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Just has I had been predicting for a couple of weeks, Russia did dramatically increase the pace of her anti-Daesh operations.

First, Russia has used all her most powerful long-range aviation bombers (Tu-22M3, Tu-95MC and even Tu-160) to strike Daesh targets with cruise missiles and gravity bombs. Look at this footage which really says it all:

Second, Russia has announced that 25 long range bombers will be fully allocated to the anti-Daesh campaign.

Third, the Russian military has announced that another 37 aircraft will be send to reinforce the Russian contingent in Syria (including the most advanced aircraft in the Russian inventory, the SU-34).

The combination of these long-range bombers from Russia and additional 37 aircraft in Syria will more than double the strike potential of the Russian military against Daesh. Thus, this is a major expansion of Russian operations against Daesh.

Finally, Putin has declared that he has ordered the Russian naval task force to ‘cooperate’ with the French naval task force lead by the aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. What better way to make sure that he French “accidentally” strike the “wrong” targets than to fully cooperate with them.

(Republished from The Vineyard of the Saker by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria 
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  1. Kiza says:

    Congratulations on your book on Syria being so highly popular.

    This is a wonderful demonstration what would await West if it tried to attack Russia. Very loud and clear message to the sponsors of terrorism.

  2. Anonyman says:

    If we believe that Paris attack was a false flag, is it possible that the bombing of Russian civilian plane was also a false flag operation to give Putin an excuse to double down on military operation in Syria despite rapidly failing economy?

    It would not be his first false-flag, after all, a series of bombings in Russia in 1999 was a false flag operation to bring Unity Party (Putin) to power.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Wally
    , @Tom_R
  3. Avery says:
    @Anonyman

    {….to give Putin an excuse to double down on military operation in Syria despite rapidly failing economy?}

    Rapidly failing economy, Нет!

    [What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again By Bill Powell / April 13, 2015 ]
    http://www.newsweek.com/2015/04/24/putin-was-right-be-confident-about-russias-economy-321934.html

    Try another anti-Russian lie: let’s see if that sticks.

    • Replies: @Anonyman
  4. Wally says: • Website
    @Anonyman

    Big talk, but where’s the proof?

  5. Tom_R says:
    @Anonyman

    RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH IN SINAI WAS TECHNICALLY FALSE FLAG—BY JUDAISTS USING AL-SISI WHO THEN HAD ISIS TAKE THE BLAME.

    Technically, you are right, the Egyptian plane crash as a “false flag”. The true flag that did it is Jew-S-A, Israel and Egypt’s Al Sisi.

    The Jewish lobby/Neocons were very upset that Russia intervened in Syria and derailed Israel’s plan for a Greater Israel and demanded that Obama confront Russia militarily, which Obama refused due to the risks involved. So the Judaists demanded Obama at least down a Russian passenger jet and tell ISIS to take the blame for it, to scare Russia away.

    So the Judaists and their American puppet Obama made a deal with Egypt’s (which is the 2nd biggest recipient of US foreign aid) President Al Sisi (possibly in exchange for a few billion more in foreign aid or visas to Al Sisi) to help them bring down a Russian passenger jet by allowing one of their operatives through aiport security and put a package (containing the bomb) into one of the suitcases waiting to be loaded on the Russian plane.

    *See: http://howmuch.net/articles/countries-scaled-to-the-economic-aid-they-receive-from-us

    So it was a false flag—by Jew-S-A and Egypt, and then blaming ISIS.

  6. tbraton says:

    “What better way to make sure that he French “accidentally” strike the “wrong” targets than to fully cooperate with them.”

    Did you inadvertently leave out a “not” before “accidentally”? Or did you intend the sentence to be written as it is?

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  7. Your English still isn’t very good, Saker. You wrote ‘Her’ instead of ‘Our’.

  8. @tbraton

    “make sure that he French “accidentally” strike the “wrong” targets ”

    I read it as a double negative: actually strike the right targets.

    • Replies: @tbraton
  9. tbraton says:
    @Drapetomaniac

    “I read it as a double negative: actually strike the right targets.”

    Well, I must give you credit for coming up with an inventive interpretation of reading a double negative into a sentence that doesn’t even contain a single negative.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  10. Anonyman says:
    @Avery

    {Rapidly failing economy, Нет!

    [What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again By Bill Powell / April 13, 2015 ]

    Try another anti-Russian lie: let’s see if that sticks.}

    What? You suddenly believe mainstream media when they report “Russia STRONK!” but disbelieve them when they report “Putin evil”?

    Anti-Russian lie? What kind of slave mentality do you have that if a person criticizes the head of government of a country then he criticizes the whole citizens of the country? Even “pro-Russian” blogger here often admits “Putin is no angel.” At the very least, he enriched his family through corruption and nepotism from Russian economy.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/putin-russia-elites-daughter/415740/

    If you are a Russian and still supported this, then there is no hope for you people. You really live up the name of your ethnicity, Slavic people –> slave people.

