Russian Forces Shoot Down Another Armed Drone Over Hmeimim Airbase. Is Response Expected?

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Russian Forces Shoot Down Another Armed Drone Over Hmeimim Airbase. Is Response Expected?

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On November 28, Russian forces launched at least two surface-to-air missiles at an unidentified aerial object near the Hmeimim airbase in the western governorate of Lattakia, according to local sources.

Later, the media office of the Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) confirmed in a short press release that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down while it was heading towards Hmeimim airbase.

This was the first drone attack on the strategic Russian base since September 17, when Russia and Turkey reached a demolitarized zone agreement on the governorate of Idlib, east of Lattakia. During the two months prior to the agreement, more than 50 armed UAVs were shot down while they were attempting to attack Hmeimim.

Local observers believe that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) [the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria] is responsible for these UAV attacks on Hmeimim.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia also said that a U.S. Poseidon-8 reconnaissance plane had coordinated at least one of these attacks.

Last month, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin warned that Moscow and its allies in Syria will resume their military operations against the militants in northwestern Syria if UAV attacks continue.

However, several recent serious violations of the deconfliction agreement were met with a very limited response by Russia and its allies. This raises the question: will the new escalation will be addressed in a more suitable manner? If it is not, militants will likely consider this as a sign of the weakness and will further expand their violations of the ceasefire regime in western Syria.

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  • Patriotic_White_American

    No response is expected

    Israel killed 15 Russians last month and the only retaliation was sending more of those shitty air defenses that failed in the first place

    The US has conducted dozens of air strikes in Syria since the arrival of those useless S300’s 😃

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      useless? in which way? can you please explain in more detail? thank you

    • Tudor Miron

      Your fairytales may work somewhere but not here where most people are well informed. Dozen of US airstrikes against who? There were no strikes against Syrian government forces/objects (by US) since S-300 was delivered to Syrian air defense forces. Also Israel despite their numerous claims that S-300 can’t stop them and that they will continue striking Syrian territory whenever they want. In reality there were no more strikes and Lieberman is out of the office.
      Now let me ask you one thing – how do you feel about your government (even if it was reduced during Trumps administration) actively supporting (funding, training, arming) the very same Al Queda (HTS) that according to your government official version killed thousands of your compatriots during 9/11?

      • FlorianGeyer

        He will have to ask for the answer from the US ‘Southern Poverty Law Centre’ I suspect Tudor :)

      • Yankee Doodle

        In fairness he is actually correct about the US stikes (not S300 being shitty, especially the ones sent to Syria which are not like the ancient Cypriot ‘training’ version).

        Both Russia and Syria still ALLOW the US to conduct highly-cordinated airstrikes against CONFIRMED ISIS / Daesh targets in Syria.

        I have no doubt that the US planes are carefully tracked, and even ‘lit up’ if they stray, but they still seem to manage to miss ISIS and kill civillians, especially women and children.

        It must be a gift (from Satan):

        https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-coalition-airstrikes-isis-syria-1.4910365

        • Tudor Miron

          You are right in terms that there were S strikes against ISIS (mostly against Syrian civilians in ISIS occupied areas) but there were no strikes against SAA.

          • Nod

            So why does everyone forget that the Americans created al qeada, and that the ISIS is simply al qaeda packaged under another name.

          • Tudor Miron

            We don’t forget about it. I stated many times that daesh/queda/rest of the rats are nothing other than irregular armed forces of US/UK/Israel. Also notice that I posted that they mostly striked civilians in ISIS occupied areas. They actually don’t give a hoot about their mercenary irregular army – they are happy to use them in both ways: send them to kill and kill them on the next day when/if it is useful for their unhuman objectives.

          • Nod

            too bad the other 90 % are clueless huh…

        • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

          It takes a lot of practice to kill lots of innocent civilians and desert camels in Syria with precision weapons. The US gangsters have had plenty of practice around the world.

