The Russians have let loose their own variation of “shock and awe” in Syria, and the raw effectiveness of their airstrikes against ISIS targets has shocked quite a few observers around the world.
For more than a year, the Obama administration has maintained that its bombing campaign in Syria has been a “success”, and yet ISIS has persisted to grow stronger and gain more territory.
But currently just over a few days the tide of the conflict seems to have turned. The whole world has gotten a opportunity to look at what a global superpower can seriously do to a heap of radical Islamic terrorists when it is focused and determined.
The photographs that we have viewed of hardened ISIS command centers being wiped off the face of the map by Russian bombs are absolutely outstanding. But why did those targets still exist in the first place? Was the U.S. military powerless to discern them previously? Or could it be feasible that the Obama administration did not want to strike them?
What we do understand is that a state of terror has been produced among ISIS militants that we have not observed earlier. There are accounts of hundreds of terrorists walking away from their positions and trying to depart the country….
Russian air strikes Saturday targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown “panic”, forcing some 600 “militants” to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.
Summing up the results of Russia’s first three days of strikes, a senior official with the General Staff said Russian jets had made more than 60 sorties over 50 IS targets and added that Russia would ramp up its aerial campaign.
“Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks,” Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, said in a statement.
“Some 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are trying to find their way into Europe,” Kartapolov said.
Not surprisingly the Nazi News Media in the United States is downplaying the efficiency of these attacks. The Obama administration is very much in opposition to these Russian airstrikes, and it is rather an embarrassment to the U.S. that the Russians are accomplishing what we were both unwilling or unable to do.
You can see video footage from some of these bombings on Youtube.
In recent years the Russian military has been swiftly reconstructed, and currently they are showcasing their might for all the world to notice. The subsequent is how one specific attack was detailed in the Daily Mail…
‘The sound of the rocket was extremely frightening. Then a huge explosion happened in front of my eyes. I’ve never seen anything like it before in Talbiseh. The scale was far worse than anything the Syrians have done. The destruction was huge and horrible. Buildings were destroyed completely. And streets just disappeared under clouds of dust and rubble as the walls fell.’
These types of Russian airstrikes are meant to pave the way for ground assaults by Syrian and Iranian troops. If ISIS starts to lose a lot of territory inside Syria in the coming weeks, a lot of people are going to have some very critical questions concerning why former U.S. efforts were apparently so unsuccessful. The subsequent comes from Zero Hedge…
Now obviously one must consider the source here, but Kremlin spin tactics aside, one cannot help but be amazed with the pace at which this is apparently unfolding. If any of the above is even close to accurate, it means that Russia is on schedule to declare victory over ISIS (and everyone else it looks like) in a matter of weeks, which would not only be extremely embarrassing for Washington, but would also effectively prove that the US has never truly embarked on an honest effort to rid Syria of the extremist groups the Western media claims are the scourge of humanity
Within Russia, these airstrikes are demonstrating to be exceptionally well-liked.
In contrast to the war-weary U.S. public, Russian folks are relishing the chance to be proud of their military, and Russian media outlets are loudly trumpeting the proficiency of these airstrikes…
Channel One’s evening news program on Saturday opened with dramatic cockpit videos of Russian jets making what were described as direct hits on terrorist training camps and weapons stores. The bombs were never off by more than five meters, a military spokesman said, because of the jets’ advanced targeting capabilities.
One well-known Russian commentator even proposed that what is going on in Syria demonstrates that in comparison to Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin is “a real man”…
Political commentator Yulia Latynina said Russia wants to see the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Only this will allow Putin to achieve the desired result, to show Obama how he, Putin, a real man, succeeded where Obama was disgraced,” she said in her program Saturday night on Ekho Moskvy radio.
I had to giggle when I first read through that. Unquestionably, this whole situation is making the Obama administration look rather horrible.
For weeks, Obama appeared to have little concept what the Russians meant to do in Syria. And now that the Russians are bombing the living daylights out of ISIS, the very best that Obama can do is complain loudly about it.
The Russians seem to be doing well where Obama hit a brick wall, and this has put the U.S. government in a very unstable, insecure situation in the Middle East. After witnessing the Russians have such success inside Syria, the president of Iraq is currently thinking about requesting the Russians to conduct a similar campaign within his own nation…
One day after launching a campaign of airstrikes in Syria,Russia announced that it was considering going into Iraq.
A foreign ministry representative said Thursday that Russia would consider any request from Iraq to conduct anti-ISIS airstrikes in the country, and Iraqi President Haider al-Abaditold Western news outlets that Russian airstrikes were “a possibility” and that Iraq would “welcome it.”
Obviously the reality is that the U.S. might have given a critical blow to ISIS long ago if it seriously sought to.
The Obama administration was wishing that some collaboration of ISIS and other Islamic terror groups would in the long run topple Assad and bring about command change in Syria.
Now that seems very unlikely to ever occur, and the Russians have significantly toughened their hand in the Middle East.
So what will Obama’s next switch be?
Nobody realizes for sure, but it will practically without doubt be the wrong one.
Darrin McBreen talks about how this latest showdown between super powers could escalate into a global conflict.
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