Obama’s Nightmarish Syrian Legacy

The Russian Airforce has just begun bombing rebel positions around the city of Homs in Syria. The ostensible justification for the Russian involvement, which now involves more than 30 combat aircraft in the country, is to battle ISIS. But of course ISIS is nowhere near Homs.

The rebels that the Russians are actually bombing appear to be American-supplied fighters.

  • “Their aircraft are bombing more moderate fighters who are in many ways
    the more significant threat to Russia’s ally, Bashar Assad.”

    That sums up Russia’s involvement.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      This reminds me of something I forgot.
      There is always hidden fine print when dealing with the Russians.

      • But it is largely a Putin thing.

        Putin sells oil/gas and arms. Assad was his best customer. A stalled pipeline puts more economic pressure on Russia. I don’t think Putin will extend his anti-ISIS attacks into Iraq. Those nancy boys might not want to push their luck against a vaguely Western leader who means business anyway.

    • Anyone (Russians, Americans …) who thinks they can have any long term effect on Islam is a fool, unless they deal with Islamic theology.

      Islamic theology is the problem. All of Islam is a cesspool of the problem.

      The Russians are playing Islamic wack-a-mole. It will have no long term benefit for the Russians.

      The Americans and Russians both played Islamic wack-a-mole in Afghanistan. Did that do any good?

      Islamic theology creates an unlimited number of (virgin seeking) jihadis who will get the job done.

      The non-Muslim world needs to face reality and start dealing with this pathological ideology called Islam.

      • Blacksmith

        Until pisslam is eradicated it will not improve.

      • But I doubt Putin will extend into Iraq. He wants a pipeline.

    • African

      There are NO “moderate” forces fighting President Assad. They are ALL barbaric and genocidal islamic jihadists. Look at Libya, who is controlling there now? Western fagheaded animals are backing, arming and training their islamo-fascist allies in Syria too.

      • I never said there were moderates fighting against Assad.

        Make no mistake: Putin is not in this to defend Western morality.

  • wallyj180

    Vlad, I don’t think that is ISIS.
    STFU Barry, no one cares what you think.

  • Fran800

    American supplied fighters? I thought there were only 5 or 6 of them left.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I thought that they had already defected to some-other “other side” a while ago.

    • Blacksmith

      No you are thinking of the American ‘trained’ and equipped, and yes there are only a few if any left. The American ‘supplied’ fighters are the ones that were getting arms through Libya and has continued under the CIA to the present.

    • Maurixio Garciasanchez

      Nope the is only one left , the US was bombing those terrorists on the weekend only with bombs of a pound each , that it was almost nothing , now Russia will use 100 of it’s warplanes in few weeks they will finish their job .

  • wallyj180

    Vlad, I don’t think that is ISIS.

    STFU Barry, no one cares what you think., not even Michelle.

  • wallyj180

    Vlad, I don’t think that is ISIS.

    STFU Barry, no one cares what you think.

  • Everyone Else

    commentary magazine has become obama’s personal propaganda organ

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama will of course starting blaming the Republicans by the weekend.

  • canminuteman

    Best long term solution – turn the middle east into a glass parking lot. Best short term solution, – put Assad back in power. Ten years ago I would have though that Assad was a bad guy. I now realize that he is the kind of guy you need to rule over stone age savages.

    • Censored_EG

      Exactly! No rulers were more essential than S. Hussein, M. Gaddafi. Mubarak, and Assad, etc. The muzzies only understand a ruthless secular dictator. I miss them all and their predictability! Most of all though, I miss how they kept Islamist scum from leadership positions.

      • Fran800

        I loathed Gaddafi, ever since the terrible things his regime did to the innocent Bulgarian nurses. Really, he was disgusting. But he left (or diminished) his sponsorship of terrorism and abandoned his nuclear ambitions. I have to admit that everything is much worse there without him.
        As for Mubarak, he was better than Gaddafi, only getting old. It seems the U.S. actually wanted the Muslim Brotherhood (i,e. Morsi) to take over! Good luck for the world that al-Sisi took over along with the army.
        Assad is the best of them. His enemy is the Muslim Brotherhood. And of course the West. Go figure.

    • Jabberwokk

      Some people only understand the fist and the boot. It’s better we live be example of what a country can be and mean to the world then try to enforce change IF were not committed to the long hall. Iraq could have worked and almost did but we grew tired and lazy. One should not go to war unless they are ready to carry its weight and one should not hold back there fury if they happen to be in one. Finish the fight or don’t fight at all.

  • moraywatson

    Putin’s generals are not hamstrung like Obama’s are. Job one to defeat ISIS, is to cut off their supply of arms and munitions. And where do those source from? – the US backed anti-Assad “rebels” who either defect or surrender to ISIS. So attacking the rebels first makes eminent sense.