      • Brother Ma

        His name says it all. Anyone who needs to tell you they are patriotic rather than just live and breathe it is almost certainly a rascal.

        He is probably too stupid to know that HTS is part of al qaida and that al qaida is/ was an american enemy . America tends to breed many such fools.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        The Jews have brainwashed the redneck “white” Americunt trash with Hollywood war fantasies. Most of these overweight pigs can not even see their tiny dicks let alone go to war. US pigs are being killed in Afghanistan every day now and soon all over the region.

    • christianblood

      Fuck America which is nothing but a pro-ISIS, pro-faggot, satanic Rogue state!
      Marg Bar Āmrikā!

    • Nowruz

      “The US has conducted dozens of airstrikes in Syria”

      Yes, but the US are conducting strikes in Northern Syria there aren’t any Russian bases there and are well outside of the range of the s300 and s400 defense systems. How about you tell your hooknosed government to conduct attacks over the Mediterranean again? There’s a reason why the US avoided the false narrative of “chemical attack” when those jihadists used chlorine gas in Aleppo last week…

      • Patriotic_White_American

        I guess that makes Northern Syria part of American territory than, you Russian bitch :D

        • jorge

          Blocked, imbecile.

          • grumpy_carpenter

            Don’t block him …. where’s the fun in that?

          • jorge

            The fun of not waste time with zombies imbeciles. The guy is already dead on his brain.

        • grumpy_carpenter

          Yea sure ….. it’s American territory. Go build a base there and put up a flag and get to running your country.

          Other than useless dick wagging rights when you Americans figure out exactly why you pay guys to build forts in the Syrian desert where you have to fly everything in and out and need a 24/7/365 hedgehog defence and air support to keep the natives from killing you in your sleep let us know.

          Do you really believe that US bases in the Syrian desert does anything to stop Iranian influence in Syria?

          Do you think for a minute that Iraq, Syria, Iran or Turkey will trade with the Kurds or allow them access to road, rail or seaports? That means that the US taxpayer will be on the hook to airlift everything the Kurds need to survive that isn’t already found in the Syrian desert and it will have to be a defended airlift because none of these countries will allow the Kurds rights to their airspace.

          It’s gonna cost the US taxpayer 100 X the value of Kurdish oil to get it to market. Just wait until the Kurds figure out that when push comes to shove the USA will throw them under a bus in a minute to keep Turkey in the NATO alliance.

          • Brother Ma

            So incisive and true. This patriotic white american is all mouth and no brains like most there.

          • jorge

            Good answer to the scumbag. So, as a lot of people here is enough to unmask zombies imbeciles, forgive me but I’m going to stil block them when they begin to insult the other people. If they are only an insult for themselves, I will not block them.

        • iosongasingsing

          So it’s your fellow guy, as it is true that America is the whore of Israel.

          • FlorianGeyer

            And the US whore is now dying from the Israeli pox :)

          • Nod

            No, that is simplistic foolishness. Israel and America are the bankers whores.

            Banksters print the money with the american petro dollar backed printing press. Americans take on the debt, then the Americans give the billions to the globalists aircraft carrier in the middle east. Called Israel.

            Same printing press feeds both. But some would prefer to irrationally hate, rather than objectively look at it.

            money debt = slavery. Its our own damn fault.

        • Nod

          a stellar intellect I see.. drink more fluoride dimwit….

        • FlorianGeyer

          US squatters such as you all face eviction in the end.
          I remember the US choppers fleeing from Saigon with the last marines :)

        • Tudor Miron

          Name calling hiding behind keyboard makes you feel strong? :)

        • VeeNarian (Yerevan)

          Remember Saigon 1975. The proud and free nations of Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria will deal with the US invaders, with Russia and China behind them. Ready for the body bags or tuning yellow belly, PatWAm???

        • Brother Ma

          Bitch. The Latins will retake the US South West soon. Go discuss territories with them Yanqui!

