Russia Makes Surprising Military Move In Syria

by Daniel Carter
Since 2011, Syria has been the scene of one of the most intense conflicts on earth. A rebel force backed by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia tore through the country in an attempt to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria. This created a destabilized environment that eventually attracted ISIS. Wanting to help their ally in the region, Putin ordered Russian military forces to enter Syria to help them defeat their numerous enemies. With ISIS nearly destroyed, Putin announced that Russian forces would be leaving Syria.
This comes as a massive surprise as Syria’s future is still largely up in the air. ISIS is gone, but the Kurds, the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia remain and are still actively trying to overthrow the Syrian government.
Back in July, I wrote an article in which I said the US was deliberately cutting Syria in two halves, and was on a collision course with Russia. Well, one of my predictions came true. Below is an image of how I thought the Syrian map would look.

Here’s how the Syrian map looks today:

I was close in my estimation considering this is how the map looked when I wrote the article:

My prediction about the US and Russia going head-to-head has (very fortunately) not become a reality. However, I believe there is a very good reason that Russia is currently withdrawing troops. First, Vladimir Putin is running for reelection in 2018. He most likely wants to give voters the impression that he intends to be fiscally responsible. Russians are very aware of how the failed militarism of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan led to the Soviet Union’s bankruptcy. They are also fully aware of how the US has trapped themselves in endless war in the Middle East, and they don’t want to see the same for their country.
There could be a much more strategic reason Russia is withdrawing its military from Syria however. They have accomplished their stated goals by removing ISIS from the region and saving Assad’s government. That makes them a force acting in goodwill of the people of Syria and the region as a whole. On the other hand, the US continues to invade lands where they are explicitly not wanted. They fund radical Islamists, overthrow leaders and create power vacuums that lead to catastrophe. Russia wants to be perceived as the opposite; a force for good instead of evil.
If Russia can convince the world they are on the defensive instead of the aggressor, other nations are likely to have more sympathy for them if they do end up going to war with the US. They have already gotten sympathy from Germany and others regarding the US sanctions imposed on them.
Even though Russia is removing a lot of its forces from Syria, it looks like they don’t intend to leave completely. After all, there are significant economic advantages to be had in Syria from the natural gas trade. We should not be so naïve to think the US and Russia are there solely to defeat ISIS.
If Russia can continue to play the role of the “nice guy”, it will go a long way in helping them achieve their economic goals. Judging from the past actions of the United States military industrial complex, the US will very likely be the first aggressor. After slowly and steadily building the perception of level-headed diplomacy, Russia’s attacks will be justified in the minds of many nations. This could also cause the US to lose allies and Russia to gain allies. The actions Russia is taking now could ultimately help them win the war. It remains to be seen, but I don’t think either Russia or the US is anywhere near done with Syria. Russia’s recent announcement of withdraw seems to be merely tactical.  

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8 thoughts on “Russia Makes Surprising Military Move In Syria”

  1. The ball game is not over and If the American/ Israeli interest begin to think that they are going to remain entrenched in Syria they may find that diplomatic moves by nations in the region and the Syrian opposition may bring peace to the region and force the Americans to vacate. The fact is Russia will remain in Syria with their aircraft. Hopefully the Americans won’t push the envelope on Russian operations.

    • 1. U.S. has no answer for Russia electromagnetics, Weaponry, Equipment & Quality.
      2. US has 5 Rages: Racism, Arrogance, Greed, Egotism & Self-Agrandizement.
      3. Isreal will be a Burden to US as an ally in Africa & Asia.
      4. The long it takes for US /Isreal to kill its Food, the More it’s Hated! Now? Hated!
      6. US can’t go messing around in Africa & S.America. Why? CHINA !

  2. The Russian ground troops are being replaced by Chinese ground troops.
    The Russian Air force and ArmyStaff will stay on, and the silly notion that the Eastern half will be run by Kurds is already falling apart. Iraq has told the Kurds that their autonomy is over and without Iraq, the Syrian Kurds have no base.
    Russia and US do not want to go head to head, but both have been careful to not fire on the other.
    US makes a lot of noise at times, but quickly backs off when confronted by fighters, both in the air and on the ground.
    Syria will be – is a single sovereign state with not one inch ceded to any nation, and that includes Israel and the Golan.
    Russia, China, Turkey and Iran have underwritten the guarantee.

  3. Deliberately creating refugees to genocidally flood Europe ………… Israel and Turkey dream of splitting Syria between them ….
    (1) Saudi Arabia and the ruling Saudi family are the founders and big backers and supporters of those extremist Jihadis from days of Afghanistan’s war against the Soviets. The Sunni Saudis dream of exterminating the Shia Syrian & Iranians. (study the JEWISH roots of the “royal” family)
    (2) Turkey/Erdogan, dreaming of a new Ottoman Empire, wants Syrian land, Erdogan wants to complete the CONQUEST of Europe that was stopped by SOBIESKI in 1683 …..
    (3) Israel grabbing Syrian land for “greater israel”, creating hell on earth while clearing enemy population from around it’s borders and —-
    (4) America, the “MASTERBLASTER” from the movie “Thunderdome” a giant moron ridden on and directed by Twisted Jewish Dwarves ……..
    Who PROFITS? Who benefits by clearing enemy populations away from their borders so it can steal land for “greater israel” while genocidally flooding CHRISTianity at the same time.
    Who BRAGS that they are behind this Invasion. NOTE how they call the muslums their ALLIES & BROTHERS What the Jews think of YOU.
    How the JEWS greet “refugees” The Jewish ACLU, ADL, SPLC use our laws to FORCE Invaders in onus but at HOME —

    There is no way that millions just start migrating out of the Middle East into Europe because of a sudden impulse to do so, some very powerful supporting group is behind this and it simply is not clear what would be the motivation for such a massive invasion this mass movement of people across European borders IS genocide:
    Send in all these healthy young male muslims under the guise of refugees. Refugees are women and young children and Older men. These young males should be fighting for Their Country. Instead….like I saw posted in the comments section of one of the links posted…..they are a Trojan Horse for some future escapade. — mass migration
    Who has the most desire to empty the Levant of Arabs and send them packing to Europe. You kill so many birds with that one stone it’s irresistible. here Jews are actively AIDDING the invaders.
    Who killed Christ and has HATED His followers for 2,000 years?

  5. How can ANYONE respect CHUMP when this is how he is repaid for falling all over for Israel and they do THIS to America ….. Israel is p.eeing on CHump’s head
    Send the muslims to Israel. Israel is the land of DIVERSITY, TOLERANCE, and INCLUSIVENESS. Thank the ADL,SPLC, ACLU,for INJECTING these foreign viruses into OUR society with their “tolerance, diversity, inclusion” aimed and designed to fracture and infect OUR White, Christian,Western, People. Even as they BRAG that they are creating a”PURE JEWISH” Israel.
    How the JEWS greet “refugees” The Jewish ACLU, ADL, SPLC use our laws to FORCE Invaders in on us but at HOME —


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