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Preview Of World War III? Russia Is Putting On A Display Of Firepower That Is Shocking The World

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Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-34 - Photo from Mil.ruThe Russians have unleashed their own version of “shock and awe” in Syria, and the brutal efficiency of their airstrikes against ISIS targets has stunned many observers around the globe.  For more than a year, the Obama administration has claimed that its bombing campaign in Syria has been a “success”, and yet ISIS has continued to grow stronger and gain more territory.  But now just over a few days the tide of the conflict appears to have turned.  The whole world has gotten a chance to see what a global superpower can truly do to a bunch of radical Islamic terrorists when it is focused and determined.  The images that we have seen of hardened ISIS command centers being wiped off the face of the map by Russian bombs are truly impressive.  But why did those targets still exist in the first place?  Was the U.S. military unable to identify them previously?  Or could it be possible that the Obama administration did not want to hit them?

What we do know is that a state of panic has been created among ISIS militants that we have not seen previously.  There are reports of hundreds of terrorists abandoning their positions and trying to flee the country

Russian air strikes Saturday targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown “panic”, forcing some 600 “militants” to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.

Summing up the results of Russia’s first three days of strikes, a senior official with the General Staff said Russian jets had made more than 60 sorties over 50 IS targets and added that Russia would ramp up its aerial campaign.

“Our intelligence shows that militants are leaving areas under their control. Panic and desertion have started in their ranks,” Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, a senior Russian General Staff official, said in a statement.

“Some 600 mercenaries have abandoned their positions and are trying to find their way into Europe,” Kartapolov said.

Of course the mainstream media in the United States is downplaying the effectiveness of these attacks.  The Obama administration is very much against these Russian airstrikes, and it is quite an embarrassment to the U.S. that the Russians are doing what we were either unwilling or unable to do.

You can witness video footage from some of these bombings right here and right here.  In recent years the Russian military has been rapidly modernized, and now they are displaying their might for all the world to see.  The following is how one particular attack was described in the Daily Mail

‘The sound of the rocket was extremely frightening. Then a huge explosion happened in front of my eyes. I’ve never seen anything like it before in Talbiseh. The scale was far worse than anything the Syrians have done. The destruction was huge and horrible. Buildings were destroyed completely. And streets just disappeared under clouds of dust and rubble as the walls fell.’

These Russian airstrikes are intended to pave the way for ground assaults by Syrian and Iranian troops.  If ISIS begins to lose a lot of territory inside Syria in the coming weeks, a lot of people are going to have some very serious questions regarding why previous U.S. attempts were seemingly so unsuccessful.  The following comes from Zero Hedge

Now obviously one must consider the source here, but Kremlin spin tactics aside, one cannot help but be amazed with the pace at which this is apparently unfolding. If any of the above is even close to accurate, it means that Russia is on schedule to declare victory over ISIS (and everyone else it looks like) in a matter of weeks, which would not only be extremely embarrassing for Washington, but would also effectively prove that the US has never truly embarked on an honest effort to rid Syria of the extremist groups the Western media claims are the scourge of humanity.

Inside Russia, these airstrikes are proving to be extremely popular.

Unlike the war-weary U.S. public, Russian citizens are relishing the opportunity to be proud of their military, and Russian media outlets are loudly trumpeting the efficiency of these airstrikes

Channel One’s evening news program on Saturday opened with dramatic cockpit videos of Russian jets making what were described as direct hits on terrorist training camps and weapons stores. The bombs were never off by more than five meters, a military spokesman said, because of the jets’ advanced targeting capabilities.

One popular Russian commentator even suggested that what is going on in Syria shows that in contrast to Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin is “a real man”

Political commentator Yulia Latynina said Russia wants to see the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Only this will allow Putin to achieve the desired result, to show Obama how he, Putin, a real man, succeeded where Obama was disgraced,” she said in her program Saturday night on Ekho Moskvy radio.

I had to smile when I first read that.  Without a doubt, this entire episode is making the Obama administration look rather pathetic.

For weeks, Obama seemed to have little idea what the Russians intended to do in Syria.  And now that the Russians are bombing the living daylights out of ISIS, the best that Obama can do is whine loudly about it.

The Russians appear to be succeeding where Obama failed, and this has put the U.S. government in a very precarious position in the Middle East.  After seeing the Russians have such success inside Syria, the president of Iraq is now considering asking the Russians to conduct a similar campaign inside his own nation

One day after launching a campaign of airstrikes in Syria, Russia announced that it was considering going into Iraq.

A foreign ministry representative said Thursday that Russia would consider any request from Iraq to conduct anti-ISIS airstrikes in the country, and Iraqi President Haider al-Abadi told Western news outlets that Russian airstrikes were “a possibility” and that Iraq would “welcome it.”

Of course the truth is that the U.S. could have dealt a decisive blow to ISIS long ago if it truly wanted to.

The Obama administration was hoping that some combination of ISIS and other Islamic terror groups would ultimately topple Assad and bring about regime change in Syria.