          Let me guess,you are from the Deep South ,unscooled and joined or are in the Marines to be able to learn a trade or go to college. You are so transparent it makes me sick. Murica? Or amrikkiastan? Only a question of time.

          • Concrete Mike

            I dont think this fool is american…either british or israeli…i thinks hes a shlomo.

          • Brother Ma

            You are most likely right. They are the most invested in stirring up trouble here on SF. Sore losers. Always were ,always will be.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          hahaha white trash on a fantasy trip.

        • Concrete Mike

          Id rather be a russian bitch than getting double team saudi/israel bitch.

          Your a scumbag and you know it.

        • Nod

          you are a moron yank. Drink more fluoride.

      • Brother Ma

        Funny how we don’t hear the us bitch about chemical attack ,chemical attack!

    • Sinbad2

      Yep the US just can’t stop killing people, like a junky the US has to get its fix of blood.

      • Bobby Twoshoes

        One of my favourite rhymes from Brother Ali: Shit, the government’s an addict, with a billion-dollar-a-week kill-brown-people habit.

    • grumpy_carpenter

      Thanks for your post. It’s a great insight into the strategic intelligence and intellectual capacity of Patriotic_White_Americans.

      Please come back soon …. for those of us who see the USA as the worlds most dangerous warmongering nation your posts are both a comfort and an affirmation.

    • AJ

      Sure they are so useless Israel hasnt attacked sinced Syria received them in September. What have US attacks got to do with anything they havent been bombing the Syrians lol

    • John Whitehot

      sure. now go and do a mass shooting.

      • Brother Ma

        Hahah. Priceless!

    • dontlietome

      Aw C’mon, stand up and take a bow, all your air stikes have achieved is the deaths of civilian women and children………………. Collateral damage………a patriotic white american speciality. Damn ! The Viet Cong kicked your asses into the next century. You’re just another BBC chugger whose wife is being serviced by the boyz in the ‘Hood.

      • AJ

        He needs to change his name being a Patriotic white American in the service of the zios is anything but.

        • dontlietome

          mmmmmmm ……… and his wife is some hirsute Hasidic Frommer complete with a Scheitel and they operate from a squat in TelAviv.

      • Nod

        have they ever even won a war.? They always get their asses kicked. Spill the blood of their kids, acquire more debt, making their rich richer, and the fools call it patriotism.

        • Bobby Twoshoes

          They weren’t so bad up until WWII but with Europe and Asia destroyed and their homeland untouched they got fat and complacent. They’ve had some minor successes against a couple of small Latin American countries but they haven’t framed them as “wars” because the big guy beating on the little guy doesn’t make as good a story as “operations” against “communist puppets” and “narco-terrorists”.

          • Nod

            They drink fluoride, which i an IQ killer and a thyroid disruptor. Hence the complacency.

            Someone posted an article on how the U.S. military was having trouble finding fit soldiers. :just lovin it”

            They( globalists ) are really beating up on any idea the we could all share, instead of give everything to those greedy enough to take it. America, is just the FIAT backed muscle. With fat folks for fodder :P

            Canada kicked their ass right from the start. Upstarts :P

          • AlexanderAmproz

            https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/03/71-percent-military-age-americans-too-sick-join.html

            71% of Military Age Americans Too Sick to Join, Study Says

            By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze

            The United States is now facing a security crisis the likes of which it has never faced before. Although we are awaiting the attempts to blame it on them, it’s hard to see how the State Department or the corporate media can pin this on on the Russians.

            According to a new study by the Heritage Foundation, nearly 71% of young U.S. citizens are ineligible to serve in the military. To be more specific, out of 34 million people, between the ages of 17 and 24, more than 24 million are unable to join the military. Sixty percent of those ineligible to join are ineligible due to health problems or physical fitness. Around one-third are too obese.

            Indeed, 27% of young Americans are “too overweight for military service.”

            “The obesity issue is the most troubling because the trend is going in the wrong direction…by 2020 it could be as high as 50%,” said Major General Allen Batschelet, former Commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command “back in 2015, “which means only two in ten would qualify to join the Army.”

