Russia joins the Assault on ISIS.

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Russia has loudly entered the Syrian conflict, declaring its war on ISIS.

ISIS, the same bogeyman the western governments want us to be terrified of while ignore the butchery committed by Bashar al Assad.

This intervention has arrived at an opportune moment with the West wavering on who and where they want to fight and Turkey being in a state of flux due to inconclusive elections in June that have left the country in a situation where we are still waiting to see who holds the balance of power.

The Russian intervention could be a game changer, or it could simply only slow the collapse of teh Assad Regime.

The one thing the Russian intervention "against ISIS" has not done, is to actually attack ISIS.

ISIS and the Assad regime rarely meet on the battlefield. It id the other rebel groups that are fighting the Assad regime that are the main targets of ISIS, the Assad regime and now also the Russians.

What this has meant is that under sttrack from all sides, these rebels are now on the back foot and on fronts where they were victorious against ISIS, they no longer are. ISIS has since gained a lot of ground.

What all this means is that ISIS has gained ground and the Syrian people will suffer for longer, just to satisfy the internation game being played by the stronger powers in the world.

An interesting case of CIA backed rebels

An interesting thing pointed out on the twittersphere is that when these attacks started, the Americans were unhappy that their backed rebel groups were bombed. This after the recently hullabaloo over the inneffectiveness of arming rebels where the Pentagon had spent $500 million and only managed to arm 5 rebels.

These 5 were not the ones bombed, but the rebels that had had recieved some backing from not the Pentagon but the CIA.

That is an important distinction to remember when wondering how many of the world powers are involved in destroying Syria.

None of these involved want a stable prosperous and strong Syria as that will go against their own objectives of having a weak state that is inneffectiv, but a tool for their own designs on the world.

The lives of Syrians and Muslims in general count for very little.

 

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Russia has loudly entered the Syrian conflict, declaring its war on ISIS. ISIS, the same bogeyman the western governments want us to be terrified of while ignore the butchery committed by Bashar al Assad.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/editorpicks/how-the-syrian-conflict-could-...

The above is an interesting article from the Washington Post. For an American newspaper it gives a decent summing up of the situation.

Plus it appears that the French are sending an aircraft carrier to the coast of Syria to help the fight against the bogeyman ISIS 

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/naval/ships/2015/11/05/france-d...

It could all get out of hand. all those planes, drones etc all in the same airspace. Everyone saying that what we are doing is correct, whilst everyone else is doing the wrong thing?

I know that you are no supporter of the Assad Government [i will say Government, not regime] but like it or not The Assad Government is the only legitimate government as recognised by the UN. Russia has been invited by the Assad Government to support him.

On a point of Law, anyone else who is sending planes, drone etc into Syria is acting illegally. This includes supporting regime change.

I can think of many countries that have leaders and political systems that are abhorrent to many countries and people. Then again what is abhorrent to one country or people might be supported by other countries or people?

This is why the UN Charter states, whatever happens within the borders of a country it should be left for the people of that country to sort it out themselves without any outside interference? The only time another country or people should intervene is if they are themselves attacked. They have the right to self defence if their lives, way of life or existence is threatened?

Unforunately; this leads to many interpretations of the above, keeps lawyers well paid. But at the end of the day the result is usually  "Might is Right", those willing to ignore others opinions and do what they want usually win out in the end [unfortunately]

The majority of us [if we are lucky] are just bystanders. Whilst there are the minority of innocents who bear the results. I don't know what the answer is? I just know it is wrong, but people in power, rarely consult the majority, unless it is in their interest to motivate public opinion and get them to go along with their ideas.

That is an important distinction to remember when wondering how many of the world powers are involved in destroying Syria.

None of these involved want a stable prosperous and strong Syria as that will go against their own objectives of having a weak state that is inneffectiv, but a tool for their own designs on the world.

The lives of Syrians and Muslims in general count for very little. 

 Your last statements are very true. If you think about, if things are unstable then things can be manipulated. As for the lives of Syrians and Muslims in general count for very little. In the eyes of[those who are really in in charge] the lives of the ordinary man, or woman, counts for very little. Religion as nothing to do with it, it is just seen has a tool to use when it suits.

 

 

Some links that you might find interesting.

https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/31566/

A link to one of my favourite bloggs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=y8HTr-F-FVM

John F Kennedy - The speech that killed him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OFPwDe22CoY

The Speech that Made Obama President

Unfortunately Obama seemed to be all talk with very little action. I just may be a bit cynical.

But two US presidents both Democrats, but with almost 40 years apart.