Now that appears very unlikely to ever happen, and the Russians have greatly strengthened their hand in the Middle East.

So what will Obama’s next move be?

Nobody knows for sure, but it will almost certainly be the wrong one.

  • G21

    Liberal/leftist/socialist/Marxist Democrat Party

    =

    Lying/criminal/traitorous/incompetent/God-hating atheists

    • robert

      I tend to think that the wealthy bankers on Wall Street who have robbed this nation and its people blind are likely to be conservative Republicans. I would not pin all the corruption on one party. There are thieves everywhere especially when it comes to financial scams. Republicans blow money on wars since it enriches them. Who does the fighting and dying? Is it their sons? I assure you not. At least the draft is gone, for now, but the rich and powerful sent me to Vietnam. The sons of the rich and powerful were a protected group.

      • G21

        Republicans blow money on wars?
        How many places has Hussein Obama had our military in?
        How many trillions of dollars has this Democrat administration had printed out of thin air?

        • Robert

          As I said, I would not blame only one party. The GOP has its share of bad decisions. Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon all had their fingers in the VN mess. GOP selections to SCOTUS have not been so hot either.

        • Gay Veteran

          not to defend Obama, but he certainly hasn’t spent as much on WAR as Bush

        • Gay Veteran

          hey G21, wake the F up. How many Republicans opposed what Obama did? you got insane McCain wanted to fight the Russians

      • iris

        There are plenty of rich and poor Republicans and Democrats. Democrats have a track record of getting us into war, Republicans, of getting us out, but that trend seemed to change with the Bush administrations. I agree, the middle class, down, tend to be those who lose their lives in wars.

        Imo, Robert, the folks you really should be blaming are way over the heads of leaders in the GOP or Democrat camps. And spiritually, those folks are puppets, too. Our battle isn’t with flesh and blood, but evil, a battle only God can and will win.

        • Gay Veteran

          Nixon took his took his time getting us out of Vietnam

          • Whoare”they”?

            Took Johnson less time to get us in.

          • RalphEllison

            The only war Dems got us into was Vietnam. We were attacked in WWII, and fighting the Chinese communists was very necessary in the Korean War, to show both China and the Soviets that we would not let communism take over the post WW II world.

            The wars of George W. were completely unnecessary.

            As far as the Russians and ISIS? Most Americans sigh in relief. Let someone else deal with the Mideast crazies for once.

          • Gay Veteran

            well Wilson did get us into WW I

          • RalphEllison

            True. He was a terrible, racist president anyway.

          • Gay Veteran

            true. and he gave us the bankster run Federal Reserve

          • Gay Veteran

            didn’t hear many Repubilcans objecting

      • Chris Sky

        Are you really arguing republican over democrat?! they are AGENTS OF THE BANKS and nothing more. two separate heads of the SAME two headed monster.

        just listen to your dribble “republicans blow money on wars”…

        Bush… Iraq, Afghanistan

        Obama, Afghanistan continue, Iraq 2.0, Libya, Syria, Yemen. Ukraine.

        but it’s only the “Republicans” blowing money on war! :D

        republicans/demoocrats are AGENTS OF THE BANKS aka the RULERS used to CONTROL the PEASANTS.

        yes it is that simple.

        • Gay Veteran

          AMEN

        • tsuki

          Yes, and in every blog that points out what is going on, some commenter derails the conversation with a string of pejoratives blaming the entire policy on party politics. Like there is a difference between the red-bots and the blue-bots othen than superficial.

      • jaxon64

        You’d be wrong………”I tend to think that the wealthy bankers on Wall Street who have robbed this nation and its people blind are likely to be conservative Republicans”………
        Soros, Zuckerberg, Buffet, Gates, Thiel, Turner, Steyer, Bloomberg etc etc are all liberal, progressive democrats—the “evil jewish bankers” that so many harp about vote 75% liberal dem and have little to no ties or loyalty to Israel.
        The REALLY BIG money like the Carnegie’s, DuPont’s, Rockefeller and Rothschild families are ALL progressive globalists working toward liberal goals of worldwide socialism and the destruction of national sovereignties——don’t drink the kool aid.
        Again, the media knows that if you tell a lie often enough- NO matter how big, ridiculous and easily disproven–people will believe it after a period of time. Like ” dems are for the little guys and the republicans are the rich guys.” Neither is true ( although the average dem voter may have their heart for the little guy and surely Republicans are more business friendly.)

        • Gay Veteran

          psssstttt, we have fascism (the merger of state and government powers).

          democrats=republicans

      • jaxon64

        Also–another of the revisionist history that keeps getting repeated but is not true–“republicans are the party of war”
        WWI–President Woodrow Wilson-Democrat…
        WWII- President FD Roosevelt- Democrat ( and Truman democrat decided to drop the atomic bomb)
        Korean War-President Truman started, ended by Repub D Eisenhower
        Vietnam War–started by President JF Kennedy, Democrat- ended by Republican Nixon
        Afghanistan/Iraq- started by republican GW Bush
        Obama? –O-bomb-ya……attacks in Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, overthrow of Libya and turned over to Al-Qaeda, backed muslim brotherhood in overthrow of Egyptian president mumbarak, created ISIS and funding and arming terrorists in Northern Iraq and Syria, gave Iran 180 billion dollars and permission to build nukes….again, do some research and lay off the media koolaid. We don’t know what we think we know…..

