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On Tuesday morning, a Chinese naval vessel reportedly traveled through Egypt’s Suez Canal to enter the Mediterranean Sea; its destination was not confirmed.
However, according to a senior officer in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) that is stationed inside the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, Chinese military personnel and aerial assets are scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks (6 weeks) to the port-city of Tartous – he could not provide anymore detail.
Russia has made it abundantly clear that they are taking an active role in this conflict, but the news of the Chinese military to Syria provides more insight into their contingency.
It appears that Russia is not going to combat ISIS alone: the plan is similar to the U.S.’ idea of a “coalition” of air forces, but far more involved on the ground; this is something the U.S. and their allies have avoided since the inception of their war against ISIS.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: PsychoEmperor
Hell no! Let Putin and his Chinese buddies foot the bill in blood and money. The west needs a rest...even though the west got the ball rolling in the first place....
So, you are doubting the possibility of China joining forces with Russia in their fight against ISIS, because that would make the US angry?
Wait, so you are saying you don't see a reason for China to stand up against ISIS? Seriously, you don't see any reason on why should they take that move?
What do you propose the world do about ISIS then? Just leave it to the US and the west, even though it's quite obvious they are not going to deal with it, the way it should be dealt?
I agree, Russia has hidden agenda. I mean, they obviously want to destroy ISIS, just because they could take their place and annex all of the countries that they were controlling, right?
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978, how we should have some concerns Russia have now got a foothold in the M.E.
Oh, and China and Russia are not really so closely allied that they'll work together militarily. That's a bit of a fantasy too.