Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Russian Defense Minister alleges link between suspension of Coalition attack in Raqqa to ISIS assault in Palmyra

via MEHRNnews.
Russian Defense Ministry affirmed on Monday that ISIL terrorists exploited the suspension of the operations of the US-led coalition in Raqqa to attack Tadmur (Palmyra) city.

In a press conference, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that ISIL organization attacked the city ahead from the North, the East and the South, adding that around 5,000 terrorists participated in the attack who came to Syria from the Iraqi city of al-Mosul, facing no hindrances on their way.
Konashenkov pointed out that around 4000 terrorists along with tanks, armored vehicles, Jeep cars equipped with heavy machineguns have moved quickly from the countryside of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor to the area surrounding Tadmur, adding that there had not been a group that large near Palmyra until last Thursday.
"Apparently, the ISIL militants had gathered around Palmyra, being very certain that combat operations in Raqqa would not resume," he said.

Some of the more left wing readers here have been alleging the same.  I just didn't know but I sat up and paid a bit more attention when President Obama said that the fighting was hard because it was a 3 way fight.

Now we have this from the Russian Defense Minister.

If this report can make it past the main stream news media and into popular culture (yeah I know...fat chance) then some very uncomfortable questions will be asked of some hawkish Senators, the former SecState, the current SecState, the Joint Chiefs, every general that has appeared before Congress and of course the President himself.

The implication is that we're coordinating with ISIS and its almost confirmation that defeating that group hasn't been the number one priority as we've been told...the main effort has been the toppling of the Assad regime.

If the US has been involved in that type of gamesmanship in the region with the blowback of millions of people flooding into Europe, with Egypt and other countries on the brink then we're seeing one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in recent memory.

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