Jews make shitty conspirators. At their first international Domination meeting, they'd spend five hours arguing whether China Garden is better than the Lucky Dragon, then next 3 hours on whether the Pu Pu Platter or individual dinner specials is the best deal.
"Herschel, you're nuts. You don't get free Noodles when you order from Peking Moon!"
I'll never forget all the people who claimed "Look at Obama's Campaign Advisers! He'll clean everything up!" and within weeks of getting elected, he appointed them to powerless paperwork committees while appointing Wall Street execs to Administration.
What is truly ironic is the endorsement of the Russian version of shock and awe by folks opposed to the same by the USA, and the expectation that the results will somehow be different.
The difference is that the US/Gulf States initiated the situation by funding Jihadis and bombing; whereas Russia was invited in by the world recognized, legitimate government of Syria, a decades old here-to-fore stable Alawite Oligarchy, to stop the Chaos. The alternative to Assad is Al Qaeda/ISIS. The FSA is a small group of Westernized ex-Bankers living in exile in Turkey with a handful of mercenaries, just like Achmed Chalabi, with almost no influence or popularity on the ground in Syria. The moment the FSA's CIA-trained mercs enter Syria, they either get captured or willingly join ISIS or Al Qaeda within hours.
It is the vaunted Third Force the USG always wishes existed, just like they wished on existed in Vietnam, where there was only a handful of urbanized ex-French Collaborator Kissass Catholic Landlord Oligarchs ruling over a Buddhist peasant majority. Just like they wished the big hat few cattle Achmed Chalabi would unite the Iraqis.
You can see the results in just one week of bombing by a literal handful of Sukhois; thousands of Jihadis fleeing back into Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey from whence they came, and Turkish aircraft followed closely by Syrian/Russian fighters to make sure they don't bomb the anti-Jihadi Kurdish forces in the North like they did before. Looks like Homs, the third largest Syrian city, will come entirely under Syrian Control shortly.
Already Saudi Isisabia is putting out feelers for a cease-fire.
Russia, Iran, and Assad are putting the breaks on Middle East Chaos; the Anti-Assad Coalition was de facto aiding the insurgency and spreading Anarchy.
Where DID all those White Toyota pickups come from? This investigation's results will be memory holed after a big stonewall by the Gulf States. "Hmmm, this invoice says 10,000 2012 White Toyotas were sold to Emir Ali-Ramada's "Muslim Youth to create the House of Peace via Personal Struggle" organization"
We know where ISIS' humvees came from, captured from the current Iraqi Army by the former members of Saddam's Army whom the US decided to lay off and could go fuck themselves. Now they're back with a vengence. http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.679102
MOSCOW — Ratcheting up the confrontation over the Syria war, Russia said Monday that its “volunteer” ground forces would join the fight, and NATO warned the Kremlin after at least one Russian warplane trespassed into Turkey’s airspace.
Nevermind that 11 Countries are violating Syria's airspace, but the NYT only has criticism for the one country that was actually invited into Syria's airspace.
What is absolutely priceless is folks who are lauding the Russian smart bombs in Syria, just like the American neocons and knuckle dragging sheeple did in the USA.
A secular regime is under bloody attack and rampage by foreign financed, mostly foreign fighters, paid for by King Salman and Uncle Sam. They would not last a month if the US/Saudi Arabia/Qatar stopped paying for their salary and weaponry. The vast majority of suffering in Syria is due to outside forces.
Iraq, Libya, were all flawed but stable secular states before the US went in. Syria is fighting for it's life. Hundreds of thousands butchered by "moderate" Al Nusra forces, millions of refugees. 11 Countries are violating Syria's airspace, let's not complain about the one invited in by Syria itself to attack Jihadis with a proven track record of rape and murder.
Russia was invited in to clean up a mess started by foreign powers, the fifth such mess in about a decade. In Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Gulf and the US were not invited in. Nor Afghanistan, which is beyond all hope; the Taliban took the third major city there. It's also sending a message about territorial integrity. Assad is a bastard, but his enemies are far worse.
Let us start respecting territorial integrity before we worry about democracy and freedom, which never seem to appear anyway. Democracy and Freedom have to come from inside. The UN exists to stop aggressive wars, not for regime change as the neolib/neocons want to change it into.
I cheer when Houthis hit Saudi Jihadia's M2 Bradleys. I cheer when Sukhois hammer a bunker full of horrid butchering Clerics. I hope there are no civilian casualties, but there will be a ton if ISIS/Al Nusra wins.
Unfortunately without assistance, this intrepid Syrian reporter would become the sex slave of a disgusting shit-smelling "moderate" jihadi goatfucker, if not outright beheaded for not wearing a Burka and being an infidel whore.