November 19th, 2015.
More Planes, Bigger bombs and European bonds.
The Syrian Army have continued achieving limited and small scale improvements in their position across Syria.
ISIL in Palmyra, central Syria appear to be coming under severe pressure.
Syria: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Outskirts of Palmyra
Syria: Part 2: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Outskirts of Palmyra
Syria: Part 3: SAA/NDF/RuAF Operations in Western Palmyra
Russian strikes for terrorists isis in Palmyra
Following the “go along to get along” decision by Russia to blame ISIL for destroying the Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai peninsula Russia announced that it’s fleet of aircraft operating in Syria is set to increase by an extra 37 from the current size of fifty.
Russias actions on this matter and the earlier MH17 disaster should end any illusion of Russia being anything other than a self-interested completely dishonest power that stages minor truth incursions from time to time for tactical effect.
Putin vows payback after confirmation of Egypt plane bomb | Reuters
Russia then launched a new series of “demonstration” operations, using long range strategic bombers flown from Southern Russia to target ISIL and firing cruise missiles that were photographed as they flew over Syria towards their target in Raqqa.
RAW: Moment Russian cruise missile flies by targeting ISIS in Syria
The Russian president cleverly subverted the French move to send the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to Syria and capitalised to a degree on the tribal mindset imposed by the trauma of the Paris tragedy by making it publicly known that Russian forces were being instructed to co-operate with the French Navy and Air Force.
Long-range bombers to fly anti-ISIS missions from Russia, Putin orders Navy to work with France — RT News
The way the announcement was managed and the timing mean it is now all but impossible for France to openly act against the Russian operation in any way.
France started bombing ISIL in Syria months ago so the statement from the French president Hollande that “We are at war” following the Paris attacks was completely ridiculous.
They had already been at war with ISIL in Syria.
So it seems as though the silly Zio fantasy speech from the first episode of this seasons Homeland may come true.
Homeland — Quinn tells it like it is
The speech is prime cut pure garbage. Asked about Syria the fictional CIA killer states that the US should either send 200, 000 troops to permanently occupy the Muddle East, accompanied, most laughably by “school teachers and medics” otherwise they should bomb Raqqa and kill everyone who lives there.
The lies are a constant feature of modern life in the West but the volume and intensity are at the highest level that I have witnessed.
So, publicly at least, the West and Russia are going to be one big happy gang of bombers and they will flatten Raqqa and this will probably achieve very little.
The idea that all the people living in Raqqa are committed jihadists hellbent on the destruction of the West and a new Islamic conquest is just another infantile Zionist fantasy.
The people who live there are just people from a Sunni Arab background the same as the people left in Mosul.
It is telling that Mosul is barely mentioned when the discussion of the ISIL capital arises.
This is because Mosul is not in Syria, and Iraq having already been destroyed is no longer a priority target so the fact that Mosul is a city at least four times the size of Raqqa and ISIL are more powerful in Iraq than Syria is on the lengthy “mot for mention” list.
ISIL will presumably be defeated in the coming months but ISIL are simply the favoured “demon brand” of the moment.
The only real difference between ISIL and the al Nusra front is tactical, the al Nusra Front also believe in building a Caliphate (not that ISIL are really building a Caliphate but this is the crap they tell the fools who believe in their movement) the only difference is that al Nusra believe that the caliphate cannot be built until the jihadists win the war in Syria.
So these people are still going to be in Syria and Iraq, heavily armed and in numbers even if every ISIL member were to be killed.
Equally, the sponsors of the War on Terror will simply find another group of salafists to be their new “demon brand” just as ISIL replaced al Qaeda.
The Aviationist » 25 Russian long-range strategic bombers in action over Syria for the very first time
International Military Review – Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Nov. 23, 2015
Syria: Russia unleashes cruise missiles on IS command centre in Idlib province
Combat cam: Massive bombardment of ISIS oil refineries, tankers by Russian warplanes
Syria: Russian Tupolev Tu-22M jets target oil refineries in Deir ez-Zor
FINALLY! Russian Airstrikes destroy ISIS oil refueling plant and fuel tankers
Massive strike with cruise missiles Kalibr-NK was made from the water zone of the Caspian Sea against terrorist objects in Raqqah, Idlib and Aleppo provinces.
Combat sorties of the Long-range aviation of the Russian Air Force against terrorists in Syria
Russian Air Force Cruise Missile passes over Hama, Syria 20/11/201
International Military Review Syria-Iraq battlespace – Nov. 16, 2015
Combat sorties of the Russian air group from the Hmeymim airbase within the massive airstrikes against terrorists’ objects in Syria
Combat usage of long-range bombers Tu-22M3 against terrorists’ objects in Syria
Great Russian TV report from the Syrian town Kessab on the border with Turkey
FIRST VIDEO: Russian strategic bombers on anti-ISIS sorties to Syria
Syria: Army secure area surrounding former IS stronghold Kweires airbase
Syria: Army performs combat operation in Homs province
Syria: RuAF Long-Range Bombers Conducting Airstrikes on ISIS Tar
Syria: RuAF Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 Conducting Airstrikes over Syria
Syria: RuAF Airstrikes over ISIS Controled Omar Oil Field, Deir Ez-Zo
Syria: Damascus Syrian army. exchange fire with militants in Jobar