            Other common health concerns are hearing and eyesight problems, asthma and mental illness.

            The study also shows that a quarter of those unfit for military service, are due to intelligence factors and are unable to complete their high school education and lack a “basic understanding of written and cognitive skills…to complete an organized program.”

            The research points out that these individuals are considered unfit despite the fact that the military routinely accepts people who do not complete their high school education and “rarely pass the armed forces qualification test.”

            Another 10% were ineligible due to a criminal record.

            The national security issue comes to play when one realizes that this stunning commentary on the intellectual, mental and physical health of the United States will lead to a very serious shortage of recruits for the military, meaning that the U.S. military will suffer from a lack of manpower.

            All ready, the U.S. Army is having a hard time meeting its 2018 goal of enlisting 80,000 volunteers.

            Army Major General Malcolm Frost, Commander of the Army’s Initial Military Training Command, publicly stated in 2017, that “I would argue that the next existential threat that we have… is the inability to man our military.”

            One highly important point to mention, is that the southern states, who have traditionally supplied the military with the largest amount of recruits, are experiencing even more concerning health issues than their Northern and Western counterparts.

            South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas are “significantly less fit, and consequently are more likely to encounter training related injuries and recruits from other U.S. states,” according to recent research conducted by the Citadel, the U.S. Army Public Health Center and the American Heart Association.

            The southern states mentioned above make up more than 37% of new recruits.

            Thus, Americans’ poor health, dropping IQ and mental instability have reached such a proportion that it is now a national security issue.

            While there are many other factors at play in regards to national security and the ability to man the military, such as an expansive military presence across the world and a constant state of warfare – America must begin to make drastic changes in its food supply, healthcare and culture unless it wants to do to itself what no outside power is capable of doing.

            Get a nifty FREE eBook – Like at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Can republish but MUST include author name + link back at the TOP, links and bio intact. Must include this message!

            brandonBrandon Turbeville – article archive here – is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies,Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria,and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 1,000 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/26/the-simulacra-democracy/

            The Simulacra Democracy

            by JOHN STEPPLING

            … a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot locate the United States (!) is not merely “intellectually sluggish.” It would be more accurate to call it moronic, capable of being fooled into believing anything …”

            — Morris Berman

            I cannot remember U.S. culture ever being quite so compromised by ruling class control. Hollywood turns out one jingoistic and militaristic and racist film and TV show after another. Corporate news is completely controlled by the same forces that run Hollywood. It is the complete capitulation of the liberal class to the interests of the increasingly fascistic U.S. elite. And this didn’t start with Donald Trump. Certainly in its current incarnation it goes back at least to Bill Clinton, and really it goes back to the end of World War Two. The ideological trajectory was formed under the Dulles brothers and military industrial complex — representing U.S. business interests and exhibiting a demand for global hegemony. But once the Soviet Union collapsed, the project was accelerated and intensified.
            Etc., etc., etc….
            https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/10/26/the-simulacra-democracy/

          • Brother Ma

            Touche.

          • AlexanderAmproz

            https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/11/23/thieves-like-us-the-violent-theft-of-land-and-capital-is-at-the-core-of-the-u-s-experiment/

            Thieves Like Us: the Violent Theft of Land and Capital is at the Core of the U.S. Experiment

            by ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ

            The United States has been at war every day since its founding, often covertly and often in several parts of the world at once. As ghastly as that sentence is, it still does not capture the full picture. Indeed, prior to its founding, what would become the United States was engaged—as it would continue to be for more than a century following—in internal warfare to piece together its continental territory. Even during the Civil War, both the Union and Confederate armies continued to war against the nations of the Diné and Apache, the Cheyenne and the Dakota, inflicting hideous massacres upon civilians and forcing their relocations. Yet when considering the history of U.S. imperialism and militarism, few historians trace their genesis to this period of internal empire-building. They should. The origin of the United States in settler colonialism—as an empire born from the violent acquisition of indigenous lands and the ruthless devaluation of indigenous lives—lends the country unique characteristics that matter when considering questions of how to unhitch its future from its violent DNA.

