I personally would be advocating now for a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors to try to stop the carnage on the ground and from the air, to try to provide some way to take stock of what’s happening, to try to stem the flow of refugees.Are aging women aroused in some way by the thought of sending men in their prime to fight and kill one another? Or are these old bags grasping for power just crazy?
Obama tactfully attributed Clinton's lunatic call for direct confrontation with Russia to the "difference between running for president and being president.” Let's hope he's right, because if anyone were to launch a direct military challenge to Russia's military forces in Syria — which are acting in accordance with international law in response to a request from the legitimate government of that country — we could see Western influence in the World trashed in a day.
A direct air power confrontation between the US and Russia in Syria would place the US in a position reminiscent of Britain's naval confrontation with Germany in 1916, when Britain's main battle fleet met Germany's main battle fleet at what was known as the battle of Jutland. Had the Royal Navy followed traditional British naval policy, to pursue victory at every opportunity, at all costs and by all means, the defeat of Germany might have been achieved in a day. To attempt this, however, would have exposed Britain to a grave risk. The outcome of an all-out battle was uncertain. The British fleet was larger and more heavily armed than the German fleet, but if the Germans proved to have a technological edge, or if they fought with greater skill or good fortune, then it could be the British Navy going to the bottom, a disaster that would have resulted in Britain's inevitable defeat by Germany within weeks. Without a navy to convoy food from the New World and the Empire, Germany's U-boats would have starved Britain into surrender within weeks. The Brits therefore played for the draw that was achieved: not a glorious objective, but the wisest one, given the circumstances.
In Syria, an American no fly zone would bring America's most potent war planes in direct conflict not only with Russia's newly upgraded air force, but against Russia's potentially deadly S300/400 and supersonic S500 anti-aircraft missile batteries. In theory America's aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin F-22s and F35s are superior to Russian planes in stealth, in battle management software, and in weapons.
But in a fight with the US Air Force, the Russians clearly believe they'd be in it with a chance. They have low frequency radar with which, it is said, so-called stealth aircraft are easily seen. Moreover in a dogfight, the F35 is slower and less maneuverable than Russia's top fighters. Moreover, the F35's splendid battle management software depends on communication among aircraft throughout the battle zone, communications that, some believe, the Russians have means to jam. Moreover, Russia may also be able to jam American radar, thereby blinding American aircraft to enemy targets.
So here's the risk. In a day, the US could be revealed to the world, as not the greatest power on earth, but a paper tiger. Immediately, friends will become cool, allies will seek other arrangements, vassals will rebel, and enemies will look to exploit their advantage. Under those circumstances, the only rational course for the United States is to adhere to international law and leave Syria to sort out its internal problems in its own way with the aid of whatever friends and allies to whom it appeals for assistance.
Deep Resource: Former US DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise Of ISIS Was US Intention
The Age: Russian warplanes in Syria destroy US-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander
RT: Top Ukraine official backs idea 'to help ISIS take revenge on Russian soldiers in Syria’
U-Tube: Russian warships attack ISIS positions in Syria from Caspian Sea
U-Tube: Rubio would challenge Russia militarily in Syria
The Times: Putin raises Syria stakes with threat to Nato jets
Mike Whitney: How Putin will Win in Syria
RT: Russian warships launch 26 missiles against ISIS from Caspian Sea
RI: France Backs Russia Targeting "All Terrorists" in Syria (i.e., including CIA-backed head-chopping, liver-eating assets)
RI: China to join Russia in blitz on CIA’s proxy jihadists, including ISIS
Tass: Lavrov — Moderate Syrian opposition an American fantasy
RI: Australia FM Is Pushing Long-Refuted Syria Lies
Activist Post: Russia declares Syria "no-float" zone?
RT: ISIS in Syria using mosques as shelters, civilians as shields – Russian Defense Ministry
Press TV: Brzezinski’s comment exposes US assets in Syria: Scholar
John McCane had already exposed the fact that the Syrian opposition militias are CIA assets. Oh, and here's the same admission from the Wall St. Journal.Live Leak: Russian General — Russia must confront ISIS in Syria to prevent US Terror-Politics coming to Russia
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/10/zbigniew-brzezinski-financial-times-op-ed-obama-retaliate-russia-214438#ixzz3nns1Rl66
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Mirror: Putin has sent the feared Spetsnaz special forces into Syria to bail out Assad
Slate: Russia Has Scuttled U.S. Plans in Syria
NYTimes: Russian Soldiers to Join Fight in Syria
Zero Hedge: U.S. Accuses Russia Of Launching Syrian Land Campaign
The Arab Source: ISIS Suffers Disastrous Defeat in Deir Ezzor: Over 150 Terrorists Killed in 24 Hours
RT: Russian Air Force destroys 20 ISIS tanks near Palmyra – Defense Ministry (VIDEOS)
21st Century Wire: ISIS ON THE RUN: Russian Airstrikes Totally Obliterate Terrorist Forces in Just 72 Hours
U-Tube: O'Bomber admits US Trained ISIL head-choppers, and liver eaters
Israel Shamir: If They Are Bombed - They Are Daesh
Channel 4: Syria: Russian air strikes welcomed in Assad's heartland
Renegade Tribune: Thousands of Germans March to the Border to Protect it from Islamic Invaders
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Sputnik: Free Syria Army Seeks Russian Alliance
Tass: Russian Foreign Minister calls Free Syrian Army ‘phantom’ group
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ISIS so weakened by Russian airstrikes and desertion it could be destroyed in HOURS
Sputnik: Islamic militants flee advancing Syrian army
Zero Hedge: Russia Escalates Syria Proxy War: Threatens Full Naval Blockade Of Syria
Zero Hedge: Iran Readies Massive Syrian Ground Invasion
WN: Handelsblatt: Russia strikes serious blow on Washington's reputation
WSWS: France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels”
RT: ‘Stop funding ISIS’: Protesters accuse British govt of financing terror groups
WaPo: U.S. will not directly confront Russia in Syria, Obama says
Global Research: Russia Uses High Tech Smart Bombs to Wipe Out US Sponsored Al Qaeda Terrorists. Panic in Rebel Ranks
Tass: Gunmen start withdrawing forces from Syria’s Idlib amid Russian airstrikes
Global Research: British SAS Special Forces “Dressed Up as ISIS Rebels” Fighting Assad in Syria
DM: Putin to Cameron: You must not arm fanatics who eat organs of their enemies
Reacting to comments from Mr Cameron that those arming the Damascus regime had the 'blood of the children of Syria' on their hands, a furious Mr Putin said: 'The blood is on the hands of both parties.Albawaba: Egypt backs Russian airstrikes in Syria
'There is always a question as to who is to blame. One should hardly back those who kill enemies and eat their organs.
'It is hardly in relation to the humanitarian and cultural values Europe has been professing for centuries.' Mr Putin dismissed calls from Mr Cameron and the West to stop arming the regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad, saying Russia was supplying 'the legitimate government of Syria in full compliance with the norms of international law'.
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