Quote of the Day: “I think the Russians have made clear that they’re not interested in provoking a conflict,” the arguably delusional Josh Earnest said. “Their actions thus far indicate that that’s what they believe.”
Russia and her allies in Syria are bombing Barack Obama’s forces on the ground and have no interest in a political solution. That was clear when Putin asked Obama in a speech at the U.N. if he – Barack Obama – knew what he had done.
Obama opposed putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria and said we would arm Syrians who would serve as our troops on the ground. They are now being pummeled by Shia militias protected by Russian air cover.
Congress gave $500 million to Barack Obama for his strategy to train and equip Syrian rebels on the ground. About 4-5 were trained and the program is now disbanded.
After Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the fetal position in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday, Russia bombed our allies again. Barack Obama’s strategy of not “doing stupid stuff” is being questioned as the Russians bomb the life out of the forces Obama chose to be our ground troops.
Admittedly, some of them are al Nusra, an al Qaeda wing, but others are the more moderate Free Syrian Army we support. It’s obviously a disadvantage to team up with the U.S. and the whole world now knows it.
Under Russian air cover, hundreds of Iranian troops have moved into Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad’s government in reclaiming land taken by rebels as the Lebanese Hizbollah prepare to capitalize on the attacks.
It is Shia against Sunni which is why there is a Civil War to begin with.
Earnest also said that if Iran is involved (we know they are) then it will inflame sectarian violence and it’s bad news for Russia.
“That is not good news for the Russians,” Mr. Earnest said. “That is consistent with a worsening sectarian conflict that only puts off a political solution.”
The people they are NOT targeting are ISIS terrorists. The goal is obviously to defeat and/or demoralize the anti-Assad forces we are aligned with.
Lavrov said if it looks like a terrorist, they will attack. He’s defining terrorist as anyone who opposes the mass murderering dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The Liwa Suqour al-Jabal, one of the CIA-backed groups, has been hit by 20 missiles in its base in Idlib province.
Among the dead from Wednesday’s strikes was a prominent rebel leader in north Homs province, Captain Iyad al-Deek, a former regime officer who defected early in the uprising.
Also hit by a strike, said to be Russian, were the outskirts of the town of Kafranabel, one of the best-known centres of secular activist opposition to the regime over the last four years.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA), a Western-backed opposition group, said it has been struck by Russian aerial bombings. The group’s commander, Major Jamil al-Saleh, said the northern countryside of Hama “has no presence of ISIS at all and is under the control of the Free Syrian Army”.
Josh Earnest is calling the Russians desperate! “The fact that Russia has to take these noteworthy steps to ramp up their support for Assad is an indication of how concerned they are about losing influence in the one client state that they have in the Middle East,” Earnest said.
“He [Putin] wants to wipe out all of the opposition to Assad except the Islamic State, leaving us with a stark choice, leaving the world with a stark choice: support Assad or support Islamic State,” retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is an Air National Guard pilot and has flown missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s dangerous to let the Russians take a leading role in the Middle East, he warned.
“We’re finding out that Putin may not even be bombing ISIS today,” Kinzinger said. “He may be bombing the doctors, lawyers, and pharmacists that are standing up against the brutality of Bashar al-Assad.”
“I think the Russians have made clear that they’re not interested in provoking a conflict,” the arguably delusional Josh Earnest said. “Their actions thus far indicate that that’s what they believe.”
Our administration is meeting and talking under the delusion that there is a political solution. They are paper tabby cats.
On Wednesday, US diplomats in Baghdad said our forces were given one hour to get out of Russia’s way.
Soon afterwards, SU-24 strike aircraft based outside the city of Latakia – Bashar al-Assad’s heartland – were airborne, shooting at our forces on the ground.
Al-Assad controls one-sixth of his own country and Putin is to the rescue.
Russia has answered Obama’s demand that Assad must go by making a fool of him. We have entered a most dangerous phase in which Russia and Iran are fully engaged in Syria’s Civil War, they’ve threatened the U.S., and our allies are being attacked.
There has been a horrendous shooting on an Oregon campus and it shouldn’t take very long for Barack Obama to use it as a distraction from the disaster in the Middle East and as a reason to demand gun control though Oregon has stringent gun control laws.
Obama’s ridiculous six-point plan to defeat and destroy ISIS: