Dforce wrote:medo wrote:.................................
They are not throwing a pie in Putin's face, but in al Sisi's face. Security in Egypt and in Egyptian airports is Egyptian problem, not Russian. All this cancellations of flights in Egypt and evacuation of tourists is a blow for Egyptian tourism, which is one of the most important source of incomes for Egypt, for the state and for all those employed in tourism.
You see, the bombings in Syria was to protect Russia from IS attacks, or at least that is the way it was sold; I bet I can find severals on here that have voiced that line of reasonng.
However, if those bombings rather LEADS to IS attacks it will be another ball-game.
Russia's war with terrorists started way back when USA & co considered OBL to be the goodest good guy around so you argument about selling anything is mute.
That airplane at the time was under Egyptian responsibility so the ball is in their court. If I were them and my entire economy and pretty much statehood depended on tourism I would do my best to sort this mess out and to make very public and painful example of perpetrators their associates and their extended families for good measure (this is mid-east after all, image and honor is a big deal)
Russia can sit back and see where it goes from here. Work on ISIS and moderate terrorists goes on as planned.
As for "rebels" in Syria, they are still f***ed, crash or no crash.