From a lot of smack the past 3-4 days projecting, wishfully thinking, and speculating on Russia's "str0nk" actions and response to coming to the realization of reality. The SAA is getting its shit pushed in and Moscow is paralyzed.
Hec Iran, which has kept a low profile on the conflict in terms of PR has had to come out publicly and BARK. Thats how bad it's.
To read a clown equate Russia's response as some sort of 5D chest move of carrot and sticks to pit Damacus against Iran in Russia's favor has been the cherry on top for all the nonsense and damage control written over the past 3 days here. I mean how stupid do you have to be?
There is only one excuse left that holds water for Russian inaction: diplomatic maneuvering, "cool heads", "backroom deals" and all that little nonsense - which is the reason we're here in the first place
. There are much worse cynical reasons - like fear, both of escalation and of punishment by the West, money etc... (aka weakness)... but who's going to delve on that? Every other chest-beating speculation is dead. Dead Jim, dead.
There is only a military solution to the problem. That is to impose costs on others unbearable to bear (Turkey), while wiping out their rats. Either that comes to a head or Syria will be partitioned with Erdo getting his mini Golan up north, and the Americans getting their Iraqi Kurdistan East of Euphrates river like they did in Iraq. Knowing Russia, a nation that has seen its borders expand and contract throughout history, I can see why they could care less. If they're not firm with their own, you can only extrapolate on their resolve for others. And that is why it will continue to be a second rate great power.
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