            The United States is not exceptional in the amount of violence or bloodshed when compared to colonial conquests in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. Elimination of the native is implicit in settler colonialism and colonial projects in which large swaths of land and workforces are sought for commercial exploitation. Extreme violence against noncombatants was a defining characteristic of all European colonialism, often with genocidal results.

            The privatization of land is at the core of the U.S. experiment, and its military powerhouse was born to expropriate resources. Apt, then, that we once again have a real estate man for president.

            Rather, what distinguishes the United States is the triumphal mythology attached to that violence and its political uses, even to this day. The post–9/11 external and internal U.S. war against Muslims-as-“barbarians” finds its prefiguration in the “savage wars” of the American colonies and the early U.S. state against Native Americans. And when there were, in effect, no Native Americans left to fight, the practice of “savage wars” remained. In the twentieth century, well before the War on Terror, the United States carried out large-scale warfare in the Philippines, Europe, Korea, and Vietnam; prolonged invasions and occupations in Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic; and counterinsurgencies in Columbia and Southern Africa. In all instances, the United States has perceived itself to be pitted in war against savage forces.

            Appropriating the land from its stewards was racialized war from the first British settlement in Jamestown, pitting “civilization” against “savagery.” Through this pursuit, the U.S. military gained its unique character as a force with mastery in “irregular” warfare. In spite of this, most military historians pay little attention to the so-called Indian Wars from 1607 to 1890, as well as the 1846–48 invasion and occupation of Mexico. Yet it was during the nearly two centuries of British colonization of North America that generations of settlers gained experience as “Indian fighters” outside any organized military institution. While large, highly regimented “regular” armies fought over geopolitical goals in Europe, Anglo settlers in North America waged deadly irregular warfare against the continent’s indigenous nations to seize their land, resources, and roads, driving them westward and eventually forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi. Even following the founding of the professional U.S. Army in the 1810s, irregular warfare was the method of the U.S. conquest of the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Southeast, and Mississippi Valley regions, then west of the Mississippi to the Pacific, including taking half of Mexico. Since that time, irregular methods have been used in tandem with operations of regular armed forces and are, perhaps, what most marks U.S. armed forces as different from other armies of global powers.

            By the presidency of Andrew Jackson (1829–37), whose lust for displacing and killing Native Americans was unparalleled, the character of the U.S. armed forces had come, in the national imaginary, to be deeply entangled with the mystique of indigenous nations—as though, in adopting the practices of irregular warfare, U.S. soldiers had become the very thing they were fighting. This persona involved a certain identification with the Native enemy, marking the settler as Native American rather than European. This was part of the sleight of hand by which U.S. Americans came to genuinely believe that they had a rightful claim to the continent: they had fought for it and “become” its indigenous inhabitants.

            Irregular military techniques that were perfected while expropriating Native American lands were then applied to fighting the Mexican Republic. At the time of its independence from Spain in 1821, the territory of Mexico included what is now the states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. Upon independence, Mexico continued the practice of allowing non-Mexicans to acquire large swaths of land for development under land grants, with the assumption that this would also mean the welcome eradication of indigenous peoples. By 1836 nearly 40,000 Americans, nearly all slavers (and not counting the enslaved), had moved to Mexican Texas. Their ranger militias were a part of the settlement, and in 1835 became formally institutionalized as the Texas Rangers. Their principal state-sponsored task was the eradication of the Comanche nation and all other Native peoples in Texas. Mounted and armed with the new killing machine, the five-shot Colt Paterson revolver, they did so with dedicated precision.

