Russia taunts US with biggest military offensive since the Cold War

by Ben Farmer, Barney Henderson & Roland Oliphant | Telegraph UK  |  published on October 20, 2016

HMS Richmond escorting the Russian Task GroupRussia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night.

The Kremlin is sending the full might of its Northern Fleet and part of the Baltic Fleet to reinforce a final assault on the city of Aleppo in a fortnight, according to Western intelligence.

The final bombardment is designed to shore up the Assad regime by wiping out rebels – paving the way for a Russian exit from the civil war.

The assault on the city will also serve to highlight US inaction in the run-up to election day and may aid Donald Trump.

Yesterday, ahead of this morning’s debate with Hillary Clinton, his presidential campaign released a letter from defence experts backing plans to increase the size of the US military.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    You guy have to be more careful and not be war monger. We areoverwith Hillary and the Republican establishment’s war mongering.The Russian support of Assad is not attacking US. Is protecting their interest in the Mediterranean Sea and in Chechenia. ie commerce and national security.

  • Allan Scott

    Damned, we’ve got no business there, period. Do ya hear that mamabamma, huh, do ya hear it? You’re a failure so stay away and rot in Kenya!

  • itsfun

    Russia had better be careful. Obama will draw another red line and scare them to death.

  • cathylovesyou

    Thank the cowardly Lion in the White House, he is black but would never get a part in the Lion King This is what inexperience, lake of common sense gets you. Uninformed Democrats delivered him please don’t replace him with his sister.

  • justinwachin

    There is still plenty of time for game changing events in this election. I would think any foreign policy crisis at this point would remind people of the failures of the Obama administration and his former secretary of state.

  • FLChristyB

    Okay, but how will this help Trump? Massive voter fraud is GOING to happen, no amount of Russian huffing and puffing will change that. They may or may not be behind the hacking of Hillary’s server, but the media and her devout followers don’t seem to give a crap about what those email reveal. The ends justify the means to those sick people. Hillary could murder someone in the middle of one of her rallies, but the media would justify it and the democrat machine would STILL get her elected.

    • Karll

      The media would argue that her murder victim had it coming.

    • Retired

      Most Hacking comes out of Romania and far east.

      • CharlieSeattle

        Russians always used east European’s as their proxies.

        • Retired

          Well the US and rest of the World did not force Russia to live Up to the WW peace agreement they signed. They were supposed to free those counties but did not.

    • AKLady2015

      We the People do not elect a President.
      We the People have never elected a President.
      We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.
      .
      Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
      Start with the Electoral College.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

  • Buckeye conservative

    The Russians want to protect their naval base. That is understandable and probably what the US would do in their place. Does anyone really care about all the Muslims that want to kill each other over something that happened in the seventh century?

    • Retired

      Its about oil pipe lines today and the market boys that control the flow of oil more than. Jan,1 2016 Tankers left the US with our Crude and the market price RAISED $15.00 a barrel.

      • Buckeye conservative

        If the US govt. would unleash the oil we have we would be able to totally screw the mid east.

        • Retired

          News Flash as of Jan. 1-2016 we have been exporting US Crude and Oil has gone up $15.00 a barrel since them .

  • Christian Gains

    Brad, honestly, the U.S. is FAR MORE CULPABLE than merely “meddling”… They, (under “W”/Cheny), were behind the revolt that started this damned circumstance.

    Just as with the ousters of Saddam and Qaddafi, (for American hegemony & CORPORATE GREED!…spelled: OIL CONTROL); so, the ouster of Assad [would / will] give the “masters of deceit” thorough hegemony over the greater portion of the M.E.,

    AND also!! Bring our forces MUCH CLOSER to the lucrative OIL DEPOSITS there!

    And, btw, the “creation” of ISIS was also part of the plan…effecting Iraq & Afghanistan…for much the same reasons…natural resources! Never underestimate the “CORPORATISTS ” / “Globalists” UTTER COMMITMENT to global authority / POWER!

    • Karll

      Q: What oil did we gain when we toppled sadaam?
      We spent trillions for NOTHING.

      • Roy Fredrichsen

        Karill – Not to mention several thousand lives lost, and O’Bummer and company gave it back to the insurgents.

    • revdto

      Oh my is that old tirade still out there? I have one question for this gentleman and others who have clung to this notion. What happened to all this ‘control of the oil’ motive considering that we did not take control of any oil operations in Iraq, nor have we had any control over Iraqi oilfields to this day. If that was our motive to “ouster” Saddam, the U.S. did a terrible job of accomplishing the greedy goal. As for Qaddafi and Assad, those belong to BHO and Hillary. As does the creation of ISIS for that matter! It was THEIR maneuvering during the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ of 2010 supporting the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the telegraphed retreat from IRAQ that destabilized the Middle East and made conditions ripe for ISIS to be born. As for as the corporation power theory it appears to me that you quickly lay blame on “W”/Cheny, but neglect to mention to team of Hillary and Obama being the supposed servants of Global Corporate Greed. Is it OK for them but evil when Bush did it, assuming this theory has any validity?