        • Elainee Perkins

          AMEN Brother, you nailed it.

        • Gay Veteran

          well Nixon certainly took his time.
          but democrats=republicans.
          and the Iranians are getting their own money back

      • folgers22

        However, if you look it up, statistically speaking, the big banksters and the money men lean left. It’s not always obvious, since they pay both sides.

      • Human

        I got to tell you Robert, it is so much deeper than what you imagine. Both parties are owned. The international bankers own our government. With the NSA in their pocket, everything anyone does is known. These politicians are dirty one way or another, and the NSA knows it. The judges, Senators, House Reps, all, even Trump. The NSA has the goods on everyone. The Rothschild cartel own the NSA. You won’t find one, not one clean person to take the helm of our government. The only thing that will save us is God. We can make a play with our guns, but if you were in Vietnam then you know how messed up that will be.

    • Gay Veteran

      you left out the neo-conservatives who lied us into a war of aggression against Iraq

    • Gay Veteran

      wake the F up!
      democrat = republican

  • Guest

    “The Obama administration was hoping that some combination of ISIS and other Islamic terror groups would ultimately topple Assad and bring about regime change in Syria.”

    Looks like the neocons in Washington have been foiled. And I’m glad.

  • K

    Anyone want to bet, shoulder launched,anti-aircraft missiles, are on the way to the area as we speak? Of course, we will not give them to ISIS. We will just make another airdrop, that will go astray.

    • Chris Sky

      ISIS will be obliterated in a matter of a few weeks, by the combination of Russian aircraft combined with ground forces from Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

      The USA and Obama will be helpless. and Israel will bark like the mad dog it is.

      wouldn’t be surprised if Assad takes back the Golan, either.

  • robert

    The Russian operations are blessed, literally, by the Russian Orthodox Church. Check it out. Dangerously, Israel winds up with Russian combat forces next door and in cooperation with Iran and Hezbollah presents a huge threat to Israel. Israel has no ground to lose. Warm up the nucs. Obama has thrown Israel under the bus so the question becomes, again, will the USA back Israel up to and including a major war. Ironically, US airstrikes in Afghanistan hit a hospital while Russian warplanes are hitting combat units. Oh the pain. Unlike Michael, I am not optimistic that somehow US forces are all that superior to other militaries. The military has been demoralized,, drained of resources and is poorly led by incompetent generals and admirals who have become politically correct. The military has become a social engineering operation. Messy and grim.

    • Jim Davis

      With Russians in Syria let’s see Netanyahu the terrorist try to bomb Assad now. If he does that won’t end well for Tel Aviv.

      • robertr

        I doubt this will end well no matter what happens. Too many well armed players. ISIS is a young, bored man’s dream—rape, pillage and plunder. With someone really shooting back with bigger bullets, time to go home to mommy. I hope Mr. Putin’s operations destroy as much of ISIS as possible and he is also correct that American operations over the past 30 years have resulted in massive debts and nothing to show for it other than hatred for our country. Talk about reaping what you sow.

      • Paul F

        take your anti-Semitic trash somewhere else. Israel will stand in Glory
        forever. I am a Jew and I will defend Israel with my heart and life. Go
        say your pathetic words to an IDF soldier and let him/her and stop typing
        your coward words behind a computer screen.

        • Jim Davis

          I have no problems with you as a Jew going to Israel to defend it. Go ahead. Unfortunately it is you who are to cowardly to do so. You would rather send my tax dollars and American soldiers.

          • Gay Veteran

            AMEN

          • Paul F

            I would rather be in Israel than babylon america–america’s day of
            destruction is rapidly approaching. Israel will always stand in Glory!Her enemies will certainly perish.

          • Jim Davis

            So go to Israel then. Talk is cheap!

        • Gay Veteran

          hey! YOU move to Israel, take your money, take your kids, but leave the rest of us out of your psycho drama

          • Paul F

            I would rather be in Israel than babylon america–america’s day of destruction is rapidly approaching. Israel will always stand in Glory!

          • Gay Veteran

            then move! take your money, take your wife, take your kids, but keep the rest of us out of your psycho trip

      • John Noyb

        Jim – doesn’t sound like you’ve read THE BOOK – specifically Isaiah 17 & Ezek 38 to see how it will turn out. Actually it’s just the opposite.

    • iris

      Good comment!

      I’d bet that we do still have a superior military, though probably not as good as it used to be, given how much work Russian and China have been doing on theirs. Still, it is vast and advanced, but, how we use it, why and where we use it? It’s as if no wars, er, police actions, since WW2 have been waged on our part with the real intention to win. Maybe I’m wrong, I’m certainly no expert, but it almost appears to be “busy work” with the result of making the rest of the world question our sincerity. I hate war, although sadly, sometimes just wars are necessary, until Jesus returns. But what in the heck are we doing? I’m also concerned that our own military could be used to control our citizens, which is against the Constitution. But the Constitution doesn’t seem to matter anymore. As W. Bush said years ago, “..it’s just a g#$%^&*(d piece of paper”.

