Putin’s Syria Campaign Is Win-win for Most Russians

March 6, 2016

For most Russians, there’s little not to like about their country’s military operation in Syria.

The airstrikes have demonstrated Russia’s might, turned the course of the war and made sure that Russia is once again treated as a world power on a par with the United States. And all at little cost.

When Russia began its air campaign on Sept. 30, there were fears that it would turn into a repeat of the disastrous Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in late 1979, which ended nine years later with thousands dead and a humiliating withdrawal.

Those fears have been dispelled as President Vladimir Putin has kept his word that there will be no ground action.

Denis Kuzichov, a 36-year-old artist in Moscow, said he supports Russia’s involvement in Syria as long as it is limited to airstrikes.

Read the full article: Newsmax.com
  • John McClain

    Perhaps if we’d not stood behind the “terrorists” or insurgents, as we called what we’d make the Taliban out of, Russia would have quickly ended that war, closed the door to invading their eastern front, and might not have had “Chechnia” as an issue.
    As a Marine Sergeant and later, Staff Sergeant, I watched my peers fight terrorists we empowered, solely to defend their border, while knowing no reason we could have other than simply preventing them from becoming an “equal power” for our supporting the terrorists.
    I also knew, as every other professional Marine knew, when Russia was done, because of our weapons support, we’d be sent in because we would then be “the enemy”. We never support anyone insurgent without trying to make them “just like us”, which would be much easier if they couldn’t see through our proxy war policy, and laugh bitterly, knowing we would be just as bad.
    As long as we depend on the “petro-dollar” to keep our dollar reserve currency, we will be tied exactly to the muslims whose creed demands they rule the world, and kill all apostates. Nice people, these Wahabists, ask them, they are spread in every government run facility with religious obligations.
    Semper Fidelis
    John McClain
    GySgt, USMC, ret.
    Vanceboro, NC


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