Russia begins air strikes in Syria after warning US to remove its planes…

Russian jets have begun airstrikes in Syria after apparently only giving the U.S. an hour to remove its planes and officials from the area.

The Russian Defence Ministry said it carried out about 20 flights over the country today but concerns were raised that they were only targeting anti-government rebels, many of whom are backed by the U.S.-led coalition, instead of ISIS-held areas.

Syrian opposition chief Khaled Khoja said 36 civilians had been killed in the airstrikes, which also apparently targeted a CIA-vetted Syrian Rebel group that was receiving U.S. missiles.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Thanks Russia!

    • The cesspool of Islam gets everyone close by stinking to high heaven.

      The US should get out of the way and let the Russians make fools of themselves.

      When the Russians get done, nothing will change. Islam will still be Islam. And the Muslims will still be killing Muslims and anyone else in close proximity.

      • Gettingby

        Perhaps Putin will wage real war. War where the surviving widows and orphans living amongst the ruins will be incapable of bothering anyone for centuries.

        • Bataviawillem

          You mean like the did in afghanistan.

          • FactsWillOut

            Too bad the USA armed what was to become AQ and the Taliban, just like they are currently doing with ISIS.

          • Gettingby

            Modern warfare does not work. Nothing is ever settled and wars become on again off again affairs. States have adopted “hide within the civilian populous and use them as shields to prevent us from losing” as a tactic. They count on your humanity while displaying none themselves. Perhaps Putin has learned from his mistakes and will kill whomever and destroy whatever he needs to achieve his objectives.

        • canminuteman

          Hopefully, or the surviving widows and orphans will move to the west and start breeding the next generation of future widows and orphans.

      • FactsWillOut

        Just like the Christians made fools of themselves in the Crusades?

  • I’m sure Obama will try to spin this as his plan all along.

    • Martin B

      Putin is pissing in his face and Obama is telling us it’s raining.

  • That’s because Putin and the Russians still have half a brain where military strategy is concerned. It’s called “secrecy” and the “element of surprise”.

    Whereas if the enemy wants to know what the Americans are up to, their plans, their troops, etc., probably all they have to do is follow twitter. And of course Canada is worse — I cringe every time I see a CBC reporter hanging around a military installation, and reporting precisely on what the Canadian military is doing in the name of “transparency”, and to satisfy the NDP’s need to know every minute detail of our military activities and make them public.

    “Well, these are the jets that participate in the bombings of ISIS targets folks — we have exactly six jets and two tankers”. The camera pans to the planes, and you can clearly see the serial numbers of the planes and other identifiers, the type of camouflage, the kind of ordnance. And if reporters become privy to times and places where the strikes take place, it’s probably only a couple steps away from identifying the pilot, and perhaps his/her family as well. Not a good situation, especially if a pilot crash lands and has to take “evasive measures” to get out of enemy territory. They will probably already have a cell-phone photo of the pilot!

  • El Martyachi

    Am looking forward to some MANPAD kills.

  • FactsWillOut

    Russia bombing NATO-backed Jihadists. Good.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Has the NYT started blaming Israel yet? They will.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    If Putin is going finish the terrorists in weeks or months he will be again (the leader of the year)

  • John

    Those US backed ‘rebels’ just sell weapons supplied by America to fight ISIS TO ISIS for a hefty profit.