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Russian President Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria

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posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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Putin orders withdraw of Russian forces, Syria

Well, holy crapola, this is definitely news! Curious if this will help or hinder Putin. Also curious who he is cutting his deals with over there and what they are collaborating? Me smells something fishy here- what says you ATS?




Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start the withdrawal of forces from Syria starting Tuesday.
“I consider the objectives that have been set for the Defense Ministry to be generally accomplished. That is why I order to start withdrawal of the main part of our military group from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic starting from tomorrow,” Putin said on Monday during a meeting with Shoigu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Moscow launched its anti-terror campaign in Syria on September 30 last year. Russia’s participation in the operation, according to a previous statement by Putin, has its basis in international law and has been conducted “in accordance with an official request from the president of the Syrian Arab Republic [Bashar Assad].”

The Russian Air Force has been carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other terrorist targets in the region, eliminating military equipment, communication centers, vehicles, arms and fuel depots.




posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

It is going to go very bad in Syria, worse than it already is with a turkish, arabian alliance likely to launch there own invasion (many of the so called ISIS fighters are probably Turkish military personell anyway) and a subsequent likely counter invasion by Iran but for the Kurds on all sides this is bad news.

Russia would only withdraw if it's deemed the likely loss of it's mediteranean naval base as preferable to the what the spiralling out of control conflict in that region may draw them into, it seem's out of character for Putin and I suspect he is privy to knowlege we do not have, maybe one of these faction's has the bomb and he does not want fingers pointed at Russia, Turkey does have the Bomb, thank's to Margaret Thatchers governemnt and a much younger David cameron whom acted as her personal envoy to them to oversee the dirty little deal back in the 80's so too does Saudi Arabia but not only to the have that old south african warhead they also have since developed there own nuclear deterrant.

If a nuclear exchange is to happen it shall be in Syria so the members of the security council are probably pulling back so that there response when and if it does can either be mutual or at least not antagonistic to one another when they deal with these jumped up neo nuclear dictator states, Turkey is not a democracy any more (though to be fair I dont' even think the UK is after the travesty of the last election and have my serious worries for the US with voting fraud over there).



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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Only thing that can come to my mind is NK. China and Russia has warned them to cut the crap. So, if they might have caught wind of NK finally doing something or SK and the US are finally getting tired of listening to temper tantrums. Fall back to provide NK assistance? I wouldn't think so. To watch the border and beef up defense when the US lands with troops and equipment. Definitely.

Wish could've give ya a flag. Too young on this site though. Thanks for the news.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

They learned what they needed to learn, now it's time to go figure out how to implement the changes they need.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

Why are you not considering the option that they are withdrawing because their presence is no longer necessary in Syria, because they accomplished their goal to help the legal government against the western backed terrorists and + ISIS.

edit on 14-3-2016 by Nikola014 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Well the war is over. As we all know by now a declared win doesn't equal mission accomplished, it's probably more likely Russian funds to force project have come to an end therefore mission accomplished!



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Thanks for sharing. That's definitely odd. Unless all he wanted was to prevent a successful western intervention that would have kicked out Assad. Then he is probably right: mission accomplished. It's delayed, now with the upcoming US election, beyond possibly happening.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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Amichai Stein ‏@AmichaiStein1 23m23 minutes ago
#BREAKING: Russia's Air Force and Naval bases #Hmeymim and #Tartus in #Syria will stay and operate normally - Putin

twitter.com...



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Nikola014

Putin may have been a pen pusher but he was still a KGB agent and so militarily trained with attention to tactic's as well, I doubt very much that he would withdraw at this point and let ISIS regroup with the Turks resupplying them which will be the likely outcome of this, of course he could officially withdraw while leaving a significant ADVISOR presence like the West has used as model in the past, his real problem is Turkey, they should not be in NATO with a Islamist president whom is suppressing freedom of speech and arresting political opposition members as they no longer fullfill the criteria but they are and so Nato has a problem, I doubt they seriously want trouble with Russia whom is today despite sanctions over Crimea (Which to be fair is Russian anyway - only gifted to Ukrain by a Ukrainian born Soviet Premier but mainly ethnically Russian as you know) Russia is still an important trading partner and essential for much of northern europes energy need's (they can survive without russia but it is much more expensive to do so).

I actually do not think Russia has yet attained it's goal's, the Syrian government is still not in control of the full country and Isis with there Turkish suppliers, trainers and backers whom have a vested interested in stealing Syrias Oil which as you know Erdogans son was the main dealer performing this and paying his ISIS henchmen for it meaning that this is not so much Turkish national security as much as Erdogan family financial security.

Many in the west do not know just how bad the Turkish have been historically, Isis is acting just like the turks of Yesterday as well.

Here is some history for those whom think Turkey is our allie in the west, it is not our allie except for it's own agenda.
This will sound awfully familiar to those whom watched the news of Isis Atrocitys against Christian's and other minoritys.
en.wikipedia.org...
www.serfes.org...
www.foundalis.com...

