par far wrote:.......
When you talk to your friends or people you know, do you call then your"dogs" and say I am you master? I don't think Russia thinks that way about Syria or Syrians, ever since Russia entered the Syrian conflict the illegal bombings in Syria have stopped because Russia have advanced Air Defences in Syria and have given Syria Air Defence System and more advanced Aircraft, so why would Russia let NATO bomb Syria now?
No I don't but Syria is not Russia's friend and most certainly not their equal. There are no friendships in geopolitics, only interests and Syrians had no problems getting cozy with those much hated Americans decade ago when it served their interests.
Just because they fucked themselves up and had nobody else to turn to does not mean that suddenly they became Russian "friends" nor does it mean that they will remain useful. Hence rules and examples need to be set.
par far wrote:.
If the VKS start bombing Syria(you are saying this because you have no common sense), than all the work that Russia has done in Syria will go to shit.
It will not go to shit but it will complicate things hence why Israeli airstrikes are conductive to Russian interests. They facilitate regional diplomacy and they send a message to Syrians.
SAA sees Russian troops as expendable. By allowing Israeli airstrikes Russia sends a message to SAA that they too are expendable and that they should not get any big ideas lest they end up in pieces, both them and their country.
par far wrote:
The Saudis along with Israel and other Gulf states are already pushing the Islamists around Russia's borders and inside Russia, the quick growth of Islam around Russia's borders after the fall of the Soviet Union is not a accident, Russia is already dealing with Islamists in Syria, they don't need anymore in Russia. I have already responded to you calling the SAA cowards.
There are no changes in Islamic factor around Russia, whole thing is same as before. There is however big change in Europe on that front. Once free money dries up they move to regions where free money is abundant. North Africa dried up hence they moved to Europe. Not Russia's problem.
If you have beef with Israelis or you dream of some future Greater Iranian caliphate and you think Russia will bleed to make it happen then you are shit out of luck.
Russia will look after itself. It can involve Syria and Iran but only if they do exactly what they are told, no questions asked. By all accounts they are doing the opposite, Iranians especially. Not a problem for Russia and RIP Iran.