  • nokabosh

    Better Syria stay under Assad instead of part of the Caliphate headed by Iran? Obama supports the Muslim Brotherhood and their efforts to topple nations to become part of a Caliphate. His payback for alleged ills done by the West

    • Retired

      The UN – NATO and WDC are all in bed together trying to control other countries while the giant in China is starting to roar.

      • AKLady2015

        China’s population density is 142 people per squarw mile.

        • Retired

          You are totally clueless.

    • AKLady2015

      No Iranian Caliphate exists.

      Iran is a republic, governed under a constitution.
      Someone has done a good job of brainwashing on you.

      Oh, and by the way, the U.S. is also a republic, governed under a constitution. http://www.voanews.com/a/how-irans-government-works-138874059/175447.html

      • nokabosh

        You are naive if you think Iran does not want to control the Middle East. Iran is a republic in name only. It is a theocracy. Ever hear of Khomini? Your Obama and Clinton support Arab Spring, and the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist operation. You need a dose of reality.

        • AKLady2015

          You are terribly confused.
          Ruholkah Khomeini has been dead for decades.

          Please obtain an education. Your religious bigotry embarasses America.

          A theocracy is simply a form of government in which God (or a deity) is recognized as the king or immediate ruler, and his laws are taken as the statute-book of the kingdom.

          A republic can be a theocracy, and vice versa.

          • nokabosh

            If you think the Ayaltollah does not control Iran you are stupid.

          • AKLady2015

            If you think the Ayatollah controls Iran, you have been effectively brainwashed. That title is only held by the top Shia mujtahid. Iran has an elected president, parliament (or Majlis), “Assembly of Experts” (which elects the Supreme Leader), and local councils.

  • Brad

    I don’t know how this is taunting. Russians were invited to Syria. They are long time allies of Syria, and attempting to end the conflict. US is uninvited, meddling, and is backing rebels there, including ISIS. So, if anything, it is us taunting that country.

    • AKLady2015

      Exactly.

      Some people simply cannot accept that Russia and the Soviet Union are two different countries. That is probably because all the Cold War propaganda referred to the Soviet Union as “Russia”.

      The same peopla cannot accept the fact that the Xold War ended a long time ago. I doubt those individuals are even aware that Russia once was an American ally.

      • celticwaryor

        U.S.S.R. = Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
        Russia was only an ally because Germany invaded them as well. Patton wanted to take Russia out while they had the chance toward the end of World War II. Wonder how the world would look today if he had gotten his way?

        • AKLady2015

          You confuse Russia and the U.S.S.R.
          Russia was part of the U.S.S.R., but the U.S.S.R. was not “Russia”.

          • celticwaryor

            I confused nothing of the sort. I didn’t say Russia was the U.S.S.R. All the Eastern Block countries that made up the U.S.S.R. had already been invaded by Germany. And Germany invaded “Russia.” The Battle for Moscow was was long and bloody. And Moscow was/is the capital of Russia.

      • nokabosh

        The Germans invaded Russia in WW I but by the time the US entered that war the Russians had made peace with Germany. The Soviet Union was created in 1918 or so, They were allies of the US in WW II only. The Soviet Union broke up 1963, reduced in size, and took back the name Russia. Assad in Syria does not want to fall to the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama has no objection to the Brotherhood.

        • AKLady2015

          The U.S.S.R. formally dissolved up on December 26, 1991. That is also the day the Cold War ended — 1/4 of a century in the past.

          From August 1991 to December 1991, all the individual republics, including Russia itself, had seceded from the union.

          The Russian revolutioh took place in 1917. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics did not exist until 1922.

          The Society of the Muslim Brothers is a political organization. It has existed since 1928.
          As of 2015, the Brotherhood is considered a terrorist organization by the governments of Bahrain,[7][8] Egypt, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
          Interestingly, Iran is not part of the Brotherhood. Iran is predominatly Shia Muslim. The Brotherhood has never included the Shia. Iraq is mainly Sunni Muslim. Ir is not part of the Brotherhood.

          You need to update your education.

  • Walter Flatt

    I WANTED DONALD TO LOOK INTO THE CAMERA AT LEAST 3 TIMES AND TELL THE PUBLIC TO GOOGLE AND LISTEN TO THE GOOGLE,

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, OR, CLINTONS CIRCLE OF POWER. THIS WILL MAKE YOU SICK.

    MILLIONS OF DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS AND TURN COAT REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE CHANGED OVER IMMEDIATLY IF THEY GOOGLED AND LISTENED.

    HE MISSED THE CHANCE TO GET THE MESSAGE TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

    SEND THE GOOGLE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME, TRUMP HAS THE ELECTION.

    • AKLady2015

      Right, and Jerry Zeifman admitted he lied about Hillary.

      Relly, Walter, you place your trust in felons? Peter Paul is a four-time, convicted felon.

      The New Clinton Chronicles: An Investigation Into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton” claims to be factual. Ha, ha, ha, ha .. The film may sell quite well, but its contents have been debunked as false.http://www.factcheck.org/2008/01/crooked-claims-about-clinton/

      Then there is the felon, D’Souza. The right-wing counting a criminal as a reference and resource????

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