      • JF

        Exactly, I’m sure we still have the potential to inflict far more damage if our military’s hands weren’t tied.

        • Gay Veteran

          bilge

      • Gay Veteran

        hey, no war profits without war

    • Chris Sky

      Another brainwashed Goyim ready to sacrifice his entire country at the behest of Israel! :D

      you really need to wake the hell up.
      Israel is the reason you’re at War inthe middle east in the first place :D

      Wow.. americans are really dumb. sorry. but come on now!

      • Paul F

        take your anti-Semitic trash somewhere else. Israel will stand in Glory forever. I am a Jew and I will defend Israel with my heart and life. Go say your pathetic words to an IDF soldier and let him/her and stop tying your coward words behind a computer screen.

        • Gay Veteran

          pry your head out of your a ss.
          anti-Israel government is NOT anti-Semetic.
          defend Israel? MOVE THERE, but NO more tax dollars going to any FOREIGN government!

          • Paul F

            YESHUA will destroy the enemies of Israel. your day is coming. enough said.

          • Gay Veteran

            well your invisible sky daddy sure took a long time to destroy the Romans who destroyed Israel.
            maybe he was busy, eh

    • folgers22

      Speaking as a former soldier, I think your estimation of the US military is fancifully wrong. It may not be perfect, but it’s the most powerful force ever assembled and it has consistently done the best it could (when it was allowed to do its job) despite enemies in front of it, as well as behind it at home.

      I would not seriously call our senior leaders idiots. (Actually, I called them all idiots a lot when I was enlisted.) They’re not perfect and there are some fools, but compare them to any other military force out there and they stack up rather well.

      The military gets a lot of things wrong, but they also get a lot of things right. The best explanation I came up with when I was in was we might screw up a lot, but we still screw up less than everyone else.

      Don’t believe me? Just talk to people who have served in joint roles. We have a lot of guys with experience with other armies and they’ll tell you horror stories. They could have told you, for instance, Iraqis would never hold up against an armed opponent. They can tell you right now the Afghanis would rather smoke dope and molest little boys than fight.

      • Gay Veteran

        when was the last time we won a war? WWII? oh, I forgot Grenada

        • folgers22

          You have to be in a war before you can win it.
          When was the last time we were in a declared war?
          You can’t put our failures on the military’s back-it’s the politicians who decided to send them on 3rd world pizza delivery missions. The politicians were the ones who tried to fight temporary limited political wars on the cheap with insufficient troops and no follow-on plan. The military has to make do with what they’re given, including the idiotic rules of engagement, the lack of resources, ridiculous political limits on operations. Whose fault was Grenada? How about Haiti? Somalia? Yugoslavia? Korea? Iraq+Iraq? Hell, it was Bush Sr’s ambassador who told Saddam we had no interest in inter-Arab disputes in 1991, greenlighting the Kuwait invasion.

          • Gay Veteran

            the military is just as incompetent as any other part of the government.

      • Gay Veteran

        you do realize that the Taliban are Afghanis

    • folgers22

      Who said Russia was planning to do anything to Israel?
      And why would nukes be necessary at this point? To what end?

      • robert

        Israel is in a small, very small, geographical area. There is no place to go. In the ’73 war, their backs were against the wall. Egypt had them on the ropes. They were at the point of rolling out the nucs. Only Nixon and Breshnev intervention stopped the war in its tracks. If Hezbollah, an agent of Iran and Iran an ally of Russia right now, started a real campaign with rockets firing into Israel and/or if Iran comes out with a nuclear weapon which they will sooner or later, then Israel has little choice but to roll out the nucs. If you life is on the line, you use the best weapon you have to save your life. If Israel attacks into Syria, the chances of the IDF coming into contact with Russian forces is pretty good. Israel has no friends including the USA at this point. Just my assessment and 2 cents.

        • Gay Veteran

          guess Israel can kiss goodbye to stealing any more Syrian land, or land in Lebanon

    • Gay Veteran

      Israel is NOT threatened. They just can’t bomb Syria as they want to do

      • robert

        It is an established fact that Hezbollah possesses a huge arsenal of missiles. They work for Iran. Iran has stated countless times that their desire and objective is to destroy Israel and the Jews. Israel does continue to strike inside of Syria. If your neighbor were to say publicly over and over that he is going to kill you, would you not take that seriously? Israel is threatened but then they are the ones who make that decision. They have zero land to give up and to retreat into. They lost the last “contest” when they went into Lebanon.

        • Gay Veteran

          Was Israel attacked by the Syrinan military? If not then Israel’s attack on the Syrian military was unjustified.

          As for Hezbollah, guess Israel can forget about taking over southern Lebanon, eh.

