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Russia’s bombing of rebel positions has angered countries in the region that have been trying to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Analysts say Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are now likely to increase military aid to the anti-Assad groups they support
“The Russian intervention is a massive setback for those states backing the opposition, particularly within the region – Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – and is likely to elicit a strong response in terms of a counter-escalation,” said Julien Barnes-Dacey, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: markosity1973
You might has well said that America's allies are upset that Russian allies look poised to win the war and stay in power.
This whole US verse Russia is BS.
Does anyone understand what the term SOVEREIGNTY means? I thought the Geneva Convention settled this after WW2. Maybe it's time to honor international law and stop messing around in the affairs of other SOVEREIGN nations.
originally posted by: markosity1973
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
This could actually work out if the USA sat down with Russia and agreed to push ISIS back from the Iraqi side while Russia does the same in Syria then ISIS would be surrounded and easily crushed.
Syria is in need of reform. Even Assad says that, his vision is naturally that he leads it. The thing is nothing can be achieved while the country is at war.
originally posted by: xuenchen
What if Obama has been setting the stage for a "victory" by Syria/Russia?
He always seems to "like" Iran, and Iran backs Syria.
Strange set of circumstances.
Not easy to believe any "official" reports.
originally posted by: MrSpad
Russia actions will lead to the following. Advanced weapons showing up among the rebels including anti aircraft systems. The types of weapons flowing into Syria has been limited to small arms under pressure from the US and the West who say the rebels do not need more advanced systems. Now that limit will be ignored.
originally posted by: earthling42
a reply to: markosity1973
We have yet to see if that is really their intention, it should not have come as a surprise that Russia is bombing areas held by rebels.
Russia is quite clear in its approach which is as expected to attack all the forces that are fighting against Assad.
First the west of Syria, than move on to the east with probably more troops and equipment.
But the big question is what the gulf states and Turkey will do, (shia vs sunni influence in the region).
What is the real position of the US in this, surely they would not be fooled in such a move by Russia like we have seen in the past four days.
Is it any wonder that President Obama and his cohorts are stymied and dumbfounded by Russia’s maneuver? What are they supposed to say — that Russia doesn’t have the authority to fight terrorism? That the U.S. government is the world’s sole international policeman that wields the power to ferret out and kill “terrorists”?
Obama and his interventionist acolytes within the mainstream press are complaining that Russia isn’t bombing ISIS and other targets within Syria that the Pentagon is bombing. Instead, they lament, Russia is bombing targets that are seeking the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — targets that consist of rebels who the CIA has trained and supported, with the aim of ousting Assad from power.