Russia’s Actions in Syria Echo Its Harsh Learnings From Chechen Wars

Moscow believes that any military success in Syria needs determined and remorseless assault on the enemy without concern for civilians caught in the crossfire, and that the likelihood for political compromise is waning the longer the fighting continues.

Moscow is showing the west how you win a war.

  • So they are willing to use maximum force without regard for non-combatants.

    Islam is a cult.

    Tell them the truth. Force is not needed.

    Of course, then you would have to admit the Koran, Hadith, and Sunna incite people to commit murder.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This comes back to last night’s debate. Tim Kaine complained that Trump had characterized Putin as being a better leader than Obama. I could see right off the bat that Trump was accurate and Kaine was blowing smoke and I feel that many viewers saw it that way as well.

  • simus1

    Putin is just as interested in killing lots of erdogan’s ethnic turk syrian puppets in battle around Aleppo as he is in smashing isis and exterminating their chechen cohorts. Building up iran and a pro Russia syria/iraq while denying erdogan his desired stolen share of the oil is basically saying “You are in my sights pal and naked, alone, and helpless will be your end.”

  • ismiselemeas

    Minister of Defence Shoygu, as I have often mentioned, has only one policy when it comes to dealing with rowdy muslims. Kill them.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    “Moscow is showing the west how you win a war.”

    Huh? Obama’s team is clearly ahead!

    The West knows how but doesn’t want to. Between dreadful ROE, a lack of political capital and a near constant involvement in conflicts since Hillary’s race through sniper fire in Sarajevo, there’s no desire to.

  • Barrington Minge

    Like it or not, Russia is showing some balls. To win a war you have to prepared to be ruthless. Pussyfooting does not work.