Caught On Tape: Dramatic Footage Of Russia's First Airstrikes In Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

As we reported earlier this morning, at the “request” (whatever that means in the context of Russian politics) of Vladimir Putin, Russian lawmakers have approved airstrikes in Syria and unlike the rather deliberate pace of Washington’s efforts to rout ISIS, Moscow doesn’t appear to be wasting any time.

As CNN reports, Russia has conducted its first strikes near Homs after effectively warning the US to stay out of the sky. 

Russia has conducted its first airstrike in Syria, near the city of Homs, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday .

 

The Russians told the United States that it should not fly U.S. warplanes in Syria, but gave no geographical information about where Russia planned to strike. The senior official said U.S. missions are continuing as normal.

Yes, the “US missions are continuing as normal”, which means no one is doing much of anything and some CIA-trained proxy fighters are being pick-up-truck-jacked somewhere by al-Qaeda. 

In any event, here are the visuals which purport to show Russia’s first strikes on anti-regime targets:

And a few still shots:

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As a side note, Homs is not generally identified as being an ISIS stronghold, although the group did reportedly seize Al-Qaryatain in August:

And the Pentagon is already out trying to stir up the controversy (again via CNN):

But a senior U.S. administration official told CNN's Elise Labott the Russian airstrike near the city of Homs "has no strategic purpose" in terms of combating ISIS, which "shows they are not there to go after ISIL." ISIL is another acronym for ISIS.

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Looney's picture

Here’s the neocons’ dilemma: whose plane is going to get shot down in Syria - Saudi’s, UAE’s, or US’? Which one will produce more outrage amongst the Kardashian-watching public?

Decisions, decisions… Hmmm…  ;-)

Looney

Latina Lover's picture

Too obvious..... instead the Neocon's will cook up something else, along the lines that the Russians are bombing children, dogs, cats etc.  The Reality is that the USSA is too over extended to launch another war against Syria. Without boots on the ground, and the ISIS proxies destroyed, Amerika cannot win.

nuubee's picture

Insert joke about hope, change and "yes we can" here...

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Obama is probably not having a very good morning.

SWRichmond's picture

Couldn't have been the US or any US allies, I saw no one dressed for a wedding in the video.

Motasaurus's picture

Some of those guys looked incredibly white. Like, the kind of white that only comes from growing up in Northern Europe as a child of very white Northern Europeans.

WhyDoesItHurtWhen iPee's picture

Maybe some airline will fly a passenger plane over this area.

Keyser's picture

instead the Neocon's will cook up something else, along the lines that the Russians are bombing children, dogs, cats etc

I liked the scene in "Wag the Dog" where they blue-screened the little girl into a fire fight and added the cat in post-production for effect... I wonder if Speilberg or Cameron is producing this new episode in American gullibility.... 

The Black Bishop's picture

I just had a Wargazm! Fucking awesome! Russia doesnt half-ass shit like the US. From the smoke in the video it is obvious they hit some hardware. There were also some tankers there so I guess this might have been a refueling point for the barbarians.

 

And for everyone crying about collateral damage. If an army infiltrates a city, that city is fair game to get demolished. Collateral damage is acceptable. But then I guess the hypocrites might have forgotten about Fallujah (use of banned/illegal weapons aside).

pods's picture

From that video seems like the bombs at least landed in the right area.  All young men and beards.

Not a single wedding in sight.

pods

schatzi's picture

 

From that video seems like the bombs at least landed in the right area.  All young men and beards.

Not a single wedding in sight.

 

Yeah, but those weren't ISIS. Those were rebels. Not angels, I know, but miles apart from what ISIS represents and morally on an equal footing to Assad's troops. This isn't a war against evil, but a war to support Assad. Nothing wrong with Russia defending its geopolitical interests, but then people shouldn't criticize the US for doing the same (apart from its appaling effectiveness).

If Russia doesn't go in full scale, it will hardly remove ISIS and restore Assad hegemony, just a continuation of the same. All in or nothing.

Bumpo's picture

Assad has every right to defend his country. That includes getting help from his allies. Anything else is no one's business, especially the uninvited US\NATO goons.

Augustus's picture

Assad is not defending Syria.

Assad is a typical dictator on the way out who will destroy the country before leaving.

Bumpo's picture

... who was Freely and Fairly Elected TWICE since 2002 by 80% of the population. Turn off your TV 

Save_America1st's picture

7 minute statement by Putin about U.S. involvement and being the cause of all the war and destruction in the MENA.  Good stuff right there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=427&v=VbZDyr2LkdI

But of course our treasonous regime doesn't give a shit and will only keep on doing this until we end up in WWIII

FixItAgainTony's picture

Designate rebel as unlawful combatant and put the screws to them.  Worked splendidly for GWB, amirite?

Baby Bladeface's picture

You had no argument, and only screeching.

August's picture

No, no, no!

You haven't started thinking in post-Westphalian mode: everything that goes on, anywhere, is the business of the US MIC.

Just as Serbia has no rights to its borders, Syria has no right to self-defense.

CENTCOM rules, and "Assad must go."   Because USA.

OLD YELLER's picture

The US geopolitical interest is to rule the World, as in all of it, for the Ratschild Banking Mafia. Oh, and for freedom, democracy and whatever.

Jlasoon's picture

ISIS is fucked, Russia doesn't have our 'Rules of Engagement'. This should be over in a few weeks. 

USisCorrupt's picture

It's funny how the same red cresent moon trucks are the same ones that are being used in Jade Helm,Dave Hodge has shown the videos of the train cars filled with them, strange, very strange.

