Russia Ready To Send Paratroopers To Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

As Syria’s civil war enters its fourth year, it’s become something of an open secret that ISIS, for all their bluster and Hollywood-level video editing capabilities, are at best an unhappy side effect of efforts to train and arm the Syrian resistance and at worst, are a "strategic asset" funded and supported by coalition governments. 

In other words, there is indeed a geopolitical chess match going on here that will have far-reaching consequences when the blood and dust settle, but it has nothing to do with ISIS’ far-fetched quest to establish a Medieval caliphate and everything to do with installing a government in Syria that will be more friendly to the interests of the West and its Middle Eastern allies. 

ISIS will remain in play as long as they are necessary, but once the time comes for the US to clean up the mess left by Syria’s three-front war once and for all, that will be all she wrote for this particular CIA asset. Until then, everyone apparently gets to use Islamic State as an excuse to pursue their own political agenda, as evidenced by Turkey’s new war on "terrorists." Not wanting to miss an opportunity to justify what would otherwise be a rather brash declaration, Russia is reportedly ready to send in the paratroopers should Syria request Moscow’s help in battling terrorist elements. Here’s more via Tass:

The Russian Airborne Troops are ready to assist Syria in countering terrorists, if such a task is set by Russia’s leaders, commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told reporters on Tuesday.


(USSR paratroopers ca. 1975)


"Of course we will execute the decisions set forth by the country’s leadership, if there is a task at hand," Shamanov said, in response to a Syrian reporter’s question about the readiness of the Russian Airborne Troops to render assistance to Syria’s government in its battle against terrorism.


Shamanov noted that Russia and Syria have "long-term good relations." "Many Syrian experts, including military, received education in the Soviet Union and in Russia," Shamanov added.


In other words, two (or three, or four) can play at the "use ISIS as an excuse to go to war with our real enemies" game and just like the US can send in trainers and "forward spotters" to protect its interests in Iraq, so too can Russia send in a few airborne troops to protect its interests in Damascus. 

It’s now only a question of political will and as we’ve outlined on a few occasions recently, it’s not entirely clear how much longer Vladimir Putin is willing to support Bashar al-Assad in the face of the debilitating, Saudi-engineered slump in crude prices and the biting economic sanctions imposed on the Kremlin by Europe.

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JustObserving's picture

Now the endgame approaches in Syria.

The Nobel Prize Winner will call Putin a demented "mass-murderer" for intervening in Syria even as Obama created ISIS, told lies about sarin and is bombing Syria even today.


ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”


Haus-Targaryen's picture

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SMG's picture

This is interesting.   I know our Satanic Overlords want Assad gone before they take out Iran.  That's primarily why they created ISIS.   I've always wondered if Putin was under their control. If he saves Assad that would be some evidence he is not. We'll see I guess.

nuubee's picture

Egads, a proxy WW3... so, another cold war except this time the U.S. is in worse shape than Russia financially.

Occident Mortal's picture

My guess is that Putin, is looking to bring this whole Arab Spring / Nabucco / SudStream / ISIS debacle to a close.


It's hardly a coincidence that in the space of 18 months the Sudstream route and the Nabucco route were both embroiled in chaos and civil war.

Ukraine was overthrown by the West in an attempt to block Sudstream and action against Assad was vetoed by the Kremlin in an attempt to block Nabucco.


Then... drum roll please... at the height of the Sudstream v's Nabuco stalemate... an epic oil price crash... Driven by a supply side price war... Whocouldaseenthat?!

0b1knob's picture

I believe the second photo is of Russian Marines.  The striped undershirt is their trademark.

Manthong's picture

..this is cool.. . most don’t remember Anwar…I listened to him in the ‘70’s from a P-3…

…. Stability in a region that does not have proper reason to do supposed good if you are a hedgemone


Manthong's picture

Crap… this whole hegemon  thing sucks

Perseus son of Zeus's picture

How does an American join the Russian Army?

Does anyone know?

HowdyDoody's picture

Drink a bottle of vodka then fieldstrip an AK47 in under 10 seconds.

kralizec's picture

The vodka might help...since I thought getting involved in a land war in Asia (Minor) was a bad idea...


Professor Blunt's picture

I thought Russia had invaded the world and planted bases in countries across the globe? Thats why they need to be sanctioned and destroyed. What? Thats the US? Oh thats right!

