What special forces?
The airbase strike was either done using missiles or by some insiders/saboteurs paid off from among the personnel working there or at least people living in the Crimea
Israel failed to achieve any of objectives against Hezbollah in the last big war. The US lost against the Taliban. The Saudis have been stuck in a quagmire in Yemen for years now and are looking for a way out of the war.
Whatever equipment of Russia's was destroyed; the war is comparatively going a lot better for it. It's gaining ground and the enemy forces are running out of manpower at a rapid pace. The promised counter-offensive in Kherson failed to materialize and the Donbass front has become a Verdun for the Ukraine.
You're telling me some lost aircraft on the ground is supposed to be a turning point? What because of 'prestige'? Is it prestige, and perceived rather than real at that - which will win or lose the war, do you think? The West seems to think so, but if you agree with them then you're out of your mind, and susceptible to psychological warfare operations. Snap out of it.
And why would Russia use special forces against Ukrainian airbases or HIMARS systems when it can eliminate them remotely with greater speed and without risking any personnel?
People here astound me more and more...
Many of you guys are sitting somewhere outside Russia and outside first point of contact if shit is directly casted between Russia and PONOS countries. You react emotionally to something that the West has made it clear since over 2 decades that it wants war with Russia. Every head of anyone in Russia is on the chopping block if they succeed. You are emotionally unstable to not see the big picture but care more about losing prestige in a sense that some aircrafts are lost in the very first steps of what is the third World War.
Hearing half the members here I have the feeling if you chess grandmasters would run the show we would not only have lost Ukraine as some here call for nuking or FOABing civilians, where the big majority of citizens are silent as they fear for their lifes but hope to be liberated. Some of you would kill millions as a revenge for some aircrafts and lose in the process all hope and support from Russians, turn all russians in Ukraine against you. Sounds really great.
Others here seem to know exactly what needs to be done and play the reaper amongst the leadership who "let it happen". Ohh yeah...that certainly sends the right message to your military decision makers! You will end up with more pussyfooting than necessary, because nobody will be eager to risk their units or anything and always play it safe in fear some of you idiots swinging the Hangman's Hatchet at them.
Internet generals demanding explanations from the ones that are saving our arses for something that would happen to any big player and worse happened to bigger players (Iran shooting US base - unpunished). If that was the Soviet Union and you would ask such questions in war time to the authority, then you would find yourself next to red painted wall with a bag over your head and if you asked the same question nicely you would be placed in a stravbat and send to the front the next day.
Fact is, Russia made a huge mistake saying anything about the event. Even amongst our students of western educational system it should be clear by now, that the West is an american cop and will twist everything you say against you. The best option you have is to shut up. It should be a great lection for future events, since the Moscva event wasn't lesson enough, but I don't have high hopes that the responsible people for propaganda and statement really understand the situation and what their job is.
The reports on this event are big red flag that is waving that the pentagon has more to do with it than anything or anyone else.
Contradicting reports on what it was and who it was is the first indication. Then this magical weapon the Ukrops have, a domestic "Wunderwaffe" that was finished just now! Elensky probably has this nonense seen and heared for the past 40 years from the Israeli's about the Iranian Nuke that will be finished any second now and holocaust them ...hurr.buurr.
By introducing another Wunderwaffe that is not supplied by the West is just yelling that Pentagon was directly involved and wants to test the reaction of the Russians. If the Hohols had this weapon Grom-2, which was developed over 4 years ago. Why didn't they attack more Russian places with this Wunderwaffe? The West would spend the 40 bln USD only on them if they were available and such a Wunderwaffe.
Question regarding that event is still open with only a handful of candidates...
Sabotage, which would be indicated by the reports of eyewitnesses and the lack of missiles seen or heard.
If it was sabotage, then the people who did it must have detonated the explosives very soon after placing them to avoid being found and defused. A logical assumption in that case would be that they had help internally to avoid detection. Meaning they will be somewhere in Crimea or had a rendezvous point somewhere near to get away. If they are not found the collaborators will be as it is logical to search amongst the personal that knew the place and had access to vulnerable and highly sensible infrastructure.
The other possibility is the direct involvement of US missiles, which would contradict the reports from eyewitnesses and the lack of missiles being identified visually or acoustically. The reports have to be taken with some salt as majority of non military personal can't distinguish a tank from a BMP. A cruise missile napping a few meters above trees from a less populated direction and most of the sound is muffled and not traveling far with the average background noise, it would be hard to pin point a whizzing sound to a cruise missile.
The reaction needs to be adequate and with the current propaganda in the EU, which are actively advocating for nationalism even amongst the libtards with slogans as "de-eurocentralization for green energy" they are making a focus on nationalizing the EUtards against Russia. Germany as a libtard country and Scholz on top as the "offended Leberwurst" who is hated almost by everyone and Germans included, is not fit to be perceived nor to be the head of Nationalistic movement in Europe. Physically not in shape nor close to the front the only plausible action I see is, they will form Poland to Ukraine levels of Russophobia and put some form of a Anti-Hero role model on the Polish as the necessary evil to stop the bigger evil Russia.
World War 3 is unavoidable, time to pick up one of the decision making centers. Russia needs to be clever about this and they certainly have a plan for this, be it independent Poland without NATO membership and no dead Polish or be it Turkey. One of them is a candidate with different amount of uncertainty. Belarus is staying put in case the Polish will attack or a second front is opened against Russia, then the phase two of SMO will begin to end Ukraine quicker to avoid being on two fronts.
Poland and Kazakhstan are second fronts, but Kazakhs are not yet were the Polish are, but be not blind as the Turks are being bold and influencing the turkish speaking world and nationality sentiments are growing and manifest themselves in Russophobia amongst the simple minded.