Russia Thumbs It’s Nose at Obama by Stepping Up Airstrikes in Syria


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This story was posted only a few minutes ago on Google News. It’s a sign that Putin really knows how to play the game, while amateur Obama frets a while and then goes off to play another round of golf.

Excerpt from Reuters

Russia said on Saturday it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad.

A senior Russian military officer said Russian jets based in western Syria had carried out more than 60 sorties in 72 hours across Syria. “We will not only continue strikes… We will also increase their intensity,” said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

Getting rid of Assad is in Israel’s interest, not America’s. But Israel is the classic tail wagging the dog story.

Russia’s air campaign in Syria, where a…

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