          Zero land to give up? Israel can give up the land they stole from the Palestinians.

    • Gay Veteran

      doubt the Israelis will be stealing any more Syrian land, or land in Lebanon

  • Kent Harris

    The first Gulf War lasted only 2 months and somehow we can’t defeat ISIS which is a bunch of ragtag Muslim misfits. So to say we can’t beat them is beyond comprehension. It is an outright lie that this administration is telling us and we know it. This administration should be tried for treason for providing relief and assistance to our enemies.

    • iris

      yep, not just the current one, but for about 25 yrs. back, imo. Most Americans love our country, I’m one, but what has happened to us is, as you said, “beyond comprehension”.

      • freewheelinfranklin543

        Go back 52 years this November 22nd.
        The gang that murdered our last real legal President John Fitzgerald Kennedy has run the country into the ground! Remember Dallas!

    • Billy Minton

      From the Pres down the whole house
      needs to be under gitmo

    • Gay Veteran

      not “can’t”, won’t

    • Splatterdbastard

      Who, in America, really cares?
      Americans are just happy to score the latest, coolest app for their smartphone so they can tweet about it while posting their latest selfie on Snap Chat while checking how many friends they made on Face Book.
      Meanwhile, the fleeing ISIS fighters are welcomed in Europe AND the USA.

      • free2rhyme5134

        well said =)

      • Gay Veteran

        the real question is who cares who rules in Syria. none of our business

    • TheLulzWarrior

      Because the US of 1990-1991 had a much better economy and powerfull military than the one in 2015 or even 2003.

  • OP

    I wonder how many civilians and how much collateral damage that was unintended has occurred by the Soviet attacks. I feel the US is trying to fight a “too clean war”. We have the might, but, the wrong war plans.

    • Jorma

      I disagree with the comment that we might have the might. Our national defense has been destroyed under Obama, W Bush, and Clinton – especially Clinton who should be prosecuted. Well, every Administration since Reagan should be prosecuted. For the past decade Russia has evolved the R&D of their weapon technology to a highly matured state, to include significant maturity in MIRV nuclear warhead technology, significant evolutions with their chemical weapon technology and it goes on. Our US military dominance dropped the core R&D effort – post Reagan – and instead chose to integrate Windows o/s to run mission systems instead. Which incidentally are getting hacked 17 times before we even know about it. All of you need to understand that when we go at with Russia and China…..you will see in the first 20 seconds of a F35 sortie and we get blown out of the sky….we are screwed as a country…..you will also see after a first strike with nukes that Russia’s Mirv nuclear warheads evaded US missile defenses that we couldn’t even come close to stopping. As a result, we will lose our country. The only thing we can do at this point is for the US to launch a pre-emptive first strike ourselves. It’s the only chance we have to survive. I’m sorry to stun you with this, there is simply no other survival option for the US. We are weaker now than we ever have been and if we don’t, they will strike us first and we won’t survive that. The US will be a sheet of glass for the next 10k years, with a weed growing here and there but that’s it.

      • Gay Veteran

        first strike? it was the U.S. that out of the ABM Treaty

    • folgers22

      Please don’t call Russia the Soviets anymore.

    • Gay Veteran

      cry those crocodile tears, how about the MILLION dead in Iraq because of our war of aggression against Iraq

  • Rebel w/out a Cause

    I wonder if our leadership is already plotting to just do Afghanistan 2 (arm the muslim “freedom-fighters” to defeat the Russian “invaders” – think Osama Bin Laden)). Not that I believe they can actually think that far ahead, but this all sounds so familiar. We’re supporting Al Qaeda (we now call them “moderate rebels”) and ISIL against Assad (and now the Russians – again). You couldn’t make this stuff up, folks.

    • iris

      Very strange!

  • Akzent

    “…Or could it be possible that the Obama administration did not want to hit them?…”
    Exactly, it’s a Trojan Horse of the US, and everyone should know this since 2006 when Assange reported it.

  • barry oldwater

    Maybe he will go stand with his islamic buddies if we are lucky enough like he said he would. He will pick a fight, he will claim aggression by the other forces that is doing what he refused to do and will try to covertly impede them or strike back against the supposed aggression, he may very well put his own troops in harms way to be able to declare a war or to be able strike back.

  • JF

    ” Or could it be possible that the Obama administration did not want to hit them?” Now that sounds exactly right otherwise our guys would have bombed them off the face of the earth.

    • folgers22

      Of course we didn’t want to hit them. There should be no question in anyone’s mind that we’ve been playing footsie. How else do you explain the USAF, which knocked out Iraq in a matter of hours two times in a row, can’t seem to get the job done in a couple years in pretty much the exact same place? If we were trying, we would have had ISIS taken out in a matter of a weekend. Just like Russia is proving now.

      Obama has been running his Syria adventure exactly like a kid playing Command and Conquer skirmish against the AI (you gamers will know exactly what I mean) and who could win in 5 miinutes, but wants to stretch the game out for a while, so he lets the AI build up its forces so the attack at the end is more challenging. I’m serious-he’s running this like a videogame, but Russia just made him look like a totaly fool.

