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China, Russia and Iran have come together in a tripartite alliance supporting the Syrian government in the war against radical fundamentalist insurgents.
The main targets of this alliance are Islamic State and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly al-Qaeda’s affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, and its partners.
Until last week Russia and Iran were the military mainstays of the overstretched and undermanned Syrian army.
China signalled it was prepared to join them by dispatching high-profile rear admiral Guan Youfei, head of Beijing’s office for international military co-operation, to Damascus to hold discussions with the Syrian defence minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij.
China has promised humanitarian aide to Syria. You have to wonder if their humanitarian aide packages are like ours with a bit of food and money that is carried by military advisors and special forces ?
China has also stated in various news and press releases that Russia has been to nice with their cease fires and dialogs towards a political ending to the mess that Syria has become.. Indicating (to me anyway) that China would have rolled over the opposition or fought until there was no more opponents. Tough paper tiger talk?
originally posted by: DAVID64
You know what's weird? I don't want to derail your thread or give credit to some ancient seer....but Nostradamus said that the "final war" would be started by someone in the M.E.
Personally, I think we'll see a lot of tension, a lot of blustering and then Obama will back down. He is an appeaser and when it comes right down to it, his "lines in the sand" get re drawn further and further back. Also, I don't think either candidate is stupid enough to start a shooting war with China or Russia. Blustering and posturing? Yes. But they both have too many profitable connections to put their bank accounts at risk.
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: Swills
A lot of people ask me why am I so invested in the American election, and my response is simple.
Under Obama, the west successfully destroyed Libya, and is trying to do the same to Syria. And, if Hillary wins, there's no doubt in my mind, that we will be seeing major escalation of conflicts around the world. It will be, who's next on the menu...
And as for the thread, good job to China. Defending sovereignty of Syria and helping them in their fight against all terrorists, including ISIS and those backed by the west.