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Post time 2015-10-4 06:35:49 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2015-10-4 07:40

In what seems like a preview of how WWIII may be fought, Putin pummels the Islamic terrorists to pieces without using a single foot soldier.  In a short 72 hours, the Islamic terrorists have been pounded into panic.  What is more telling is perhaps how some of Assad's own men are reacting to this development.  They are claiming this massive gain by air power is insufficient to win against their enemies.  Uh-oh, bad news.  Maybe Assad is not really serious about winning the war, or his closest advisers aren't.  But things are not adding up on the Syrian front.  Is this a bait for Russian involvement with foot soldiers, coming not from the Islamic terrorists, but from the Assad regime instead?  Are they trading an advantage (of air power) for a vulnerability (of ground forces) to trap the Russian Bear with?  This question, rather than how to conduct the air campaign, may be Putin's biggest headache going forward.



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Post time 2015-10-4 07:27:22 |Display all floors
Firstly in the title,  it should read 'pummel' not pommel which means something different and makes no sense. Secondly it is not Putin doing it. It is the Russian armed forces. It is western propaganda tactics to single out one person to demonize
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Post time 2015-10-4 07:40:22 |Display all floors
KIyer Post time: 2015-10-4 07:27
Firstly in the title,  it should read 'pummel' not pommel which means something different and makes  ...

Well said. Who needs brevity, alliteration, and the vivid image of Putin pummelling something ( with typical macho bravura ) when you can have a sub-editor's delight with the headline of "Russian Armed Forces Pummel the Islamic Terrorists". It just rolls off the tongue so easily and has such a mellifluous tone to it.

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Post time 2015-10-4 07:51:02 |Display all floors
The Russians have shown muscle, and they got back RESPECT.

But, it was REAL muscle, not just a parade of planes and weapons.

A few more weeks of pummeling and the Islamic terrorists would not want to be terrorists anymore.  They will become obedient civilians all over again.  This is the way to deal with terrorists.  Hit them on their heads.  Assad should be asking his own "confidantes" whether they are really serious about supporting his regime, or if they have given up on retaking Syria.  If they feel incapable, Assad should allow Syria to be divided, or else there would be no end to their civil war.  If they are capable, they should retake all of Syria and reunite the country, and also end the civil war.  They should not use the civil war as a means to achieve some other aims, personal or political.  That would be assuming the role of the Islamic terrorists.

As usual, intrigue undermines a regime far more thoroughly than the most belligerent attacker.



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Post time 2015-10-4 08:06:46 |Display all floors
The ISIL is low on the priority of Putin.

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Post time 2015-10-4 08:16:07 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2015-10-4 08:06
The ISIL is low on the priority of Putin.

Well, Putin has merely said, "Enough is enough."  If the Islamic terrorists want war, they are going to get a real taste of it.  And, it was a SMASHING success.

China may want to join in, to give its ground forces some real battle experience, paid for by Assad, whose excuse for not winning the war is that he lacks manpower.  

Who knows, with the massive depletion of China's forex reserve and export revenue, the only business that the Consumption-Service-Driven economy it can engage in is as a mercenary force.  In fact, theoretically, China has to become an empire to make the consumption model work, because only then can China dictate to other countries to accept the Yuan as their main reserve currency, which allows China to then consume more than what it produces.



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