On the off chance you had any doubt about the true nature of Russia’s “humanitarian” assistance to the Assad regime:
Russian forces have taken part in military operations in Syria, three Lebanese sources familiar with political and military developments in Syria said on Wednesday, one of them saying the Russian participation so far was in “small numbers”.
“They have started in small numbers, but the bigger force did not yet take part,” one of the sources said. “There are numbers of Russians taking part in Syria but they did not yet join the fight against terrorism strongly.”
Another source said: “They are taking part in military operations. It is more than an advisory role.”
That’s on top of this report:
Russian pilots from the Southern Military District are polishing their skills in low flying clandestine maneuvers, Russian Defense Ministry’s Southern Military District’s press service said Wednesday.
“During the flight training at extremely low altitude [as low as 25 meters above the ground], the military pilots will complete tasks of clandestine maneuvers of the fighter jets to avoid anti-aircraft missile systems of a conditional enemy,” the press service said in a statement.
The recent maneuvers are most likely aimed at providing close air support to Russian soldiers in Syria.
The pilots are training in upgraded Su-25s, which is Russia’s answer to the A-10 attack jet.
Remember when the Left got their panties in a tizzy because of our “illegal” wars in Cambodia and the Middle East?
Where are they now?