posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 10:39 AM
a reply to: MysterX
Well MrSpad is quite right that Assad is hated by its own people, hence the tremendous uprising in the beginning of 2011 which of course was answered
with with violence from the Syrian regime.
In the beginning it was quite easy to take a stance in this conflict, therefore i see no future for Assad's regime, not even if Syria is divided in
It became more bloody because there was no intervention to support the people in Syria, instead it became a killing feast for islamic extremists
groups who are attacking, killing and destroying in Syria.
It is really interesting what Russia has in mind, will they progress and fight IS or will they limit their strikes to the western part of Syria and
stop when the territories held by rebels are retaken.
One thing is certain, there won't be peace, surely Putin also knows he is helping a dictator who does not hesitate to use violence against the
Is putin ok with that? or is there something else to gain for Russia, influence in the region, a strong shiite block, Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon-Egypt
which obviously means that if there will be an oil pipeline into Europe, it will be the islamic pipeline which was agreed between Syria/Iraq/Iran back
in 2009 if i am correct.
But the gulf states want their pipeline to Europe from Qatar which will mean competition for Russia.
All in all, i do not think this is about Assad, Putin does not care about Assad but with him in power Russia has more influence.
Russia has more at stake and therefore will indeed fight against IS when the west of Syria is retaken from the rebels.