In response to the last several posts.
It's not whether or not the Western Forces can defeat the Russian Airborne Division or not. I would say they most certainly can, as NATO can move,
"the firstest with the mostest". BUT I would not want to see the casualty rates on rooting out a dug in (especially Urban) Russian VDV unit, for
This Russian cadre, while potentially powerful (the airborne division and armored brigade, if both are deployed would be about 20k men), is
essentially a trip wire force.
The bigger issue is if NATO intervines they will be fighting the Russians, and that opens up Pandora's box. The Russian's are saying, "if you come
here, you are fighting Russians".
Frankly after some reading here and other sites last night, the Syrian Rebels are mostly supported by Muslim Brotherhood. I don't like Assad, but a
Syrian run by Muslim Brotherhood is a HUGE problem, especially with the same in Egypt. Your setting up for the 1973 war all over again if that
We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. There will be a regional war in the middle east sooner or later. Between MB taking over, Iran putting
supplies in to Syria, Israel wanting to hit Iran, Iran threatening to wipe out Israel, the US trying to clamp down on terror and secure energy, the
Russians jumping in. Various extremist groups wanting calephate. It's like 1914 all over again.
It really doesn't take much here anymore. It's like all the players are standing in a puddle of gasoline, and all are holding matches, it's just a
matter of who accidently drops one first.
And I just found that...apparently the Russians are flying in Iranian troops
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