            Having perfected their art in counterinsurgency operations against Comanches and other Native communities, the Texas Rangers went on to play a significant role in the U.S. invasion of Mexico. As seasoned counterinsurgents, they guided U.S. Army forces deep into Mexico, engaging in the Battle of Monterrey. Rangers also accompanied General Winfield Scott’s army and the Marines by sea, landing in Vera Cruz and mounting a siege of Mexico’s main commercial port city. They then marched on, leaving a path of civilian corpses and destruction, to occupy Mexico City, where the citizens called them Texas Devils. In defeat and under military occupation, Mexico ceded the northern half of its territory to the United States, and Texas became a state in 1845. Soon after, in 1860, Texas seceded, contributing its Rangers to the Confederate cause. After the Civil War, the Texas Rangers picked up where they had left off, pursuing counterinsurgency against both remaining Native communities and resistant Mexicans.

            The Marines also trace half of their mythological origins to the invasion of Mexico that nearly completed the continental United States. The opening lyric of the official hymn of the Marine Corps, composed and adopted in 1847, is “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.” Tripoli refers to the First Barbary War of 1801–5, when the Marines were dispatched to North Africa by President Thomas Jefferson to invade the Berber Nation, shelling the city of Tripoli, taking captives, and blockading key Barbary ports for nearly four years. The “Hall of Montezuma,” though, refers to the invasion of Mexico: while the U.S. Army occupied what is now California, Arizona, and New Mexico, the Marines invaded by sea and marched to Mexico City, murdering and torturing civilian resisters along the way.

            So what does it matter, for those of us who strive for peace and justice, that the U.S. military had its start in killing indigenous populations, or that U.S. imperialism has its roots in the expropriation of indigenous lands?

            It matters because it tells us that the privatization of lands and other forms of human capital are at the core of the U.S. experiment. The militaristic-capitalist powerhouse of the United States derives from real estate (which includes African bodies, as well as appropriated land). It is apt that we once again have a real estate man for president, much like the first president, George Washington, whose fortune came mainly from his success speculating on unceded Indian lands. The U.S. governmental structure is designed to serve private property interests, the primary actors in establishing the United States being slavers and land speculators. That is, the United States was founded as a capitalist empire. This was exceptional in the world and has remained exceptional, though not in a way that benefits humanity. The military was designed to expropriate resources, guarding them against loss, and will continue to do so if left to its own devices under the control of rapacious capitalists.

            When extreme white nationalists make themselves visible—as they have for the past decade, and now more than ever with a vocal white nationalist president—they are dismissed as marginal, rather than being understood as the spiritual descendants of the settlers. White supremacists are not wrong when they claim that they understand something about the American Dream that the rest of us do not, though it is nothing to brag about. Indeed, the origins of the United States are consistent with white nationalist ideology. And this is where those of us who wish for peace and justice must start: with full awareness that we are trying to fundamentally change the nature of the country, which will always be extremely difficult work.

          • Bobby Twoshoes

            Beg YOUR pardon!
            You have naively misunderstood my point, then plagiarised someone else’s vaguely relevant diatribe because you clearly can’t be bothered to form your own argument and to top it all off your copy pasta only confirms what I actually said; that Americans weren’t always so incompetent at war. If we ever thought ignorant arrogance was purely an American trait you have certainly disavowed us of that notion.

          • Nod

            Do not make the same mistake. He is very intelligent. And what he posts is to provide argument, evidence and insight.

            Your post was good and accurate.

            People with English as a second or fourth language, sometimes miss the nuances or the meanings in our many English dialects.

            And although your words were not apologist. A too felt a little bit of it in the tone.
            Real or imagined.

            That was also a good read.

          • Bobby Twoshoes

            I was not implying I thought he was stupid, but I get how it could be interpreted that way. It is tricky enough communicating with primary English speakers let alone everyone else. While insults may indicate a lack of intelligence, being bilingual suggests the opposite…

            Yeah, I got butt-hurt from someone thinking I was a Yankee apologist but I’m human too, and I make no apologies for that :). While politeness itself may be irrelevant, the lack of it can speak volumes.

