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originally posted by: MrSpad
Well considering that the effect of the Russian air campaign has been a retreat by rebel forces to ISIS near Aleppo because the Russians have been bombing rebels and not ISIS, one could argue the exact opposite. The Russians do not care about ISIS, they are not a target because the for the most part other rebels are in between Assad and ISIS. Russia wants to carve out a small ethnic enclave that Assad can defend and keep on buying Russian weapons. If that means ISIS takes out the other rebels because the Russians have bombed them they do not care. Anymore than they cared when the did not try and stop ISIS largest group of foreign volunteers from leaving Russia and joining up.
originally posted by: joemoe
a reply to: ScrewGmail
Neither are doing what they are doing for altruistic reasons. Both have something to gain or lose in this situation. The main thing is probably the gas pipeline to Europe. Russia wants to protect her monopoly. The US wants to topple Assad so that they can get a pipeline built through Syria to undercut Russia. There are no "Good Guys" in this situation. Tell me of a government nowadays that have the people's best interest in mind? The sooner we realize this the better.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Logical fallacy fail. If A = B, A does not necessarily = C by default.
Sorry dude, but there's plenty of reasons to not want Russia or anybody else in Syria that have nothing to do with ISIS. There's plenty of reasons to think the current gambit isn't the right one to deal with Syria.
originally posted by: ScrewGmail
Do people understand that by being Anti Russia in Syria, they are being pro ISIS.
There is tons of evidence by now that no real rebels exist, US spent 500 mil to train 5-6 guys. Everything EVERYTHING went to ISIS directly and indirectly.
Being pro US military in Middle East and pro NATO means exactly what it means
blood of innocent men women and children mean something to me that's for sure