      • Gay Veteran

        we didn’t destroy ISIS because we wanted them to overthrow Assad

  • John Francis

    May ISIS reap what it has sown! I can never forget the video of the poor Jordanian pilot burned alive in a cage! Unspeakable cruelty!

    Putin is putting president Obama to shame! There’s so many things Obama could have done for good of this country, but he was too busy bailing out the banking cartels and curtailing civil liberties.

    When I listened to Trump’s tax plan ideas, amazing – he pointed out there is so many areas where we could save billions – he said it was just common sense. Obama could have done so much to put this nation’s finances on a stable footing – instead he tripled the national debt, piling mountains of new debt on our backs! Now it is inevitable that we are facing a depression and horrifying economic times.

    As someone else commented here, he should be tried for treason, he and W. Bush both.

    • Elainee Perkins

      And don’t forget he and Holder has set the race war back 200 years. America will never be the same after the reign of Barak Obama; And they did it deliberately.

  • Chris Sky

    Russia is “shocking the world” because it did to ISIS in a FEW DAYS what the USA had been “unable” (unwilling) to do for YEARS… because as Russia actually wants to destroy ISIS… the USA was simply dropping them money, weapons, supplies and satelite imagery of Syrian Government targets to use their mercenaries to force regime change in Syria… that plan failed… now Israel is butthurt and there’s nothing they can do about it except bitch and complain.

    • Gay Veteran

      whoa, whoa, whoa! don’t rile us the Israel lovers here!

      • Chris Sky

        and that’s why they already “Removed” the comment.

      • Chris Sky

        Russia is “shocking the world” because it did to ISIS in a FEW DAYS what the USA had been “unable” (unwilling) to do for YEARS… because as Russia actually wants to destroy ISIS… the USA was simply dropping them money, weapons, supplies and satelite imagery of Syrian Government targets to use their mercenaries to force regime change in Syria… that plan failed… now Israel can’t do anything but put propaganda on TV and try to CENSOR comments like this one. (already once removed.)

        • Gay Veteran

          the U.S. neo-cons don’t mind using terrorists to achieve their goals

  • DJohn1

    How much does just one of those aircraft shown in the article cost to make? ISIS is getting bombed big time.
    What everyone forgets is that modern warfare is not based on Real Estate gained so much as Real Estate lost in hit and run attacks.
    The problem might be that they have not designed the hit and run equipment yet to destroy the Russian Air Force in play here.
    And what exactly would such equipment be?
    Well first they have to get close enough to Aircraft either in the air or on the ground. Then they simply destroy the aircraft and the war suddenly becomes much more expensive.

    • folgers22

      And yet, you never really win until you’ve walked the ground the enemy held. And keep it. Our style for decades has been to hit and run, ourselves, and let the enemy have the ground again at the end of the day. In Iraq, we learned the hard way, again, that when you put your troops there and stay there, THEN things start to change.
      I don’t know if the pickup is the best solution to our vehicle needs. The pickups the Army does have all sucked in my experience. (Actually, if you want to hear something insanely funny, I think steam would be an interesting idea to explore. Have you ever seen a steam tractor operate? They’re totally silent! In a post-oil world, a military vehicle that can burn practically anything might be an interesting idea….)

      On another note, I don’t think Putin is in any danger of having a bad day. His air force is kicking butt, gaining respect, and also gaining very valuable combat experience. His pilots haven’t had much practice for a while, so this is very useful for them. And with Europe buying their oil and gas (this intervention maintains Russian energy hegemony in Europe) it means his foreign policy is funded by the people who hate him most. Even the Ukraine has to buy Russian gas.

      • DJohn1

        Steam is an interesting idea.
        I went with diesel only because the tech is years old and diesel can burn a number of different fuels including propane and used vegetable oil.
        My point is basically that there is too much tech on the table with those planes costing probably about a million a piece.
        I have been accused of being an engineering type of person. I plead guilty as charged.
        Personally if I were trying to combat those planes they would be down in flames and with weapons available to anyone.
        Rural King sold a bunch of pistol crossbows for about 17 dollars a piece.
        Yes they can take down a million dollar plane easily. The rifle version has about 150 pound pull. The pistol was about 75 pound. The key is the explosive in a hollow bolt.

        Couple it with a cheap computer system using linux and you get accuracy. Almost any old battery operated laptop will do.

        Get your distance with a camera lens.
        The key being invisibility and mobility.
        I suggest the Ukraine needs to negotiate something that pleases both parties in such a way to create a long term contract that both parties get something from.
        To buy oil and gas, Europe has to have money. Right now the place is bankrupt.

    • Gay Veteran

      Putin had no choice. If the Sunni terrorists take over Syria then the next place to go would be central Asia on the southern boundary of Russia

  • guest

    “Obama didn’t want to hit ISIS”

    Why would you bomb the fifth branch of your military? Sorry guys.. flag wavers…

    We’re not the good guys anymore.

