Comments on: Why — and how — Russia won in Syria http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MattPellerin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129321 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:37:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129321 Superb writing. Unbiased and very informative. If only all journalism was more like this. Thank you for not being afraid to speak out against the mainstream narrative or simply regurgitate propaganda. It’s writing like this that has inspired me to enter the journalism field.

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By: PersonFromEarth http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129193 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:12:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129193 Putin has won, but only for a place in the Parthenon of war criminals.

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By: phillyfanatic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129170 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 03:33:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129170 This is easy. Obama , Hil, Kerry are cave ins to our international enemies sort of like the GOP is to lib Dems like….Obama. Obama has no moral view of Islamist evil nor does he think that America should be anywhere near areas of any conflict if we have to be superior militarily again. He has systematically destroyed our military and underestimated the Putins, the Chicoms, and all of the Islamofascist enemies. The worse POTUS in our history has like Carter been a weak kneed CIC.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129154 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:37:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129154 Putin does the West’s bidding. He is easy to manipulate because you only need to tell him, “no don’t go in there.” Next thing you know, he’s bombing places for us.

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By: Wellstone1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129147 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:04:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129147 Mr. Putin is to be congratulated on his “victory”.
Next, he will announce medals for all the participants. Gold-plated over tin, of course because his budget does not allow for silly expenses like properly funding an ongoing Syrian excursion, or a good set of medals for the participants.
What a sham.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129144 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:05:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129144 Mr Putin moved his forces out of Syria because of the New opportunities in the Balkans.

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By: Roostah http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129135 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 04:17:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129135 Fantastic article. This is really a testament to the Russian military and the effectiveness of their recent overhauls in their various programs. Syria truly is a testing ground for both Russian and NATO hardware (including the EU). Unfortunately the result is finding better ways to kill each other and the proliferation of military hardware to whoever is watching the demonstration.
One thing about the Russian involvement that I haven’t heard much about is what their effectiveness was in hitting ISIL. Time will tell I guess, both in how ISIL turns out and in how Assad will now be perceived by the West. My prediction is much will be forgotten about previous transgressions and a short term deal will come up. Long enough for Assad to place someone else in power that meats the criteria. Assad maintains power by proxy, the EU and the US see a regime change and boom, everyone’s happy :)

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By: Nickcw http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129134 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:59:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129134 Why do so many senior Western media outlets still maintain the fiction that Syrian government forces are fighting mainly “moderate rebels”? It simply isn’t true.

The strongest and largest groups fighting the government, and the only ones besides ISIS with any hope of defeating the government forces, are Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar ash-Sham. Both are fanatical Islamist groups (al-Nusra is an al-Qaeda offshoot). If the government fell, they would be the ones to take over the country. That is, fanatical jihadists would take over yet another country with Western, Turkish and Saudi money and weapons. The only thing left would be the final fight between ISIS and the other two groups over who gets to rule the new caliphate that they all want.

This is what Putin and Russia prevented. We should all be grateful; I bet most Syrians are.

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By: Sinner88 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129133 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:34:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129133 “…effectively putting Washington on the same side at times as the perpetrators of 9/11….”

This is a delusional statement. The US is allied with the Wahhabi Saudis!

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By: Sinner88 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/03/15/why-and-how-russia-won-in-syria/#comment-1129132 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 02:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46984#comment-1129132 “…effectively putting Washington on the same side at times as the perpetrators of 9/11.”

LMAO! were allied with the Grand Dragons of Wahhabi suicidal terrorists!

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