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Breaking: Russian Military Intervention in Syria

Now we ask, why didn't the Pentagon do this instead of bankrupt America and steal 2.3 trillion and more?

…from  SouthFront

[ Editor’s note:  We strongly suggest you sit through the video and make sure this article gets into the hands of as many Americans and British as possible.  America’s adventures around the world invariably involve building a military force or rebuilding one America herself destroyed as in the case with Iraq.

 America has built armies for 4 dozen nations around the world at a cost of nearly $7 trillion with interest, making up the single biggest source for America’s national debt, money almost entirely stolen. We can judge Russia in Syria by the results, which thus far have been impressiveGordon Duff ]

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When asked about Russian operations in Syria, most people would immediately mention the Russian fighter-bombers, attack aircraft, combat helicopters, and cruise missile volleys.

Few would mention the quiet work behind the scenes that was performed by a large group of highly dedicated professionals who helped transform the Syrian military that was on the brink of defeat, into a force that could once again begin liberating Syria’s territory. Without denying the importance of the air campaign, the air strikes alone would not have turned the tide of the war.

When the Russian military began its intervention in Syria, the situation at the front demanded a rapid provision of specialized military support in order to offset the jihadist numerical superiority by superior firepower. That was quickly provided by supplying the Syrian Arab Army with T-90 tanks and TOS-1A self-propelled thermobaric rocket launchers which are highly effective at reducing fortifications.

However, in order to allow the Syrian army to resume the offensive, both its equipment and personnel would have to be replenished and retrained. Unfortunately, the Syrian military was in a state of serious neglect when the rebellion broke out, and large-scale combat operations quickly revealed this sad state of affairs. Much of its equipment was sidelined for lack of maintenance, units were understrengthed and short of specialist personnel.

At the time, the Syrian soldiers were poorly trained, even ones assigned to crew sophisticated weapon systems like tanks and self-propelled artillery weapons. Equipment maintenance systems were sufficient to cope with peacetime demands, but quickly broke down as soon as the Syrian military attempted large-scale operations. Syrian military’s large pool of equipment also created an attitude of neglect toward maintenance and evacuation of damaged machines.

To help, the Russian Ministry of Defense utilized the Syrian Express supply route to send a large number of T-72B tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, and rocket artillery weapons to Syria. Russian advisers then got to work training Syrian troops both on the use of the new vehicles and operating them as part of tactical combat teams.

Even more equipment found its way into the Syrian units thanks to Russian specialists restoring Syria’s armored vehicle repair workshops, which quickly returned hundreds of broken-down or long-term storage armored vehicles to service. Syria’s air force returned to the skies thanks to Russian specialists and timely deliveries of spare parts.

The Russian advisers also established training courses for the specialist personnel without which no military can effectively conduct large-scale operations, such as logisticians, communications experts and, equally important, operational planners. This work is, of course, not without danger, given the terrorists’ ability to strike in almost any part of Syria. One Russian adviser was killed in Latakia province in unknown circumstances.

The Russian advisers also serve as de-facto diplomats, whose presence is necessary to ensure the capability of pro-government forces which include recently recruited tribal and regional militias and even former opposition forces working smoothly together. For example, it is difficult to imagine the Kurds and the Syrian military cooperating effectively without Russian intermediation.

For all these efforts, the situation in Syria still remains critical.  Syrian forces’ problems have not been fully resolved, and ISIS and other jihadist forces are capable of launching local counter-attacks, as they recently did at Khanasser, because government forces are not large enough to properly defend the lengthy front lines against all the rebel factions. However, the trend is in a positive direction.

The January fighting in Salma was a demonstration of the Russian efforts to train complete battalion task forces of the Syrian army to conduct offensive operations. It was the first operation carried out by one of the new Russian-trained battalions.

Since the training program was launched in October, it would appear that the training cycle lasts 3 months before the unit is sent into the front lines, and more such units have been joining the fray recently and turning the tide of the war. The opposition’s newly discovered willingness to negotiate is entirely due to their belated recognition that the balance of forces has been shifting against them.

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6 Responses to "Breaking: Russian Military Intervention in Syria"

  1. William Bourne  February 27, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Often the subject of Assad’s faults and “sins” is mentioned, but then it is quickly dropped without much said. If they do exist, does anyone care to enumerate such faults for those of us who don’t know about them?

  2. guitargirl  February 27, 2016 at 7:42 am

    It is truly amazing, what the Russians have been doing and still doing.
    Not only have they assist the Syrian army and re-trained them, but they also put back the spirit and honor into these Syrian men!

    Well done!

    Regina

  3. Zaguero  February 27, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Interesting. The Russian military would appear to have returned to a state of competence not seen since the last two years of the Great Patriotic War.

    But I have a nagging worry about what the Zionists are up to. They have been suspiciously quiet of late, and that usually means they are cooking up something nasty.

    • rockwool  February 27, 2016 at 7:47 am

      Indeed, but don’t forget that Moscow started the first months by going head to head against combatants, instead of concentrating on cutting of their supply routes and means of oil incomes.

      This war has given Moscow ENOURMOUS experience and serves as a deterent against NATO by itself, if and only if NATO wasn’t planning on nuking the whole world (which they are and hence don’t care much about conventional warfare).

      Despite all this, Moscow is only going for the effects instead of the causes; fighting Ankara and Riyadh through sanctions and in the latters case Kalibr their AFBs and oil infrastructure.

      Putin is the world’s greatest fireman, but no detective trying to catch a wordlwide rapist.

  4. Beydety  February 27, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Russia you are awesome. Thank you!

  5. alan colorado  February 27, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This aspect is truly amazing and a complete about face like this on this scale has never happened before. The Syrian army was basically Valley Forged holed up, hunkered down, on the defensive and lacking any cohesive direction. The Army’s victories have restored the people’s faith and allegiance to Assad and he is the duly and legally elected head of the country no matter what the U.N. or NATO spew out from their garbage mouths. I would rather see Assad as head than another U.S. planted POS stooge who would throw the Kurds under the bus. We can only hope that Assad will appreciate that Kurds are indirectly dying for his benefit and afterwards allot them some permanent living space. If he does, then a lot of his “sins” will be forgotten by the world community.

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