And they are also very useful for barrel-bombing defenseless civilians.
Defenceless civilians who seem to be able to live with ruthless head chopping terrorists for several years without problems... in fact it is probably safe to say these civilians are most likely the families of those head chopping terrorists who offer support and likely their children when they get to fighting age... in terms of fighting a guerilla war these people are the support and supply network... they are in effect the swamp.
Turkish troops themselves should fight with these armored vehicles on the front-lines, as the FSA are not familiar with them, and do not know how to properly use them to a good effect.
Turkish troops are not required... every battle with Assads forces and the terrorists means less terrorists... as long as Syrian forces kill the armed terrorists everything is fine.
While you rejoice over the FSA fleeing keep in mind that this whole offensive is a humanitarian catastrophe.
No it isn't... these are ISIS, and Al Quada loving people... these are the people who danced when the twin towers came down in the US... I am surprised the west is supporting them, but the west is so easily blind... anything that upsets Russia must therefore be good...
I also wonder if blindly supporting the tyrannical Alawite minority is really worth a serious deterioration in relations with Turkey.
Turkey is supposed to be separating the bad terrorists from the moderate terrorists and they aren't doing that because there is no such thing as moderate terrorists... they are all the same, so now Assads forces are dealing with some of them... Turkey should be happy, but of course they are not.
It is they who sheltered Nazi war criminals after the war, despite being a Soviet Block state. I find them disgusting.
Werner Von Braun was a Nazi War Criminal... who looked after him and gave him a nice house and a very good paying job and all the resources he needed and brought all his mates over to the US too?
You know the Black Sea Fleet needs to sail through the Turkish straits to get to Syria.
They do... and the gas that Turkey uses for energy comes from Russia too and they will also earn lots of money on transit fees for the gas that goes through their country to the EU... so can you tell me again why Turkey should be upset at evil Assad killing terrorists in his own country?
Lets not forget the Turks are one of the countries that started this conflict, there is a price for every action and part of Turkey's price for what it did is refugees or are you ignorant enough not to realize for every action comes a consequence.
Indeed.... Turkey probably made an enormous fortune buying cheap oil from ISIS in both Syria and Iraq and then selling it full price on the international market... but that money has obviously disappeared into lots of secret Swiss bank accounts never to be seen again...
Syrian choppers do not have good enough electronics for those rolls, The only thing they can do now is transport.
No big deal... artillery isn't as precise as direct attack by cannon or rocket or bomb from a helo, but it gets the job done... it is just that a lot more goat fuckers are going to die with the terrorists... which will probably suit Turkey better because they don't want those sort of migrants... I suspect most will end up going on to Europe if Europe does not hand over the billions of dollars they promised Turkey to help them deal with the migration problem but never actually paid... I am sure europe wont mind another influx of a few million model citizens...