WW4/Middle East Files: Russia’s deceptive air campaign against “terrorism” in Syria leaves ISIS mostly unscathed in Aleppo prov., wipes/drives out US-backed, other Islamist groups, permitting Islamic State to seize 5 villages near country’s largest city, within 1 mile of territory held by Assad’s troops; rebel cmdr to Reuters: “Daesh has exploited the Russian air strikes and the preoccupation of the Free Syrian Army in its battles in Hama, and advanced in Aleppo”; terrorism expert: “I’m sure ISIS has sleeper cells in Aleppo. If they pushed, if they held their ground then that would be … a big win for them”; ISIS kills Iranian general advising Assad regime near Aleppo, Tehran’s Shia regime considers Islamic State, other Sunnis as “apostates”; French airstrikes near ISIS stronghold of Raqqa take out training camp; Saudi Arabia responds to Russian intervention on Assad’s behalf by increasing arms shipments to rebels, e.g., FSA, Army of Conquest, Southern Front; Pentagon pulls USS Theodore Roosevelt out of Persian Gulf for maintenance, to be replaced by USS Harry Truman by winter 2015, US Navy has no carrier presence in region until then (i.e., even as Russia fires cruise missiles across ME)

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One response to “WW4/Middle East Files: Russia’s deceptive air campaign against “terrorism” in Syria leaves ISIS mostly unscathed in Aleppo prov., wipes/drives out US-backed, other Islamist groups, permitting Islamic State to seize 5 villages near country’s largest city, within 1 mile of territory held by Assad’s troops; rebel cmdr to Reuters: “Daesh has exploited the Russian air strikes and the preoccupation of the Free Syrian Army in its battles in Hama, and advanced in Aleppo”; terrorism expert: “I’m sure ISIS has sleeper cells in Aleppo. If they pushed, if they held their ground then that would be … a big win for them”; ISIS kills Iranian general advising Assad regime near Aleppo, Tehran’s Shia regime considers Islamic State, other Sunnis as “apostates”; French airstrikes near ISIS stronghold of Raqqa take out training camp; Saudi Arabia responds to Russian intervention on Assad’s behalf by increasing arms shipments to rebels, e.g., FSA, Army of Conquest, Southern Front; Pentagon pulls USS Theodore Roosevelt out of Persian Gulf for maintenance, to be replaced by USS Harry Truman by winter 2015, US Navy has no carrier presence in region until then (i.e., even as Russia fires cruise missiles across ME)

  1. mah29001 October 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Heads up, it seems like Turkey indeed jumped the gun and fired upon a Russian jet fighter:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/russian-jets-shot-down-in-turkey/article/2573848

    Along with the Turkish government making a silly conspiracy theory trying to link the Kurdish radicals with the Sunni ISIS together:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/r-two-blasts-at-road-junction-in-turkish-capital-many-casualties-media-2015-10

    When that doesn’t make that much sense…

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