Evil Peanut's picture

There is no civil war in Syria. What is going in is that the CIA trained and funded ISIS as a weapon to use to aid in causing getting rid of Syrian leadership. Google it as there are tons of news articles on this and the funding of ISIS. Oligarchs in America want to control resources in the middle east by placing their own puppet governments. Look what they did to Afghanistan for the opium supplies.

Follow the money!

Main_Sequence's picture
Main_Sequence (not verified) Evil Peanut Aug 4, 2015 7:16 PM


COSMOS's picture

THe USA said it would bomb assad troops if they attacked the FSA but if Russian troops are doing the artilery strikes and stating they are firing on ISIS would the USA dare bomb Russian soldiers?  For the sake of ISIS aka FSA aka NUSRA aka CIA etc

Money Counterfeiter's picture
Money Counterfeiter (not verified) COSMOS Aug 5, 2015 1:41 AM

The Russians are being sent there to destroy classified information.  No one else here in the military? 

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

There seems to be an endless supply of stupid cunts of the male gender willing to go and fight in shit holes and risk their lives for their oligarch masters.

Die you stupid cunts, the lot of you fucking die, regardless of the side on which you fight. Where lies the true evil, the gutless psycopaths sitting in meeting rooms or the actual men doing the bidding and killing.

Bring on the asteroid.

Random's picture

You're an atheist so you can't talk in terms of good or evil. 

BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

What a stupid fucking statement. I believe the words exist in the dictionary regardless of my beliefs.

Try again Random - believer in magic and the suspension of the laws of physics. You can't win buddy as the laws of physics don't bend to the whiom of religious nuts cases.

TheReplacement's picture

That's pretty doable.  AKs exceptionally easy.

Calmyourself's picture

This is stupid, a short two days ago I was told Putin had given up on Assad, his access to the Med and blocking the NG pipeline, just given up..  Whats that,  Putin plays chess,  so not not giving up, ohh... Never mind..

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


This is stupid, a short two days ago I was told

at the end of a story about Turkish politics and Erdogan's power grab, that CIA-operated AFP reported on Erdogan saying, as quoted by the Daily Sabah, that

Putin had given up on Assad

Need I say more?

BTW, I totally agree with you that it's stupid.

Vincent.Vega's picture

> Drink a bottle of vodka then fieldstrip an AK47 in under 10 seconds.

Russians do not drink.

The only "Russians" known to the American public are the "Russian" immigrant Jews, who, instead of landing in Israel, chose to enjoy themselves in the States, where they organized the "Russian" mafia -- their names would be Boris, Aron, Adam, Benjamin/Veniamin, Daniel, David, Gena, Isaak, Mike/Moishe, Mark, Natan, Noah, Seva/Sheba (i.e. "seven"), surprisingly, Alik/Alec/Alexander (Alec-Sender/Shender) and, yes, Ivan/Evan, from Biblical "Eva" -- with their wives' typical names Alla, Anna, Julia, Nata/Natalia/Natasha (from Usher), Elena, Olga/Elga, Sarah, Tamara ("tamar" means "palm tree" in Hebrew).

Don't forget that names starting from EL/AL come from the cult of Saturn, whose other name is EL.



Poor American (read, Omeri-Cohen, i.e. Omer-Cohen owned) goyim slaves do not realize that they live right in the middle of Mordor. Omer is an ancient unit of measure used in the era of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.

What's the point in discussing Obama's citizenship, when his mom, Ann Dunham, is Jewish? Barak is a Jewish name.

Shoftim, Chapter 4: And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali. And she said to him, "Indeed the Lord, God of Israel, commanded, 'Go and draw toward Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun

DontGive's picture

Wowza, a new idiot on the block everybody!

Yttrium Gold Nitrogen's picture

Not sure about Russian forces, but you can certainly join Novorossian armed forces

steveharless's picture

Ask Edward Snowden...he would problably have inside information to give you on that topic

dicksburnt's picture

Steve, keep that up and I will piss in Lake Mead and ruin what is left of your drinking water.

stormsailor's picture

now that is witty, i may join you, wow this waters cold,  but not very deep

Macon Richardson's picture

Sailor, your comment is even wittier! Or is that "more witty?"

Vincent.Vega's picture

That would be a naive point of view.

Snowden is a CIA/Mossad operative, exposed by the Russians, who turned him into a media symbol with a sole purpose of trolling his masters.


MalteseFalcon's picture

During the cold war this move would end the Syrian gambit.  Not sure anybody is any smarter now.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Anyone looking forward to Russian and American troops fighting each other directly?

I'm not.

