Russia Pounds the Achilles’ Heel of America’s ISIS War

In the last week, Russia has stepped up its attacks in northern and western Syria, and the U.S. has cried foul, claiming Russia is only pretending to target terrorists.

“Despite claims they are focusing on [al Qaeda in Syria] and [ISIS], Russia and [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad have primarily targeted the moderate opposition,” a U.S. intelligence official explained to The Daily Beast. “Moscow’s offer of joint operations with the United States [against ISIS] was a blatant attempt to deflect attention from his targeting of moderate opposition, and sadly, innocent Syrians trying to survive the disaster Assad has created. By continuing to back Assad, it appears Moscow has squandered the opportunity presented by the cessation of hostilities to stabilize the situation in Syria.”

Russia has a completely different version of this story.

  • andycanuck

    Obama is the Achilles’ Heel of U.S. foreign and ISIS policy.

  • Exile1981

    I don’t trust obama or putin.

  • Sid Falco

    There is no “moderate oppostion” – Al Nusra are Al Qaeda. America is being betrayed by its treasonous, self-serving, pro-sunni leaders.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Has John Kerry demanded a peace summit in Paris to address this – with only the diplomats of France, the US and Iceland?