DEBKAfile 24 Sept. 2015: On Thursday, Sept. 24, Russian Marine Brigade 810 fought with Syrian army and Hizballah special forces in an attack on ISIS forces at the Kweiris airbase, east of Aleppo.
This operation runs contrary to the assurances of President Vladimir Putin to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sept. 21
Purpose: Break the Syrian rebel siege on Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest city. While Russia poured troops and advanced hardware into Syria, establishing bases and launching offensive action, the US anti-Islamic State effort suffered a heavy blow with the decision of Obama’s ISIS war czar, Gen. John Allen, to step down in early November.
This is a danger signal for US, Israel.
DEBKAfile 24 Sept. 2015: An Israeli military officer reported Thursday that an Israeli-Russian coordination team set up to prevent the countries accidentally trading fire in Syria .The officer said the talks would focus on aerial operations in Syria and “electromagnetic coordination” – referring to agreement not to scramble each other’s radio or radar-tracking systems and identifying each other’s forces in the heat of battle.
Israel and Russia will also coordinate sea operations off Syria’s Mediterranean coast. A hotline has been established between the Russian and Israeli supreme commanders.
New American 24 Sept. 2015: After two months of U.S. military training in Turkey from the Obama administration’s Pentagon, the first group of 70 “moderate” Syrian rebels crossed into Syria this week — and promptly handed all of their U.S. weapons and equipment to al-Qaeda’s local affiliate known as Jabhat al-Nusra. It is hardly the first time, and here and recent calls by senior U.S. globalists to form an alliance with al-Qaeda in Syria might offer a more plausible explanation. Either way, critics say it has become beyond clear that Obama’s supposed strategy in Syria is in reality a recipe for even more death and destruction.
Among other sources confirming the transfer of those American weapons from U.S.-backed “rebels” to al-Qaeda was the terrorist group itself, which the U.S. government spent trillions of dollars fighting around the world under the guise of its “war on terror.”
Al Qaeda is a US invention and partner – to be used as a scapegoat and excuse for the US expanding its warfare. The US even gave Al Qaeda poisonous gas to be used in Syria as false flag.Russia has sent MIG29 interceptor jets to Syria and established an airbase there – and has recently stationed ground troops in Syria – some say with the connivance of the US. The question is: Is the ground fighting also in agreement with the US?
The situation is confusing. Something really big is happening: The US has lost the Middle East!
NEO 22 Sept. 2015, F. William Engdahl:
He quotes Russian Foreign Minister Lawrow: “I can only say once again that our servicemen and military experts are there to service Russian military hardware, to assist the Syrian army in using this hardware.
Pres. Obama warned against Russia´s solo race in Syria. “You cannot defeat Islamic State with air strikes only,” Lavrov said, a dig at Obama’s strategy. “It’s necessary to cooperate with ground troops and the Syrian army is the most efficient and powerful ground force to fight the IS.”
What scares Washington warhawks is the possibility that Russia’s strategy could succeed in ending the ISIS reign of terror
According to the report of Thierry Meyssan, French editor of Voltaire.net based in Damascus, the latest Russian support to Assad regime’s war on the terrorists includes creation of a Joint Syrian-Russian Military Commission.
The Russians apparently have chosen the city of Latakia as their delivery point. There are rumors about the Russians sending in their Naval Infantry units from Crimea to Syria.
What is also going on as I suggested in an earlier article is a Russian diplomacy that is giving Saudi Arabia and the Arab OPEC members an alternative to their failed war strategy of financing any and every anti-Assad Jihadi terrorist.
They have grasped that ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front and the Muslim Brothers in the Middle East next have their sights aimed at toppling the Saudi and other Gulf monarchies.
As for Israel’s Netanyahu government, Putin has again shown a skillful presence, as Netanyahu distances Israel from Washington over Iran and other issues
at the end of August Russia’s Putin proposed to Israel for Moscow to undertake responsibility for guarding Israel’s Mediterranean gas fields, along with the offer of a Russian investment of $7-10 billion for developing Leviathan, the largest well, and building a pipeline to Turkey for exporting the gas to Europe.”A multibillion Russian investment in the field would make it a Russian project which neither Syria nor Hizballah would dare attack, even though it belongs to Israel.”
The changing attitude was suggested in views heard in the last couple of days from top Israeli security officials, who now say that leaving Assad in office might be the better option, after all!!
They add, “The Russian air force and navy are the strongest foreign military force in the eastern Mediterranean. The US deploys nothing comparable. Israel’s military strength is substantial but no one is looking for a military clash with the Russians.