What say you Senator McCain?

mkkby's picture

What a bullshit story.  A general says his troops are ready to go where ordered.  That means EXACTLY NOTHING.

Hey, let me announce I'm ready to fuck any super model who makes herself available.  Doesn't mean it is any closer to happening.

Calmyourself's picture

War hero Mccain says he will wet start his Skyhawk in your face..  Then he'll produce some propaganda and give up some other info just to show you..

rbg81's picture

Someone in the Media should ask Obama and/or Hillary how that RESET thing turned out to be such a fuking disaster.  But they won't because the Media would never hold them accountable.  Plus, it would detract from giving them fellatio.

Icelandicsaga...............................................'s picture

I remember the day Anwar was killed..thinking someone wanted to kill off the adults and competition. Then they put in Mubarek until he was not useful anymore ..Mursi  an Obama CIA muppet.. the Egyptian military ...hard to tell ..either a player or stand by and watch the rest of the Arab world crackmup. Egyptians I have known are far more secular..they have tolerated the Coptics for hundreds of years..and when it appears the Taliban types are about to take control the military responds. Egypt has a stable bureaucratic class... and old families still have power..actually not a bad place to visit or do business until the USSA and or Western power brokers  have to stir things up. It is good the military retains some of its power..only concern is US StatevDept and this totally inept clueless vile administration trying to impose its idiocy on them..they will not stand for it..Obama in Kenya trying to impose ""gay rights""on them is in of THE  most embarrassing moments in recent US  relations with Africa. Obama is dangerous..if he believes his ow bullshit he will have us in war    soon..or at least make it difficult for the next guy 


rbg81's picture

Obama is dangerous in that his naive worldview is MORE likely to get us into WWIII.  Wouldn't that be a kick in the ass?  Of course, the Liberals and the Media would blame Bush for it all.

fallout11's picture

Blue and white striped telnyashka and/or blue beret is VDV (Russian air landing forces).  
Black and white telnyashka and/or black beret is Naval Infantry (Russian marines).

ramacers's picture

i suggested in a ZH post (as will ling) recently that vlad place a coupla divisions w/air cover in there and tell all mf'ers to come and get it.

i'm upping that to 5 divisions and really have it out.

Divine Wind's picture




Pipeline wars.


JohninMK's picture

Could be a lot of hot air. This is a 4 star responding to a Syrian journalist at a PR event celebrating 70 years since the Russian paras were created.

Seemed to me to be pretty much on message, we just do what the politicians tell us.

Just like US 4 stars, always on message, not sure who's sometimes tho'.


Paveway IV's picture

Seems more credible than an unknown Russian official's claim that Putin is ready to abandon Syria and thinks it's time for Assad to go. Syria itself might not be worth going to war over, but letting the U.S. and U.K. run amok and install their puppet governments in Iraq, Syria and eventually Iran has always been an issue. 

JohninMK's picture

Just released

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has no plans to send its military personnel to fight Islamic State militants in Syria or to join the coalition airstrikes against IS positions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

"This possibility is not on discussion agenda at all," Peskov told reporters in Moscow.

Peskov added that Syrian President Bashar Assad had never asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to Syria.

Read more:


Paveway IV's picture

What a coincidence - the U.S. also has no plans to send troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants. Just ask them.

BandGap's picture

What if he doesn't save Assad but makes a good showing?

This is another warm-up (training exercise) for the big show finale.

NoVa's picture

BEGUN, the Drone Wars Have

~  Yoda




realmoney2015's picture

No more war! This has almost nothing to do with the CIA created ISIS 'terrorist' group. This is about golbal control. Here is Trump saying that he bomb Syria to make our great oil companies some more money: 

Our military cannot keep us safe when they are thousands and thousands miles away. In fact, they are creating more enemies for America by the day. Imagine that a wedding party got bombed by a drone a few counties away fom your house. Entire towns across would signup to get revenge. This happens all the time, just on the other side of the planet!

BandGap's picture

I knew I missed something and there you have it - damned golbal control.

"Why do they ask me if I want to change the golbal template? I don't give a
damn about the golbal template. When I say no I do not want to change the
golbal template I get an other message asking the same thing and I am stuck
intill I say yes. Then why I say yet there is still some propblem where I
have to change the names of some files. Why to they ask if the can do
something when I am going to be forced to do it anyway untless I pull the
plug on the computer."


cowdogg's picture

Yes it is about global control, Israeli control of Middle East energy sources giving it control of most of the world.