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originally posted by: Crumbles
To put it in simple terms. If a revolution were to happen in America and china supplied the Free American Army would you lable our militias terrorists. I didn't think so.
originally posted by: InnerPeace2012
Now that's a formiddable force to contend with and a hell of a b1tch slap to IS.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: PurpleDog UK
If fired from the south of the sea the missiles would only over fly over Iran and Iraq. My guess is that's where they came from.
Just reading the news article and seeing the supposed flight path of the misiles, I got to really hand it down to Ruskies to have nailed all thier targets with that kind of precision.
The margin of error there is zero, given no civilian causualities for MSM to spin some propaganda off of this.
Later, the Russian defence ministry's Twitter feed showed footage of cruise missiles being launched, saying they "successfully hit all assigned #ISIS [IS] targets with high accuracy".
Col-Gen Andrey Kartopolov said that the cruise missiles targeted IS and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front sites, including weapons production plants, command centres, ammunition dumps, fuel depots and training bases in the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo.
The first batch of videos including 14 videos, 12 of which have now been geolocated. This has revealed the following information –
3 videos were verified as being in locations matching the title and description of the videos. In all 3 videos the targets of Russian bombing are described as “terrorists” rather than ISIS, which is taken as a catch all term for armed Syrian opposition groups.
5 videos gave locations that were accurate, but described the attacks as targeting ISIS when there is no known current ISIS presence in those areas.
2 videos gave the location as Raqqa, but were in fact filmed over 100 miles west of Raqqa in areas with no known ISIS presence.
1 video gave no location, but was geolocated to an area where there was no known ISIS presence, despite the title of the video claiming otherwise.
1 video gave a location at the entrance to Ma’aart al Nu’man but was geolocated to an area 20km away from Ma’aart al Nu’man.
Based on the videos geolocated thus far there is no indication that the Russian Ministry of Defence has targeted ISIS positions, or hit targets in Raqqa, despite claims to the contrary.
The following footage shows the warships launching the Kalibr-NKs, proving Russia is able to conduct a US-like cruise missiles attack on a range of 1,000 km.