Wednesday, 23 September 2015

US Never Expected Russian Deployment in Syria: Analyst

The United States never expected that Russia would deploy tactical military equipment to Syria to help resolve the years-long crisis that was created for the benefit of Israel, says a former US congressional staffer.

“The original policy was to destabilize nations in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel and I think the Russian deployment is something that they didn’t think would ever happen,” Rodney Martin told Press TV on Monday.

“I don’t think the United States figured that the Russians would ever deploy air forces and heavy armament and troops outside the territories of the Russian Federation ever again after the collapse of the Soviet Union,” he noted.

Russia has reportedly sent artillery units and tanks as well as dozens of personnel to Syria. US defense officials have said Russia moved fighter jets to a base near Latakia on Friday.

If the Russian's, working with the Syrian Army, have success against ISIS, this will further expose the faux US bombing campaign in Syria. Expect the airbase to be heavily targeted by militants (which is why the Russians sent so many troops to defend the position).

Related Info:

Russia has begun drone surveillance missions in Syria, US defense officials said Monday. The move marks Moscow's first military air operations there since undertaking a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base.
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 23rd, 2015.]

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