ultron wrote:As usual, Putin stabs his few remaining allies in the back. No wonder why only 11 countries voted for legitimacy of Crimea referendum.
You cannot compare Ukraine vs Syria is totally different scenario.
Ukraine is like Beslan incident. where terrorist took control of a school full of hundreds
of children and wired the entire place with mines and bomb. The difference here is that now
is not a school but an entire nation UKRAINE..and that the terrorist are the American Government. So if Russia invades Ukraine ,all of it will be destroyed and Russia will be blamed
for it. for any riots ,civil war and destruction ,for any nuclear reactor blow up and Russia will need to use its nation budget to feed 40 million ukrainians ,once the nation collapse that all will be blaming Russia for their misery. and also ethnic Russians will be
attacked in retaliation for Russia invasion in Ukraine ,In short Minsk-2 is the only option for Russia in ukraine. As long as Europe stand firm that it will have to be supported ,then it will have to be implemented. Kiev will get tired of the war you will see. So Is a matter of time. So undercover help is the only thing they can do.but not for liberating cities ,instead to freeze the conflict and force kiev to negotiate.. unless Russia is ready to sacrifice going bankrupt its economy in order to liberate Ukraine from nazis ,that later will rebel against them too. Creating troubles to Russia as they did to Yakunovych in their revolution. No thanks. Russia cannot liberate any city in Ukraine. Ukrainians themselves needs to fight its government and take the nation control back. So Russia cannot be held responsible later for warcrimes or civilians killed or their economic misery.
When it comes to Syria , is hard to say Russia tactics. If terrorist hide between civilians or in turkey border, it will be better for Russia to Lure them away of their safety zones ,and force them to group together and fight in the open. IF the cease fire helps to get some terrorist
fight other terrorist as it happened. then it is worth of it. Dividing terrorist into moderates and terrorist could be used against Americans if the moderates are demanded to proof ,their "moderation" by fighting ISIS. In the end i think , Russia knows all of them will have to be killed
moderates or not. that is any jihadist fighter that refuse to drop their weapons will have to be killed. the question is when? Russia is now focusing in ISIS but they will eventually will also target and bomb every single jihadist fighters armed by Turkey and saudi arabia that oppose the restoration of Syria and peace to exist.
No wonder why only 11 countries voted for legitimacy of Crimea referendum.
Thats because many countries have their territorial issues too. If Serbia recognize Crimea referendum is also recognizing the lost of its own territory. to an ethnic group minority too.
Same with Argentina ,cannot recognize Crimea because they have Falkland Island problem with UK . China for same reasons ,of will not recognize Taiwan independence. But China is one of the major investors in Crimea today. So is not all as simple as it looks.