Beowulf55's picture

Dave Hodge is a fear monger and is full of shit.  Every time I left a comment asking for proof my comment was deleted by Dave Hodge.  If you don't agree 100% with Dave your comments will be deleted.  This guy is worse than Alex Jones when spreading rumor.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

The method here is to destroy pockets within the gov territory and expand outwards to the north and east. Have a truce and understanding with the Kurds of both Syria and Iraq and keep erradicating. Take away the profits and the vermin will scatter.

Take photos, names, fingerprints and start persecuting. Then, Obama and the war merchands would have to find another sandbox to play. (Pun intended)

researchfix's picture

Right, the attacks startet today, but the intelligence gathering started a long time ago.

Now there will be some priority targets and the closing of pockets.

Then moving out.

And the copters will step up Toyota orders.

 

Tarzan's picture

The US Dollar is on life support and Putin is outflanking the US Hegemony.

Imagine the optics of Putin routing ISIL in a few short weeks while the world watches, after seeing Obama spend billions "fighting" and loosing ground to them for the past year.

It's desperation time for the US as our hypocrisy is displayed for all the world to see and world support vaperizes.

The alliance lines are being drawn for World War, and the death throes of the Republic are at hand!

America is one huge bubble, built completely on false promises, waiting for the pin prick.  Suddenly, the influence of the USA over the World will disappear as we are exposed, and it's revealed we are Naked and POOR with no true allys!

chunga's picture

That's right. Ash Carter was just blabbing about what the "coalition" might do in response to the reckless Russians.

Coalition? What fucking coalition? It's USSA/Israel with their little vassal states nodding in approval. As usual France is especially gay. Bullies have no true allies.

researchfix's picture

The French have been, are, and will be cowards in the war business.

Maybe they are peace loving. But then kick out this Holland guy, which calls himself ´Socialist´.

farflungstar's picture

Rebels...LOL

Like the ones who are "carefully vetted" by USSA and then when they enter Syria, promptly join up with ISIS and give them their equipment?

How many times are you going to fall for that? There is no difference, just USSA cover story for re-supplying scumbag jihadists.

Gonzogal's picture

Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said. 

As a result, arms and fuel depots and military equipment were hit. ISIS coordination centers in the mountains were totally destroyed,” he added.

http://on.rt.com/6sod

 

Russian airstrike hit the rebel-held town of Talbisah north of Homs City. Talbisah is home to Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, hardline Islamist Ahrar al-Sham, and a number of other local rebel groups, all of which are active in local governance efforts in the area. Both Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have claimed a number of vehicle-borne IEDs (VBIEDs) in Homs City, located only 12 kilometers south of Talbisah.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2015/09/syria-thoughts-on-the-russian-air-s...

combatsnoopy's picture

Evelyn Farkas, the top US official on Russia resigns.  The next day, Russia moves in on Syria with an air strike.  
She, Victoria Nuland and Kerry can all stand on the front lines here.  

Ukraine is selling China nat gas now.  Siempra decided not to export gas?  I guess the US is going to spin this opportunity off in the form of McCarthyism and make it RUssia's fault.  

Stupid O'dumber, sanctions didn't work fool. 

Why is the U.S. even in Saudi Arabia?  Because the Arabs said they would finance the U.S. attacks on Syria according to John Kerry.  

KnightTakesKing's picture

Those British tanks are not for use against Russia. They are to use against the British people.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

Dust from pulverized concrete from bomb blast has that effect. Your probably too young to remember, but back in 1982 or 83 muzzies blew up a US Marines barracks in Lebanon, killing close to 200. I remember seeing the bodies being dragged out, you couldn't tell the racial differences {except for the big lips} because the bodies were covered in fine concrete dust from the explosion. I strongly doubt that any Europeans where there. Not saying they aren't elsewhere, just not in Homs

Osmium's picture

Dust from pulverized concrete from bomb blast.  Where else have I seen that?  Oh yeah, the Wolrd Trade Center.

BullyBearish's picture

Just saw Bloomturd's headline: "Russian Starts Airstrikes in Support of Assad".  When will see one of their headlines stating "U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia Increase Funding, Training and Logistical Support for ISIS".

Murf_DaSurf's picture

 

 

How about just Posting the Oil Pipeline Map ?

Iwanttoknow's picture

Lot of smart people think mossad had something to do with that.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Nah Nah Nah, those guys were just some white hispanics on vacation.

astroloungers's picture

they better stay outta egypt the

Antifaschistische's picture

It's always a tough day emotionally, for the guy that spends his life trying to look tough....when his narcissistic self image collides with the reality...that he, in fact is not tough at all when confronted with any resistance, and his only option is to curl up in the corner of the room and cover his crying eyes, humiliated seemingly forever....until the dust clears and his narcissism convinces him once again that he is a tough guy.......and the cycle repeats itself.

messymerry's picture

[Obama is probably not having a very good morning.]

Good!

;-D   

Syrin's picture

The lazy ass fucker is still probably in bed thinking about what he's going to spend our dollars on for lunch.

BarkingCat's picture

Obama does not give a shit. He probably does not even know much about what is going on. Between fucking up US economy, golf games
and getting humped by Reggie, there really is not much time for foreign policy.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Actually, the golf games are just a cover to spend some time with 'nice young men' in the 'clubhouse', doing gay, I mean, guy things.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

My bet is that Obama and the baboon are working on the decor of the post presidency ranch.

Typical of the "nouveau riche" to think that they can design and decorate on their own, resulting in a "Jewish Renaissance" helter skelter design.