What people forget is that Turkey is really Byzantium under Islamic occupation and though it has now so since 1453 for a great period of that time the majority of the people were actually christian but over successive generations they were persecuted, suffered inumberable forgotten atrocitys and were forced at first if only for convenience to convert to Islam.

Now of course the Greek's fought back, they had to or else they would not be here today and as the Nazi's found out they are excellant guerilla fighters and both side's have commited astrocity's against one another, they hate one another so is the refugee crisis flooding greece with mainly islamic refugees really just an accident, most of them are embarking on there boats in Turkey.

Has Putin attained the goal's he set out to, by no mean's but he has shown the west that Russia can still flex it's muscles but now he risks losing the ground gained by withdrawing as the Syrian army may not be enough to hold it let alone keep on retaking there lost ground.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

Putin is cleaning his hands of this mess. He's now saying "It's all yours, Obama".



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

Right. And never trust an American, because they hand you pox infected blankets to steal your land.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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Era of Peace promised in Fatima, slowly but surely takes place. There is a chance of non-nuclear scenario to bring in worldwide breakthrough. Because we do not live in an Era of peace and welbeing, as promised to the Eastern Block in 1989 and to the world in 2000. We live on the bring from one crisis to the next one. The status quo is deadly and hurts everyday life more than ever. It should be changed asap. Only now rises the opportunity to change it without using nukes or other modern weapons. After all, all those people, Lavrov, Kerry, are exceptionally smart and rational. If they can't do it, nobody else could. Francis is included and should be included in the calculation of the Era of peace. The Fall of not achieving it will be so big with irreversible consequences for everyone. So...why don't they do it NOW, after Gorbachev's Perestroika, after the Fall of Berlin Wall, after Year 2000, after the cancelled doom of year 2012? When, if not now? How, if not peaceful? To extend to maximum the patience of people who are already hurt, worldwide, and in developed countries, is to play with fire. Germany knows that better than all. As you all know, the right party anti-immigration took positions in 3 regional legislatures that us unseen success for the German pretty boring political life.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: LABTECH767

One of the other issues that Russia did was to re-arm and train the Syrian Military .Russia will be leaving behind lots of war toys ,tactics ,and communications that the Syrian Military can use to mop up .It will be interesting to see where the next spot on the board Russia will move to .



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

IMO this may be a long-term strategy to occupy bit of Syria.

Putja sees the turks coming in sooner or later and this means russis involved a bad way and may lost Tartus base and new infra. Also they lost access at passage of Dardanelles then.

Better to withdraw now, betray and wait how Assad fall down. Syria comes no man's land and russis get new enclave as like Kaliningrad was and be after WW2.

Kaliningrad is stronghold what holds locked all Baltic Sea air- and naval space, Tartus with Iskanders and nuclear warheads and unlimited manpower works same way on Mediterranean.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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Agree with Unbreakable...

Putin used the combat troops for as much as needed so he is pulling out the special forces and the house=-to-house cleanup of radical Jihadists... (that will be for Syrian Army to do)

Putin will retain the strategic presence in AF Bases and Naval ports... with an eye towards helping Assad finesse the 'invasion-by-western-proxy-armies' or the waves of invasion forces of the 20-some countries in that Arab Confederation from overwhelming the legal Syrian State by making available Tactical Atomic Munitions as a last result - after using those hyper-baric bombs that incinerate local villages/towns or even cities if used in high numbers of devices


Putin is engaging his chess strategies, he is not slinking-away as the MSM tries to portray the current actions by Russia...


Peace prize winner ,,, Obama, It's your move or your option to let Turkey lead the USA by the nose-ring...to the USA detriment



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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Well I do know they have an axe to grind with Turkey. Then you got Turkey wanting to move in. What if they pull a move from the US and let Turkey think it's the perfect time to move in then turn around and attack them for the "illegal invasion" and pretend to be the hero defenders. Wouldn't be hard to paint Turkey as the bad guy considering their involvement with IS.

Or...they could just be done with their mission. I'm sure they will still supply arms and "advisement" , as well as having a pretty important naval base there...so they won't be truly gone.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: St Udio

I think you have hit the nail squarly on the head, it let's the Russian's keep there hand's clean when the Syrian army have to get there hand's very dirty cleaing up as they are likely to commit a few atrocitys along the way.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:55 PM
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Nothing Changes just a small Withdrawal.

The Russian air force are still going to be there along with the base, amazing how some are trying to spin this headline



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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From a Correspondent.



The move of #Russia was coordinated with 3Damascus and #Tehran. The excess of #Russian forces will be pull out. Nothing would change




4/ #Russia AF doesn't need 100 Air Strike per day as before the Cease-fire 5/ Most opposition groups are willing to negotiate in #Geneva +





#Russia S-400 will stay in #Syria and Tartous Naval base will continue been developed and expanded.



posted on Mar, 14 2016 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: SaddledMummy

Assad fall down? i heard that so many times in 2011 its getting very old, it seems Obama is going to step down before Assad does.




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