Russian Troops in Syria May Be the Same Troops That Annexed Crimea

Some of the Russian troops reportedly being sent to Syria are from the same brigade that helped annex Crimea, according to a lengthy investigation conducted by Ruslan Leviev, a specialist in social-media intelligence.

The Kremlin has declined to comment, but, if true, “the deployment of an elite unit from Crimea, which inaugurated Russia’s standoff with the West, is an intriguing choice,” writes The Daily Beast’s Michael Weiss.

“Moscow has spent enormous resources moving troops into Crimea and eastern Ukraine over the past year. Moving even some of them out of the area to a different conflict zone, particularly one outside of Europe, gives the lie that sanctions and diplomatic isolation have forced the Kremlin into compromise,” Weiss writes.

“Rather, Russia appears ready and willing to take on multiple wars at once,” he adds.

If so, it will be squeezed on all sides. Whatever gains may not be worth it.

And there is no FDR to back them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    There’s no one to oppose him either.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure white feather Tom as PM will come back from a meeting with Putin waving a paper stating we have peace in our time. With islam invading the West and Putin and his thugs supporting them, where are the patriots in the West? Vote whores are too busy seeing who can bring in the most invaders, we let terrorists like Omar get permission to attend early mosque, and we allow scum like Michael Moore into the country. And is the Christian church standing against the islamic hordes like in time past? No they are in full swing pushing the government to bring more in. The Anglican and United Churches have surrendered to islam. But then what do you expect from Canada’s largest protestant church(united church) which just elected another homosexual as moderator. Yes the new moderator is a lesbian married to a woman,. I saw here picture in the Observer website, and she looks like she just got back from the dyke parade in Toronto. But then hey you don’t have to believe in God in that church. Well, at least they can offer a lot of empty church buildings for mosques. They just have to get rid of those silly crosses and other Christian trappings.

    • FactsWillOut

      Actually, it is the west and NATO that handed Libya, Iraq, Kosovo to the Jihadists, and now they’re trying to give Syria to them as well.

  • Russia can’t carry on like this. There is opposition to their involvement in Ukraine. Further military losses while supporting a dictator in the Middle East will not sit well with parents burying sons killed in a war most claim Russia has nothing to do with.

    • FactsWillOut

      A war started by NATO trying to oust Assad, who is the good guy.

      All the libels against him are as specious as the libels against Israel.

      • “Good” guy.

        He offered stability.

        Make no mistake, Russia isn’t intervening to save innocent civilians. That is not how Russia is wired.

        • FactsWillOut

          And we intervened in Iraq, Kosovo and Libya to save innocent lives?
          If you believe that, I have some prime swampland in Florida at a deep, deep discount!

          • Well, now that you’ve agreed that Putin is a liar and an opportunist, what else is there to discuss?

          • FactsWillOut

            How about the fact that Putin acts in Russia’s interest, while Harper, Obama, Merkel, Cameron etc don’t act in the west’s interests?

          • Putin acts in Putin’s best interests. There is a reason why criticism of him usually ends up with polonium poisoning.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That’s a nice navy base you have there in Syria, Mr. Putin. It would be a shame if something terrible happened to it.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Waw do sanctions work not at all , now the West has to come up with new ideas hot to stop Russia.