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.