Syria Heats Up

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  1. G8trGr8t
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    In the last week Iran sent a drone into Israel which prompted Israeli airstrikes on both Hezbollah and Iranian positions in Syria resulting in Iranian deaths and the downing of an Israeli F-16 and Syrian forces with Russian merc's embedded moved on oil fields controlled by Syrian opposition with US forces embedded. US 'coalition' responded with air strikes that took out a lot of Russian merc's and Syrian forces. Israel claims it eliminated Syrian air defense positions so they should have an easier time inflicting damage at will if Iran didn't get the message the first time.

    Right now it appears that both Iran and Russia have pulled back and said they want no part of that fight but it seems that this regional conflict may get much bigger if Iran continues to try and establish permanent residence in Syria and Assad continues to violate the cessation of hostilities that he agreed to.

    Elsewhere in Syria, Assad forces cleared a path for Isis to move out of a pinch and into area controlled by Syrian opposition so the opposition would have to fight Isis while Assad waited to clean up the scraps. All while that POS Erdogan is squeezing the Kurds in Syria and the chump hangs them out to dry.

    The Brits really screwed up when they didn't create an independent Kurdistan when they carved up that desert.
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    Interesting how we hear about US's actions and Israel's actions, but we never hear that they are coordinated. Your analysis is excellent.
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    We need to come home.

    From the whole region.
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    Does Trump's secret plan to defeat ISIS include Syria ?
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    As we inch closer to energy independence it become more of a reality. But we'd still have to protect Israel from the entire Middle East and Russia via proxy from attacking them.
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    sad to say that it doesn't matter if we are energy independent or not. without ME oil the world economy will collapse and that would collapse our economy too
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    The thing about Turkey in all of this is how on Earth can we still call them allies after what happened at the start of the last Gulf war, when Turkey, a supposed NATO ally, would not let the U.S. their ally cross their country with our military, even after we offered them $20 billion dollars. We had to go around the south of Iraq which cost us time, material and lives.

    We should consider them an hostile regime until Erdogan is gone... You're right, he is a real POS.
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    Agreed I really think that Turkey and Saudi Arabia may be our two biggest enemies in todays world. Their beliefs politically are completely anathema to our. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran the true axis of evil.
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    We need to support a "Separate Kurdistan"

    We need to Support Israel

    We need to Support Egypt

    We need to Support Jordan.

    Tell Palestinians, no peace in Israel - NO PALESTINE

    Get out of wars that don't offer a direct threat to the USA.

    Stop Nation Building - and come home

    Use the Trillions we spent/spend on Afghanistan/Iraq on: New Equipment, Training, Increased Pay, VA
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    Sounds like the US opened a serious can of whoop a$$ on the Russian mercs and Syrian forces. Took out a Russia battle tank and 100 +/- Russian mercernaries.. Drones, jets, and apaches did their job

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...nded-sources/ar-BBJbasV?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=edgsp

    About 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria last week, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

    A Russian military doctor said around 100 had been killed, and a source who knows several of the fighters said the death toll was in excess of 80 men.

    The timing of the casualties coincided with a battle on Feb. 7 near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor where, according to U.S. officials and associates of the fighters involved, U.S.-led coalition forces attacked forces aligned with Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    https://theaviationist.com/2018/02/...destroying-a-russian-made-t-52-tank-in-syria/

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