Possible Russia-West Rapprochement Over Syria Stokes Fears In Europe’s East

France’s surprise embrace of Russia in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has raised concerns across the former Soviet bloc that Moscow wants to leverage the fight against Islamic extremists in Syria to secure Western concessions over Ukraine.

Just days after the massacres in the French capital killed 129 people and injured hundreds of others, President Francois Hollande called for the formation of a grand coalition — including Russia — to destroy the Islamic State (IS) group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • john700

    What’s new? East Europe will be sold again to the Russians by the stupid Western elites.

    • FactsWillOut

      Since when is it the west’s job to look after eastern Europe?

      • john700

        So you are against Hungary’s fence protecting Western Europe?

        • FactsWillOut

          Way to attempt to put words in my mouth. Hungry can do as it pleases. Western Europe is under no obligation to fund or otherwise help Eastern Europe with it’s problems.
          As a matter of fact, Eastern Europe is better of allied with Russia than with Western Europe.

          • john700

            It might come to that when Western Europe will be majority Muslim.

    • That might be true, but the West will still make sure that the Ukrainians have the most flamboyant homosexual parade in Eastern Europe.

  • FactsWillOut

    I don’t think ISIS can be destroyed without nukes, or at least a lot of FOABs. ISIS is a nation-state now, and to destroy a nation-state, you need big guns, bigger than just daisy-cutters and carpet bombing. No-one tried to destroy Germany, we just tried to defeat a regime, and the ISIS regime is backed by very large portions of the local population, unlike the NAZI’s.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Other than with nukes, wars are won or lost on the ground. Therefore, it will take a ground campaign to wipe out ISIS. The Kurds are prepared to do the brunt of the ground fighting if they are given sufficient military hardware and supplies and are given political benefits for doing so, such as independence.

      • FactsWillOut

        Even with ground troops, we couldn’t have destroyed Germany. There is a big difference between destroying a regime and destroying a nation. We beat down a regime, like the idiotic GWB did to Saddam, he destroyed the regime, and look what we get now. What makes you think that we can successfully install a stable and friendly regime in the ME? Or do you think we should have troops there in perpetuity?
        Hint: Any regime friendly to the west, or to non-Muslims in general will be hated by the local population, and therefore subject to popular uprisings, that the west always decides to support.
        Also the Kurds are a minority, and they are Muslims as well.

  • simus1

    Putin will have his French built invasion barge/carrier delivered sooner or later.
    Plus hefty interest on screwing around with him.