    • Hagee

      We were never the good guys. Not even in WW2 as everybody seems to think. Google “hellstormdocumentary” to see what I mean.

      • folgers22

        Yeah, we were pretty bad. I remember my grandpappy’s stories about how he used to herd the Jews onto the trains and how the FBI was responsible for running the furnaces at Camp Roosevelt day-in and day-out. He didn’t make much on a government salary, but he had all the gold teeth and suitcases he could take. Thank God the Germans and the Japanese stopped us from our insane genocidal crusade to make the world safe for the Aryan Race. Oh, wait…
        We were the good guys.
        Anyone see the Brit headline from a couple years ago that stated “US Switches Sides in War on Terror!”? It was an indictment of our alliance with Al Qaeda and how we were simultaneously bombing them in AFG and arming them in Syria.
        Anyone who remembers the USAF flattening Iraq 2x in less than 100 hours should be able to figure out we haven’t been trying for the last couple years. Barry has basically turned our foreign policy into a Command and Conquer videogame.

        • Jimmy

          Yea…your narrative about what was going on during WW2 (I’m not talking about the sarcasm) is WAAAAYY off. Germany (Hitler), no matter what you think, were NOT the bad guys. You’ve been deceived. As have so many others.

          • folgers22

            You have your opinion and about a million original historical sources, secondary sources, and countless veterans seem to have a differing one. I’ll go with them.

          • Hagee

            History is written by victors. It’s all pure lies. I even talked to a guy whose 7 uncles supposedly liberated Auschwitz. The fact is, no US soldier ever made it to Auschwitz, so right there the first sentence is a lie. Yeah, you really can trust all these veterans when the first thing they say is already a confirmed lie.

          • folgers22

            Um, anyone who knows their history would know that guy’s uncles weren’t in Poland unless they were soldiers of the Red Army. Then again, for all I know, that guy told you that; not the uncles. I’m sure the uncles were all smart enough to know which theaters they served in. Just because some people are liars does not invalidate the entire history of the war. The bulk of the primary and secondary sources, lunatic fringe aside, agree on the facts. To claim otherwise is akin to claiming the world is flat.
            Now, this guy claimed the Axis were the good guys. He referenced a movie, which if you look into it, came from the neonazi fringe. When you tally up the historical sources you’re willing to rely on, are you really going to grant the lunatic fringe the same validity you would the primary sources from the many, many, many people and reporters who were there?
            Eisenhower was right when he said they needed to document the concentration camps because some day some SOB would claim it never happened. Now the vets are dying off, the wacko claims are popping up.

          • Hagee

            No, his uncles absolutely believed that they had liberated Auschwitz. if they could believe that, then there is no telling what other lies they believed too.

          • Human

            That wasn’t mango juice, that was moron juice you were drinking… sheeeezzzz

          • folgers22

            I did google it and the maker of the documentary appears to be a neonazi affiliated with Stormfront, which would explain why you think the Allies were the bad guys.

          • Hagee

            Who cares what the maker appears to be. Did you actually watch it with an open mind?

          • folgers22

            Actually, it does matter, since you can infer from the background of the people involved what they’re trying to accomplish with their film. You attempted to claim the Axis were the good guys. That’s extraordinarly offensive and absolutely insane and demands a rebuttal. The fact that your “proof” is a neonazi affiliated with one of the biggest nazi sites on the internet is only proof either you’re a nazi, yourself, or not willing to dig deeper than the racist propaganda you swallowed hook, line, and sinker.

          • Hagee

            And what about the background of all the people who push the official WW2 story? You don’t think they have an agenda?

            The amount of real evidence that the Germans were the good guys is overwhelming, you just need to look in the right places. But again, you are not interested in finding the truth, so why am I even wasting my time.

  • HumbleAmerican

    Just another part of the show, the actors are playing their parts well.The next scene will be coming up shortly, so grab your popcorn and soda, and watch the show. There is no conflict between countries, it’s just an illusion.

  • Hagee

    ISIS, Free Syrian Army, ‘moderate’ rebels are all one and the same mercenary terrorists created and funded by the US for the purpose of overthrowing Assad. This is why we see all the whining now that Russia is bombing them.

  • God Bless Putin for saving the lives of many people in Syria from Obama’s killers

  • Richard Broberg

    why did 10 years of bombing N. Vietnam not produce any results? We didn’t hit any real targets. When we did start to bomb real targets, they quickly came to the “peace” table.

    • Gay Veteran

      bilge

      • folgers22

        Actually, that’s true. We flattened the jungle for years and only when we started in on Hanoi did things start to change. I had a prof once who was fired from the DIA for being too strong a proponent of nuking the Red River dams. Decades later, when I met him, he still lamented we didn’t do it; he was certain we would have wrapped that war up fast if we destroyed their breadbasket.

        • Gay Veteran

          hmmmmmm, a war based on a lie (Tonkin Gulf “incident”) and your prof wanted to use nukes? INSANE

  • Edsword

    Yes, it is very clear that Obama’s ambitions for the U.S. Military is to fly a rainbow flag of defeat. I envy the Russians right now, they are being led by a real man, for better or worse, at least they are not an embarrassment to the World.