            I agree about the article, I enjoyed it the first time I read it, and have enjoyed most of the other articles with similar assessments that I have read in the past decades. I would prefer to just have the link though. Pasting entire articles from other people into comments formatted for brevity is bad form, like writing in all capitals.

          • Nod

            ” but I’m human too, and I make no apologies for that :).”

            No one asked for one….
            ===================
            “While politeness itself may be irrelevant, the lack of it can speak volumes.”

            subjectively , speaking…
            ==================
            “pasting entire articles from other people into comments formatted for brevity is bad form”

            I appreciate it.
            ====================
            “While insults may indicate a lack of intelligence, being bilingual suggests the opposite…”

            “may” “suggest = speculation and/or assumption.

            =====================

            for clarification…

          • Bobby Twoshoes

            That’ll teach me to try and lighten the mood. Apologist… No apologies…. whatever….

            No I think that is objectively true, but we can disagree on that.

            That’s nice to know, I don’t.

            I didn’t say “may suggest”. This point is dishonest, you are misquoting me and making your own straw-man mashup of my words. You can visit this link if you want a better definition of suggest: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/suggest

            I had just got back from a good day and was thinking how much I appreciated your earlier observations but now you’re just being difficult so I guess we’ll each have to settle on thinking the other is a dick and move on. Sad, because I had real respect for you…

        • Concrete Mike

          Lets call it what it is…imperial salafism

      • Brother Ma

        And now they trade with them .

      • AlexanderAmproz

        From 1945 until today – 20 to 30 million people killed by the USA

        by Manlio Dinucci

        It’s a fact, not an analysis, not even an opinion – the « free and open international order» promoted since 1945 by the United States has cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people throughout the world. No President, whoever he may be, has managed to slow the rhythm of this killing machine.
        http://www.voltairenet.org/article204021.html

    • You can call me Al

      Well stated Billy Bob III, you represent your Country proudly, honestly and thick as shyte as usual.

      How are the MAGA sanctions playing out for you ?, the war that Bush stated you won in Iraq (Mission Accomplished), Syria, The Sudan…….and many more farcical forces of power ?. Hows the debt going ?.

      Now, be off with you numptie and get your bottle of milk and a cookie before spewing drivel again.

      USA, USA, USA.

      • Concrete Mike

        This guy dont know where sudan is…

        • FlorianGeyer

          Sudan is clearly marked in the Sarah Palin World Atlas.

          Its close to Austria that’s next to New Zealand and the island of Zealand :)

        • You can call me Al

          I think the only place he would find, is his arse.

    • Concrete Mike

      Yes we saw it on the news friendly fire on sdf. Seems its all you morons can muster.

      How about you go keep sucking saudi cock will israel sticks it in your bumm

    • jorge

      Go die elsewhere, imbecile amerikan KKK.

    • Nod

      patriots are idiots. You fit the mold.

      USA is a has been, just too stupid to get it.

    • slayern2

      Your monkey brain failed (too much GMO crap), that’s why you’re hallucinating. Go play with your black boyfriend, you dumb fat bitch.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      hahaha fantasy from trailer trash :)

  • Drogba

    The only people getting killed by your zionist scumbag bosses,is Syrian civilians.COWARDS.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Russian recon planes have been active over Idlib today and expect some heavy duty bombing of headchoppers soon.

      • Concrete Mike

        Nice the goat sniffers are out…nice.

        Happy hunting VKS make the world proud.

  • PZIVJ

    “This was the first drone attack on the strategic Russian base since September 17, when Russia and Turkey reached a demolitarized zone agreement ”
    So I guess the build kits stopped coming across the Turkish border, or better yet the production shops where taken out with precision airstrikes. :)

  • Sinbad2

    These latest American stealth fighters are a vast improvement over the Fat-35.

  • gustavo

    Russia must stop supporting Turkish terrorists in Idlib (by supporting Turkey invasion). Idlib terrorists must be eliminated, point.