WW4/Middle East Files: US, Russian showdown in Syria comes into sharper focus as Moscow reacts to White House announcement re. deployment of 50 US mil advisers to N. Syria to aid Arabs, Kurds fighting ISIS; FM Lavrov: “I am not sure that neither the United States nor Russia want [the conflict] to become a so-called proxy war”; Kosachev, head of Duma’s foreign affairs cmte: “Any operations – air based operations, ground based operations – in Syria by American forces will be illegal”; previous reports over past month reveal Kremlin’s deployment of Spetsnaz units to Syria, super-secret Zaslon unit lately redeployed from SE Ukraine, likely tasked with flushing out “terrorists” (i.e., US-backed rebels) ahead of airstrikes, VIP security (Assad?), assassinations, hostage rescues, etc.; NATO’s top cmdr, US Gen. Breedlove, reminds West of Russian strategy: “Folks have taken their eye off of Ukraine . . . . because of what’s happening in Syria. It’s technique they’ve employed in the past, a couple of times. Invade Crimea. Take the world’s eyes off of Crimea by invading Donbas. Take the world’s eyes off of Donbas by getting involved in Syria. This is part of a larger construct by Russia and we need to be thinking holistically about our response . . . these are connected”

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2 responses to “WW4/Middle East Files: US, Russian showdown in Syria comes into sharper focus as Moscow reacts to White House announcement re. deployment of 50 US mil advisers to N. Syria to aid Arabs, Kurds fighting ISIS; FM Lavrov: “I am not sure that neither the United States nor Russia want [the conflict] to become a so-called proxy war”; Kosachev, head of Duma’s foreign affairs cmte: “Any operations – air based operations, ground based operations – in Syria by American forces will be illegal”; previous reports over past month reveal Kremlin’s deployment of Spetsnaz units to Syria, super-secret Zaslon unit lately redeployed from SE Ukraine, likely tasked with flushing out “terrorists” (i.e., US-backed rebels) ahead of airstrikes, VIP security (Assad?), assassinations, hostage rescues, etc.; NATO’s top cmdr, US Gen. Breedlove, reminds West of Russian strategy: “Folks have taken their eye off of Ukraine . . . . because of what’s happening in Syria. It’s technique they’ve employed in the past, a couple of times. Invade Crimea. Take the world’s eyes off of Crimea by invading Donbas. Take the world’s eyes off of Donbas by getting involved in Syria. This is part of a larger construct by Russia and we need to be thinking holistically about our response . . . these are connected”

  1. mah29001 October 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Vlad’s going to likely send his forces to the Egyptian Sinai to smoke them all out…our Soviet mole has indeed helped cause this mess by depicting the USA for “supporting” terrorism and yet the same critics love him when he promoted the Iranian nuclear deal…

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