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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Revolution9
I do not agree even slightly with that statement.
So none of his political opponents have met with somewhat suspicious deaths . OK .
originally posted by: Rosinitiate
This doesn't change anything. Merely lip service to the masses.
For starters, it seems pretty well reported that Russia wasn't dropping sorties on IS but rather Syrian Rebels and Turkmen (possibly). It was reported in both Russia and the West that IS controls no territory in that area.
It seems to me Russia was targeting the so called "moderate" or anti-Assad forces which Turkey feels obligated to protect.
Now Russia says "let's build a coalition!" Knowing full well that our end goal and their end goal differ greatly. Russia will not stop bombing moderates I suspect, not after this incident at least. And NATO will not work with Russia if Russia doesn't stop bombing moderates. Quite the pickle.