21st Century Wire says…
The Russians are taking no prisoners and are certainly not waiting for the West’s help.
Syria’s Ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad, has confirmed that Russian airstrikes have managed to destroy around 40% of the Islamic State’s infrastructure in just one week.
Haddad said that, “according to our data, about 40 percent was destroyed. In addition, a lot of terrorists have been killed. Now, they are retreating toward the Turkish border, as this country has traditionally provided them with protection.“
Many reports emerged just 72 hours after the start of the Russian campaign that many terrorists were already on the run and in complete disarray. Russia has been unafraid to pursue a policy of eradication when it comes to dealing with the destabilizing terroristic forces in Syria, and cruise missiles have quite literally caused a terror exodus.
The Su-34 – an effective force for eradicating terrorism. (Photo Credit: Alex Beltyukov)
For a year the West claimed to be fighting ISIS and many Western leaders have denounced the group’s activities. Yet, that rhetoric has not been backed up with any substantial action. The year-long Western bombing campaign has been totally ineffective at doing anything other than lining the pockets of executives in the military industrial complex.
Russia has now even openly denounced Western refusals to assist their campaign, asking whose side is the West really on?
Perhaps, the West truly does not have any intel on ISIS because they have been too busy trying to remove Assad.
READ MORE ON THE SYRIAN CRISIS: 21st Century Wire Syria Files