There should have been ... support helis at the ready...
You and so many others ,with a logical thinking ,could write thousands of sentences about
Russia operations in Syria ,starting with the .. THere should have been this and that..
and this happens because of the enormous level of incompetence that exist in Russia
leadership ,that seems to not have their heads in the place it should be , and are taking
so many decisions without thinking on the consequences and potential risks.
After all you heard Putin claiming ,
Russia achieved its goals already in Syria..
So the incompetence of Russia leadership killed their serviceman.
Any sane person ,with a clue of what they doing in the Syrian war.. will have ...
1)NEVER SEND a WOMEN into the FRONT LINE ,that could face major
risk to be captured dead or alive. Why not? Because if the women is captured
it could send as a major propaganda for the terrorist to humiliate Russia , ISIS
or Alqaeda could have been raped the women day and night while filming it on cameras
and upload it online just to destroy Russia image in the world ,that have a weak
army that cannot even defend their womens servicemen from Alqaeda and ISIS.
They even were using their real photos Id's , so they can be identified and later american media
harass their families.
2)Never will have send a chopper alone ,in the Syrian war to do any mission without any backup
plan in case people need to be rescue , or their chopper totally destroyed with crew inside once
it crash.. To not allow the bodies of the Russian soldiers and the women translator to be captured by turning all into dust. Also to protect the electronic warfare the hellicopter possibly
had ,from being taken by the terrorist and sent back to Americans to reverse engineer it.
3) I will have used instead a cargo plane to deliver humanitarian aid and NOT a very slow chopper. A cargo plane will have allowed at very least the chance of the crew some of them
to jump the plane with parachutes , and it could have allowed the Russian crew to crash the plane away of the terrorist zones gliding.. THis is what is called Calculated risk.
When you do things Right. You always takes into account the possible consequences
of any action and have a plan B or Plan C or plane D ,in case things does not happen the way
you expected. This is called Common Sense.
But what the Russian Government lead by Mr PUTIN qualify more are pure IDIOCY.
Because of the way that Mi-8 was shutdown , being completely Alone , with a female inside
and their bodies allowed to be captured ,and humiliated. it shows the Russian Government
and Russia army have no fucking clue of what they were doing , when they were sending
that humanitarian chopper to the front line to a very risky place.
So what next now to do? The general who gave the order to send a women to the dangerous
mission and with a chopper without escort ,should be fired from the army ,and Putin at the same time step down.. if he had any dignity left. Because it should have been His Government
responsibility to fully warn , their military general,of how important is not only to win the war..
but to do it , in a very honorable way. And the Mi-8 shut down with their bodies captured ,
and no single Russian Airforce anywhere near to destroy the chopper or rescue the bodies or at least destroy everything , is anything but honorable. It only sends a signal to the world ,that the
Russian airforce is not as strong they claim and can be defeated and humiliated even by Alqaeda fighters with american supplied cheap weapons.
Russia needs to create more or less safe corridors for its airforce to fly , so that if in case
their planes or chopper shutdown ,they can fall in zones that Syrian army controls or very near
so that is easy to capture. and always it needs to have planes dedicated only to escort other planes or choppers and to rescue survivors or totally finish downed planes and the dead bodies of the crew. This is to not allow the terrorist to have a field day world wide with Russian serviceman dead bodies propaganda.
I still think Russia will win the war , and have achieved a lot of things make no mistake.
But is unnaceptable that they fail so much in very simple procedures , that should
always be done.. that is have a Plan B , or Plan C in case something goes wrong ,to minimize
the damage. this is not rocket science.. this is something that should be normal reasoning
in any Russian Government leadership or military.