  • Sandbagger

    Who cares what Obama’s next move will be. The man to watch is Putin. Maybe after he stops off in Iraq he’ll come to D.C. and help Americans get rid of our terrorists?

    As for the “real man” comment, do we need to remind anyone Obama lit up the White House in gay rainbow splendor?

  • John Noyb

    The imposter-in-chief never intended to have an effective campaign against ISIS from the start – it’s all a game of smoke and mirrors. And now there is a “beachhead” for Russia on Israel’s door step. Just falls in line with O’s treatment of Israel and sets up swift retaliation when Israel strikes Iran’s nuclear program.

  • VigilanteCaregiver

    What was that Isaiah prophesied? …”And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.” Isaiah 3:4

    Yep, that’s happened.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    From the people who gave the world Potemkin villages.

  • Dennis Fales

    Obama is the greatest example in history as to why affirmative action doesn’t work.

  • Birte Person

    Obama started imposing sanctions against Russia early in 2014, and he has progressively increased the severity of these sanctions — imposing more even over the past week, as Russia is in the midst of a currency crisis. Imposing sanctions was more a nuisance than anything else, and Putin didn’t budge. So the U.S. escalated things in the second half of 2014. Obama made an agreement with Saudi Arabia. The U.S. agreed to attack Syria on behalf of the Saudi king. This alone is a provocation against Russia because Syria is a Russian ally. Impressively, Putin didn’t fall for it. But the other part of the agreement, it appears, was that Saudi Arabia would significantly cut oil prices in order to put significant pressure on the Russian economy, either provoking Putin to take military action or the Russian people to call for his ouster. Unsurprisingly, Russia has weathered the storm fairly well. Why isn’t this a surprise? Russia will continue to strengthen its alliances with China. The USA’S economic attack on Russia is not an attempt to win an economic war with Russia. They could never pull that off. The goal is to provoke Russia into doing something stupid. But Putin is too smart to fall for that. You are all seeing the beginning of WW3 and the USA will lose!!

  • HumbleAmerican

    No reports of ISIS members being killed by the air strikes. Interesting!

  • Алексей К.

    Obama may try to play out the ukrainian card once again by pulling the strings of the puppet government in Kiev and reinitiating the aggression in the eastern region. Obama has been really kicked out for the whole world to see, so it won’t take long for the Emperor of the waning empiry to strike back…

  • IHC

    Great summary of the actual actions in the ME! Of course Obama never wanted ISIS stopped after all they are tools of the CIA who have the task of imploding the ME in favor of Saudi Arabia and Qatar!
    Add into this embarrassment to Obama is the fact that Iran is using the lifted sanctions of 150 billions dollars purchasing jet and other military hardware from Russia.
    Putin is nobody’s fool; since the man made arab spring and subsequent overthrow of governments like Libya and using it as the weapons and other military hardware transferring them into Syria via Turkey to overthrow Assad – he saw the writing on the wall.
    These actions on part of this administration – overruling the DOD – is the cause for the current mass emigration into the west – which also will not end well for any westerners since ISIS jihadists are among them.

  • Philip Bracq

    A big explosion somewhere to scare people into submission for their new world order conspiratIon.

  • George Talbot

    When Russia does it, it’s called ‘brutal efficiency.’
    When the US does it, it’s ‘reckless slaughter of innocents.’

  • tayronachan

    And this administration still has a year to go in office. Not good.

  • Donald Wilson

    Michael, serving over 20 years in the military I know for a fact the US military has the capability to wipe those scumbags off the face of this planet. However, Obama is just like LBJ during theVuetnam conflict, when you have a commander-in-chief who ties the hands of the military and dictates what will and will not be done this is what happened in Vietnam. The duty of the president is to develop policy and goals and let the military do their job. Obama never had no intention of eliminating somethings that he had created. The End…

    • Gay Veteran

      Obama was using ISIS to overthrow Assad

  • ChingatchCroute

    And the Russians “won” that one too! ;-)
    We haven’t declared a legal war since. “Police Action”, etc…

  • thefinalstand

    Our pathetic leaders have not allowed America to win any war since 1945.

    • Gay Veteran

      oh yeah, we could have won in Vietnam if we had only murdered a couple more million people

      • aRareSaneOne

        All we need do was bomb Hanoi hard. LBJ refused, like all libs, he thought he knew better.

        • Gay Veteran

          AGAIN: we could have won in Vietnam if we had only murdered a couple more million people.

          The war was based on a LIE

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Eric Holder’s DOJ has also been instrumental in forcing local communities to accept mosque construction…..”

    see First Amendment

  • Gay Veteran

    I agree with Gerald Celente:
    (1) bring the troops home
    (2) seal the borders
    (3) rebuild America.

    NO foreign entanglements

  • Michael Reynolds

    Uh, why are there links to popups and drive-by malware sites? I think this site’s hacked.

  • DonnaTxx

    Checkmate.