



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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dbl post sorry
edit on 18-9-2015 by the2ofusr1 because: (no reason given)
Why is ATS not allowing me to post a yt vid from a military report on the Syrian situation ? The real reason for the dbl post was that after posting the vid in the first post it seemed to have been removed / put back / and then removed again

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: tony9802
I'd rather Russian boots on the ground in Syria than American, or any western ally. Let someone else take a crack at fighting these terrorist scum for once and Russia is perfect nation to do it.


As Russia has showed in Chechnya, they don't give a toss for collateral damage. There will be no of the niceties afforded when NATO are fighting. Oh, and probably no media to point this out, except RT.com and they're really impartial!



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

As if we're one to talk about collateral damage. War is hell for a reason, unfortunately. Syrian collateral damage has been at a all time high since the beginning of their civil war but let's blame the Russians for killing civilians before they actually do it.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1


No worries about the double post

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: tony9802

The vid was the vid in my posts . It's there now for me but it was strange as after I posted it it wasn't showing up , and then it did and then it was gone ..strange as that had never happened to me before .



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: tony9802

All political games aside....

Assad has proven that he is the number 1 dictator! All other dictators fell within a few months to a year max. But Assad is still holding on... He is one tough mother******!

Despite everything, you gotta hand it to the man! His perseverance is bloody legendary!

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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Swills

You right at least youknow the Russians will go in do the job game over in a couple of months where as the USA/UK would make a 10 year career out of trying to oust Isis slaughter many women and children and achieve nothing but big pay day for bomb/missile makers



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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I think we have to respect a leader making moves to clean up his country.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: RyleeNator
a reply to: Swills

You right at least youknow the Russians will go in do the job game over in a couple of months where as the USA/UK would make a 10 year career out of trying to oust Isis slaughter many women and children and achieve nothing but big pay day for bomb/missile makers


They don't really have a proven track record of getting the job done?

However, I wouldn't mind thinking that despite the posturing, the West has no real way of winning in Syria and so an intervention which allows them to leave is good.

I would hope we could perhaps focus on rebuilding Iraq, b cause we owe them that.
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posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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like the Nazis in the Spanish civil war eh?
" we got all these cool new weapon systems but we need to field test them, oh I know the perfect testing ground comrade, Syria"
I guess bush Jr had the right idea, take the fight to their backyard and they will be too busy defending their own turf to be coming over here and blowing buildings up.

the U.S and Russians probably have an agreement to take turns trying out their new weapons over in mooslumbad.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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Some points of clarification here:


We really don’t have reliable information on Syrian civilian causalities… or very much on the war itself since very shadowy organizations out of England is relied on for information


This is a dark war they don’t want much light shone on it because of what will be revealed of Western fingerprints on this war on Syria


This war may NOT be easy for Russia…remember Afghanistan and how rough the Russians had it there.

In that war the US was openly helping the mujahidin against Russia in that cold war period but in this war the US is surreptitiously helping the terrorist fighting Assad so this could get real complicated but if Russia can expose the West then there a chance the poor Syrian people can survive



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 10:54 PM
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The Russian have one goal. Delay Assads fall until they get a power sharing deal that keeps Russia as the new Syrian government arms dealer. A secondary goal is to keep this conflict going so ISIS largest foreign contingent does not come back home to Russia any time soon. And ISIS capital has been bombed by the everybody, even the Turks last week and the Syrians before.



posted on Sep, 18 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: MrSpad

Russia is not the problem here
rather a solution to a regional problem (not ours) that given time could easily end up costing American lives.
Why not allow them to participate in the eradication of isis ? because this is not the plan
The American led strikes are not aimed at weakening Isis, but instead aimed at damaging and destroying Syrian industry and infrastructure with the goal of crippling the Syrian govt.


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