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    , @Kevin O'Keeffe
  11. Avery says:
    @Anonyman

    {What? You suddenly believe mainstream media when they report “Russia STRONK!” but disbelieve them when they report “Putin evil”?}

    Mainstream media reluctantly reporting facts about Russian economy, which is independently verifiable by Western economists, is factual information.
    Mainstream media reporting that President Putin is allegedly “evil”, is not factual: it is an opinion. Meaning: it is less than meaningless.
    Clear ?

    {Slavic people –> slave people.}

    “Slave” people destroyed the Grande Armée of great Emperor Napoleon.
    The Grande Armée which had vanquished the best European armies in existence then.
    Untermensch “slave” people destroyed the 1000 year Reich of the alleged Aryan Master Race: after destroying the invincible Panzer columns of the fake Aryans, the “slave” soldiers stood over the crisped corpse of the Master Führer and pissed the ashes away.

    Some “slaves”.

    And I am not Russian, but have a lot of respect for the Russian people.
    And if you are really the tough guy you pretend to be, why don’t you go to Moscow, and tell a couple of Russian paratroopers or Spetznaz guys on the street that they are “slaves”.
    Try it: you might be lucky and end up with only a few broken bones, instead of a cracked skull and a lobotomy.

  12. Svigor says:

    Try another anti-Russian lie: let’s see if that sticks.

    Silly man, didn’t you know that all the ostensible terror attacks against former Soviet countries are genuine, and all ostensible terror attacks against western countries are false-flag operations run by western intelligence services?

    Silly, silly man.

    You really live up the name of your ethnicity, Slavic people –> slave people.

    You have the arrow of causation reversed. Oily scum from west Asia enslaved Slavs, and their name wound up on the label. At least, that’s the story. The reverse is idiotic (a group of people took the name of “slave” for themselves?).

  13. @Anonyman

    “…he enriched his family through corruption and nepotism from Russian economy.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/putin-russia-elites-daughter/415740/

    If you are a Russian and still supported this, then there is no hope for you people. You really live up the name of your ethnicity, Slavic people –> slave people.”

    It kinds reminds me of when Joe Biden’s son got placed on the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian natural gas company, or when one of the three major networks, “paid”/gifted Chelsea Clinton with several millions dollars, for a very small amount of “journalism.”

    But at least in Russia, Putin actually provides competent, effective, and patriotic national leadership. He may grift a bit too, but that isn’t ALL he does. We should be so lucky.

  14. @tbraton

    Negatives being implied by the quotes on accidentally and wrong.

  15. tbraton says:

    “Negatives being implied by the quotes on accidentally and wrong.”

    I don’t know whether you realize it, but you have confirmed my original interpretation of The Saker’s line. In Message #9 above, you stated:

    ” make sure that he French “accidentally” strike the “wrong” targets ”

    I read it as a double negative: actually strike the right targets.

    I had asked in my original Message #7:

    “What better way to make sure that he French “accidentally” strike the “wrong” targets than to fully cooperate with them.”

    Did you inadvertently leave out a “not” before “accidentally”? Or did you intend the sentence to be written as it is?

    Thus, you are offering your opinion that The Saker did leave out a “not” before “accidentally,” since your interpretation that he meant to say “actually strike the right targets” yields the same result as saying “what better way to make sure that the French [not] ‘accidentally’ strike the ‘wrong’ targets than to fully cooperate with them.” But wouldn’t it have been better if The Saker had written it that way in the first place instead of creating ambiguity about his intended meaning and forcing readers to read “negativity” into quotation marks? I notice that The Saker has never responded to my message #7, which was directed at him.

    BTW I have been writing and studying the English language for many years, and, in my experience, a writer conveys negativity by using negative words, not by using punctuation marks. The usual method is to use negative words such as “not,” “none,” “nor,” etc. See http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-double-negative.htm (“A double negative is the use of two negatives in a single clause. Although this construction is used in informal language to intensify a negative meaning, in formal language it is usually considered unacceptable. This is because the words have the effect of canceling each other out, leaving a positive meaning, rather than intensifying a negative. The best approach to this construction, as with other language issues, is for the speaker or writer to consider the context as he decides how to most effectively communicate what he wishes to say.

    The force of a double negative construction includes obviously negative words like

    not ain’t no none never nowhere

    barely scarcely hardly.

    Common double negative situations and possible ways to convey them in more formal situations are listed below. Writers should notice that, in each case, one of the negative words has been replaced with a word having a positive meaning, so the net negatives in the sentence are reduced. The word any often appears in the formal versions. The same sentiment is being expressed in each case, although the language is different. . . .”)

    As you can see, use of “double negatives” are frowned upon, in part, because of the ambiguity they create. In ordinary oral usage (and Shakespeare used “double negatives”), it is meant to emphasize the negativity and make it more forceful; in formal usage, the double negatives are deemed to negate each other, thus yielding an affirmative. That is why it is generally advisable to avoid the use of double negatives if your aim is to convey thoughts clearly and unambiguously.

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