Comments on: What a Russian ‘win’ in Syria would look like http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Amwatching2c http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1114916 Sun, 01 Nov 2015 23:35:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1114916 The mess is in Putin’s back yard.

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By: tipex http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1114459 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 07:04:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1114459 There is one more scenario that everyone seems to be forgetting and that’s the one where assad wins the civil war. with jordan pulling support for the rebels in the south, that fronts expansion is basically over and will be pushed back over time. to the north u have al nusra (al qaeda) and some FSA. the back bone of the fighting force is al nusra. the north east and east of the country is isis. what people fail to see when they look at syria is assad might have lost lots of territory but its not the main population centres of the country and that’s what counts in a civil war.

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By: CountIblis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1114104 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:01:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1114104 Russia and Iran are likely going to succeed in Syria, simply because the West wants to see a sort of a democratic system implemented in Syria that isn’t going to work. At best Syria could become a country like Lebanon, but we all know that the US is opposed to the Lebanese political system where Hezbollah is a state within a state. One has to recognize that in some cases there not enough consensus among the population to live under the same political system.

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By: captainbwana http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1114088 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:03:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1114088 The accusations that Russia is attacking non-Daesh targets could well be true for the obvious reason that those in the immediate front line against Assad are not Daesh. The Russian strikes are in support of ground troops in the front line, with a few more strategic strikes further north-east where they do in fact hit Daesh….

In the specific battlefield in western Syria, Daesh are at present predominantly further north and east, and generally not on the front line which is the major battleground for the moment.

The specific targets attacked by the US and its allies “may” be more centered on Daesh as they are at best strategic and not tactical, often targeted executions, and by and large not intended to back up action on the ground; they are more akin to drone strikes in Yemen and Afghanistan.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113816 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:49:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113816 AS-IS will be pushed into Iraqi oil fields and Saudi Arabia where they will take care of the Infidel Princess ;)

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113805 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:27:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113805 Russia taking Crimea is like U.S. taking Puerto Rico. Again. Pretty much… not a fight. Wouldn’t brag too much on that.

Russia is engaging in exactly the battles now that the U.S. wants them to.

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By: Thefont http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113795 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:14:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113795 Whatever happens, the credibility of the USA., has reached an all time low, and is still in freefall! Listen to their leading politicians, how can anybody take them seriously?

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113759 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113759 Bait? Hardly.

They complete the job swiftly and bring closure to the issue while we drag the issue over a decade all the while bleeding US tax payers dearly.

Look at the track record in Ukraine and Syria – while US fomented these conflicts for multiple years, Russia brought closure within few months in Crimea and working toward such an outcome, in Syria – in both cases, making the US defense (strategy) seem ineffective and incompetent.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113722 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:21:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113722 Russia took the bait. The “core military objective” of the United States and NATO…. was to watch Russia do all the work for once. It’s funny watching them actually get off the vodka couch for a while.

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By: Analayst http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/10/28/what-a-russian-win-in-syria-would-look-like/#comment-1113717 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:03:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=44388#comment-1113717 Let Syria/Assad be President Vladimir Putin headache and monetary drain. Who is the villain? A rebel today could be your enemy tomorrow. No one really does know.

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